Ancient Atomic Theory: Acharya Kanad

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What is Acharya Kanada credited with?

Formulating a theory of atoms before John Dalton

Where is Acharya Kanada believed to have been born?

Prabhas Kshetra near Dwaraka

What caught the attention of Kashyap during his pilgrimage to Prayaga?

Grains of rice littered on the roads

What did Kashyap do while everyone else was busy offering prayers or bathing in the Ganges?

He began collecting the grains of rice from the ground

Who was Acharya Kanada's father?


Test your knowledge about Acharya Kanad, the ancient Indian sage and philosopher who formulated a theory of atoms approximately 2500 years before John Dalton. Discover the fascinating history of atomic theory and the contributions of Indian science.

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