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 trayȇi

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 Purȇa (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.  



 Energy in Vedas


 Vai„e–ika’s three forms of Energy


 Puru–a (Energy in Universe)

 A„va (Solar Energy)  

 Water Energy/ Hydro power


 Marine Energy


 Field Energy or Energy of Intermediate Space (Avi)


 Aja (Dark Energy)


 Geothermal Energy (Gau)


 Puri–a Agni (Bio-energy of Earth)

 Vedic Law of Conservation of Energy  
 Law of Equivalene of Mass Energy  
 Electrical Energy in the Vedas