Dhanishtha: Identification & Implications

A reader from Canada wrote ( I am restating his comments, for brevity)… “I am reading your blogs on ‘Fall of Abhijit’ with  great interest.  Either I missed it or you have never specifically stated what you consider as location/star of Dhanishtha.  I have read a paper by Prof. Achar where he identifies nakshatra Dhanishtha…

A reader critiques, Author responds – Part 3

Shri Phadnis writes, after reading ‘Part-1’ of this series, here A reader critiques, Author responds – Part 1 “What is your justification to call Dhanishtha as younger syster of Rohini? and also to be called Devi? Why do you claim that Bhrahma created time ‘after discussing with Skanda? In fact the first three shlokas are what…

A reader critiques, Author responds – Part 2

I promised, at the end of my previous blog article in this series, to describe the significance of competition between Dhanishtha & Abhijit. Readers can access it here https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/tale-of-two-nakshatras-abhijit-heather/ — Shri Phadnis writes, after reading ‘Part-1’ of this series, here https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/a-reader-critiques-author-responds-part-1/ “What is your justification to call Dhanishtha as younger syster of Rohini? and also…

Tale of two Nakshatras – Abhijit & Heather

“Tis true without lying, certain and most true. That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below.” – Isaac Newton “Celestial = Terrestrial” (prerequisite: deep understanding of allegories & analogies) — Terrestrial nakshatra, Heather Dorniden, fell down during the race, recovered quickly and won…

Critique of my book by Shri Prabhakar Phadnis

Shri Prabhakar Phadnis sent me the summary of his critique of my work and I am posting it as is. I have responded to many, but not all, of the issues raised by him, previously, via numerous blog articles. I request readers to read blog articles written by both Shri Prabhakar Phadnis and by me.…