Monday, 10 December 2007
Experts to explain science in the Vedas
December 10, 2007
Hyderabad, Dec 9: Vedic experts and scientists from around the country will converge on the city on December 14 to discuss and unravel the Indian scientific heritage of remote historical periods, which the modern science is yet to comprehend.
The experts will highlight, at the first international conference on "Indian Sciences in the Pre-Adi Sankara Period", the "hidden scientific meanings" of common verses of Vedas and Puranas while giving a new interpretation to the ancient publications by Aryabhata, Varahamihira and Parasara.
"Unfortunately we have thus far been concentrating only on the metaphorical and philosophical aspects of the rich content in the ancient Indian Scriptures. But there's more to the verses than mere philosophical connotations. For instance, the term Shakti has been translated as Supreme Being. In a real scientific term it means power, the atomic, sub-atomic and nuclear energy," says Prof KV Krishna Murthy of Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas.
He said experts were working only on popularly available scientific treatises of India such a Brihat Samhitha and Krishi Prasaram. But they are not concentrating on the remote periods of history. The international seminar will throw more light on the Pre-Adi Sankara period in a bid to drive the attention of intellectuals towards the scientific achievements, roughly before 2000 years.
The Vedic experts will also present their studies on rare records and evidences of the pre-Christ period which show that a medical system other than Ayurveda was prevalent. The medical system was based on "Atharvana Sastra" and it was quite different from the present-day system of Ayurveda.
The studies also showed that the ancient Indian science was not constant and was changing with time between the pre-Vedic and Vedic and Puranic periods. "We will make a live demonstration of the modern application of ancient scholar Panini's grammar of Sanskrit dating back to 3rd century BC. His treatise is best suited to modern computing problems and the best available software for computers. It is useful to solve several unsolved computer problems," Murthy said.
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