I am speechless! This is the link to Carl Sagan (!!) talking about Hinduism and the evolution of the universe (s!).
I did a little more research and found that the Hindu concept is the basis of the current scientific thinking on the universe creation and dissolution. This is from MSNBC, Neil Turok of Cambridge and Paul Steinhard of Princeton.
"...Balslev began the exchange by noting that, in Hindu tradition, the universe was “beginningless” — and that even such an eternal universe was dependent upon the sustaining power of the divine..."