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Karkati the Demon Virus from North of Himalayas – Yoga Vasishta
Yoga Vasishta describes a Virus named Karkati which attacks Lungs, Heart, Liver causing piercing pain and Death (similar to Coronavirus or Covid-19, H1N1, SARS etc) Vasishta Geeta or Yoga Vasishta is the content revealed by sage Vasishta to Lord Rama, when the latter was depressed after…

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…

Civil Engineers built Highway in Ramayana
Valmiki Ramayana describes highly skilled engineers, excavators, mechanics, carpenters, road-menders, wood-cutters, hollow-makers, men skilled in plastering and white washing, basket makers, tanners and skilled supervisors building Highway from Ayodhya to river Ganga. 2nd Chapter in Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda describes in Sarga 80, that Rama’s younger brother…

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…

How Camel became Vehicle of Lord Hanuman
Hanuman Temples can be seen with Camel as mount (vehicle) in front of his idol. Ramayana and Parasara Samhita describes multiple instances where Hanuman could fly at wind speed and also cover long distances like flying across the ocean to reach Lanka, flying back and forth…

California, USA was Kapila-Aranya
Rishi Kapila was born to Kardama Prajapati and his wife Devahuti (daughter of Manu). He is mentioned in many Puranas, Ramayana and multiple vedic hymns. There are multiple Kapila rishis over many generations. Narada Purana enumerates two Kapilas, one as the incarnation of Brahma and another…

Seetha performed Sandhya Vandanam in Ramayana
Women of Vedic and earlier period performed rituals like Sandhya Vandanam, wrote vedic hymns and other scriptures. Valmiki Ramayana has proof that Seetha used to perform daily ritual called ‘Sandhya Vandanam‘. Sundara Kanda of Ramayana describes Hanuman entering Lanka and searching for Seetha. On his way,…

Muhurtas described in Ramayana
Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. Brahmanas and Rig Veda define Muhurta as “muhu” (moment/immediate)…

How Hanuman tried to catch Sun – Explained in Astronomy
Hanuman has a story that during his chldhood, he assumed rising Sun to be a red colored fruit and tried to catch it. While he attempted to get close to Sun, Rahu (moon’s north node), who was supposed to catch Sun and create Solar eclipse that…