Vedic India Archive

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,

Newton’s Rediscovery of Gravity!!

Shloka-Akrsta saktisca mahi taya yat svastham guru svabhimukham svasaktya I   Akrsyate tatpatativa bhati same samantat kva patatviyam khe II   Meaning- The attracting (gravitational) force (is) the earth. That (earth) with that gravitational force of hers attracts towards herself the large objects in the sky. It seems as though she is falling. In space, with matching forces where will she (earth) fall.   Source: Siddhanta- siromanih, Bhuvankosha 6, Bhaskarah II (1150 AD)   Shloka- Tatha prthivyamabhimanini ya devata prasiddha saisa purusasya                Apanavrttimavastabhyakrsya vasikrtyadha evapakarsenanugraham                Kurvati vartata ityarthah II                Anyatha hi sariram gurutvat patet

Eclipse through the eyes of Aryabhatta

Shloka: चन्द्रो जलमर्कोऽग्निर्मृद्भूश्छायापि या तमस्त छादयति शशी सूर्यं शशिनं महती  च भूच्छाया || Chandro jalam arko’gnirmRid bhUsh chhAyApi yA tamastaddhi | ChhAdayati shashI sUryam shashinam mahatI cha bhUch chAyA || Source: Aryabhatiyam, Golapadah, Chapter4, Shlokha 37 (499 AD) Meaning: Moon is of water, sun is of fire, earth is of soil, and its shadow is of darkness. The moon covers the sun and the great shadow of the earth covers moon. Aryabhatta was the first to explain how the Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse happened. He says that the Moon and planets simply shine by reflected sunlight. Earlier it was assumed that the

Things You Dint Know About Ancient India’s Contribution to Science and Technology

Spiritual, science and culture. These words might be highly unconnected, but they are much related as sides of triangle. Without any one, the identity would not be there. What humankind needs is humane and progressive culture on Earth, where spiritualism and scientific development go hand in hand. From time immemorial, this land has been known as BHARAT, a Sanskrit word that signifies a man or a nation immersed in knowledge what is today called as a knowledge society. In the course of the colonial rule Indians have learnt to ape the West. A person who has spent 15 years of