How and when did astrology become a defining aspect of Hinduism?
Astrology was a characterizing perspective since the start of Hinduism. The center of Hinduism is the Vedas and in restricted, the center of the Vedas are the customs and yajnas (penances). The Vedas characterize specific minutes, planetary positions and so forth when the ceremonies or yajna ought to be begun. Consequently, since the ancient times rishis (sages) and munis began star looking.
The thing is, to comprehend the Veda and its mantras legitimately and to comprehend the time table and planetary positions appropriately, information of certain different things like sentence structure, meter (to serenade the mantras), astronomy (to know the season of custom), and so forth are additionally required. Consequently, these (six in number) are known as the appendage of the Vedas
So astronomy is as old as the Vedas, yet later on sages and researchers like Parashara, Garga, Varah Mihir, and so on detailed more exact principles and picked up it today’s structure which are utilized to compute conception graphs, estimate future, and so forth.
I don’t know whether it consider’s a legitimate reference, yet in the Shri Krishna serial of Ramananda Sagar I had heard that Garga was the savvy who initially made the planetary graph framework (in the scene where he names Krishna). The Vishnu Puran additionally states Garga as the antiquated rishi who took in jyotishi from Sesha