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5 Lost Ancient Indian Technologies

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Indian civilization is among the oldest civilization in the world. In recent times India is developing at a very fast pace. About 80% of the population of India is Hindu and those who believe in Hinduism believe that their Gods and Goddesses were not just some humans living in ancient times, but they are extraterrestrial powerful beings. And they come from time to time in our world to shape our civilization. Indian civilization has a documented history of more than 5000 years. The sacred ancient texts and manuscripts as well as other books point out that in ancient times, Indian civilization was a technologically advanced civilization. Today I am gonna tell you about many lost ancient Indian technologies.

Surang Tila Mandir Sirpur

Sirpur Temple
Surang Tila Temple

This temple was built in the seventh century AD and it has been recently discovered. In a tremendous earthquake in the 11th century AD, this temple got buried under the land. But despite this, a large part of it still remains. According to the archaeologists, an advanced technique was used to build it, which was called Ayurvedic or Vedic construction. They built this temple using ancient science and techniques written in the Vedic scripts. Although a very large part of it has been rebuilt, Even today the stones and artifacts associated with Ayurvedic work can be seen here.

The modern buildings constructed using cement usually last till 70 to 80 years.
But the constructions of Ayurvedic work is the same as after 1600 years. It is found that the ancient ayurvedic mixture used to bind the rocks was 20 times stronger than the concrete mixture we use today. The complete details of making this Ayurvedic mixture are found in the ancient Indian script Mayamatam. Even in that era, many anti-earthquake techniques were used in the Surang Tila temple. Inside the temple, there were about 80 feet long estuaries at many places, which makes such air pockets that decrease the impact of earthquakes.

Indus Valley North-west India ( Now Pakistan)

Indus valley history
Indus Valley Civilization

Indus valley, June 2011 fossil scientists found a 4300-year-old skull, That skull has many holes in it when it was examined, the results were shocking. The investigation revealed that the skull of that person had brain surgery and the operation was also successful because they also had traces of healing of wounds in it. Vedic scholars believed that ancient Hindus used to do brain surgeries and their medical treatment techniques were quite advanced at that time.

All this ancient Indian medical knowledge is written about 2800 years ago in a book called Sushruta Samhita. This book contains methods of the treatment of more than 11000 diseases. It contains information about more than 700 medicinal plants, 64 mineral elements with medicinal properties, and has information about 57 medicines made from animals. Sushruta (The writer of the book) is considered the ‘Father of Plastic Surgery.’ He lived in India somewhere between 1000 and 800 BC,
This ancient system of medicine in Ayurveda considered to be the oldest medical science in the world, with detailed treatment information.

Ancient aircraft technology

Ancient Indian Aircraft
Vimanas

Mumbai University, India. In January 2015, the Indian Science Congress had held a discussion with the top engineers on ancient Indian aerospace science. They debated about India’s ancient text Vaimanika Sastra (the science of aeronautics). It has detailed documentation of ancient Indian aerospace technology and also has methods to build many kinds of aircraft. In 1895 eight years before the flight tests conducted by the Wright brothers, Indian technical instructor Shivkar Bapuji Talpade had conducted an unmanned flight test of an aircraft.

Aircraft was tested in front of hundreds of witnesses on Mumbai’s beach which had flown up to the height of 1500 feet. He took his inspiration from ancient Vimanas (Aircrafts). He made that aircraft the from technology mentioned in the ancient texts. In 2017 Kavya Vaddadi an aircraft design engineer was able to recreate a digital 3d model of an ancient Vimana (Ancient Indian Aircraft) as mentioned in the old texts. At the University of California, That 3D model has tested in a Wind Tunnel and the results of this aircraft came as a surprise, It showed a positive result just like the airframe of an aircraft would.

Ancient Nuclear Technology

Nuclear explosion
Ancient Nuclear Technology

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an important part of an ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. Bhagavad Gita has 18 chapters and it has some hidden secrets about ancient nuclear science. It is believed that Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb” Was inspired by Indian texts while developing the first Nuclear weapon. He was very good at the Sanskrit language and he used to read the Bhagavad Gita.

In 1992 in Thar Desert India when excavations were being done to build houses there, the engineers took soil samples from there and they got a thick layer of radioactive ashes under the soil when it was investigated they found that That thick layer extends over 7 square km. That layers of ashes were 8000 to 12000 years old, It is believed that there was a nuclear explosion happened in ancient times. Hindu scriptures mention a weapon of Brahma, whose name was Brahmastra. It is believed that Brahmastra was a very powerful weapon just like a Nuclear weapon. It was used to completely wipe-out the opponent’s Army and could also be used as a deterrent. Even nowadays countries use nuclear weapons as a deterrent. Was radioactive ash found in the desert is proof that ancient India had nuclear weapons like weapons too?

Undiscovered Ancient Texts

Shushrut Samhita
Plastic surgery in Ancient India

New Delhi, India! scholars in the National Mission of Manuscript want to preserve more than 4 million ancient scripts which are considered very rare documentation of ancient times. These ancient articles were related to different topics such as ancient Technologies. Many of them were written on Bhojpatra which are hidden in many places around the world. You will be surprised to know that only 10 percent of these scripts were printed and conserved.

Many scripts had lost and writings on it were faded with time. Wonder What information did they have we will never get to know. Just imagine if we had all those ancient knowledge. We need to conserve those scripts, after all, they tell us about our history.

I personally believe that there were many advanced civilizations in ancient times whose traces were lost with time. Manuscripts and texts were written in ancient Sanskrit language and these texts do not just lecture mythology but these texts tell about India’s ancient knowledge of architecture, crafts, science, technology, economics, and medical advancements. All these scripts were misinterpreted as fiction, but they hold some sorts of reality in themselves which we are still ignoring.

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