The Ancient Vedic civilization now known as India is known to be the land of Saints and Gods – filled with various discoveries, inventions, and magical things. India has been a prominent center of learning since ancient times. The land was one of the most advanced regions in various fields of science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, numerology, etc. We feel extremely proud when we come to know that we do belong to this mysterious land of discoveries, lords, saints, gurus, and Talismanic adventures. However, many ancient inventions were forgotten, lost to the pages of history, only to be re-invented millennia later, and came to be known as modern science. Every law which was scientifically proven now were already written there about 2000 BC years before.
Here we will introduce you with a few names of saints and their work, inventions and discoveries which you till now believed to be the works of foreign scientists. Read on to know about these saints and their inventions.
1. Bhaskaracharya Stated Law of Gravity:
We all are well familiar with the fact of objects falling on earth, which is known as Law of Gravity. Today, in modern times, the credit of discovering this law of gravity is given to Newton. However, hardly a few people know that discovery of gravity was first made by Indian saint Bhaskaracharya around 1200 years ago (Surya Siddhanta, dated 400-500 AD). Sir Isaac Newton rediscovered this phenomenon later in1687 AD and called it the Newton’s Law of Gravity.
Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Hindu astronomer Bhaskaracharya’s mathematical works called “Lilavati” and “Bijaganita” are considered to be unparalleled. In his treatise “Siddhant Shiromani” he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the “Surya Siddhant,” he makes a note on the force of gravity.
2. Aryabhatta who invented ZERO:
We can’t do mathematics without ‘0’ as it plays a crucial role in arithmetics. The master Astronomer and Mathematician ‘Aryabhatta’ contributed towards the invention of ‘0’ in ‘Aryabhatta’s Bhakshali’ manuscript and thus, zero came into existence.
3. Patanjali: Father of Yoga:
The Science of Yoga is one of the several unique contributions of India to the world. Our present generation is quite fond of fitness, and yoga is one of the famous physical activities among all. It is the method to discover peace and fitness all at the same time through yogic practices.
Acharya Patanjali prescribed the control of prana (life breath) as the means to control the body, mind, and soul. This subsequently rewards one with good health and inner happiness. His 84 yogic postures effectively enhance the efficiency of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems and many other organs of the body.
4. Saint Bharadwaj – Vymaanika Shaastra:
In modern times, the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. However, according to Hindu religious beliefs, Saint Bharadwaj had invented an equipment that could vanish the airplane, through his Vayushastras, He had also revealed the secrets of traveling from one planet to the other.
In 1875, the Vymaanika-Shaastra, a fourth century BC text written by Maharshi Bhardwaj, was discovered in a temple in India. The book dealt with the operation of ancient vimanas and included information on steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from storms and lightning, and how to switch the drive to solar energy, or some other “free energy” source. Vimanas were said to take off vertically or dirigible. Bharadwaj refers to no less than 70 authorities and 10 experts of air travel in antiquity.