Sunday, April 27, 2014

Know the Science of Lord Shiva worship

Know the science of Lord Shiva worship :

"Om Namah Shivaya"

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli
Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning: Oh, Lord Shiva, who is seated on Mount Kailas, whose forehead is decorated with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown, who is the Ocean of Mercy and the remover of delusion, You alone can protect me.
I surrender to thee.

1. Emitting waves of Knowledge, Devotion and renunciation
Predominantly 'sattva' waves of knowledge, 'raja' waves of devotion and 'tama' waves of Renunciation (Vairagya) are emitted by the 'Shivpindi'. During Mahashivratri, the emission increases by 30 percent.

2. Emission of subtle vibrations of chaitanya, bliss and peace
The 'Shivpindi' emits subtle vibrations of chaitanya, bliss and peace. During the Mahashivratri, the emission increases by 25 percent. This helps purify the subtle-body of one who worships the Shivpindi on this day. The 'sun' or the 'moon' channels in the body get activated as per necessity. The capacity to absorb the sattvaguna and chaitanya also increases. Due to the presence of the unmanifest Shiva principle in the Shivpindi and the vibrations of peace emitted, the Shivpindi remains cool and the mind too experiences peace. Worship of Shivpindi with devotion, activates the dormant Shiva principle. An offering of puffed rice and milk reaches Lord Shiva in the subtle form.

3. Receiving the 'tarak or marak tatva (element)' as required
There is a meeting of the evident and the unevident elements along with the 'tarak and marak tatva' in the Shivpindi. (Tarak = Saviour; Marak = Destroyer). That is how worshipers receive the required element. The temperature of the Shivpindi increases due to the emission of the marak tatva and there one experiences bliss. Similarly, when the tarak tatva is emitted, the temperature drops and one experiences peace and bliss.

Offerings made to Lord Shiva :

Bilvapatra :

It contains 2% Shiva tatva. By offering bilvapatra to the Shivpindi on Mahashivratri, the manifest Shiva tatva near the stalk of the bilvapatra gets activated. Due to this, waves of chaitanya as well as Shiva tatva are emitted by the bilvapatra. The bilvapatra attracts 20% of the Shiva tatva present in the Shivpindi towards itself.

Application of holy ash (Bhasma) :

Tripundra refers to the three horizontal stripes of holy ash applied to the forehead. These stripes symbolise spiritual knowledge, purity and penance, thus they represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva.

Ritualistic worship of the pindi :

Only cold water and bel is offered to Lord Shankar's pindi.

Circumambulation (pradakshina) :

When circum-ambulating one should begin from the left side and continue till the channel of the shalunka from where the water offered during the ritualistic bathing (abhishek) flows. The flow of a shalunka is not crossed because it affects the formation of semen and the five internal vital energies.

Chanting the Name of Lord Shiva or 'Om Namah Shivaya'

'Namaha Shivaya is Shiva's five-syllabled mantra. It means :

• na = Foremost deity of all the regions (lokas)

• ma = Bestower of supreme spiritual knowledge (gyan) & redeemer of the greatest of sins

• shi = Benevolent, serene and responsible for initiation by Lord Shiva

• va = Symbolic of a bull as the vehicle and Vasuki and Vamangi energy (shakti)

• ya = Auspicious abode of Supreme Bliss and Lord Shiva.

Om represents an unmanifest state beyond the 3 gunas (elements of sattva, raja & tama). We bow to Lord Shiva, from whom Om was created.

Floating Statues of Hindu Goddess Vajravarahi (Varahi) in Bhutan :

Secrets of Vedas were passed from one Sage to another. Some of the buddhist monks who lost shastragya (battle of divine wisdom) got reconverted to Hinduism and later revealed these secrets to their fellow buddhist monks.

Varahi is worshipped by all the three major schools of Hinduism: Shaktism (Goddess Worship); Shaivism (followers of the god Shiva); and Vaishnavism (Devotion to Vishnu).

She is usually worshipped at night, and according to secretive Vamamarga Tantric practices.

Floating statue temple located in Chumphu nye in Paro, with almost 24 hours journey from main city Thimphu. The temple is situated at top of the hill – true to the Vedic practice.

Taking photos of the statue is not allowed in the temple. So no photos are found, however hard you search in chronicles, research papers or internet. The picture of Hindu goddess Varahi devi who is prayed in the form of Vajravarahi devi in Bhutan is shown above.

The idol worshipers are directed to the shrine by the monk, the shutters are opened, as per account shared by worshippers, then the monk showing Goddess Vajravarahi’s statue says ” the statue is floating” and proves it by sliding a paper currency under the foot of the statue. The devotees get mesmerized on seeing this wonderful statue

Floating Statue of Konark Temple : Proof of Levitation in Ancient World In India

A temple constructed in the pyramidal style of Maya asura once had a huge capstone made from loadstone whilst another was said to be located underground which allowed the temples deity to float in the air.

Although damaged and missing its capstone the Sun temple at Konark temple still stands today.

Iron bands are incorporated with the courses of stone blocks which compose the temple wall as if to shape the magnetic lines of force created by the temples capstone.

The Uniqueness of the Sun Temple at Konark lies in the fact that it was built using the concept of magnets.

The peak of the temple was said to be a giant 52 ton magnet. The statue of the Sun inside the temple was said to be floating free in air based on the unique arrangements of the main magnet and the reinforced magnets around the temple walls.

Between every two stone pieces in the temple there lies an iron plate. The temple was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva-I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.

The invaders were awestruck when they saw the floating deity – little did they knew the divine secrets of great Vedic knowledge ancient Hindus ha

Father of Surgery : Sushrut

A Genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Bornto sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in 'Sushrut Samhita,' a unique encyclopedia of surgery.

He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe, Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations.

In the 'Sushrut Samhita' he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing.

Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark.

In the 'Sushrut Samhita,' and fibers of bark. In the 'Sushrut Samhita,' he details 300 types of operations.The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Significance of Havan (Homam) with Scientific experiments

#AIUFO - Hinduism- the oldest living religion in the world- strongly believes in eradicating inner as well as outer imperfections by destroying undesirable elements and enriching positive energies in the environment.

To attain the goal of energizing and protecting the inner self and environment, Hinduism has given a significant place to havan/ homam, which is said to be created by Lord Brahma for man’s livelihood & the attainment of his desires.

Havan is a sacred purifying ritual performed by Hindu pundits in temples, homes and working places by involving a sacred fire, Agni God because Hinduism is well aware of the fact that the Sun is the main source of energy and a fire is a representation of the Sun’s energy. As per ancient Hindu texts on havans, any offering to Fire (Agni God) is actually an offering to the Sun. Offerings such as ghee, rice, dry fruits, honey, herbs, wood etc are offered to the sacred fire while reciting Sanskrit mantras.

#Very_Important => Scientific Experiments with Agnihotra

Agnihotra Effect on Bacterial Population

A preliminary experiment was carried out to study the effect of Agnihotra on the bacterial population in a room where Agnihotra was performed. For this study, two rooms of equal dimensions (13¼’ x 8’ x 11’) were selected. In both rooms fire was prepared from dried cowdung cakes in copper pyramids and the basal reading of number of microorganisms in both the rooms was taken by exposing blood agar plates at four corners of the room for 10 minutes. This was done exactly half an hour before Agnihotra time. Agnihotra was performed exactly at sunset in one of the rooms. Bacterial counts were taken again in both the rooms in a similar manner at half hour intervals. Thus readings were taken in both the rooms up to two hours after performance of Agnihotra. It was quite interesting to note that microbial counts in the room where Agnihotra was performed were reduced by 91.4% whereas the room where only fire was generated did not show appreciable changes in the microbial counts. This leads one to think that it was the process of Agnihotra which was responsible for the reduction of bacterial counts and not the mere presence of fire.

Two other similar experiments revealed similar findings. The phenomenon could be explained by giving two reasons:

- Agnihotra fumes are rich in formaldehyde and other substances which have inhibitory effect on microorganisms.

- A phenomenon like smog formation and its diffusion in the upper strata might be a likely postulation.

In the regions of North and South poles, many times, carbon particles accumulate to form a layer called “smog”. When fire is lit the hot currents push the smog into the upper strata and it is diffused in such a way that the carbon particles are no longer harmful in the residual concentration. In the present study perhaps
Agnihotra fumes might have dissociated the microorganisms in such a way that the residual population was no more harmful and was well within tolerable limit to human beings.


Hari OM

Shiva Statue at CERN and LHC , Particle physics Lab in Switzerland

Shiva statue at CERN and the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN Particle Physics Lab in Switzerland.

The Dance of Shiva and Sub Atomic Particles

Lord Shiva veritably presided over the world’s largest experiment as scientists today sent the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at the CERN laboratory near Geneva in search of the 'God particle'.

Next to the 2 M. statue of the dancing Shiva or Nataraj at the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva is a plaque that explains the connection: "It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of" ... "Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics." Shiva may be the lord of destruction in Hindu mythology, but it's not the end of the world as some naysayers predicted about this big-bang experiment.

A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva's cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque:

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it "It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of."

"Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter," and that "For the modern physicists, then, Shiva's dance is the dance of subatomic matter."

"Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.

Particle Physics in Veda

It has become a tradition to believe that science originated in the Greek con-federation. Not only this, they take Dalton as the pioneer. The great Indian sages working scientifically and logically awakened their rtambhara prajHd (purest intellect). not only to propound the philosophy about the self, but also to prescribe the proper technology to achieve the desired aim. In this pursuit, they did not ignore the study of the world of outside, but their enquiries were confined to the fields which helped them to understand self.

Maharshi Kanada (महर्षि कणाद) is associated with the atomic theory.

The smallest state of matter is Parmanu (atom) and the largest state is called ‘mahat‘ (self sense). So he considered atom to be indivi¬sible, a point source, without magnitude, a concept nearer the Boyles’ concept. It has potentialities which come into play when it is combined with others. Before be-coming manifest in the form of matter, atoms make primary combinations to make diads and triads.

Maharshi Charaka (महर्षि चरक) postulated that ”atom is the smallest particle of matter and air and action (energy) are responsible for the combination and separation of atoms”.

Ashtanga Sharira believes that active air is responsible for the combination and separation of atoms. On breaking the matter it goes on breaking into smaller particles until we reach a point where further sub-division is not possible. Such state is known as the atomic state. Nyayas believes that the atoms of earth, water, fire and air are different from one another. They are spherical in natures. Since they have a shape, they can combine with other atoms around’ them.


[Dalton's atomic theory states that matter consists ultimately of indivisible, discrete particles (atoms), and the atoms of the same element are identical. Chemical action takes place as a result of attractions between these atoms, which combine in simple proportions ]

Vaisesika takes atom as the cause, but Vyas considers atoms to be action and as such believes that they can be further sub-divided, a concept which is much nearer the modern concept of atom.

Some Buddhist thinkers conceive of atom as the minutest particle capable of occupying space (Van der Waal’s concept). According to them it also remains for the minutest duration of time, coming into being and vanishing almost in an instant only to be succeeded by another atom caused by the first. This concept resembles Planck’s quantum theory.

Buddhists and Ajivikas believe that in normal condition, no atom exists by itself; rather they exist in a variety of combinations Samghata or Kalapa.

Every unit of combination contains one atom of all the four types of elements (they do not take “Akasha” as an element) and obtains its character from the predominance of an elemental character. This accounts for the fact that matter shows characteristics of more than one element. Thus, wax may melt and also burn, because it is a samghata of elements of water and fire. The elements cohere in a samghata by virtue of the atoms of water acting as an adhesive.

According to Jain concept of pudgal (matter) ” many atoms combine together to make a skanda (compound) which is matter joined together. The attributes of each atom when combined together go to make the attributes of the compound. These pudgal (atoms) are called skanda (compound) as long as they are held together by their binding power. The composition and the distribution of these skandas depend on their binding power and power of differentiation (bheda Sakti) which are of six types, viz, gross, grosser, very gross, subtle, subtler and very subtle. These atoms are perennial, but still they can be created and consumed”.

Very gross (Ati-Sthula: अति स्थूल): – Those substances that do not recombine by themselves after separation, e.g. wood, stone.

Gross (sthula: स्थूल) — Those substances that recombine after separation, e.g. water, milk, oil, etc.

Gross-subtle (sthula-sukshma: स्थूल-सुक्ष्म) – Those that appear to be gross but cannot be held, e.g. shadow, darkness.

Subtle-subtle (sukshma-sukshma: सुक्ष्म-सुक्ष्म) — Those which are subtle but appear to be gross, e.g. taste, smell, touch, etc.

Subtle (sukshma: सुक्ष्म) — lose that cannot be felt by the body, e.g. karma.

Very subtle (ati-sukshma: अति-सुक्ष्म) – Those that are smaller than karma vary minute aggregate (dusnuk skandha).


The Greek philosopher Democritus developed a concept of atom which was later revised by Dalton in 1803 to account for the observation that elements combine in certain definite proportions by weight. The Daltonian atom was very much different from the version of Democritus, but essentially the same as that developed by Kanada in India in 600 B.C. From the writings of the first European Greek Hesiod about the evolution of earth, it appears that even in the ninth century B.c. Greek thoughts were very much in line with those in India.

Wicken writes that “The science never got any final answer for what matter is” but proceeds through a tension of empirical facts and theoretical concept to pro – gressively more powerful and general ways of explaining its behaviour.”

An answer to all these questions was given by the Vedas long back.

Life, Matter and Universe :

In recent years scientists of many disciplines have devoted considerable attention to the study of the relation of life with matter Virtually all these studies are based on the assumption that life is a manifestation of matter. These scientists postulated a primordial chemical soup of small and simple molecules and they imagined that in the course of time under the influence of chance and mechanical laws, life generated itself from the atoms and molecules.

Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton were pioneers in the study of gross material phenomena, such as planetary motions. Among the more enthusiastic ones, the French scientist Pierre de Laplace believed that the universe was made of atomic particles.

He claimed that for a given position and velocity of these particles, he could at least in principle calculate the entire past and future of the universe. To under-stand all the natural phenomena and the relationships existing between life, matter and universe a scientist should involve himself in nothing but a study of the simple pushes and pulls between particles. One might well wonder whether mere pushes and pulls can be solely responsible for all the diverse aspects of the world and ourselves that we experience in Iife.

Atomic Structure:

The Vedic seers tried to symbolise the various attributes of matter in terms of individuals, e.g. heat, energy and radiations represented by Agni, light by Surya, lightning by Apsara, electricity by Indra, etc. Satapatha, Susruta, Taittiriya and other treatise, visualised the whole world as composed of two basic elements, viz. Agni and Some. These were represented by different names as the two Asvins. Mitta and Varuna, Ravi and Prana, Brahma and Ksatra, the horses of Indra and Aditi. This thought became so much prevalent in ancient India that it was mentioned in later Sanskrit books of secterian type.

The attributes of Asvins which pervade everything are given as rasa and jyoti which are again identical with Agni and Soma. They are described as carry {possessing different and opposite characters), sakhya (friends of having attraction for each other) and ultimate elements of the world.

Similarly, Mitra and Varuna - Brahma and Ksatra,Rayi and Prana are identical with Soma and Agni. Aditi is identical with matter and its two-fold character suggests that it is composed of only two basic elements. Soma has come out of Aditi(matter).

The dual character of matter in later times assumed the character of good or evil. Day and night and was symbolised by sun and moon which in their turn are again Agni and Soma.Agni and Soma are related to the two horses of Indra and their power.

Electricity is identified with Indra. Nighunta has given vidyut (electricity), thunderbolt, Pani and Kulisa as the names of indra’s weapons which are all identical with electricity.

It is apparent from the above that the two basic elements of matter are the two types of electrical chargesls which are opposite in character, but attract each other.

Rig Veda uses pariyaman (going round according to Sayana : सायणाचार्य) for Indra, which means that the charge in moving around in space like planets and sun.

Words like Samyuja and sankyuja (well joined and joined together) indicate that it refers to modern proton cemented to the nucleus. Mitra and Varuna and As’vins are related to north and south,

Atharva Veda states that Agni is related to north (positive) and Soma to south (negative), North is magnetic, warm, positive and masculine. It attracts electricity from south. South is electrical, cold, negative and feminine. External is negative and internal is positive. South is most negative, but north is most positive. The unit of positive eiectricity is more massive than the unit of negative electricity.

Rudra is the god of electricity. It is known as the father of maricis, which are also known as maruts. They are known to be electrical in nature and produce magnetic field in the north-east direction.

All that has been said can be summarized as follows:

1. The ultimate particle of matter is composed of two basic elements.

2. Each of these elements is electrical in nature.

3. The two types of electricity have opposite character, but they attract each other.

4. Electricity is positive and negative.

5. The unit of negative electricity is much lighter than the unit of positive electricity.

6. The lighter negative charge goes around the positive charge like planets or the solar system.

7. The negative charge produces magnetism when going around the positive charge.


It is clear from the above presentation that thinkers in India as far back as the Vedic era had gained clear insight into such complex problems as the nature and structure of matter, atomic structures and relationship between fife and matter.

The hypotheses propounded by sages of Vedic. Buddhist and Jain periods regarding elements, atomic structure, energy and related aspects are seen to align closely with those put forth in western countries by various thinkers of modern times.