The word ‘Veda’ is derived from the root ‘vid’ which means knowledge. Vedas are termed as Shruthi, which cannot be learned just by reading books, it requires oral learning from generation to generation in the teacher-student (mentor-protégé) tradition, as every character has got a special way of spelling it and meaning varies.
The next stage is analyzing and meditating up on shruthi that is stored in mind. This makes the learning process wisdom oriented. There is a misconception spread over the globe that Vedas means chanting just for praising god, which is actually just a part of the subject of Vedas. Vedas also comprise a 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 maharishis who can be quoted among many other great intellects of ancient India. For example, let us consider a few instincts which show the technological advancements, which our modern scientists can never ever dream.
For example, let us consider Vaimanika Sashtra
Flying like a bird had been a dream of human when science started picking up its pace. This thought too had come to our rishis long back, maybe even before the Ramayana period. That’s why Vimanas were found in those days only. The Vi-mans is simply a synonym for flying machine. The word Vimana means, Vi-special, Mana-measurement. The Shastra which deals with special measurements is referred to as Vimanika sastra. The Yajurveda 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 fuel for the flying machine. It mentions that quicksilver was 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 the speed of light, we can observe how strong their metallurgy would have been.
It is recorded in the Hindu mythology- 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. ( Understanding Shreeyantra from a Scientific Perspective)
The ruined sites of Parhaspur have been the scenes of ‘divine’ air battles in the Central American jungles. 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.
The article was published in the METRO INDIA NEWSPAPER.