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Sea Monster in Ramayana & Bhagavatam
Sea Monster is Ramayana is Surasa, who tries to block path of Hanuman during his travel to Lanka. Also, Bhagavata Purana mentions Sea Monsters along with their living places, sizes etc. In Sanskrit ‘Makara‘ means ‘sea dragon…

Real Story of Ahalya in Ramayana, not turned into Stone !
Many translations and interpretations of Valmiki Ramayana, try to suggest that Sage Gowthama has cursed his wife Ahalya for adultery with Indra and turned her into stone. Later after many years, Lord Rama’s feet touched her and turned her back …

Narakasura killed by Vishnu, not Krishna or Satyabhama
Vishnu Purana and Bhagavatam mention Narakasura or Naraka as the asura son of the earth goddess Bhudevi (Bhumi) and Varaha (third avatar of Vishnu). He established the kingdom of Pragjyotisha (modern Assam) after overthrowing the last of the Danava king …

Vampires in South America described in Ramayana
Blood sucking Vampire legends existed in many cultures like the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, and Romans who had tales of demonic entities and blood-drinking spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. Vampires in South America existed since ages. In …

Hanuman travelled to Patala Loka (South America) through a Tunnel !
As per Parasara Samhita, Hanuman travelled through a lotus stem shaped tunnel to Patala Loka (South America) to find his son Matsyavallabha and rescue Rama, Lakshmana by killing Mahiravana During battle between Rama and Ravana, Mahiravana, the maternal uncle of …

King Mahabali went to Patala Loka (South America)
Puranas have defined 7 various lokas and in Bhagavata Purana and Padma Purana, they are called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala and Patala Loka. Vishnu Purana narrates a story in which Vishnu’s 5th avatar (incarnation), Vamana asked for …

Dolphin was Vishnu as Matsyavatara, Noah’s Ark
Matsya (Sanskrit: मत्स्य, means “Fish“) is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish, who rescued the first man, Manu, from a great deluge. Matsya Purana and Srimad Bhagavatam narrate similar stories of …

Ravanahatha brought from Lanka to India by Hanuman
Ravanahatha (ravanhatta, rawanhattha, ravanastron, ravana hastha veena) is an ancient bowed violin invented in Lanka (present day Sri Lanka) by its ruler Ravana during Ramayana era. It is made of a cut coconut shell that is covered with …

Rishyasringa, Brother-In-Law of Rama, brings heavy rainfall at Kollur
Rishyasringa, the sage with deer-horn like protruding on his head, was treated as son-in-law by King Dasaratha in Ramayana. He had a boon that can bring heavy rainfall at whichever place he lives. Rishyasringa (Ṛṣyaśṛṅga: Sanskrit: ऋष्यशृंग, Kannada: ಋಷ್ಯಶೃಂಗ “Deer-Horned”; …

Varaha Avatar is Rhinoceros (Elasmotherium), not Wild Boar
Among the popular avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu, Sweta Varaha (White Rhinoceros) is the third. Popular notion is that Varaha avatar is a wild boar (or pig) which restored earth(land) from completely sinking into water. But in reality, Sweta Varaha Avatar …