A major criticism raised is that the Uttarayana does not coincide with the Makar samkaranthi that we celebrate today. They criticize us that it is a cosmic mistake we are making and that we are drifting from the Vedic system.
शुशुभे सुभगः श्रीमान् स्वाती पथ इव अम्बरे |
Update on 01-04-2014:-
The English word Libra for Thula rashi, also means Balance. It is derived from the Latin root for 'libration' which means 'swinging' action. Swinging means to and fro movement. The Thula vishu swings to and fro with Thula- aarambha as the focal point. The Europeans have utter lack of knowledge of this swing in Thula / Libra. But they have this name for this Rashi. How did they get this name Libra for this rashi? Why is this word Libra used for this rashi?