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Article from The Times of India:
‘Mahakumbh is the festival of astrology’
ALLAHABAD: "The science of astrology needs to be established at the global level, claimed Mahamadaleshwar Pilot Baba on Thursday. He was speaking at the Jyotish MahaKumbh, the international astrological conference being organised at the MahaKumbh.
"It is high time we took this science to the global platform so that more people benefit from it," he said and went on to add that astrology exists from the times of 'Kaal Gadna' which adds strength to the argument that astrology came even before the mythical Kumbh.
His argument also found support from Shankaracharya Sumerupeeth Narendrananad Saraswati, who was also present as guest of honor at the event and went on to add that apart from explaining the importance of astro-science, people should also be explained the relation between Kumbh and astrology and how it is actually the festival of astrology. He urged people to support the cause of restoring the purity of Ganga river.
Detailing the proceedings of the day, organiser Dr Ram Naresh Tripathi said a number of noted astrologers from different parts of the country spoke at the occasion and highlighted the importance of astrology quoting from their research. Dr Alaknanda Sharma from Rajasthan talked about the existence of Kumbh, while Dr Bhagwat Sharan Shukla from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) discussed its history. Vinay Jha and Dr Vipin Pandey and Preeti from Jaipur presented their papers on traditional astrology and mental power respectively.
Over 25 research scholars from BHU's astrology department participated in the event conducted by Avinash Rai and Brajendra Mishra. On Februray 8, the last day of the conference, Mahant Gyandas, president of the Akhada Parishad will grace the occasion with his presence, where the remaining discussion on Tantra, Yog and Jyotish will take place. Astrologers participating in the mega event have been offering free consultancy to the pilgrims for the past four days and have so far met over 1,000 visitors, including foreigners who find the science interesting."