Rishi Agastya Father of Portable Electricity and Battery
The basic method of generating portable electricity is based on the ancient principles of Rishi Agastya. Electricity was known to Hindus of Bharat thousands of years ago, when rest of the world was ignorant about the concept of generating electricity.
The science is timeless and legacy was passed on from the Bhagwan and his deities to Rishis of Bharat.
Enormous amount of exchange of energy, fire and electricity happened whenever war was fought in ancient India.
The major weapons and the destruction they caused can be seen below:
Brahmastra, described in a number of the Puranas, it is considered as the deadliest weapon. When the Brahmastra is discharged, there is neither a counterattack nor a defense that can stop it.
Narayanastra, the fire missile of Bhagwan Vishnu in his Narayan avatar.
Sudarshana Chakra, a fast spinning disc weapon of Bhagwan Vishnu which generates huge amount of energy as it moves.
Thunderbolt, energy of electric lightning plays important part in many wars, often as the weapon of a sky god and weather god.
Vajra, the electric shock generator, lightning bolts of Indra.
Agneyastra, the god of fire Agni possess a weapon that would discharge and emit flames inextinguishable through normal means.
Based on knowledge Rishi Agastya possessed from deities, he formulated several theories to generate clean energy thereby providing electricity with natural resources.
Modern battery cell exactly follows Agastya’s method of generating electricity.
For generating electricity, Rishi Agastya used the following materials:
1. One earthen pot
2. Copper plate
3. Copper sulphate
4. Wet saw dust (separator)
5. Zinc amalgam
Now let us check the modern method which is purely based on ancient Hindu principle of portable formation of electricity of Rishi Agastya. A resilient plastic container (RA pot) is used to place the materials used to generating electricity. Lead (RA copper plates) is used for making positive and negative internal plates. Both these plates need to be separated while making connection possible at the same time. So plate separators (RA wet saw dust) made of porous synthetic material. The connection is made with electrolyte, a dilute solution made up of sulfuric acid and water (RA zinc amalgam, sulphate).
When you check the Rasayan scripts of Agastya Samhita, which was composed by Rishi Agastya, tens of thousands of years ago according to Hindus but 15000 BCE according to western historians, you will find that modern science took leaves from the theories explained by the Rishi on the formation of electricity.
Rishi Agastya is considered as the father of science, traditional medicine among many other streams of knowledge. In his book, he gave the description of, and instructions for, the creation of medicines for many types of fevers, cancer, treatments for impotence, abdominal problems, brain and eye problems, bone problems, etc. The great Rishi also highlighted the importance of using chemical compounds in different combinations for the benefit of mankind.
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Birth and Background of Rishi Agastya
Ikshhwaku was a famous king in the solar-lineage (Suryavanshi) of kings. His son was Nimi. After he became king he wanted to performa yagna. Rishi Vashishta was the royal priest so the king requested him to perform the yagna. Vasishta had already promised Devendra (King Indra) to help him in performing a yagna in heaven at the same time. Vasishta could not agree to help Nimi and he said,”I will come and perform the duty of a ritwik after I return from Devendra’s yajna.” The king was not happy with the response. He returned to the palace without uttering a word. The king in the meantime got the yajna performed with the help of Rishi Shathanand, the son of Rishi Gowtham by the time Vasishta returned from heaven. On his return Rishi Vasishta came to meet the king. Vasishta was made to wait as the king did not know about the Rishi’s arrival and he was in deep sleep.
Vasishta got angry on the king for his behavior. In a fit of rage, he thought,”Nimi being a powerful king is proud. After performing the yagna he has become very arrogant. He seemed to have forgotten politeness and respect for elders. He did not even received me. Let such an arrogant king die.” He cursed him.
The king came to know about Vasishta’s curse. He was sure that he was going to die soon as a result of the Rishi’s curse. He was very sad. Nimi was also a great tapasvi and he had power to curse others. He decided to retaliate. He thought “Vasishta cursed without my fault, knowing that I was asleep.” Therefore, Vasishta, you are also going to die soon. Nimi died immediately. Vasishta came to know that he was cursed by the king. Vasishta was immortal and pure, he left earth and assumed a body of divine light while going to Brahmalok.
He met Brahma and told him the details of his encounter with king Nimi and what followed, Brahma said,”O great Brahmarshi, I know everything. A lot of work has got to be done by you and you are the Sutradhaar of a number of things to be done in the world. Therefore you have to get a new body with the help of Mithra-Varun and return to the world and resume the work assigned to you.”
Brahma’s order was carried out. Through Mithra and Varun two Maharishis were born. First came Maharishi Agastya. Then came Vasishta who knew the secrets of the Vedas. As Vasishta was born after Agastya, Vasishta came to be considered younger to Agastya. Agastya did not need to learn the vedas and other subjects through someone. He knew everything by birth. He was an expert in the use of weapons. He became very famous. Rishi Agnivesha was the disciple of Agastya. Agnivesha was the teacher of Dronacharya.
Ancient Bharat consumed solar energy without harming nature and mother earth to fulfill the requirement of energy for daily usage.
The birth of Agastya was due to Solar energy (Sun god) and Aditya deities. Aditya deities are different forms of Bhagwan Vishnu in the avatar of the Sun-God. Mithra and Varun are Aditya deities.
Rishi Agastya clearly explained that electricity is present in the natural resources of earth including human body.
Rishi Agastya’s Science of Electricity Rediscovered Recently
Rao Saheb Krishnaji Vajhe had passed the engineering exam in 1891 from Pune. While looking for scriptures related to science, he found a few pages of the Agastya Samhita with Damodar Tryambak Joshi of Ujjain. These belonged to around Shaka Samvat 1550. Later on, after reading the said description in the pages of the Samhita, Dr. M.C. Sahastrabuddhe, the Head of the Sanskrit Department in Nagpur felt that the description was very similar to that of Daniel Cell. So he gave it to P.P. Hole, the Professor of Engineering at Nagpur, with a request to investigate.
Agastya’s sources were as follows:
Rishi Agastya on portable electricity
Sansthapya Mrinmaya Patre
संस्थाप्य मृण्मये पात्रे ताम्रपत्रं सुसंस्कृतम्।
छादयेच्छिखिग्रीवेन चार्दाभि: काष्ठापांसुभि:॥
दस्तालोष्टो निधात्वय: पारदाच्छादितस्तत:।
संयोगाज्जायते तेजो मित्रावरुणसंज्ञितम्॥
भावार्थ: एक मिट्टी का बर्तन लें, उसमें अच्छी प्रकार से साफ किया गया ताम्रपत्र और शिखिग्रीवा (मोर के गर्दन जैसा पदार्थ अर्थात् कॉपरसल्फेट) डालें। फिर उस बर्तन को लकड़ी के गीले बुरादे से भर दें। उसके बाद लकड़ी के गीले बुरादे के ऊपर पारा से आच्छादित दस्त लोष्ट (mercury-amalgamated zinc sheet) रखे। इस प्रकार दोनों के संयोग से अर्थात् तारों के द्वारा जोड़ने पर मित्रावरुणशक्ति की उत्पत्ति होगी।
English: “Take an earthen pot, place a copper sheet, and put the shikhigreeva in it. Then, smear it with wet sawdust, mercury and zinc. Then, if you join the wires, it will give rise to Mitravarunashakti.”
When Mr. Hole an his friend started preparing the apparatus on the basis of the above description, they could understand all the things except shikhigreeva. On checking the Sanskrit dictionary, they understood that it meant the neck of a peacock. So, he and his friend went to Maharaj Bagh and asked the chief when a peacock would die in his zoo. This angered the gentleman. Then they told him that they needed its neck for an experiment. The gentleman asked them to give in an application. Later, when during a conversation, they narrated this to an Ayurveda expert, he burst out laughing and said that here it did not mean the neck of a peacock, but a substance of that colour, that is copper sulphate. This solved the problem. Thus, a cell was formed and measured with a digital multimeter. It had an open circuit voltage of 1.38 volts and short circuit current of 23 milli amperes.
The information that the experiment was successful was conveyed to Dr. M.C. Sahastryabuddhe. This cell was exhibited on August 7, 1990 before the scholars of the fourth general meeting at the Swadeshi Vigyan Sanshodhan Sanstha, Nagpur. It was then realised that the description was of the electric cell.
They investigated as to what the context was and it was realized that Sage Agastya had said many things before this.
Rishi Agastya on constructing battery
Anen Jalbhangosti Prano Daneshu
अनेन जलभंगोस्ति प्राणो दानेषु वायुषु।
एवं शतानां कुंभानांसंयोगकार्यकृत्स्मृत:॥
भावार्थ: सौ कुम्भों (अर्थात् उपरोक्त प्रकार से बने तथा श्रृंखला में जोड़े ग! सौ सेलों) की शक्ति का पानी में प्रयोग करने पर पानी अपना रूप बदल कर प्राण वायु (ऑक्सीजन) और उदान वायु (हाइड्रोजन) में परिवर्तित हो जाएगा।
English: He says that if we use the power of 100 earthen pots on water, then water will change its form into life-giving oxygen and floating hydrogen.
Rishi Agastya on aerodynamics
(Agastya Samhita-Shilp Shastra)
वायुबन्धकवस्त्रेण निबद्धो यानमस्तके उदान स्वलघुत्वे बिभर्त्याकाशयानकम्।
(अगस्त्य संहिता शिल्प शास्त्र)
भावार्थ: उदान वायु (हाइड्रोजन) को बन्धक वस्त्र (air tight cloth) द्वारा निबद्ध किया जाए तो वह विमान विद्या (aerodynamics) के लिए प्रयुक्त किया जा सकता है।
स्पष्ट है कि यह आज के विद्युत बैटरी का सूत्र (Formula for Electric battery) ही है। साथ ही यह प्राचीन भारत में विमान विद्या होने की भी पुष्टि करता है।
If hydrogen is contained in an air tight cloth, it can be used in aerodynamics, i.e. it will fly in air.
The sutra given here is formula to construct aerodynamic battery.
The above formula also asserts the fact that ancient Bharat already knew technology to fly aeroplanes (Vimaan).
Shukra Niti of Rishi Agastya
भावार्थ: शुक्र नीति के अनुसार आज के इलेक्ट्रोप्लेटिंग के लिए “कृत्रिमस्वर्णरजतलेपः” शब्द का प्रयोग करते हुए इसे “सत्कृति” नाम नाम दिया गया है।
A layer of polish of artificial gold or silver is called satkriti (good deed.)
Aachhadyati Tattamram Swarnen
आच्छादयति तत्ताम्रं स्वर्णेन रजतेन वा।
सुवर्णलिप्तं तत्ताम्रं शातकुंभमिति स्मृतम्॥
भावार्थ: लोहे के पात्र में रखे गए सुशक्त जल (तेजाब का घोल) का सानिध्य पाते ही यवक्षार (सोने या चांदी का नाइट्रेट) ताम्र को स्वर्ण या रजत से आच्छादित कर देता है। स्वर्ण से लिप्त उस ताम्र को शातकुंभ स्वर्ण कहा जाता है।
English: In an iron vessel and in a strong acidic medium, gold or silver nitrate covers copper with a layer of gold or silver. The copper that is covered by gold is called shatakumbha or artificial gold.
Rao Saheb Vajhe, who spent his life in rummaging the ancient Bharat scientific scriptures, and discovering various experiments, gave different names to electricity on the basis of the Agastya Samhita and other scriptures and that electricity is created in different ways.
Ancient Vedic technologists produced six kinds of electricity:
1. Tadit – lightning created by friction of silken cloth
2. Saudamini – electricity created from friction of gems or glasses
3. Vidyut – electricity created by clouds or steam
4. Shatakoti or Shatakumbhi – electricity created by 100 cells or pots
5. Hridani – stored or assimilated electricity, a storage cell for travel
6. Ashani – emanating from magnetic bar
Agastya Samhita also contains an account of using electricity for electroplating ages back when west were residing in caves. He also discovered a way to polish gold, silver, and copper with a battery. Due to past history as discussed above, Rishi Agastya is also called one who is `Battery Born’.
Process of electroplating is explained in simplified manner, however not just these but there are multiple processes and sources with the help of which electricity and energy is generated.
After deeply researching Agastya Samhita and interacting with Sanskrit scholars and Sages for years, David Hatcher Childress author of Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients said “In the temple of Trivendrum, Travancore, the Reverned S. Mateer of the London Protestant Mission saw ‘a great lamp which was lit over one hundred and twenty years ago’, in a deep well in side the temple….It is possible due to Agastya Samhita….On the background of the Agastya Samhita text’s giving precise directions for constructing electrical batteries, this speculation is not extravagant.”