A vast number of statements and materials presented in the ancient Vedic literatures can be shown to agree with modern scientific findings and they also reveal a highly developed scientific content in these literatures. The great cultural wealth of this knowledge is highly relevant in the modern world. Techniques used to show this agreement include: – Marine Archaeology of underwater sites such as Dvaraka – Satellite imagery of the Indus-Sarasvata River system – Carbon and Thermoluminiscence Dating of archaeological artifacts – Scientific Verification of Scriptural statements – Linguistic analysis of scripts found on archaeological artifacts – A Study of cultural continuity in all these categories. And also, it is an offence to force anyone to study Krishna, because Krishna can only be controlled and studied by love. This knowledge is complete and ome must realise it ; oneself as the individual fallen soul and Krishna as the supreme or universal complete soul. Hare Krishna Thank You.
If Veda Vyasa wrote the vedas, then how is it possible for other Rishis to write the vedic hymns? If Veda Vyasa wrote the vedas then how is it possible that one is the oldest veda and the other newer? If Vedas existed since the beginning then how can Veda Vyasa or for that matter any seers write them?
As to dating the composition of the Vedic hymns in the second I have used three pieces of latest scientific evidence as terminus ante quem for.
Jump to navigation. Why that date has been fixed upon we shall have to consider hereafter but it is well to say at once that we must not expect the same kind of historical evidence for a date reaching back to B. There are different degrees of certainty and it is the neglect of this inevitable fact which causes so much needless controversy between specialists and outsiders. The date assigned to the poetry of the Veda is and will always remain hypothetical.
To critical scholars it would I believe be a real relief if a later date could be assigned to some portions of that sacred collection. But we can hardly hope for new evidence to enable us to fix Vedic dates. Historical dates require the evidence of contemporary witnesses and it is difficult to say where we should look for witnesses outside of India and contemporary with the Vedic Rishis.
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The late dating of the Vedic literatures by indologists is based on speculated dates of 1, B.C.E. for the Aryan Invasion and 1, B.C.E. for the Rig Veda, both.
When computers were discovered, religious organisations claimed that the machines had already been alluded to in a certain verses of the Quran. The same happened in case of the mobile phone. Even before that, when electricity was invented, it was claimed that Allah had already mentioned it in the holy book.
The discovery of numerous planets and stars were similarly attributed. Just like many Hindus believe in the absolute infallibility of the Vedas. A while ago, on the occasion of the inauguration of the th Indian Science Congress, the Indian minister for science and technology, Harsh Vardhan, had claimed that the knowledge contained in the Vedas was more advanced than that of even Einstein. Perhaps the minister for science had made a mistake. But I have met many educated Hindus who believe in the absolute veracity of everything that is said in the Vedas.
Many believe that it was in Vedic and Puranic literature that modern IVF techniques of assisted reproduction were first mentioned; that one can find in the epics the earliest mentions of genetic cloning and plastic surgery.
The Age of Vedas The sacred books of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam have definite historical dates assigned to them. The Tripitakas are said to have been written about the time of Asoka , though the Buddha’s date , according to some puranas, went further back by several centuries. The Koran, which is the word of God conveyed to the Prophet, is about 1, years old. The New Testament of the Bible is about 2,00 years old.
The dates ascribed to Vedas by modern historians fall between of Vedas nor have they developed a scientific method to corroborate.
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It’s either ‘everything scientific was once found in ancient India’, Just like many Hindus believe in the absolute infallibility of the Vedas. Previous articleWhat the Cong-BJP fight over poll-date tweets tells us about their.
This paper addresses the issue of how science and history of science may help or be helped by Vedic studies. The conclusions drawn are that: 1. Vedic studies are important for the history of Indian science; 2. Modern science, in particular physics, is not a useful source of philosophical ideas that confirm aspects of Vedic studies; 3.
Vedic studies will not contribute to modern scientific research; and 4. Vedic studies are nevertheless centrally important for an understanding of Indian history and culture in general. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
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The oldest Vedic texts are those of the Rig Veda, dating from about the ‘s It is important from the point of view of knowing the history of science in India.
Advaitavadini Kaul on the address mentioned below. Electronic transfer of money may be sent as per the details below:. The basis for any scientific discoveries and inventions is to explore, observe, experiment and interpret. For this, one needs to bank on prior knowledge, facts that are documented, so that the results lead to new or improved status in the given realm. It is in this context that Vedas, which are the primary texts of Hinduism, assume great importance.
The word Veda means knowledge and are the most sacred scriptures of Hinduism. The Vedas are also called Sruti meaning that was heard and revealed to the Sem and ascetics. The Vedas are also considered to be uncreated, eternal and exists as sound syllables. The Vedas contain hymns, incantations and rituals. Apart from their spiritual values, they provide mankind with values for every day life.
The most holy hymns and mantras have been put together into four collections and these are called the Rig, Sarna, Yajur and Atharva Vedas. The four Vedas contain information on many aspects of arts, crafts, science and engineering.