But let us observe the ground reality. The ‘seed of time’, or the
zero point is intended to set the Cosmic/Earth clock ticking in
synchronicity with that great Cosmic Harmony of which we are a part.
The destiny of our planet is precisely to provide a field for the
progressive manifestation of that Harmony, collectively and
individually. And India stands at the centre of it all. In other
words, India is the geo-cosmological perfectly aligned centre of the
planet’s destiny; as well as of our geography. But all this hinges
only on Capricorn – her own zodiacal ruler, as accepted by all
schools of astrology from ancient times to today. Yet it is in India
that not only do we find the new cosmic clock for the new age of
Vedic temple art in total disarray (the Auroville Matrimandir), but the very same
horizontal mis-measure is carried throughout the nation via the
post-Vedic pundits’ fixing of that Capricorn gateway. The Auroville
Matrimandir diameter axis is 23m20; the Makar Sankranti is 23+ days
late (the plus amount depending on the different schools of thought in
contemporary Hindu society, each one suggesting a different measure or ayanamsha
since its exact location in the constellations can not be proven
This could be read as the farthest reaches of India’s
mis-measure. She can go no farther. It is her natural cosmic boundary.
Applied to her unfolding destiny in planetary time, it can be stated
that when the Makar Sankranti according to these so-called Vedic
astrologers had moved away from the true zero-seed point by 23 days,
India would experience the ‘crossroads’ of her destiny which Sri
Aurobindo had foreseen. At these farthest reaches of Time and Destiny
it is either creation or destruction. There can be no middle way. The
Vedic core either lives on and is reborn in this new Age of Vishnu’s preservation
guna, or the link is severed for good.
The signs are all too clear. We
would have to be blind
not to realise
what is happening. When Hindu society leaves this crucial factor of
determining the Makar Sankranti to the post-Vedic pundits who have lost
the Knowledge due to the split between science and the sacred, what is
the result? We have perhaps a dozen zero points (ayanamshas).
No longer is the shortest day of the year the signal that Capricorn
opens before us in our calendar/zodiacal time reckoning. Capricorn is
now, these pundits inform us, determined exclusively by a ‘fixed’ point
in the heavens countless light years away, - that is, in the
circumscribing constellations. This means that for Hindus there
is primarily a SIDEREAL ZODIAC to consider, no longer a TROPICAL ZODIAC
determined by the Earth’s own sacred measure vis-à-vis the Sun.
Hindu society has been carried into the Beyond, like it or not, to
heavens up and above which have little or no relation with the Earth,
as far as our LIVED and EXPERIENCED measure of time is concerned. This
has been the triumph of science and the demise of the sacred on this
holiest of Earth soils, which is supposed to be the repository and
preserver of the ancient way. Hinduism is thereby following the way of
the Middle Eastern religions in positing ‘heaven’ in a beyond to be
attained after death, for this is the meaning of the shift from
Tropical to Sidereal.
Is it just a
‘coincidence’ that the very same mis-measure imposed on
Hindu society for the celebration of the Makar Sankranti is the same
mis-measure of the room’s diameter constructed in Auroville and that
both involve centrally the sign Capricorn?
There is a reason for the ‘coincidence’.
The Makar Sankranti/Festival of Light comprises 15 days in all. Within
these 15 days in calendar time there are the five ‘degrees of
the room’, – that is, 10 to 15 degrees Capricorn, or the first five
degrees/days of the year –1st
Ibid, p. 392 concerning
Varuna (10 degrees Capricorn) and the Eye of Shiva (15 degrees
Capricorn), encompassing the ‘degrees of the room’.