While reading quotes of Prabhupada (bhaktivedanta swami) I found that Moon is farther than the Sun and the planet/satellite is not Moon.

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

Yes. It is far, far away. Their calculation is wrong. They are going to a wrong planet.

Morning Walk -- May 12, 1975, Perth:

Prabhupāda: (in car) They have not gone to the moon planet.

Paramahaṁsa: Really?

Prabhupāda: Yes. It is far, far away. Their calculation is wrong. They are going to a wrong planet.

Paramahaṁsa: It must be the Rahu planet.

Prabhupāda: Yes, or something else. Not moon planet.

Paramahaṁsa: How many...

Prabhupāda: It is above the sun planet.

Paramahaṁsa: Moon planet is further?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Paramahaṁsa: Oh. Because they say that the moon planet is the closest planet to the earth. That is their calculation. And they say that it orbits around the earth, and then that the earth orbits the sun.

Prabhupāda: All wrong. What is the... According to them, what is the distance of sun planet?

Paramahaṁsa: Sun planet is 93,000,000 miles.

Gaṇeśa: They say the moon planet is only 250,000 miles.

Prabhupāda: It is wrong thing.

Paramahaṁsa: Is their calculation for the distance of the sun wrong also?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Paramahaṁsa: 93,000,000? It says in the Bhāgavatam exactly what the distance?

Prabhupāda: The whole universe, diameter, is pañcaśat-koṭi-yojana. One yojana equal to eight miles, and one koti is ten miles, er, ten million. So pañcaśata, fifty into 10,000,000 into eight.

So what is the exact position of Moon as per the Bhagvatam and what is its distance from the Sun ?

NASA moon landing hoax

  • Who are these people - Ganesha, Paramhamsa? I hope it's not Lord Ganesha. – Rickross Oct 23 '18 at 11:30
  • @Rickross his pupil in conversation – Rakesh Joshi Oct 23 '18 at 13:48
  • @YDS not vedas. Bhagvatam – Rakesh Joshi Oct 24 '18 at 9:49
  • @RakeshJoshi That Q's wordings r wrong...it should be Puranas or may be in the Q's context Vedas mean all Hindu scriptures...bdw answer of that Q is from Bhagvata & Vishnu Puranas... – YDS Oct 24 '18 at 11:46
  • Because of sv this happened.. – Rakesh Joshi Oct 26 '18 at 0:06

Browse other questions tagged .