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What are the details of vanaspativijñāna (botany) in Atharva Veda?

I have heard that classification of plants is described in Atharva Veda and this classification is somewhat similar to the modern plants classification found in botany. Where in Atharva Veda, this ...
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Do Hindu scriptures mention researchers or scientists?

Most of the Hinduism scriptures are from self experience of truth by Rishis. Is there any mention about researchers or scientists in scriptures? I mean are there any examples of persons from ...
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Which verse from Padma Purana states that life originated from the aquatics?

In a letter dated 9th March 1970, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada writes: My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 4 March, 1970, ...
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Is religion different from science ? Especially when it comes to falsifiability of claims?

Scientists claim that the underlying notion of a science is falsifiability i.e. the ability to disprove a statement via performing an experiment. Rishis claim that the underlying notion of religion ...
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What is the source of this sloka mentioning gravity?

What is the source of this sloka which mentions gravity? aakrishta-shaktishcha mahi tvayaa yat kha-stham guru svaabhimukam svashaktyaa/ aakrishyate tat patatiti khe same samantat kva ...
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Is a chakra a supernatural invisible thing, or a symbol for something natural?

I'm western and skeptical. I was born in a spiritualist family where the concept of chakras were used as being a part of spiritual body. But for spiritualists the term "spiritual" is something ...
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Is there any example for 'divide and conquer' strategy in Hindu scriptures for solving a problem? [closed]

In computer science, 'Divide and conquer' is an algorithm design technique. A typical Divide and Conquer algorithm solves a problem using the following three steps. Divide: Break the given ...
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What are all the empirical observations made by Kaṇāda in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras?

Kaṇāda, the natural scientist and philosopher, appears to have studied nature, made some direct observations and recorded them in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras. Wikipedia lists a few but I want to know all of ...
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How does Hinduism explain extinction of species? [closed]

Extinction of species is no myth and it is not a theory like Evolution which couldn't be verified at present, as many species becoming extinct day by day. How Hinduism explains this? What if a widely ...
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Has any Acharya or Pontiff of any monastery commented his opinions on theory of Darwinian evolution?

Has any Acharya(Guru who teach Vedas and other scriptures to students) or pontiff hailing from any Sampradaya ever said anything about Darwin theory of evolution, like pope of Vatican accepted ...
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Religion and expanding universe [closed]

Is there any mention in vedas,upanishadas,gita or puranas About expanding universe not about bigbang after that
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Science of dice in ancient Hinduism scriptures

In section LXXII of Mahabharata, there is an excerpt regarding the science of dice. "Vrihadaswa said, '.......Rituparna said, 'O Vahuka, thou art the only charioteer, there is none other in this ...
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On what basis do Hindu philosophies say Atman exist? [duplicate]

Hindu philosophies, especially Vedanta, say there is 'the Self' which is the reason for the existence of our human body. However, science hasn't proven the existence of that. Moreover, according to ...
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What do Hindu scriptures say about the shape of the Earth? [duplicate]

Religious scriptures of other religions like Christianity say that the Earth is flat, however debunked by Science. But as it is a general belief of Hindu scriptures being more sceintific, what do they ...
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Where did Vivekananda say “Anything against science is not religion?”

In this interview, K. S. Bhagawan quotes Swami Vivekananda as saying whenever there's a conflict between the two, science takes precedence over religion. Why should developing a spirit of inquiry ...
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How can Wind, Sun and Fire be living beings?

There are many hymns dedicated to Wind, Sun, Fire in the Vedas. There was also a yajna done to please them. Sun is called Aditya, meaning son of Aditi and Kashyapa Rishi. How can a star be born from a ...
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Do all species have soul?

There is a famous quote which is circulating online that according to Hinduism, soul transmigrates through 8.4 million or 84 lakh bodies before reaching human form. Now, if we remove 4 lakh human ...
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A question about kāla [closed]

kāla is a sanskrit Homonym word with two completely different meanings, one being time (concept of time) another one being anything related to black color, black, dark, darkness. I was recently ...
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Are the three laws of motion (which is attributted to Sir Isaac Newton) really present in the Vaisheshika Sutras of Kanada?

Certain web articles such as this one, over the past few months have been claiming that the three laws of motion which are attributed to the famous British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, were actually ...
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Do followers of Vivekananda now accept Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

From here: Rambrahma Babu: What is your opinion of the evolution theory of Darwin and the causes he has put forward for it? Swamiji: Taking for granted that Darwin is right, I cannot yet admit ...
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Mentions of the metal Mercury in Scriptures (other than in Ayurveda and Siddha and related books)

I'm trying to study Indian history and how mercury was used in Ancient India. I know mercury is used in Ayurveda and Siddha. However I don't want to get quotes related to these two fileds. I want ...
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Is there any Texts in Hinduism that mentions the existence of different universes(multiverse)? [duplicate]

Modern Science is now reaching the conclusion that multiverse,i.e many universes existing in parallel with each other,is possible thanks to various fields such as String Theory and Quantum Physics. ...
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Do the Vedas claim that Moon is farther from the Earth than the Sun?

Wikipedia article on Brahmagupta, the Indian mathematician and astronomer, claims the following. In chapter seven of his Brahmasphutasiddhanta, entitled Lunar Crescent, Brahmagupta rebuts the idea ...
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Are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto mentioned in any scripture?

According to this website, the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were mentioned in the Mahabharata. The site cites the following verses: Vishesheena hi Vaarshneya Chitraam Pidayate Grahah….[10-...
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Does Rig Veda 3.30.4 say the Earth is immoveable?

Griffiths Translation: For, overthrowing what hath ne’er been shaken, thou goest forth alone destroying Vṛtras. For him who followeth thy Law the mountains and heaven and earth stand as if firmly ...
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Translation of Rig Veda 1.160.4 (Earth supported by pillars)

I often hear critics use this verse to claim that the Vedas say the earth is supported by pillars. Can someone explain the real meaning of this? HYMN CLX. Heaven and Earth. Among the ...
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Can food which are proven to increase sexual libido be considered “Tamasica”?

One of tamasic food is food that has ''sedative effect on the body''. Now this can mean libido boosting food can be said to be Tamasic. Tamasic food such as onions, garlic and meat are indeed libido ...
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what is the significance of tulsi at homes? [duplicate]

I have seen Every Hindu having a Tulsi plant at home and being worshipped everyday....In Modern days as today why would one need a Tulsi Plant at home? Is it useful or just because of rituals Why do ...
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What are the Nyaya-Vaisheshika arguments against sound as a vibration of air?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Are there Hindu scriptural references for “Simulation hypothesis” or the “theory of simulation”?

Simulation hypothesis is a theory which is available in both philosophy as well as science. There is a long philosophical and scientific history to the underlying thesis that reality is an illusion....
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“Protective Layers” according to Hindu Scriptures

I was reading a post about cosmic science and I found that Protective Layers Already Mentioned in Vedas. So my question is- Which Hindu scriptures define this? Please note that, I am not asking ...
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Does Atharva Veda 12.1.17 says Earth is fixed? [duplicate]

Kind, ever gracious be the Earth we tread on, the firm Earth, Prithivī, borne up by Order, mother of plants and herbs, the all-producer---- Griffith Translation.
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Is there any mention of law of motions in Hindu scriptures? [closed]

Are there any references to laws of motion in Hindu Scriptures like Vedas, Upanishands, Puranas or elsewhere? Note: Answer only from Hindu Scriptures or provide views of Hindu Acharyas on this topic. ...
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Do Vedas contain scientifically inaccurate verses? [closed]

Sky can fall on Earth: Rig Veda II.17.5 Fast (Indra) upheld the earth that nourisheth all life, and stayed the heaven from falling by his wondrous skill. Cooked articles causes rain: Yajur ...
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Artificial intelligence in Hindu texts

Hindu texts contain instances about space-time relativity, space vehicles and many others. In present day world, the rising of Artificial Intelligence is phenomenal. It will become major part of ...
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Does Govardhana Mutt accept the authenticity of Bharati Krishna Tirthaji's “Vedic Mathematics”?

"Vedic Mathematics" is a book by Bharati Krishna Tirthaji, who served as the Shankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt from 1921-1925, and as the Shankaracharya of Govardhana Mutt from 1925 until his death in ...
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What is the meaning of Atharva Veda 6.77.1, 6.44.1, 13.1.6, 6.88.1?

I provide some translation by Griffith here: Atharva Veda 6.77.1 Firm stands the heaven, firm stands the earth, firm stands this universal world Atharva Veda 6.44.1 Firm stood the heaven, firm stood ...
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Embryology in the srimad bhagavatam?

Is embryology mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana? Is it contradictory with present day biology?
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Why should i believe in vedas? Any scientific proof for the same? [duplicate]

Someone who has read Vedas, please answer these questions to strengthen the belief of any person in Vedas. Is there anything written in Vedas which seems to be non-evident to common sense/is ...
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Is God darkness or light?

After reading a lot of articles on different websites and watching videos concerning different philosophies and views, I seek to ask a question here to get an emphatic and most importantly, a true ...
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Each cell has a Jeevatma? [duplicate]

It is evident that life exists in unicellular organisms such as bacteria, amoeba etc, implies the existence of Jeevatma there. But can we generalize this fact for each cell in multicellular organisms ...
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What are some scientific facts described in Hindu scriptures? [closed]

Bṛhat samhita- chapter 35 (6th century CE) describes formation of rainbow. This was later proposed by Sir Issac Newton nearly after 11 centuries. The verse is as follow. सूर्यस्य विवधवर्णाः पवनेन ...
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What is Vigyana Bhairava Tantra?

Can any one explain what does "Vigyan Bhairava Tantra" mean? What does "Vigyan" i.e Science here refer to?
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Concept of atoms and molecules in Hinduism [duplicate]

Does Hinduism describe about the concept of atoms and molecules? If yes, is there any scientific method by which they came to a conclusion?
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Why the events mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabaratha only occured in sub continent? [duplicate]

Why the events mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata only occurred in sub-continent? If there were any other civilization present during those period, Why they are not mentioned in the holy ...
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Is there any verse in Vedas explaining Instantaneous Action at a distance

I'm a Theoretical physicist rather than that I am a Hindu.These days, I'm on my research on Quantum Entanglement. This simply says that "An event at one place can instantaneously event at another ...
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A question on hiranyagarbha sukta

What does rig veda hymn no.121 verse 5 mean by By him heavens are strong and earth is stedfast , by him lights realm and skys vault are supported. Is this referring to the common myth that there ...
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Please Explain The Number 108

Why is 108 significant in Hinduism? What is the scientific/mathematic/spiritual/religious significance??? We are told to aim for 108 reps of Surya Namaskar (I'm on 69 reps a day, LOL) If you ...
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Measurement of speed of light in Rigveda [duplicate]

.There is a verse in Rigveda(1,50-4) "Yojananam sahastra dwe dwe shathe dwe cha yojane Aken nimishardhena krammana Namosthuthe" In this verse poet respects to sunlight who moves 2202 yojana in half ...
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How does Hinduism explain about Aliens or Dinosaurs? [duplicate]

I know we have Vedas and other sacred writings which explained many things even before scientific discoveries were made like distance of sun, rotation and revolution of earth etc. But what and how ...