The Blackhole named Cygnus X-1 formed when a large star caved in. This Blackhole pulls matter from the blue star beside it.
Bhagwan Vishnu’s body is Cyan and garments are yellow. He creates and sustains life. Question is why these colours so attributed to Him? Answer lies in Spectral classes of stars, classified from O through M, where O, B, and A stars are sometimes called "early type", whereas K and M stars are said to be "late type″ based on their formation. Stars that sustain are shown as yellow (FGK)and they only have the capability to impart heat and other cosmic energies to create and sustain life on their planets. Bhagwan Vishnu’s is said to be Sustainer God, and dressed in yellow, having Cyan body and sitting on coiling serpents in the Ocean of Milk. The entire personification is picturesque enough to show galactic involute with starry streams illuminating out of dark spaces, with specific energies to sustain life.
Among the group of suns, i.e. Adityans (cluster of suns) I am Vishnu (The Galaxies); among the luminaries, I am Ravi (i.e. Sun, the king of rays), I am Marichi among the Maruts, (the tornado winds); and among Nakshatra (constellations or asterism) I am Shashi, the moon.
Galaxies have a life, which are much longer than billions of solar systems it contains. Finally, it dissolves into black holes, and recreates as supernova burst, giving birth to several planets with/without life. Note the birth of Lord Brahma from Vishnu’s Naval. Hierarchies of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma is evident as 1000 days &nights of Lord Brahma equals one day of Vishnu, and 1000 days and nights of Vishnu equals one day of Shiva. Clearly Vishnu is related to hordes of suns, or galaxies, Lord brahma the solar systems, and Lord Shiva, the Brahm or universe with physical and metaphysical energies.
(I see) You’re licking or swallowing and devouring them all overwhelmingly, from all the worlds by the blazing mouth. (flaring blackhole lick and swallow celestial mass and adjacent stars – see image on left) Your radiance is brightening the entire worlds, and your fierce rays are scorching everything around, O’ Vishnu!
Note the attributions made to Bhagwan Vishnu, and the similarities with galaxies or similar celestial bodies made of numerous suns.
(it’s the same unmanifest energy that …), undivided it exists in beings (or matters), and also appears divided. He sustains and provides for all, know him as Vishnu that is devouring all and yet re-creating them with brilliance. Grasishnu is the devouring galaxy, which swallows. Vishnu is said to devour other Galaxies, and was devoured once by Andhaka, the Blind devil. Prabhavishnu is the emerging galaxies, with extreme radiance, or like Super Nova. It is recreator, as per scriptures and sync with science where supernova is said to give births to millions of stars, and solar system, and life eventually.
Note that Vishnu is said to be living in Ksheer Sagar, which literally means ‘The Ocean of Milk representing hordes of bright suns. Remember the Milky Way is the name of our Galaxy. In fact, all galaxies have billions of suns and hence look like white gliding stream of milk surrounding a black hole, hence the name of His abode Ocean of Milk or Ksheer Sagar. call it ocean of Milk with hordes of white snakes or streams of spiralling suns. Lord Brahma is said to be born of Vishnu’s naval, as in picture.
Fig 8: Deciphering Vishnu As Galaxies.
Cosmological hierarchy is clearly visible in scriptures as well as mythological narrations attached to truths discovered by Rishis. According to Linga Puran (By Dr Vinay), 4 Yugas = One Mahayug. 1000 Mahayug = One Kalpa or One day of Brahma. 1000 Kalpa = One year of Brahma. 8000 years of Brahma = One Yug of Brahma. 1000 Yugas of Brahma = One day of Vishnu. 9000 Vishnu’s day= One day of Shiva.
One day refers to creation and one night refers to destruction. Kalpa seemingly equals to a life-cycle on earth. At Brahma’s levels, it is the solar system’s creation and destruction. At Vishnu’s level, it is galactic creation and destruction.
The numbers may not be exact, even if it matches, but once, again, concept of how civilizations evolve and species develop greater conscious controls with cyclical destruction and reconstruction phases, are truths.
Lord Kritsna, playing role of Brahm in chapter 10,11 indicate his manifestations through people of eminence. In same tone, he says that among the clusters of Suns I am Vishnu. This means Vishnu is one of the best group of suns, which by other indications looks to be the Galaxies, and Milky way in particular.
Among the group of Suns, i.e. Adityans (cluster of Suns) I am Vishnu (The Galaxies or the Milkyway); among the luminaries, I am Ravi (i.e. Sun, the king of rays), I am Marichi among the Maruts, (the tornado winds); and among Nakshatra (constellations or asterism) I am Shashi, the moon. Note that all of them are related to Earth.
This Shloke, therefore, is clear evidence that Vishnu is one of the best clusters of Suns and galaxies.
Galaxies have a life, which are much longer than billions of solar systems they contain. Most galaxies dissolve into a Blackhole. Scriptures narrate stories of Vishnu devouring devils. And at least once, he was devoured by Andhak, the evil son of Shiva. Andhaka also means dark and blind in Sanskrit. Lord Brahm born of Naval, representing Solar system, bows to Lord Vishnu. All this points to the fact that Vishnu represents Galaxies.
Another evidence of Bhagwan Vishnu that shows how Galaxies work.
Without a beginning, middle and end, infinite is your span, your virility is majestic; with infinite arms and eyes of Suns and moons, I see your magnificence with your ferociously flaring mouth, your effulgence is radiating all over, almost roasting and tormenting this world.
(I see) You’re licking or swallowing and devouring them all overwhelmingly, from all the worlds by the blazing mouth (flaring Blackhole lick and swallow celestial mass and adjacent stars). Your radiance has brightened up the entire worlds and your fierce rays are scorching everything around, O’ Vishnu!
Note the attributions made to Bhagwan Vishnu and the similarities with galaxies or similar celestial bodies made of numerous Suns. Some of them are:
Without an end, middle and beginning (infinite spans)
Large infinite arms and feet (spirals)
With large eyes of Suns and bright objects (hordes of Suns)
Flaring fires, ferocious, scorching and dreadful forms, (Suns flares and blasts)
Devouring all in its mouth (Blackholes)
From above the skies down to Earth (from space)
Many colours, many type of radiance and brilliance (various colours of stars and Suns)
With many different forms of star clusters (Aditya ashwins etc)
Many constructive (Vasus) and destructive forces (Rudras)
Facing all around (vishwato mukham, dishasch cha)
Illuminating all around (brightness, radiance)
Two qualities of Vishnu are mentioned: Grasishnu that devours galactic mass due to gravity and Prabhavishnu that is splendorous recreator like supernovas. It facilitate star formations. It matches the galactic process of devouring by Blackholes and recreation through supernovas. The galactic phenomenon finds semblance with characteristics of Lord Vishnu as mentioned in the shloke:
(It’s the same unmanifest energy that…), undivided it exists in beings (or matters) and appears divided. He sustains and provides for all; know him as Vishnu that is devouring all and yet re-creating them with brilliance.
Grassihnu is annihilating form of Vishnu and and same as Vishnu devours demons. Prabhavishnu is recreator of thousands of Suns.
Vishnu is said to be living in Ksheer Sagar, which literally means the ‘Ocean of Milk’ representing hordes of bright Suns. Since all galaxies have billions of Suns and look like white gliding stream of milk surrounding a Blackhole, hence the name of His abode Ocean of Milk or Ksheer Sagar. It can be visualised as an ocean of Milk with hordes of white snakes, like in Milky way, our galaxy.
Vishnu’s abode is bed of serpents. The circulating streams of Sun revolving around galactic centre appears like a serpent. This was seen by seers using meditational vision. Now even NASA pictures of galaxies confirm this.
Vishnu’s key weapon is chakra. It is said that none can escape from Vishnu’s chakra that is constantly rotating on his right index finger. Possibly, it symbolizes Blackhole as well.
According to Shiv Puran, once Vishnu himself was devoured by a demon called Andhaka (literal meaning – pitch dark, blind and invisible), who in turn happens to be the son of Shiva. (Shiva represents the universe.) Possibly, a subordinate component of a relatively bigger galaxy (with life on its planet) devoured Vishnu. Andhaka’s connotes to a highly powerful Blackhole with extremely high gravity to devour entire galaxies, which is Vishnu. Shiv Puran explains that Andhaka had thousands of heads and 2, 000 eyes etc. This is the personification of a massive Galaxy with Blackhole. In other shloke as well, Moons and Suns have been given an analogy of Eyes, which probably had thousands of sucking tunnels to swallow millions of stars or galaxies. A typical galactic merging phenomenon.
He is the source of all light but himself situated far through the darkness, yet unaffected by it. He is said to be ‘Param’. Though this knowledge is intricate but worth knowing. After knowing it Vishnu can be found in every heart.
Science of creation and cellestial existences are worth knowing, which is full of lights, cantered around darkness, yet spreading into the darkness. Physical as well as metaphysical connotations are evident here. Physically it looks like most bright Galaxies but with a Blackhole, the dark centre. Metaphysically it has connotation that he is inside all of us, ready to enlighten us and remove all ignorance. While the first connotation refers to Bhagwan Vishnu, the second refers to Brahm Purusha from where our souls are carved out.
Bhagwan Vishnu’s body is blue and garments are yellow. He is the God of sustenance providing for all. Question is why these colours have been selected to represent Him? Does they have any relationship with his characteristics? Indeed, Yes. Spectral classes of stars are classified from O through M, where O, B and A stars are sometimes called "early type", whereas K and M stars are said to be "late type″ based on their formation as very hot ionized states, growth and cooling down sequence. Their spectral colours are denoted as:
O - Blue (Hottest and newly created, often the colour of the core).
B - Blue white
A - White (growing)
F - White yellow (sustaining)
G - Yellow (flourishing)
K - Orange
M - Red (coldest and oldest)
Stars that sustain are shown as yellowish (FGK) and they only have the capability to create and sustain life on their planets. Bhagwan Vishnu’s dress is said to be yellow, a sign of bright Suns. His body is dark due to Blackhole inside the galaxies. Is it merely a coincidence or our ancient Rishis wanted to tell us about the cosmic sciences of galaxies and stars personifying them as Vishnu.
Bhagwan Vishnu’s galaxies-based interpretation appears to be logically connected. His forms of devouring Blackholes (GrasVishnu) and bright and radiating supernova (PrabhVishnu) along with his being on Milky-way type of serpentine bed of snakes etc are all well connected. Solar systems God Brahma bows to Lord Vishnu. It shows celestial hierarchy in sync. It proves that Lord Vishnu is the symbol of Galaxies as the Rishis visualised over 7000 years ago.