Claim: Wonders of Indian Architectural & Crafting Technology? One of the forwards I received from couple of WhatsApp groups as follows: This is one of the wonders of Indian Architectural & Crafting Technology. This is a brass handicraft of Bhagwan Shri Krishna sitting on his father Vasudev’s lap, made in ancient India. There is a hole in the bottom of the cup. […]

Claim: A 15th century poem, Hanuman chalisa, mentions Sun to Earth distance.

On sites like Quora and in many of the whatsapp forwards in Indian communities, it is frequently claimed that Tulsi Das mentioned the distance between the sun and the earth in the Hanuman chalisa, a devotional poem. Many a times, this particular “fact” is touted as a proof that India had this particular “ancient wisdom” […]