21 March 2012

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Police registered case against Astrologer Srinivas Gargeya for insulting women in his almanac

Police registered case against Astrologer Srinivas Gargeya for insulting women in his almanac


Celebrated by: Telugu People
Marks: The Beginning of the New Year
In the month of: March/April

Ugadi is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While it is called Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka, in Maharashtra it is known as "Gudipadava".

Every year on the eve of Ugadi, astrologers release almanacs, making forecasts for the coming year.
These almanacs are read during Ugadi celebrations.

The Central Crime Station (CCS) Hyderabad police booked or registered a case against astrologer Srinivas Gargeya under
Indian Penal Code

• section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman)

• section 292 (sale of obscene book)

Astrologer Srinivas Gargeya wrote a Telugu New Year, almanac "Kalachakra Panchangam and in this he predicted the future of girls by basing it on the timing of the onset of puberty.

In his Panchangam he wrote that

1. if a girl attains puberty after sunset, she will become a prostitute

2. a widow if puberty is attained at midnight

3. a thief if it is in the evening

After this some NGO filed a complaint to the State Human Rights Commission, said such unscientific writings violate children's right as they would create panic among girl children.
They also argued that the almanac was insulting to women, and sought that it be banned and withdrawn from circulation.

Meaning of Almanac –

1. A usually annual reference book composed of various lists, tables, and often brief articles relating to a particular field or many general fields

2. A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tags – Astrology Puberty AP


cookingvarieties March 21, 2012  

hi sm, how are you. i am back to blogging, with a funny post. Good that such people are dealt with properly as a lesson for all to follow. have a nice day

sm,  March 21, 2012  


chitra March 21, 2012  

We also celebrate Ugadi what we call as Padwa and on that day certain predictions are made in our temple but in general.
The kind of predictions given above shouldn't be made by any one.

Indian Home Maker March 22, 2012  

Gosh these are really irresponsible sort of predictions!! I hope the man is punished, the almanac is withdrawn and a public apology made so that parents of any children who would be declared prostitutes, thieves or widows by these predictions understand that all this is not true.

Ganga March 28, 2012  

I completely unstand that the predictions are unreliable, but I don't understand case against only ' Gargeya Sidhanti'. I don't think he is the first perso. Who wrote this. This has been published many times and by many astrologers.
The point here is not if it is right or wrong, the point is why make such a big fuzz on this at this time.
Insult to women, please whole of andhra is filled with women who really need help, who are really being treated like trash every day. These women organizations will be appreciated if they go and help them other than make a bid deal out of some page in some book

munni March 29, 2012  

Hi All,

As of my Knowledge what Gargeya Sidhanti garu written is may be correct. in puranas it is there. But why people are making a small thing to like a big issues. Instead of this many things are there in AP. Please react on this and make people comfort. for example on food products there is no MFP date please fight on this. why all are targeted Gargeya Sidhanti garu. he is helping people by giving some suggestion and become a VIP i hope bcoz of this people is making issue like this. see evry one knows that we do some kind of santhi's after a newly baby born or before marriage or u know in villages we are doing santhis when a girl metchured based on the day, nakashtra and tidi please cross check this is not a crime please fight for true. not like this .