Colony Earth: Part VIII - Science in The Vedas

“History is the one weak point of Sanskrit literature, being practically non-existent. Not a single systematic chronological record has survived. And so complete is the lack of any data to guide us in this matter that the dates of even the most famous of Indian authors like Panini [the grammarian] and Kaidasa [Sanskrit poet & dramatist] are still subject to controversy.”

Quoted from the introduction by Lakshman Sarup to ‘The Nighantu and The Nirukta of Sri Yaskcarya, The Oldest Indian Treatise on Etymology, Philology and Semantics.’

The above quotation is taken from a highly esteemed important book said to be the cornerstone of any valid translations of Vedic Sanskrit. The Nighantus are the glossaries or lists of rare and obscure words occurring in the Vedic hymns. In his book on ‘Vedic Physics’ K.D. Verma states, “Without recourse to Nirukta of Yaska no claim to the study of Veda is sustainable.”

Thus from respected Indian scholars we learn that the Sanskrit literature itself does not provide “a single chronological record” and therefore the dates are subject to controversy. Even the end of the Kali Yuga is disputed, although India does accept 3102 BCE as the beginning of our current Cycle of Time. However, the dates of the Mahabharata War vary from 6000 BCE to 500 BCE.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy in his book ‘Vedic Physics, Scientific Origin of Hinduism’ connects the Mahabharata War with the Indus Valley Civilization. He notes and compares the coding of knowledge found in the (as yet untranslated) Indus Valley seals, to the coded 'hidden' knowledge in the Rig Veda. Roy's view is that, “On the eve of the ‘Mahabharata War’ our ancestors believed that their knowledge was in danger of being lost. …writings could be destroyed. Therefore they decided that they would organize the Vedic knowledge and instruct pupils to memorize it, who will pass it on orally.” Krishna Dvaipayana who is described by Roy as “the chief Vedic scientist” accomplished this organization of Vedic knowledge in the Rig Veda, the Samaveda, the Yajurveda, and the Artharveda. The Sanskrit word VEDA means knowledge wisdom.

According to Roy after the Mahabharata War “the knowledge contained in the Vedas was gradually lost. As the knowledge contained in the Vedas started to make no sense at all, it became difficult to preserve the knowledge.” Thus the Sanskrit commentaries were composed in order to preserve the meaning of the Vedas. The Satapatha Brahmana is the most comprehensive of these commentaries, but as Roy opines: “Several centuries must have passed between the Mahabharata War and the writing of the Satapatha Brahmana, because the Satapatha Brahmana shows a significant loss of Vedic science.” Also there are several new ideas not found in the Vedas and “hardly any legend of creation.”


There are numerous descriptions of radiation weapons and aerial ships in the epic Mahabharata. From the perspective of seeing Earth as one of many planetary colonies, and because there are no verifiable dates to ascertain the time of the Mahabharata War, one might conclude that great and terrible war brought about the end of the Indus Valley civilization.

Other researchers have suggested that in ancient times a massive war occurred that used terrible nuclear weapons, which released and spread radiation over and around the earth. The radiation generated by such a catastrophic conflict involving all the armies of the ancient world may have spread far beyond the targeted areas, just as the plumes from the Fukushima disaster have and continue to spread over the Pacific Ocean and the entire planet. Such intense exposure could have easily altered most, if not all of mankind and diminished our perceptive capacities and intelligence levels considerably.

I suggest that the war was indeed waged between opposing sides of one family, but a family whose origin was beyond our heliosphere. This Great War is described in detail in the Mahabharata and ushers planet Earth into the Kali Yuga. The consequence of the devastating clouds of radiation left human intelligence vastly diminished. Most humans were then relegated to and trapped in five-sense perception, as we lost our previous abilities to access the myriad worlds and dimensional realms now invisible to most. Recent research by Professor Gerald Crabtree, who heads a genetics laboratory at Stanford University in California, suggests that human intelligence peaked as early as 4,000 BCE.


Indian authors have published a number of books that compare Vedic thought with modern science and quantum physics theories. Only a highly and technologically advanced civilization could have evolved the subtle ideas expressed in the Vedas. In ‘Vedic String Theory’ author M. Anant Bhakta says that in his work “a pioneer attempt is made to present the String Theory of Everything (T.O.E.) discovered by the Vedic sages, perhaps four to five millennia ago, and on which the unique Vedanta philosophy rests. …at the primordial level and from a void-like infinite ocean of consciousness (the Brahman, the Unborn), emerges the generator of ‘strings or sutras of consciousness’ — called the Hiranyagarbha (Golden Egg, the Firstborn), which is the precursor of the universes.”

Thus we see that ideas found in today’s string theory are connected Vedic thought. More quotations from M.Anant Bhakta’s Vedic String Theory:

“Mind-space (Chidakasha) … mind space is a mirrior-image of the macrocosm. … Imagery of Foam and Bubbles … often used in the Vedic literature while describing the clusters of universes that are being created and dissolved in the cosmos. … Quantum electrodynamics holds the view that all-pervading vacuum continuously spawns particles and waves that spontaneously pop into and out of existence on an unimaginably short time scale. This flux of particles is frequently referred to as ‘quantum foam’ which is believed to extend throughout the universe.”

“According to Gribben and Rees, ‘Theorists are now being led to consider the possibility that our universe is, indeed, just one bubble among many in some greater meta-universe.’ Michio Kaku writes... These universes might be compared to a vast collection of soap bubbles suspended in air.”

The genius sage and saint of Kashmir, Abhinavagupta (950-1020 AD) expressed a similar idea in his Paramarthasara, or Essence of the Exact Reality: “Maya tattva serves as the inanimate objective substance out of which all other sentient elements evolve. It is thus the substantive cause of numerous universes floating like bubbles in an ocean.”

M. Anant Bhakti: “Hiranyagarbha is variously translated as the Golden Egg, Golden Embryo … also called ‘Sutratma,’ the string-shaped consciousness (Atman) … Sutras mean ‘strings’ … accurate to regard sutras as strings with encoded program. According to Sanskrit scholars, sutra literally means ‘that which generates something.’ … Hiranyagarbha or the string field … that, along with consciousness, pervades the universe is also called VYOMA (ether).”

M. Anant Bhakti emphasizes the importance of consciousness in reaching any real understanding of the universe and quotes Eugene Wigner, the Hungarian-American theoretical physicist and mathematician who explored quantum mechanics: “Science itself is beginning to realize that it cannot evolve a T.O.E. without elevating consciousness to the primordial (transcendental) level which is beyond the reach of scientific methods. Eugene Wigner clearly states that it is not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.”

The incompleteness of modern science as noted by Roger Penrose is quoted in the foreword to K.D. Verma’s book on Vedic Physics: “A scientific world-view which does not profoundly come to terms with the problem of conscious minds can have no serious pretentions to completeness.”

The sages who composed the Rig Veda would not have been fragmented into compartmentalized thinking. They would have been adepts, seers, and masters of both metaphysics and physics. I feel that the Rig Veda will one day be understood as evidence of a far more technologically advanced civilization. India has already been recognized as the guardian of universal metaphysics.

K.D. Verma writes that one of the greatest scholars of the Vedic modern age was Maharshi Dayananda Sarasvati, who “declared that Veda is the book of all true sciences. He emphatically maintained that in ancient India there were aircrafts in use.” The word VIMANA (aircraft, “a carrier built upon bird engineering”) is found in many Sanskrit texts and there are various descriptions of ‘aerial’ ships in the Mahabharata. The Sanskrit word VIMANA is sometimes translated as temple, but more often as aerial ship – meaning a craft that flies high in the sky. The ancient Sanskrit texts are full of references to these flying VIMANAS.

For example in the MAHABHARATA …they again took to their city and employing their…wizardry flew up to the sky, city and all…their celestial, divinely effulgent, airborne city, which could move about at will. Now it would go underground, then hover high in the sky, go diagonally with speed, or submerge in the ocean. [3(35)170.20-25]  

On this sun-like, divine, wonder-working chariot [Arjuna] flew joyously upward, while becoming invisible to the mortals who walked on earth, he saw wondrous airborne chariots by the thousands. [3(32)43], translated by J.A.B. van Buitenen.



The Mahabharata remains my favourite book. I have taken considerable liberty to offer you many amazing, fascinating and perplexing quotations from two translations of the Mahabharata - M.N. Dutt and J.A.B. van Buitenen. I hope you read them with an open mind, or better through the lens of science fiction. I believe these descriptions are our 'memory' of previous cycles of time, before we became imprisoned in five-sense perception — memory of a time when we knew and experienced other dimensional realities, aerial ships, orbiting mother ships which in the epic are called aerial cities, radiation weaponry, invisibility cloaking, and even the use of projecting holographic illusions on a battle field to confuse the enemy.

I include this first quotation because it is so similar to many others that speak of 'red rain' including the Fatima prophecies. This phenomena of red rain appears to be embedded in our DNA racial memory around the planet:

[before the great war] All direction of the earth, covered by showers of dust appears greatly inauspicious. Fearful clouds, foreboding evil, pour showers of blood in the night.

M.N. Dutt, Bhisma Parva, Ch.3.29


Weapons given to Arjuna in Indra’s heaven: He [Arjuna] received from the hands of Shakra (Indra) his favourite Vajra (thunder) weapon of irresistible force and also those lightning of tremendous roars, flashes of which are bespoken (by the appearance) of clouds and (the dancing) of peacocks.

M.N. Dutt, Vana Parva, Ch.44.4


Krisna speaks of his battle with an aerial city: [He imagines he has been defeated] The conclusion dawned on my mind that it had been wizardry and I woke up [and returned to do battle]…I [Krishna] shot well-robed arrows, which looked like poisonous snakes, high-flying and burning arrows… Then the Saubha [aerial city] became invisible…concealed by wizardry…I quickly laid on an arrow, which killed by seeking out sound…all…lay dead.

…a new noise arose…In all ten directions and sideways and upward the Asuras screamed. …Suddenly the Saubha, which could go anywhere, reappeared…blinding my eyes. …I was bombarded on all sides by a rain of mountains…until I was completely invisible. …Then I took out my favourite weapon which would cut through any rock, and raising my thunderbolt, shattered all the mountains.

…then I [Krishna] took my favourite fire weapon…my honed-edged stainless discus, the like of Time… I pronounced a spell on this … Then furiously hurled it…in the sky… It approached the now lacklustre Saubha [aerial city] and aloft it cut it in two as a saw cuts a log.

J.A.B.van Buitenen, 3. The Book of the Forest, The Razing of Saubha, 23.


In the Adi Parva is the story of two Rishis fighting over a ‘cow’ named Nandini who has extraordinary powers. The Sanskrit word for cow has many meanings, one of which is ‘star’ perhaps originally a poetic reference to stars as ‘herds in the sky’ moving across the night sky.

The great Rishi Vishvamitra [who composed hymns of Mandala III in the Rig Veda] covets the cow “Nandini as white as the swan or the moon.” Vishvamitra is a Kshatriya warrior king and attempts to steal Nandini by force. “He dragged her hither and thither and afflicted her…”

The cow Nandini is said to have “six elevated limbs” and is loyal to the Brahman Rishi Vasishtha, who states “this milk-giving cow is kept by me for the purposes of the celestials.” The cow refuses to be taken and “Blazing in anger, she soon became fearful to look as the Sun at mid day. She began an incessant shower burning coals from her tail.” She then brings forth armies from her tail, her udders, her womb, her dung, her urine, from her sides, and the froth in her mouth. The armies of the Kshatriya warrior king Visvamitra flee in terror, and Visvamitra gives up his kingdom and sees “asceticism is true strength.”

M.N. Dutt, Adi Parva, Ch.175


In The Book of the Effort, there is a conversation between the great seer Narada and Malati, who is the charioteer [astronaut pilot] for Indra. Matali is seeking a suitable marriage for his “unsurpassed in beauty” daughter in the World of Snakes. Together the two “enter earth” to explore the World of the Snakes and “Narada gave the charioteer a complete explanation of all the creatures that dwell inside the earth.”

Narada: “Behold the solid gold palace of Varuni… Here live the tribes of the Rakshasa and Bhutas, who wield celestial weapons but were defeated by previous gods. Here a brilliant fire lies awake in the sea of Varuna, and also Vishnu’s discus, which is permeated by smokeless fire. Here is a bow…fashioned for the destruction of the world…known as the bow Gandiva. Whenever the occasion arises, it wields the power of a hundred thousand vital breaths, always and assuredly.”

“Here in the umbrella room stands the umbrella of the King of Waters… The water that falls from this umbrella is pure as the moon, but being obfuscated by darkness it cannot be seen.”

“This grand city is renowned Hiranyapura of the Daityas and Danavas, who roam around with a range of a hundred illusions. …those golden and silver mansions…shine as though made of…the stars themselves. They appear sun-like, and resemble a blazing fire…” [Perhaps these are descriptions of self-luminous realms in various dimensions.]

J.A.B. van Buitenen, 5. The Book of the Effort, Matali.


Ajuna: The demons, concealed from view, began fighting by the help of illusion. I also by the power of invisible weapons (i.e. weapons operating on unseen objects) fought with them. And by means of arrows duly shot from the Gandiva, I cut off their heads… thus struck dead by me, all on a sudden, forsook their illusion and entered into their own city.

M.N. Dutt, Vana Parva, Ch, 127


Arjuna: Thereupon, Matali had me speedily conveyed by that celestials car …towards Hiranyapura. …with blazing arrows I cut off, by hundreds, the heads… Thus smitten…taking refuge in that city, again rose up in the sir with it, by the help of illusion peculiar to the Danavas.

…I [Arjuna] obstructed their movement. (But) the sons of Diti, on the strength of their boon, easily supported themselves on the celestials and aerial city of sun-like splendour and moving at will. At one time it plunged into the earth and then rose up in the air again, now it took a curved direction and then again submerged under water.

…I [Arjuna] assailed that city…by showers of arrows, shot from celestial weapons. (And) that city…fell to the ground.

Then, Matali, soaring to the heavens, as if taking a leap in front, speedily came down to the earth on the chariot effulgent as the sun.

[The battle continues]: But the thousands of weapons, discharged by those car warriors…gradually repelled my celestials weapons; and I beheld hundreds of thousands…sorely afflicted me [Arjuna] …thereupon mustering up courage…sent that mighty weapon which is named RUDRA…I beheld a person with three heads, nine eyes…hair as blazing as the sun or fire…for his clothing he wore huge serpents issuing out their tongues.

Then…beholding that terrible and eternal Rudra and shaking off my fear, I fixed it on the Gandiva…I discharged it…No sooner had I hurled it, than it at once assumed a thousand shapes. …I killed all the Danavas in a moment.

Matali praises Arjuna: This great aerial city, indestructible by the gods and the Asuras, has been destroyed by you. [Arjuna's father was the god Indra and his mother the human female Kunti.]

M.N. Dutt, Vana Parva, Ch. 173


Why have these stories been dismissed as myth? Is it because their implications threaten religion and the authority of world governments? In my view, 6000 years ago the peoples of India either were far more advanced than NASA and then somehow mysteriously forgot — or the Mahabharata is the history of and evidence for an off-world civilization that did colonize this planet. Where are they now? Well, ask the millions who have seen them in our skies.

When will we find the courage to lift the Veils of delusion, break out of the confines of what we have been indoctrinated to accept as Earth’s history, and come to the realization that it is absurd to imagine we are alone in a universe with 300+ billion galaxies.

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The Nighantu and The Nirukta of Sri Yaskcarya, The Oldest Indian Treatise on Etymology, Philology and Semantics, Lakshman Sarup; published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1920, 2009.

Vedic Physics - Towards Unification of Quantum Mechanics & General Relativity, by Keshav Dev Verma; Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, 2008.

Vedic Physics, Scientific Origin of Hinduism, by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, PhD.; Golden Egg Publishing, Toronto, Canada, 1999.

Mahabharata, The End of an Era (Yuganta), edited by Ajay Mitra Shastri; Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla, Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 2004.

Vedic String Theory, by M. Anant Bhakta; BookSurge, LLC, booksurge.com, 2006.

Essence of the Exact Reality, or Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta, with English translation and notes by Dr. B.N. Pandit; Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, Delhi, 1991.

The Mahabharata, Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 9 volumes, translated by M.N. Dutt, edited by Dr. Ishvar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali Parimal Publications, revised edition 2004, Delhi. [Available at ExoticIndiaArt.com]


The Mahabharata

1. The Book of the Beginning

2. The Book of the Assembly

3. The Book of the Forest

4. The Book of Virata

5. The Book of the Effort

In three volumes translated & edited by J.A.B van Buitenen, 1973, University of Chicago, 1980.






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