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A conjunction is when one celestial body moves into the same apparent position in the sky as another. I.e., their celestial latitude and celestial longitude become identical. [1]

It is referred to often in astronomy, for example, when discussing the revolutions of the planets in a mahāyuga[2], or since Kali day (when some said that all the planets were aligned, i.e., in conjunction).

[[Template:Ref-nila]] in Template:Ref-SiDar referes to the 'conjunction' when referring to the equinoxes. [3]

[[Template:Ref-VM]] describes four types:[4]

Subbarayappa and Sarma mention these:[5]

  • astamaya (conjunction with Sun)
  • samāgama (conjunction with Moon)
  • yuddha (conjunction of two planets not sun or moon)

In the Template:Ref-SuSi, the term Melaka is used. [6]


  1. Template:Ref-millar
  2. Template:Refia13.4.3
  3. Template:Refia14.3.2
  4. Template:Refia19.1.1
  5. Template:Refia p. 265 footnote
  6. Template:Refia20.4.1