" 12Jyotirlingas, are these temples signify the 12 astro rashis of Indian horoscopes?
- Amrita VargabhLv 5vor 5 Jahren
Not at all. the twelve astro rashis are the 12 zodiac signs. A zodiac sign is a creation of human imagination by drawing imaginary lines between a few stars which appear to be lying close to each other on a plane surface in the sky. But those stars are actually hundreds of light years ( a light year means the distance covered by moving at a speed of 1,86,000 miles per second for so many years) away from each other both horizontally and vertically and have no relation, as such, between those stars. The zodiac sign, being an imaginary body does not have any homogenous existence and is not a body formed by nature. Therefore the so-called effects of a planet being in such an imaginary house is also imaginary and not real.
Therefore, it is clear that the Jyotirlingas do not signify the 12 rashis. Moreover religion and astrology are two different subjects and have no relation between the two subjects. People in our countey have a misconception that astrology is an integral part of and/or approved by religion. The fact, however, is otherwise. Astrology and religion are completely two different subjects. Astrology originated in Babylon. When astrology came to India from the middle-east countries, it was rejected by our sages on the ground that it is not useful to human life and society. The Vedas and the Upanishads condemned it stating that it takes a person to the darkest regions of ignorance. Srimad Bhagbat Gita teaches us to have faith on one's own self and on God alone. Religious texts irrespective of faith, creed or class do not deal or deliberate on stars and planets or the methods of calculation of human destiny from those inanimate objects in the sky. Great religious teachers, sadhus and saints such as Sankaracharyya, Madhabacharyya, Ramanuja, Mahavira, Gautam Buddha, Chaitanya Dev, Guru Nanak, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Guru Ramanand, Sant Kabir, Tailanga Swami and also great Tantric sadhaks like Bama Khsyapa, Kamalakanta and others did never preach or advice people on the basis of such faith. Goutama Buddha prohibited his disciples to study, preach or practice on the basis of such faith. Guru Nanak Ji openly condemned it. Swami Vivekananda condemned it being a weakness of the mind and asked people to be brave and face life with faith on one's own self and on God alone.
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