In this interesting TEDx talk, Mr. Nitten Nair talks how Indian Mythological stories could inspire for future innovations! He has also drawn similarities between few recent innovations and ancient Indian mythological stories. More specifically, he talked about following ideas from Hindu mythology stories that are similar to today’s innovations:
1) Test Tube Baby /IVF/ Cloning Techniques
It is written in Mahabharata epic that Dronacharya [Drona means pot, (Aa)charya means wise man/teacher], famous royal Guru/ teacher of 5 Pandavas & 100 Kauravas , got birth in pot. Did people in this era developed methods like Cloning or IVF or Test tube baby birth? There are references (See this recent study report: Kauravas were cloned ) in Mahabharata that 100 Kauravas born together through same cloning or IVF or pot babies from blind king Dhrutarastra and Queen Gandhari.
Some other references are available:
- Ancient Voice: Birth of Kauravas and Pandavas
- Rediff- How 100 Kauravas were born : Mahabhrata, Aadhiparvam , chapter 114, shloka 17
2) Lord Vishnu Dashavatara (10 Incarnation)
Amazing to know that these 10 avatars of lord Vishnu actually interprets a human evaluation cycle from aqua life to today’s fully developed human beings!
3) Sanjay telling Live commentary to Dhritarashtra
It is like telling Live commentary through satellite, which we have now developed successfully.
4) Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya Story
Inspires us to understand each other’s perspective.
5) Ravana had a Pushpak vimana plane/Aircraft with all on board services
6) Monkeys (animals) were used in Ramayana era to fight just like we have dogs, whales, dolphins , Birds, etc
7) Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge) mentioned in Ramayana (Man- made bridge built between India and Sri-lanka). Now it is proved with latest technology and satellite images (reference- Here), that this man made bridge does exist between India and Sri-lanka under the Indian ocean. It might have submerged due to constant land-sea changes during earth’s rotation. As we know, Sri-lanka and Australia island had gone away from India/Indonesia slowly due to earth’s rotation.
More references and bridge images:
Sounds quite interesting! Its good to read and understand ancient Indian mythological scriptures and epics such as Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, etc to look for ideas. Who knows; someone would come up with new innovative technology inspired from these ancient scriptures.
I have also written another relevant post on similarity of Indian Mythology story of “Samudra Manthan” for universe creation and “Big Bang”Theory. Also, it is surprising to know that all these scriptures were written in Sanskrit language. Same Sanskrit language is now found to be useful for computer applications. See my previous post on recent research which shows that Sanskrit is the best language for computer programming and artificial intelligence. Thus, this proves that ancient inventions/discoveries/mythological stories can help us to innovate future technologies.
Watch this short but interesting talk below:
TEDx talk by Mr. Nitten Nair – Innovation, Inspiration & Indian Mythology
Read my other relevant posts:
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Sources: TEDx talk, YouTube, Google search, Wikipedia and various other hyperlinks mentioned in the post.