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I found that most of the Hindu scriptures and epics describe places in and around India.

Does any Hindu scripture mention about the Pyramids of Egypt or America or Africa?

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    no, there is no mention. The Hindu scriptures are older than the pyramids of Egypt or those in America. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 23 '16 at 5:10
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    Hindu Scriptures do mention other dvipas (continents). But pyramids might have not explicitly mentioned or we may be misinterpreting Pyramids as something. – The Destroyer Oct 23 '16 at 5:26
  • @SwamiVishwananda Many Hindu scriptures mentioned about Muhammad (last messenger and prophet of Muslims) though they are much older than Muhammad; and many other future events. – Vikram Oct 23 '16 at 6:36
  • Does it means Hindu religion and scriptures are limited to people in and around India ? – Vikram Oct 23 '16 at 6:37
  • There is only one Hindu Scripture which mentions Prophet Muhammad, viz Bhavishya purana which is full of interpolations and the story of Muhammad is one of the interpolated parts of the scripture. – Yogi Oct 23 '16 at 15:13
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The geography of events in all Hindu scriptures are confined only to the Indian sub-continent. If you look at the the various places where events of Hindu scriptures took place you get:

Ramayana:

  • Northern most - the Himalayas eg. Hanuman brought sanjeevani leaves from the Himalayas
  • Southern most - Lanka
  • Eastern most - Pragjotishpur which is the ancient name of Assam is mentioned several times. There is a holy placed called Vasistha near Guwahati which is believed to the ashram of Ram's guru Vasistha
  • Westernmost - Saraswati which is believed to be flow in modern day Pakistan to Allahabad where it met with the Gangan and Yamuna. Saraswati is mentioned six times in Valmiki Ramayana.

Beyond these four extreme locations, events of the Ramayana do not take place.

Mahabharata

Events of the Mahabharata have take place in a much wider geographical area

  • Northernmost - Himalayas e.g. where Pandavs go on their journey to heaven
  • Southern most - Lanka e.g. stories of Ram and Ravana were known in the Mahabharata era
  • Eastern most - Manipur where Arjun's family Chitrangada and Babrubahana ruled. Pragjotishpur (Assam) is also mentioned e.g. Krishna and Satyabhama defeated Narakasur in Pragjotishpur. Ghatotkacha's mother Maurvi was the daughter of the senapati of Pragjyotishpur.
  • Western most - Kaal Yavan the king of Yaman, king who attacked Mathura was from Yavan desh (Yaman) which was considered to be a kingdom from the west along with Gandhar. Ghandar is believed to be the modern day Kandahar in Afganistan where Shakunis father Subal ruled.

Outisde these 4 extreme boundaries in the North, South, East and West, there is no known reference to the involvement of the people any other lands or anything in those lands including pyramids of Egypt or America. It is natural to undestand that Mahabharata has a wider grography because it was written after the Ramayana.

It is also interesting to note from geographical point of view the rivers that were prominient during various yugs.

  • During the Satya yug/Vedic ages, Saraswati was the most popular religious river and is mentioned much more than Ganga in the Rig Veda.
  • In the Ramayana ages, Ram's ancestor Bhaghirath brought Ganga to earth to purify the souls of his ancestors. But the river Sarayu was already there on earth and so Sarayu it was much more popular in the Ramayana than the Ganga and several events of the Ramayana are connected to the river Sarayu
  • In the Mahabharata, Ganga is clearly the most popular river

Source: All these information is not present collectively in one single scripture so the best reference would be the Rig Veda, Ramayana and the Mahabharata directly.

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    doesn't answer the question. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 23 '16 at 5:09
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    @SwamiVishwananda - Outisde these 4 extreme boundaries in the North, South, East and West, there is no known reference to any other lands or anything in those lands including Egypt or South America. – Swami Factanand Oct 23 '16 at 6:01
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    This is wrong. Sugriva talks in detail about various places around the earth while delegating vanaras to search the earth. valmikiramayan.net/kishkindha/sarga40/kishkindha_40_frame.htm, valmikiramayan.net/kishkindha/sarga42/kishkindha_42_frame.htm, valmikiramayan.net/kishkindha/sarga43/kishkindha_43_frame.htm, etc. – user1195 Oct 23 '16 at 9:52
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    @moonstar2001 - I get the point you are making However, the earth as a whole as been mentioned many times in out scriptures eg. King Prithu; after whom the earth was named as Prithvi; travelled over the entire earth and the Varaha avtar of Vishnu who save the entire earth from drowning. The entire earth always existed but in my answer, I have given the boundary of places where people of that place took part in story/events of the scriptures. Eg. Manipur in the east was an eventful place participating in the Mahabharat but lands to the east of Manipur such as China was not. – Swami Factanand Oct 23 '16 at 14:13
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    the question is specifically about the pyramids. you make no reference to these in your answer, nor do you give any references, only your opinion. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 25 '16 at 5:41

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