The 12 constellations within our galaxy form the basis for associating humans, (through the Zodiac signs that indicate different characteristic behaviour likely under each sign), as physical forms that individually act as models of the universe (that apparently is formed of innumerable galaxies, of different sizes and numbers of a variety of stars and planets)... While human form is believed to be made from permutations and combinations of essences of nine numbers selected 'grahas', ie, members of our Solar System from Sun to Saturn... indicate groups of stars that although appear relatively remain fixed in their positions, and yet as a group appear to move as a whole in the night sky. Out of the various constellations, Ursa Major is known as 'Saptrishi' ('Seven sages') to ancient wise Hindus that appear in the vicinity of the Pole Star, called Dhruv, the fixed star, the ideal star that ever remains unmoved, and thus acts as the Guru to the boatmen in the vast sea (similarly there are Gurus in human forms also as its images to help cross the Bhavsagar, ie, get emlightened...:)... And so on, "Hri anant..."...
Wonderful! This has to be one of the more profound posts on Parva. Loved the images that speak the text aloud.
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The Shiv-Sati episode. Read an excerpt from 'Sauptik: Blood and Flowers' HERE .