Scientific Bases of Hindu Beliefs (Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation)

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Author: Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt. Ltd.
Language: Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9798171825119
Pages: 160
Cover: Paperback
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Hinduism is like a Banyan tree whose branches of knowledge enriched the entire universe. It is not a religion in the strictest term but a way of life; an ongoing process which remained unruffled, despite unfavourable influences. There are certain traits, traditions, rituals, practices which signify its distinct qualities.

This book unravels certain practices which are backed by scientific and well-tried methods. Generally Hindus practise certain rituals and practices, without knowing the utility and significance thereof. The author has laid open and explained, in fairly reasonable details, the reasons and justification lying behind such practices, which will dispel myths, misgiving, disinformation and slander campaign unleashed by vested interests. When a fact is backed by scientific explanation, its utility and significance grows multifold and general public gets benefitted.

After reading the book, the discerning readers will feel to have been guided, enlightened and motivated to practise Hindu beliefs with more determined desire ad inclination. In a way this book is a treatise on Hindu traditions, beliefs and practices.

About The Book

Sanatan Hindu Dharma is like a huge tree. Different kinds of assumptions have, merged into it from time immemorial. As human population grew and time changed, beliefs and faiths changed as a result of continuous thinking of scholars and growing maturity in their ideas. As a consequence, the branches and sub-branches of Hindu religion also grew. Is there any scientific basis of beliefs and faiths propagated in Hinduism? This question agitates the minds of intellectual readers again and again. Now, that time has come to an end, when you cited from the religious scriptures and said, “Baba vakya pramanan”. Comprehensive thinking about religious beliefs has become the most essential call of the age today.

First of all, the average reader has to understand what is science. The word ‘vigyan’ (science) is formed by prefixing ‘vi’to ‘gyan’ (knowleges). ‘Vishishta gyanam iti vigyanam’, ‘Vishesh gyanam iti vigyanam’, ‘Vishishta gyanam iti vigyanam’ (Specific knowledge is science, Special knowledge is science, Pure knowledge of science), these definitions are clear in themselves. Science in fact, is based upon cause and effect relationship. ‘Karya karan sambahdh iti vigyanam’, ‘punah punah parikshanam prayoganch kritam’ (Science is cause and effect relationship, Experiment is made again and again). Where we come to know the cause and effect relationship, then that knowledge automatically passes into the category of science. True knowledge of an object, based on facts, is a part of science itself. ‘Punah punah nirikshit gyanam iti vigyanam,’ When the results are the same on repeated observations, then those facts become science. Ancient Rishis-Munis formed some rules and principles under the cover of religion to civilize humanity. They offered the charms of heaven and fears of hell, so that, men adopted them in their conduct. Today, in the age of computer, no one accepts heaven or hell, piety or sin, religion or irreligion. It is a transition period. Innumerable questions are cropping up in the minds of the intellectuals. To clarify the scientific basis of Hindu beliefs has become a need of the day.

Shri Narendra Verma (M.D.) of Diamond Pocket Books has taken a courageous step in this direction. This attempt of his will be written in golden letters. He entrusted me with the responsibility of clarifying the scientific view of the religious beliefs and rituals prevalent in society. I happily accepted this formidable and highly challenging assignment. Only the discerning reader will be able to say as up to what extent I have succeeded in this attempt. It is not possible to come out with solutions to all kinds of questions, doubts etc. in one attempt. I will wait for the appreciation of the thoughtful intelligent readers. Besides, I will always be ready for resolving your all kinds of reasonable questions.

About The Author

Author’s contribution towards progress and elevation of Astrology.
Internationally acclaimed Vaatu-shastri and Jyotishancharya Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi is a rare signature of invincible time. More than 258 books on Astrology, Vaastu-Shastra, Cheiromancy, Numerology, Figure Science, Yantra-Tantra-Mantra Science, Karmakand and priesthood written by Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi, the founder of the International Vaastu Association, are read in many languages in India and abroad. He came out with more than 3000 forecasts though Agyat-Dharshan and Shri Chand Martand on matters of national and international significance, which proved true at appropriate time.

Born on 4th September, 1949, Dr, Bhojraj Dwivedi has been regularly publishing Agyat-Darshan and Shri Chand Martand for the last 27 years, starting from 1977. Dr. Dwivedi has been honoured with many gold medals, innumerable Honoris Causa degrees, at various civic receptions, national and international conferences. The work that Dr. Dwivedi is doing for the progress and recognition of Indian Oriental studies with a sense of dedication is not the work of an ordinary person. He is blazing sun in the field of Tantra –Manta, Vaastu-Shastra and Astrology in 21st century and will be remembered as ‘Yug Purush’- a man of an era.

1. The Cheiromancy Section: Dr. Dwivedi published two books in 1981, Angushta Se Bhavishya Gyan and Paanv Tale Bhavishya. Which created a stir in this field. In 1992 Jyotish Aur Akriti, and in 1996 Hastrekhaon ka Gahan Addhyayan were published in two parts. A book, titled as Hastrekhaon Ka Rahasyamaya Sansar is among the topmost and the best books written by any Indian scholar. This book left the foreign scholars as Geremin, Cheiro, and Benham miles behind. Dr. Dwivedi is the first person in India, who has accomplished the wonder of bringing lines on the palm, on to the computer screen.

2. The Astrology Section: In this section there are many computers which generate horoscopes based both on calculations and an applied result basis. Horoscopes, annual results and happenings, marriage, question and a answer books, based on the data of place, time and date of birth are prepared using the most subtle formulae of calculations. Dr. Dwivedi has published more than 3000 predicitions, based on these calculations, which turned out to be true. This is a creditable record which has not been surpassed by anyone so far. Dr. Dwivedi is developing a rare software “Srishti” on the Vedic Astrology.

3. The Vaastu Section: We have founded the International Vaastu Association. The experts of Vaastu in our centre remove mistake and shortcoming related to Vasstu in a proper and systematic manner.

4. The Amulets Sections: Different kinds of amulets are prepared on auspicious days, time and signs of zodiac under the supervision of well trained Brahmins. After the amulets are made, they are subjected to charming and divination before their dispatch. 5. The Precious Stones Section: On requests and insistence of various curious gentlemen, we have arranged to procure and sell different stones matching signs of zodiac. Rings and lockets, unlocking good fortunes, are made in a proper and systematic manner.

6. Various Religious Ceremonies: Our institution has established and enlightened “Shree Peeth” for performing Yajna as in 108 sacred yajan-kunds and in pursuance of 10 sectet super studies.

7. The Publications Section: All the research work carried out by the scholars in office is regularly published. This section publishes books also on Astrology, Ayurveda, Vaastu-shastra, Cheiromancy, and ancient Indian mystical studies. Dr. Dwivedi has written about 300 books to date. Agyat-Darshan starting from 1977 and Chand Martand Panchang and Calender starting from 1987 are being published regularly. We receive many letters daily in our office. These letter seek guidance on various matters from Dr. Dwivedi. The enlightened readers are requested to give their full address and enclose a self-addressed, adequately stamped envelope to get a prompt reply.

8. Shree Vidya Sadhak Parivar: Many phone calls and letters from curious persons, girls and students interested in sammohan and Yantra-Mantra-Tantra studied, are addressed to Dr. Dwivedi, seeking guidance, training and participation in mantra camps. Such curious devotees should first enroll themselves as members of ‘Shree Vidya Sadhak Parivar.’ Only after this, the devotees can think of coming close to Dr. Dwivedi and interacting with him.

9. The International Vaastu Association: Dr. Dwivedi and his associates formed the International Vaastu Association on 14th December, 1996 and got it formally registered on 7th December, 1999. The main objectives of this institutions include providing correct and authentic information to curious Indians settled world wide migrated abroad and training them through correspondence courses, and honing the competent students and scholars by awarding and mementos. The main objectives are listed below:

(1) To establish goodwill, brotherhood, friendship, and communal harmony among all religions of the world. (2) To assist, serve and guide all human beings, irrespective of their caste or religion. (3) To bring various Indian communities and religions on one common platform, and to inculcate national unity among people of different communities and religions. (4) To focus on the scientific aspect of astrology, Mantra-Tantra studies and impart instructions and training in these disciplines to re –establish ancient Indian disciplines and organise conventions and conferences for them. (5) To install statues and pictures of ideal and great persons of all religious and communities; to extend and publicise the significance of yajnas and establish anna-kshetra. (6) To collect and preserve ancient manuscripts, and publish the less known and rare works on Astrology, Mantra-Tantra-Yantra and spiritual disciplines. (7) To spread awareness against blind faiths distorting Mantra-Tantra discipline; and to publicise correct information about Astrology and Tantra-Mantra among people in general. (8) To organise conferences, series of lectures, and exhibitions from time to time in the country and abroad with a view to bringing about awareness regarding Astrology, Mantra discipline and yajnas. (9) To safeguard the interests of scholars engaged in the extension of knowledge of Astrology and Mantra-Tantra-Yantra science; to honour authentic researchers and scholars. (10) To perform all other activities in the common interest of men, animals, orphans, helpless people, window, the poor and the destitute without any sex, caste or religion-based discrimination.


About the Book
1What is vigyan, or science?17
2What is the defination of vigyan?17
3What is the modern defination of vigyan?17
4Is Astrology science of art?17
5What is eclipes?17
6Where do we get the earliest mention of 'eclipse'?18
7Do we find a mention of eclipse in the Mahabharata period?19
8Do Muslims also believe in eclipse?20
9Do we find references to eclipes during the Ramayana period?21
10Where do we find the first description of solar eclipse?21
11What are the main solar eclipses on which the scientists have carried out reasearch?21
12Suppose I see full solar eclipse today in my village of city, when will a complete solar eclipse be seen on the same spot in future?21
13What is the 'Saros Chakra' or Saros Cycle?22
14What is a lunar eclipse?22
15What is a solar eclipse?22
16When does the lunar eclipes take place?22
17What is a full lunar eclipse?22
18What is a partical lunar eclipse?22
19On the day of Purnima in the position of the sun and the moon?23
20How does lunar eclipse take placce?23
21What is 'Moksha' called in the Language of the eclipse?24
22How many times can a lunar eclipse take place in one year?24
23When does a solar eclips happen?24
24How many times can a solar eclipse happen in a year?25
25How is the solar eclipse formed, and on which Amavasya?25
26Where will the total solar eclipse take place?25
27What can be the maximum duration of an all eclipsing solar eclipse?25
28How does a partial eclipse take place?26
29From which part of the earth can a solar eclipse be seen?26
30Can we see the solar eclipse on the whole earth at once?26
31What research should be conducted in case of total solar eclipse?26
32How are Rahu and Ketu responsible for the solar and lunar eclipse?26
33Do we find a mention of Rahu and Ketu in the Vedas?28
34Why were Rahu and Ketu not assigned a place among sings of Zodiac earlier?29
35If Rahu and Ketu are planets, then why are they not visible in the sky like other planets?29
36Being planets, do Rahu and Ketu have any astronomical from?29
37What is the kal-sarpayoga formed of Rahu and Ketu?30
38In Hindu religion it is believed that one should not eat during eclipse time. What are its scientific and religious bases?30
39If someone's ancestor's death anniversary falls on the day of eclipse, then what are the arrangements for taking food?31
40What are the religious and scientific bases of taking a bath after the eclipse?31
41Why should we give alms or charity during eclipse time?32
42Why are people in Hindu religion advised not to see the solar or lunar eclipse?32
43Should we see the setting sun or the moon?33
44What is the scientific reason supporting seeing the rising sun?33
45How can the bad effect caused by solar and lunar eclipses be removed?34
46Why is the cow's milk considered pious?36
47Why is the cow's urine pious?36
48What is the scientific reason behind the Peepal's piety?37
49What is Drishta (seen)?38
50What is adrishta (unseen)?38
51Kindly cite the example of a scripture dealing with drishtsa and adrista?38
52What is 'sadi'?38
53What is 'anadi'?38
54What is 'sant'?38
55What is 'anant'?38
56How many kinds of Eviddence there?38
57What is guess evidence?38
58What is direct or real evidence?39
59What is aapta vakya (word) evidence?39
60Which is the most prominent of all evidences? Kindly example through an examlpe.39
61What are the afvantages of rising in Brahma-muhurta?40
62Kindly explain its scientific aspect.40
63Why should one see his palms in the morning?40
64Whom should we see as we rise in the morning?41
65What should one not see in the morning?41
66What are its scientific bases?41
67Why should one keep quite during urination or visit to a toilet?41
68Why should we not urinate or discharge stool on the road?41
69Why should we use paper, soap, soil or water for cleaning after stood discharge? Present a scientific view.42
70Which datun should be used?42
71Which datun is better, toothpaste or vegetational?42
72Why oil massage?43
73Why an oil massage, and not ghee massage?44
74Which oil should be used?44
75Besides religious scriptures, what is the scienctific basis of oil massage?44
76When oil massage is a part of daily routin, why is it prohibited on Sundays and Tuesdays?44
77Kindly clarify its scientific aspect.45
78How can one die due to oil massage on Tuesday? What are its scientific bases?45
79How can massage be the cause of pain on Friday?45
80Is there a way out of these prohibitations?46
81What is the scientific basis of the above view?46
82What is the real meaning of tel (oil)?46
83Why should we bathe daily?47
84Why should we not eat before bath?47
85Kindly tell us its scientific reason.47
86What is the scientific reason of religious activities ?48
87Is there a system in which food can be taken if a man feels hungry before bath?48
88Why do Hindus turn to east during Pooja-path, or when they perform religious activities?48
89Kindly focus on its scientific aspect.48
90Why do Hindus turn southwards while performing 'Pitra-karma'?48
91Why is the afternoon accepted as the best time for offering shraddha food?49
92Why is the scientific secret of wearing tilak on forehead?49
93Why the tilak of kumkum (vermilion)?49
94Is it just a ritual, or dies it have a scientific aspecct to it?49
95What is the scientific basis of maintaining a 'shikha'?49
96Why the seat of kush(grass)?50
97Why is a kusha-ring (Pavitri) worn during religious anushthans?50
98Kindly clear the scientific aspect of wearing kusha in hands.50
99How is death at will possible through pranayam?51
100What are the main parts of pranayam?51
101What is purak?51
102What is kumbhak?51
103What is rechak?51
104How many varieties does pranayam have in total?51
105Please tell us their names.51
106What is the scientific basis of aachaman?51
107Why is aachaman taken thrice?52
108Why arghya to the sun?52
109Why suryopasthan?53
110What is a mala?53
111What is the scientific aspect of the mala?54
112Why is malajapa performed through the middle finger?54
113Why are there 108 beads in the mala?54
114What is the scientific secret behind it?54
115Why can not take food with shoes on?55
116Why should we walk after taking food?55
117Why should not we have our feet southwards when we sleep?55
118How can the planets arrive, if invoked?56
119Kindly elucidate the scienctific aspect of invoking planets.56
120Can you give an example of this logic?56
121Are Brahmins the agents of planets?57
122Why are til and jau used for havan fire?57
123Kindly elucidate the scienctific aspect of the yajna.58
124In fire an object is multiplied a lakh times. Kindly, give a direct examples, if there is any?58
125What is a rajodarshan?59
126What is a rajaswala?59
127Why is a rajaswala untouchable?59
128Kindly give some concrete instance of infection.59
129What rules and regulations are prescribed for a rajaswala woman in religious scriptures?59
130What happens if she sleep during day time?60
131What happens if she sleep pencils her eyes?60
132What happens if she weeps?60
133What happens if she baths?60
134What happens due to oil massage?60
135What happens due to running?60
136What happens due to laughing?60
137What happens if she talks too much?60
138What happens if she hears terrible words?60
139Who is a ritusnata?61
140What should a ritusnata do, and why?61
141Should a new born infant be fed on mother's milk or tinnen milk?61
142Why can we not give milk of a wet nurse to children?62
143Why should we wear on our ears janeu during stool or urine discharge?62
144Why should the janeu be on right ear during urine discharge?62
145Elaborate, if there is a scientific teason for this?62
146Why are both the ears covered during stool discharge?63
147Why is raksha-sutra tied to the bride and groom?63
148Why is cow-dung used for smearing?63
149Which other elements in cow-dung have been acknowledged by science?64
150Why is cow-dung necessary?64
151Can we take a bath cow-dung?64
152Is cow-dang useful in cleansing the environment?65
153Are cow-dung cakes also useful?65
154Why is kusha (grass) spread?65
155Why the head in the north direction?65
156Why should a dead body be burnt, necessarily?65
157Why a bath with clothes on?66
158Why are ashes immersed in the Ganges?66
159Why are marriages banned in the Ganges?66
160Why a Tulsi plant in the courtyard of the house?67
161Why is a dangrous disease smallpox called Sheetala Mata? What science is there in it?68
162Why the use of basi (thanda) food?70
163Lord Shri Ram was an incarnation of twelve kalas, and Lord Shri Krishna of sixteen. Are there gods small and big? What is this kala all ablut?73
164Why idol worship?74
165Hindus blow conch in aarti-puja, religious discourses and anushtans. What science is involved in bliowing the conch?75
166Why is the water from conch sprinkled over people?76
167Is the Hindu Shak-Samvat Scientific?76
168Is re-birth scientific?85
169Do we have to bear/suffer the fruits/consequences of actions compulsorily?86
170If a man is born to suffer the consequences of actions of earlier lives, then what is the advantage of yajna, stuti, prayer and worship of God?87
171We are worldly persons. What use do we have for a God who, in the presence of all our good actions cannot do any good even if He wants; or who, in the event of evil deeds performed by us, cannot forgive us?87
172Can future be changed?88
173Do prayers offer relife?98
174How science is involved in seeing the moon on chaturthi, the fourth day of Shukla Paksha?99
175What is the scienctific aspect of fasting?101
176What is shraddha? What is the benefit of doing it? What is its scientific aspects?102
177How does a dead man get the food offered as shraddha? Suppose a dead man is re-born as a tiger. We feed kheer to a Brahmin in the dead man's name. Will the tiger get it?104
178Why should the son only perform the shraddha related activities after death?106
179Can the dead forefathers be seen?106
180Why shraddha in the month of Ashwin only?107
181Why should we not eat meat?108
182What is the scientific secret of panchamakar as enunciated by Tantra-shastra?110
183What is the scientific truth behind swastika mark?113
184What is the scientific mystery behind the seven horses in the chariot of the sun?118
185What is the secret behind mouses as a carrier of Ganesh?119
186The scientific mystery behind offering Durva-Jamun to Ganapati?120
187Why is Ganapati worshipped first of all gods?121
188Why is death not desirable when the sun is dakshinayan? What science is behind this?123
189Where does Lakshmi live and where not?124
190Why should Tulsi not chewed with teeth?125
191Why should we sleep with our head in the east and the south?125
192Why is gold considered the best metal in dharma shastras? What is the relative position of other metals in poojs-path?127
193Why should ratna (stone) studded ornaments be worn?129
194Can a son be born by using Paras Peepal?130
195Is it possible to compare physics with geology and geography?130
196Is it possible to compare physics with astrology?131
197Was Newton the discoverer of the las of gravitation?131
198Why are planets round?132
199Is a comparsion between astronomy and astrology possible?132
200Is is possible to compare meteorology and astrology?136
201Is it possible to compare medical science with astrology?139
202What is the difference between the astronomer and the astrologer?140
203How ancient is Indian civilisation and culture?142
204How ancient are the Vedas?142
205How can that happen? After all, there was a man who wrote the Vedas. The invention of paper is not more than 400 years old. Therefore, the Veddas cannot be more than 400-500 years old.
206The tradition of writing literature on Bhoj-patras and Tad-patras is of 1000-1500 B.C. old. Therefore, the Vedas would also the fifteen hundred B.C. old creation. Many ancient Muslim, Christian, and English historians and many scientists also acknowledge this fact.142
207Famous German scholar, Max Mueller has accepted 6000 B.C. years old period as the time of the origin of the Vedas. Keith, Baber and many other scholars have proved the Vedas to be 6 or 8 thousand B.C. years old, using historical and geographical evidences along with their other scientific factors, and rejecting the fact of their being apaurushey.Is the fact-based logic of the foreign scholars wrong? If so what are the bases of your calling it wrong?144
208What is kalp?146
209What is the principles of the beginning of Kaliyug?146
210Since when Deepawali is being celebrated?147
211Does the modern science accept so much ancientness of Lord Shri Ram?148
212What was the standard of calculating time in astrology during Vedang period?150
213Who is elder according to Hindu shastras?151
About the Author155
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