Pune | Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) activist Sambhaji Bhide has claimed that US lunar mission was successful because they launched on “Ekadashi”.
“America attempted to send their spacecraft on the lunar surface 38 times earlier but failed on all those occasions,” Bhide at an event in Solapur.
The statement comes days India’s lander Vikram of the Chandrayaan 2 mission lost contact while it was nearing the moon’s surface.
“To all their surprise, the Americans succeeded in sending their spacecraft to the moon in the 39th attempt which was based on the Indian time measurement system. They were successful because the spacecraft was launched on the day of Ekadashi,” said Bhide.
Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day of each of the two lunar phases which occur in a Hindu calendar month.
This is not the first time the former RSS leader has commented something bizarre.
“Mangoes are powerful and nutritious. Some women who ate mangoes from my garden have given birth to sons,” he had claimes in the past.