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by Rajendra Verma

Category: Astronomy and Space Science
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Author: Rajendra Verma
ISBN: 812240779X
ISBN13: 978-8122407792
Language: English
Publisher: New Age International (1996)
Pages: 233
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Advances in modern cosmology have prompted renewed interest in the intersections between religion, theology and cosmology. This article, which is intended as a brief introduction to the series of studies on theological cosmology in this journal, identifies three general areas of theological interest stemming from the modern scientific study of cosmology: contemporary theology and ethics; cosmology and world religions; and ancient cosmologies.

The historical Vedic religion (also known as Vedism or ancient Hinduism) refers to the religious ideas and practices among most Indo-Aryan-speaking peoples of ancient India after about 1500 BCE. These ideas and practices are found in the Vedic texts,. These ideas and practices are found in the Vedic texts, and they were one of the major influences that shaped contemporary Hinduism. According to Heinrich von Stietencron, in the 19th century, in western publications, the Vedic religion was believed to be different from and unrelated to Hinduism.

Recent papers in Vedic Cosmology and Cosmography . Vedic cosmology which gives rational theories on creation that are found to concur with the findings of modern science, has some clues on what the Universe looked like before Big Bang more more.

The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many . Within the Vedic view, as in the unification theories of particle physics, there is an undifferentiated form of material energy (or field, i. .

The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that. Ideas regarding a cyclic behavior of the universe have also been proposed by prominent physicists like Sir Roger Penrose and Paul Steinhardt. Vedic cosmology also states that within the lifespan of the universe, there are periodic partial devastations of the universe. Within the Vedic view, as in the unification theories of particle physics, there is an undifferentiated form of material energy (or field, in modern jargon), called pradhana, that is the source of all other forms of energy.

The English version of the hymn is found also in Rajendra Vermas Vedic Cosmology: Creation Ideas in the Ancient Vedic Religion: A Hermeneutic Study, New Delhi, New Age International Publishers, 1996, 99-102.

The beginning of ancient hermeneutics as a more systematic activity goes back .

The beginning of ancient hermeneutics as a more systematic activity goes back to the exegesis of the Homeric epics. The hermeneutic circle is a prominent and recurring theme in the discussion ever since the philologist Friedrich Ast (1808: 178), who was probably the first to do so, drew attention to the circularity of interpretation: The foundational law of all understanding and knowledge, he claimed, is to find the spirit of the whole through the individual, and through the whole to.

The Pre-Vedic religion, the oldest known religion of India, which was found in India before the Aryan migrations, was . Traces of this old religion are still present in the Vedas

Some of these spirits were good, others were evil, and great magic skill was the only way to control them. Traces of this old religion are still present in the Vedas. In the Atharva-Veda, for example, there are spells to obtain children, to avoid abortion, to prolong life, to ward off evil, to woo sleep, and to harm or destroy enemies.

Study based on Vedic literature.
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