|30-Science in Ved-3|
30-Science in Ved-3
See also Jyotish in Ved; Numbers in Ved; Science in Ved;
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(1) Oh Man ! He who made the trembling Earth static is Indra. (Rig Ved, 2.12.12)
As the Ved claim that the Earth is static and so they tried to prove that the
Sun moves around the Earth. The following statement from the Rig Ved tries to
clarify it --
Innumerable passages from the 'Rig Ved' can be quoted to show how poor knowledge of science our Ved had.
A Universal Fact
"O Man, the Sun who is most attractive, takes round of the Earth, on his golden chariot through the sky and removes the darkness of the Earth" (Yajur Ved, 33.43)
As for the Moon, the Ved have only to say that he runs in the space, which is full of water - a universal fact that no one can deny, hence nothing new. (Rig Ved, 1.105.1)
After giving the meaning of the verse, the author gives the following explanations
in support of his contention: "It is evident that the word airplane does occur
in this verse. the verse also gives description of its movements as well as of its
rider. Therefore it is evident that the 'Rishi' were familiar with aeronautics in
those days". But it is interesting to note that Swami Dayanand, who was the
teacher of Pandit Kavyatirth, interpreted the meaning of the same verse in a different
way. He gives the meaning as follows:
Besides, many other scholars have also explained the verses as related to the Sun,
for example Acharya Gopal Prasad Kaushik gives following meaning:
Swami Dayanad gives some more examples to prove that the knowledge of the celestial
vehicles existed in the Ved. He gives and elaborates explanation of the meanings of
the words that occur in the hymn in the 'Rig Ved' ('vide Rig Bhashya, p 200'). The
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In Vaidik lexicons, the word 'Dhanvan' has the meanings of bow and desert. Mention of
oceanic deserts can also be found in them. Therefore, in this context 'Dhanvan' applies
to oceanic deserts. But the Swami has made it deliberately to mean sky and added the word
'Vimaan' meaning airplane of his own.
Therefore, Pandit Ramgovind Trivedi, author of Hindi version of 'Rig Ved' is right when he says that there does not occur any word in the Ved meaning Airplane.
Tina Sadhwani - “The ancient Indians could navigate the air, and not only navigate it but fight battles in it like so many war-eagles, combating for the domination of the clouds. To be so perfect in aeronautics they must have known all the arts and sciences relating to the science, including the strata and currents of the atmosphere, the relative temperature, humidity, density and specific gravity of the various gases....." - Col. Olcott in a lecture in Allahabad in 1881.
The Rig Ved, the oldest document
of the human race includes references to the following modes of transportation:
These ancient Indian texts on Vimaan are so numerous, it would take volumes to relate what they had to say. The ancient Indians, who manufactured these ships themselves, wrote entire flight manuals on the control of the various types of Vimaan, many of which are still in existence, and some have even been translated into English. The Samaraangan Sootraad Haara is a scientific treatise dealing with every possible angle of air travel in a Vimaan.
There are 230 stanzas dealing with the construction, take-off, cruising for thousand of miles, normal and forced landings, and even possible collisions with birds. The Vaimaanik Shaastra also includes information on steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from storms and lightning and how to switch the drive to "solar energy" from a free energy source which sounds like "anti-gravity.
Like it or not, the Vaidik cosmological treatises are loaded with references to aircraft and devastating weapons. There is no way to ignore the plain fact. Yet, most Indology experts have managed to do just that. How do you overlook or trivialize these innumerable descriptions? It is impossible to escape them unless your mind is already made up to reject them. Discard them you must, because mainstream academia will not consider that humans in remote antiquity could have been advanced – not to mention expert – in a technology far more subtle than the crudities we are proud of today."
But even an ordinary reader would not fail to notice the deliberate attempt has been made to stretch the meaning of the verse too far. For example, two different meanings are given to the word 'Shwetres'. Similarly the word 'Pedve' means white, whereas it has been taken as to mean "that wire must be pure".
In another example, the meaning of the word is twisted to mean "a telegraph machine" simply because it contains the word 'Taar'. In Sanskrit the word 'Taar' means a metallic wire or string. It is never used to mean telegraph.
Swami Ji rejected the conventional meaning of the Vaidik words and gave them
arbitrary meanings to suit his purpose. But such literary aerobics fail to prove
the existence of science in Ved. Now let us examine the exact meaning of the
verse in the question --
Another tall claim is about the existence of powerful rocket which could reach
even the Sun. The following hymn from the Yajur Ved is put forward in support
of the claim --
Evidently there exists nothing that even smacks of science in this hymn, the subject matter of which is Fire god. From the commentaries of Uvvat and Mahidar and also from 'Shraut Sootra of Kaatyaayan' it become clear that this verse as well as its preceding and its succeeding verses are in the praise of the Fire god.
In the preceding verses, it has been mentioned that the priest and the 'sacrificer'
should carry the fire from the mortar to the Heaven and live there among the gods.
Later the 'sacrificer' says that he reached the Heaven from the Earth after passing
through the space. The succeeding verses eulogize such rituals saying that those who
perform the auspicious rituals attain the Heaven which is free from all sorrows.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 04/30/13