THERE LIES THE FIRE WITHIN THE EARTH—ATHARVANA VEDA (Post No.10,545)

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Post No. 10,545

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Let us continue with the Hymn to Earth (Bhumi Suktam) in the Atharvana Veda (AV) which has got 63 Mantras/stanzas. We saw Mantra 18 where the Vedic poet amazed us with the information about the great speed of earth. Here in Mantra 19, the poet cum geological scientist amazes us with one more information. The volcanoes around the world showed humans that there is fire under the earth. But there is no active volcano in India. It looks like Vedic Hindus knew about volcanoes, and submarine fire and under water mountains.

I have written long back about the Chakravala mountains (submarine hills) and Vada Mukhagni or Badavagni (submarine fire/volcanoes). But if one talks about Fire under Earth, it is a wonder. Vedic Hindus amaze us with their A to Z knowledge (astronomy to zoology).

The same 19th mantra talks about fire in water,  fire in plants and fire in human body.

What a wonderful description! We have 37 degree Celsius temperature in our body. At ordinary level one can explain, Yes, All Primitive Communities made fire  with stones, fire with plant sticks etc. But all these have deeper meanings. I will give you one example. The description of Submarine fire is known to scientists only a few hundred years ago. now even a school student can google and see the Hawai volcanoes.

The recent Tsunami caused fires while lashing the shore with Giant Waves. I have written in detail about the storm in Andhra Pradesh, where people saw Fire in Huge Waves along the coast. Then lot of letters flooded the newspapers with various explanations. The conclusion was that huge waves produce electricity and fire. Recent Tsunami is an example. How come the Vedic Hindus knew it is the question.

Vedic translations by Westerners were done 150 years ago who had no knowledge or little knowledge in science. More over they were fanatics who strongly believed God created earth in 4100 BCE. They never wrote a single word AGAINST any religion other than Hinduism. Max Muller even said Vedas were like Childish prattle. So they interpreted Fire in Water is nothing but lightning and Thunder.

But even 2000 year old Sangam Tamil literature repeated whatever said in the Vedas about science.

This mantra goes further and say fire in cow and fire in horse. Yes! only now we read about the metabolism in all animals and a particular temperature is there during this process. Jataragni was the word used by Hindu medical scriptures.

Leave all the science behind and look at this verse/Mantra. A poet who composed 63 stanzas about earth is putting all these points together in one stanza in the Earth Hymn! He must be a genius to talk about A to Z in this hymn. That is why I wrote earlier,  this hymn must be made a compulsory lesson for all the students in the world. UNESCO must print it and distribute with original Sanskrit. It is mostly secular.

And in Mantra 19, the poet continues the same theme and concludes with the Fire in the House. Now all women use fire every day for cooking. Vedic women and primitive people in African and Amazonian forests also did this. But Vedic Hindus went far ahead and established Three Religious Fires in every house. They were called Garhapatyam, Ahavaneeyam and Dakshinagnyam. Even the 2000 year old Sangam Tamil Literature called Brahmins as Men of Three Fires and Four Vedas, Two Births, Single Aim (4,3,2,1) worshipping Brahmam= Genderless God!

Above all, Hindu boys worshipped Fire everyday through Samidhadhanam and adults worshipped fire through Aubhasanam or Agnihotram.

Without fire there is no Brahmin. They poured butter (ghee) with Ficus sticks (Asvatta Tree Sticks) into ritual fire every day in the morning and in the evening and created carbon particles to bring back rainy clouds. This cycle of food and fire sacrifice is explained by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita (3-14)

अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भव: |
यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञ: कर्मसमुद्भव: || 14||

annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhava
yaj
ñād bhavati parjanyo yajña karma-samudbhava

annāt—from food; bhavanti—subsist; bhūtāni—living beings; parjanyāt—from rains; anna—of food grains; sambhava—production; yajñāt—from the performance of sacrifice; bhavati—becomes possible; parjanya—rain; yajña—performance of sacrifice; karma—prescribed duties; samudbhava—born of

annad bhavanti bhutani parjanyad anna-sambhavah
yajnad bhavati parjanyo yajnah karma-samudbhavah

BG 3.14: All living beings subsist on food, and food is produced by rains. Rains come from the performance of sacrifice, and sacrifice is produced by the performance of prescribed duties.

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Titbits

TSUNAMI FIRE

What Causes Debris from the tsunami to catch on fire?

What caused those fires? Methane gases buried in the seafloor and stirred up by the tsunami were likely to blame, according to the researchers.18 Dec 2018

What is Vadamukagni –’ Sub marine Fire’? | Tamil and Vedas

https://tamilandvedas.com › 2012/09/21 › what-is-vada…

21 Sept 2012 — Fire in Sea Waves. In 1977, a big cyclone crossed the coast of Andhra Pradesh that cost the life of 50,000 people. Wall of water entered the ..

HOW DID ANCIENT HINDUS FIND SUBMARINE …

https://tamilandvedas.com › 2018/09/30 › how-did-anci…

30 Sept 2018 — Tamil and Vedas · HOW DID ANCIENT HINDUS FIND SUBMARINE MOUNTAINS? (Post No.5491).

To be continued…………………………..

tags – Fire, Earth, Plants, Humans, Sea, Tsunami, Veda

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