G Madhavan Nair, our ex ISRO Chairman and very well known leading scientist shared that a few shalokas from our Vedas have talked about water’s presence on the moon. He further added, Aryabhatta knew about the gravitational pull way before Issac Newton.
According to 71-year-old Padma Vibhushan awardee, the vedas and ancient scriptures had all the information on metallurgy, algebra, astronomy, math, architecture and astrology. According to him, we were unable to understand them as the information was in the “condensed format” and the scriptures were in chaste Sanskrit.
“Some sholkas in one of the Vedas say that there is water on the moon but no one believed it. Through our Chandrayaan mission, we could establish that and we were the first ones to find that out.”
“We are really proud that Aryabhatta and Bhaskara have done extensive work on planetary work and exploration of outer planets. It was one of the challenging fields.
Even for Chandrayaan, the equation of Aryabhatta was used. Even the (knowledge of) gravitational field… Newton found it some 1500 years later. The knowledge existing (in our scriptures).”
Nair also claims that geometry was used for building cities during the Harappan civilization. The inteesting Pythagorean theorem also existed in the vedic period.
Nair says, “The Vedas had a lot of information in the field of space and atomic energy. We were fine until 600 BC. Then came the time of invasions till the independence. Since then we are growing. We deciphered the atoms for peaceful use.”
“As a scientist I would say that the computations evolved those days were really fantastic. The Vedanga Jyotisa (one of the earliest books on astronomy) is one of the texts, which is evolved in 1400 BC…this is all recorded.
“These are the fundamental findings which the western world did not have any knowledge of. The only drawback was this information was condensed to bullet form and the modern science does not accept this. And to read the Vedas one must also know Sanskrit.”