Ancient Indian Astronomers

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Indian Astronomers

Rig Veda, the oldest and perhaps most mystical text ever composed in India, says: “With deep respect, I bow to the sun, who travels 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.”  A yojana is about nine American miles; a nimesha is 16/75 of a second. 2,202 yojanas x 9 miles x 75/8 nimeshas = 185,794 m.

So it says that sunlight travels at 186,000 miles per second! In 1387 A. D. They know the correct figure for the speed of light. Yogis were using the mala to keep track of the number of mantras. It has 109 beads, 108+1 Guru Bead. Why so? A] The mala represents the ecliptic. It is divided into 27 equal sections called Nakshatras, and each of these into four equal sectors called paadas, or “steps,” marking the 108 steps that the sun and moon take through heaven. 2] They stop at the 109th “guru bead,” flip the mala and continue reciting backwards. The guru bead represents the summer and winter solstices. Using a mala is a symbolic way of connecting ourselves with the cosmic cycles governing our universe. Yet there are another astronomical references to it : 1] The distance between the earth and the sun is approximately 108 times the sun’s diameter.

Distance between earth & sun is 149,597,890 km and diameter of sun is 1,392,000 km i.e. 107.45 times. 2] And the distance between the earth and the moon is 108 times the moon’s diameter. Distance between earth & moon is 375,403km and moon diameter is 3,476 km i.e. 108 times. 3] The diameter of the sun is about 108 times the earth’s diameter. Sun diameter is 1,392,000 km and Earth diameter at equator is 12756 km i.e. Sun is 109 times that of earth. That is why Gurumani is considered as of 109th.

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24 Comments on “Ancient Indian Astronomers”

  1. Are yaar ab kya hua rushiyon ko. Earlier, they used to follow the truth and vedas like in Veda,

    Ekkam evadityam

    meaning: There is only one not a secon

  2. If it is mentioned in Rigveda then it cannot be in 1387 AD. Vedas are much more older. Rigveda is considered to have been compiled around 1000BCE.

  3. This is a proven fact which the world has accepted and we Indian believe and accept it only when it comes to us through the foreigners !!! Because still now we are slaves mentally and not able to accept our own things unless they are praised and presented by the Videshi people.

  4. Philological and linguistic evidence indicate that the Rigveda was composed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, roughly between 17001100 BC. However, the oldest surviving Rigvedic manuscript dates to the 14th century. This may explain the descrepency with the dates. Either way it’s amazing what the ancients knew, and we like to think we’re so smart now-a-days… Ha!

  5. Ancients are not mystical, we arent good enough to understand what they know or why they do certain things.We are more materialistic

  6. 1387 AD is Incorrect. The Rig Veda mentions the river Saraswati which disappeared in 1900 BCE.Therefore it should be before 1900 BC

  7. Hats off to our ancestors…..What facts they had researched nobody can dare to do.
    India the Ever Talaented Country in the Universe.
    It’s Really incredible India!!!!

  8. Is there any proof that a Yojana is 9 mile and Nimisha is 16/75 of a second. This is just a reverse calculation done deliberately to fool us.

  9. I’m too an Indian, and I was greatly inspired by my ancestors.The ancient Indian astronomers also proposed a theory of parallel universes, which is now in agreement to quantum theory and string theory, and also developed an early form of the “Big Crunch Theory”.

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