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‘Vedic literature alone provides insight into human evolution'

Vedic scholar Pidaparti Subrahmanyam speaking at the inaugural of Ugadi festivities in Rajahmundry on Saturday. — PHOTO: S. RAMBABU
Vedic scholar Pidaparti Subrahmanyam speaking at the inaugural of Ugadi festivities in Rajahmundry on Saturday. — PHOTO: S. RAMBABU

“Vedic literature is the oldest available works in the world. It has been put to more litmus tests than modern science,” Pidaparti Subrahmanyam of Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Bhopal, has said.

Inaugurating the three-day Ugadi festivities being organised by the Hindu Samaj here on Saturday, he said that it was proved that Vedic literature alone provided insights into human evolution, civilisation, society, wellbeing of human beings, and many other things related to human life.

“Evolution of human beings dates back to about 2 million years and modern behaviour just 50,000 years ago. The Indus Valley Civilisation and modern civilisation have a history of not more than 4,000 to 6,000 years, and they are not older than Vedic civilisation,” he said. The extensive research done by Copernicus and scientists of the West show the depth of Vedic sciences, he added.

Earlier, the festivities commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by samaj secretary Nyapati Narasimha Rao and his wife Ramanamma.

Speaking on the occasion, Pidaparti Poornaiah Trust organiser Subrahmanyam said that astrology could not be dismissed as a pseudo science. “Anybody challenging the Vedic literature and astrology should first study them in depth, and compare them with modern science,” he said. The programme was presided over by C.V. Poornachandra Rao, member of the Hindu Samaj Trust.


  • Indus Valley and modern civilisations are not older than Vedic civilisation, he says
  • ‘Astrology, which is part of Vedic literature, cannot be dismissed as pseudo-science'


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