This is certainly not a new field of study as Vedic science is believed to have been with us since time immemorial. The four Vedas, Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva were evidently given to the creator, Brahma as guidelines to create the world and its inhabitants.
After creation was done, the sages within the human race were taught the Vedas as user manuals for the management of the earth its atmosphere and denizens.
Every scientific aspect of this management technique is contained in the Vedas to maintain a careful balance between nature, the human race and spiritual and material existence.
The Vedas espoused the science of righteous (dharmic) government, medicine, architecture and construction, weaponry and peace keeping and the seeking of knowledge and liberation.
The last Veda, the Atharva also laid down the tenets for the development of music, artistic expression, literature and drama. Yoga, ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedic mathematics, classical music and dance. (The Natya Sastra, the treatise on dramaturgy written by Bharata Muni more than 3,000 years ago is also widely accepted as the fifth Veda.)
The Vedic science had however been methodically decimated over the last 2,000 years by the advent of barbaric invaders, religious fanaticism and modernistic society.
People’s faith in Vedic science was further dampened by the materialistic movements of the last 200 years spawned by the mass onslaught of the industrialists, greedy capitalists, materialistic scientists and political despots.
The invaluable Vedic science is only now being slowly excavated from the annals of Indian history and ruins of medieval kingdoms throughout the world.
We at theindianraas.com will do our utmost to highlight and promote the revival of this great treasure from the golden age of human civilisation through our Vedic Science section.