With the rise of the science of Astronomy, Capricorn became disconnected from the December Solstice; no one seems to notice this ‘conspiracy foisted on India’ – the real meaning of the celebration has become irrelevant. Instead of people of higher knowledge determining dates for temple timings, astronomers are dictating to the Pundits; they are using the wrong zodiac for their festival timings. To find entry to Capricorn, they look out in the stars, light years away, in the constellations; they have lost Earth’s own Divine Measure: the Tropical Zodiac which lies within the Earth’s ecliptic as she makes her annual revolution around the Sun. There is no fourfold Vedic journey out in the Constellations, in the calendar used by the Niriyanis; there is no unity, no one ‘starting point’ to join us together as a family.
Can the nation unify its energies and celebrate the Makar Sankranti as written in the cosmic harmonies, on the true date, the earth’s December Solstice? Yes, when ‘people of higher knowledge’ become involved in this issue of the right calendar for Festival and Temple timings; when the ‘Science of the Sacred’ in Ganga’s myth is once again understood.
‘Ganga’s passage from Cosmos to Earth is like a massive Aorta that supplies the entire nation with a psychic essence, far more important than the material benefits she brings to the lands she moves through. Ganga is the bloodline of the Dharma primarily because her myth provides the secrets to the correct cosmic connection that is so essential for the Sanatana Dharma to maintain.’ (p. 3)
‘We find sense and purpose not through lifeless dogmas but by revealing that the Sanatana Dharma is the repository of all that is good and true in the world we inhabit; and that it is indeed eternal, bearing within the key to everlasting renewal, conveyed precisely through the eternally-flowing sacred River that has descended to Earth, bringing the cosmos within our reach. All we need to do is accept and learn the cosmic script the ancients made such relentless efforts to preserve for us, so that today we can appreciate that our position on the third planet in our solar system is unique. Here, and only here, the drama of evolution unfolds to carry us upward a notch on the ladder of an ever-expanding consciousness. If we listen to her voice, Ganga can be the guide: she sets the pulse for the new Indocentric cosmology; she is the heartbeat of the soul of the Earth.’ (p. 21)