Monday, 10 September 2012

Puranas Are History Not Mythology!

There is a difference between Mythology and History. The word 'Purana' means 'History'. Sage Veda-Vyasa has written 18 Puranas and Mahabharata along with other books and Bhagvata Purana is best of Puranas.

The descriptions I have given about universes come from Bhagvata Purana and Caitanya Caritamrita. 

The earth was considered round and milky way galaxy was described along with many constellations in Bhagvata Purana.

Before getting it written down, Bhagvata Purana was in oral circulation for at least a few thousand years.

I am not arguing that religion is Science but it takes a little faith to investigate and an open mind as well.

You can read Bhagvata Purana with an open mind and it's available online and see for yourself.

Consider this: Bramha, who is one of the creators, created this universe. 

A four headed Bramha created our universe so it's a very small universe in comparison to the universes created by ten-headed, thousand-headed, billion-headed Bramhas. 

These Bramhas are created by an expansion of Krishna called Narayana.

Bramhas are born from navel-lotus of Narayana.

Bramha's age is called Para.

Para is 3110 Kharab, 40 Arab years.

100000= 1 lakh
100 lakh= 1 crore
100 crore= 1 arab
100 arab= 1 kharab

In a day of Bramha 71*14 Mahayugas happen.

1 Mahayuga is Sata+Treta+Dwapara+Kaliyuga

Kaliyua= 10%
Satayuga=40% of one Mahayuga.

71 Mahayuga= 1 Manvantara.

{ A Manu(Adam) lives for one Manvantara }

14 Manus come in one day of Bramha.

A Bramha lives for 100 days.

Mahavishnu is beyond imagination then because there is no way to conceive number of universes sustained during the time interval of his inhalation and exhalation.

Krishna is beyond Mahavishnu. Mahavishnu is one of his expansions from 1/4th of his potencies.

3/4th of his potencies are in Paravyoma--spiritual sky which is unknown to even greatest of sages.

Sources: Bhagvata Purana, Chaitanya Charitamrita etc.

Before twentieth century hardly any scientist considered possibility of 'multiverse' seriously. Puranas had it thousands of years ago that there are billions upon billions of universes with same kind of molecular dance as this one. 

Arjuna was able to attack with a nuclear bomb and take it back as well whereas tiny atom bomb of Hiroshima-Nagasaki could be only used to attack and can't be taken back once it has started its action.

Indians had a very developed Science indeed--but unlike modern Science they were all investing it to search for eternal-bliss-Krishna.

If you have a written record of your ancestors' lives(your father, uncle, grandfather etc), that might contain some errors(even a lot of them unless there has been enough careful effort to maintain them) but that would not be called Mythology; no, that would be family history.

Indian Puranas are carefully recorded history by greatest of sages. Since it's a matter of thousands upon thousands of years of history, it's not easy to validate each and everything with our modern equipments and intelligence, especially without being a devotee or a spiritual person(since all of it was religious) but to run into dismissing it as Mythology with an eye of skeptic is naive and disappointing; in the same way if you reject that Alexander or Napoleon or Socrates ever existed or did anything useful! 

Merriam Webster wrote:

Definition of HISTORY

: tale, story
a : a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes
b : a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena
c : an account of a patient's medical background
d : an established record <a prisoner with a history of violence>
: a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events <medieval history>
a : events that form the subject matter of a history
b : events of the past
c : one that is finished or done for <the winning streak was history> <you're history>
d : previous treatment, handling, or experience (as of a metal)
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Examples of HISTORY

I studied history in college.
a professor of medieval history
They were one of the greatest teams in history.
It was one of the most destructive storms in modern history.
It was a period in American history when most people lived and worked on farms.
The history of space exploration is a fascinating topic.
He wrote a well-known history of the British empire.
The book begins with a brief history of the Internet.

Merriam Webster wrote:

a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon
b : parable, allegory
a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially : one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society <seduced by the American myth of individualism — Orde Coombs>
b : an unfounded or false notion
: a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence
: the whole body of myths
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Examples of MYTH

It's an enduring myth that money brings happiness.
I don't believe the myths and legends about this forest.
Contrary to popular myth, no monster lives in this lake.

If I say that all Puranas and characters therein are mythical figures, I would mean that neither they existed nor their powers, nor the universes and realms described in them---that they are works of imagination, whereas if I suggest that they're history, that means they all did exist and were not fabricated out of author's imagination!