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Both the origins of Hinduism and Hindu Civilization are in the mist of antiquity. Unlike every other religion, it was not founded by any specific person, nor is there a founding date. Internally, it presents itself as eternal truths (Sanatana Dharma). What is known however, is that it is the oldest religion in the world and also one of the few which incorporated what we consider religion today along with all of the sciences (ranging from mathematics to astronomy to architecture) as part of its teachings. In modern terms, while Hinduism is considered to be a religion, it is in actuality a much broader set of teachings that cover everything useful in life. Today our topic of discussion is Electricity & Veda, Samhita. The ancient text of Agastya Samhita describes the method of making electric battery, and that water can be split into oxygen and hydrogen. "Sansthapya Mrinmaya Patre Tamrapatram Susanskritam Chhadyechhikhigriven Chardrarbhih Kashthpamsubhih. Dastaloshto Nidhatavyah Pardachhaditastah Sanyogajjayte Tejo Mitravarunsangyitam" "Place a well-cleaned copper plate in an earthenware vessel. Cover it first by copper sulfate and then by moist sawdust. After that, put a mercury-amalgamated zinc sheet on top of the sawdust to avoid polarization. The contact will produce an energy known by the twin name of Mitra-Varuna. Water will be split by this current into Pranavayu and Udanavayu. A chain of one hundred jars is said to give a very effective force. (p. 422)
Vayubandhakvastren Nibaddho Yanmastake Udanah Swalaghutve Bibhartyakashayanakam.When a cell was prepared according to Agastya Samhita and measured. and short circuit current as 23 mA. then water will change its form into life-giving oxygen and floating hydrogen. If we use the power of 100 earthen pots on water.138 volts. . Anen Jalbhangosti Prano Daneshu Vayushu Evam Shatanam Kumbhanamsanyogkaryakritsmritah. it gives open circuit voltage as 1.
electrical energy can be utilized in . According to the descriptions found in Atharvaveda.?(Agastya Samhita) In an iron vessel and in a strong acidic medium. The copper that is covered by gold is called shatakumbha or artificial gold.e. i. it can be used in aerodynamics.If hydrogen is contained in an air tight cloth. Kritrimswarnarajatalepah Satkritiruchyate?(Shukra Niti) A layer of polish of artificial gold or silver is called satkriti (good deed. it will fly in air.) Yavksharamyodhanau Sushaktjalsannidhau. Aachhadyati Tattamram Swarnen Rajten Va Suvarnliptam Tattamram Shatkumbhmiti Smritam. gold or silver nitrate covers copper with a layer of gold or silver.
the source of all energy and power. The mention of horse powered driving machines is a direct reference to electronically powered vehicles like automobiles. and power to produce grains in the fields. and thus serve to greatly enhance the daily life of people. which covers the rays of the sun. These verses clearly refer to the various useful applications of electricity. Chapter 1: Hymn VII Verse 2: Nav Yo Navati Puro bibhed bahvotjasaa Ahi Cha vritrahaavadheet Electricity . This initial description describes the inherent properties of of electrical energy. etc. Let it bring on prosperity and well-being for us by flowing into numerous currents.many useful applications such as creation of powerful engines. biomedical engineering. etc. providing us with the horse-power to drive our machines. manufacturing plants. light to light up our houses. Here the "arms of electricity" refers to positive and negative currents. illumination. Verse 3: Sa na Indrah Shivah sakhashwavad gomadvavama Urudhaarev dohate That very electric power may be our peaceful friend. these essential elements were known as "Bhogas". Verse 4: Indra Kratuvidang sutang somang harya purushtut Piba vrishaswa taatripim . which breaks. as known to modern day scientists. hydroelectric power plants. by the energy of its arms the 99 cities. The 99 cities refers to the 99 elements. extraction of medicines. destroys the cloud. agricultural machinery. aircraft. In Vedic terminology.
Verse 3: Asmay Bheemaaya namasaa samadhwara usho na shubhra aa bharaa paneeyase Yasya dhaam shravase naamendriyam jyotirkaari harito naayase O well-versed engineer make use of this terrible electric power fit to be utilized for useful purposes by controlling it. which in the form of lightning is instrumental in creating life giving rain for the entire planet. The last sentence refers reverentially to the role of electricity. or mountain in the way. . who are well-versed in manufacturing things. It smashes all impediments. satisfying all. etc. that utilized superlative technology and yet maintained an enormous respect and reverence for the ecosystem and the natural environment. Let it keep safe and shower. as its powerful striking force cannot be obstructed by any cloud. Apparently our ancient scientists were well aware of these methods and perhaps even more advanced than us in their knowledge. brilliant light like the dawn. In modern times. on us the rain. so highly spoken of by many learned people. control energy and spread light in all quarters. are extremely helpful in deriving medicinal extracts. we have discovered that certain electronic devices such as centrifuges.Let electricity. help extract the essence of medicines. The picture that emerges from these verses is that of an extremely advanced culture. thus produced by those. for non-violent. Chapter 2: Hymn XV Verse 2: Adha te vishwamanu haasadishtaya aapo nimneva savanaa havishmatah Yatparvate na samasheeta haryata indrasya vajrah shnathita hiranyayah Just as all productive works of the manufacturer depend upon waters flowing down with speed. so do all the desired objects of him depend upon you (Electricity). deep refrigeration. It has the potentiality to help hearing. with its radiant energy.
Skilled electrical engineers used to devise specific utilities and controls for electric power. From the last line. MILITARY USAGE OF ELECTRICITY: Now let's turn to the truly amazing descriptions of electricity being utilized as a weapon in military combat. The Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) effect was first observed during the early testing of high altitude air-burst nuclear weapons. Sophisticated systems for controlling electricity and measuring electricity were in place. we can also glean the information that electronic devices were used as hearing aids and sound magnifiers.This confirms the fact that electricity was a topic that was researched and explored in great detail. and electronic panels that aided in controlling other forms of energy were also used. which propagates away from its source with ever diminishing intensity. Illumination was certainly one of its widely used applications. governed by the theory of electromagnetism. The Electro-Magnetic Pulse is in effect an electromagnetic shock wave. . The effect is characterized by the production of a very short (hundreds of nanoseconds) but intense electromagnetic pulse.
being subdued by the might of the king are duly regulated by him. "Piercing weapons like the thunderbolt" is a clear pointer to surges of exceedingly high voltage. Chapter 3: Hymn XXX Verse 1: Pra te mahe vidathe shansisham hari pra te vanve vanusho haryatam madam . to communication systems. such as wires. hold all the power to subdue the foes.This pulse of energy produces a powerful electromagnetic field. Apparently electricity was employed as one of the primary weapons in military combat during the Vedic era. What amazes one is the fact that Vedic Rishis clearly KNEW about the EMP effect and have composed vivid descriptions of the usage of electric weapons as the verses below will demonstrate: Chapter 2: Hymn XV Verse 6: Twam tamindra parvatam mahaamurum vajrena vajrinparvshashchakartitha Avaasrijo nivritaah satarvaa apah satraa vishwam dadhishe kevalam sahah Just as the thundering electricity reduces the vast cloud to nothing by its thunderbolt. where exposed. The lethal electric weapons are used to counter various units of the army. by your striking power like the thunderbolt. the EMP effect can be used to advantage for a number of targets ranging from computers. smash into pieces the vast armies of the enemy. consisting of various units. The inference is quite obviously to weapons utilizing electricity. This is another clue. The field can be sufficiently strong to produce short lived transient voltages of thousands of Volts (ie kiloVolts) on exposed electrical conductors. similarly the well-equipped armies of the enemy. fall down and flow over the earth. Just as the waters of the cloud released by the electricity. O King. for as discussed above. O King. equipped with piercing weapons like the thunderbolt. Truly do you alone. or conductive tracks on printed circuit boards. particularly within the vicinity of the weapon burst. so do you.
which is a great sacrificial place or battlefield of life. In short many kinds of weapons have been made through electric power for the king. destroying the evil forces of the enemy. Here again. There is also the beautiful horse of iron of high speed. The "beautiful horse of iron of high speed" apparently refers to some type of metallic car/aircraft which can reach extremely high speeds. It can be destructive as in the EMP effect. You shower various forms of fortunes through your blessing powers of speedy action. Let all praises find their abode in you of charming splendor. I highly cherish your beautiful exhilaration. Verse 3: So asya vajro harito ya aayso harinirkaamo harira gabhastyoh Dhumni sushipro harimanyusayaka indre ni roopa harita mimikshire Here is the blue-green colored thunderbolt of iron of the king.Dhritam na yo haribhishcharu sechat aa tva vishantu harivparsang girah O electricity. we find the mention of the dual nature of electrical energy. I fully praise thy two forces of protection and destruction in this great universe. Verse 4: Divi na keturadhi dhaayi haryato vivayachadvajro harito na ranghaya Tudadahi harishipro ya aayasah sahastrashokaa abhavadharibharah . and it can be protective as in the cerebrospinal system. capable of destroying the pride of the enemy and having a very high speed. These verses appear to be describing different sorts of electrical weapons. like waters from the clouds. The horsepower for the engine for a craft or automobile of this sort was provided by electricity. The "shining arrow" can mean an exceptionally powerful ballistic missile loaded with an electric warhead. Here is also the horsepower of the rays of electricity. There is also the shining arrow.
There are many more such references to electrical energy in the Atharvaveda. becomes lit up with thousands of lights and loaded with destructive ray of various kinds. The missile being described seems to generate immense power and would be exceptionally destructive. it is well placed in the heavens. म * * म म -4.blogspot. ..in/201. possessing speed of electric power.. the terribly destructive missile. This makes the previous verse even more apparent. crushing the serpent natured enemy.html __________________ । ॥ मझ.34 * म . *** The Atharva Veda (Sanskrit Text with English Translation) translated by Devi Chand and published by Mushiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd has been used to compose this article*** http://pandyamasters. It is possible that the electric weapons used by Vedic society may have been equivalent in destructive power to nuclear weapons. औ म म झ ट . then with a high speed. or perhaps even more lethal.Like a radiant spot. however in the interests of keeping this article to a reasonable length. made of iron. some of the verses are omitted.1_archive.
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