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Nakshatra


Names for Abhi-jita

brAhmaNa the 28th nakshatra

* one who has divine knowledge (sometimes applied to Agni)

a Brahman, a man belonging to the 1st of the 3 twice-born classes and of the 4 original divisions of the Hindu body (generally a priest, but often in the present day a layman engaged in non-priestly occupations

although the name is strictly only applicable to one who knows and repeats the Veda.

a Brahman in the second stage (between Matra and Srotriya), sacred or divine power, explanations of sacred knowledge or doctrine (esp. for the use of the Brahmans in their sacrifices)

Abhijita

The Victorious

Vega * alphae Lyrae


intercalary 22nd Nakshatra (old system)

28th Nakshatra (new system)

wikipedia Abhijit


ganesha: Lord of Obstacles and Beginnings. Basohli miniature, circa 1730. National Museum, New Delhi.

History of Abhi-jita Nakshatra

Abhijita = Vega * Victorious.

Vega called alpha lyrae is a major star in the constellation of Lyra

Vega civilization is famed for its celestial warfare

Abhi-jita nakshatra is an intercalendrical device that was created to bridge the gap between the solar calendar and the lunar calendar.

Abhijita has little-or-no predictive value. It is mainly used to schedule festivals.

However for purposes of intra-galactic commerce, locating Abhikjita nakshatra is also one way to find the transactional channel from Terra /Earth to Vega/Alpha Lyrae.


The intercalary Nakshatra Abhijit is used only when needed to balance the calendar

It is always necessary to balance the solar and lunar calendars for purpose of religious worship. All of the major world religions employ scholar-priests who specialize in liturgical calendars and their job to to measure the size of the gap-closing portion.

Technically, this gap-closing portion could be inserted anywhere in the solar circle of 360 degrees. In the history of Jyotisha, the location of the Abhijita portion has moved several times due to varying opinions of liturgical calendar designers.

Most recently, Abhi-jita has been inserted directly after 21-Uttarazadha and before 22-Shravana. Thus it matches the astronomical region of the Vega constellation which is far away from the ecliptic where most of the contributor civilizations are located. (However this visual distance does discount the foundational role that the Lyran civilizations have played in developing Terra.)

Abhijita = the inter-calary nakshatra.

Abhijita is a "filler" nakshatra used only for the * timekeeping * purpose of balancing the lunar calendar.

Aside from its role in timekeeping, at the level of personal experience, Abhijita has no predictive value.

  • Intercalaries, like the Gregorian leap year, are used only when necessary to balance the Traditional calendar.

  • Abhijit is used only when necessary for calendrical purposes.

for more info on intercalary conventions, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercalation_(timekeeping)

Valerie Roebuck, The Circle of Stars, p.101

"Abhijit's symbol is a triangle , or three-cornered hat."

"It consists of three stars which, unlike the other lunar mansions, are a long way from the ecliptic:

  • the bright white star Vega (Alpha Lyrae) and two other stars in the Lyre: epsilon and zeta Lyrae".

Vocabulary for Abhijita

Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon

Abhijit =

  • "victorious

  • born under the constellation Abhijit

  • A Soma sacrifice (part of the great sacrifice Gavam-ayana)

  • A star (Alpha Lyrae)

  • the 20th (or 22nd) Nakshatra

  • the eighth Muhurta of the day (about midday)"

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