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Theres a few claims here that are a bit fishy from a secular viewpoint (That hindu cosmology is closest to modern scientific cosmology. closest compared to what? says who? Where?). Theres nothing wrong with being a believer in theological claims, but you need to be sure that the statement holds true regardless of viewpoint as per wikipedias NPOV rules. Try and prefix statements with things like "Hindus claim...." , and add citations to those claims. Also remember Hinduism is quite a broad field of differing views compared to the middle-east religions (Judaism/christianity/islam), and it might be worth explaining to us non hindus how this diversity of views in these topics works so we can understand it better. Namaste! 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:40, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
I am removing the paragraph on the Big Bang Theory for two reasons: 1. It does not appear to have any relevance in an article on Hindu Cosmology 2. Most of the paragraph was original research WP:NOR making comparisons to the two theories. If someone can site a reference or source for this comparison, then I have no objections to it being added back in. --Keithbob (talk) 02:11, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Guess what, it's back! And it certainly does look like original research. This is completely unnecessary because there are a number of sources making the Big Bang connection that could be cited. This should be done in a section coming after the cosmology per se, which greatly predated the genesis of Big Bang as a theory. LADave (talk) 17:18, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
For now, I removed the lines, that required citation, those that included that "hiranyagarbha" is brahma. Some sources.
"Brahman in the primary sense in other Sruti passages. Hence we conclude from this that the Self refers to the Supreme Self or Para Brahman and not to Hiranyagarbha", Brahma Sutras: Text, Word-to-word Meaning, Translation, and Commentary.
"HE Lord Parameshthi is Brahma — not the Creator Hiranyagarbha, but the soul who in this kalpa has climbed up to be the instrument of Creation, the first in time of the Gods, the Pitamaha or original and general Prajapati", The Upanishads: Texts, Translations and Commentaries. Bladesmulti (talk) 05:03, 19 January 2014 (UTC)