- D.S.CHARAN KUMAR
The word ‘Veda’ is derived from the root ‘vid’ which means knowledge.Vedas are termed as shruthi, which means it is not learnt just by self reading of books but by learning orally from generation to generation in the teacher-student(mentor-protege) tradition since every character has got a special way of spelling and its own importance!.The next stage is analyzing and meditating up on shruthi that is stored in mind. This makes learning process wisdom oriented. There is a misconception spread over the globe that vedas means some chanting just for praising god. Its just a part of it. Vedas also comprise deep study of various subjects from human physiology to technology. There are many great saints who have done a lot of contribution to most advanced technologies which has not yet been able to build, even by today’s sophisticated methods of science!. Bharadwaja Maharshi (Vaimanika shastra), Agasthya Maharshi(Atomic science), Bhaskaracharya, Sushrutha – The Father of Surgery, Parasara maharshi(plant cell), etc.., are the great maharshis whom we can remember here for their great works. For example, let us consider a few instincts which show the technological advancements, which today our modern scientists can never ever dream.
Flying like a bird has been a dream of human, when science started taking its pace. This thought too had come to our rishis long back, may be even before Ramayana period. That’s why Vimanas were found in those days only. The Vimana is simply a synonym for flying machine. The word Vimana means Vi-special Mana-measurement. The shastra which deals with a kind of special measurement is referred to as Vimanika sastra. The Yujurveda quite clearly mentions the use of a flying machine, which was used by the Ashwins. It is also mentioned in the Rgveda, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, as well as in classical Indian literature. Samarangana sutradhara of bhojaraja explains the drive, the controls and the fuel for the flying machine. It mentions that quicksilver and ‘Rasa’ were used.
Mercury is used as fuel with which they were able to travel at a speed of light. Currently NASA is working on mercury vertex engine. In order to travel at speed of light we can observe how strong their metallurgy would have been.
It is recorded in the Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharathatha (kurukshetra war) that many mighty air wars happened. In the Vaimanika Shastra written by Bharadwaja Maharshi, it is clearly mentioned about what a pilot should eat and what dress he has to wear. This was the level of research they did. The navigation system is designed with respect to star position and by locating different energy points on the earth. One more interesting fact is that when all these energy points were put together it looked like a srichakra!.
The ruined sites of Parhaspur have been the scenes of ‘divine’ air battles in the Central American jungles in the center of Parhaspur.
In 1979 a book named 2000 AC Diztruzione Atomica, Atomic Destruction 2000. BC, by David W Davenport, an Englishman born in India was published in Italy. Davenport claimed to have proof that Mohenjo Daro, one of the oldest cities in the history of human civilization, had been destroyed by an atomic bomb. Davenport shows that the ruined site known as ‘the place of death’ by archaeologists was not formed by gradual decay. This portrays the fact that atomic technology was widely used in warfare especially in the Kurukshetra war of Mahabharatha.
Agama sastra is the subject which deals with temple architecture. Many people are unaware of why temples are built. Temples stand as master pieces of research. In a temple selection of a deity is a crucial process of temple architecture. Every deity has one specific yagna and the materials used in the yagna are also different, so different yagnas emit different gasses. These gasses make a change in the gaseous proportions in the air, which in turn will make an impact on climate, which in turn will make an impact on soil fertility, as soil fertility also depends chemical proportions in the environment. Selection of deity is done considering factors of soil engineering, environmental engineering, and chemical engineering. One more fact in the main deity installation process is – placing navaratnas below the idol which is being installed, to prevent the effect of earth quake on the temple, as diamonds reflect shock waves. If we observe the shikara height of few temples like in the Brhadeshwara temple, which is of nearly 150mts height, the air pressure at ground and at 150mts high altitude is different. So, the structural design of the shikara has to be shaped based on the air pressure above, where involvement of aero-dynamics is considered.
Of many temples in India, two temples which stand for their great architectural work, are :
The Lepakshi temple: This temple is completely balanced on one pillar (though many pillars are there) that too which is a floating pillar, means the main pillar up on which complete temple is resting doesn’t touch ground. till now no top notch civil labs were able to crack it.
Brhadeswara temple: This temple never casts a shadow! This can happen in two cases It should either reflect light or it should absorb light. This temple is a perfect example of stealth concept.
The above mentioned are just a few pebbles found in the ocean shore of Vedas. There is much more inside it. Just imagine! When a pebble found near the sea shore itself sounds so great, then how should the sea with many such pebbles sound like!