Tuesday, June 17, 2014


The sun goes down along the middle portion of Gopuram of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple on equinox. 

Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple is so well constructed that on Equinox sun passes exactly through
 the middle of Gopuram passing through all the doors. An engineering marvel indeed !!

An Equinox is an astronomical event that happens twice, once in spring and once in autumn, each year when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. During Equinoxes the tilt of the Earth 
(with respect to the Sun) is 0° and because of it duration of the day and the night are
 almost equal on Equinox day i.e. 12 hours.

Equinoxes occur on 20th or 21st March and 22nd or 23rd September each year and 
both days has equal length of the day and the night. 
When the Sethu Samudram Channel Project was on, well known political leaders like Karunanidhi etc wondered whether Lord Sri Rama had obtained an "Engineering degree" and from which institution?  Looking at the degree of accuracy in designing this (Padmanabhaswamy temple), it is proven that Indians at that time were quite proficient in their studies and use of it - for this is the proof that higher quality education did exist at that time. Apparently over a period of time we have lost it. We should really be keen to regain that lost  splendor  and move along...

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