"In the 'Serpent - Mantra,' the Brahmana declares as follows: that this mantra is that one which was seen by the Queen of the Serpents, Sarpa - Rajni; because the earth (IYAM) is the Queen of the Serpents, as she is the Mother and Queen of all that moves (Sarpat). In the beginning she (the earth) was but one head (round), without hair (bald), i.e., without vegetation. She then perceived this mantra which confers upon him who knows it, the power of assuming any form which he might desire. She 'pronounced the mantra,' i.e. sacrificed to the gods; and in consequence, immediately obtained a motley appearance. She became variegated, and able to produce any form she might like, changing one form into another. This mantra begins with the words: AYAM GAUH PRIS'NIR AKRAMIT (x., 189) The description of the earth in the shape of a round and bald head, which was soft at first, and became hard only from being breathed upon by the God Vayu, the Lord of the Air, forcibly suggests the idea that the authors of the sacred vedic books knew the earth to be round or spherical; moreover, that it had been a gelatinous mass at first, which gradually cooled off under the influence of the air and time. So much for their knowledge about our globe's sphericity; and now we will present the testimony upon which we base our assertion, that the Hindus were perfectly acquainted with the Heliocentric system, at least 2000 years B.C." ~Helena Blavatsky In my personal opinion, I do not agree that purely off of that serpent mantra alone, that one can say definitively that the Hindu people believed in or knew about a Heliocentric system of Earth. To me, when I first read the mantra, it immediately reminded me of the Double Slit Experiment findings, and it did not remind me of a spherical object or land mass, but rather a point, dot, atom, or period in time-space. The soft mass could represent plasma or a small ball of plasmic substance. 'Without hair' could mean without "antenna" or without rays, or without arms, or not having expanded out yet. The Lord of Air breathing onto this substance and causing it to become solid could represent a wave form collapsing into physical, solid, atomic form. The breath could represent consciousness or thought, in my opinion. The Serpent could represent waves of light or the original form of DNA, sound waves, sound, voice, the word. Therefore, to me, I feel like saying that this is evidence of following a Heliocentric system by the ancient Hindu people is limiting their intelligence. IF the things that I just shared with you all on my opinion of what the ancient mantra really means, is in fact true, that would mean that the ancient Hindu people had a highly advanced scientific and observatory as well as philosophical system that most people to this day, are still failing to recognize. Let me know down below what you think about the observations that I made above and whether or not you agree or do not agree or still don't know! If you have any further research, please share links and info down below on this topic!