Indian Philosophy, Cosmology and Hinduism are so intricately connected with one another that it is difficult to separate them.
The Indian texts mention through the Puranas and the Philosophy through Astronomical Observations about the age of the Earth.
Here one encounters a problem of Philosophy, that of Time.
Indian philosophy treats Time as No Linear, Cyclic, that is time coils around.
For details please read my Post on Time, Non Linear.
The Four Aeons, Yugas keep recurring as also the Astronomical events.
The Purana state that Agastya moved towards the South twice .
Once when Lord Shiva ordered him to move over to South to stabilize the earth, when the North end came down, South rose because of overcrowding by people who came to witness Shiva’s wedding with Uma.
He moved again to South to tame the Vindhya mountain.
( These two events have happened at different…
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