The study of the Vedas requires a prerequisite understanding of the Vedangas and of Jyotisha, texts which explain time-keeping through a study of the movements of the Sun, Moon, and Earth along with other astronomical phenomena.


Not in terms of the number of zodiac signs, but unlike western zodiac signs that come from a Greek or Roman era, Hindu Dharmic zodiacs take into account both the lunar and solar cycle.

yes, the Hindu calendar “Panchanga” is a common sight in many Hindu households, this calendar can also be picked up a local Hindu mandir which nowadays has both calendar days in accordance to gregorian calendar and Hindu names to days of the lunar fortnight.

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