satya - Thursday, February 08, 2007 8:48:57 AM
The word "adi" doesn't seem to indicate Sun until you see that "Adi.tya" is Sun God.
satya - Thursday, February 08, 2007 8:52:06 AM
Monday: Moon and Soma
Rarely Moon in Telugu or Sanskrit is called "Soma" which refers to "Ambrosia" or Drink of the Gods. It was called so because the moon is considered the container for Soma from which the Gods drank from making it wane and wax (one interpretaion perhaps).
Moon is usually refered as "Chandra" the "bright and brilliant". Interestingly the characteristics of a Sun. So in a weird way you can call "Ravi" the Sun as "chandra" the Moon.
satya - Thursday, February 08, 2007 8:53:27 AM
Budha, Gur, Shukra, and Seni - are directly borrowed from Sanskrit planet names
Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn in that order
satya - Friday, October 05, 2007 8:56:31 AM
How are months named?
satya - Friday, October 05, 2007 8:56:43 AM
names of the months
satya - Friday, October 05, 2007 8:57:35 AM
Origin of calendars