I found many sites stating that the Sun's distance was mentioned accurately in the "Hanuman Chalisa" hymn written in the 16th century.

Even Wikipedia has a mention of this.

juga sahasra jojana para bhānū।

līlyo tāhi madhura phala jānū॥ 18 ॥

The Surya, sun situated {1Yug=12000 years, 1Sahastra=1000, 1Yojan=8 Miles, (Yug x Sahastra x Yojan) =12000x1000x8miles =96000000 miles (1mile =1.6kms) 96000000 miles =96000000x1.6kms= 153600000 kms} 153600000 kms from the earth, was swallowed by you after you assumed him to be a sweet fruit.[56]

The question is what is yug?

Does yug equal to 12000 years.

Why is years used in distance?



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    This is thoroughly debunked here, I don't have time to write an answer (BTW I was my 4th search result googling for 'Hanuman Chalisa sun distance'). You'll have to forgive the string language in there. – Jan Doggen Apr 13 '16 at 15:17
  • (strong language) that is ;-) – Jan Doggen Apr 13 '16 at 15:23
  • That article is pseudo science trying to so called "debunk" what was written a long ago! – ABcDexter Jul 19 '16 at 21:27

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