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Ancient Hindus used Nanotechnology

Ancient Hindus unknowingly employed nanotechnology in the manufacture of swords, other weapons and paintings. This was indicated by Nobel Laureate (chemistry) Robert Curl Jr at the 95th Indian Science Congress in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.‘Our ancestors have been unwittingly using the technology for over 2,000 years and carbon nano for about 500 years. Carbon nanotechnology is much older than carbon nanoscience,’ said Curl (the Hindu)Nobel Laureate (chemistry) Robert Curl Jr told an enchanted audience at the 95th Indian Science Congress here about how Damascus steel was first made by experts in south and south-central India as long ago as around 300 BC. (the New Indian Express)The swords produced by ancient Hindu blacksmiths were known to retain its sharp edge and toughness. Such high quality swords were the result of the composition of carbon in it. Nanotechnology refers broadly to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is the control of matter on t…

Gangasagar Mela 2008

Ganga Sagar Mela or Gangasagar Fair is the annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims during Makar Sankranti at SagarIsland or Sagardwip in West Bengal, India. Hindu pilgrims arrive in thousands from across the country to take dip in the sacred waters of River Ganga before she merges in the Bay of Bengal. The mela is usually a three day affair. In 2008, Ganga Sagar Mela begins on January 12 and ends on January 15.

Update: New article on Gangasagar Mela 2010

Pilgrims in large numbers take holy dip at the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti day and offer prayers to Lord Surya (sun god). After taking a dip, devotees offer water to Surya and it is believed that this washes the sins away. After the rituals, pilgrims visit the KapilmuniTemple situated nearby.Pilgrims start to arrive in the first week of January and on the Makar Sankranti day the number touches half a million.

Swami Parthasarathy Quotes

Dynamism in action, peace of mind, clarity in thinking. This is Vedanta.You get what you deserve, not what you desire.The role of Vedanta is to free you from infatuation to celebrities and educate you on the Eternities. You are the architect of your fortune. You are the architect of your misfortune. Swami Parthasarathy