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21 February 2022 IST
Baan Sthamb - Amazing India

There is a fascinating mystery called “Baan Stambh” in the ancient Somnath Temple in Gujarat.

 
 

On the south side of the temple, overlooking the sea, is a pillar called “Baan sthamb”. An arrow is built on the top of the pillar which points towards the sea. The existence of this pillar is mentioned in some ancient books from the 6th century. 
 
There is an inscription carved on the pillar in Sanskrit - 
 “आसमुद्रांत दक्षिण ध्रुव,पर्यंत अबाधित ज्योर्तिमार्ग'”. 
(“there is no earth terrain from this point  of the sea to the South Pole). 
 
Now the fun fact. If you start travelling from Somnath Mandir towards South, you will indeed not find any mountain or piece of land until you reach the South Pole (Antarctica), 10,000 km away.
 
So the mystery is - how did our ancestors know this fact in the 6th century? 
Did they have an aerial map of the earth? What degree of knowledge of Astronomy, Geography, Mathematics and Maritime Sciences they must have had! 
 
Our ancient Indian heritage is indeed a marvel!

 
 
 
 
 

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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST
Shibu Chandran
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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

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