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Dharma. Do vedic yajnas really produce rain? We continue to see the importance accorded to Vedic yagnya (or yajna or yagya) ritual when it comes to rain-making.

Do vedic yajnas really produce rain?

Time and again Vedic priests perform Vedic yagnyas to invoke Gods Varuna or Indra in order to obtain rainfall. The most popular verse from Vedic scriptures that modern Hindus quote in support of this faith based activity is from Bhagavad-Gita - Annaad-bhavanti bhuutaani parjanyaad-anna sambhavah,yagnyaad-bhavati parjanyo yagnyah karma samudbhavah Lord Krishna reveals so to Arjuna in the battlefield as written in Vyasa’s Mahabharata. Translated, it means that the life is born from food, food is produced by rain, rain is produced by performing yagnya and that yagnya is performed by doing Karma.

Strange Artifacts, Ancient Flying Machines. Introduction Flight has been the dream of humankind since they watched in awe as birds soared effortlessly through the sky.

Strange Artifacts, Ancient Flying Machines

But, according to accepted history, it wasn't until the 1780s that two Frenchmen achieved lighter-than-air flight when they were lifted into the air in a hot air balloon near Paris. Then powered, heavier-than-air flight became the goal. And although it was theorized that heavier-than-air flight was possible as early as the 13th century, and in the 16th century Leonardo da Vinci designed winged aircraft and a crude kind of helicopter, it wasn't until the Wright brothers made their first successful flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903 that powered flight became a reality. That's the widely accepted history. » Of Vimanas and Time Travel . I recently stumbled across this article Time Travel Machine Outlinedwhich provides food for thought for those who deride the stories in the puranas about “Vimanas” as mere myths.

» Of Vimanas and Time Travel .

The report talks about recent research at Haifa’s Israel Instt. of Technology that “could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past” The hypothesis is – if space-time is bent far enough, so that time lines actually turn back on themselves to form a loop, such a manipulation could essentially get objects/people “back in time”. Physicist Amos Ori whose findings are detailed in the Aug. 3 issue of the journal “Physical Review D” is quoted in the article as saying “We know that bending does happen all the time, but we want the bending to be strong enough and to take a special form where the lines of time make closed loops “We are trying to find out if it is possible to manipulate space-time to develop in such a way.”

Vimana drawing courtesy: D Hatcher Childress Read on in his own words: Atomic Warfare in the Mahabharata. Where is Krishna’s Dwaraka? During the time of the Harappan Civilization, a major enterprise was the shell industry located in Bet Dwaraka, an island located 30 km north of Dwaraka.

Where is Krishna’s Dwaraka?

This artefact making industry was more popular than both ivory and bone and recent excavations have revealed that the industry was bigger than previously assumed. “The presence of cut and unfinished pieces and waste pieces on the island tells us that this was an industry site,” Gaur said. » Jeffrey Armstrong on Vedas, Vimanas and Devas . Thanks to Parthasarathy-ji for alerting me to this recent interview of Jeffrey Armstrong.

» Jeffrey Armstrong on Vedas, Vimanas and Devas .

I found it fascinating for the breadth of subjects it covered and the insights it offered. Some excerpts below (emphasis added). As some of you may know, Jeffrey Armstrong is an award-winning author of numerous books on Vedic knowledge..He is a philosopher, practitioner and teacher of the Vedas for the past 40 years. He has degrees in Psychology, History & Comparative Religions, and Literature and had a successful career as an executive in Silicon Valley before turning to teaching full time. Daily Bell: How did you get interested in Indian culture and religion? Jeffrey Armstrong: Religion is the wrong word to use for India’s teachings. Daily Bell: What do you believe in and why? Jeffrey Armstrong: My lifelong effort has been to try to find things that are universally true rather than relatively true… Daily Bell: Are there lost Indian cities under the sea?

One of those levels is called the Deva realm. How Jesuits Took Calculus from India to Europe. At the International Conference on Indian History, Civilisation and Geopolitics (ICIH 2009) that was held at New Delhi in January, Dr.

How Jesuits Took Calculus from India to Europe

C.K. Raju presented a brilliant paper about how calculus, an Indian invention, was picked up by the Jesuit priests from Kerala in the second half of the 16th century and taken to Europe. This is how the Westerners got their calculus. Over time, people forgot this link and the Europeans began to claim calculus as their own invention. This myth still persists despite calculus texts existing in India since thousands of years.

I produce below an abstract of Dr. The Infinitesimal Calculus: How and Why it Was Imported into EuropeBy C.K. (13) The origin of alphabets and the languages of the world. IISH Global. Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan speaks at IIT Madras (16.08.2012) YouTube. Ancient Indian Scientists were all Rishis with High Spiritual Powers (Technology of Spirituality) !! Must read if u r indian.