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a holy plant, two, pair, twins, a celestial mansion [JV]

twins [RY]

1) twin; 2) Gemini; 3) two) [IW]

1) twins, a pair of twins; 2) The Aśvins (अश्विन्), the Twin Gods; 3) a pair, duo; 4) the astrological sign Gemini in Western astrology; 5) a celestial mansion and month in Indian astrology, known as Ashwin, Ashvin or Ashwan, also Aswayuja, is the seventh month of the luni-solar Hindu calendar, the solar calendar where it is known as Aipassi and the solar India's national civil calendar. It is the sixth month in the solar Bengali calendar and seventh in the lunar Indian national calendar of the Deccan Plateau. It falls in the season of Shôrot, (Hindi Sharad) or Autumn. In Vedic Jyotish, Ashwin begins with the Sun's enter in Virgo. It overlaps September and October of the Gregorian calendar and is the month preceding Diwali the festival of lights. In lunar religious calendars, Ashwin begins on the new moon after the autumn equinox. Ashvini is the first star that appears in the evening sky. In the Indian astrology it is the head of Aries, or the first of the 27 Nakshatra. Ashvin also stands for the divine twins, the Ashvins, the gods of vision, Ayurvedic medicine, the glow of sunrise and sunset, and averting misfortune and sickness in Hindu mythology. Asawin is the Thai variant of Ashvin and stands for the warrior. The term is often translated into English as "knight". [Erick Tsiknopoulos]