Saturday, January 1, 2011

'Don't Let That Lady Speak!' (From PNB's REPORT on the First National Conference on Panchanga Ganitam)

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet speaking at the overwhelmingly male
First National Conference on
Panchanga Ganitam,
Tirumala, India, 24-26 Dec. 2010

The quote of this post's title was uttered by an unidentified member of the conference while final deliberations were being made on what zero point would be chosen for the Hindu Calendar.

In the picture below, a conference attendee (or perhaps one of the presenters) protests Ms. Norelli-Bachelet's point that 60 Temples in Tamil Nadu celebrated Makar Sankranti (entrance into the sign of Capricorn) on the 2010 Winter Solstice. He claimed that the celebrations in the temples she referred to were Arudhra Darshan, not at all Makar Sankranti. To that Ms. Norelli-Bachelet had only time to reply, 'Your information is wrong.'

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