Known as the Proto-Indo-European language, Vedic Sanskrit has its origins in 1500-500 BCE. It is one of the three earliest ancient documented languages. In spite of Sanskrit’s origins in Bharat (India), there are only 15,000 native communicators left today, while 100,000 worldwide are still able to communicate in Sanskrit to understand ancient Hindu texts. This is one of the reasons why American and German schools were established to teach Sanskrit in order to decipher Vedic wisdom. The Vedas contained information about advanced science and technologies that came into existence much later in western civilizations, especially with the British colonization of India.
Astronomy and Science in the Vedas:
- In the 16th century with the advent of the heliocentric model, Nicholas Copernicus postulated that the sun is the center of our planetary model with all the other planets orbiting the giant ball of fire.
- In Rig Ved (1.105.1), we learn that the Sun & Moon follow their own orbits around the Earth. Many ancient sages knew about the moon, the Earth, etc. thousands of years ago.
- 10.22.14 of Rig Veda
Despite the absence of hands and legs, this earth moves forward. It is also pulled along by all the objects on its surface. It revolves around the sun.
According to this mantra,
“Kshaa” equals “Earth” (see Nigantu 1.1).
Ahastaa means “without hands”
Apatee = legless
The word Vardhat means “to move forward”
The Shushnam Pari is Around the Sun
“Pradakshinit” means to revolve
- Verse 4.44 from the Aitareya Brahmana clearly states:
There is no setting or rising of the Sun. The sun doesn’t set or rise. It creates two opposite effects, that is, night on the surface and day on the surface below, by getting to the end of the day. As it reaches the end of the night, it begins to produce two opposite effects, bringing day to what is below and making night to what is above. However, the sun never sets.
- Veda Chapter 10:149.1
Earth and all other planets are tied together by attraction, making the sun move them around itself like a trainer moves young horses around itself while holding their reins.
Here is the mantra:
The word Savita is the word Sun
Yantraih means through the reins
Prithiveem is the planet Earth
The Aramnaat represents ties
“Dyaam Andahat” means other planets as well
Atorte = indestructible
A baddham equals a hold
The ashwam iv adhukshat means like horses
The concept of spherical earth:
An oblate sphere resembles the shape of Earth (Rig Veda XXXIV.V).
Markandeya Purana 54.12 states that the earth is flattened at its poles.
The Rig-Veda, stated that the universe was held together by gravity 64 centuries before Isaac Newton. Aryans of Sanskrit-speaking descent subscribed to the notion of spherical earth during a time when the Greeks held flat earth to be true. In the fifth century A.D., Indians calculated that the earth is 4.3 billion years old; scientists in 19th century England believed that the earth was 100 million years old.
Sanskrit refers to geography as Bho-gol. This literally translates as the earth is round. In ancient Hinduism, Sanskrit and Vedic texts were considered the source of truth.
Day and Night
Over 2000 years passed before western science realized the truth, and when the British invaded India, they learned about Vedic science and also took credit for its knowledge. Several Hindu art forms are evidence that the earth is round. These include rangolis, structures, palaces, temples, paintings, and Yantras made at home.
The science of building ships and airplanes
“Introduction to Vedas” (1876) by Swami Dayanand describes in detail Mantras regarding these. Scientists at IISc came to the conclusion that Dayanand’s suggestion as to the mechanism of an airplane is feasible. Twenty years after Swami Dayanand’s death was the first aircraft to be manned.
SCIENCE OF TELEGRAPHY
1.119.10 of the Rig Veda
The telegraphic apparatus should be made of a good conductor of electricity using bipolar forces (Asvins). Telegraphy can be used effectively for military purposes, but it should also be used with caution.
Iron was introduced to the Indian subcontinent during the Vedic period. Slag flows out of specially created blow ovens for iron smelting, which needs a high temperature. The addition of carbon in the form of leaves and twigs helped harden iron, allowing it to be made into sharper-edged instruments and weapons. The development of iron tools led to the development of carpentry. A city “made of iron” is mentioned in the Rag Veda RV VII.15.14. Wooden utensils and kitchen accessories continue to be used today as relics of Vedic culture.
Technology was improved to create different geometric designs in bricks that could then be assembled to create mythical designs for rituals. A variety of ritual altars developed gradually over time, including pillars, pottery, textile covers, and food preparations. Iron was mixed with clay to produce potteries with intense colors. Unlike the Indus era, no writing or script on the potteries has yet been discovered.
Lost wax technology
Solid copper objects continued to be made using lost wax technology. Several have been shown to exist. As mentioned in the Rg Veda (I. 183.1), there is a reference to three-wheeled chariots. RV X.56.5 specifies how marine travelers reached their destinations. The excavation of two solid copper statues in north India (from the Upinder Singh book) The technologies and tools mentioned in the Vedas have been used for thousands of years in ancient India. Vedas were considered to be the direct words of God, who communicated with the Aryans and the Aryaputras via the sages who scripted these texts. The Vedas do not completely correspond to modern science, but they did refer to advanced technology and calculations some of which tend to be accurate. Unfortunately, most of the sacred texts have been lost to fires and natural disasters. There is still a large part of it that remains to be read and unraveled, but we can be hopeful that we will find valuable information regarding ancient scientific technologies that could assist in the development of new technologies. In some parallel universe if India did not remain hidden from the world for such a long time maybe would we be leading the world in advancements?