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Toothbrush, Comb, Mirror, Collyrium, Raiments, Brushes in Ramayana
Ayodhya Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana describes Toothbrushes, Combs, Polished Mirrors, Collyrium, Raiments, Brushes, Wine, Meats of Goat, Boar, Deer, Peacocks and Wild Cocks. After building highway from Ayodhya to banks of river Ganga, army of Bharata proceeds to meet Rama. On the way, they meet Guha…

Why Ancient Year was called Varsha
Rig Veda mentions 3 seasons (Summer, Rainy and Winter) which are observed only in India and neighbouring countries. In most parts of the world, rain comes either in Summer or in Winter (in few places as snow fall). Rig Veda (6-32-5) observes that every time Sun…

Vanaras used Trees & Rocks, not floating Stones to build Bridge to Lanka
Nala, chief Vanara engineer of Sethu (Bridge) between Rameswaram and Lanka, used trees and rocks cut by machines, but not floating stones with name of Rama written on them. Valmiki Ramayana clearly mentions in Yuddha Kanda, 22nd Sarga about how Nala planned the construction of bridge…

Artificial Intelligence (A.I), Robotics in Yoga Vasistha
Yoga Vāsistha describes application of Artificial Intelligence (A.I), human emotions, ego to Robots. Sambarasura creates dama, vyāla, kaTa to win on Adityas. Yoga Vāsistha (योग-वासिष्ठ) is a discourse of sage Vasistha to Prince Rama. Sage Valmiki is credited as its author. It has 6 parts and…

300 BCE Subrahmanya Temple at Saluvankuppam Unearthed
300 BCE Subrahmanya Temple at Saluvankuppam, Tamil Nadu, India unearthed in 2005 has 2 layers of constructions. First one was a brick construction made around 3rd century BCE (Sangam Period) and on top of it, another granite layer was constructed during Pallava reign around 8th century…

Diamond Sutra, First Printed Book on 11 May 868 CE
Diamond Sutra (Sanskrit : Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) is a Mahāyāna (Buddhist) sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā, or “Perfection of Wisdom” genre, and emphasizes the practice of non-abiding and non-attachment. It is a key object of devotion and study in Zen Buddhism. A copy of the Chinese version…

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’ or ‘aquatic-monster‘. The zodiac sign Makara (Capricorn) is shown…

Goddess Anahita, Sekhmet are forms of Durga
Anahita is ancient Persian water goddess, fertility goddess, and patroness of women, as well as a goddess of war. Her name means “the immaculate one“. She is portrayed as a virgin, dressed in a golden cloak, and wearing a diamond tiara (sometimes also carrying a water…

Mysterious Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts
Coffin Texts are written containing spells painted or engraved on the sarcophagus and coffins of Ancient Egypt. They are partially derived from the earlier Pyramid Texts, reserved for royal use only, but contain substantial new material related to everyday desires, indicating a new target audience of…

Eclipses scientifically explained in Rig Veda
There are many myths across many cultures about how eclipses occur. In Rigveda (5-40-5 to 9), seer Atri explained scientifically why eclipse occurs. Puranas have described the story of Rahu, Ketu (North Node and South Node of Moon) in a mystical way. But the essence remains…