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Vedic View of the Earth

A Geological Insight into the Vedas by: S.R.N. Murthy

Dr. Murthy marshals the whole extent of geological data from the Vedic/post-Vedic literatures and even later works like Varahamihira’s Brhatsamhita to highlight the Vedic world-view of the earth, particularly the Vedic theory on Earth science.

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ISBN: 9788124600917
Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 2nd
Pages : xxvi, 306
Bibliographic Details : 12 Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 550

Overview

Vedas are indisputably the oldest of mankind’s documents. Which not just magnificently articulate the early civilized man’s wonderment about the cosmos and his yearnings for the divine, but also unfold the foundations of many ancient sciences, like mathematics, astronomy, alchemy, metallurgy, botany and medicine. This book, however, is the first ever effort to show how Vedas embody the earliest discourses on the earth and the earth-related phenomena. Combining in him the acumen of a professional earthscientist and a highly proficient Sanskritist, Dr. Murthy marshals the whole extent of geological data from the Vedic/post-Vedic literatures, and even some of the later works, like Varahmihira’s Brihatsamhita (of the 5th century ad) — in his thematic effort to highlight the Vedic worldview of the earth and, importantly, how it almost approximates the projections of modern earthscience. Developed from over three decades of Dr. Murthy’s researches in ancient Sanskrit literature, the study employs contemporary scientific idiom to describe Vedic perception of the earth, its origin, shape, dimensions, constitution, movements, quakes/tremors, and its position vis-a-vis the solar system, stars and ethereal space. Also including, contextually, the Vedic idea of heliocentricity, the book puts forth the Veda-based methods for deciphering/predicting deep-focus earthquakes — for future research and investigation. Together with a glossary of Sanskrit terms and relevant bibliographic references, this geological perspective on the Vedas will fascinate scholars, specialists and discerning readers alike.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction

PART I
THEORETICAL OBSERVATIONS
1. Bhu Mandala
Subject-Matter of the Vedic Literature
Geological Aspects of Hindu Religion
2. Graha Mandala
The Grahas
Graha-Yajna
Prakashaka Grahas
Aprakashaka Grahas
3. Nakshatra Mandala
Ashvini
Bharani
Krittika
Rohini
Mrigashira
Ardra
Punarvasu
Pushya
Ashlesha
Magha
Purvaphalguni
Uttaraphalguni
Hasta
Citra
Swati
Vishakha
Anuradha
Jyeshtha
Mula
Purvashadha
Uttarashadha
Shravana
Dhanishtha
Shatabhisha
Purvabhadra
Uttarabhadra
Revati
PART II
APPLICATION
4. Formulation of the Theory of the Earth
The Concept of the Divine Earth
Earth’s Electric Fieldas Noted in the Indra Suktas
The Geothermal Field as Noted in the Agni Suktas
The Hydrosphere as Described in the Ap Suktas
The Atmosphere as Noted in the Vayu Suktas
The Luni-Solar Calendar of the Earth
Formulation of the Theory of the Earth
5. The ‘Vedic Theory of the Earth’ in Practice
The Formation of Luminaries, Planets and Nodes
Age of the Earth
Shape of the Earth
Dimensions of the Earth
Constitution of the Earth
Movements of the Earth
The Earthquakes
6. Resume
Figures
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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S.R.N. Murthy, Ph.D, F.G.S (Indology), is a professionally trained earthscientist and Sanskrit scholar, whose research concerns have, for over three decades, focussed on the revival of ancient Indian sciences/concepts: in modern scientific language. And, resultantly, has produced books, like The Integrated Theory of the Earth and Geophilosophical Aspects of the Rigveda; besides Ancient Indian Theories of the Earth, comprising a series of his lectures delivered at the Centre of Advanced Studies in Sanskrit, University of Poona, Pune. Dr. Murthy retired as Director from the Geological Survey of India.
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