When did the world begin? People have been arguing about this forever.

Excerpt from the 21st Pauri of Japji, the morning prayer of the Sikhs, composed in the late 1400's:

"What was that time, and what was that moment? What was that day, and what was that date?

What was that season, and what was that month, when the Universe was created?

The Pandits, the religious scholars, cannot find that time, even if it is written in the Puraanas.

That time is not known to the Qazis, who study the Koran.

The day and the date are not known to the Yogis, nor is the month or the season.

The Creator who creates this world, alone knows this time."