The Vedas are the oldest spiritual texts known to man. They have existed since the beginning of creation, passed down from one generation to the next by great saints and sages. At that time people had good memories and were able to accurately hear and remember all the details.
About five thousand years ago the sage Srila Vyasadeva understood that due to the commencement of the current age of Kali, the age of quarrel and fighting, memory would decrease and these ancient spiritual texts could no longer be preserved by being passed down through oral tradition only. So Srila Vyasadeva recorded the Vedas in written form around five thousand years ago. His literary works form an immense library of knowledge, both material and spiritual, and among everything else he has given descriptions of the creation, the universe, our solar system, the planets, the stars. He has given us a description of the mechanical system underlying the working of the universe which is radically different from the way we have come to presume the universe works.
Prior to five thousand years ago the Vedic culture was spread all over the world and that accounts for the similar descriptions of the universe found in many countries.
Srila Vyasadeva describes the whole creation including the spiritual and material worlds, and he describes the creator also, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There are many universes, not just one, and each universe is enclosed within a globe, like an egg. There are many such globe like universes clustered together and floating in an ocean in a small corner of the spiritual sky.
Everything we perceive in our universe is contained within one of those egg like globes. Each globe is covered by layers of earth, water, fire, air and ether, so it is impossible for us to see from one globe to another. Different universes are different sizes but our particular universe is four billion miles across.
Because the description of the universe given in the Vedas is so dramatically different from what we have come to believe it is quite difficult for us to comprehend what Srila Vyasadeva is describing, however, here on flatearthfacts.com, we will attempt to try to understand the workings of the Vedic universe and try to produce a predictive model, based on the descriptions of Srila Vyasadeva, that works at least as well as the globe earth model.