Vedas: Vedic Facts

                                                                  Q. In some ISKCON temples, we see that celebrations are held for Rama-navami for example, and pictures of Sita Rama Lakshman Hanuman are displayed and revered by those who have some particular affection for those personalities. However, it seems that to honor Allah or Jehovah, Jesus Christ or Lord Buddha alongside Krishna would not be as readily acceptable. Someone asked me recently if there was any type of ceremony on Christmas and seemed a little surprised that nothing was done.

                                                                  Q. In Srimad Bhagavatam 5.1.29 it is said the duration of Maharaja Priyavrata's ruling was 1,100,000,000 years (11 arbudas) In another place 5.7.8 it is stated, that the enjoyment of Bharat Maharaja was 1000 times 10,000 years (equals to one crore 10,000,000).

                                                                  How do we understand this in terms with the shorter duration of the subtotal of the 4 yugas?

                                                                  The Sanskrit dictionary defines arbuda as 10 million, so 11 arbudas would be 110,000,000 years.

                                                                  Q: What divides animals and humans in Hinduism? How are animals perceived in Hinduism? Are they treated differently?