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In Vedic timekeeping, a ‘Tithi’ is a lunar day, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the moon and the sun to increase by twelve degrees.
More detailed values of the Vedic Calendar which bring to light the lunar days with reference to the twenty-seven lunar constellations (Nakshatras), the twelve signs of the zodiac (Rashis), and further dividsions of time, are not mentioned in this calendar.
Traditionally the Vedic Calendar is calculated with reference to exactly where the individual is situated, because time and distance scales in the Vedic Calendar are so precise.
calendars.globalgoodnews.com /vedic/vedic-calendar.htm   (466 words)

  
  Hinduism
It was used as a signifier not only of ethnicity but of Vedic religion as far back as the 15th and 16th centuries by such figures as Guru Nanak (the founder of Sikhism).
During the British Raj, the term's use was made standard, and eventually, the religion of the Vedic Hindoos was given the appelation 'Hinduism.' In actuality, it was merely a new signifier for a culture that had been thriving for millennia before.
The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/h/hi/hinduism.html   (5626 words)

  
 From Vedic Science To Vedanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This is the reason the Vedic gods could represent either the stars and the planets as well as the psycho-physiological centers within the body, or even the bricks in the altar.
The Vedic system seems to be a fully developed system and we do not have enough information on the earlier stages of Vedic thought to understand the developmental phases that led from an early science to the later Vedanta.
The Vedic system is based on the theory of the equivalence between the adhidaivika, the adhibhautika, and the adhyatmika.
subhashkak.voiceofdharma.com /articles/veda.htm   (7759 words)

  
 Astronomy
Some Vedic notices mark the beginning of the year and that of the vernal equinox in Orion; this was the case around 4500 BC.
In their Vedic Index of Names and Subjects, A.A. MacDonell and A.B. Keith cite the opinion of several philologists about a reference to a solstice in Magha in the Baudhayana Shrauta Sutra (as well as in the Kaushitaki Brahmana 19:3), to which the Shulba Sutra is an appendix.
Otherwise, one has to postulate that the Vedic hymns were composed by borrowing the contents of an earlier tradition of verse, composed at the time when the equinox was observed to be in Orion.
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 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It was used as a signifier only of ethnicity but of Vedic religion far back as the 15th and 16th by such figures as Guru Nanak (the founder of Sikhism).
Devotional songs called bhajans (written primarily from the 14th-17th centuries) kirtan (praise) and arti (a filtered down of Vedic fire ritual) are sometimes sung conjunction with performance of puja.
This is most likely the largely pastoral Vedic people and subsequent of Hindus throughout the centuries relied so on the cow for all sorts of products tilling of fields and fuel for that its status as a willing 'caretaker' humanity grew to identifying it as an maternal figure.
www.freeglossary.com /Sanatana_Dharma   (4537 words)

  
 The Order of Time: Personal - Religious Time.
He couldn't help being a miraculous avatar in the old vedic style to defeat the demoniac falsehood of priests and politicians.
The original vedic split of time proved itself incurable: there is no political solution for the time-problem.
From the early roman clepsydra's (waterclocks) there was a suggestion of time-similarity called cyclic time: each day would be repeated 'reincarnating' alike the other and that was an offense against the ever new redeeming quality of the Lord Himself who would be of progress and never return to Sodom and Gomorrah.
www.theorderoftime.com /personal/religioustime.html   (3894 words)

  
 A Journey To The Truth
For example, a well-known Rig Vedic hymn stemming from Hinduism states that "Truth is One, though the sages know it variously." This is in contrast with some beliefs of other religious traditions, where one must believe in God being one aspect and to totally reject or disdain other beliefs.
The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus.
The chief aim of the Vedic religion is to achieve moksha, or liberation, through constant dedication to satya (Truth) and eventual realisation of the atman (Universal Soul), held to be achievable by all, whether through meditation or pure love.
www.ajourneytothetruth.com /Hinduism.htm   (6661 words)

  
 SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM: CANTO 11 - CHAPTER 21
The purification derived from a mantra so follows the correct knowledge of it and the purification by a certain act so follows the dedication to Me; the religiousness is achieved by the six [as mentioned: the place, the time, the substance, the mantras, the doer and the devotional act] but the irreligious follows the contrary.
Those who are sworn to sense gratification cannot understand the confidential conclusion of Vedic knowledge as explained by Me. Taking pleasure in violence, they cruelly slaughter innocent animals in sacrifice for their own sense gratification and thus worship demigods, forefathers and leaders among ghostly creatures.
The Vedic meters are Gâyatrî, Ushnik, Anusthup, Brihatî, Pankti, Tristhup, Jagatî, Aticchanda, Atyasthi, Atijagatî and Ativirâth.
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 Books by David Ewing Duncan
The adventure spans the world from Stonehenge to astronomically aligned pyramids at Giza, from Mayan observatories at Chichen Itza at the atomic clock in Washington, the world's official timekeeper since the 1960s.
We visit cultures from Vedic India and Cleopatra's Egypt to Byzantium and the Elizabethan court; and meet an impressive cast of historic personages from Julius Caesar to Omar Khayyam, and giants of science such as Galileo and Copernicus.
Our present calendar system predates the invention of the telescope, the mechanical clock, and the concept of zero--and its development is one of the great untold stories of science and history.
literati.net /Duncan/DuncanBooks.htm   (692 words)

  
 Hinduism - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It hasbeen used in Hinduism since the early Vedic culture and is still widespread in theIndian subcontinent.
The chief aim of the Vedic religion is to achieve moksha, or liberation, throughconstant dedication to satya (Truth) and eventual realization of the atman(Universal Soul), held to be achievable by all, whether through meditation or pure love.
The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar tothe vast majority of Hindus living in the Indiansubcontinent, if not abroad.
www.myonlyebay.com /default.asp?t=Hindu   (5444 words)

  
 Celebrating the Vedic Calendar
The day with the quality of Creative Intelligence expressed by the name Mahã Lakshmi is associated with the quality of fullness, affluence—infinite intelligence and creativity that constitutes the nature of the Unified Field, which evolved the life of the entire cosmos.
In Vedic timekeeping, a 'Tithi' is a lunar day, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the moon and the sun to increase by twelve degrees.
More detailed values of the Vedic Calendar which bring to light the lunar days with reference to the twenty-seven lunar constellations (Nakshatras), the twelve signs of the zodiac (Rãshis), and further dividsions of time, are not mentioned in this calendar.
www.globalgoodnews.com /vedic-calendar.html   (482 words)

  
 South Asian Media Net
British Raj, the term's use was made standard, and eventually, the religion of the Vedic Hindoos was given the appelation 'Hinduism.' In actuality, it was merely a new signifier for a culture that had been thriving for millennia before.
In early Vedic periods, the established Brahmins began discriminating against young candidates for priesthood based on caste.
Vedic culture and is still widespread in the
www.southasianmedia.net /profile/india/ind_religion_folkhindiism.cfm   (4150 words)

  
 Vedic timekeeping Details, Meaning Vedic timekeeping Article and Explanation Guide
Vedic timekeeping Details, Meaning Vedic timekeeping Article and Explanation Guide
Vedic timekeeping Guide, Meaning, Facts, Information and Description
The current Kali Yuga (Iron Age) began at midnight 17/18 February 3102 B.C. in the proleptic Julian calendar.
www.e-paranoids.com /v/ve/vedic_timekeeping.html   (449 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Hinduism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It has its origin in ancient Vedic culture at least as far back as 2000 BCE.
It is the third largest religion with approximately 1.05 billion followers worldwide, 96% of whom live in the Indian subcontinent.
To the Hindu, this idea has been an active force in defining the 'Eternal Dharma.' It has been for Hinduism what the infinite Divine Self of Advaita is to existence, remaining forever unchanged and self-luminous, central and pervasive, in spite of all the chaos and flux around it.
www.ipedia.com /hinduism.html   (4683 words)

  
 ttgapers store - USA - Time and the Highland Maya - Barbara Tedlock - Product Details :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Having said that, she states that in her viewpoint, cultural anthropologists cannot really take a "neutral" stand with regard to the material they are studying; she cites the example of the students of musicology and linguistics, whose expertise is measured in terms of their virtuosity or fluency in the medium they are studying.
For the reader's information, a "timekeeper" is an individual who has been trained in the system of the Mayan calendar, understands the meaning of the days and can make predictions regarding whether certain actions are favorable or not at certain times.
Nevertheless, timekeeping was undeniably an important, even central, activity of the ancient Maya, and much of their history is unintelligible without reference to it.
www.ttgapers.com /module-ttStore-product-asin-0826313582-locale-us.html   (707 words)

  
 The Darian Calendar for Mars
A timekeeping system is at least as much a societal construct as it is an astronomical one, and to be practical for the full spectrum of society, including those who can't program a VCR, a timekeeping system should be as simple as possible and as symmetrical as possible.
In early Roman religion Mars was the god of vegetation and fertility, and his festivals signified the return of life to the land (this was before Rome became an imperial power, and Mars the farm boy got drafted into the army).
Additionally, it should be noted that Galileo's discovery of the four large moons of Jupiter in 1610 provided startling observational evidence that Earth was not the center of the universe, and that the Darian timekeeping system extends to the four Galilean moons of Jupiter.
pweb.jps.net /~tgangale/mars/mst/darian.htm   (6443 words)

  
 HINDUISM HERE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Arya Samaj is dedicated to returning to pure Vedic culture, but its rigorous timekeeping practices seem to bespeak a Western influence.
In “The Essence of Vedic Religion,” a booklet Pandit Ramlall gave to me, the author describes Vedic Hinduism as “a humanitarian religion” that “teaches us the essential unity of all creatures” since we are “but the different forms and shapes of that Supreme Lord” (Prasad 15).
The author also discusses the communitarian spirit of the Vedic religion; he states, “the chief aim of the society should be to look after the all around welfare of each and every individual” (15).
www.barnard.edu /religion/hinduismhere/Lal-article.html   (5103 words)

  
 The Germanic Lunar Calendar
Considering that northern India was a main centre of the Indo-European migrations, if not their point of origin, it may indicate that Indo-European Germanic tribes were also of the "full-moon starting" tradition.
In either case, the Vedic calendars divide the lunar month into two.
From new moon, waxing to full moon is called shuklapaksha, or "light half" and from the full moon, waning to the new moon is called krishnapaksha, "dark half".
www.bc-freehold.org /articles/calendar.html   (3945 words)

  
 Gobar Times Magazine (Environment for Kids Monthly) - Centre for Science and Environment
He was the first to discover that the Moon and the planets reflect the light from the Sun, and that the planets follow an elliptical (oval) orbit around the Sun.
In vedic timekeeping, a tithi is a lunar day, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the moon and the sun to increase by 12 degrees.
Tithis begin at varying times of the day and range in duration from approximately 19 to 26 hours.
www.gobartimes.org /20070131/gt_covfeature1.htm   (609 words)

  
 timekeeping - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 9 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word timekeeping:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "timekeeping" is defined.
Phrases that include timekeeping: disregard of timekeeping, indian timekeeping, the disregard of timekeeping, vedic timekeeping
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There are astrological records that originated in Babylon in 1645 BCE.
Other cultures, such as Egyptian and Greek developed timekeeping and calendar methodologies.
From the time man began to observe and track the world around him, he’s also contemplated his own relationship to the earth, stars, planets and elements around him.
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 Architecture Vedic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Vastushastra essentially deals with practice of architecture and building/construction science, but it touches every facet of life on this earth and the universe.
Vedic architecture -- Sthapatya-Veda -- tutorial on CD and Consultation services.
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 Hinduism - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
For common themes in Hinduism, the below "Links to Themes in Hinduism" and Hinduism II, have web pages that illustrate them.
The most popular means of expressing love for God in the Hindu tradition has been through puja, or ritual devotion, frequently using the aid of a murti (statue) in conjunction with the singing or chanting of meditational prayer in the form of mantras.
Shri Aurobindo Kapali Sastri Institute of Vedic Culture (http://www.vedah.com/org/index.asp)
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 Time
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Muhurtha Explorer is based on ancient Indian Vedic electional astrology.
TrayDay - date, calendar, week number and counter utility for the Windows tray, or Windows XP Notification area.
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