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).
A device used for casting a shadow.