Indian astrologer foretold Japanese tragedy
It isn’t that I don’t believe in astrology. I read with interest astrological columns that newspapers carry every week. But I haven’t ever gone to an astrologer to ascertain what life holds in store for me.
You may ask why? Well, I’m plain scared of negative predictions that could leave one awaiting tragedies, career setbacks or loss of fortune. It is good always to take life the way it comes with its moments of happiness, grief, success and defeat.
I write this because my friend Vijay Madan is the son of noted Indian astrologer Lachhman Das Madan, who puts down his predictions in writing in Babaji, a montly magazine that he edits on religion and astrology. And in the magazine’s December 2010 edition he had predicted the devastation that has since befallen Japan.
He wrote: “Planetary configurations reveal that within about one month from January 4, 2011 some sort of military operations and unkind nature may cause them much tension and anxieties. Diseases and epidemics are also feared. In fact the period ending June 2, 1011 is horrible and they must take effective measures to protect themselves from severe troubles like escalation of military operations, more ferocious weather and nature including volcanic eruptions.
Setback to government and Parliament, eruption of violence and huge loss of property and life is feared. The periods around April and May 2011 are more horrible. The year 2011 is highly ominous and the (Japanese) people should remain ready to meet unexpected challenges which they may develop (sic) in this year.”
Way back in December 2006 Madan had written that before 2020, some part of Japan is likely to submerge, some mountains may give in and landslides could create much havoc.
This indeed isn’t the first time that the astrologer who is quite popular with a section of the political class has correctly predicted natural and man-made disasters. He claims to have foretold nearly 2000 calamities the world over in the past decade on the basis of planetary configurations. Among other things, he had predicted major earthquakes in China and Latur in India besides warning against the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
When Vijay drew my attention to his father’s forecasts about Japan, I jocularly asked whether he could tell who’d win the cricket world cup? To that, he replied matter of fact that his father’s work isn’t about promoting satta and gambling. He uses his acumen for the good of people and countries.
I don’t want to say more about Madan for this isn’t a promotional write up. I just felt like sharing his story in the backdrop of the worst natural disaster of our times.