आपणास माझे लेखन आवडते आहे असे ब्लॉगला भेट देणारांच्या वाढत्या संख्येवरून वाटते. विषेशकरून कर्णकथेला वाचक पुष्कळ मिळाले. आपल्या प्रतिक्रिया जरूर मिळावयास हव्यात! त्याशिवाय लिहीत राहण्याचा उत्साह कसा टिकून रहाणार?
I changed over from Marathi to English for my comments on Shri. Oak's book recently. I continue to get readers but there are no comments! Wonder whether I am boring!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

I now have access to Voyager software. Making use of it, I tried to check the movement of Mars from Magha onwrdas for 'Vakra' and 'apasavya' movement. Readers are invited to take a look at the power point presentation I prepared.
One can see that Mars crossed the Ecliptic twice and also underwent the normal Retrograde-prograde movement at Chitra -Swati. Mars however did not cross Ecliptic at Magha or Jyeshtha as mentioned in Mahabharat but at other locations on the ecliptic.


Sameer Barve said...

Shri. Prabhakar Phadnis ji,

Great work. Can you give us deatils about the location from which this Mars movement was observed?

प्रभाकर फडणीस P.K. Phadnis said...

The location is Delhi. Like Oak I have assumed that Vyasa and Bhishma and Karna and others were observing the sky at Kurukshetra. So Delhi, available on Voyager was the choice. Shri. Oak has also used Delhi

प्रभाकर फडणीस P.K. Phadnis said...

All slides show position of Mars with reference to the Ecliptic. So they are really true for any location. Being a planet, Mars moves along the Ecliptic crossing it from time to time.