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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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