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Bug#646894: ITP: maitreya -- Vedic and western astrology

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Paul Elliott <pelliott@blackpatchpanel.com>

* Package name    : maitreya
  Version         : 6.0.5
  Upstream Author : Martin Pettau <mp@saravali.de>
* URL             : http://www.saravali.de/
* URL             : https://launchpad.net/maitreya
* License         : GPLv2+
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Vedic and western astrology

Maitreya is a free software for Vedic and western astrology.

The software supports

    * Many features for the daily work of Vedic and western astrologers.
    * A large number of calculation options that make the program a 
      stable basis for research purposes.
    * High precision calculation.
    * Several platforms including Windows, Linux and UNIX.

About the Name and the Logo Maitreya is the ardent disciple of
Maharishi Parasara, the author of Hora Shastra, the supreme standard
text of Vedic astrology.

The logo of Maitreya contains the pictures of two famous astrologers:
Alfred Witte and Sri Yukteswar Giri.

Alfred Witte is the founder of Uranian astrology, also known as german
Hamburger Schule (Hamburg School). Uranian astrology gives
surprisingly accurate predictions.

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri is known as a supreme Vedic astrologer. He
incarnates the union of divine wisdom and astrological knowledge. His
disciple Paramahansa Yogananda became famous in the West.

The Sanskrit sloka is taken from Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra.


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