List Of Errors In Hindu Scriptures
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
As most religions believe in the existence of God, in the past their followers used to worship God the Almighty, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Compassionate, Eternal — the Creator of the universe and all that exists.
But when we study the Hindu concept of God, a number of surprising facts come to light. Today Hinduism is a well-established polytheistic religion, even though it is against the Vedic (sacred Hindu scripts) commandments. Because of the plurality of gods within Hinduism, it is very difficult to come to any specific conclusion about what commandments are given by God to be followed by Hindus.
Through this essay we will try to seek answers to questions like: “Does Hinduism have a uniform view concerning who God is? How many gods are there in existence (in Hinduism)? Does God have a birth and death? Who created the universe? We will also find out whether the “Trinity of God”, described in Hindu scriptures, has any logic to be called the Supreme God.
Many more points can be presented but I guess these few points will be enough to prove my point. Hindus either have to prove these things presented in their sacred scriptures or accept that their sacred scriptures have severe scientific errors. Vedas, claimed by Hindus to be the most sacred scripture, allege that: Sun moves around the earth on a golden chariot with his 7 horses. Vedas also allege that The Bull has supported the sky.
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1. Vedas say Earth is static – According to Vedas, the earth is static and this statement is repeated several times. The following are some of the examples:
- Oh Man ! He who made the trembling earth static is Indra. (Rig Ved 2/12/12)
- The God who made the earth stable (Yajur Ved 32/6)
- Indra protects the wide earth which is immovable and has many forms (Atarv Ved 12/1/11)
- Let us walk on the Wide and Static earth (Atharv Ved 12/1/17)
2. Vedas say Sun moves around the earth on a golden chariot with his 7 horses – As the Veds Claim that the earth is static and so they tried to prove that the sun moves around the earth. The following statement from the rig Ved tries to clarify it:
- “Sun is full of light and knows all the human beings, so his horses take him to sky to look at the world” (Rig Ved 1/50/1)
- “O, Bright sun, a chariot named harit with seven horses takes you to sky” (Rig Ved 1/50/8)
- “O, man, the sun who is most attractive, takes round of the earth, on his golden chariot through the sky and removes the darkness of the earth” ~ (Yajur Ved 33/43)
3. Vedas say The Bull has supported the Sky
- “The Bull has supported the sky.” Yajur Ved: 4:30.
- “The Bull has supported the sky.” Yajur Ved: 14:5
4. Puranas say Earth is Flat – NARASINGA PURANA – Page 169 – Abithana Sinthamani – says that the earth is flat. Today it has been proved beyond doubt by the scientists that the earth is round.
5. Vishnu Purana – another astrological error – VISHNU PURANA says that sun is 800,000 miles and moon is 2,200,000 miles away from the earth respectively. Astronomy has now proved that the moon is nearer to the earth, i.e. 240,000 miles and that the sun is 93,000,000 miles away from the earth.
6. Markandeya Purana – gives completely wrong area of the earth – MARKANDEYA PURANA says that the earth has an area of 4,000,000,000 square miles. According to astronomy, it is only 190,700,000 square miles.
7. Vedas / Puranas recommend looking directly into the sun with naked eye – The Vedas and Puranas say that all Hindus must pray to the sun god SURYA, and that if you look at the sun daily every morning with your naked eyes, your sight will improve. Accordingly many Hindus practise this act of worship; but instead of their eyesight improving, India is the country that has the most blind people in the world (2.5 million blind people and 9 million with corneal blindness).
There is no scientific truth in sun worship, and on the contrary the scientist and doctors advise everyone not to look at the sun directly with the naked eye. Who is telling us the truth, the Scientists or the Hindu scriptures? You be the judge!
8. Vedas say cow is holy and should be worshiped.(Brahmins add that cow dung ash has medicinal value) – The Vedas say that the cow is holy and should be worshipped. These Brahmins also claim that cow dung ash has medicinal value. Samples sent to a leading test laboratory in West Germany have proved this to be untrue.
9. Mt. Meru 100,000 times higher than Mt. Everest according to the Hindu Scriptures – Arya texts of a comparatively late period ( 5 century AD ) still maintain a belief in the fictional Vedic Mt. Meru. It is supposed to be one hundred thousand times higher than Mt. Everest! Regarding this mountain, the Matsya Purana says, “It [Mt Meru] is golden and shining like fire. The colour of the eastern side is white like the colour of Brahmans, that of the northern side is red like the that of Kshatriyas, the southern is yellow like that of Vaishyas, the western is black like the colour of Sudras.
It is 86000 yojana high, and 16000 of these lie in the earth. Each of the 4 sids has 34000 yojanas … There are beautiful golden houses inhabited by spiritual beings, the Devas, by the singers the Gandharvas and their harlots the Apsaras. Also Asuas, Daityas and Rakshasas are living in it. ” — [ Matsya Pur. quoted in al-B. i.247 ] In general, 1 yojana = 8 miles = 32000 yards and 1 kroh = 1/2 yojana [ al-B i.167 ]. Thus Mt. Meru would be 8×86,000 = 704,000 miles high. Mt. Everest, by comparison, is only 29,000 ft., or less than 6 miles, high. Hence Mt. Meru is 100,000 times higher than Mt. Everest !
The Kurma Purana has this to say on this topic,
” Earth, composed of seven continents, together with the oceans extends 500,000,000 yojanas across. Holy Jambudvipa lies in the middle of all the continents; in its center is said to be lofty Mt. Meru, bright as gold. Its height is 84,000 yojanas, and it extends 16,000 yojanas below the earth; its width at the top is 32,000 yojanas, and its diameter at the base is 16,000 yojanas.” ~ [ Kurma Purana, quoted in Classical, p. 52 ]
The impossibly high Mt. Meru is held to be the source of really existing rivers in India such as the Sita.
[ Al-Beruni ] = `Albleruni’s India’, tr. Sachau
[ Classical ] = `Classical Hindu Mythology : A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas’, ed. & trans. Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. Buitenen.
Brahmins always have a tendency to claim everything in the name of SCIENCE. But the Scientists, Doctors and Specialists claim otherwise. First of all any man with common sense won’t agree to the claims originated by these BRAHMINS. Here are a few examples of Brahmin-originated unscientific claims (and the true knowledge of “the gods”):
10. THE EARTH IS FLAT – NARASINGA PURANA – Page 169 – Abithana Sinthamani – says that the earth is flat. Today it has been proved beyond doubt by the scientists that the earth is round.
11. DISTANCE BETWEEN EARTH, SUN & MOON – VISHNU PURANA says that sun is 800,000 miles and moon is 2,200,000 miles away from the earth respectively. Astronomy has now proved that the moon is nearer to the earth, i.e. 240,000 miles and that the sun is 93,000,000 miles away from the earth.
12. THE AREA OF THE EARTH – MARKANDEYA PURANA says that the earth has an area of 4,000,000,000 square miles. According to astronomy, it is only 190,700,000 square miles.
13. VIBOOTHI (COW DUNG ASH) – The Vedas say that the cow is holy and should be worshipped. These Brahmins also claim that cow dung ash has medicinal value. Samples sent to a leading test laboratory in West Germany have proved this to be untrue. Even today ignorant Hindus smear their homes with cow dung.
In India people are dying of hunger. Why are these low caste Hindus prohibited from eating beef? In India cow meat is cheaper than other available meats. Instead of these Brahmins taking care of the low caste peoples of India they are doing their best to save their “holy” cows. According to Valmith’s Ramayana, God Rama “ATE” meat. Why then have these Brahmins given up beef-eating?
14. Thousands of heads, eyes and feet – In Purush Sukta of Rigveda (10/90/1) God is described as having thousands of heads, eyes and feet.
15. Hiranayagarbh Sukta of Rigveda says that in the beginning of the universe there was only Hiranyagarbh (the Almighty God). He was the Lord of all beings. He set earth and the sky at their present places (Rigved, 10/121/1). God blessed the beings with strength. All the deities obey His commands. Even death is under His command. He is the Lord of all beings and animals. This Rigveda also stresses God’s Attributes such as Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent and the Master of Salvation.
16. Why is God defined as having a body? – Swetambar Upanishad (618) sheds some light on the body-figures of God. “He has no body, no soul, no senses. Nobody is even equal to him.” “He is the Almighty God. He is the protector of the whole creation. He is exempt from hunger, thirst, grief and death.”. When the Hindu scriptures say that God is one and exempt from birth and death, then the question arises why is He defined as having a body. Is it not contradictory?
The Rigveda also suggests that “Prajapati” is the Almighty God of Hindus. But Atharvaveda (7/3/26/1) says, “Vishnu created earth, heaven and space.” In the Mandukya Upanishad (6) Brahma is described as the creator of earth, heaven and space. What a contradiction!
The study of Rigveda, Athravaveda and various Upanishads suggests that Brahma and Vishnu are described as two almighty gods. But the great surprise is that these scriptures describe god as exempt from birth in one place, while in the other they describe him tied to wordly bonds.
17. Has many Gods – According to Shiv Mahapuram (6/1/19), Brahma and Vishnu used to fight to prove their respective superiority. Brahma says that he created Vishnu, but Vishnu says that he created “Lotus” from his navel which in turn gave birth to Brahma.
This conflict turned to a terrible battle between them. Besides Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, thirty-three gods are also described in the Vedas. Today their number has reached thirty-three crore (330,000,000). This means that every third person of India has his own god
Due to this brief exposition of the Hindu concept of god, one might be astonished at the terrible perplexities and contradictions the Hindu scriptures contain. Can a human being, enjoying the slightest degree of sanity, reach any kind of certitude concerning the true concept of God by adopting this mysterious and bewildering philosophy?
One may compare this with the simple, clear-cut Islamic way of achieving this concept. Muslims believe in one and only one God (Allah). They admit neither peers to Him nor intercessors, which is a distinguishing feature of Islam.