I have posted articles, based on Hindu Puranas, Ithihasas and the references found in the Vedas, the Scriptures of the Hindus,that the world was practicing Sanatana Dharma.
This is supported by archeological’ literary and cultural evidence found in India and the other parts of the world.
Now this theory is validated by Geology and movement of Tectonic plates.
Of the ten Avatars of Vishnu, four are recorded to have been in the Satya Yuga.
- Matsya, the fish, from the Satya Yuga. Vishnu takes the form of a fish to save Manu from apocalypse, after which he takes his boat to the new world along with one of every species of plant and animal, gathered in a massive cyclone.
- Kurma, the tortoise, from the Satya Yuga. When the devas and asuras were churning the Ocean of milk in order to getamrita, the nectar of immortality, the mount Mandara they were using as the churning staff started to sink and Vishnu took the form of a tortoise to bear the weight of the mountain.
- Varaha, the boar, from the Satya Yuga. He appeared to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth, orPrithvi, and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Varaha and Hiranyaksha is believed to have lasted for a thousand years, which the former finally won. Varaha carried the Earth out of the ocean between his tusks and restored it to its place in the universe.
- Narasimha, the half-man/half-lion, from the Satya Yuga. The rakshasa (An evil person) Hiranyakashipu, the elder brother of Hiranyaksha, was granted a powerful boon from Brahma, not allowing him to be killed by man or animal, inside or out, day or night, on earth or the stars, with a weapon either living or inanimate. Vishnu descended as an anthropomorphic incarnation, with the body of a man and head and claws of a lion. He then disembowels the rakshasaat the courtyard threshold of his house, at dusk, with his claws, while he lay on his thighs.
We are now in Kali Yuga.
The Yuga calculation is as under.
” The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Tretā-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years in total.” (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.19) . These 4 yugas follow a timeline ratio of (4:3:2:1).”
Now to Continetal Shift and Movement of Tectonic Plates.
Three anicient periods are reelvant here.
The Triassic Period 248 – 206 million years ago.
The Jurassic Period 206-144 million years ago.
The Cretaceous Period 144-65 million years ago.
These three form Mesozoic Era.
Leaving aside our Kali Yuga, which is 5116 Years old, we have to go back 2160000 years to reach Satya Yuga, that is 2.2 Millon Years.
On checking up the Animal Kingdom I have found Lystrosaurus, one of the earlier mammals resemble the Varaha.
Here is The Lystrosaurus Image.
Varaha in Erect posture.
I have used Free Images, for detailed and better Images Google Images.
And you can click on the Animals in the period mentioned by visiting the first Link provided at the end of this post.( animals can be found in the first column of the page in the site)
Many animals of that Era are similar to the descriptions found in the Puranas.
The Puranas and Ithihasa were not fantasizing about the animals or the Avatars.
I am restricting myself only to the animals found in that period.
On land mass and the movement of Tectonic Plates , I will be psoting shortly.
I will be posting an article as to why Sanatna Dharma relics are found throughout the world, with geological proof.
And is there any connection between the Grand Canyon Natural Vishnu temple, Patala Loka( which I have shown as the Americas of Today in my earlier post)?