Flat Earth in Hindu Dharma

Flat Earth in Hindu Dharma

📖Padma Purana 1.3.55
The beginningless supreme being, then having flattened the earth, piled the mountains on it according to (its) divisions.”

📖Rig Veda 10.58.3
Thy spirit, that went far away, away to the four cornered eart

📖Shiva Purana Section 7.1 – Vāyavīya-saṃhitā Chapter 11Verses 35-35
The Boar (Vishnu) brought the earth to its own place. It then assumed his natural form and fixed it there. He levelled (Flat) the earth, fixed the mountains and set up the four worlds on the earth as before.

Padma Purana Section 1 Chapter 19 Verses 166-171 O you creator of the worlds, you are the protector and creator of us and (also) of the worlds. This flat world will be elevated by your favour.” The great one being (thus) adored by the gods when the chief Gandharvas were shouting (joyfully), and being showered upon with flowers, made the great ocean void of water.

📖Mahabharata Book 5: Udyoga Parva Bhagwat Yana Parva 76 Behold, O Krishna, these–the firmament and the earth–which are immovable.

  • In Mahabharata, this verse states that the firmament (sky) and the earth are described as immovable. However, according to scientific understanding, the Earth and the sky are in motion. The Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun, while the sky appears to move due to the Earth’s rotation.

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