Ancient Indian Sages Who Held Advanced Knowledge on Science and Technology

Many modern-day scientists see themselves as the first to create all the technological advancements we use today. Yet many of the so-called discoveries are nothing more than re-inventions created by examining the knowledge of the ancients. Many things related to science and invention have their origins in the thoughts and imagination of the sages of Ancient India. The Law of Gravitational Force and Bhaskaracharya Bhaskaracharya, or Bhaskara the Second, was an Indian astronomer and mathematician who was born in the year 1114 and died around the year 1185. He was born in the village Vijjadit in Mharastra. His surviving mathematical works are called “Bijaganita” and “Lilavati”. These have no equal in the scientific world. In addition, the mathematician also wrote the treatise entitled “Siddhant Shiromani”. In this treatise, he describes astronomical equipment, mathematical techniques, eclipses, and planetary positions. Bhaskara the Second was an Indian astronomer and mathematician who was […] Read More

Ancient Indian Petroglyph Depicts Mysterious Twin Suns in Earth’s Skies

Archaeologists in India believe the might have found the oldest known depiction of celestial objects in a curious example of ancient rock art. The etched stone was found at the Burzahom archaeological site in India’s Kashmir Valley. The stone was unearthed during a 1969 excavation, but has puzzled archaeologists ever since due to its enigmatic depiction of what appears to be two large objects in the sky, possibly twin suns or twin moons. Now, a new study claims that the mysterious carving may depict a particularly bright supernova which occurred around 4,500 BC. Is the Burzahom carving a record of an ancient astronomical event, or is something weirder afoot here? The stone, above, and a rendering of its etching. The rock drawing appears to show two hunters closing in on a stag with the help of a dog beneath two large, luminous orbs in the sky overhead. Astrophysicist Mayank […] Read More

The Vajra: An Ancient Weapon of War

The vajra is the most important ritual implement of Vajrayana Buddhism.  In Sanskrit, the word vajra is defined as something hard or mighty, as in a diamond.  It symbolizes an impenetrable, immovable and indestructible state of knowledge and enlightenment.  Our knowledge of the vajra goes back to deep antiquity.  Texts indicate that the vajra was not always a symbol of peace and tranquility but something very different.  It first appears in ancient India where it was the primary weapon of the Vedic sky-god Indra, the king of the Devas.  According the Hindu Puranas, the evil Asuras, Namuchi and Vritra removed all of the light and moisture from the earth.  It made the land inhospitable to living beings. Indra battled the demon gods unsuccessfully and as a last resort called upon their supreme god Vishnu for help.  A weapon of the gods Vishnu informed him that only a weapon that […] Read More

Ancient ‘Nukes’? Powerful Ancient weapons described in thousand-year-old texts

Ancient texts describe powerful weapons that the gods used on Earth thousands—even perhaps tens of thousands—of years ago. “…An incandescent column of smoke and flame, as bright as ten thousand suns, rose in all its splendor. It was an unknown weapon and iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race…” When we take a look at history and read through the countless ancient texts left behind by different civilizations across the planet, we notice a great amount of information, mentioning the Gods—who descended from heaven—who brought to Earth powerful weapons, unlike anything the ancients had ever seen. But where these ‘ancient weapons’ just part of folklore and myths? What if these ancient texts did not describe myth and legends, but actual weapons, brought by advanced alien civilizations who were misinterpreted as gods? Curiously, a recent study— titled ‘Prior Indigenous Technological Species’—presented by Jason Wright, assistant professor of […] Read More

The Mysterious Secret Society of Ancient India and The Nine Unknown Men of Ashoka

There is a pervasive legend in India of a secret organization that allegedly has a vast amount of advanced knowledge in their possession. Believed to have been formed over 2000 years ago, the Nine Unknown Men is widely suspected of manipulating political and societal trends in order to further the personal goals of the Nine. But is such a secret organization a reality or is it merely the stuff of legend? Origin Story The society of the Nine Unknown Men was formed shortly after 226 BC by Emperor Ashoka. Grandson of the legendary Emperor who unified the Indian subcontinent, Chandragupta, Ashoka was anxious to uphold his grandfather’s legacy and maintain the empire. In the region between Calcutta and Madras, the Kalingan’s resisted the imperial rule, leading to an all-out war. Ashoka’s vastly superior forces are said to have killed over 100,000 of Kalinga’s warriors and deported over 150,000 of […] Read More

Krishna Butter Ball: 250 Ton Boulder that Defies the Laws of Physics

The Krishna Butter Ball is a large boulder located in Mahabalipuram, a town in the Kancheepuram district in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This giant boulder is one of the town’s tourist attractions, as it seems to defy the laws of physics. This rock seems to be balancing off a small surface area on the slope of a hill. It has neither slid down this hill, nor budged when attempts were made to move it. There are a number of stories that seek to explain how this unusual phenomenon is possible, though none of them seem to have answered the question satisfactorily. Butter Ball History Krishna’s Butter Ball was originally known to the locals as Vaan Irai Kal. Translated from Tamil to English, it means ‘Stone of the Sky God’. This name provides one tale as to how this boulder came into being. According to one explanation, […] Read More

The Secret Substance Soma: Bringing Human Beings Closer to the Gods

Soma is both the name of a god and a substance that is found in Hindu mythology. As a deity, Soma is one of the most important gods in the Rigveda. Soma is also considered to be a primeval being, even by the standards of the Hindu gods. As for the substance, soma is said to be a drink that was originally consumed by the Hindu gods, though it was later stolen for mankind. Soma the god and soma the drink are intertwined with each other, the former being a personification of the latter. The Deity Soma, Hindu God. (vedicgoddess) According to the Puranas, Soma is often depicted as a god riding a three-wheeled chariot that is pulled by a team of 10 white horses. Other depictions of this god include that of a celestial bull, a giant rising from the waters, a bird, the lord of plants, and […] Read More

Dwarka: The Home of Krishna is a Gateway to Heaven and an Underwater City

The modern city of Dwarka (meaning ‘Gateway to Heaven’ in Sanskrit) is located in the north-western Indian state of Gujarat. This city is regarded as one of the most prominent Chardham (the four sacred pilgrimage sites of Hinduism), and one of the seven most ancient religious sites in the country (the other six being Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Banaras, Kanchi and Ujjain.) Dwarka and the Sacred City Dvārakā The reputation of Dwarka is mainly due to the identification of the modern city with the mythological sacred city of Dvārakā, which is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. Dvārakā is mentioned in the Mahabharata, one of the two great epics of ancient India, as well as the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Skand Purana, Vishnu Purana and the Harivamsha. Read more Related articles The Ancient Disc of Life and the Colonization of Planet Earth Surprising Discoveries On Ancient Hindu Texts […] Read More

Beautiful, utilitarian stepwells of India are in danger of becoming extinct

Imagine a country so dry that you have to build a 10-level stepped structure going down into the earth to get water. Such is India, where thousands of ingenious stepwells were built from the 2nd century AD through the 19th century, many financed by philanthropists, to whom the parched population were entirely grateful. This was before sophisticated technology allowed people to pump water from deep in the earth. Many stepwells have been abandoned and are in disrepair since the introduction of modern waterworks, plumbing and village taps. Some have been destroyed. Because the water table is even lower in recent years, many are now dry. Victoria Lautman, a freelance journalist in Chicago, has been traveling around India documenting stepwells before more fall into dereliction are destroyed by neglect or outright demolition. Featured image: A beautiful step well in Ahmedabad, India; like many others it has gone dry because the […] Read More

Pilot Claims India Invented Airplane 7,000 Years Ago

Forget the Wright Brothers and the Apollo program. A paper presented this week at the Indian Science Conference by retired pilot Captain Anand Bodas claims that India invented airplanes 7,000 years ago and they could not only fly but stop in mid-air, move in any direction and travel to other planets. Bodas, a retired pilot, trainer and one of the two authors of the paper “Ancient Indian Aviation Technology,” attributes the first aircraft to the Maharshi Bharadwaj. Here’s his description of what the Maharishi was flying: The basic structure was of 60 by 60 feet and in some cases, over 200 feet. They were jumbo planes. The ancient planes had 40 small engines. Today’s aviation does not know even of flexible exhaust system. Bodas claims the ancient Indians had a radar system called “rooparkanrahasya” that displayed the actual outline of the aircraft. Pilots drank the milk of buffalo, cows […] Read More