Rig Veda Extends Velikovsky’s to 3000 Years


Fig. 1. Orbits of Earth, Mars and proto-Venus out of which Mars was captured.

Immanuel Velikovsky using ancient texts from many sources (Worlds in Collision 1950) argued that both Venus and Mars had close encounters with Earth between 1000 and 700 BC. He noted the dates of a number of recorded raash, translated “earthquakes, commotions” in Strong’s Biblical Concordance, at intervals of fourteen and sixteen years. He did understand why there were two different intervals. Of all the ancient texts from different cultures, the RigVeda and the Vishnu Purana provide the reason for the two intervals, because they emphasize that during the Vedic Period the Earth experienced cyclic events, each of which comprised a kalpa and a pralaya, called in the Hindu Vishnu Purana a day of Brahma and a night of Brahma, which were said to be of ‘equal’ duration, but adds that Brahma lived 100 “holy days”, implying that there were 100 cycles. But Velikovsky went further, noting the days of the year, Nov 1st and the vernal equinox, Mar 21, when the raash occurred.

The Cosmic Origin of the RigVeda

Thinking astronomically, the two days of the year make sense . If Mars was in an orbit which crossed that of the Earth, it would cross it in two places defined by these dates as shown in the Figure. If Mars (Indra in the RigVeda) were captured in an orbit of the Earth on Nov. 1st and released on Mar 21st fourteen years later, then the length of the capture period and the release periods would not be an integer number of years. Thus the primitive Aryans would have had difficulty defining it numerically and just adopted a word manvantara, until now a mysterious word in the RigVeda somehow associated with the number fourteen, for this period. Every Aryan, indeed everyone on Earth, knew this period because the visits of Indra completely dominated all cultures on Earth. Using these dates, it is possible to get a closer estimate of the kalpa, 14.4-years and 15.6-years for the pralaya which add up to 30 years per cycle. The allows the accurate estimate of the entire Vedic Period to 3,000 years, consistent with the 3,000 years of the Olympic Gods of Greece and the Pharaonic Dynasties of the Egyptians

The Hindu culture post-dated the Vedic Period and therefore it is logical to accept the statement in the Vishnu Purana that Brahma lived “one hundred holy days”.  It is doubtful based upon several statements in the Vishnu Purana that the authors did really conceive what happened during the Vedic Period, because no deity named Brahma was mentioned in the RigVeda, only a term, brahm was used in the sense of “extending”. This view is reinforced by the claim in the same document, that a kalpa lasted 432 million years, but was immediately followed by a caveat that fourteen Manus reigned during a kalpa. Manu refers to human beings, therefore the Purana left us a clue to the true length which no one seems to have recognized.

Although Velikovsky collected hundreds of anecdotal clues from ancient times which he believed indicated encounters, “Collisions” in his title, of Mars with the Earth, and occasionally discussed his work during visits with Einstein in Princetons NJ, he never suspected that Mars orbited the Earth.  He also limited his thoughts to the period from 687 BC backward in time to the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt because he suspected (correctly as explained in the Cosmic Origins) a cosmic event might have been involved that early in history.  The Cosmic Origin of the Rig Veda explains in great detail the astro and geophysical of the encounters for the first time in history. The conclusions revealed go far beyond anything imagined in modern times and render all books on the planets and the Earth 6,000 years ago, obselete. .

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~ by Angiras on July 18, 2019.

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