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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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  • 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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    Equality for women was a core part of the Indian culture and the Arundhati-Vasishta twin star system proves it.

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