It is the 21st century, and needless to say, it is an age where science rules. Over the centuries, the world has seen spectacular and awe-inspiring discoveries; made innovations that have changed the way we live. Having said that, it is also true that ancient India was way superior a country than many other regions, back in those days. It is the place where many scientific and mathematical discoveries were made.
This article presents a slice of ancient India’s excellence in the fields of geography and science, best demonstrated by way of location of eight temples, all dedicated to Lord Shiva but hundreds of miles apart, starting from Kedarnath to Tamil Nadu.
India is replete with temples so what is so special about these eight Shiva temples? Well, the unique specialty is that these temples fall along the same longitudinal line though their location is hundreds of miles apart. Although some people have held these mysterious geographical locations as mere coincidence, but isn’t it too far-fetched to think one particular coincidence arising in case of all these eight temples?
So, considering the technically perfect location of these Shiva temples, one may come to the conclusion that the ancient sages of India definitely had some technique for gauging the unique geographical location of a particular place, which enabled them to construct these eight temples from deep in the Himalayas all the way down south into Tamil Nadu. Otherwise, it is humanly impossible to calculate such a humongous distance in a linear line and construct the next temple accordingly!
1. Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand (30.7352 ° N, 79.096)
2. Kalpeshwara Mukteeshwar Swamy Temple in Telangana (18.799 ° N, 79.90 )
3. Srikalahasti Temple in Andhra Pradesh (13.789 ° N, 79.79 )
4. Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu (12.94 ° N, 79.69 )
5. Jambukeswarar Temple in Thiruvanaikaval, Tamil Nadu – (10.853 ° N, 79.70 )
6. Annamalaiyar Temple in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu (12.231 ° N, 79.06 )
7. Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, Tamilnadu (11.39 ° N, 79.69 )
8. Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu (9.2881 ° N, 79.317)
After knowing about this fact, don’t you simply feel proud of your heritage as an Indian?