# How is Ayanamsa calculated?

The Ayanamsa Calculation is the difference between Tropical Zodiac Planetary Position and Sidereal Zodiac Planetary Position. The disparity between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs varies with the earth's precession every year. This distinction is known as "Ayanamsa" (sidereal difference). It can be determined by subtracting the tropical zodiac planetary position from the sidereal zodiac planetary position.

The tropical zodiac is based on the position of the sun at local noon during the equinoxes. These are the times when the north-south axis of the earth is perpendicular to the horizon, allowing us to see which way is north or south. Because the earth's rotation is not constant, local noon will pass before and after these points on the earth simultaneously.

So at any given time, there are places on Earth where the sun is rising and others where it is setting. The line that divides those locations into east and west is called the prime meridian. All around the world, countries establish their own as well; these are the lines on which they mark the hours on their clocks in the morning and evening. These hours are then divided into minutes and seconds, but they are also divided into two parts: civil and solar. Civil hours begin when the sun is above the horizon, while solar hours begin when the sun is exactly over the horizon.

## How do you know you have Ayanamsa?

The disparity between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs varies with the earth's precession every year. This distinction is known as "Ayanamsa" (sidereal difference). To get the sidereal length, subtract the actual Ayanamsa value from the tropical length of each planet.

The ascendant begins the first house in the Porphyry house system, which is a space-based house system, while the midheaven begins the tenth house. The region between the ascendant and the midheaven is then equally split into thirds.

## What is the Lahiri Ayanamsa in astrology?

There are several Ayanamsa systems used in Hindu astrology (also known as Vedic astrology), including the Raman Ayanamsa and the Krishnamurthy Ayanamsa, but the Lahiri Ayanamsa, named for its founder, astronomer N.C. Lahiri, is by far the most popular. It can be applied to both individuals and groups.

An individual's position within an Ayanamsa chart determines their birth characteristics as well as their future potential. The charts also reveal the strengths and weaknesses of an individual so that they may be better trained or equipped with the right tools for success.

The Ayanamsa system was first proposed by Dr. N.C. Lahiri in his book "Hindu Astrology". He developed an algorithm to compute detailed charts from the details provided in an individual's name and birth date. The Ayanamsa system has since been improved upon by other scholars, resulting in several different variations being published today. The version implemented at Astro.co.in is the Lahiri Ayanamsa.

In a personal Ayanamsa chart, the Lagna (the moon) represents one's personality, while the Dasha (planet) indicates how an individual fits into this world. These two factors combined determine an individual's fate and life path.

## What does Ayana mean in the Bible?

In Sanskrit, "ayana" means "goal, direction," or more particularly, "a good route" in one's life journey. According to some, the Biblical meaning is "in motion, arriving" (referring to Noah), while others suggest it means "divine spirit" in Hebrew.

The word "Ayana" appears twice in the Old Testament, first in Genesis 6:4 where it refers to the divine spirit that inhabited all living things at one time: "the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his face the breath of life..." The second appearance of the word is in Job 33:4 where it is used to refer to a road or path: "Can anyone guide me in my darkness, so that I may go along paths of safety?"

Ayana is also the name of an ancient city in Iraq. It was located near Nineveh and is mentioned several times in the Bible.

According to Dr. John H. Walton, Professor of New Testament Studies at Taylor University: "Ayana...is a variant spelling of the Hebrew word for spirit. This spirit would have been part of every person that lived during the time of Noah. Thus, the word 'Ayana' would have been common parlance among everyone who heard this story from either side of it."

## What does "mandala" mean?

The mandala is a diagram, chart, or geometric pattern in the New Age that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, but it was originally intended to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relationship to the universe. The term comes from Sanskrit, meaning "concrete reality," "actual existence," or "true form."

In Buddhism, a mandala is a diagram or map used in meditation to help focus the mind and still its wandering attention. Mandalas are used to guide meditators through the stages of insight into impermanence, suffering, and non-selfness, and toward enlightenment. They can be drawn by anyone, either in ink on paper or on the floor in walking meditation. The basic template for most Buddhist mandalas consists of a square representing the four directions with each direction containing three segments representing the three modes of transportation (water, land, air) along with two opposite corners that usually contain a deity.

In Hinduism, a mandala is a circular diagram used as an aid in meditation. Mandalas are often made using colored powder and water, but they may also be created using other materials such as sand or mud. A person who creates a mandala is called a mandala maker or simply a mandala artist.

People make mandalas for many reasons.

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