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How Modern was Ancient Indian Astrology? Find out more about Indian marriage and Twin Star system!

Ancient Indian marriages still include Astrology of natural science

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Twin Star System. Wikimedia Commons
  • About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago ancient Indians were able to recognize the 15th brightest object in the sky, the Antares twin star system
  • Ancient Indian marriages are a complete amalgamation of Astrology of natural science.
  • Indian tradition, the groom, and the bride are only considered married when they complete a ritual of seven rounds and vows in the presence of fire

What took so long for the scientists to discover as “double star” with the help of scientifically advanced instruments, our ancient rishis identified that thousands of years ago. Two tiny spots in the sky as a twin star system and named it Arundhati-Vasistha.

Therefore the bottom line is that Indians were advanced and about 5,000 to 7,000 years ago ancient Indians were able to recognize the 15th brightest object in the sky, the Antares twin star system. Today, what we know as Mizar is known as Vashista as well as Alcor is known as Arundhati in traditional Indian astronomy.

Ancient Indian Marriage

The pratha or the custom that was quite popular in the ancient time, in the Indian tradition; still has a lot of significance attached to it and it continues with a wide range of ceremonies (involving Lagna Patra, Rokna, Sagaai, Bhaat, Abhishek, Sangeet, Aashirvada, Kanya Daan, and Grihaparvesa of a new bride to her home).

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In Indian tradition, the groom and bride are only considered married when they complete a ritual of seven rounds and vows in the presence of fire (Agni ko saakshi maan kar liye gaye saat phere).

Ancient Indian marriages are a complete amalgamation of Astrology of natural science.

Ancient Indian Marriages. Wikimedia Commons
Ancient Indian Marriages. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Twin Stars: Arundhati and Vashista

Arundhati star has its significance during the Indian wedding, especially south Indian Wedding as according to Ancient Indian belief, Arundhati and Vashista are considered as husband and wife. There is a ritual in which groom shows bride double stars of Vashishta and Arundhati and the reason behind this ritual is to bring close to the newly wed couple.

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According to the Hindu mythology, Vashishta and Arundhati are considered a married couple. They symbolize marital fulfillment and loyalty. Between Arundhati and Vashista one star is always observed stationary and the other rotates around it.

A clear depiction of how a husband or wife should not dance to the tune of the other was demonstrated by ancient Hindus 5000+ years ago, using a star system, that too a perfect one in twin rotation form, without any modern telescope!

– prepared by Shweta Maheshwari of NewsGram

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The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater -- 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater -- 12 per cent of the global total.

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Global groundwater depletion - where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally - increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India's rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period. Pixabay

As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.

Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid.

This number is expected to go up to five billion by 2050, said the report titled “Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019”, released to mark World Water Day on March 22.

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Pure water droplet. Pixabay

Physical water scarcity is getting worse, exacerbated by growing demand on water resources and and by climate and population changes.

By 2040 it is predicted that 33 countries are likely to face extremely high water stress – including 15 in the Middle East, most of Northern Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Spain. Many – including India, China, Southern Africa, USA and Australia – will face high water stress.

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Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid. Pixabay

Global groundwater depletion – where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally – increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India’s rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period.

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The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater — 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater — 12 per cent of the global total.

The WaterAid report warned that food and clothing imported by wealthy Western countries are making it harder for many poor and marginalised communities to get a daily clean water supply as high-income countries buy products with considerable “water footprints” – the amount of water used in production — from water-scarce countries. (IANS)