Monday, March 5, 2012

Science and technology behind Mahabharatha : Atomic Bombs, Asthras & Other Advanced Science.

"Mahabharatha" being the largest poem in human history talks about everything under the earth and beyond. It brings out the highest philosophy of the Upanishads through simple dialects and stories. Apart from science it speaks in volumes about politics, geography, management science, mathematics, fine arts, etc etc. In modern history great scholars, historians and scientists have envisaged the different dimensions of this incredible epic. In this little effort of mine I had only touched upon the areas mostly confined to science, metaphysics etc. This article is a combination of information gained from various books/websites and my own perceptions on the various events of Mahabharatha. I thank to all those who have indirectly helped me in this task. This is only an attempt by a very ordinary person to understand a great epic in a different dimension. I will keep this updated.

Your comments and suggestion are most welcome. Please keep commenting which helps me to write more about this subject.

- Sthithapragnan
Sarvam Krishnarpanam


Perceiving Mahabharatha
When we read the verbatical translation of Mahabharatha from the present context it may look absurd. Imagine you teach an indigenous tribal person from central Africa not aware of the outward world and you are supposed to teach him how a television works !! How will you explain it ? You don’t go into depth. You just tell him the basics of do's and do nots. You cant go beyond because its impossible for him to perceive. After the war of Mahabaratha, there was total destruction. So the next generation never possessed the knowledge to understand the technical stuff. For instance, bows and arrows are ordinary things that any lay man can understand those days which was substituted for advanced launchers. Likewise chariot's driven by horses substituted for advanced heavily armoured vehicles. Sanskrit grammarians and meta physical researchers say our vedas, upanishads and epics are written in such a way, it could give different interpretations based on the level of your intelligence. Vyasa might have encoded the technical stuff, which was far advanced to that generation and might have given an outward meaning to it (which was understandable to that generation). These poems are memorised and dutyfully passed to the next generation so that future generations advancing in science could one day decode it.

The descriptions of various technologies in mahabharatha cannot be dismissed as a scientific fiction. I beleive the inter-linked and inter-dependent stories of various personalities, groups and kingdoms and the philosophical height it has touched are all impossible to imagine. Moreover the indepth description it provides is a clear sign of history rather than mythology. (take for instance the bhisma pharva VI which describes rivers, mountains, plains, people, cultures etc). Mahabhratha times comprised of an ancient civilization influenced by hundreds of Alien's (Devas or demigods) who dominate the war. These Alien's are so powerful with their celestial and hi-tech weapons kill thousands of people in no time. Also these alien's are biologically very strong enough to withstand heavier weapons which is not humanly possible. None of these aliens are ordinary human beings as they derive their genetic codes from superhumans or Aliens. For Instance Dhritarashtra - king of the Gandharvas, Pandu - from wind god,Yudhishtira - Yama, Duryodhana - Kali purush, Sakuni - Dwapara, Sikkandin, Dussasana & other brothers - Rakshasas, Bhimasena - Wind god, Arjuna - ancient rishi Nara (also son of Indra), Nakula & Sahadeva - Aswins, Karna - One portion of sun, Abhimanyu - Moon, Dhrishtadyumna & Draupadi - auspicious portion of fire, Drona - portion of Vrihaspati, Ashwathama - Portion of Rudra, Bhishma - One of the Vasus (Son of ganga). We could observe that these great aliens who were biologically stronger and possessing incredible celestial weapons were almost indestructible. While ordinary humans belonging to this planet fell in innumerable numbers during the war.

Time of Mahabharatha

The mahabharatha war took place arount 5150 years before. (Kaliyuga started at 3102 BC based on Aryabhata’s Surya Siddhanta theory) Assuming that Mahabharata battle occurred a few decades before, I had rounded it to 5150.

The Bhishma Parva and Udyoga Parva of Mahabharatha provides considerable astronomical/astrological descriptions and omens that the Mahabharata war was approaching. It also describes during the period of war different planetary positions. The planetory position during the war with Jayadhradha also reveals a day closer to this as per Researhers.

Are there any material evidence supporting the time of Mahabharatha ?

In Kurukshetra, the scene of the great Mahabharata war, Iron arrows and spearheads have been excavated and dated by thermoluminence to 2,800 B.C.E., the approximate date of the war given within the Mahabharata itself.

The Mahabharata also describes three cities given to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata, after their exile: Paniprastha, Sonaprastha & Indraprastha, which is Delhi's Puranaqila. These sites have been identified and yielded pottery & antiquities, which show a cultural consistency & dating consistent for the Mahabharata period, again verifying statements recorded in the Vedic literatures.

Marine archaeology has also been utilized in India off the coast of the ancient port city of Dvaraka in Gujarat, uncovering further evidence in support of statements in the Vedic scriptures. An entire submerged city at Dvaraka, the ancient port city of Lord Krishna with its massive fort walls, piers, warfs and jetty has been found in the ocean as described in the Mahabharata and other Vedic literatures.

This sanskrit verse from the Mausala Parva 7 verse 40 of the Mahabharata, describes the disappearance of the city of Dvaraka into the sea.
"After all the people had set out, the ocean flooded Dvaraka, which still teemed with wealth of every kind. Whatever portion of land was passed over, the ocean immediately flooded over with its waters."

Dr. S. R. Rao, formerly of the Archaeological Survey of India, has pioneered marine archaeology in India. Marine archaeological findings seem to corroborate descriptions in the Mahabharata of Dvaraka as a large, well-fortified and prosperous port city, which was built on land reclaimed from the sea, and later taken back by the sea.

Among the extensive underwater discoveries were the massive Dvaraka city wall, a large door-socket and a bastion from the fort wall. Two rock-cut slipways of varying width, extending from the beach to the intertidal zone, a natural harbor, as well as a number of olden stone ship anchors were discovered, attesting to Dvaraka being an ancient port city. The three headed motif on this conch-shell seal, found in the Dvaraka excavations, corroborates the reference in the scripture Harivamsa that every citizen of Dvaraka should carry a mudra or seal of this type.
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Apart from Dvaraka, more than thirty-five sites in North India have yielded archaeological evidence and have been identified as ancient cities described in the Mahabharata. Copper utensils, iron, seals, gold & silver ornaments, terracotta discs and painted grey ware pottery have all been found in these sites. Scientific dating of these artifacts corresponds to the non-aryan-invasion model of Indian antiquity Moreover we should acknowledge that India unlike Turkey and Greece was continuously and densely inhabitated for thousands of years. Archeological surveys are very difficult to be conducted. When the europeans with their advanced and hi-tech equipments are unable to escavate the city of Atlantis in southern Spain (that too being an unused baren land) due to water pressure and other constraints !! imagine the case of the densely populated India. May be in future with advanced technologies we could bring to light more evidences from these densely populated areas.

Weapons of Mahabharatha

The weapons of mahabharatha I believe should have been provided by the Aliens, as their production requires large scale industrial infrastructure involving complex technology and development. Most of the gods and demigods described in Mahabharatha are in one way Aliens who are far more advanced in science than us. Aliens provided the asthras and the manthras or passwords to Invoke it. Before launching the asthras the invoker chants a manthra with utmost concentration. This may be some sort of telepathic communication to the provider of the weapon (Alien) or his control unit. This inturn results in a remote method invocation (as we use in softwares). Then the asthra is navigated and controlled from distant planets or galaxies.

Some asthras comes back to the person who launches it. Eg.Karna's nagaasthara and Krishna's Sudharsana chakra. This may be like the reusable missiles which ISRO is working on.

What about practical control issues? How can the astra be controlled from an extreme distance if the controller has no idea where it's going and what it's doing? Its simple, as we have GPS mapping for the world, there may a mapping for our entire galaxy (milky way). The person through telepathy uses the manthra (password) logs in and then communicates the object to be reached to the controller and it takes control. All missiles are not like that. Most of the missiles are aim and shoot and depends on the precision of the warrior. Some travel very long distance and that's possible only if some sort of navigational system prevails. The technology might have been much more advanced that even an inbuilt navigational system was available within the missiles. There may also be an biological address (as like an IP address in pc) for each living being which may be far advanced for us to perceive.

World's First Atomic Bomb


Mr.Oppenheimer, who was the architect of modern atomic bomb and in charge of the manhattan project was asked by a student after the manhattan explosion, "How do you feel after having exploded the first atomic bomb on earth". Oppenheimer's reply for the question was , "not first atomic bomb, but first atomic bomb in modern times". He strongly believed that nukes were used in ancient india. How can one explain the death of 14 billion people in 18 days!!! Its hard to digest the fact that current world population is 6 billions!! Mahabharatha war was definitely a world war as defence forces from kingdoms across the world were involved. But what
made oppenheimer believe that it was a nuclear war was the accurate descriptions of the weapons used in the mahabharatha war in the epic which match with that of modern nuclear weapons. Also, excavations of Mohen Jo Daro in North India revealed towns which had been completely destroyed quite unexpectedly!! There were no traces of natural disasters or wars! Scientists Davneport and Vincenti put forward a theory saying the ruins were of a nuclear blast as they found big stratums of clay and green glass. High temperature melted clay and sand and they hardened immediately afterwards. Similar stratums of green glass can also found in Nevada deserts after every nuclear explosion. When excavations of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro reached the street level, they discovered skeletons scattered about the cities, many holding hands and sprawling in the streets as if some instant, horrible doom had taken place. People were just lying, unburied, in the streets of the city. And these skeletons are thousands of years old, even by traditional archaeological standards. What could cause such a thing? Why did the bodies not decay or get eaten by wild animals? Furthermore, there is no apparent cause of a physically violent death.

These skeletons are among the most radioactive ever found, on par with those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At one site, Soviet scholars found a skeleton which had a radioactive level 50 times greater than normal. Other cities have been found in northern India that show indications of explosions of great magnitude. One such city, found between the Ganges and the mountains of Rajmahal, seems to have been subjected to intense heat. Huge masses of walls and foundations of the ancient city are fused together, literally vitrified! And since there is no indication of a volcanic eruption at Mohenjo-Daro or at the other cities, the intense heat to melt clay vessels can only be explained by an atomic blast or some other unknown weapon. The cities were wiped out entirely. While the skeletons have been carbon-dated to 2500 BC, we must keep in mind that carbon-dating involves measuring the amount of radiation left. When atomic explosions are involved, that makes then seem much younger.

Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Musala Parva of the Mahabharatha talks about the Weapons of Mass Destruction.
"Flying a swift and powerful vimana (fast aircraft) hurled a single projectile Charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as ten thousand Suns rose in all its was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, Which reduced to ashes. The Entire race of the Vrishnis and thr Andhakas....the corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without apparent cause and the birds turned white. After a few hours all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment"

Containing a nuclear bomb

During the war of Mahabharatha weapons similar to modern day nuclear bomb were not only used but also neutralised. There were technology to rapidly neutralise the power of nuclear spread. The following is description on the encounter between Ashwathama and Arjuna. Ashwathama's uses brahmasthira by inspiring a blade of grass with proper mantras and converts it into that powerful celestial weapon. A fire then was born in that blade of grass, which seemed capable of consuming the worlds.

Arjuna immediately uses a weapon to neutralise it blazed up with fierce flames like the all-destroying fire that appears at the end of the yuga (world). Similarly, the weapon that had been shot by Ashwathama blazed up with terrible flames within a huge sphere of fire. Numerous peals of thunder were heard; thousands of meteors fell; and all living creatures became inspired with great dread. The whole world seemed to be filled with noise and assumed a terrible aspect with those flames of fire. The whole earth with her mountains and waters and trees, trembled.

In the words of rishi (enlightened Saint) Vyasa,
"The region where the weapon called brahmashira is baffled by another high weapon suffers a drought for twelve years, for the clouds do not pour a drop of water there for this period".

We know how Japan witnessed (last century) this in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Bows & Chariots - Advanced launchers & Heavy armoured vehicles

In Mahabharatha "bows" are very clearly used as substitution for advanced launchers. This could be clearly understood from the prominence they give for those bows received from Aliens. For instance Arjunas "Kandiva", Karna's "Vijaya", Krishna's "Saranga" are all extremely powerful launchers. Karna's description to Duryodhana while preparing for the war is a fine example.