Sayanachara Archive

Did You Know That We Knew The Speed Of Light 5000yrs Ago?

Shloka:  Taranirviśvadarśato jyotishkridasi sūrya | Viśvamā bhāsirocanam || Meaning: Oh Sun! (You) overwhelm all in speed, visible to all source of light. (You) shine pervading the Universe Source- Rig Samhita, Mandala 1,Suktam 50,Mantrah 4(6000BCE)   Shloka: Tatha ca smaryate yojananam sahasre dve dve sate dve ca yojane ekena nimishardhena kramaman. Meaning: It is rememberd (that) salutation to Thee(sun), the traveler of 2,202 yojanas in half a nimisha. Source-Sayanacarya’s commentary (14th Century AD)   Shloka:          Juug sahastra yojan par Bhanu | Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu || Meaning:                         This means that the sun (Bhanu) is at Juug Sahastra Yojans