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Why is the Zone of Avoidance associated with Mitra?

A delicate balance between forces of affinity (Mitra) and of freedom to expand (Varuna) keeps everything in balance. Mitra-Varuna device as described in Aghastya Samhita is known popularly as the “Baghdad Battery”. This device is illustrates the complementary natures of Mitra and Varuna. Rishis cognized the play of the Devatas, universal impulses, in every field of existence as they knewn to them then. Astronomy was an important science in the Vedic tradition. Rishis therefore assigned different regions of the sky to different Devatas based on the unique phenomenon that came to their attention in their meditative state of consciousness. They used 27 such divisions for the purpose of tracing and predicting the movement of luminaries in the sky. They assigned the region close to the galactic center, in the tightly packed galactic bulge, to Mitra Devata where stars have to move delicately while avoiding the gravitational pull from other stars in such close vicinity. The Vedic name of the region,

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The return of the native! – in this case a cow

A study in Melbornewith cattle of different genetic origins revealed a substantial variation in the mix of amino acid content in milk protein called Casein. The findings are considered to be important from food safety angle. According to Boyd Swinton, Professor of public health nutrition“There are several genetically-determined variants of B-casein, the protein which constitutes about 25-30% of cows’ milk proteins. One variant, A1 B-casein, has been implicated as a potential etiological factor in type 1 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, schizophrenia and autism. Another variant (A2 B-casein) has not been implicated in these diseases….” According to some A2 B-casein protein is the original milk protein and supports the formation of healthy Omega-6 fatty acids. Encouraged by the success stories from Brazil in 2011 with cattle breeds belonging to Indian cattle varieties such as the Gir and the Ongole cattle, NDDB (National Dairy Development board) of India decided to invest in developing over 900 breeds based on native cattle genes. Report

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