Hindu new years day
jaybee at TM.NET.MY
Tue Jan 26 11:26:39 EST 1999
At 05:23 PM 1/26/99 +0100, you wrote:
>>> We have Visakha for Murugan.
>>> Purba for Devi.
>>And ONam for tirumAl (viSNu).
>>One of the pattuppAttu (such as maturaikkAJci) mentions
>>something like "the one born on ONam star".
>>tiruvAtirai star is associated with Sivan ...
>Could you give astronomical identifications of the stars you mention, please!
>Georg v. Simson
Vishakha is a sub-constellation falling in two signs
of the zodiac. Three-quarters of it are in Libra and one-quarter
in Scorpio. The main stars in Vishakha are Beta and Gamma
Librae and Delta Scorpionis.
Purba is otherwise known as Puuram in Tamil. It
falls in Leo. The main stars going into this make up the body
of the Lion beyond the head and shoulder. The main stars are
Zosma-Delta Leonis and Coxa-Theta Leonis.
ONam or SravaNa is a subconstellation which occupies
the central four-ninths parts of Capricorn. Omega and Theta
Capricornis together with some minor stars make up this
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