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Varenya

Ancient Indian knowledge VS Modern Western Knowledge
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:05:10 AM »
Anicent indians knew about velocity of light thousands of years back while western scientists discovered it in last century.
The terms atom, pre-atomic stage of electrons, neutrons and protons etc were discussed way back in vedic time


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pallavi

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 01:46:35 PM »
yes i've read about it.
in rigveda, time taken for sunrays to reach earth is calculated accurately and based on that, velocity of light has been derived.
Infact astronomy was so developed that astrologers could write panchangs without any telescopes and forecast timings of events like eclipses accurately

Virinchi

Speed of Light calculated in Rig Veda
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 06:32:19 PM »
The fourth verse of the Rigvedic hymn 1:50 (50th hymn in book 1 of rigveda) is as follows:

तरणिर्विश्वदर्शतो जयोतिष्क्र्दसि सूर्य |
विश्वमा भासिरोचनम |

taraNir vishvadarshato jyotishkrdasi surya |
vishvamaa bhaasirochanam ||

which means “Swift and all beautiful art thou, O Surya (Surya=Sun), maker of the light,
Illuming all the radiant realm.


Commenting on this verse in his Rigvedic commentary, Sayana who was a minister in the court of Bukka of the great Vijayanagar Empire of Karnataka in South India (in early 14th century) says:

tatha ca smaryate yojananam. sahasre dve dve sate dve ca yojane
ekena nimishardhena kramaman.


which means “It is remembered here that Sun (light) traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimisha”

NOTE: Nimisharda= half of a nimisha
In the vedas Yojana is a unit of distance and Nimisha is a unit of time.
Unit of Time: Nimesa
The Moksha dharma parva of Shanti Parva in Mahabharata describes Nimisha as follows:
15 Nimisha = 1 Kastha
30 Kashta = 1 Kala
30.3 Kala = 1 Muhurta
30 Muhurtas = 1 Diva-Ratri (Day-Night)
We know Day-Night is 24 hours
So we get 24 hours = 30 x 30.3 x 30 x 15 nimisha
in other words 409050 nimisha
We know 1 hour = 60 x 60 = 3600 seconds
So 24 hours = 24 x 3600 seconds = 409050 nimisha
409050 nimesa = 86,400 seconds
1 nimesa = 0.2112 seconds (This is a recursive decimal! Wink of an eye=.2112 seconds!)
1/2 nimesa = 0.1056 seconds

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Virinchi

Speed of Light calculated in Rig Veda
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 06:32:40 PM »
Unit of Distance: Yojana
Yojana is defined in Chapter 6 of Book 1 of the ancient vedic text “Vishnu Purana” as follows

10 ParamAnus = 1 Parasúkshma
10 Parasúkshmas = 1 Trasarenu
10 Trasarenus = 1 Mahírajas (particle of dust)
10 Mahírajas= 1 Bálágra (hair’s point)
10 Bálágra = 1 Likhsha
10 Likhsha= 1 Yuka
10 Yukas = 1 Yavodara (heart of barley)
10 Yavodaras = 1 Yava (barley grain of middle size)
10 Yava = 1 Angula (1.89 cm or approx 3/4 inch)
6 fingers = 1 Pada (the breadth of it)
2 Padas = 1 Vitasti (span)
2 Vitasti = 1 Hasta (cubit)
4 Hastas = a Dhanu, a Danda, or pauruSa (a man’s height), or 2 Nárikás = 6 feet
2000 Dhanus = 1 Gavyuti (distance to which a cow’s call or lowing can be heard) = 12000 feet
4 Gavyutis = 1 Yojana = 9.09 miles

Calculation: So now we can calculate what is the value of the speed of light in modern units based on the value given as 2202 yojanas in 1/2 nimesa

= 2202 x 9.09 miles per 0.1056 seconds
= 20016.18 miles per 0.1056 seconds
= 189547 miles per second !!
As per the modern science speed of light is 186000 miles per second !

Source : Speed of Light in Rigveda

SaSirEkha

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 05:19:18 PM »
Medical Sciences

Knowledge    Ancient Reference    Modern Reference


Artificial Limb               RigVed (1-116-15)    20th Century
Number of Chromosomes (23)    Mahabharat-5500    BCE 1890 A.D
Combination of Male and Female    Shrimad Bhagwat    20th Century
Analysis of Ears    RigVed    Labyrinth
Beginning of the Foetal Heart  Eitereya Upanishad -(6000 BCE)    Robinson, 1972
Parthenogenesis    Mahabharat    20th Century
Test Tube Babies:-
from the ovum only           Mahabharat    Not possible yet
Test Tube Babies:-
from the sperm only    Mahabharat    Not possible yet
Elongation of Life in confirmed Space Travel    Shrimad Bhagwat    Not yet
Cell Division (in 3 layers)    Shrimad Bhagwat    20th Century
Embryology    Aitareya Upanishad (6000 BCE)    19th Century
Micro-organisms    Mahabharat    18th Century
A material producing a disease can prevent or cure the disease in minute quantity    S-Bhagwat (1-5-33)    Haneman,18th Century
Developing Embyro in Vitro    Mahabharat    20th Century
Life in trees and plants    Mahabharat    Bose,19th Century
16 Functions of the Brain Eitereya    Upanishad    19-20th Century
Definition of Sleep Prashna-Upanishad    Yogsootra    20th Century
Chromosomes    Gunavidhi(Mahabharat)(5500 BCE)    1860-1910 A.D.

 

Star Dust

Ancient Indian knowledge VS Modern Western Knowledge
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 11:13:54 PM »
Yes, gandhari's embryo is divided into 100 parts in a clay pot(which is used as test tube) and 100 kauravs were born from it (mahabharat)
Vyas could make 2 queens and their maid pregnant without any physical contact.
Kunti could have 3 sons and Madri had 2, without physical relationship.
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JayTee

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 05:37:55 AM »
Electric battery in Agastya Samhita

The ancient text of Agastya Samhita describes the method of making electric battery, and that water can be split into oxygen and hydrogen.
Modern battery cell resembles Agastya’s method of generating electricity.
For generating electricity, Sage Agastya had used the following material:

1.One earthen pot
2.Copper plate
3.Copper sulphate
4.Wet saw dust
5.Zinc amalgam


and this was written around 4000 BC

Seetaram

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 05:41:22 PM »
sasirekha, your mentioned embryology, 23 chromosomes and Gunavidhi in Aitareya Upanishad, Mahabharata, Bhavata Purana etc are found here
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chensree

Ancient Indian knowledge VS Modern Western Knowledge
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 07:05:46 AM »
Nice post. Even I heard the below words are there in vedas

Ravi Vaareche sunday thi

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DCP

Ancient Indian knowledge VS Modern Western Knowledge
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 06:52:31 PM »
@ chensree, those lines are from bhavishya purana where future of india and world (in general) are written 5000 yrs back


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