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What is STEM education? How is STEM important for your children’s overall development?

There has been a surge in STEM based workshops for children in the age group of 4 – 14 years, since the past few years. A lot of interest and curiosity has also been generated by these new age STEM workshops, giving rise to questions, such as “Will it be too much for children to handle?”, “Will the children be able to comprehend?”, “What is the need for STEM education in school, when children would learn about it in college?”, “How is STEM education employed?”, “Why is STEM education needed for children?”, “Which is the ideal age to enroll children?”,

Prime Minister of India’s clarion call to embrace science

PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA’S CLARION CALL TO EMBRACE SCIENCE                                                                  (Source: narendramodi.in/mannkibaat) On 28th February 2018, India celebrated National Science Day, a day on which the much revered, Sir C V Raman, discovered the Raman Effect in 1928, for which he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. Wishing the whole nation on this occasion in his monthly address through ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra

Panchabhutas- 5 elements of life with reference to Vedic Text and Illuminati

Shloka:       Tasmadva etasmadatmana akash sambhutah |                         Akasadvayuh | Vayoragnih | Agnerapah |                         Adbhyah prithvi | Prithivya osadhayah |                         Osadhibhyosnam |Annat purusah || Meaning: From that atman (Supreme soul) space came into being from space wind, from wind fire, from fire water, from water earth, from earth plants, from plants food, from food man came into being. Source: Yajur-vedah, Taittiriyopanisad,vBrahmananda – valli, Anuvakah 1 (Vedic period) Nature is made up of 5 major elements known as Panchabutas. These five elements are supposed to be the parent elements and all the other elements are inherited from these

Why Do We Perform Agnihotra?

Shloka: Agnihotra eva tat sayam pratarvarvajram Yajamano bharatrvyaya praharti | Bhavatyatmana parasya bhratrvyo bhavati | Meaning: The one who practices Agnihotra in the morning and evening becomes strong like thunderbolt/ diamond. Destroys enemies by himself (unassassinated). His enemies remain conquered. Shloka: Yavadahoratre bhavatah | Tavadasya lokasya nartih naristih | Nanto na paryantosti | Meaning: As long as he does Agnihotra in the day and in the night, in this world for him there would no pain or misfortune. There will be no end to him. An Agnihotra practitioner will have a long life. Source: Taittirya-brahmanam, Astakam 2, Anuvakah 5, 11

The Concept of Chemical Lab Equipment in Ancient India

Shloka: Sattvapatanakosthinca surakosthim Susobhanam | Bhumikosthim calatkostim Jaladronyospyanekasah || Meaning: Chamber for pouring molten metal, good chamber for alcohol (distillation), earthen chamber, movable chamber and many water buckets (should be arranged) Shloka: Bhastrikayugalam tadvannalike vamsalohayoh Svarnayoghosasulbasmakundyascarmakrtam Tatha || Meaning: A pair of bellows, similarly, tubes of bamboo and iron and vessels made of gold, iron, bell metal, copper, stone and leather (should be there). Shloka: Karanani vicitrani dravyanyapi samaharet || Kandani pesani khalva dronirupasca vartulah | Meaning: A variety of materials and instruments should be gathered. Mortar (wooden) for cutting, grinders and oval and circular pestles (should be gathered). Shloka:

Gavyam – The Secrets of Holy Cow Perceived by Ancient Indians

Shloka: Gavyam samadhuram kincidosaghnam Krimikusthanut | Kanduum ca samayet piitam samyag Dosadare hitam || Meaning: The cow’s urine is (slightly) sweet, it alleviates (defects in) humours, is bactericidal and cures leprosy. If drunk, it alleviates purities, is good for (defect in) humours and for the abdomen. Source: Chandogya – Samhita, chapter 1, Mantrah 10 (Vedic period) Current Relevance Cow’s urine has been patented by The United States Patent and Trade office, it has proven that cow’s urine has been declared as cure for many diseases like leprosy and is also used in the making of antibiotics, anti-fungal agents and also

Comparision of Concept of Elasticity between Robert Hook and Sridharacharyah

Shloka: Ye Ghana nibidah avayavasannivesah taih Visistesu sparsavatsu dravyesu vartamanah Sthithisthapakah svasrayamanyatha Kathamavanamitam yathavat sthapayati Kathamavanamitam yathavat sthapayati Purvavadrjuh karoti | Meaning: Elasticity is a property in the bodies having densely populated elemental parts; when sheared by (external) deforming forces, it helps the body recover its original state. Source: Nyayakandali, Sridharacharyah (991 AD) Etymology: Sthiti + sthapakah = original state + bring back= elasticity Ancient Theory According to vaisesika sutra the samskara i.e. elasticity in one of the six gunas. The concept of elasticity is explained as a property inherited in bodies which are compactly packed and when this compact

Is it right to say that Wright Brothers discovered Aircraft or Did Indians knew it before?

SHLOKA:         Atha vaimanikan lohananukramisyamah saumaka-                         Saudalika-maurtvikascaitat sammelanadusmapah                         Sodasadha bhavantiti te Meaning: Now we sequence the metals for aircrafts- Thermal (Saumaka), Acidic (Soundalika) and relating to shape (Maurtvika). The aircraft technologists say that by alloying these (three metal categories) 16 varieties of heat-conducting metals come into being. SHLOKA:         Usnambharosnaposnahanarajamlatrdviraha                         Pancafhnognitrd bharahanassitahano                         Garalaghnamlahano visambhara-visalyakrd                         Dvijamitrasca vatamitrascetityadih Meaning: These are heat bearing, heat conducting (thermal), heat proof, shining, acid-proof, toxic (weapon grade) non-malleable, fire proof, weight proof, cold-proof, poison proof (anti toxic), acid proof (alkaline), toxic (weapon grade), surgical grade, wrought metal and wind proof. Source:

Mysteries of Shinning Luna

Shloka: Ayangauh prsnirakramidasadanmataram purah I Pitaranca prayantsvah I Meaning: The moon being, a satellite of the earth, revolves around its mother planet and follows it in its revolution and self-luminous father planet( the Sun) Source- Rig Vedah, Mandalam 10, Suktam 189, Mantrah 1 (6000BCE) Shloka: Chandramā manaso jātaścakṣoḥ sūryo ajāyata | Meaning: The moon (Chandra) is born from his mind and surya (Sun) from his eyes. Source: Rig Vedha 10.090.13.1(19) Chandra is a Sanskrit term and its popularly call it Moon. It means Illustrious. In vedic astrology the complete moon is considered to be benefic and dark moon is considered

The Heliocentric Theory

Shloka:   Savita  yantraíh  prthivÍm  aramnad  askambhané  savita  dyam  adrmhat ashvam ivadhuksad dhunim antariksam aturte baddham savita           samudram   Meaning: The sun has tied Earth and other planets through attraction and moves them around itself as if, a trainer moves newly trained horses around itself holding their leashes. Source: Rig ved Mandalam 10, Suktam149, Mantram 1   Shloka:     Naivastamanamarkasya nodayah sarvada satah I Udayastamanakhyarn hi darsanadarsanarn raveh II   Meaning: There is, in truth, neither rising nor setting for the sun, for it is always there and these terms (of rising and setting) merely imply his presence and disappearance. Source:  Visnu-purana,