Top 10 lesser known interesting facts about Indian myths
1. The mythological statue of Lord Muruga is made from Navapashanam that means Nine Poisons made by siddhar Bogar is famous for curing all medical disorders. Many pilgrims all over the world visit this statue every year to worship and cure their medical ailments.
2. Vimana, The mythological flying vehicle or chariots of ancient India operated out of Mercury vortex engines, depicted in Hindu texts and Sanskrit epics. the most popular example of Vimana is The Pushpaka Vimana of the king Ravana who took it from Lord Kubera.
3. Rama Setu which was built by Lord Rama was open or usable to walk until the 15th century because of the storms in 1480 AD which deepened the route. Even today there are remnants of Rama Setu which stood as a strong barrier at the time of tsunami in 2004, India.
4. The Hindus epic History Mahabharata is Ten times bigger than the Greek epics, though The Iliad and The Odyssey combined together.
5. The presence of Navagraha idols at Indian temples indicate that Indian ancestors had the knowledge of the 9 planets in our solar system even before their discovery by modern science.
6. The great epic Mahabharata of Hindus is the first handwritten document in the world to propose the concept of test tube babies, cloning and surrogate mothers. After this, it has spread all over the world. Even today many countries in the world are using this technology.
7. Most popular Physicist Robert Oppenheimer gives the regards of the discovery of the atom bomb to the mythological holy book of Hindus “Bhagavad Gita”.
8. Rigveda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns and is the oldest literature known to mankind.
9. Brahmanda Astra were the supernatural weapons used in numerous Hindu epic wars and are all together called Brahma weapons. The Brahmashirsha Astra popularly know as Brahmastra was a weapon that could destroy the whole world and these weapons are from Lord Brahma. Brahmastra is a can be compared to a modern-day nuclear missile.
10. The Holiest number for Hindus and also for many other religions is 108. Because this is the ratio of Sun’s distance from Earth or Sun’s diameter or Moon’s distance from Earth or Moon’s diameter. Thus, most of our prayer beads have 108 beads and also Buddhists hit the gongs of the temples 108 times to expel all their sins.