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Measuring the Universe

The Vedas are like a chest full of treasure, brimming with precious words. The words are precious because they not only talk about living a good and wholesome life but also tell us how to go about living it, the best way humanly possible. So, it is only obvious that Jyotish Shastras is a big part of the Vedas; 4,00,00 verses to be precise.

Got to respect the patience and perseverance of our ancestors!

Fun Fact:  Vedanga means ‘a part of the Vedas’

It comes from Ved (Vedas) + Ang (a part of)

According to the Hindu scriptures and mythology, Vedic astrology was propounded by the creator, Lord Brahma himself. It seems befitting that the creator of the Universe would himself provide tools to his living creations to study his inanimate creations so that they could use this knowledge for leading a better life.

Thank God for that. Literally!

Studying just the astronomy behind Vedic astrology is by itself very interesting because it gives us an insight into a world more ancient than Yo Grandma!

Let’s embark on a magical journey of human effort to measure the Universe.

There are 3 branches of Vedic astrology-

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SIDDHANTA 

This most ancient branch of astrology is also called Ganita, literally meaning Mathematics. It basically deals with the chores of Astrology. Studying and recording planetary movements, their positions, solar and lunar eclipses, is a part of Siddhanta.

JATAKA (also called HORA)

It involves studying and interpreting the horoscope of an individual. It describes the circumstances of the birth and death of a person and everything in between job, family, friends, success, failures and more.

The term Hora is applied to –

Jataka– Natal astrology 

Muhurta– To select an appropriate time for commencing a task

Mundane – Events that affect nations and planets

SAMHITA

Digest and collection of codes or rules of any branch of knowledge are called Samhita. This branch of astrology deals with codified rules applied directly for predicting and describing the events. It is interesting to know that there are many forms of astrology, prevalent worldwide, which do not involve the birth chart of individual or place. Palmistry, Shakun Shastra, Prashna chart, Palm Leaf reading, etc. are examples of what are all studied and predicted through under the Samhita branch of astrology.

THE GEOCENTRIC SYSTEM

Remembering the kindergarten wisdom, “Sun rises in the east and sets in the west”?

That’s wrong! The earth spins on its tilted axis around the Sun so the Sun ‘appears’ to rise in a direction labeled as the east.

The human tendency is to refer to objects in relation to oneself. While traveling in a train, we ask, “Which station is coming up next?”

No station is coming up to us, our train is moving to the next station, which remains where it is located. Even the landscapes that ‘pass us by,’ do not pass us by. Our train passes by them. Similarly, we feel stationary on our beautiful, fast-spinning planet.

And thank Lord Brahma for that! I can hardly stand carnival rides, imagine being aware of spinning at a mind-boggling speed of roughly 1600 km/hour.

Our stationary perspective makes the sky seem to spin around us in a highly confusing manner so our Vedic ancestors came up with a brilliant tool to study and make sense of these complicated movements. They assumed that the Earth was the center of the Universe.

Eureka! The geocentric system of the Universe was made. It simply assumes that all the other satellites, planets and stars move around our centrally-located Earth in constant motion. Their position relative to that of Earth’s eased the process of tracking the position and movements of these celestial bodies with seemingly chaotic movements.

This view, however, is effective because astrology deals with the interaction between the rest of the Universe and us here on Earth.

GEOGRAPHY OF EARTH FOR BEGINNERS 101

AXIS

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Take a huge kebab skewer. By huge, I mean celestially huge. Large enough to skewer all the planets in our Solar system and make planet-kebab.

Now insert this skewer into the Earth through the North Pole. If you keep pushing the skewer down south in a straight line, the skewer will come out the opposite end through the South Pole. Now instead of an imaginary kebab skewer, use an imaginary line to do the same, it is this straight line that connects the north and south poles and runs through the center of the Earth that is called the axis. <will be good to mark north and south pole>

EQUATOR

Imagine cutting the Earth in 2 equal halves horizontally. The big imaginary knife I use to cut the Earth this way cuts it along the equator. The equator is just another imaginary line running across the Earth, equidistant from both the poles in an east-west direction.

At this juncture, it is relevant to quote Ken Robinson!

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 “Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”

We are going to be using a lot of our imagination for understanding our ancestors’ interpretation of the world beyond our planet to make our lives easier and for the blessed tool that astrology is.

THE CELESTIAL SPHERE

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All of this is quite easy to understand if we just think a little out of the box or in this case, think in a crystalline sphere.

Imagine that the sky is colossal crystal sphere and the Earth floats right in the center of it.

The stars are all stuck on the inside of this globe, like glow-in-the-dark star stickers that we stuck to our ceiling as kids.

This entire snow globe spins from east to west in one day and so does the Sun, the Moon, all the planets and stars.

This model of the Universe is called The Celestial Sphere.

Now, let us extend the imaginary kebab skewer aka Earth’s axis in a straight line in both directions. Where this axis pierces the celestial sphere in the north and south are the celestial north and celestial south poles respectively.

Similarly, the projection of Earth’s equator into space forms the celestial equator.

ZODIAC

Nakshatra is not just a diamond jewellery brand that Aishwarya Rai endorses and zodiac signs are not just about reading horoscopes to impress your crush.

Only if our ancestors knew what we do with the knowledge that they so painstakingly gathered after years and years of hard work! I am sure they had crushes too, I think they would be proud.

Going back to our world of imagination-

The Earth takes one year to revolve around the Sun, but we’re geocentric so it seems that the Sun moves around the Earth. The path that the Sun follows is called the Ecliptic.

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The Sun moves along the ecliptic in the celestial sphere and the area in the sky 8° north and 8° south of the ecliptic has all the stars, planets and the Moon. 

The Zodiac is again an imaginary belt surrounding the Earth on all sides with the apparent path of the Sun running right through its center.

This belt is studded with many groups of stars out of which Vedic astrology recognizes 27 groups. These 27 groups of stars that lie in the zodiac are called Nakshatra.

We divide and group everything around us simply for the ease of understanding, counting and tracking so our ancestors divided the zodiac in different ways-

Division of the zodiac in 27 equal parts where each part is called a nakshatra (each part is of 13°and 20 min arc)

Division of the zodiac in 12 equal parts of 30° arc each where each part is called a Rashi (or sign)

The 27 groups of stars that Vedic astrology recognises, Nakshatra are fixed reference points in the zodiac and are used to locate other celestial bodies in space.

To break down the skies for an easier understanding, none of the celestial bodies considered in Vedic astrology lie beyond this 16° belt of the zodiac. They may either be on the ecliptic itself or 8° north or south of it. The orbit of the moon is inclined at an angle of 5° to the ecliptic. 

Remember Rahu and Ketu? The demons from our grandmother’s favorite mythological TV soaps?

This story talks about how Rahu and Ketu came into existence but they are just imaginary points in the celestial sphere. The orbit of the Moon cuts the ecliptic at 2 points.

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Rahu: In its orbit when the Moon is on the ecliptic while moving from south to north, this point is called Rahu or ascending node of the moon.

Ketu: The point of intersection of the moon and the ecliptic while the moon moves from north to south of the ecliptic, is called Ketu or descending node of the moon.

The point of sunrise with respect to the observer keeps changing during the year. If A is the point of sunrise when the Sun is at the vernal equinox (around March 21 every year), the point of sunrise will appear to move northwards till it reaches the summer solstice (B) on or around June 21. from this point, it will start its southerly journey (Dakshinayana) during which it reaches the autumnal equinox (again A) around September 23 and further until it reaches the winter solstice (C) around December 22. At this stage, it starts its northward journey (Uttarayana).

TROPICAL ZODIAC

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We have been discussing imaginary and real circular and spherical shapes, movements and orbits and ‘a circle has no beginning or end,’ hence representing infinity. But it was crucial for humans to define a starting point of this circular zodiac belt so our ancestors picked more imaginary points as the starting point.

The point where the ecliptic passes through the celestial equator is called an equinox, there are 2 such equinoxes:

Vernal equinox

Autumnal equinox 

Vernal equinox – When the Sun passes from the Southern to the Northern  Hemisphere of the celestial sphere, it cuts the celestial equator at the Vernal equinox.

Sayana (Tropical) zodiac considers the vernal equinox as the starting point of the circle or belt of the zodiac. When this circle is divided into 12 equal parts, each part is called the Sayana Rashi and the position of planets in this zodiac represent the Sayana longitudes of the planets.

THE PRECESSION OF EQUINOXES

The Universe and the laws of physics are super bizarre and interesting. Precession is one such an interesting phenomenon. Like most of us junk food lovers, the Earth too has a slight bulge around its middle, making it an imperfect sphere. The gravitational force of the Sun and the Moon pulls on the Earth to make it spin upright in its orbit causing precession.

As a result of the precession, the vernal equinox, cutting point of the ecliptic and the celestial equator, drifts westward on the ecliptic by an approximate angle of 51 seconds of an arc each year. So we have a new vernal equinox every year and hence a new starting point of the Sayana zodiac. This results in the shifting of the Sayana signs.

SIDEREAL ZODIAC

The Vedic system does not depend on this shifting zodiac and relies on a fixed point on the zodiac as its starting point.

It uses different nakshatras as references for a starting point of the zodiac circle. Some schools of thought consider this point to be 180 degrees opposite to the Chitra nakshatra. Some consider it to be slightly to the east of the Revati nakshatra, while still others opine differently.

When the zodiac circle is divided with reference to the Vedic starting point (whichever it may be), the zodiac is referred to as Nirayana (Sidereal) zodiac, 12 equal parts are the Nirayana rashis, and the positions of planets in this zodiac represent the Nirayana longitudes of the planets.

AYANAMSHA

Ayanamsa is the Sanskrit term for the amount of precession. In astrology, it is the longitudinal difference between the Tropical and Sidereal zodiacs.

The angular difference between the vernal equinox and the Vedic starting point of the zodiac is known as the Ayanamsha. When the Vedic starting point is with reference to Chitra nakshatra, the Ayanamsha is referred to as the Chitrapaksha Ayanamsha or Lahiri Ayanamsha. According to this system, the first point of Sayana zodiac and Nirayana zodiac coincided in the year 285 A.D. The corresponding value of this Ayanamsha in January 2019 is 24°07’05”.

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Astrology & Veda

We consider astrology on auspicious occasions like marriage and other events. And, if we think about its presence in our daily lives then there are horoscope and event predictions, etc. Astrology and veda has been a part of our culture for a long time and it will continue to be an integral part of our system. Why? Because, when compared with the Western System and Chinese astrology, Indian Astrology is one of the most accurate predictive system.

History of Astrology

Astrology gives horoscope and predictions with the help of the position of planets, constellations, Sun and Moon, etc. Traditional Hindu system of Indian Astrology is also referred as Hindu Astrology and Vedic astrology. 

Astrology is known for Event Predictions, Palmistry, Numerology, and Horoscopes. From ancient times, astrological systems are being used by several countries around the world. 

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Astrology in Vedas

The roots of astrology can be found deep in the holy books of all religions. These literature references give proof of astrological presence in ancient time. Below are the details of astrological references in Vedas:

  • Rig Veda: It is mentioned here that Vedic astrology is a science that has been developed in the beginning of civilisation. We can find at least 30 shlokas regarding astrology in RigVeda.
  • Yajura Veda: Astrology is mentioned in 44 shlokas in YajurVeda.
  • Atharva Veda: This Veda has the biggest count of Astrological references of more than 162 shlokas.
  • Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra: It is known that this Shastra consists of Parashara’s astrological techniques focusing on Hora part of astrology.

Astrology in Today’s Life

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We know that astrology relates to the birth & death of an individual. It is predictive science that can help us in many different phases of our life. However, since it is an ancient system, it requires specific knowledge which makes it hard for ordinary people to use it, without specific knowledge. 

However, there are many options for getting simplified astrology horoscope and other analysis. There are several applications available that can be of great help in this process. Taaraka astrology app is exactly what you need for your easy and daily predictions. With this app, all necessary astrological predictions will always be accessible for you!

Download the Taaraka App:

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An astrology app that is going to blow your mind, unlike Sacred Games

Taaraka, an app developed with an aim to help you with your routine life and events, in the most unique possible way, i.e. by giving “Personalized Life Insights – DAILY”.

The intent is to bring you/to you the Vedic wisdom but without any super technical, extremely difficult to understand, and let’s agree sometimes the terms used by astrologers just feel gibberish. Our app doesn’t talk about Rahu, Ketu, Shani or Kundalis, or even the cliché horoscope predictions just on the basis of Sun-signs like Virgo, Libra, Leo, etc, etc.

Instead, just simple, straightforward, and easy to understand insights’ content is served in both English as well as the Hindi language. These insights are tailored exclusively for each user, based on their birth details.

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We’ve reached more than 50K users all over India, contributing a little bit towards a/their better life.

Today, we are extremely delighted to announce our new version of Taaraka app, with some exciting features. 

Let us just give you a sneak peek.

Create Multiple Profiles

We understand that our lives are intertwined with many people around us. We are always curious and concerned about our loved ones. Taaraka now presents, the Multiple Profile feature empowering our users to a certain extent.

Our users will be able to add multiple profiles in the app, exploring their life insights and even helping them their family members or friends to live a better life. 

Please check the video to understand how the “Multi Profile” section works on Taaraka:

All you have to do is; just enter their relation and birth details, and with a blink, you have their profiles ready with life insights curated exclusively for them.

We’ve also extended our existing Wallet and Ask a Question features for these new profiles that you create. (Go Ahead, add your daughter’s or say dad’s profile and know about their life insights, maybe even ask a question that you have been concerned from long).

Ask a question – mostly asked questions at your fingertips

With the overwhelming response of Ask a Question features and encouraging feedbacks to improve, we are also launching a redesigned version.

Sometimes we have a lot of questions in our mind, but writing them down with an actual intent to ask can be a daunting task. 

Taaraka now provides a whole bunch of possible/prospective questions under various ‘areas of life’ such as health, wealth, career, business and many more, to guide you in framing the right question to ask our Astro Scientists.

Just to assure you, with our redesigned Ask a Question Feature, no compromises shall be made in any ways in terms of handling your queries.

Download the Taaraka App: https://taarakatech.app.link/C21xQeBF9X

Check out our elegant design and easy to use screens to make the best use of our ‘Question & Answer’ feature.
We understand Knowing about future or believing in predictions, has always been an area with a set of believers and non-believers and Taaraka is an amalgamation of Astrological Knowledge with the strength of technology. 

How about just giving us a shot and if you like us give us a Shout Out.

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Astrology – Necessity or Luxury?

Every newspaper and magazine has a small, dedicated column for ‘horoscope’ of the day or the month. People sign up for their daily horoscopes to be delivered right into their inbox everyday.  “What’s going to happen tomorrow?”, is a thought that crosses everyones mind, doesn’t it? Even book stores have a dedicated section on astrology. This is a clear sign that people, at large, believe in this field.

Astrology over the years

Astrology has for long been known as a ‘divine’ art and science of deterring the past, the present and a course for the future, by studying the various planets and their positions based on an individual’s date, time and place of birth. This divine science has been studied in various civilisations for over thousands of years and people still practise, teach and believe in it.

However, one question that people often ask is “Is it a necessity or luxury?” Let’s begin answering this is one step at a time. Consider a scenario where an individual is struggling with ill health and sudden financial trouble. If the individual is on his/her way to sort out the problems at hand, it makes logical sense to find his/her way out of the mess he/she is in. Opting to see an astrologer at this point in time will make the service provided by the astrologer, a luxury and also not the most logical thing to do at that point in time.

But, consider the same person mentioned above who is now back on his/her feet, both physically and financially. If this individual visits an astrologer now to understand how his/her planets are placed and what might befall him/her in the future or how to avoid the problems similar to the ones in the past, it is more remedial as well as a guidance. The individual can now take the necessary steps to prevent any untoward occurring that can negatively impact his/her life in future. In this scenario, we cannot call astrology a luxury as it is helping one lead a more meaningful, purposeful life.

Astrology gives more than one reasons to believe in it. Our human mind is constantly wondering “why is this happening?”, “why is this like that?”, “why am I like this?”, and many more such questions. These questions cannot always be answered logically and often stresses people out. Astrology helps answer these questions, and gives a more detailed picture about why is a situation or person as they are. Not just when someone is in a particular situation, but astrology actually can help in one’s everyday life, to dodge those unwanted bullets that can take your life on a negative detour.

If you came here wondering if astrology is a luxury, we are sure you now know that astrology, at the right time, is actually a necessity in life.

You can download the Taaraka App to know your daily insights and know about every aspect of your life. App is available for both Android and iOS. Download here: https://taarakatech.app.link/C21xQeBF9X

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Vedic Astrology – Conceptual Decoding!

Everyone is interested in knowing what will they face in daily life. Let us now delve deeper into that, and have a better insight into our lives through planetary positions as per vedic astrology. Planets from the cosmos guide our lives in a particular direction. Your luck and karma depend on the events happening in your life. Sometimes you will be super lucky, to have things and sometimes you will experience the worst nightmare.

You will understand more of Vedic astrology and the app that states accurate insights. Isn’t it interesting? That you can now have this technology where things are coming to you.

Also, technology plays an important part in bringing the decoding of the planetary positions to you over an application. People who believe in science will understand that technology is growing faster than we imagine. We have made the most use of technology and invented this app. It’s an extraordinary effort to understand certain life events.

The use of Vedic Astrology

 
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Jyotisha is a traditional Hindu system of astrology also called as Vedic astrology. Now in the times of Ramayana and Mahabharata, electional astrology, omens, dreams, and physiognomy was used more. This does not mean they had elections before planning any event. It simply is a branch of astrology, where the auspiciousness of the time is seen first and then the event is planned. Now comes various fields parallel to astrology which are stated below.

There are various fields people believe in some of them are, horoscope, palmistry, numerology, and Vastu. Even though these fields are different and interesting in their way, they provide accurate predictions of life events based on your astrological details. Whether to follow or not is completely your decision, but the Taaraka astrology app works for the betterment of your life with accuracy in daily insights.

Karma is shadow

 
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If you did something wrong with some person, knowingly or unknowingly. You won’t think, So what, nothing bad will happen to me. Here comes the philosophy of karma into the picture. Karma is taught to us right from our childhood. Hence we firmly believe that, if you do bad things to others, bad things will happen to you sooner or later. 

Although we follow this dictum, we unwittingly fall prey to our baser selves. According to astrologers, our judgment is corrupted by the negative influence of the planets. Hence, we err as humans. The best way to avoid negativity in your life is to understand the science of planetary positions and their impact on us. In other words, it is best to know the enigmatic science of Vedic astrology.

Taaraka – Unprecedented Life Insights

 
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Astrology has something to say on account of your planetary positions from time to time. Taaraka, a free astrology app is based on AI technology with the expertise of astrological experts behind the scenes, they are making astrological content simple to understand for you. This is, however, a machine learning app, that takes all your actions on the app into account and gives you specific results that are based on the information you shared, just like an astrologer knowing your context in life predicts better for you. The fields important to fill after downloading Taaraka app are your name, birthdate, birthplace and time of birth. After this information is filled the app makes your kundali along with various astrological charts and datasets. To provide better insights the app does many calculations. Based on these calculations, your life insights are made. 

Read the free daily insights from this app that will rejuvenate your mornings like never before. The app is very easy to understand, and the content is written in simple spoken English as well as the Hindi language. Other languages are coming soon. Taaraka astrology app has helped many to know what’s happening and what will happen. You can earn free points while interacting within the app. You can ask questions to our expert team of astrologers. This Taaraka app is free to download and available on Google’s Play Store & Apple’s App Store for Android & iPhone users respectively. This free astrology app is getting more response from users. Include the Taaraka app in your life and know yourself better. What are you waiting for, download now! https://taarakatech.app.link/C21xQeBF9X

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Mathematics and Astrology

Mathematics is the language of physics and what is physics is the study of behavioural pattern driven by natural laws of the universe. Consider a day when all the research papers are lost and we left with only physical laws, a state of anarchy right? The anarchist will challenge every law from Einstein’s theory of relativity to Newton’s Law of motion. How will you prove the existence and the applicability of those laws, obvious choice will be empirical data in a rigour of experimental setup and if such experiments need year to gather empirical data, then the validity of physical laws will be in a state of hypothesis?

History of Mathematics

Let’s take a tour to ancient Hindu, Greek and Roman times, when physics was not a subject of study, was mathematics existed? Yes is the obvious answer, as we know our history. What was the purpose of mathematics should be asked then, as language without a context is meaningless. All ancient sages and seers developed mathematics for calculation of star, were they fool or had no work to do, so they devoted precious time to study motions of stars? As we all know that until it impacts our daily lives, individually or collectively, we don’t dwell in any field of study.

Proof of Astrology

Astrology is indisputably an age old knowledge, has one component as mathematics, and the goal of Astrology is study the law of nature to predict the future and understand the past. The ambit of Astrology is bigger than physics, which is just a branch of science and deals with physical plane. However, Astrology deals with physical, emotional and spiritual plane of existence of the universe. Unfortunately all the research is lost and we left with rules and laws of nature, which bar astrology from being recognised as science.

Taaraka – a technological approach towards astrology

Taaraka is determined to put forth the empirical validity of existing laws of Astrology using the cutting edge analytics and artificial intelligence, which will render the mammoth task of decades in few years to establish the validity. First challenge is infusion of imperfect laws in the course of time, which has to be taken out of the system. Second is perfecting the corrupted laws by modifying them in the realm of astrology. Third and foremost challenge is to translate the mathematical model of astrology in human understandable language for real life application.

Taaraka is putting endeavours to provide insights to people using mathematical model, analytics and artificial intelligence, which is being validated by the users and Taaraka is using the empirical data to provide a more accurate insight to “You” based on your response.

You can download the Taaraka app: https://taarakatech.app.link/C21xQeBF9X

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Taaraka: Putting the Stars in Your Pocket

Although a majority of information is available over the internet, astrological information and advice is still restricted to traditional formats.

Traditionally and even today, one must set aside time to meet a qualified astrologer, pay huge sums of money for advice and most inconveniently, travel to meet their cosmic guide. Often, astrologers provide insight about our lives only when we are in their presence. The convenience of a qualified expert by your side during times of crisis, or times when major decisions need to be made, comes at a significant time and monetary cost.

There are apps that will create your astrological chart or kundli for you, but you would still require a professional to interpret the data. Although these applications can create your chart, they are unable to interpret data, give you advice, answer questions or make you aware of the influence certain celestial bodies have on your life. Often your astrologer will refer to specific planetary positions when giving you advice. It is almost impossible to know the full extent of the effects unless you are qualified to interpret astrological charts.

What if there was a way to have your personal astrologer available to you at all times? What if, all questions about your life could be answered within a matter of minutes, at a time and place that is convenient to you? What if you had access to all this information, in plain english, minus the technical language that usually accompanies astrological information?

If you agreed to any of the questions above, you are in the right place. Taaraka’s vision is to make astrological information available to everyone, in a language that anyone can understand.

Artificial Intelligence technology has permeated nearly every layer of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Some of the most common applications of this technology include Machine Learning (ML) wherein computers, devices and software perform cognitive tasks similar to those performed by the human brain. One everyday example that employs ML is commute prediction (GPS) and online transportation (Uber, Ola, other ride-share platforms).

The quest for a solution through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sifting through large quantities of data is the ethos behind the creation of Taaraka Technologies. Our solution to these problems is a cutting edge platform powered by an AI system that focuses on correlation which will improve its accuracy over time.

An important distinction exists between traditional western science and Vedic Astrology. While the traditional scientific community observes phenomena through the lens of cause and effect, the science of astrology lies within co-relating planetary positions to the occurence of events by evaluating historical data.

Since Vedic Astrology is the science of correlation between planetary positions and time based events, it made sense for us to build a platform that provides you with astrological insights based on this principle. The platform takes shape as a powerful app that lives on your smartphone, learns based on your input and becomes more accurate over time as you agree or disagree with the daily insights it provides. This is where the science of astrology meets the science of data analytics. The only information you would need to provide is your name, email, date of birth, place of birth and time of birth. The algorithm along with our team of astrological and data science experts takes care of the rest.

As Taaraka is made up of a powerful machine learning engine, with a team of astrological experts behind the scenes; along with your free daily insights, you may request a one-on-one session with an expert at any time. Although this personalised service is available for a nominal fee, the rest of Taaraka’s services including the app itself, remain free of charge. Download the app to have exclusive access to your stars whenever you need it.

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These are the Most Intelligent Zodiac Signs

Zodiac, In Astrology signs mark our personality, attitude, as well as our intelligence. This is said to be based on the ability to solve everyday problems, analytical thinking and the ability to understand situations.

In order to make a good list of the most intelligent signs of the zodiac, we have done a preliminary study of each one of them, and then we have created a selection, not without understanding that all the signs are intelligent in their own way and that there are different types of intelligence. If you want to know which the smartest Zodiac signs are, go on read below:

Libra: The Solution Finder:

The in-built nature of Libra souls is they tend to please everyone, as they hate getting into unnecessary arguments. However, they are quite conscious about their personal appearance to get appreciation. They often seem to be shallow, but indeed they are keen observers. They love reading books, the habit of making good Friends and are not easily be fooled by others. They hold plenty of brainpower to insight more in getting knowledge and complemented by deep thinking.

Aquarius: The Most Understanding:

Aquarius is one of the smartest signs because of its ability to see and understand the situation. That makes them one of the most tolerant and free of prejudices of the entire Zodiac. They love to listen to others and to know the truth because they know that everyone can learn something from others. This is a sign that knows what it wants and, therefore achieves it.

Virgo: The Critic And Analyst:

Virgos are able to analyse in the most complicated situations. They are methodical, very logical and they think twice before taking any steps. They are witty, smart and, in general, very efficient in everything they do.

Leo: The King Of Cunning:

Leo is another of the smartest Zodiac signs. They are governed a lot by their intuition and their great cunning, and that often leads them to achieve success in everything that they get in. Leo personalities are strong and do not give up before the obstacles in a natural way. They are even known as born fighters so are always, although they let themselves be carried away by hunches and uses head before taking action.

Gemini: Dual Intelligence:

It is popularly considered one of the most intelligent Zodiacal signs for its duality and ability to analyze situations from two different points of view. However, this duality can lead a Gemini to disaster if you just get carried away by one of the sides. However, in general, Gemini always ends up finding the balance and resolving their own conflicts and those of third parties with ease and harmony. Gemini are social butterflies so are great helpers and listeners as well.

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10 Personality Traits of April Born Which Make Them Sweetest Of All

The best way to describe people born in this period of the year in one line is “extremes in all emotions.” Below are 10 Personality Traits of April Born people

1. Sensitive And Caring:

They are people with fragile emotions, who follow their heart at the right moments. Often their way of doing certain activities induces a freshness aura wherever they go. Others know how to appreciate their advice, mainly in the workplace, as they basically do not find a rival.

2. Handsome And Sensual Souls:

According to Astrology these types of people can seduce you deeply to achieve anything, be it material or emotional. Not for being manipulators, but for the halo of irresistible beauty that they give off, as well as their confidence.

3. Brave Borns:

They are very extroverted and firm beings, as they know that they have to escape from their comfort zone in order to grow. They have a wide range of knowledge, resources, and efforts, especially if it is something that can benefit a loved one. If you ask them for help, they will not rest until they find a solution. When you face any difficulty, do not hesitate to count on them.

4. Great Friends, True Bondings:

Friendship is a fundamental part of their lives. Although they have many individuals in their environment, they tend to strengthen ties with everyone strongly. Each of them takes place in their lives, which is quite admirable. If you are the best friend of a person born in April, you should know that you have a real treasure. If your relationship lasts more than five years, be sure it can last forever.

5. Controlled By Other Zodiacal Forces:

Aries and Mars are dual powers that greatly influence this type of beings. Sometimes this makes them impatient and somewhat destructive. Depending on the day of the month and the situation they can respond in a very different way, but the truth is that more than once they can “lose their roles.”

6. The Most Usual Careers:

They usually opt for job opportunities or studies related to sports, engineering, or some type of military service. You may be thinking that these professions do not have much to do with each other; it is characteristic of April, and that they are very versatile. Their concerns may vary from night to morning, but when they focus on something they dedicate themselves 100%. Does it match you? Tell us, and we are interested.

7. Impatient And Confused:

When they become impatient all their problems begin. And often they are not able to understand that they cannot force life to give those answers. They have to create a path of their own and find their own ideas without getting lost. Once they have respected these procedures, their experiences will stop bothering them so much.

8. Persistent:

These people always believe in trial and error, and they don’t stop trying until they get it, no matter what. Anything that entrusts to them will be finished. If they do not get it, their self-esteem can be damaged, and can get into a depressive mental state. However, they know that they will recover their strength soon to continue trying to achieve any desired objective.

9. Assets, Active And Energetic:

These people are always full of energy. This is a rare quality that not many people possess. Being close to one of them transmits good and positive vibrations and makes you feel more confident during the day. That’s why they are usually great bosses, and they know how to treat others and inspire them to work as hard as they do.

10. To Be Healthy: Do Not Go Overboard:

People born in April give a lot of themselves to their work that when it comes to their personal life, they tend to overdo it by eating or drinking too much, they party too often and they are usually imprudent. They have to make sure they do not take their health for granted and take unnecessary risks.

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The Birth of Astrology

‘The Ancient Ones,’ let’s call them that because it sounds mysterious and fun.

A blog about astrology should be full of fun and mystery. Isn’t it?

But really, I am just referring to our ancestors, way back in time, but humans just like us, with an inquisitive mind and a thirst for knowledge in this extremely chaotic and confusing world.

”What to binge watch next on Netflix?”

”What to do over the weekend?”

”Should I continue eating donuts like there is no tomorrow or should I be scared of diabetes because my dad is diabetic?”

These are the questions that bug me and my generation when my mind is idle. Those are also the days when all of us regular people end up thinking about life, it’s meaning and other such questions. Don’t we?

Well, ‘The Ancient Ones’ could not browse memes when they got bored. They could not jump in a car and go to a cafe whenever they got restless. They could not have heated arguments about Friends V/S HIMYM. Sad!

Aside from the fact that they died super young because of lack of modern medicine, ‘The Ancient Ones’ had a lot of time on their hands and way fewer distractions. Hence, they did all sorts of other things like performing grand rituals everyday, write epics, make from scratch everything from food to furniture, judge people excessively and think about things that we rarely give any thought to.

That brings me to what this blog is really about. The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, China and India have been practicing the art of studying the Sun and planets and their influence on human affairs and in turn other worldly events since 2nd millenium BCE.

I feel that they knew that the human race wasn’t evolved enough to figure out the meaning of life so they looked up to the cosmos to find answers to these very important questions.

‘The Ancient-er Ones’ had already noticed that the planets, Sun and other stars all had a pattern to their movement so they started recording them. Comparing the movement of celestial bodies to the various natural phenomenon occurring on our planet led to the recording of time, tides and seasons. This gave our ancestors an upper hand at being able to predict the ‘mood of nature’ which had been a complete mystery up until then. They were able to predict most natural occurrences with more precision which in turn helped them with the most vital part of human survival and settlement – Growing and harvesting Food Crops.

Every other necessity was easily met with because these societies were rich. However, the growing population needed food in surplus which needed water to grow. Being able to predict timely rains or a delay in the monsoons thus became a necessity for settled colonies.

But just like the modern weather department, they were wrong at times. It was really easy to blame it on angry Gods and evil spirits. So, that’s that!

Celestial bodies were Gods that decided the fate of the vast planet Earth and everything that went on here so why couldn’t these same observable Gods not decide the fate of humans too?

It was obvious to The Ancient Ones that if they could study the cosmos and predict the next rainfall, they could also study the same to figure out if The Ancient One – Chandra, would be able to have another baby or if it was okay for The Ancient One – Mansukh, to go for his work trip or if it would be inauspicious for him.

For the first time, ancient humans, in their quest for the meaning of life, chose to look up to the cosmos for answer.

Astrology was born.