Shravanabelgola, February 10, 2006: IT was a unique event atop Vindhya Giri amid Jain hymns and chanting on Friday, the Third Day of Mahamasthakabhisheka. Pontiff of Shravanbelgola Swasthisri Charukeerthi Bhattarak Munimaharaj released the English version of much acclaimed Kalachakra Panchanga, written by renowned astrologer Dr Surendra Kumar Jain.
Speaking at the relase, Swamiji said that the Panchanga is a useful asset to every house hold. “The Kalachakra Panchang is a mixture of old and latest system of Astrology. The Kalachakra Panchanga is a user friendly book,” he said.
Dr Jain said that he had predicted that the previous State government would be in trouble. “It’s all planetary movements. Star power act on human beings and thus we can predict the possibilities of trouble. I had predicted that the Dharam Singh government could land in trouble on the basis of calculation made on planetary movement” he said.
“Centuries ago, Astronomers and Astrologers from India have made many predictions and studies based on the movement of the stars. The modern scientist should put more light on those historical records,” headded.
Kalachakra Panchanga is widely made available across the State. The Kannada version of Kalachakra Panchaga had a soft launch recently. The Kannada Panchanga cost Rs 30 and the English one is available for Rs. 40.
Swamiji handed over the first copy of Panchanga to the Dr Jain and his family members. Dr Jain anointed the Lord Bahubali after the release along with his family. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)