9 planets of vedic Astrology ( Navagraha )

Sūrya, Candra, Maṅgala, Budha, Guru, Šukra, Šāni, Rāhu, Ketu.

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Šalagrāma šīla

cakra-tīrthāvachchinna-gandaki-nadyutpanna-šīlāsu šālagrāma-pada-vācyā

Šālagrāma šīlas are obtained in Gandhakī / Cakra nadī river.

The origin of Gandhakī: North 27 27′ & East 83 56′

Gandhakī river join Ganga river in Bihar near to Bhavatyapura.

šālagrāma šīlas :

Jalaja – obtained from water

sthalaja – obtained from mountain side

šalagrāma literatures:

šalagrām-mahātmya

šalagram-parikṣa

šalagramarcana-candrika

šalagrām-mūla-lakṣana-paddhati

šalagrām-šīla-parikšaṇa-paddhati

Time scale : yugas, manvantaras …

Satya yuga = 4,800 celestial years / 1,728,000 human years

Tretā yuga = 3,600 celestial years / 1,296,000 human years

Dvāpara yuga = 2,400 celestial years / 864,000 human years

Kali yuga = 1,200 celestial years / 432,000 human years

/ Note : Kali yuga began on Friday, february 18. 3102. BC /

1 divya yuga = 4 yugas combined together ( Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali )

1 Manvantara = a lifetime of one manu ( consists of 71 X 4 yugas )

1 day of Brahmā =14 Manvantaras

1 month of Brahmā = 30 days of Brahmā

1 year of Brahmā = 12 months of Brahmā

A lifetime of Brahmā = 100 years of Brahmā = 1 Kalpa

There are 3 kinds of Kalpas mentioned in Brahma Vaivarta Purāṇa :

1. Brahma Kalpa

2. Varāha Kalpa

3. Pādma Kalpa

Chiefs of the serpents in vedic literatures

Ananta ( with 1000 hoods ), Vāsuki ( yellow with 700 hoods ), Kālīya, Dhanañjaya, Karkoṭaka, Takṣaka ( blue with 500 hoods ), Padma ( white with 300 hoods ), Airāvata, Mahāpadma ( blue with 500 hoods ), Šaḍakum, Šaṅkha, Samvaraṇa, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Durddhasa, Durjya, Durmukha, Bala, Mokṣa, Gokārmuka, Virūpā.