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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Astrology The Agni Purana


The Agni Purana next gives a lot of information on astrology. It states whenmarriages should take place and when they should not. For example,
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marriages are never to be held in the months of Chaitra and Pousha or under the signs of Libra or Gemini.
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If one is going on a trip, then Friday is the best day to start on.
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Medicine should not be taken if one of the nakshatras (stars) Pushya,Hasta, Jyeshtha, Shravana or Ashvini is not in the sky. If one wishesto have a bath after recovering from an illness, then Saturday is thebest day for such a bath.
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The first time a child’s head is shaved should never be on Tuesday or a Saturday.
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Ears should bepierced on Wednesday or Thursday.
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New clothes should not first be worn on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
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A new house should not be entered into the months of Chaitra,Jyeshtha, Bhadra, Ashvina, Pousha or Magha. It is best to reap grainon a Wednesday.
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Dhanvantari was the physician of the gods and he taught Sushruta theart of ayurveda (medicine). The Agni Purana now describes what thesage Sushruta had learnt, that is, the treatment for various diseases.This does not simply mean the treatment of human illnesses. There isa section known as viksha ayurveda, which describes what tree areto be planted where. It describes how a garden is to be constructedand maintained.
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The chapters on medicine also describe the treatment of elephants,horses and cattle. The mantras (incantations) which are the remedyfor snake poison are also related.Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha( Let noble thoughts come from every side) – Rg Veda

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