Many of you may wonder why there is a difference between our planet system and western planet system.
In the Western planet system, there are nine planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (which has been removed in this decade as a planet).
In Hinduism planet system is as follows, Surya: the Sun, Chandra: the Moon,Mangala: Mars, Budha: Mercury, Bṛhaspati: Jupiter, Shukra: Venus, Shani: Saturn, Rahu: Shadow body associated with the ascending (or north) lunar node and Ketu: Shadow body associated with the descending (or south) lunar node.
Before we go any further we need to understand how a planet has been defined in both the systems. The definition of a planet is defined by a team of scientists inside a room in the western planet system. If a new batch of scientist changes in the definition then it will be changed.
So the reliability on the planet system is not stable in the case of the western planet system but in the case of Hindu planet system, it is defined by the space objects effect on us and the Earth.
The Hindu planet system has been followed for more than 2000 years and no one can change it.
The current definition of a planet in the western planet system is as below,
a planet is a celestial body which:
- is in orbit around the Sun,
- has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and
- has “cleared the neighbourhood” around its orbit.
If you start looking deeply you will start seeing science in each and every aspect of Hindu life.
Our ancestors are not superstitious they were scientists. As our knowledge has been burnt and stolen during wars we have lost our ancestor’s knowledge.
Just because we don’t have, it doesn’t mean we have lost everything. Our ancestors have shaped our life in such a way that use their knowledge in our day to day life. Starting from our homes, work and temples. We just need to figure it out.