Hinduism,Cosmos ,Sanatan Dharma.Ancient Hinduism science.
We heard about Aghasur, was a huge reptile and that is what the dinosaurs are supposed to be. So therefore in the 8.4 million species that the Padma Purana talks about, the large number of reptile species that are talked about, include gigantic size reptiles, which is what our modern nomenclature calls dinosaurs.
Per Vedas, the 8.4 million species always exist, on all planets, and if they are not on a particular planet, that does not mean that they have extinct. They have just become invisible to our vision, as Bhagavad Gita 2;22 explains that the body is like a dress for the soul, so the dresses are given to the soul according to its karma. At the same time, certain dresses are suitable for certain environments. and certain are unsuitable. Just like a soul in a polar bear’s body, which exists on the poles, and an ordinary bear which exists in the tropical and temperate areas are of similar nature, but the polar bear cannot survive in tropical areas very easily, nor the ordinary bear survives in the polar area very easily. So certain bodies are suited for certain environments. and when the environment changes and the bodies become unsuitable at that time those bodies being like clothes, are retired temporarily from the service. The body of the dinosaur is the dress for the soul, so when the earth’s atmospheric environment and its conditions become unsuitable for the dress of the dinosaur, the material nature temporarily retires that dress from display in that particular cosmic age. So that’s how in that sense they have not become extinct, they have just become unmanifest to our vision. They as the soul are always existing, and the dressing is also existing, and in another place, which is beyond our current human vision, the dinosaurs may well be existing.
Bhagavatam, written by sage Veda Vyas describes a huge hill-sized lizard (chameleon) in canto 10, chapter 64.
One day Samba, Pradyumna, Caru, Bhanu, Gada, and other young boys of the Yadu dynasty went to a small forest to play.
After playing for a long time, they became thirsty. As they searched for water, they looked inside a dry well and saw a peculiar creature.
The boys were astonished to behold this creature, a lizard who looked like a hill. They felt sorry for it and tried to lift it out of the well.
They caught on to the trapped lizard with leather thongs and then with woven ropes, but still, they could not lift it out. So they went to Lord Krishna and excitedly told Him about the creature.
Krishna fetched him out of the well and the dinosaur reveals its identity as King Nriga, who was son was Ikshvaku.
Nriga was the ancestor of Rama, who also belonged to the Ikshvaku dynasty.
Nriga narrates his story as : I gave in charity many cows to a brahmin, but one cow returned to its herd without my knowledge.
Unaware of this, I proceeded to give that cow in charity to a different brahmin.
At this time, the cow’s original owner came there and claimed, ‘This cow is mine!’ The second brahmana responded, ‘No. She is mine. Nriga gave her to me.’
While arguing in this way, the two brahmanas approached me. When they accused me of giving for a second time a cow that I had already given in charity, thus committing a greatly sinful act, I became bewildered.
Finding myself in such a terrible dilemma, I humbly entreated, ‘O brahmanas, please be merciful to me, for I am your servant, and had acted innocently, without knowing what I was doing. I will give each of you 100,000 of the best cows, in exchange for this one disputed cow, and thus rectify my mistake. Please accept my offer and thus save me from this difficult situation, or I shall surely fall down into hell.’
The second owner of the cow said, ‘I don’t want anything in exchange for this cow’ and the original owner said, ‘I will not accept even more than what you are offering.’
Both thought that the cow was theirs, and thus could not be taken back under any condition. While considering that their rightful position had been usurped, the two brahmanas angrily left my palace and returned home.
At the time when I gave up my body, and then Yamaraja said, ‘My dear King, which would you like to experience first? Would you like to enjoy the results of your pious acts, or would you first like to suffer the results of your sins? I can see no limit to the charity that you had given, or the enjoyment in heaven that you will consequently receive.’
Being bewildered, I replied, ‘My lord, first of all let me suffer for my misdeeds.’ Yamaraja responded by saying, ‘Then fall!’ and at once, I was transformed into a lizard and remained within a well for a long time. But somehow, due to my charitable disposition toward the brahmanas, and my great desire to one day have Your audience, I continued to think of You, even in my degraded condition, and I could remember everything about my past life.
Krishna then sent him to heaven.
Have you ever heard of a Sanskrit word ‘Makara’? Don’t confound it with the Hindi word ‘Makdi’, meaning ‘spider’. ‘Makara’ was used to refer to a giant amphibian dragon that lived undersea. When I read of a monstrous dragon living beneath the sea, then the first creature to pop up in my mind was ‘crocodile’ but the description of ‘Makara’ does not suggest a crocodile. Description and ancient paintings of ‘Makara’ across Asian countries like Cambodia, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan Vietnam, and China present a literally different picture. You may be surprised to know that the description of ‘Makara’ closely resembles dinosaurs.
‘Makara’ is depicted as the half aquatic-Half animal aggressive monster having the head of a crocodile, tail of a peacock, small horns like that of a goat, body of an antelope and paws of a panther.
Makara of candi kalasan temple, IndonesiaSpecies of dinosaurs in Mahabharata
You may say that one example is not enough…So, Let us take one more, this time from Mahabharata.
In Mahabharata, there is a mention of dinosaurs in the symbolic form of dangerous serpents. There is a description of species that throws fire (Dragon) and species that can kill a live tree with one just bite.
Exact Story is as follows
Parikshit, Son of Arjuna, was cursed by a sage to die of snake bite. After his death, Son of Parikshit, ‘Janamejaya’ decided to take vengeance against the whole serpent dynasty (dragons and dinosaurs belong to serpents race). He organized a grand sacrifice to destroy all serpents dwelling on earth. Many serpents died in this yagna and just before the entire serpent race was about to wipe out, Janamejaya was stopped by a learned sage named ‘Astika’, Son of Naga mother and Brahmin father. The mass sacrifice that started on the banks of river Arvind at Bardan (Presently Parham, a shortcut of ‘Parikshitgarh’) ended all the enmity between the Pandavas and nagas. Masonry tank built by Janamejaya to mark this event can still be seen at Parikshit kund(commonly known as Gowdvana) at Mainpuri district in Parham.
Species of dinosaurs in Ramayana
In Ramayana, there is a mention of an event where King Vibhishana of Lanka confronted mighty creatures that were troubling mankind on earth. Further, sage Valmiki mentions giant flying horses guarding the city of Lanka. For me, Giant horses certainly sound like dinosaurs, especially the ones that have the distinctive characteristic of flying in the air. Ramayana is said to be 18 million-year-old story. So, it is quite possible that dinosaurs or similar other creatures ruled earth during those times.
Did Human and dinosaurs co-exist?
In Vedic civilization, humans were spiritually advanced and not materialistically advanced. Quite possibly, predators-like dinosaurs lived in places far off from human settlements while other dinosaurs lived along with humans. Limited use of technology and lack of materialistic desires may have bolstered the co-existence of humans and dinosaurs.
A recent study of dinosaur dung and fossil fuel in central India (especially Pisdura village of Nagpur district) by scientists from the US, China and India has concluded that “Few species of Dinosaurs in India fed on rice and a variety of rice was grown in India millions of years ago during the
Cretaceous and Eocene period”, thus pushing back the date of Indian civilization to at least 65 million years old, the time when the landmass of the Indian subcontinent was situated very close to the continental shelf of Africa.
Recently, when huge dinosaur’s eggs were excavated in Gujarat, villagers thought those to be the boon of Lord Shiva and started worshipping such fossilized eggs as shiv-Lingam.
Why scientists are mum on findings of dinosaurs
Theory of Co-existence between humans and dinosaurs is slowly embraced by scientists all over the world but are reluctant to admit so under the pressure of atheistic communist empire that strictly wants to hold on the dogma of evolution. Under the pressure of Christian evangelists and preachers, some of the modern scientists are quite reluctant to reveal all the truth related to fossil discoveries that contradict the biblical claim of this universal creation just 6000 years ago. Moreover, such frequent changes in scientific theories would undermine the significance of science/scientists and would question the progress of science. Some of the scientists are reluctant to admit faults in science and are fooling others to believe in false theories like ‘theory of evolution’.
So, the modern scientist’s claim of dinosaurs being the exclusive ruler of this earth is quite misleading and quite questionable.