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Ursa Major Cycle

Ursa Major Cycle Any lunisolar month in the Hindu calendar is known as the Hindu calendar month. Vaivaswatha Manu’s astronomical calendar is based on the Ursa Major Cycle. The constellation of Ursa Major stays in a constellation for 100 years. It is that of the Seven Rishies (Seers), moving along the Zodiac in retrograde motion taken 2700 years to complete one circuit. Ursa Major, the Great Bear, was in Regulus (Magha) at the start of the Mahabharatha War. In Malayalam the tenth constellation maka is known as nennol (nangol). http://www.boloji.com/astro/00334a.htm
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