•Other figures for the deviation between the starting point of our Tropical Zodiac and that of ilu- Hindu Sidereal Zodiac have been offered by different authors in the West, but the ones 1 have given here are certainly more accurate. They were given to me, along with other material in this chapter, by M. Gabriel Lcscure, captain of the port of Pondicherry, an experienced astrologer.
^The sum of the ages of the nine planets and of a series of nine nakshatras is one hundred twenty yours, given by the Hindus as che normal duration of human life.
•Si'r Htndu Predictive Astrology by B.V. Raman and Diractional Astrology of the Hindus by V .< r. RHi' for further elucidation. ED.
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