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Vedic Experts: Lightning to prevent cyclones
January 4, 2008
By Syed Akbar
Visakhapatnam, Jan 3: Is it possible to stop cyclones? Modern science and technological advances may not have the answer. But ancient Indian Vedic sciences have the solution to virtually all natural calamities including devastating cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons.
Vedic experts attending the 95th Indian Science Congress in this port city have forcibly put forth their argument that Indian scriptures of yore are a mine of scientific information with solutions hidden in religious “narrations”. They point out that cyclones, whether super or ordinary, can be stopped by pitting the force of lightning against the force of wind.
“Just create artificial or natural lightning and lo! The cyclone is gone. It is for the scientists to work out how to create lightning. We have solutions to all natural problems. But they are buried deep in stories and narrations in ancient scriptures. All we have to do is to decode it,” says Vedic expert Dr CV Subrahmanyam.
For instance, he says, the weapon used by Lord Indra in episodes mentioned in Ramayana and other books is Vajraayudha. Indra kills the demon king Vrutraasura (who had the force of wind) in one episode and Dithi, the mother of demon kings Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu, in another narration mentioned in Ramayana. Dithi had controlled the force of wind. “A scientific decoding of these episodes tells us that Vayu (wind) could be controlled through Vajra (lightning),” he explains.
Many scientists may not accept the link between Vedas and modern science, but the organisers of the Indian Science Congress have, for the first time, provided a platform for Vedic experts and Vedic scientists to express their views at the Congress.
Experts in Vedic sciences Dr VR Panchamukhi, Dr S Sudarshana Sharma, Dr PV Arunachalam, Dr VLS Bhimasankaram, Dr Pappu Venugopal and Dr Remilla LN Murthy are presenting their papers at the Vedic Sciences and Vedanta and Physics on January 6. They will share the dais with Nobel laureates and senior scientists from around the world.
Explaining the reason for including Vedic Sciences in the scientific agenda, Prof R Ramamurthi, general president of the Indian Science Congress Association, says “Vedas and Shastras are great repositories of wisdom and knowledge, a heritage which our great nation proudly posses.
The content of science and technology in Vedas is abundant and the knowledge is priceless, ageless and relevant to any society, ancient or modern. The writings of sages on various aspects of universe, its origin, ambience and evolution remain a source of information and inspiration to modern world”.
He called upon scientists to take cognizance of Vedic knowledge and create a bridge between ancient systems of learning and modern methods of evaluation and application.
“Time has come to bridge the essentials of Vedic knowledge with cutting edge modern scientific knowledge”, says Dr Panchamukhi.
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