The Moon has 27 wives; they’re the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi and spouse Panchajani (Virani). These 27 sisters had one brother and that brother is Abhijit Nakshatra. Abhijit Nakshatra begins from the final quarter of Uttarashada and ends on the first 1/15th phase of Shravana. Abhijit is the Sanskrit identify for Vega, the brightest star within the northern constellation of Lyra.
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Surya Prajnapti mentions that the winter solstice (Makara Sankranthi) begins when the Sun and Moon have been along with the primary level of Abhijit Nakshatra: that individual level of the elliptic which was 177:55:10 levels east of the star “Zeta Piscium” and that the five-year cycle of the Vedic Calendar was then taken to begin from that interval.
The solely time Abhijit is used is for Muhurta. Abhijit (Lorded by Mahavishnu) signifies the path through which the Sun (i.e. photo voltaic system) is precessing within the universe and in Krishna marga Shri B V Raman says Abhijit Nakshatra faces west. Hence, it represents the attention. (Chakshyur) of the zodiac. Aratus, a Greek Astronomer, opined that Hercules (derived from Hari-Kulesa i.e. Vishnu) the celestial constellation was a stranger. Hercules Greek identify is meant to be Abhijit. Vishnu Gayatri teaches that the Sun’s, the signification of the person soul (Microcosm) common aim of and is continually shifting in the direction of the Creator and the Universal Soul (Macrocosm).
Abhijit means “Victorious” or “the one who cannot be defeated”. In Bhagavad Geeta, Krishna stated that He was Shiva amongst Rudras; He was Arjuna amongst Pandava and He was Abhijit amongst Nakshatra Classical Vedic texts point out Abhijit as one of the crucial auspicious time for doing any auspicious exercise excepting travelling to the southern path. Its deity is Lord Brahma. Some Vedic texts additionally point out that 28 minutes earlier than and 28 minutes after midnight clock (a.m. and p.m. each) is named Abhijit Muhurtah too.
Various researches have been carried out in regards to the existence of Abhijit Nakshatra. This Nakshatra is current in historic Vedic literature however will not be seen in these texts after the Vedic interval. However, as per the current affiliation of stars with these Nakshatras, a number of of them are so far as 25º away from the ecliptic whereas Moon travels solely about 5º on both facet of the ecliptic. A analysis was carried out by 2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai claims that after finding out the sky sample of 3500 BC to 2005 AD they recognized that Moon’s path was closest to the utmost variety of Nakshatras round 3000 BC. Abhijit Nakshatra might have been a supernova that existed throughout that point.
Yajur Veda and Atharvana Veda each point out Abhijit as a Nakshatra after Uttara Ashadha and earlier than Shravana.
Maharshi Vyas has recorded in Mahabharat, Vana Parva (Chap.230, Verses 8-11), a dialogue between Indra and Skanda whereby it’s acknowledged that:
“Contesting against Abhijit (Vega), the constellation Krittika (Pleiades) went to ‘Vana’ the Summer Solstice to heat the summer. Then the star Abhijit slipped down in the sky. At that time, Dhanishta was given the first place in the list of Nakshatras. Rohini was also the first some time back. Now you decide what to do.” stated Indra.
This dialogue exhibits that when Indra went to Summer Solstice, Vega began falling. Many students have ridiculed this concept of Star Falling; however now it’s proved by trendy astronomy that it was a proven fact that 12,000 years B.C., Vega slide all the way down to the horizon from the heights of the sky, to turn into a pole star.
Between 21,800 and 20,840 years B.C Krittikas have been on the Summer Solstice. Maharshi Vyas has recorded in Mahabharat, Vana Parva (Chap.230, Verses 8-11), a dialogue between Indra and Skanda where-in it’s acknowledged that, Contesting towards Abhijit (Vega), the constellation Krittika Pliedes) went to “Vana” the Summer Solstice to warmth the summer season. Then the star Abhijit slipped down within the sky. At that point Dhanishta was given the primary place within the record of Nakshatras. Rohini was additionally the primary a while again. Now you resolve what to do,” stated Indra.
This dialogue exhibits that when Indra went to Summer Solstice, Vega began falling.
Courtesy: Modern Astrology