I am the mother of this universe, and the creator of all. We have certain number of species which are extraterrestrial. What do the vedas or hindu scriptures say about aliens. Science by hinduism the hindu view ancient aryavarta. We might not conceive the residents of heavenly planets as they are known to be deathless, amara. They are the abodes of demigods, divine creations of lord brahma and may be implied as the heavenly planets compared to the exactly opposite lower hellish realms and middle region of earthlike planets. They got their present form between 1200200 bce and were introduced to. The vedic ritual was based on union with the sun, moon, stars and planets and thereby. Vedic version of the planetary system vedic cosmology vedicfeed.
The scriptures of the vedas are meant to guide hindu believers in their daily lives. Lets look at the some verses from mahabharata as available on link provided by you. The celestial bodies were equated with specific deities as well. Hindu scriptures describe the heaven as svargam and the hell as narakam. Each planet is regarded as a devata, or planetary deity. What i propose here is a new understanding of the demigods as denizens of the same universe living on different planets. Jesus predicted in the vedic literature stephen knapp. Commonly, injil and the islamic notion of torah are thought to be part of the heavenly quran. The idea of a holy book or other religious totem being based on an archetype preserved in heaven is not unique to islam but goes back thousands of years to the early summerians according to alfred guillaume. In the planet atala, the yawning of a demon has produced three kinds of women, called svairini independent, kamini lusty and pumscali very easily subdued by men. As if their holy books mention prophet muhammadpeace be upon him than does that mean hindu scriptures are true and so did our prophet muhammadpeace be upon him and hindu should also accept him as their savior please give detail about what is written in the scriptures. Urdhvaloka or the higher planets the higher planets are abodes of, semidivine, superhuman, superintelligent and spiritually advanced beings. These are the most ancient religious texts which define truth for hindus. Navagraha the nine planets in hindu astrology effects.
Its not well known that our sevenday week has an astrological basis, passed down to us by the romans, who adopted it from the egyptians who got it from mesopotamia, where astrology had been practiced for millennia. Arjuna was already able to defeat indra, the king of the heavenly planets when burning the khandava forest, near the end of. Smriti literature is considered less authoritative than sruti. The second manu, whose name was svarocisha, was the son of agni, and his sons were headed by dyumat, sushena and rochishmat. Hindu holy days, for example, are determined by calculations based on muhurta as recorded in the hindu calendar panchangam. In the age of this manu, rochana became indra, the ruler of the heavenly planets, and there were many demigods, headed by tushita. Science in hinduismstructure of universe and various planets. Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideals and practices that originated in india thousands of years before the birth of christ. The seas will turn black and a huge blue star will crash into the planet. The nine heavenly bodies that form the heart of jyotisha.
What vedas and hindu holy books state about our beloved. Bhavishya purana future prediction hinduism and sanatan. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as sanatana dharma, the eternal tradition, or. Hindu astrologers draw the birth charts of individuals based upon the their position at the time of their birth.
There were also many saintly persons, such as urjastambha. Time spent in heavenly planets hinduism stack exchange. The ancient angels according to christian religious text, when the holy triune god most high created the invisible heavens spiritualdark matter and the visible universe physicalvisible matter, he placed angels in charge of his creation. If youre interested in knowing the most important aspects of the longest lasting religion in history, this reading list is for you. Depending upon where they are located in the astrological chart at a given time, they exert positive or negative influence upon people and their destinies. A holy place, where one can cross over to the other side i. Is there any mention of the solar system in hindu scriptures.
Loosely they may be understood as the heavenly planets compared to. So you have 20 more years learning mormon doctrine than i do. O son of kunti, either you will be killed in the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets paradise, or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom, therefore get up and fight with determination. Creation heart of hinduism iskcon educational services. As an eternal associate of the lord arjuna and the other pandavas are already above the state of liberation, they dont have to waste time in the heavenly planets.
These worlds are inhabited and controlled by different powers. This is a realm where heavenly father, jesus christ, and the holy ghost live. The heart of hinduism, in the spirit of the tradition, aims to be nonsectarian, evenhanded, and respectful in its description of all the hindu traditions. We are trying to list out here as many hindu scriptures and books. Modern astronomy talks about a single universe comprising of dark matter and brighter heavenly bodies like the galaxies, stars, planets, asteroids, satellites etc. Iskcon temple in dwarka, delhi offers spiritual and cultural preaching to enhance the social living in spiritual temple at dwarka for the followers of iskcon. The bhavishya purana is an ancient text authored by sri vyasa muni, the compiler of the vedic texts.
This entire matter and antimatter is believed to have emerged about 14 billion years ago in time, from a momentous explosion called the big bang. One of the greatest misconceptions about islam, not only amongst the nonmuslims but even amongst the muslims, is that concerning the concept of jihad. The heart of hinduism text book is produced by iskcon educational services, uk. Iskcon, the international society for krishna consciousness, belongs to the vaisnava tradition of hinduism. What foods can be eaten according to the hindu gita. In later mythologies, the heavens seem to represent. Thus ends the seventh chapter of the pratisarga parva of the bhavishya purana. Below atala is the planet vitala, wherein lord siva and his wife gauri reside. The mythology of seven heavens is ancient at least as old as ancient babylonia.
Sruti consists of four vedas, upanishads, brahmanas, aranyakas, and bhagavadgita while smriti consists of manu smriti, 18 puranas, ramayana, and mahabharata and other hindu holy books. These angels were in charge of lands, nations, planets, stars etc. The nine planetary gods have a great significance in vedic astrology. Vedanga jyotishya is one of the earliest texts about astronomy within the vedas. Vedas and upanishads refrain to talk about these topics but puranas. The sun moves in its own orbit but holding earth and other heavenly bodies in a manner that they do not collide with each other through the force of attraction. According to the hindu astrology, the position of the planets when a person is born determines his potential in life. Heres a look at the early hindu concepts of heaven and hell, death, and. Here some powerful quotes from the gita that will give you a different perspective on life, and maybe even change the way you look at hinduism. Through the ages, the doctrine of the motherhood of god has established a firm root in hinduism. Gandharvas residents of the heavenly planets who are particularly expert in singing and music. Hinduism is the worlds oldest extant religion, and with more than a billion followers, it is also the worlds third largest religion. Originally, the number may have been taken from the celestial bodies that are nearest to earth, including those planets visible to the naked eye. The universe consists of multiple worlds, layers and planes of existence, some known and some unknown, some within the field of awareness and sensory knowledge and some much beyond.
We also lived there as spirit children of our heavenly parents before coming to this earth as physical beings in order to progress toward godhood. The most holy of the hindu books is written in sanskrit and is referred to as the vedas. Within this universe, there are three main regions. Hinduism is an indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practised in the indian subcontinent and parts of southeast asia.
The nine planets collectively are called navagrahas. The upanishads are also called as vedantas or the end of the vedas. Download the bible, the holy quran, the mahabharata and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation etc. In the dynasty of king shalivahana, there were ten kings who went to the heavenly planets after ruling for over 500 years. Dharma shastra the law books of hinduism dealing with morality and the judiciary. The annihilation includes all the lower planets to the heavenly planets. So this must be assumed that if spiritual books like vedas, puranas, upanishads etc. An article on life after death, heaven and hell, karma, planes of existence and. Are you denying that your mormon god is a married man who is a human being exalted to godhood by his marrying wives in some place his own human being exalted to god heavenly father was god of, who has sex with is wife or wives in his heaven, so as to propagate children there, for his world, of which he is god of.
Vedic cosmology, also known as hindu cosmology and cosmography are. Other holy scriptures in hinduism are called the upanisads, the smrutis, the puranas, the ramayana and the mahabharata. The concept, derived from ancient mesopotamian religions, can be found in the abrahamic religions such as islam, judaism and christianity. Though the text was written many thousands of years. In the hindu world consciousness pervades the universe and all within it. According to hindu scriptures, the world would be destroyed at the end of the kali yuga. The term hindu astrology has been in use as the english equivalent of jyoti.
In hindu cosmology, the universe is cyclically created and destroyed. I dont intend this statement to be blasphemous, as i myself am as much a man of faith as of science and completely believe in the divinity of supreme lord and the holy trinity. Heaven and hell in early hindu belief learn religions. I am the highest to be known, the purifier, the holy om, and the three vedas. So ive decided to make the information that i know available to everyone. What i propose here is a new understanding of the demigods as denizens of the same universe living on different planets called lokas. However, the puranas are supposed to be complied by muni vyasa. In addition to reflecting on the order of the heavenly bodies, the. By stephen knapp every once in a while someone writes in to ask me what i know about jesus being mentioned in the vedic literature, specifically the bhavishya purana. In religious or mythological cosmology, the seven heavens refer to seven levels or divisions of heaven. Hindu scriptures have always used mindboggling numbers for the age. The puranas are holy books of hinduism that date back to gupta empire in ancient india.
All of the planetary systems are bound to be annihilated, and this annihilation can take place in two ways. According to mormon doctrine, the highest of the three heavenly kingdoms is called the celestial kingdom. Some of the other holy works and books of hinduism. One way is through partial annihilation which occurs every 4. These angels were in charge of lands, nations, planets. What about the hindu trinity brahma, vishnu, and shiva. Vedic version of the planetary system vedic cosmology. An ancient indian book dense with wisdom, the bhagavad gita is the most important and beloved spiritual text to billions of hindus.
The planets above the earth are realms of heavenly pleasure and are reached by souls who properly execute their religious duties as human beings on earth. These texts are glorious tales of the hindu trinity brahma, vishnu and maheshwar shiva. Bhavishya means future and purana means history, so the texts name would translate literally as the history of the future. Cloud rains in those places where the atmosphere creates low pressure.624 535 1128 767 1467 966 1231 1330 893 831 1643 1307 724 1535 75 1319 479 842 1141 1625 1300 1342 1342 1253 932 1420 308 650 62