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Comparison of Vedic period star name identities from R. H. Allen’s "Star names- Their lore & meaning" of circa 1899 with "Names of Stars from the period of Vedas" from 1999.

Tula or Vrishchika (Libra/Scorpio)



- The picture shows nakshathra’s Vishaaka(75% in Tula and 25% in Vrischika) Anuraadha( 100% in Vrishchika), Jyeshta (100% in Vrishchika), Moola (100% in Dhanu) and Poorva ashaada( 100% in Dhanu).

- Identity of Vishaka as ZubenelGenubi has already been dicussed. R.R.Allen identifies Anuradha as Scorpio-b,d,p (Ref-1, page275). Balakrishna also identifies Anuradha as Scorpio-b,d,p, With Daschubba –Scorpio-d as the best candidate.

- Identity of Jyeshta as Antares Scorpio-a,s,t (Ref-1 page 366) is same for R.H.Allen and Balakrishna. However, Antares does not fall in Jyeshta range 16h42m to 17h36m of the ecliptic. It falls in the Anuradha range of 15h49m to 16h42m at 16h25m.

- R.H.Allen identifies Moola (or Vischruta) as Shaula, Scorpio-35l,34u, (Ref-1, page 370) where as, Balakrishna calls Ophiuchus-42q as Moola. While Shaula is 12 degrees south of Ecliptic, Ophiuchus 42 q is within 2 degrees of ecliptic. While Shaula is marginally in the Moola range of 17h36m to 18h29m, Ophiuchus 42 q is not in this range.



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