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SAMRAT YANTRA: Equatorial Sundial


TRADITIONAL USE AND DESCRIPTION

This instrument is an equatorial sundial that illustrates the daily and yearly movement of the Sun.

This instrument consists of a triangular base (gnomon1 ) that is lined up north--south to the local meridian, with quadrants on either side. The top surface of the gnomon, the hypotenuse of the triangle, points directly to the North Star and the North Pole of the celestial sphere. The top surface of the gnomon is parallel to the axis of the Earth, and the plane of the quadrants is parallel to the plane of the Earth's equator. The sides of the gnomon are marked with special lines that indicate the angle of the Sun at the winter and summer solstice and at the spring and autumn equinox. These lines continue as parallel lines on each of the quadrants. There are seven parallel lines on the quadrants that account for 12 rising Zodiac Signs.

This instrument determines the local solar time as well as the rising Zodiac Sign that the Sun is in. It also determines the winter and summer solstice and the spring and autumn equinox.


VEDIC INFLUENCE--THE VIEW OF MAHARISHI VEDIC SCIENCESM

Viewing this yantra creates an influence in the physiology that provides the physiology with a constant reference, allowing for accurate measurement of the quality and quantity of influence produced in the physiology from the movement of the planets around the Sun and the movement of the Earth on its axis. The quantity of influence in the physiology will be due to the movement of the planets around the Sun (whether far from or near to the Earth), whereas the quality of influence in the physiology will be due to the movement of the Earth on its axis (day and night).


1 A device used for casting a shadow.

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