|Energy Generation through Vedas||
Water Energy/ Hydro power
ÿgveda (10.45.1) speaks about origin of energy from three places. First one from celestial sphere, i.e. sun, second one from earth and third one from waters (both earthly as well as rain).
divaspari prathamaŠ jaj¤e
agnirasmad dvitÏyaŠ jÈtavedÈÌ
t‚tÏyam apsu n‚ma‡È ajasram
indhÈna enaŠ jarate svÈdhÏÌ
Energy was first born in celestial sphere from sun; as JÈtavedas it was born the second time from earth; thirdly it occupied its place in the waters. Energy is the benefactor of human beings in the form of electricity. He who knows the properties of energy appreciates it highly utilizing it in various ways.
RV. (10.45.2) talks about three main stations of energy, sun, earth and midsphere and also of many other stations like waters, winds and fossil fuels etc.
vidmÈ te agne tredhÈ trayÈ‡i
vidmÈ te dhÈma vibh‚tÈ purutrÈ
vidmÈ te nÈma paramaŠ guhÈ
yadvidmÈ tamutsaŠ yata Èjagantha
We recognize your three main stations, Energy, and your three (forms): we recognize your many other stations; we know what your supreme secret appellation (is): we know the source, whence you have proceeded.
ÿgveda (10.45.3) again upholds the idea of harnessing geothermal (marine), solar and atmospheric energy for the welfare of humanity.
samudre tvÈ n‚ma‡È apsvantar
n‚cak–È Ïdhe divo agna Êdhan
t‚tÏye tvÈ rajasi tasthivÈnsam
apÈm upasthe mahi–È avardhan
He who wants the welfare of humanity, harness marine energy, the solar energy and atmospheric energy from clouds.
RV. (2.1.1) discloses different five sources which can be harnessed to generate energy.
tvam agne dyubhistvam È„u„uk–a‡is
tvamadbhyas tvam a„manas pari
tvaŠ vanebhyas tvam o–adhÏbhyas
tvaŠ n‚‡ÈŠ n‚pate jÈyase „uciÌ
The energy is generated from sun, from waters, from lodestone, from trees and from plants. It is the mainstay for human beings. It is pure and all-irradiating, from the waters, from the stones, from trees, and from plants. It creates light.
In all the above mantras of Vedas it has been highlighted that energy which has properties of light, heat, electricity and magnetism occupies its place in three regions, celestial sphere, midsphere and earth. Its six sources have also been described.
According to Matsya PurÈ‡a (128.5-9), energy has three origins. First one is called celestial energy originating from sun. Second one originates from waters and third one originates from earth. The verse goes like this:
ataÌ paraŠ trividhasya agneÌ
vak–ye ahaŠ samudbhavam
divyasya bhautikasya anger
abyoneÌ pÈrthivasya ca.
Let me describe the three fold origin of energy. First from space (sun), second from waters and third from earth.
Energy originating from sun is called „uci, that which originates from earth is called pavmÈna and the one originating from waters is called vidyuta or pÈvaka.
pavamÈnastu loke’smin pÈrthivaÌ so’gnirucyate
ya„cÈsau tapate sÊrye „uciragnistu sa sm‚taÌ
vaidyoto’bjastu vij¤eyaste–ÈŠ vak–yetha lak–a‡am.
Thus energy generated through waters is called pÈvaka or vidyuta (electricity).
Energy is also described as progeny of waters. Somewhere it is mentioned as residing in the embryo of waters.
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