Modern Science and Astronomy says that-
Distance of Earth from Sun is 152 million km.
I came across an interesting post on FaceBook regarding this distance calculation and thought to share an elaborate verison of it with you all. It will help you to understand the significance of our ancient principles, technology and culture.
Two lines of Hindu Prayer " Hanuman Chalisa" computes that distance with great simplicity and that too quite accurately -
! जुग सहस्त्र योजन पर भानु, लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू !
This means that Sun (भानु ) is at a distance of Juug Sahastra Yojans (जुग सहस्त्र योजन- Distance Unit in Hindi)
According to following conversion practices that are in use as per Hindu Vedic Literature-
Thus 12000X1000X8 = 96,000,000 miles
I miles= 1.6 kms
This further implies that distance is about 153,600,000 Km.
Some google research told me that in the 17th century two scientists Giovanni and Richer have calculated the distance of sun from earth accurately and real close( at 140 million kilometers) to now officially declared figures.
Hanuman Chalisa has been validated by Goswami Tulsidas who is believed to be of 15th Century. This means distance of Sun from Earth has been calculated much more accurately than these 17th century scientists even two centuries before their birth.
Question here is not how Tulsidas calculated this distance or how he came to know about this distance.
But the attention of the moment should be on that people even in that age have knowledge and capabilities that is beyond the imagination of our so called todays advanced nuclear energy age.
History is not presented to us in a way it should be. There are still many elements and precious jewels of information that are being kept hidden from us.
Ocean of history is before you, dive in and dig the jewels out.The gleaming beam of knowledge from these jewels will not only enrich our country but will also keep bestowing direction to our future generations.