Visakhapatnam, Jan 6 (UNI) For the first time, Vedic Sciences formed part of the Indian Science Congress, an indication of the inclusion of the traditional sciences in the future educational curricula.
Two sessions-- one on 'Vedic Sciences' and the other on 'Brahman of Physics: Interface Betwen Physics and Vedanta'-- were held at the ongoing 95th Indian Science Congress here today.
Experts from as far as New York, Boston, Ohio, Atlanta and Indianapolis in the United States spoke on the occasion.
World renowned physicist E C G Sudarshan presented his paper on Interface between Physics and Vedanta. As he had a sore throat, his wife read out the paper on his behalf.
All speakers stressed on preserving the vedic knowledge.
They highlighted how knowledge in different fields, including astronomy and mathematics, was available in vedas much before European scholars got to know about it.
Dr P V Arunachalam from Tirupati said the Greek astronomers discovered the elliptical path of the solar system only four centuries before the birth of Christ whereas the Vedas talked of 'Trinabhi Chakra' (ellipse) thousands of years before that.
''There is reference to Calculus in Vedas much before the Europeans came to know about this form of mathematics from Newton,'' he said.
Most of the speakers said the vedas were not the property of only a certain section of society, but needed to be disseminated to all.
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