(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)

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 ``` 188 ALBERUNTS INDIA. Those days are lucky when the planets migrate from one sign into the other, especially the sun. These times Samkranti. are Called sctrhhrdnti. The most propitious of them are the days of the equinoxes and solstices, and of these the most propitious is the day of the vernal equinox. It is called bikhll or shibil (vishuvaf as the two sounds sh and kh may be exchanged for each other, and may also, by a metctthesis, change their place. As, however, a planet's entering a new sign does not require more than a moment of time, and, during it, people must offer to the fire the offering sdntct (?) with oil and corn, the Hindus have given a greater extent to these times, making them begin with the moment when the eastern edge of the body of the sun touches the first part of the sign ; reckoning as their middle the moment when the sun's centre reaches the first part of the sign, which is in astronomy considered as the time of the migration (of the planet from one sign to the other), and reckoning as the end that moment when the western edge of the sun's body touches the first part of the sign. This process lasts, in the case of the sun, nearly two hours. For the purpose of finding the times in the week when the sun migrates from one sign to another, they have several methods, one of which was dictated to me by Samaya (?). It is this :— Method for Subtract from the Sakakala 847, multiply the re- the moment maiudcr by 180, and divide the product by 143. The kroMti. quotient you get represents days, minutes, and seconds. This number is the basis. If you want to know at what time in the year in question the sun enters any one of the twelve signs, you look out the sign in the following table. Take the number which you find side by side with the sign in question, and add it to the basis, days to days, minutes to minutes, seconds to seconds. If the wholes amount to 7 or more, disregard them, and with the remainder ```