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Significance of Coachji's Birthday Posted by Rakesh Sharma on December 24, 2001 at 07:33:43:
Going by Lou's post, Coachji's birthday falls on December 21. It is a
highly significant period as it marks a key, annual change of tune, so
to say, in the celestial music.
The Winter Solstice happened at 23 minutes past the midnight of
December 21-22 this year. Winter solstice is the moment when the Sun is
at the southern-most point. It is the shortest day in the nothern
hemishpere and from this day the Sun starts its Northward journey.
And guess what, this day or rather occasion has been celebrated since
ancient times all over the world -- as Christmas (which was fixed for
December 25 around 530 AD) and as Uttarayan in India.
In India Uttarayan is considered to be so auspicious that realised
souls, such as Bhishmapitama who is mentioned in the famous epic
Mahabharatha, the battle during which Lord Krishna advised Arjuna
(Gita), are known to have waited for this auspicious period to depart
from their body.
So a very happy birthday to Choachji. May his tribe thrive.
And Merry Christmas to Chachji and all the friends.
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