sronayam sravana-dvadasyam
muhurte bhijiti prabhuh
sarve naksatra-taradyas
cakrus taj-janma daksinam
sronayamwhen the moon was situated in the Sravana lunar mansion; sravana-dvadasyamon the twelfth lunar day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadra, the day famous as the Sravana-dvadasi; muhurtein the auspicious moment; abhijitiin the first portion of the Sravana lunar mansion known as the Abhijit-naksatra and in the Abhijit-muhurta (occurring at midday); prabhuhthe Lord; sarveall; naksatrastars; taraplanets; adyahbeginning with the sun and followed by the other planets; cakruhmade; tat-janmathe birthday of the Lord; daksinamvery munificent.
On the day of Sravana-dvadasi [the twelfth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadra], when the moon came into the lunar mansion Sravana, at the auspicious moment of Abhijit, the Lord appeared in this universe. Considering the Lords appearance very auspicious, all the stars and planets, from the sun to Saturn, were munificently charitable.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, an expert astrologer, explains the word naksatra-taradyah. The word naksatra means the stars, the word tara in this context refers to the planets, and adyah means the first one specifically mentioned. Among the planets, the first is Surya, the sun, not the moon. Therefore, according to the Vedic version, the modern astronomers proposition that the moon is nearest to the earth should not be accepted. The chronological order in which people all over the world refer to the days of the weekSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdaycorresponds to the Vedic order of the planets and thus circumstantiates the Vedic version. Apart from this, when the Lord appeared the planets and stars became situated very auspiciously, according to astrological calculations, to celebrate the birth of the Lord.

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