**17. FIXED INITIAL POINT
OF THE SIDEREAL SPHERE**

From the kaliyuga epoch to mean noon at Greenwich 1 January 2000, Julian
date 2451545.0, there are

There are 16.8 precessional years in a kaliyuga (see Chapter 13). From the beginning of the kalpa to the kaliyuga epoch there are0°.014(2451545.0 - 588470.5662) ------------------------------- = 71.41023002 degrees of precession. 365.2563795

At the kaliyuga epoch the tropical year initial point is 0.6(360°) = 216° of precession from the fixed initial point. Therefore, on 1 January 2000 the tropical year initial point will have precessed4567(16.8) = 76725.6 precessional years.

from the fixed initial point of the sidereal sphere used in the construction of Hindu cosmological time cycles, considered to be, as above, the sidereal position of the mean Sun at the mean summer solstice of the year 144000 sidereal years before the kaliyuga epoch. Since 90° separate the mean vernal equinox from the mean summer solstice, the fixed initial point will be at0.6(360°) + 71°.41023002 = 287°.41023002 along the ecliptic

287°.41023002 - 90° = 197°.41023002 ecliptic longitude (2451545.0 JD)

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