Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on March 26, 2004

nv-gRH puujaa ALLEVIATES

In the study of SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE which is called in sNskRUt language is named as veD, one learns that all creations are affected by the goodness and evilness of the nine gRHao (planets)...This knowledge is detailed in jyotish-shaasTR which is one of the 6 veDNgaa (appendix to veD) and is popularly called astrology in current times....

In one's birth horoscope called kuNDli the nine planets are stationed in the 12 houses of the birth horoscope by the time and place of one's birth on this planet earth....and this relative stations of planets forecasts the happy and non-happy periods in one life from birth to death including all the interactions with one's fellow relations....

By the way in jyotiSH-shaasTR and veD what we called rvi is one of the planets and is confused with sun which is a star or nKSTR....suARy or what is translated in English as sun is one of the forms of aGNii translated as fire...aGNii is a shk`ti  (inherent power) of creator bRH`m whose primary function is to empower all creations to consume and assimilate other creations as food and sustenance....aGNii was mind-born of bRHmaa-Daev who is the grandfather of all creations in the universe....aGNii has the following forms: akaar, ikaar, hukaar, suAR`y and rvi and acts in the universe as bhaaskr that is one which gives light, Divaakr that is one that illuminates everything in the universe and divskr that is one who creates the time span called a day....

From times immemorial the astrologers have claimed that they know how to avoid to ill-effects of the planets on human life and these days these astrologers make a living and a fortune in that trade....However, vshiSH`TH-muni in mHaa-raamaayAN states that nobody can eliminate or mitigate the effects of planets on the human life.....whatever that is destined of the planet one shall partake......

Over the next few weeks the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter will be arranged in a line stretching from the western horizon to high in the eastern sky.  This is a rare celestial even occurring only once or twice every 10 years.....If YOU know the significance of this planetary even from jyotish-shaasTR angle please share that knowledge on this PVAF web site with your fellow humans by clicking on the POST A COMMENT in the header of this news item and writing as much as you can share....

Further information on this planetary event can be obtained by clicking on the next line and reading a news report on this event from NASA WEB SITE or visit the NASA WEB SITE by clicking on the red hilite.....

'Fab Five' Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky

Like a busy urban family, planets rarely get together all at once. Later this month, however, the five so-called naked-eye planets -- Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn -- will reunite in the night sky, giving spectators a unique chance to see Earth's closest companions in one easy sitting.

The gathering will be visible every night for an hour after sunset, beginning around March 22 and lasting about two weeks. While other viewing opportunities will take place over the next few years, both at dawn and dusk, this one is not to be missed.

Artist's concept of 5 planets aligned Image right: This illustration shows where the five naked-eye planets and the Moon will lie in the sky just after sunset on March 22. The view is looking toward the western horizon. Saturn will be visible almost directly overhead. Jupiter, not pictured here, follows the line of the planets but is almost to the eastern horizon. Both maps on this page were made for a latitude of 34 degrees north, where Los Angeles resides, but the planets will similarly appear in a line across the sky from all locations. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL.

"This particular planetary grouping will quite possibly offer the best nighttime views until 2036," says Dr. Myles Standish, an astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

For early risers, there will be another chance to see all five naked-eye planets together just before sunrise in December of this year and early January 2005.

Since ancient times, the naked-eye planets have intrigued and inspired onlookers all over the world. But only sporadically, usually every few years or so, do their orbits take them to the same side of the Sun. When this happens, the planets stretch across the morning or evening skies depending on which side of the Sun they reside. More rare are planetary alignments in which the five planets assemble in a very small corner of the sky.

"Every so often the five visible planets will collect on one side of the Sun," says Standish. "Only when conditions are right, will they all be clearly visible at either dusk or dawn."

The Details

To catch the planetary get-together, you'll need a good view of the sky, free of buildings and bright city lights (you should still be able to see the planets through urban light pollution). The show begins around March 22 and lasts through early April, when Mercury fades from sight. The finest views will take place during the last 8 to 10 days of March.

Artist's concept of 5 planets aligned up

Imag abovet: This illustration shows where the five naked-eye planets and the Moon will lie in the sky just after sunset on March 29. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL.

Begin by looking to the western horizon each evening just after sunset. Seated in a row up and across the sky will be Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn. Saturn will lie almost directly overhead. Following the line of the planets, Jupiter will be close to the eastern horizon. Together, the planets will span about 135 degrees. About an hour after dusk, Mercury will dip below the western horizon.

The Moon will also be attending the festivities, mingling through the planets in an orderly fashion. On March 22, it will take a seat next to Mercury, and then climbing up the night sky, it will end its tour on April 1 right above mighty Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. As the Moon slides from planet to planet, it will grow in size from a slender crescent to a nearly full circle of white.

Note that Venus is currently brighter than usual because of where it lies in relation to Earth and the Sun.

The Moon and planets will appear to follow nearly the same path through the stars. This is because their orbits around the Sun occupy planes that are close to that of Earth's orbit. The plane Earth moves in is called the ecliptic.

If for some reason you miss the "Fab Five," another set of orbiting bodies will soon make a grand debut. In April and May of this year, two naked-eye comets, C/2001 Q4 and C/2002 T7, will grace the twilight skies. To spot the cosmic balls of dust and ice look to the west at dusk or dawn. A pair of binoculars will help to initially locate the comets because they may be slightly washed out by the Sun. On May 12 to 16 look out for a mini-reunion with the naked-eye planets, when comet C/2001 Q4 lines up with Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.

Whitney Clavin
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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#1 Posted by Himanshu Prajapati on 5/13/2004
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