Vedic View of the Ea...
Vedic View of the EarthA 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 Varahamihiras Brhatsamhita to highlight the Vedic world-view of the earth, particularly the Vedic theory on Earth science.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : xxvi, 306
Bibliographic Details : 12 Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Vedas are indisputably the oldest of mankinds documents. Which not just magnificently articulate the early civilized mans 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 Varahmihiras 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. Murthys 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.
1. Bhu Mandala
Subject-Matter of the Vedic Literature
Geological Aspects of Hindu Religion
2. Graha Mandala
3. Nakshatra Mandala
4. Formulation of the Theory of the Earth
The Concept of the Divine Earth
Earths 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