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going from #10 to #1 interesting ideologies about sanatan dharma which can change lives.
I would call them beliefs instead of myth o logy. because these beliefs are the backbone of an ancient, simple, yet extremely successful civilization. belief is something you cant see and touch but it exists inside very deep of our brain in shape of a binary configuration of neurons as an ideology for sure. neurons are particles hence belief exists in material world, physically.
The Hindu religion is the oldest religion whose origin can be traced back to the prehistoric time around 5000-10000 BC. So much of the interesting myths, beliefs and mythologies surrounding the religion are as old. In fact, given the millennia old timeline, many of these mythologies might have gone through a number of retelling at different ages. The Hindu mythology has rich history, enigmatic characters, resounding stories and a surprisingly innate association with modern science. There are cyclic periods of time that keep on repeating themselves after a certain interval. There also are epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana – the earliest being the longest known epic in human history. Following the suit, here is a list of 10 interesting facts about ancient Hindu mythology.
10. Satya Yug
The Hindu mythology clearly states that all living beings pass through a continuous cycle of creation and destruction. This cycle reiterates itself in four different epochs or Yugas. The first of these Yugas is the Satya Yuga, which expands over a period of 1,728,000 years. The Satya Yuga is said to be the golden age of truth and enlightenment. In this age, people have attained an ideal state of mind and their actions are always reasoned and virtuous. The sacred texts further state that there was a surplus flow of ideas and thoughts between people.
Everyone led an honest life and completely adhered to truth. Everyone had acquainted the answer to the ultimate question – the origin of everything. And since there was virtually nothing to conceal, even the tiniest thread of thought was accessible to everyone without any verbal communication. The human physiology also significantly differed from the one that we exhibit today. People used to be around 21 cubits (31.5 feet) tall. They also had a lifespan that stretched over hundreds of thousands of years.
9. Treta yug
It represents the second age in the cycle of Maha Yuga. The Hindu scripts state that Treta Yuga spans over a period of 1,296,000 human years. By the advent of Treta Yuga, the presence of satva (goodness) in human nature had slowly started to diminish. Whatever amount of goodness they retained in their virtue was now accompanied by ever increasing amount of Tamas and rajas. Tamas represented the darkness in human nature and rajas constituted of all the passion a human could conjure. By now, people had nurtured an acute level of intellect, but they had also lost a good deal of control over their body and its physiology.
The body stature was now lesser than that in the Satya yuga – an average human was around 14 cubits tall, but there were some exceptional beings who had attained godly built and divine persona. To name some, the likes of Rama, Laxamana, Ravana and Hanumana were considered godlike for their extraordinary strength and inimitable intellect.