Dewali is the most important holiday of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Bon religions, and is currently thought to be a celebration of lights. Unfortunately, the miraculous cosmic events from which this special festival originated have been lost for 2,704 years, but have been completely recovered in Cyclic Catastrophism. The same events are celebrated the world around by different names such as Halloween and All Saints Day because the cosmic events were observed by one hundred generations of mankind.
The Earth was wiped clean by two pairs of close cosmic encounters, each of which overturned the lithosphere (outer shell) of the Earth without changing its rotation rate. The second pair of encounters was the result of the newly created proto-Venus (the Rg Vedic Aditi = without bounds) which was born from an explosive impact on Jupiter (dyaus–Hospitar). Proto-Venus rampaged through the solar system and its many aspects were given names called the ‘sons of Aditi‘, such as Surya, Pushan, Mitra–Varuna and Agni. The two close (Agni) encounters with the Earth (4000 BC) caused the oceans to flow across the continents leaving a layer of salty ocean-bottom material which destroyed all of the pre-existing reptilian life forms, the dinosaurs. The Tibetan-Himalayan complex acted as a ‘handle’ by which Agni tidally overturned the entire lithosphere as a unit, preparing it to be mobile for the encounters with Indra, which followed.
The rampaging proto-Venus then sheparded the planet Mars (Indra), which was at that time in an orbit closer to the Sun than the Earth and full of the life forms now on Earth, into an orbit which crossed the Earth’s orbit, as shown in Figure 2. Then began an incredible 3,000-year process by which the entire life on Mars (Indra) was transferred to the Earth, including its fertile red soil, water, atmosphere (the Vayu), huge rocks and minerals (the Maruts) and the sprouts of all living plants (Soma). Animal life was transported by other means.
This miraculous transfer took place during one hundred 30-year cycles (3687 to 687 BC) dictated by the orbits of the Earth and Mars shown in Fig. 2. When Earth and Mars both approached a Nov. 1 crossing point, Mars (Indra) became captured in a geostationary orbit above Mt. Kailash, only about 33,000 km surface to surface. This was possible due to the massive tidal force of Mars, which orbited in the plane of the solar system, drawing Kailash into the ecliptic plane where in remained for 14.4 years, a manvantara, also called a kalpa. This resulted in the entire lithosphere of the Earth rotating more slowly than the mantle and at an angle of 31 degrees with respect to the equator causing enormous changes in the continents and accounts for the 360 day calendars used during each kalpa.
Although Mars was very close to the Earth, it was not enough to transfer anything to the Earth. The explosive transfers were caused only when the Moon, or the Sun and Moon combined, passed behind the large disc (mandela) of Mars causing enormous convulsions within it. The north pole of Mars remained oriented toward the Earth during each kalpa and it was covered with hundred of volcanoes which blasted everything on the surface and from the interior covering the Earth with life. See Surya Siddhanta
The volcanoes were seen as many points of light on Mars and were imagined to be fires burned by those holy ones who’s souls had gone to heaven and were also called the circum-polar stars. The patterns formed by these lights were called nakshatras, some 27 of which had well-known names, which were used instead of numbers as a universal clock as Mars revolved approximately once a day. Indra appeared as wide as ten fingers held by the viewer at arms-length and remained stationary in the sky, day and night. Its huge size reflected millions of times more sunlight than the Moon and ancient peoples watched it day and night like a huge television in the sky with only one channel. Because of the continual changes in its illumination and the consequent shadows, the Vedic people knew Mars in much more detail than NASA probes.
All cultures on Earth believed that the souls of the deceased would go to Mars, the firmament or heaven. Therefore, each time it was captured – around Nov. 1, seances would be held in an attempt to contact those who were thought to be in heaven. Therefore, the ‘lights’ referred to in the festival of Denali were the ‘volcano lights’ on Mars, thought to be sacred fires (oblations) lit by their ancestors who had gone to heaven. This idea is reflected in the Christian ‘All Saints Day’ and Halloween.
Each geostationary encounter (kalpa) ended on the vernal equinox in its fourteenth year when, through a complex combination of events Mars was released into the orbit shown in Figure 2 for 15.6 years, for ‘rest and recuperation’. The most spectacular feature on the surface of Mars (the Vedic Purusha, Hindu Brahma) was a tall flaming column or pillar (Egyptian Osiris) at Mars north pole (facing the Earth) composed of intertwined hardened lava columns, from which the largest bodies were blasted toward the Earth. Also called the ‘axis mundi‘ (the axis of the worlds) referring to Mars and Earth. It rose slowly over a number of months at the beginning of each kalpa, called a day of Brahma and collapsed at the end of each kalpa, said to lie down on the coils of the snake sesha during a ‘night of Brahma‘. Hindu myth provides the valuable, although not exact, clue that ‘a night of Brahma equaled a day of Brahma and that he lived one hundred ‘holy days’. This is consistent with the Vedas which claim there were 99 Indras, and an explanation is given which indicates that something happened to lose one encounter. This confirms that the Vedic Period comprised one hundred 30-year cycles, which ended in 678 BC, at which date the planets Mars, Venus and Mercury the former solid core of Mars during the Vedic Period, entered their current orbits.