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Field Energy or Energy of Intermediate Space (Avi)
The Avi in the Vedas is described among the 4 grÈmya pa„us. They are a„va, aja, gau, and avi. A„va, gau, and avi are born of ajÈ. Avi here is nothing but intermediate space between stars and their planets or say between our sun and earth. In Yajurveda (23.53), following question has been raised.
kÈ svid ÈsÏt pÊrva-cittiÌ. kiŠ svid ÈsÏd b‚had vayaÌ. kÈ kÈ svid ÈsÏt pilippilÈ. kÈ svid ÈsÏt pi„i×gilÈ.
‘What is the foremeost store house (of energy)? What is the biggest material object in the observer space (universe)? What object is pilippilÈ (protector) and what object is pi„a×gilÈ (devourer)?’
The answer given in the next mantra (Yajurveda, 23.54) is as under:
dyaur ÈsÏt pÊrvacittir a„va ÈsÏd b‚had vayaÌ. avirÈsÏt pilippilÈ, rÈtrir ÈÏt pi„a×gilÈ.
Light space is first store house of energy. A„va (star/sun) is the biggest material object in observer space. Avi (intermediate space or magnetosphere of earth) is the protector and ajÈ (dark matter) is the devourer.
Here pilippilÈ is something very soft that protects and presses very easily. Pi„i×gilÈ means deourer.
Thus avi is considered as soft object which is nothing else but the intermediate space or magnetosphere of earth having dense field lines. The magnetosphere of earth protects us from the ultraviolet radiation from sun. Wool of avi (sheep) is used to strain soma juice. The intermediate space acts as strainer of soma juice, the radiation from sun filters down to earth through magnetosphere of earth (interface between sun and earth).
Agni being the first form of energy abiding in light space. Second form of energy is described as ‘vÈyu’, filed energy located in the intermediate space or in the magnetosphere of earth. The Taittiriya Upani–ad describes constitution of adhiloka as follows : adhiloka is constituted with earth as the first constituent, sun as the second constituent, antrik–a (intermediate space) as link between the two, i.e. earth and sun. Thus vÈyu here is not the ‘air’ but field energy or magnetic field of the Earth in physical context. The ‘vÈyu’ (filed lines or field energy) is a link maker between the two i.e. earth and sun.
Magnetic field of earth
In fact, the magnetic field of the earth forms the magnetosphere, which deflects particles from the Solar wind.
The magnetoshpere shields the surface of the Earth from the charged particles of the solar wind. Magnetosphere of each and every heavenly body is generated by the plasma located as the nuclear reactor in their centre (wombs). Similarly magnetosphere of earth is generated by the plasma located as the nuclear reactor in the centre of the earth. It is compressed on the day (Sun) side due to the force of the arriving particles, and extended on the night side.
The collision between the magnetic field and the solar wind forms the Radiation belt, a pair of concentric, Torus-shaped regions of energetic charged particles. These radiation belts surrounding the earth are known in modern science as Van Allen belts. Similar radiation belts are also formed around other planets.
Thus avi is the intermediate space and Avi medha is nothing else but the depiction of the process of collision between the magnetic field and the solar wind forming the Radiation belt. The magnetosphere protects us from solar winds. It has been discovered that the Earth's atmosphere limits the belts' particles to regions above 200-1,000 Kilometer.
Here it is significant to understand that till such times when the magnetosphere of earth was not formed, earth was a barren planet. Nothing could grow over it. As soon as the avi (magnetosphere) was formed, earth became laden with vegetations.
This fact is very beautifully depicted in the TaittirÏya SaŠhitÈ (220.127.116.11) as under
sÈ avir va„È samabhavat. te deva abruvan devapa„ur vÈ ayaŠ samabhÊt. kasmÈ imam ÈlapsyÈmaha iti. Atha vai tarhyalpÈ p‚thvyÈsÏt. ajÈtÈ o–adhayaÌ. tÈm aviŠ va„Èm ÈdityebhyaÌ kÈmÈyÈlabhanta, tato vÈaprayat p‚thivi, ajÈyanta o–adhayaÌ.
Then appeared avi (magnetosphere of earth). The gods proclaimed that this field mass has originated. What should we harness it for? By that time earth was a barren planet. No vegetation had grown on it. That avi was harnessed for life on the earth. Thence the earth became fertile and vegetations grew on it.
The similar observation is attested in MaitrÈya‡Ï Sa×hitÈ.
athavÈ iyaŠ tarhyuk–È’’sÏd alomikÈ. Te abruvan tasmai kÈmÈya alabhÈmahai, yathÈ’syÈm o–adhya„ ca vanaspataya„ ca ajÈyanta.
Or by that time the earth was barren without any hair growth (vegetations) over it. Let us desire for avi (magnetosphere of earth), so that vegetations may grow on the earth like hairs on body.
The above observations indicate essentiality of Avimedha or harnessing avi energy for the growth of vegetations and life on earth.
In Yajurveda (13.50) avi is attributed with epithet of Êr‡Èyu (woolen cover) and described as protective skin cover of pa„us (tvacaŠ pa„ÊnÈm).
imam Êr‡ÈyuŠ varu‡asya nÈbhiŠ tvacaŠ a„ÊnÈm.
Here it may also be noted that field lines of intermediate space act as woolen filter for solar radiation to reach the earth. These field lines, in fact, act as the skin cover of earth to shieid it from solar winds. That is why, the avi is attributed with the above epithets.
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