My discussion part 2-  Vedic Calendar connection with Maya Classical Tzolkin

I posted on Saturday 11 December in FB discussion board this post that I like to share here.

I will also contact the author of the book that I quoted  as to make sure that its with his consent that I share information from his book. So for now I share only what I already posted in MEC.

I will add here  future comments regarding discussion and points that I touched on and why soon.

Here is my replay to a discussion in MEC and I know it was not related to John M. Jenkins paper but it was related to some points made in discussion about Tzolkin calendar.  

Dear Panel

Last night I was shown another piece of the puzzle concerning Maya Tzolkin and Vedic Calendar.

I don’t know if this is just a coincidence or if there is deeper connection between those calendars. But I know that my spirit guides showed me this yesterday for the first time in relation to a discussion on FB and previous post in my blog about Jupiter connection with Vedic Calendar and Maya Long count calendar.

 Yesterday I was looking for information on Kali Yuga in a book ‘Beneath a Vedic Sky- A Beginner’s Guide to the Astrology of Ancient India’ written by William R. Levacy. I got this book many years ago from Kawai Hindu Monastery.


I read in chapter’ What is Panchanga? On page 370 this information quote:

“The second category of the panchanga is the nakshatra, or “Moon sign.”

There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own territory of influence. The referred literature on nakshatras will give you insight into how to pick an auspicious event according to the nature of a particular nakshatra.

Nakshatra mark the amount of time the Moon spends in one of the 12 suns or zodiac signs.

Each nakshatra counts for 13° 20’ of the 360° annual “path” of the Sun.

Each nakshatra is further divided into four subsections of 3°20’, called a “pada,” or foot of a nakshatra. A pada is similar in length to a navamsa or one-ninth division of a 30° Sun sign. Nine nakshatra padas make one Sun sign”. End of quote.


In Glossary of this book page 383 this explanation is given quote:

“ Constellation -1/27 division (13°20’) of the zodiac. Also naksatra or asterism; used in astronomy to describe any grouping of stars. Those star groups close to the ecliptic have the same names as the astrological signs but do not exactly occupy the same space in the sky.” End of quote.


On Page 202 there is chart of 27 nakshatrea and associations with Yoni, Gana, Sex, Disposition, Body Part, & Guna. I’ll put this table and more information from book in my blog.


What I found interesting is that each nakshatra has Yoni – the birth source, the external form of a woman’s reproductive organs’ explains in glossary.


There is 27 nakshatra but 20 animal symbols for Yoni so some repeat. Some Yoni names are same as in Tzolkin glyps: Snake, Dog, Monkey.

So Vedic Calendar divides ecliptic journey in parts of 13° and associates with those parts 20 symbols. Sounds simular?

 Now compare this definition, which describes Mayan Tzolkin 260 day cycle.


Tzolkin is often referred as13x20cycle. The 260 days are divided by 13 columns of 20 days they consist of 13 tone numbers and 20 glyphs creating unique days. 


So my questions are:

Is there a connection of 13 –20 used in Vedic Calendar and Maya Tzolkin?


Did Maya know about Vedic astronomy system?

Did they replace in their observation of 360° ecliptic as 1 year and used 1/27 section of 13° as 13 tone days?

Is their Glyph system associated with Vedic Yoni if so is Tzolkin some sort of measure of Moon cycles? Especially, Moon association with creation- Yoni birth source of a woman’s reproductive organs’.

I know that this creates another puzzle game that my spirit guides-teachers are playing.

I also felt they were showing me the movie ‘Fields of Dreams” with Kevin Kostner

Saying ‘If You build it “they” will come. Meaning follow inner guidance and that’s what I do sharing this with you here for further research and discussion.

 I don’t have a sticker on my forehead with sign ‘2012 END’ I am just passenger in the car looking out the window seeing other signposts in this journey.

Sincerely Barbara

Here is more from the book about Nakshatra in chapter 9 page 199 quote:

 Nakshatras- Moon signs

The Vedic night observers divided the circle of the sky into 27 sections. These divisions, separate from the signs of the zodiac, were used in ancient times to mark the movement of planets, especially the Moon, against the main star groups that were located in or around those 27 sky sections. Each fixed star group, or nakshatra, had a bright, primary star to help observers find it. This was called the Yoga Tara. It was once believed to mark the union ( Yoga) or boundry between nakshatras. Due to precession, or the shifting back of the earth relative to the stars, the current orientation of the earth observers has moved back a few nakshatras from those early times. Around 4000-2000 B.C., Aldebaran in the sign of Taurus and in the nakshatra of Krittika was believed to mark the equinox. Today’s observers, adjusting for precession, use the star Spica (Alpha Virginis) at the border of Virgo and the nakshatra of Chitra (opposite Pisces) to mark the new astrological year. When the Moon crossed over the Yoga Tara star or its group, it designated a specific Moon nakshatra and signalled that it was time to perform certain rituals ( yagyas) or to start or stop specific events ( Muhurtha). End of quote.


I refer you to this book and authors website as given in the book printed in 1999: