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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Religion meets Science....It happens only in India

“Tatha cha smaryate yojnanam sahastre dwe dwe shate cha yojane ekain nimishardhen kramamana namo.stute iti”

This is a prayer to the Sun God mentioned as a commentary by Sayanacharya on the 4th verse of the hymn of Rig Veda 1.50.

What is the significance in scientific terms of this prayer?

2 comments:

sinister.ankit said...

it describes the speed of light??

Saket said...

The first ever mention of the value of speed of light which could be derived from this prayer

1 yojana=9 miles
0.5 nimisha = 8/75 seconds

Using these values the value of speed of light comes 186,413.22 miles per second which is very close to the scientific figure of 186,300 miles per second