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Saptarishi (Great Bear) Positions according to Varahamihira and Vateswara


Reference : Saptarishi Calendar,
See Also : Nakshatras, Grahas, Varas, Rasis, Masas, Rtus
Note : I am in the process of finding and verifying some original sources (Vishnu Puranam etc).. in order to clear up some matters. For eg : from the data below it appears that Kaliyuga Raja Vrttantam is counting “backwards” from Makha to Aslesha and that Vishnu Puranam is counting “forwards” from Makha to Poorvashada.
  • Saptarishi Position at the Time of Parikshit’s Birth and Yudhisthira’s Coronation : 74/75 years after Makha beginning : 3138 BCE
  • Saptarishi Position at 0 Kaliyuga : 3102 BCE
    • Aslesha (given : computed by author ): direction counting backwards by 25 years
    • Kaliyuga Raja Vruttantam
  • Saptarishi Position at MahaPadma Nanda (Chanakya): Poorvashada middle (observed):
  • Saptarishi Position at the beginning of the Saka Era referred by Varahamihira : (beginning 2526 years after Yudhisthira.. as calculated by Varahamihira, using the 100 year per nakshatra rule given by Vrddha Garga and quoted by Varahamihira).
    • We calculate Aslesha counting forwards.
    • We calculate Poorvaphalguni counting backwards.
      • Brihat Samhita
  • Saptarishi Position at the beginning of Saka Era referred by Vateswara :
    • Vateswara Siddhanta
    • 4000-3102 = 898 BCE
    • 4000 years corresponds to a movement of 42.3 nakshatras as per Vateswara; 42.3-27=15.3
    • This brings us to the beginning of Uttarashada (counting backwards).
    • This brings us the to the beginning of Uttarabhadra (counting forwards).

Saptarishi Position presently : Poorva Phalguni as per Vateswara, Hasta as per Varahamihira, counting backwards.

  • Arudra according to me.. just looking at the sky map,, I may be wrong
  • If Arudra is right then Bharata War is 58 centuries ago, not 51 centuries ago…
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Al Biruni : Kaliyuga , Saka Kala conversion


As per Al Biruni, 4000 Kaliyuga = 821 Saka Kala : Reference

That give us 3179 Kaliyuga = 0 Saka kala.

Kaliyuga 0 is 3102 BCE. (As accepted by many millenia of Indian Astronomers.)

Therefore 77 CE (AD), is Saka Era as per Al Biruni

4000 Kaliyuga is the basis of the karanagrantha used by Vateswara

His basis is Vatesvara’s Karanasara : Vatesvara, an ancient Kashmiri Astronomer, his Karanasara and Siddhanta : R.N. Rai, INSA

  1. 4000 Kaliyuga is the basis of the karanagrantha used by Vateswara. (See : Al Biruni : Kaliyuga , Saka Kala conversion)
  2. 3000 Kaliyuga must be the basis of the Karanagrantha used by Varahamihira.
  3. In terms of Vatesvara’s Saka Era, 3000 Kaliyuga is minus 179 Saka Era.
  4. This means 179 year before the Sakakarta considered by Vatesvara.
  5. 3000 Kaliyuga  was 427 in Varahamihira’s Saka Era.
  6. Therefore Varahamihira’s Saka Era started 606 years before Vateswara’s Saka Era.
  7. 1000 = 821-427 + x; x = 606;

See Also : How many kinds of Sakas (Eras) are there?

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Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

January 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Kaliyuga Antham, Dwapara Yugadi Feb 13th 2010..


As I was going through the Telugu and Kannada calendars for 2010, I found these interesting dates marked.

(See Also : How many kinds of Yugas are there? as well as Manus and Manvantaras.) Now, it is commonly known and accepted that the current year is 5110 of Kaliyuga and that on Ugadi of the next year ie on March 16th 2010, we will enter year 5111 of Kaliyuga. Its name in the 60th year cycle is Vikruti Nama Samvatsaram. (You can find all the year names here : Kalpas, Manvantaras, Samvatsaras ). We also know that Tamilians, Jains, Malayalis and others have their new years at different times of the year. (More : Tamil and Hindi Calendar Month Name Variations with Sanskrit (Telugu) Month Names)

What I was intrigued to find was that Feb 13th 2010 was marked as Kaliyuga antham and Haripada Punyakalam in the Telugu Calendar. That day is an Amavasya, Sravana Nakshatram. It is the last day of Magha Masam.  The previous day is Maha Siva Ratri and Kumbha Sankranthi.  (When the sun enters Kumbha Rasi).  The next month is Phalguna Masam.

In the Kannada Calendar I found Feb 13th marked as Dwapara Yugadi. There is a system in which the Yugas can be counted Kruta to Kali and Kali to Kruta.

I have given in this post the dates of Raivata Manvadi and Indra Savarnika Manvadi in the year 2009 as per Telugu calendar.

Further I found that Rudra Savarnika Manvadi is due on Aug 3rd 2010. It is also Aslesha Karthe , the beginning of the fortnight when the sun passes in front of the Aslesha Nakshatram. It is Ashada Krishna Ashtami, Bharani Nakshatram.

And Aug 17th has been given as the date of the Krutha Yuga Antham.

Telugu Calendar Used : created by Sri Sringeri, Sri Jagadguru, Mahasamsthana, Sri Matha Jyotisha Vidwan, Lanka Venkateswara Siddhanti, and Sri Dayananda Saraswathi and published by N.V. Gopal and Co.

Kannada Calendar Used : Bangalore Press

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Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

December 27, 2009 at 11:55 am

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