Interesting Facts & Fascinating Story of Hanuman Chalisa!
Hanuman Chalisa has 40 Chaupais (Chalis=40 in Hindi) on Hanuman is a devotional hymn dedicated to Bajrang Bali by the Great Indian poet, philosopher and saint Shri Goswami Tulsidas. Born in the 16th century, Tulsidas authored Hanuman Chalisa in Awadhi language when he was quite young.
Hanuman Chalisa Tells Us The Distance Between Earth & Sun
When Hanuman was very young, he flew from Earth to the sky in the direction of the Sun to eat it, assuming it to be a ripe, luscious fruit. Tulsidas while stating this incident in the chalisa in simple languages gives the distance between Earth and the Sun.
The Line is –
“जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानू।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥ १८ ॥”
Sun is at the distance of sahastra(thousand) yojan(an anstonomical unit of distance).
After certain intellectuals decoded this famous line of Hanuman Chalisa by Tulsidas they could find the distance of Earth, they found that tt is exactly the same as that discovered by scientist later.
In the year 1653, astronomer Christian Huygens with his guesswork estimated the distance from earth to the sun.
Now let’s see what the intellectuals (Garjajev’s Research Group) got after decoding the lines:
1 Yuga is 12000 years
1 Sahastra is 1000.
1 Yojan is 8 miles
Yuga Shastra Yojan par Bhanu means
12000 X 1000 X 8 = 96000000 miles
and 1 mile is 1.6 km
So, 96000000 X 1.6 = 1536000000 km
This is the exact round figure distance of earth from Sun on 3rd July because studies mention the distance of 152,093,481 km from earth to sun during the aphelion (The period when earth is farthest from the Sun).
This is very close to the current figure by NASA.