The Great Discovery

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It’s said that the Indian and Greek cultures are the oldest civilizations and cultures in the history of mankind. We have many examples that the Indian mind unfolded the secrets of the universe and contributed many great innovations/discoveries to the world. Indian soil gave birth to masters in each and every field, who amazed the world showing mastery in their domains.

Let me tell you one example of the greatest Indian mind. I am sure, this would amaze you too.

Goswami Tulsidas Ji
Goswami Tulsidas, a great Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher, who wrote many religious epics like Ramcharitmanas, Hanuman Chalisa etc.
Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional song dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a Hindu deity. The word "chālisā" is derived from "chālis" in Hindi, which means 40, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses.

The 18th verse of the poem is:
युग सहस्र योजन पर भानू
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू
Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu,
Lilyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu

Let me translate this to English and explain the meaning of it.
But before that, let me tell you; It is said that when Hanuman was a child, one day he swallowed the Sun thinking it to be a sweet fruit.
Lord Hanuman Ji
Now let’s see below how Tulsidas elaborated this particular incident :

Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu,
Jug (era), sahastra (thousand), jojan (1 jojan = 8 miles), par (at), Bhaanu (Synonym of Sun)
Lilyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu
Lilyo (Swallowed), taahi (that), madhur (Sweet), phal (Fruit), jaanu (thinking)

The Sun which is eight thousand jojan era far from Earth (calculated below), Hanuman swallowed thinking it was a sweet fruit.

Calculation Here:

Jug (Yuga) in Hindu philosophy is the name of an 'era' within a cycle of four ages. These are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga. The length of these yugas is 4800 years + 3600 years + 2400 years + 1200 years for a total of 12,000 years of the demigods. One year of the demigods is equal to 360 years of the human beings. Hence the calculation of Yuga in human years is:

YugDemigods Years1 demigod year = 360 Human YearsHuman Years
Sat Yug48003601728000
Treta Yug36003601296000
Dvapar Yug2400360864000
Kali Yug1200360432000

Shashtra – Sanskrit meaning of thousand

Jojan (Yogan) – 1 yogan = 8 miles
And 1 mile = 1.60 kilometers

Hence, the calculation is:

12,000 x 1,000 x 8 = 9,60,00,000 Miles

9,60,00,000 x  1.60 = 15,36,00,000 Kilometers

We all know that the average distance of the Sun from Earth is 150 million km.

Believe it or not, Tulsidas explained this distance easily in just simple four words, without the help of any scientific tools, machines etc..

Isn't that the work of a Really Superb Mind!!