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7 Days of Week (Varas)

The 7 days of the week in India (vasaras) are usually listed as: 1. Indu vara Sunday Sun 2. Soma vara Monday Moon 3. Mangala vara Tuesday Mars 4. Budha vara Wednesday Mercury 5. Guru vara Thursday Jupiter 6. Shukra vara Friday Venus 7. Shani vara Saturday Saturn It is striking that the alignment of the 7 days with planets is the same sequence in India as in the West. Indeed variant names for each of these Indian planets/gods leads to the first letters of the Western Alphabet. 1. Indu vara Sunday Sun Aditya, Agni A 2. Soma vara Monday Moon Chandra C 3. Mangala vara Tuesday Mars Dharma D 4. Budha vara Wednesday Mercury Budha B 5. Guru vara Thursday Jupiter Guru G 6. Shukra vara Friday Venus Hera H 7. Shani vara Saturday Saturn Ena E cf. Agni, Budha, Chandra, Dharma, Ena, Guru, Hera Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta Hypothesis: Shani Indu Soma Mangala Budha Guru Shujra Ena
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