Madhavan finally addresses the Panchangam-Almanac controversy!

PUBLISHED DATE : 27/Jun/2022

Madhavan finally addresses the Panchangam-Almanac controversy!

Actor Madhavan who has been actively promoting his upcoming movie Rocketry: the Nambi Effect was in Chennai recently when he stated that the ISRO used Panchangam - the Hindu almanac calendar for launching its Mars orbiter. This obviously lead to the troll brigade taking his case, because nowhere does the Indian Space Research Organization claim that it relies on the information predicted by a specific religion. 



When things got out of hand, Madhavan finally came out with a tweet which implied that he was merely using the Tamil equivalent word of an actual astronomical almanac, which is a book published every year containing information such as the setting and rising times of the sun, moon, planets, stars, eclipses and are commonly used by space scientists.  



Madhavan was however right about stating that the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission also known as Mangalyaan, made India the first nation in the world to reach Martian orbit in its maiden attempt. He was also accurate about India's Mars mission being the least expensive in the world to date. 

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