The book titled ‘Will History Repeat Itself? Triple Eclipse of July 2009. Ominous? Promising?’ delves into the history of similar triple Grahan (Eclipse) and finds out what happened after the earlier triple eclipses and will the happenings repeat after the 2009 triple eclipse. In 2009, there is a lunar eclipse on July 7, a solar eclipse on July 22 and another lunar eclipse on August 6.
The first recorded triple eclipse was in 3067 BCE and it coincided with the 18-day war in the Mahabharata. Another triple grahan happened 36 years later in 3031 BCE and saw Dwarka – the city built by Lord Krishna – going under the sea.
Using planetarium software, which has been developed to precisely date the movements of various astral bodies for many thousands of years in the past and the future, the couple has tried to collate data from ancient texts about the observation of eclipses and to juxtapose them with actual events.
The predicted path of the forthcoming eclipse and recently observed pattern of earthquakes seem to hint at certain areas being more susceptible to earthquakes, says the book.
According to authors the other episodes of tripe eclipses brought in war and destruction -
“More recently, the first half of the 20th century saw the occurrence of a series of triple eclipse between 1910 and 1945, which coincided with World War I and II, the Holocaust, and the nuclear bombings in
," said Hari. Japan
From 2009 to 2020, there will be seven triple eclipses taking place.
The book is no doomsday prediction according to the authors –
"The idea is not to be an alarmist, but to see if there are parallels," said Hema. "This is not an exercise in astrological prediction, but it is an exercise to see if there indeed was a correlation between the astronomical events as they occurred in the sky and the experience of civilization on the ground."
Will History Repeat Itself? Triple Eclipse of July 2009. Ominous? Promising?
Authors – DK Hari and D Hema Hari
Published by – The Art of Living
Price – Rs 200/-