Rishi Agastya inventor of electricity, battery and cells

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).

Rishi Agastya battery and electricity of Agastya Samhita

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.

Agastya Invented Battery, Portable Electricity and Cells

Rishi Agastya: Birth and Background

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.

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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.

Agastya son of Mithtra Varun - Aditya Deities

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 Science of Electricity

Rishi Agastya Was Master of Vedas and Samhitas

Rishi Agastya’s Science of Electricity, Battery 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.

Ancient Hindu Indian’s Portable Electricity

Agastya’s sources were as follows:

Rishi Agastya on portable electricity

Sansthapya Mrinmaya Patre

Tamrapatram Susanskritam

Chhadyechhikhigriven Chardrarbhih


Dastaloshto Nidhatavyah


Sanyogajjayte Tejo


(Agastya Samhita)

संस्थाप्य मृण्मये पात्रे ताम्रपत्रं सुसंस्कृतम्‌।
छादयेच्छिखिग्रीवेन चार्दाभि: काष्ठापांसुभि:॥
दस्तालोष्टो निधात्वय: पारदाच्छादितस्तत:।
संयोगाज्जायते तेजो मित्रावरुणसंज्ञितम्‌॥

(अगस्त्य संहिता)

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।

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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.

Rishi Agastya father of Electricity

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


Evam Shatanam


(Agastya Samhita)

अनेन जलभंगोस्ति प्राणो दानेषु वायुषु।
एवं शतानां कुंभानांसंयोगकार्यकृत्स्मृत:॥

(अगस्त्य संहिता)

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

Vayubandhakvastren Nibaddho


Udanah Swalaghutve


(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



(Shukra Niti)

कृत्रिमस्वर्णरजतलेप: सत्कृतिरुच्यते

(शुक्र नीति)

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

Rajten Va

Suvarnliptam Tattamram

Shatkumbhmiti Smritam.

(Agastya Samhita)

यवक्षारमयोधानौ सुशक्तजलसन्निधो॥
आच्छादयति तत्ताम्रं स्वर्णेन रजतेन वा।
सुवर्णलिप्तं तत्ताम्रं शातकुंभमिति स्मृतम्‌॥

(अगस्त्य संहिता)

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।

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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

Ancient India battery - Rishi Agastya cell

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.”

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  • Hello,

    Any article on Vedas reference to Sound and Light being used differently ?


  • Thales in 500 BC discovered static electricity. Robert William Doyle publishes a book in 1675 and Benjamin Franklin’s expt in 1752 were not in 19th and 20th century. And till that time they even hadn’t read any of the scriptures.
    What was it’s process of extraction from the ore..!? And when was it first discovered ( extraction process)
    The zinc got recognized in its own right in 1374 ad India.
    It was mined and smelted earlier 9th c BC which is much after than Rishi’s existence.
    Btw you haven’t given when the cell was invented. Was it invented after 1374 coz scripture suggests so…!?

    • © HariBhakt says:

      No proof you have.
      You have objections and hatred as the source is cited from Sanatan Hindu texts.
      It was invented by Vedic Hindu Rishi.
      You keep ranting about manmade abrahamic cult to boast your ego.
      Keep your inferiority complex with yourself.
      Show proof in Bible or Quran with reference verses or SHUT UP and do not visit this site again.
      You keep calling fake books as holy books that mention:
      KILLING INFIDELS/KAFIRS IS ACCEPTED BY DEVIL (so called god in abrahamic books),

      Jai Shree Krishn
      Har Har Mahadev

  • By the way, Agasthya never wore ‘naama’ as depicted by Vaishnavites. You must be
    careful and not misrepresent.

    • © HariBhakt says:

      Pl share relevant reference.

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  • उमेश भरतीय says:

    मै CHEMISTRY का विद्यार्थी हूँ मुझे अगस्तास्य संहिता ग्रंथ चाहिए !
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  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother…..what happened to your haribhakt….there was no response for emails and commands…….and no new post for 3 months……..

  • What astras are is a fascinating topic.
    Thank you for your thoughts.

    There was at least one instance of the Brahmaastra being countered, by the exact same astra, in a duel between Drona and Yudhishtira.

    I also wondered why only the common soldiers were killed by astras, but not the princes, who had trained with another great warrior or Rishi. Did they build up immunity to whatever lethal powers the astra possessed?
    (The exception is when Indrajit mortally wounded Lakshman with a Brahmaastra. I wondered if Indrajit used a contaminated astra with poisons from Lanka, that Lakshman may not have encountered before).

    In any case, I always look forward to reading your thoughts Sir.
    Thank you.

  • indianyogi4u says:

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    • Radhe Radhe Yogi ji,

      It is good to know that even Yogis visit our website.

      Please read the article carefully before making sarcastic comments. Once you know the purpose, you will not jump the gun.

      Jai Shree Krishn

  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother…..1) i have not get any answer for the below question for more than 2 weeks….2) why there are nearly 1 month gap between for an conscutive topics or posts….

    • Radhe Radhe Vimal Ji,

      We apologize for the inconvenience and delay caused to you.

      From Saturday onwards, you will find new articles posted on our website and responses to feedbacks and queries.

      We were busy with contingencies. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

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  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother……as per vedas there is not an direct reference of ‘idol workship’ but in another topic ‘temples and idols are built by the vedic princples’…..describe the difference between them……and which statement is correct?

  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother….as you said idol workship is billion of years old but in ancient times through meditation,tapas,yoga only attain god without an idol of god through receiting om and symbol of om in their mind it is true?……..om is the name of true god means why we cannot use idol symbol om in temples and doing pooja,prayers as per gods idol…..

    • Radhe Radhe Vimal Ji,

      Image of Bhagwan is easiest way to remember and pray to Bhagwan for common people.

      Jai Shree Krishn

  • Akhilesh. J says:

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  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother…..ramyana author valmeki is an sudra by varna system…..why lord krishna is called yadav(caste)….and what is the meaning of guru vamsa and surya vamsa,etc…..

    • Radhe Radhe Vimal Ji,

      Everyone that provides services and is involved in working for others is SHUDRA according to Varna System.

      Yadav is not caste according to Varna system but the profession. Yadavs (and also ahir, gwala, gauli) was the Varnic reference to the people who were Cowherds (Gau Palaks). Bhagwan Krishna is also fondly called Go+Pal (protector of cow).

      Jai Shree Krishn

  • Akash Mangal says:

    Radhe Radhe.

    Well… Sounds like the concepts were known but some facts are torturing my doubts.
    1. I consider the vedas as infinite source of knowledge but my question to the writer is that if there had been just theft of theories then why dont you follow the same guidelines and invent. After all quoting about the discoveries after being discovered is not at all justified. Furthermore looks like you are more pious than those foreigners but only displaying facts wont help. The scientists had spent their life for mere inventions and being humans we should respect them.

    • Radhe Radhe Akash Ji,

      We understand your doubts, it is not just for you but several others as it is hard to decolonize thinking due to overtly anglicized education system which praises even failed experiments of west but teaching Vedas with brilliant Hindu texts which are scientific and pious is still considered unsecular.

      Co-incidences can happen in one or two occasions but it cannot happen across all inventions proving beyond doubt that these are super thefts of scientists who depended on the research of Vedic texts only to earn patents and money. No popular scientist in this world ever worked for humanity but for economic revolution for government or for the corporates, history speaks for itself.

      Your second apprehension regarding inventions not done by Indians themselves then remember which was practiced commonly here since ages cannot be considered an invention ONLY UNCOMMON things which awestruck ignorants is embraced as a new thing seen by them for the first time. It was corrupt commercial intent which led to so called developmental expansion.

      Even today in this world, natives of Bharat, Hindus are masters of Yoga (physical and spiritual), Mantra (verbal communication, scared designs to connect with Bhagwan), Ayurveda (home remedies, over 90% of medicines all over the world have formula or extracts mentioned in Ayurved) and technology.

      Moreover, if west were so smart and developed then why it took them over 2000 years to invent new things, why every development happened in 19th to 20th century when India became colonized and free knowledge of Hindu texts, Vedas was openly accessible to the world.

      Also please read this post – https://haribhakt.com/modern-inventions-stolen-from-vedas/

      Jai Shree Krishn

  • Vimal raj says:

    Dear brother…….’Rao saheb krishnaji vajhe had passed the engineering exam in 1891 from pune’ is correct?….and how did agsetya know the chemical combination of copper sulphate and zinc amalgam…..and where are the other discovery of vedic electricity and medicine,so on…..

    • Radhe Radhe Venkat Ji,

      Engineering college in Pune is one of the oldest, it was formed in 1854. There is period difference of several decades between discovery papers shared by Rao Saheb and experiments done by Dr. Sahastrabuddhe.

      Local professors with profound Sanskrit knowledge under instructions from britishers used to do research on Vedic texts and share the knowledge with them. If Vedas were not correct and not helping english then what made them later falsely claim our texts as their own with fake aryan invasion theory.

      If you read Hindu texts, you will find several items which defy science of today but they existed.

      I know its hard to bust anglicized way of thinking, it will take deep rooted decolonization but our tradition and culture is the best cannot be denied as it exists since thousands of years while other contemporaries withered away.

      It cannot be figment of imagination, if modern scientists relied heavily on our texts for the theories and experiments. Trust you have read this post – https://haribhakt.com/modern-inventions-stolen-from-vedas/

      Jai Shree Krishn