New Theory of Ayanamsha

New Theory of Ayanamsha  

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I am brining to your attention a very interesting phenomenon which occurs in GAVI GANGADESHARAWARA TEMPLE (Cave Temple) one of the oldest temple in BANGALORE CITY about 400 years ago.

On every Makara Sankranthi day (14th Jan every year), the Sun’s rays fall on the SHIVA LINGAM (Deity of the temple) which is inside a cave. This is observed around 17.15 hrs every year.

The Sun’s position on 14th Jan at 5.30 hrs I.S.T. for various years is given below : ( Lahiri’s Ephemeris)




Time of SunEnetering Makara (Capricorn)


1996 269016’59” 21028’  22 Hrs 23 Mts 14th Jan
1997 270002’39” 21020’ 28 Hrs 28 Mts 13th Jan
1998 269046’34”  21022’ 10 Hrs 47 Mts 14th Jan
1999 269030’40” 21025’ 17 Hrs 01 Mts 14th Jan
2000 269015’28” 21028’  22 Hrs 59 Mts 14th Jan


   In the temple, the Sun, rays is observed to be advancing from the left of the deity 2 to 3 days earlier and falls on the deity on MAKARASANKRANTHI Day around 17.15 Hrs. Then recedes backwards, never moves forward, and stops falling inside the temple 2 to 3 days later.

Every year as per the ephemeris, Sun enters Makara at different times, but the temple it is always around 17.15 Hrs. The observation of the Sun’s rays moving forward and then backward shows that the declination of the Sun is maximum on that day. But as per the above data it is not so.

This diagram would explain the phenomenon clearly as observed in the temple at Bangalore :


(The above diagram is not to scale)

The calculated declination of the Sun according to the Ephemeris on 14th Jan is marked as dotted lines, which is less than the maximum declination of the Sun. This shows that the sunlight should fall into the temple TWICE A YEAR towards the end of November and 14th of Jan. OR around 21st Dec when the Sun’s declination is maximum. But this phenomenon occurs only on the 14th of Jan. ( I was informed that once in 15 years, this phenomenon occurs on 15th of Jan).

Apart from this event taking place in Bangalore, there is another temple at Sringeri, Karnataka registering the same event. The sun light falls on different pillars on every Sankaramana.


The ancient Hindu Astronomical Treatise “SURYA SIDDHANTHA” states in chapter III V-11, 12 about Liberation (Rev EBENEZER BURGESS TRANSLATION).

V 11: The circle, as thus corrected, accords with its observed placed at the solstice (ayana) and at either equinox; It has moved eastwards, when the longitude of the Sun, as obtained by calculation, is less than that derived from the shadow.

V 12: By the number of degrees of difference, then, turning back, it has moved westwards by the amount of difference, when the calculated longitude is greater ….

Rev Burgess States : “But our interpretation is shown to be correct one by the direction given in Verse 11 & 12, which teach that when the Sun’s calculated longitude – which is its distance from the initial point of the fixed sphere – is less than that derived from the shadow – which is his distance from the equinox – the circle has moved eastwards, and the contrary; it is evident, then that the initial point of sphere is regarded as the movable point, and the equinox as the fixed one”.

Keeping in view the observations at the temple and the above interpretation, IF MAY NOT BE WRONG TO CONSIDER THAT THE EQUINOX AS A FIXED POINT AND THE SOLSTICE (AYANA) AS MOVABLE. Hence Liberation should be of the Earth’s orbit and as suggested by the Surya Siddhantha, at a uniform rate per year.

The general theory of precession of equinoxes could possibly be THEORY OF RELATIVITY???????

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