Ancient india’s technology

Ancient Indians were clear that Earth was round and it revolved around the Sun. ‘Bhugol’ is the Sanskrit word for Geography in which ‘bhu’ means Earth and ‘gol’ means round. Our world was also known by the name ‘jagat’ that has roots in the word ‘gati’ meaning speed and thus, ‘jagat’ meaning ‘the one with a speed’. People of that time knew that Earth was not stationary but moving. In many mythological scriptures it was clearly mentioned that earth was spherical. Difference between stars and planets was also comprehensible to ancient Indians.

Star Antares is the 15th brightest object in sky. In ancient India it was known by the name ‘Jesta’ meaning the biggest, largest and the eldest. Jesta is the star that is 40,000 times larger than our Sun.

If we talk about science and technology then also ancient Indians were far ahead of what we can think today. Written texts that have come down to us through centuries have clearly mentioned ‘the flying vehicles’. This means aircraft were not unknown to us and invented by Indians. Some Sanskrit documents were found in Lhasa and sent to Chandigarh for translation. Those documents actually contain information on how to build interstellar spaceships. Amazing ancient India! The manuscripts also contained the secret of “antima”, “the cap of invisibility” and “garima”, “how to become as heavy as a mountain of lead.”

In Ramayana a trip to moon in a Vimana (or “Astra”) has been clearly mentioned. Ramayana is the great Indian epic. It also contains the detail of a battle on the moon with an ‘Asvin’ an airship. Also ancient Indian texts clearly indicate the presence of “Vimanas” or flying machines. These look like a flying saucer and consisted of a double-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome. Sort of flight manuals on how to fly these Vimanas had also been written by the ancient people who developed these flying machines. Some of these manuals are still present and most of these are translated into English.

The Samara Sutradhara is a scientific dissertation that deals with all the probable angle of air travel in a Vimana. Explanation from take-off to the possible collisions with birds has been given in 230 stanzas in Samara Sutradhara.

The functioning of Vimanas was mentioned in the Vaimanika Sastra. It is a fourth century B.C. text written by Bharadvajy the Wise.  It includes the information pertaining to food and clothing of pilots, types of aircrafts, 16 types of materials that were used for making vimana, protection for long flights, etc.

The Samarangana Sutradhara describes the construction of these vehicles. Mercury was used for propulsion or as a guidance system.

It is obvious that ancient Indians were used to flew in vehicles all over Asia to Atlantis and probably even to South America. Such a long distance can be claimed because the same writing that are found at Mohenjodaro have also been found at Easter Island. Writings at Easter Island have not been deciphered yet like that of Mohenjodaro but similar to Mohenjodaro writings in script. SO may be these writings were carried to South America by air.

Even a Jain text of the eighth century mentioned the Pushpaka (an aerial chariot). The Vedas, which are regarded as the oldest of all the Indian texts, describe Vimanas – the “ahnihotra-vimana” with two engines, the “elephant-vimana” with more engines and so on. But all these Vimanas were used in wars and for destruction.

Mahabharata probably was an atomic war in which projectiles, fantastic war weapons and aerial vehicles were used.

Alexander the Great invaded India about two thousand years ago. His historians recorded that they were attacked by “flying, fiery shields”. This had frightened the army.

Not only this but ancient ‘Slokas’ written in Rig Veda have more than one meaning. A Sloka in the 10th book of Rig Veda is written to praise Lord Indira. If technically translated then it gives the value of pi up to 28 digits with accuracy. The western mathematicians could only calculate the value of pi up to 16 digits after the invention of computers. Similarly there is a Sloka to calculate the velocity of light.

Atomic theory was taught by Buddhist teacher Pakudha Katyayana. Atomic theory was written in Vaiseshika Sutras by Maharshi Kanaada of 3rd century B.C.

Not only this but powder metallurgy was also invented in India. Proof of this is the iron pillar in Delhi with  no traces of rust even today. Such kinds of pillar are scattered all over India. Scrapings from the pillars were taken by Russians who confirmed that these are built by using the powder metallurgy technology.

Similarly there are many other things like plastic surgery, acupuncture, martial arts, advanced astronomy, groundwater hydrology, ships, fierce war weapons, hanging bridges, steel, which were invented by ancient Indians. The more you explore the treasures of Ancient India, the more you get surprised by their knowledge and achievements. Can we reach at the point where our ancients had reached?

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