The Twelve Houses
When Lord Rama was going to enter Lanka in his
battle with the demon king, Ravana, Maharshi Agastya asked him to worship the Sun God first. It is known as the
famous Aditya Hridayam Stotra.
In one part of the stotra, there is the
famous Surya Mandal Stotra of twelve stanzas. These twelve stanzas are the worship of the Sun’s movement into twelve
houses, which represent the twelve well known calendar months.
These twelve houses are called the
Bhachakra in Sanskrit or the Zodiac.
Each house has a space of thirty degrees, which
when multiplied by twelve gives us three hundred and sixty degrees. The Bhachakra in Sanskrit or the Zodiac has a
total span of three hundred and sixty degrees.
Each house, better call it
RASHI , has a name and stretches upto
thirty degrees each. It is shown in the table given below.
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