Vishnu’s dashavtaar and theory of evolution-
Fish- aquatic animal (that’s how life came science tells us)
Lion- carnivore (man more of a beast)
Dwarf- short race humans
Warrior- complete human
(Liberals will laugh it off though)
Kurma (turtle)- second step of evolution, when creatures could live in water and land both. Reptiles appeared some 385million years ago on Earth. During Samudra Manthan Mandara parvat started sinking in the sea and to hold it in its place Vishnu appeared as a giant turtle and bore the mountain on his back.
Varaha (boar)- reptiles evolved to form the semi amphibians which eventually evolved as complete animals living on land. Hiranyakasha stole Bhudevi (Earth) and hid her in the depth of oceans. Vishnu appeared as Varaha, killed the demon and rescued Bhudevi lifting her on his tusks and restored her in her place in the universe.
Vamana- This is the fifth avatar of Vishnu. Around 5million years ago Homo Erectus had evolved. They were more like human but were dwarfs. Description is quite similar to Neanderthals. This is the first incarnation of the Treta Yug, when emperors had started taking shape and oceans and deserts had formed on earth.
Hindu scriptures have always indicated the theory of evolution metaphorically- Rishi Kashyap marries 13 daughters of Daksha and fathers different races. Rishi Kashyap becomes father of Nagas (reptiles), Garuda (bird), Nymphs, Demons etc. Each close to the description of creatures that existed. Darwins theory of evolution also talks of possibilities of all races having a common ancestral origin.. Even genome mapping points out this fact.
Nasadiya hymn RigVeda-
Nasadasinho sadasittadanim nasidrajo no vyoma paro yat
Kimavarivah kuha kasya sharmannambhah kimasid gahanam gabhiram
This hymn defines creation of universe- there was neither non-existence nor existence then. There was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond. What stirred? Where? In whose protection? Was the water bottomlessly deep? (Gahana gambhira)
All the Nasadiya Hymns talk about creation of this universe.. The Big Bang theory as we know it, was told by scientists much later. Our Vedic texts mention existence of not just one universe but many and modern science refers to this as the multiverse theory.
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Sona Roy (@Sona2905) is Strong believer in right wing ideology, avid traveller, photographer, occasional writer, interested mainly in history, architecture and studying ancient Indian scriptures.