[INDOLOGY] 'Vedic' astrology

Bill Mak bill.m.mak at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 20:45:06 UTC 2016

Martin, not exactly. This was precisely my point. Dikshit did refer to horoscopy under Vedic astrology. See “Jātaka branch of astrology” under “Atharva jyotiṣa” in the section Vedaṅga (Vol.1 p.97-98). Things might have come to the forefront in recent time, but such ideas have certainly been around.


> On Nov 15, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se> wrote:
> Just to clarify (since I was the one to mention the recent origins of the term as used today): what is new, and to the best of my knowledge began in North America, is the use of 'Vedic astrology' to describe the Indian version of horoscopic astrology, or horāśāstra. I may be wrong, of course, but I have never seen any publication by an Indian practitioner prior to the 1990s referring to his (or, occasionally, her) art using that phrase, whereas today it is rampant.
> Martin
> Den 2016-11-15 kl. 21:09, skrev Bill Mak:
>> Since Dikshit’s work first came out in Marathi 1896, the idea of Vedic astrology certainly cannot be said to be new.
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