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Scientific Miracles in Hindu Scriptures..must see!!

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by bansal2008, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. bansal2008

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    The Vedas and Puranas are the literal word of God, which He revealed to his chosen people called Aryas through sages and through Incarnations. It were written down as God went on to speak. From the day these scriptures were revealed, until this day, there has always been a huge number of Aryas and Dasuyas who have memorized all of the Vedas and Puran, letter by letter. Some of them have even been able to memorize all of the scriptures by the age of ten. Not one letter of theses scriptures has been changed over the centuries. Arays hold the oldest literature that is unchanged till date. Moguls tried, British tried but in vain.

    Vedas and Puranas, which were revealed second time 6,000 years ago centuries ago, mentioned facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists.

    Sphericity of Earth:

    The existence of rather advanced concepts like the sphericity of Earth and the cause of seasons is quite clear in Vedic literature. For example, the Aitareya Brahmana (3.44) declares:
    The Sun does never set nor rise. When people think the Sun is setting it is not so. For after having arrived at the end of the day it makes itself produce two opposite effects, making night to what is below and day to what is on the other sideHaving reached the end of the night, it makes itself produce two opposite effects, making day to what is below and night to what is on the other side. In fact, the Sun never sets.

    Shape of Earth is like an Oblate Spheroid. (Rig VedaXXX. IV.V)

    ‘Earth is flattened at the poles’ (Markandeya Purana 54.12)

    "Sixty-four centuries before Isaac Newton, the Hindu Rig-Veda asserted that gravitation held the universe together. The Sanskrit speaking Aryans subscribed to the idea of a spherical earth in an era when the Greeks believed in a flat one. The Indians of the fifth century A.D. calculated the age of the earth as 4.3 billion years; scientists in 19th century England were convinced it was 100 million years."

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    Polar Days and Nights
    For the period when the sun is north it is visible for six months at the north pole and invisible at the south, and vice versa. - (Ibid Sutara)

    Now Lets see what modern science says about this:
    June 21, 1999: Later today, at 19:49 UT (3:49 p.m. EDT), Earth's north pole points more directly at the Sun than at any other time during the year. For polar bears and other denizens of the Arctic it will be noontime, the middle of a 6-month long day, as the Sun climbs to 23 1/2 degrees above the horizon.
    June 21st marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. In the North it's the longest day of the year. At mid-latitudes there is sunlight for over 16 hours. Above the Arctic Circle the sun doesn't set at all!

    "He made this Earth fixed by different devices like hills and mountains in shape of pegs but it still rotates . Sun never sets; all parts of earth are not in Darkness." [RIG VEDA]

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    Now lets see what Hindu scriptures say about the movement of earth:

    "Earth rotates in two ways by the Will of Brahama, first it rotates on its axis secondly it revolves around sun. Days and Nights are distinguished when moves on its axis. Season change when it revolves around Sun". (Vishnu Puran)

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    "There are suns in all directions, the night sky being full of them." (Rig Veda)
    Now lets see what what the modern sceince says:
    In the 1920s astronomers realised that our island universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, is not alone in space. Outside it are other galaxies, each containing thousands of millions of suns. One of these other galaxies is visible to the naked eye, as a faint fuzzy blob in the constellation of Andromeda. The Andromeda galaxy is similar in size and shape to the Milky Way and is our galaxy's nearest neighbour, 2 million light years (20000000000000000000000 km) away. Further away are other galaxies, too faint for the eye to see. With powerful telescopes, millions have been photographed. Remarkably, all the galaxies are fleeing from one another: the whole Universe is expanding. This is one of the key pieces of evidence that about 15000 million years ago, there was a beginning to the Universe, an immense explosion we call the Big Bang. The debris from the explosion is still flying apart. Earth is one of the cinders.

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    A distant cluster of galaxies. Each galaxy contains
    about a 100000 million suns.

    Because each galaxy contains about 100000 million suns, galaxies can be seen to enormous distances, and they light up the distant universe for us.

    This is one Glaxy, there are many of such glaxies scattered in our Universe
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    The Coma Cluster of Galaxies
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    There are planets in all directions, but only visible in night sky (Rig Veda)

    Now lets see what Modern Science says:
    A galaxy is a giant assembly of many stars. We live on a planet which is in a group of 9 planets orbiting a star in one such assembly, a spiral galaxy we call the Milky Way (from the old Latin name Via Lactea). There are an estimated 50-100 billion galaxies in the Universe. Each galaxy has millions or billions of stars like our Sun, or bigger, smaller, newer, older, colder, hotter, exploding or imploding. It comprise of Millions of Planets like ours, or bigger, smaller, newer, older or hotter.

    Recently, astronomers have detected planets circling stars in our galaxy. Hard evidence (not just probability) is every day accruing that many other stars in the Universe have planets around them.
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    Modern scientists' comments:
    Hinduism is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, to those of modern scientific cosmology. The Hindu literature is work of a Genius.
    (Dr. Steinn Sigurdsson, Pennsylvania State University)

    It looks like that the writers of Vedas and Puran came from the future to deliver knowledge. The works of the Ancient Arya Sages is mind blowing. There is no doubt that Purans and Vedas are word of God.
    (Scott Sandford , Space Scientist, NASA)

    How could Hindus (Aryas) have possibly known all this 6,000 years ago, when scientists have only recently discovered this using advanced equipment which did not exist at that time? Such concepts were found only recently.
    (Dr. Kevin Hurley of the University of California at Berkeley)

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    Blue Sky is Nothing but scattered sunlight (Markandeya Purana 78.8)

    Now lets see what Modern Science says about it:
    The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.

    However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue
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    As you look closer to the horizon, the sky appears much paler in color. To reach you, the scattered blue light must pass through more air. Some of it gets scattered away again in other directions. Less blue light reaches your eyes. The color of the sky near the horizon appears paler or white
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    to be continued...
     
  2. Zephyr

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    Damn it, not another one. Go away, this is worn out and old hat by now.
     
  3. bansal2008

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    Nothing in Brahmand is immovable (Sam Veda)

    "NOTHING IS STATIC IN THIS WORLD NEITHER LIVING OR NON LIVING". (Brahmand Puran)

    "Earth is divided in many plates as much as 14 of them in present Manavatara." (Brahmand Purana)

    In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble used the 100" telescope (2.5 meters) at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California to detect variable stars in nebulae. He discovered that the stars he observed had the same characteristic variations in their brightness as a class of stars called Cepheid Variables. Earlier, astronomer Henrietta Levitt had shown there was a precise correlation between the periodic change in brightness of a Cepheid Variable and its luminosity. Hubble was able use this correlation to show that the nebulae containing the variable stars he observed were not within our own Galaxy; they were external galaxies far beyond the edge of our Milky Way.

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    Earth's Major Plates:
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    The current continental and oceanic plates include: the Eurasian plate, Australian-Indian plate, Philippine plate, Pacific plate, Juan de Fuca plate, Nazca plate, Cocos plate, North American plate, Caribbean plate, South American plate, African plate, Arabian plate, the Antarctic plate, and the Scotia plate. These plates consist of smaller sub-plates.
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    All the information that we have today is already mentioned in Vedas and Puranas suggesting they came from some one who is controlling the Entire Universe.

    to be continued...
     
  4. bansal2008

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    ^^^^
    Hubble, Edwin P. (1889 - 1953) American astronomer whose observations proved that galaxies are "island universes", not nebulae inside our own galaxy. His greatest discovery, called "Hubble's Law", was the linear relationship between a galaxy's distance and the speed with which it is moving. The Hubble Space Telescope is named in his honor.

    The world is undergoing continuous changes both perceptible and imperceptible. Nothing is static in this world. Even those things, which appear static to our eyes, are in fact mobile and in motion. Matter is made up of molecules and atoms. Scientists have discovered that the structure of an atom is similar to that of solar system. Electrons revolve around the nucleus of the atom just as planets revolve around the Sun in their respective orbits. When our ancient sages, in their deep level of meditation experienced this eternal truth, they proclaimed that the world was nothing but MAYA and things are not as they are perceived by our sense organs. Although the Sun appears static to our eyes but the fact is to the contrary as it is revolving, along with its planets around another Sun belonging to another galaxy, larger in size. The second Sun itself, in turn is moving around another Sun which is even larger than the second Sun. Our ancient sages in their deep meditative level saw that it was an endless process.

    This mobility is evident even within our body though it does not appear so from outside. All the organs are diligently engaged in their respective functions. The heart is palpitating without taking rest even for a moment. Blood is continuously circulating in the arteries and veins. The digestive system is functioning all the time by digesting the foodstuffs we partake and providing energy without which it will be impossible for us to function. Similarly, if our lungs stop functioning then we can not live even for a moment. Same will be our fate if the heart stops functioning. But, all these functions are involuntary and are not visible from outside.
    As mentioned above, even the non-living things, which are made up of countless atoms, are continuously vibrating from within- the rock, the stone, mountains, rivers- nothing is static but continuously vibrating. If the electrons stop revolving around the nucleus of the atom the very existence of matter would be in jeopardy. Be it a non-living matter or the Universe itself: everything is mobile, continuously moving either from within or outside.

    Motion is life whereas immobility means death. For the world to function in an orderly manner motion is of utmost importance without which it will cease to functions. The earth though appearing static to us, is in fact continuously in motion not only from outside but also from within. The geologists are of the view that there are large Tectonic plates within the earth and they are continuously moving. This is the reason why we find our earth divided into seven continents.
     
  5. bansal2008

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    Origin of Universe

    Hindu concepts of Hiranyagarbha (golden womb) and Brahmanda (the first egg), are comparable to cosmic egg origin systems. The Bhagavata Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Vayu Purana among others contain references to the initial process of the origins of the universe as a cosmic egg. The twelve phase creation of the universe and the history of our Brahmanda is described in Srimad Bhagvatam.

    The Hiranyagarbha Sukta announces: Hiranyagarbhah samavartatagre bhutasya jatah patireka asit, which means, Before creation existed the golden womb Hiranyagarbha, Lord of everything born. (Rig Veda 10.121.1)

    The whole universe including sun, moon, planets, and galaxies was all inside the egg, and the egg was surrounded by ten qualities from outside. (Vayu Purana 4.74-75)

    Before creation, it was only the braham that was everywhere. There was no day, night or sky. First I created the waters. And in the waters I sowed the seeds of brahmanda. the great egg. From this seed there developed a egg which began to float on the waters. This egg is known as Brahamand (Universe)

    Now lets see what Modern Science says about it:

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    This is the structure of the Universe created by scientists after a research of many years. If we take a look at the COBE results, we notice the uneven pattern in the radiation stemming from the decoupling of matter and radiation when the Universe was a mere 300,000 years old. The blue and magenta patterns represent areas that were slightly cooler and slightly warmer than average. These variations are at a level of about 1:100,000, but they must have been enough to seed the structures we see today.

    Finally we came to conclusion that Universe is shaped like a egg but this information was already present in Hindu Literature.
    (Alan Kogut, NASA)
     
  6. bansal2008

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    OZONE LAYER

    Protection of Earth

    After the formation of the earth planet, Brahama created atmosphere in group of seven , from that formation oceans began to exist, and the first form of life appeared on the earth planet. Atmosphere was created as protective skin of earth (Shrimad Bhagwatam)

    "Amazing isnt it Vedas and Puaran are divine source of knwoledg" said Dr. Donald Mitchell of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. It is hard to believe that these facts were already mentioned in hindu books thousands of years back, in the time when Human didnt knew much about Astronomy.

    The Vishnu Purana gives a quite an accurate description of tides:
    "In all the oceans the water remains at all times the same in quantity and never increases or diminishes; but like the water in a cauldron, which in consequence of its combination with heat, expands, so the waters of the ocean swell with the increase of the Moon. The waters, although really neither more nor less, dilate or contract as the Moon increases or wanes in the light and dark fortnights"..
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  7. bansal2008

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    About Creation of Moon

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    Theia colliding with Earth.

    "In the initial stage of creation of Universe some creation material slipped from the hands of Brahma and collided with earth resulting in the formation of Moon".
    (Brahmand Purana)

    Now lets see what Modern Science says

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    The Giant Impact, as pictured in a painting by William K. Hartmann
    on the cover of Natural History Magazine in 1981. Copyright William K. Hartmann

    The idea in a nutshell:
    At the time Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago, other smaller planetary bodies were also growing. One of these hit earth late in Earth's growth process, blowing out rocky debris. A fraction of that debris went into orbit

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    More on this in the next post
     
  8. bansal2008

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^:)
    After we first presented the theory in 1974 at a conference on satellites, Harvard researcher A. G. W. Cameron rose to say that he and William Ward were also working on the same idea, but coming at it from a different motivation -- the study of angular momentum in the system -- and that they had concluded the impacting body had to be roughly Mars size (a third or half the size of Earth). Our paper was published in 1975 (Hartmann and Davis, Icarus, 24, 504-505) Cameron and Ward published an abstract on this idea at the Lunar Science conference in 1976, two years after the PSI paper.

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    Five Hours After Impact, based on computer modeling
    by A. Cameron, W. Benz, J. Melosh, and others. Copyright William K. Hartmann

    Some work was done by Thompson and Stevenson in 1983 about the formation of moonlets in the disk of debris that formed around Earth after the impact. However, in general the theory languished until 1984 when an international meeting was organized in Kona, Hawaii, about the origin of the moon. At that meeting, the giant impact hypothesis emerged as the leading hypothesis and has remained in that role ever since. Dr. Michael Drake, director of the University of Arizona's Planetary Science Department, recently described that meeting as perhaps the most successful in the history of planetary science. Michael Drake quated it is amzing that such description is given in Purana.

    A collection of papers from that meeting was published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (Houston) in the 1986 book, Origin of the Moon, edited by PSI scientist William Hartmann, together with Geoffry Taylor and Roger Phillips. This book remains the prime reference on this subject. In the meantime, researchers such as Willy Benz, Jay Melosh, A. G. W. Cameron, and others have attempted computer models of the giant impact, to determine how much material would go into orbit. Some of these results have been used by Hartmann to make the paintings on this web page, attempting to show how the impact would have looked to a human observer (if humans had been around -- they didn't come along until 4.5 billion years later!)

    In the 1990's, Dr. Robin Canup wrote a Ph.D. dissertation on the moon's origin and the giant impact hypothesis, which produced new modeling of the aggregation of the debris into moonlets, and eventually, into the moon itself. Dr. Canup is continuing the modeling of the lunar accretion process.

    New Developments:
    The "giant impact" theory, first proposed in the mid-1970s to explain how the Moon formed, has received a major boost as new results demonstrate for the first time that a single impact could yield the current Earth-Moon system.

    Simulations performed by researchers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) show that a single impact by a Mars-sized object in the late stages of Earth's formation could account for an iron-depleted Moon and the masses and angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system.

    This is the first model that can simultaneously explain these characteristics without requiring that the Earth-Moon system be substantially modified after the lunar forming impact. The findings appear in the August 16 issue of Nature.

    The Earth-Moon system is unusual in several respects. The Moon has an abnormally low density compared to the terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars), indicating that it lacks high-density iron. If the Moon has an iron core, it constitutes only a few percent of its total mass compared to Earth's core, which is about 30 percent of its mass.

    The angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system, contained in both the Earth's spin and the Moon's orbit, is quite large and implies that the terrestrial day was only about five hours long when the Moon first formed close to the Earth. This characteristic provides a strong constraint for giant impact models.

    Previous models had shown two classes of impacts capable of producing an iron-poor Moon, but both were more problematic than the original idea of a single Mars-sized impactor in the last stages of Earth's formation.

    One model involved an impact with twice the angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system; this would require that a later event (such as a second large impact) alter the Earth's spin after the Moon's formation.

    The second model proposed that the Moon-forming impact occurred when Earth had only accreted about half its present mass. This required that the Earth accumulated the second half of its mass after the Moon formed.

    However, if the Moon also accumulated its proportionate share of material during this period, it would have gained too much iron-rich material -- more than can be reconciled with the Moon today.

    The models developed by SwRI and UCSC use the modeling technique known as smooth particle hydrodynamics, or SPH, which also has been used in previous formation studies. In SPH simulations, the colliding planetary objects are modeled by a vast multitude of discrete spherical volumes, in which thermodynamic and gravitational interactions are tracked as a function of time.

    The new high-resolution simulations show that an oblique impact by an object with 10 percent the mass of the Earth can eject sufficient iron-free material into Earth-orbit to yield the Moon, while also leaving the Earth with its final mass and correct initial rotation rate. This simulation also implies that the Moon formed near the very end of Earth's formation.

    "The model we propose is the least restrictive impact scenario, since it involves only a single impact and requires little or no modification of the Earth-Moon system after the Moon-forming event," says the paper's lead author, Dr. Robin M. Canup, assistant director of the SwRI Space Studies Department in Boulder.

    UCSC Professor Erik Asphaug adds, "Our model requires a smaller impactor than previous models, making it more statistically probable that the Earth should have a Moon as large as ours."
    Modeling lunar formation is important to the overall understanding of the origin of the terrestrial, or Earth-like, planets.

    "It is now known that giant collisions are a common aspect of planet formation, and the different types of outcomes from these last big impacts might go a long way toward explaining the puzzling diversity observed among planets," says Asphaug.

    The Moon is also believed to play an important role in Earth's habitability because of its stabilizing effect on the tilt of Earth's rotational pole. "Understanding the likelihood of Moon-forming impacts is an important component in how common or rare Earth-like planets may be in extrasolar systems," adds Canup.

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    Theia colliding with Earth.
     
  9. bansal2008

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    More facts/findings will come from Hindu Holy Books. Also, will come later the scientific findings in Vedas that are not even known to modern western Scientists yet but are revealed in Hindu Scriptures.

    It looks like all these modern day western scientists who come up with these theories/scientific facts have vedic scriptures in their home since all these new scientific theories/discoveries have their basis in scriptures. This is what they always do, they read the text from scriptures and steal the idea and do some years of research and find that the observed data do fit this theory and call it their own theory removing the unnecessary part (that they think is not important such as existence of GOD). They forget the fact that it is not originally founded by them, but stolen from the Hindu scriptures just to get fame and make money. It is evident from the comments of many scientists in the past that the Hindu Scriptures were readily available to them

    some of the comments:
    Albert Einstein the most gifted/intelligent scientist ever said this about hindu scriptures " “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.”
    "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made."

    J. Robert Oppenheimer, American nuclear physicist (1904-1967), said,
    "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One. . . . Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"---> from bhagvad Gita

    Oppenheimer "the father of the atomic bomb" quoting from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita upon witnessing the mushroom cloud resulting from the detonation of the world’s first atomic bomb in New Mexico, U.S.A., on July 16, 1945.
    “Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries. “

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    to be contd...
    OM

    Sanatan Dharma is the only true religion
     
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    Plagerism is a no-no on these forums... if you are going to cut and paste you should add a link to the original source.

    Miracles of Veda and Purana

    wa:do
     
  11. bansal2008

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    thanks for doing it..
     
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    Sanatana dharma ki jai!!
     
  14. imaginaryme

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    Nice... but rather pointless. Something "unknown to science" is not necessarily unknown to scientists. It is obvious that engineering began when the first monkey picked up the first stick. What is less obvious, perhaps; is that nearly everything mentioned (I admit it, I skimmed ;)) can be established through a rudimentary understanding of mathematics and the critical thought process. :cool:
     
  15. bansal2008

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    ^^ how can something be unknown to Science since it is a subject not a person. Science is evolving everyday and thus is limited. There has only been brief superficial findings from the vedas has been stated. There are somethings yet to be unfolded by Scientists but present in scriptures.
     
  16. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    If you really want to be blown away, you should check out all the scientific miracles in various texts on physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and biology.
     
  17. bansal2008

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    Sixty-four centuries before Isaac Newton, the Hindu Rig-Veda asserted that gravitation held the universe together. The Sanskrit speaking Aryans subscribed to the idea of a spherical earth in an era when the Greeks believed in a flat one. The Indians of the fifth century A.D. calculated the age of the earth as 4.3 billion years; scientists in 19th Century England were convinced it was 100 million years.

    You can use Bhagvat Purana or other scriptures that gives in detail the time period of each "Yuga" and when you add them up it will tell us the age of EARTH.

    References Below:

    Vishnu Purana Book 1, chapter 3, gives a detailed calculations of Time era or Yugas.
    The Hindu cosmological time cycles are described in verses 11–23 of Chapter 1, Surya Siddhanta

    More below:

    Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 231.12-20
    Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 231.21-22
    Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 231.29-32
    Vishnu Purana, 1.3
    Bhagavata Purana, 3.11.19
    Bhagavad Gita, 8.17
    Vayu Purana, 57


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  18. bansal2008

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    About Gravitaional forces, refer to
    If we refer to Shukla Yajur Veda Chapter III, verse six it plainly describes the fact that the earth rotates around the sun in the sky.

    Ayam gauh pRshnirakkramId asadan mAtram purah pitaram cha prayantsvah
    “It is evident how the spherical planet comprised of the elements of earth, water and fire (energy) dynamically rotates around the all-protecting sun whilst suspended in the universe through a force of attraction (gravity) giving rise to the multitude of time periods including day and night, phases of the moon, seasons, solstices and years.”

    The fact that the earth revolves is obvious from the very name for the earth (gauh) from root √gam (since it rotates).

    Furthermore, that the satellites (moon and other celestial bodies) are held in their orbits in the sky by their mutual gravitational force is mentioned in these richas from Rig-Veda:

    “YadA suryamamun divi shukram jyotiradhArayah, maditte vishva bhuvanAni yemire
    (Rig Mandal 8 Ch. 12 verse 30)
    ‘Oh Indra (all sustaining Lord) through establishing the all illuminating and powerful sun you maintain control over all cosmic bodies through mutual forces.’

    This demonstrates that all the constellations are maintained and controlled by mutual energy. Another half-verse from the seventh mandal chapter ten of the same samhita,

    “vyastamnAdrodasi mitro” verifies this also and there are numerous other examples one could mention.

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    Moon does not have its own light
    The fact that the moon has no inherent light was unknown to early westerners and yet the Atharva Samhita (XIV. 1.1) expression relates:

    “Divi soma adhi shrutih” ‘The moon depends upon the rays from the sun (sunlight).


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    Veda is an ocean and there within lies a vast resource of knowledge describing a myriad of physical, metaphysical and philosophical phenomena.

    Not only is the creation of the universe intimated in great detail, it discusses the period even before the ‘Big-Bang’, which have only recently been postulated by the likes of Professor Hawking and other scientists in the west.

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    The list of scientific facts is endless in Hindu Scriptures..

    OM
     
  19. sonofskeptish

    sonofskeptish It is what it is

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    Some people are stuck in the library's fiction section.
     
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    What the advocates of these sorts of things never get around to, is something like....

    ....if the Vedas really did "know" about plate tectonics thousands of years before, where were all the Hindus running around telling the world about it? Funny how it's always after scientists figure something out that the religious zealots of whatever declare "Oh, our holy book knew this all along".
     
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