An attempt to depict the creative activities of Prajapati; a steel engraving from the 1850's, with modern hand coloring
Source: ebay, Dec. 2006
"Hiranya Garbha," literally, "golden womb," the cosmic egg of the Vedas; a modern Madhubani version by Vidya Devi and Dhirendra Jha
(downloaded Apr. 2006)
"Vedic Physics: Scientific Origin of Hinduism"
(downloaded Nov. 1999)
Vedic Physics: Scientific Origin of Hinduism, by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ph.D. (Golden Egg Publishing, 1999).
From the amazon.com website:
From the Author: "I have always been fascinated by Hindu mythology. At the same time I have always wondered about the scientific information behind the stories found in our scriptures. While reading Rigveda it became clear to me that there is a code behind the apparent meaning of Rigveda. Rigveda is full of verses that seem like puzzles. Simply put, they do not make sense at all. It describes cows as having eight ears, horses as having horns, and so on. With my background of modern science I was able to get a glimpse of what Vedas are really about. After several years of painstaking research, I have compiled the proof to show that Rigveda is in fact a book of long forgotten science, a science so advanced that it is going to mesmerize you."
About the Author: Dr. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is an engineer and scientist by profession. He obtained M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA and is currently working as a Research Scientist.
Excerpt from the book: "Sanskrit is a beautiful language. Each word in Sanskrit tells its meaning itself. Each word has been thought carefully. Sanskrit is not a product of evolution from an earlier language. It has been designed to be what it is. When Vedic sages coded the knowledge of particle physics and cosmology, they were well aware of the possibility that one day the code may be lost due to the decline of their civilization. Therefore they chose the words very carefully to provide vital clues about the code. In this book we will dissect each word, go to its roots, and discover the lost Vedic science."
Reviews by two (controversial) supporters:
"The Vedas have always been lauded as containing the secrets of cosmogenesis. Raja Roy in his remarkable book shows how this is true not only from the yogic vision but according to the latest insights of modern physics. The book takes the reader on a vast panoramic journey through the universe of matter, mind and human history as well." --David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), Director, American Institute of Vedic Studies
"Roy presents a new framework for the understanding of the Vedic hymns from the point of view of physics and then he draws parallels with recent theories on the nature of the universe. We celebrate the new path he has hewn through the bush of old scholarship." --Professor Subhash Kak, Louisiana State University
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