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Effect of Surya Grahan – Impact on People, Horoscope, Astrology and Predictions

The Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) that is going to take place on July 22, 2009 is being considered as bad for India by several astrologers. Many astrologers are of the opinion that the Suryagrahan will have a negative impact on the political setup in India and it might give rise to instability on the economic front. Nothing good is being predicted. All astrological predictions are talking about ill effects. The Surya Grahan will coincide with Shravan Amavasya (No moon day in Shravan Month as per traditional calendar Hindu followed in North India).Some astrologers are also opinion that there might be earth quakes, attacks, violence etc as the result of the Surya Grahan. The bad effect of the Surya Grahan will last for six months. You may also like to read

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Book: Indian Temple Sculpture

IndianTemple Sculpture by John Guy looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as an instrument of worship which embodies powerful religious experience. The book serves as an absorbing introduction to the principal iconographic forms in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. A major highlight of the book is the pictures and photographs – 150 color and 50 black and white. The photographs are from the famous collection of South-Asian sculpture in London’s Victoria and AlbertMuseum. ‘Indian Temple Sculpture’ considers the cosmological meaning hidden in the sculptures, its origins, the temple setting and the role of sculpture within it and reveals the vivid rituals and traditions still in practice today.Kesavan Veluthat reviews the book in The HinduHe treats the subject under six separate chapters. The first chapter deals with how religion evolved in India in such a way as to require icons. A religion based on ritual does not require idols; one based on devotion does. Thus, the need for images …