April 13, 2005
The Celestial Key to the Vedas: Discovering the Origins of the World's Oldest Civilization
By B. G. Sidharth
Publisher: Inner Traditions (October 1999)
Pages: 170 - Price: $16.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sidharth, is the director of India's B. M. Birla Science Center, and he presents new evidence on the age of India's civilization. He reveals and offers proof that the earliest portions of the Rg Veda (considered by scientists as the world's oldest sacred teachings) date back as far as 10,000 B.C.E.
The evidence given is hard facts. Evidence shows that such astronomical concepts as heliocentrism, the eclipse cycle, and precession were originally discovered and encoded into the Rg Veda.
There is an in-depth approach to the true astronomical significance and importance of Hindu deities and myths, among other subjects. Places and dates for famous happenings which took place in the Mahabharata and Ramayana are discussed.
Topics covered in this fascinating book include Indian astronomy, the heliocentric theory in the Rg Veda, the antiquity of the Rg Veda, lost civilizations, among others. The photographs will intrigue readers with their objects.
For a fast-paced learning experience about lost civilizations and India, this book is a memorable reading journey. References to the goddess Durga are given, as are many other figures of spirituality and myth. A fine book to spend an evening with!
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