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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 ...
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What is the shape of Earth according to Hindu scriptures?

What is the shape of Earth according to Hindu scriptures? It is widely believed that the round shape of Earth was known for a long time. Although, is this mentioned at any specific place?
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Which Hindu scriptures talk about multiple universes or planets? [duplicate]

The universe is split up into many island-universes, as described in the Yoga Vashishtha 6.2.60 I saw countless creations though they did not know of one another’s existence. Some were coming ...
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Biological origins of life - Chandogya Upanishad

This wiki article says that the Chandogya Upanishad discusses the possible ways of biological origins of life. What are these ways? And, which Shloka talks about this?
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The speed of light - Taittirya Brahmana of the Yajurveda

This research paper, The Speed of Light and Puranic Cosmology, by Subash Kak discusses the various notions of distance between places and also the speed of Sun, light etc. It mentions that the speed ...
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On atoms, diatomic and triatomic molecules - Vaisheshika Sutra [duplicate]

Vaisheshika Sutra is the most prominent text of the Vaisheshika school of thought, one of the Shad Darshanas in Hinduism. It was written by Maharshi Kanada. This wiki article says that it talks about ...
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Finding (source/original) Shlokas in the RigVeda

This website provides the following translation of the Shlokas from the RigVeda: "He made this Earth fixed by different devices like hills and mountains in shape of pegs but it still rotates . ...
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How can Hinduism add value to the current scientific thought? [closed]

Are there concepts in Hindu texts which can add value to the current scientific thought via opening up avenues for innovation and research? If so, please enunciate.
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Are there any references of robots in Ancient India?

I know that our ancestors in Ancient India (Bharath) were advanced. I just wanna know if there are any references of robots in our Hindu Scriptures?
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What are the some books that relate Hinduism to science?

I was reading a book by Dalai Lama called "The universe in a single atom" which relates Buddhism to science. Similarly, it would be great to know of some books that relate Hinduism to science. ...
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Does Science contradict Hinduism? How to deal with scientific discoveries that don't line up with Vedas?

I would like to know if Hinduism and science contradict each other. This is an issue that arises in many religions, the most prominent example being Christianity and its disagreement with evolution. ...

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