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If you are a Hindu, you might have seen the pictures of Sri Vishnu sleeping on the serpent Shesha naga. It is said that shesha carries the planets and the universe on his head. He carries the earth along with other planets on his head and constantly praises his lord, Bhagawan Sri Vishnu for his wonders and miracles.
When correctly interpreted, we can conclude that this myth about the snake carrying the universe is really true. Read further.
Shesha naga is also known as Sankarshana. “Sankarshana”- literally means one who has both the powers of attraction and repulsion*. Likewise at the Genesis of creation, he manifests**himself thus creating the Universe and during the Maha Pralaya – the Great Destruction, he by this force with draws the Universe into Himself as a transfixed point – which modern science calls “The Point of Singularity” – “The Vindu”. We cannot decipher it using mathematical calculations.
*:- I’m trying to refer the force of gravitation because, when an attracting force is there, there is always an equal and opposite repelling force. (Newton’s third law of motion)
**:- I will post about this in the next post so that it will be easy to understand.
Shesha naga is also called as Anantha naga. Now, “Anantha” means never ending or infinite.
As we all know, the universe is unending and also, the gravitational force is never ending. These can be formulated today, using the Newton’s laws which say that the force acted by a body is applied on the whole universe. Or simply, everybody in the universe attracts every other body no matter how far apart they are.
So, the universe exists. The fundamental forces exist. Therefore, the metaphorically written texts are also true and they will never be outdated. Finally, one thing: Sanskrit literature began with a BIG BANG just like the Universe!