(I take Refuge in Sri Hanuman) 1: Who is Swift as Mind and Fast as Wind, 2: Who is the Master of the Senses and Honoured for His Excellent Intelligence, Learning and Wisdom, 3: Who is Son of the Wind God and Chief among the Monkeys, 4: To that Messenger of Sri Rama, I take Refuge.
Vedas have determined the Speed of Light accurately.
Please read my post on this.
Such being the case the reference to ‘Speed more than Mind’ is intriguing.
Reason is that Vedic people have studied Gravity and have treatise on this.
I searched and found the following answer.
Seven flickering tongues of the fire(light/energy).
Those are Kaali (black one), Karaali (terrific one), Manojava (swift as the mind), Sulohita (the deep red), Sudhumravarna (the smoke-coloured), Sphulligini (sparkling) and the Viswa-Rupi or the Viswaruchi (having all forms).
Whoever performs his Karmas (Agnihotra etc.), when these flames are shining and in proper time, then these oblations lead him through the rays of the sun to where the one lord of the Deva dwells.
Chapter II Mundaka Upanishad.
1. This is That, the Truth of things: works which the sages beheld in the Mantras [=The inspired verses of the Veda] were in the Treta [=The second of the four ages] manifoldly extended. Works do ye perform religiously with one passion for the Truth; this is your road to the heaven of good deeds.
2. When the fire of the sacrifice is kindled and the flame sways and quivers, then between the double pourings of butter cast therein with faith thy offerings.
3. For he whose altar-fires are empty of the new-moon offering and the full-moon offering and the offering of the rains and the offering of the first fruits, or unfed, or fed without right ritual, or without guests or without the dues to the Vishwa-Devas, destroys his hope of all the seven worlds.
4. Kali, the black, Karali, the terrible, Manojava, thought-swift, Sulohita, blood-red, Sudhumravarna, smoke-hued, Sphulingini, scattering sparks, Vishwaruchi, the all-beautiful, these are the seven swaying tongues of the fire.
5. He who in these when they are blazing bright performs the rites, in their due season, him his fires of sacrifice take and they lead him, these rays of the sun, there where the Overlord of the Gods is the Inhabitant on high.
6. “Come with us”, “Come with us”, they cry to him, these luminous fires of sacrifice and they bear him by the rays of the sun speaking to him pleasant words of sweetness, doing him homage, “This is your holy world of Brahman and the heaven of your righteousness.”
The properties described for Manojava are same as for Tachyon, which travels faster than light and its speed is equal to that of human mind.
In modern science, Tachyon, (pron.: /ˈtæki.ɒn/) (term in use since 1967) is a hypothetical faster-than-light particle.
In the 1967 paper that coined the term, Gerald Feinberg proposed that tachyonic particles could be quanta of a quantum field with negative squared mass.”
Gravity does affect the time.
That is the reason why satellites are adjusted
The difference on a GPS satellite can be quite significant and hence the clocks on these satellites are constantly readjusted.
A black hole has enormous gravitational pull, strong enough to even hold the light in it, and nothing can escape a black hole. Escape velocity from the weak earth’s gravity is about 7 miles per second. Light travels at about 186282 miles per second. Even this velocity is not enough to get light out of the gravitational pull of a black hole. The only thing we know that is capable of travelling faster than light, is a quantum particle called Tachyon. Even this has been described in the Mandukya Upanishad as Manojava. The characteristics of both objects and particles are uncannily similar. Varahamihira described what could only be a gravitational force when he said, that there must be a force that keeps object stuck on the surface of the earth.
A tachyon/ˈtæki.ɒn/ or tachyonic particle is a hypothetical particle that always moves faster than light. The word comes from theGreek: ταχύ or tachy /ˈtɑːxi/, meaning “swift, quick, fast, rapid”, and was coined in 1967 by Gerald Feinberg. The complementary particle types are called luxon (always moving at the speed of light) and bradyon (always moving slower than light), which both exist. The possibility of particles moving faster than light was first proposed by Bilaniuk, Deshpande, and George Sudarshan in 1962, although the term they used for it was “meta-particle.
Indian Scriptures and Epics never fail to surprise me with their astounding descriptions of things that are being visualized , nay being though of as A Theory, in Higher Sciences.
I have posted quite a few articles on Advanced Concepts in Ancient scriptures of India, The Vedas, The Purana and the Epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Be it Stem Cell Research.Weather prediction, Genes Study, Advanced Mathematics,Chemistry, Physics.Biology, the list is endless.
I have posted articles and these may be found under Hinduism.
Now I have come across a shocker of information, that of Wormhole in The Ramayana!
What is a Wormhole?
A wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut through spacetime. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each in separate points in spacetime.
For a simplified notion of a wormhole, visualize space as a two-dimensional (2D) surface. In this case, a wormhole can be pictured as a hole in that surface that leads into a 3D tube (the inside surface of a cylinder). This tube then re-emerges at another location on the 2D surface with a similar hole as the entrance. An actual wormhole would be analogous to this, but with the spatial dimensions raised by one. For example, instead of circular holes on a 2D plane, the entry and exit points could be visualized as spheres in 3D space.
Researchers have no observational evidence for wormholes, but the equations of the theory of general relativity have valid solutions that contain wormholes. Because of its robust theoretical strength, a wormhole is one of the great physics metaphors for teaching general relativity. The first type of wormhole solution discovered was the Schwarzschild wormhole, which would be present in the Schwarzschild metric describing an eternal black hole, but it was found that it would collapse too quickly for anything to cross from one end to the other. Wormholes that could be crossed in both directions, known as traversable wormholes, would only be possible if exotic matter with negative energy density could be used to stabilize them.’
Wormhole , in simple words is like a Bedroll/Bed-sheet/Holdall which can be rolled and unrolled.
That is if one has to travel to the Pole Star which is about 480 Light years away , the point of Earth from where we shall start and the end point ,The Pole Star, where we want to reach may be held together as we would a piece of cloth and be rolled, thus making these point very near.
Space has infinite distances.
This bedroll called a Wormhole can be used to shrink the distance and by entering into it one can reach longer distances by entering into the wormhole and emerging on the other side in a short span of Time.
Wormhole in The Ramayana.
In the Ramayana, Sugreeva directs his Vanara Army to search for Sita.
Hanuman ,Angada and the other Vanaras, contrary to Sugreeva’s instruction over stayed in the Vindhya Mountains and came across a cave, Riksha, a cavity.
It was guarded by Maya, under the name of Swayamprabha.
There Hanuman and others became disoriented .
They found, inside the cave verdant flowers and spring, Swans leaving with drenched bodies.
‘On entering the Cave, they the monkeys beheld choicest mansions everywhere made out of gold and silver, some with golden and some with silver domes, while some with golden and some with silver multi-stories, but all are studded with lapis gems with golden windows covered with laceworks of pearls. They have also seen everywhere flowered and fruited trees that are similar in shine to red corals and rubies, and golden honeybees, as well as honeys.
They beheld everywhere diverse and capacious beds and seats that are amazingly crafted with gemstones and gold, and stacks of utensils made of gold, silver and bell metal. They saw the stockpiles of heavenly aloe vera substances and sandalwood sticks and depurated eatables, tubers and fruits. They have also seen top-grade soft drinks, luscious honeys, heaps of finest quality clothing, exotic blankets and sheaves of deerskins. Vanara-s have also observed mounds of undefiled gold stockpiled here and there glowing with the glow of ritual fire’
Hanuman also noted that the Time was lapsing.
Remembering that the deadline given by Sugreeva was nearing, He requested the Lady Maya, Swayam Prabha, to deliver all the Vanaras from the Pit.
‘Monkeys enter Riksha cavity, an unsightly and gloomy one, during their search in southern direction. While groping in that dark they loose time set by Sugreeva. Finally, they see luminosity and extraordinarily built mansions, woodlands, trees and lakes. Thereupon they catch sight of an elderly sainted lady and they all approach her asking after the legend of that cavity.
saha taaraa a.ngadaabhyaam tu sa.ngamya hanumaan kapiH |
vicinoti ca vindhyasya guhaaH ca gahanaani ca || 4-50-1
Associated with Angada, Lt. Tara and others, the monkey Hanuma searched the caves and thick forests of Vindhya Range. [4-50-1]..
aaseduH tasya shailasya koTim dakshiNa paschimaam |
teSaam tatra eva vasataam sa kaalo vyatyavartata || 4-5-3
3. tasya shailasya= that, mountain’s; dakshiNa paschimaam koTim= on south, west, peak; aaseduH= reached; teSaam tatra eva vasataam= for them, thereat, alone, on staying [overstaying]; sa kaalaH vyatyavartata= that, time, swiftly elapsed.
They reached the southwest peak of that mountain during their search and the time set by Sugreeva swiftly lapsed while they are overstaying thereat that Mt. Vindhya alone.
5, 6, 7, 8a. gajaH gavaakSaH gavayaH sharabhaH gandhamaadanaH= Gaja, Gavaaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha, Gandhamaadana; maindaH ca dvividaH caiva= Mainda, also, Dvivida, also thus; hanumaan jaambavaan api= Hanuma, Jaambavanta, even; yuva raajaH angadaH ca= crown, prince, Angada, also; vana gocaraH taaraH ca= forest-mover, Lt. Tara, also; paraspareNa rahitaa= mutually, without – distancing from one another; anyonyasya= in mutuality; a +vi +duurataH= not, very, far-flung – one another; giri jaala aavR^itaan deshaan= mountains, mesh of, encompassed by, province; maargitvaa= having searched; tataH dakSiNaam disham vicinvantaH= then, southern, direction, on searching; tatra= there; daanavena abhi rakshitam= by a demon, well-guarded; durgam= impassable one; R^iksha bilam naama= Riksha, cavity, known as; vi +vR^itam bilam= very, wide, cavity; dadR^ishuH= they observed.
Without pressing one another closely, yet not distancing from one another largely, Gaja, Gavaaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha, Gandhamaadana, also thus Mainda, Dvivida, and Hanuma, and even Jaambavanta, crown prince Angada, also the forest-mover Lt. Tara have searched that province in southern direction that is encompassed with interlocked mountains, and during their search there they have observed a wide-opened and impassable cavity known as Riksha cavity which is well guarded by a demon called Maya. [4-50-5, 6, 7, 8a]
9b,10a. tatra= there; krauncaaH ca hamsaaH ca saarasaaH ca= Kaunca waterfowls, also, swans, also, Saarasa waterfowls, also; jala aardraaH= by water, drenched; padma reNubhiH= with lotus, pollen; rakta angaaH reddened, with bodies; cakravaakaaH ca api= Cakravaka waterfowls, also, even; niSkraman= exiting; [dadR^ishuH= they saw.]
There they have seen the swans and the waterfowls like Kraunca, Saarasa, and even Cakravaka waterfowls exiting from the cavity with their bodies drenched in water and reddened with the dapples of lotuses’ pollen. [4-50-9b, 10a]
naanaa sattva samaakiirNaam daitya indra nilaya upamam || 4-50-12
durdarsham iva ghoram ca durvigaahyam ca sarvashaH |
12b, 13a. naanaa sattva samaakiirNaam= diverse, beings, dispersed with; daitya indra nilaya upamam= demon’s, emperor’s [Emperor Bali,] residence, similar; dur darsham iva= not, to see [unsightly,] like; ghoram= hideous; sarvashaH= from anywhere; dur +vi+ gaahyam ca= impossible, verily, to enter [un-enterable cavity,] also.
That hideous cavity is dispersed with diverse beings, similar to the residence of the emperor of demons, namely Emperor Bali, in Paataala, the Netherworld, and it is unsightly and impermeable from anywhere. [4-50-12b, 13a]
nishamya tasmaat si.mhaaH ca taan taan ca mR^iga pakshiNaH || 4-50-18
praviSTaa hari shaarduulaa bilam timira aavR^itam |
18b, 19a. hari shaarduulaa= monkeys, tigerly ones; tasmaat= therefrom – coming from cavity; simhaaH ca= lions, also; taan taan ca= those, those – various, also; mR^iga pakshiNaH= animals, birds; nishamya= on seeing; timira aavR^itam= by obscurity, shrouded; bilam praviSTaaH= cavity, they entered.
Those tigerly monkeys have also seen lions and various other animals and birds exiting therefrom, and entered that cavity which is enshrouded in obscurity. [4-50-18b, 19a]
na teSaam sajjate dR^iSTiH na tejaH na paraakramaH || 4-50-19
vaayoH iva gatiH teSaam dR^iSTiH tam api var.htate |
19b, 20a. teSaam= for them; dR^iSTiH na sajjate= eyesight, not, fit enough [became unfit, ineffectual / obstructed]; tejaH na= their vigour, no; paraakramaH na= valorousness, no; teSaam gatiH= their, permeation; vaayoH iva= air [gust,] like; dR^iSTiH tamasi vartate= eyesight, in gloominess, actuated.
Their eyesight, or their vigour, or their valorousness is rendered ineffectual, and their permeation is just like the directionless air as their eyesight is thwarted in gloominess’
It may be noted that the description resembles that of a Black-hole.
And the presence of birds with water dripping from their bodies in the cave here there was no water body and the existence of buildings made of Gold, Silver inside a Cave and different types of Beings indicate a different world.
Only on Exiting the cave do the Vanaras become normal and find the normal terrain of the Earth.
‘On listening to Hanuman about the plight of monkeys by which they entered this cavity in searching for Seetha, Sainted Lady Swayamprabha becomes sympathetic and offers guestship.
When entreated by Hanuman for an exit from that incarceration, and as the time frame set by Sugreeva is lapsed in this very cavity, Swayamprabha asks Vanaras to cover their eyes and then uses her ascetic powers to transport the monkeys from that cave, which exit is otherwise impossible for any other intruder, in his aliveness.
After exiting from black cave, vanaras find themselves lose to an ocean located south of the Vindyas.
Instead of landing just after the Vindhyas , they land quite far near the Ocean, overshooting the Land by a few hundred Miles.’
The legend of the world being rolled in appears in the Legend of Hiranyaksha, brother of Hiranyakasipu, who rolled the earth and hid it , only to be recovered by Lord Vishnu.
Vishnu picks up the Roll and re-rolls it.
Vishnu Purana , in the narration of Mandhata, ancestor of Lord Rama, states that when Mandhata visited Brahma in Brahma Loka for a few minutes after traveling, found , on return, that hundreds of Years have passed in the Earth!
Similar legends abound in the Eighteen Puranas.
The entry and exit by the Vanaras echoes the ‘ Einstein–Rosen bridge’
‘A group of anthropologists, lead by archaeologist Mohammed Wasim Khan of the Archeological Environment Research and Tribal Welfare Society, working with hill tribes in Hoshangabad, earlier known as Narmadapura in Madhya Pradesh made a startling discovery.
They found caves hidden in a deep jungle in Raisin. In one such caves was found an amazing ancient painting which shows a person in a catsuit, a UFO like flying object, and a cylindrical spring like shape (wormhole path ?).’
A word to sneering doubting Thomases about these legends.
Please note that the term Wormhole is not considered proven but deduced and perceived to a Hypothesis and people take it as True without reservations.
Why not the Ramayana, whose date, geographical dates have been proved beyond doubt.
Here you are dealing with some thing far more advanced that your modern concepts.
Wait till you get to know more about Physics when it becomes more advanced.
* The Verse are from The Ramayana Kishintakanda, Sarga 50.
A photograph taken by Thomas Zimmer has become viral and has been doing the round on September 8th, 2012 in his blog had 1.6 Million hits..
Some one called it Heavenly Trail and it is incorrect or the following information is true either.
“There’s this place in Ireland where every two years, the stars line up with this trail on June 10th to June 18th. It’s called Heaven’s Trail.””
I refreshed my memory whether Sanatana Dharma has something to say on this Heavenly Show.
Hinduism refers to Milky way in three ways.
One is that it is the Milk of Ocean where Lord Vishnu Eternally resides.
I have posted an article on this explaining that Vishnu’s Navel Galaxy is hinted here and Surya Siddhanta uses this in Astronomical calculations.
“Hindu Astronomy, which is intricately linked to Indian Philosophy(in Hinduism all these are intricately interwoven) calls the Center of our Universe,Galaxy) as Vishnu Nabhi, the navel of Lord Vishnu.’
The other reference is to Aryaman , a Vedic God.
We use this in Shanti Mantra with many not knowing who Aryaman is.
Sanno mithrah Sama Vaunah,
Sanno Bhavath Aryaman.
Aryaman is referred to in the Rig Veda as follows.
The excellently wise, protect.
2 He prospers ever, free from scathe, whom they, as with full hands, enrich,
Whom they preserve from every foe.
3 The Kings drive far away from him his troubles and his enemies,
And lead him safely o’er distress.
4 Thornless, Ādityas, is the path, easy for him who seeks the Law:
With him is naught to anger you.
5 What sacrifice, Ādityas, ye Heroes guide by the path direct,—
May that come nigh unto your thought.
6 That mortal, ever unsubdued, gains wealth and every precious thing,
And children also of his own.
7 How, my friends, shall we prepare Aryaman’s and Mitra’s laud,
Glorious food of Varuṇa?
8 I point not out to you a man who strikes the pious, or reviles:
Only with hymns I call you nigh.
9 Let him not love to speak ill words: but fear the One who holds all four
Within his hand, until they fall. -Rig Veda Hymn XLI Varuna Mitra Aryaman
Aryaman (अर्यमन्, pronounced as “aryaman”; nominative singular is aryama) is one ofthe early Vedic deities. His name signifies “bosom friend”, “play-fellow” or “companion”.He is the third son of Aditi, the mother of the Adityas. In the RigVeda Aryaman is described as the protector of mares, and the Milky Way (aryamṇáḥ pánthāḥ) is said to be his path. Aryaman is commonly invoked together with Varuna-Mitra, Bhaga, Bṛhaspati, and other Adityas and Asuras. According to Griffith, the Rig Veda also suggests that Aryaman is a supreme deity alongside Mitra and Varuna.
The Hindu marriage oaths are administered with an invocation to Aryaman being the witness to the event.
Aryaman is also known to be the friend of the Pitrus, the departed.
varuno yadasamaham |
yamah samyamatamaham |
Among cobras I am Ananta, Sesha; among aquatic beings, I am Varuna; among manes I am Aryaman and among controllers I am Yama.
* (i) “naganam”: Apte’s dictionary gives the meaning ‘cobra’, which is poisonous. Sridhara says a naga is a non-poisonous snake. Ramanuja and Madhva say just ‘many headed’.
* (ii) “yadasam”= ‘water deities’ according to Sivanada and Chidbavananda. ‘aquatic beings’ according to Srdhara and Apte’s dictionary.
* (iii) Aryaman is the foremost of the pitrus.
*(iv) “samyamatam” = ‘of those who punish’-Ramanuja;
‘of those that govern ‘- Madhva;
‘of regulators’ – Sridhara;
‘of controllers, dispensers of justice’ – Chidbavananda;
of those who maintain law & order – Dr. Radhakrishna.
The third is that it is called the Akash Ganga, Heavely Ganges (River)
Lord Rama, while He was in Dandkaranya discovered a Swayambhu(self-made) Shiva Linga in a Cave in Odisha.
This is the Gupeshwar Mahadev Temple, in a Cave.
The shrine is called “Gupteswar” which means the “Hidden God”. It is so named because it was lying hidden in the cave for a very long period. One can reach it by climbing the 200 steps flanked with rows of champak trees. The entrance of the cave is about 3 m wide and 2 m in height. There are also several other caves nearby. Inside the second cave there is a large stalactite. People worship it as the udder of God Kamadhenu (the divine cow) and wait under it with outstretched palms to collect drops of water which fall only at long intervals.
However, with the passing of time, the temple was abandoned. Later, in the last part of the 19th century, a hunter of the Ramgiri area found the lingam. Since then the lingam has been worshipped by the tribes of Koraput region. In Shivaratri (a Hindu festival) Gupteswar Temple draws over 200,000 devotees from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. People suffering from incurable diseases come here to worship the God and remain here for months in the hope of getting cured.
How to reach
Gupteshwar is 55 Km fromJeypore, Koraput District in the state of Odisha, India.
There is no direct public transport available to reach Gupteshwar, you have to hair a vehicle from Jeypore or from nearby places. Usually rugged vehicle or MUV are better choice for this hill road. Even though it is tar road but in several places ditches are there and in some places high slops are there.
Ater travelling 12 KM from Jeypore you will cross Patraput bridge, this is one of the picnic spot of Jeypore residents. After crossing the bridge within 1 KM distance you will reach a Y junction. Straight road will go to Boipariguda ( 9 KM ) and then Gupteshwar, left side road will take you to Lamtaput ( 22 KM ), Machakund ( 45 KM ), Jalaput ( 59 KM ), Vizag (198 KM).