Indian Mythology – By Bhavya Trivedi – VIII Venus

Indian mythology is closely interwoven with Indian or Hindu religion.Even though the term ‘myth’ indicates the doubtful occurrence of an event happening in reality, the faith of Indians in these beautiful stories and characters is so deep, that many times we are not able to distinguish between relegion, myth and history.

 A temple namely Padmanabhaswamy temple is dedicated to Maha Vishnu in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state Kerela. It is widely considered as the world’s richest Hindu temple. About a century ago, faced with a severe famine, temple officials and priests had tried to break or open the chamber or the seventh door which is named as vault- B. They stopped opening it on hearing the sounds like rushing of water and hissings of snakes. This connection to the myth as it’s written in inscriptions that this temple’s seventh door is closed with Nagapasha Mantra. In Sanskrit ‘Naga’ means snake or serpent. So, the voice of snakes is coming in reality that means the myth behind this can be believed.

Scientifically explaining, on the day of the equinox, sunrises and sets exactly above Earth’s equator rather than North or South of the equator. The temple’s tower construction which is known as Gopuram is exactly in line with this equatorial movement of the sun so that the sun would pass through all the temple’s tower windows while setting.  The precise orientation of the Gopuram becomes evident through this rare visual spectacle that unfolds twice every year.

The myth behind the structure that comes to thinking that how a structure can be made in a such away that  the sun can pass through it. It is the biggest evident, example and history of Indian mythology.

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