While scientists around the globe were busy with the LHC experiment, i was doing my own research on the “Puranas”. Thought to have been written 2000 years ago, they are the religious texts which talk about the creation of the universe (and much more).
One thing in particular grabbed my attention
“In the beginning the Brahm pervaded the entire universe. When it was time for creation, the Brahm manifested itself as the three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.” Then water was created and out of the water arose a huge many-headed serpent known as Seshnag. Vishnu took this serpent as his resting place. Next from the waters came a golden egg shining with the brilliance of a thousand suns. Brahma, the Creator, entered the egg and for a thousand years carried on the work of creation within the egg. After a thousand years the egg hatched into two parts. The upper part was made the heaven and the lower part the earth. The sun emerged from the egg and took its ordained place in the heaven. Since it was the first to emerge it is known as Aditya. The various landforms, rivers, oceans and mountains then followed.”
It is interesting to note that now we know that during the big bang there were 4 fundamental forces at work (electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force and gravitation) . Could this be Brahm, Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva?
Also could the “golden egg shining with the brilliance of a thousand suns” be the universe at initial stage?
The Vedas never talk about any explosion but simply say that Brahma entered the egg and for thousand years carried on the work of creation of egg. Interestingly scientists say that ” there was no explosion; there was (and continues to be) an expansion. Rather than imagining a balloon popping and releasing its contents, imagine a balloon expanding: an infinitesimally small balloon expanding to the size of our current universe. “(Source: Big Bang Theory website).
Were our ancestors explaining the Big Bang theory 2000 years ago?