Category: Musings

03
Feb
2021

Śivarātri Saṅkalpa

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Śivarātri

Saṅkalpa in this context means a solemn vow or determination to perform any ritual observance. The declaration…

03
Feb
2021

Śivarātri General Procedure

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Śivarātri

Procedure You are required to observe a fast on the day of Mahā Śivarātri. The very detailed…

01
Jan
2021

Sankranti

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sankranti

Saṅkrānti #1: Introduction
संक्रान्ति saṅkrānti » Solar ingress into a vedic sign is called saṅkrānti but this is not limited to the Sun alone as is popularly believed. Passage of the sun or a planet from one sign or position in the heavens into another is the jyotiṣa meaning of saṅkrānti.

The word is composed of सं+क्रान्ति (saṅ+krānti) m.
① going from one place to another » like chara and is an important aspect of gochara. […]