Astronomy Seminar 3

VIHE Seminar: Gita Nagari, PA - 1990 / (207)

Thompson considers parallels between descriptions in the Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 5 of the rings of Bhu-mandala, and the planetary orbits observed by contemporary astronomers, noting that the radius of Bhu-mandala is approximately twice the radius of Saturn's orbit. Thompson illustrates how numerous geographic descriptions found in this Puranic account could mirror a variety of complex modern constructs, such as quantum jumps, higher dimensions, and wave/particle duality.