posted on Oct, 14 2010 @ 03:20 AM
Hinduism is the only religion in which the time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology. The Hindu literature is work of a
Dr. Steinn Sigurdsson, Pennsylvania State University
It looks like that the writers of Vedas and Puranas came from the future to deliver knowledge. The works of the Ancient Arya Sages is mind
blowing. There is no doubt that Puranas 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
That’s right! How did they know what we are just beginning to discover and comprehend? Was there an advanced civilization which was destroyed
thousands of years ago by a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions that wiped out all the knowledge and wisdom of that ancient world and its advanced
Check out some of these interesting scientific concepts known to humankind thousands of years ago – all contained in the Hindu Vedas and Puranas,
which revealed facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists. It is beyond reason that anyone even before ‘Adam and Eve walked on
Earth’ have known these facts, discovered or proven only recently with advanced equipment and sophisticated scientific methods.
Sphericity of Earth
The existence of rather advanced concepts like the sphericity of the 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 side. Having 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."
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."
Now lets see what Hindu scriptures say about the movement of earth:
"The Earth rotates in two ways by the Will of Brahma. First, it rotates on its axis and secondly it revolves around the Sun. Days and Nights are
distinguished when it moves on its axis. Season change when it revolves around Sun". (Vishnu Puran)
”There are suns in all directions, the night sky being full of them. And there are planets in all directions around them.
And we’ve just started discovering planets in other ‘Solar systems’!!
"Then he began creation with plasma, which created smoke. From that smoke the entire universe came into existence. Then the universe began to
expand by the Will of Brahma and it will go on to do the same in future. He then made 'Heavens and Earths' from the Golden part of the egg".
Now let’s see what Modern Science Says about this:
The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a
cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition).This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology.
Scientists now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke’.
“Before creation, it was only the Brahman 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. From this seed there developed an egg which began to float on the waters. This egg is known as Brahamand (Universe)”.
We have finally come to the conclusion that the Universe is shaped like an egg, but this information was already present in Hindu Literature
thousands of years ago!
Alan Kogut, NASA
"Seven horses draw the chariot of Surya (Sun)".
Further, it states these seven horses are the seven colors compromising light.
What modern science says about this:
Sunlight is made up of all the colors of the rainbow: violet, indigo, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The gas molecules in the atmosphere
interact with the sunlight before the light reaches our eyes.
Earth’s atmosphere and it’s protective Ozone Layer
“After the formation of the earth planet, Brahma created atmosphere in a group of seven, from that formation oceans began to exist, and the first
forms of life appeared on the earth planet. Atmosphere was created as a protective skin of earth.The atmosphere surrounds the earth up to a
height of 60 miles, and clouds, lightning and the like are all phenomena connected with it”.
Let’s see what modern science says:
Ozone is a relatively unstable molecule found in Earth's atmosphere. Most ozone is concentrated below a 30-mile (48-km) height. Although it
represents only a tiny fraction of the atmosphere, ozone is crucial for life on Earth. Ozone acts as a shield to protect Earth's surface from the
sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. Without this shield, we would be more susceptible to skin cancer, cataracts, and impaired immune systems.
"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…..”
The creation of the Moon
"In the initial stages of the creation of the Universe some creation material slipped from the hands of Brahma and collided with Earth resulting in
the formation of the Moon.”
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 and formed the Moon.
“The Sun is the center of a small system which includes 9 planets including Earth. The Sun holds more than 98% mass of this small system in this
giant universe which contains millions of suns".
And we thought the ancients were dumb! Check out the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic that mentions nuclear and air warfare thousands of years ago.
But that’s for another thread.