Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Proud to be an Indian!!!

I am proud to be an Indian, because India has a very long tradition and heritage and numerous things that makes the people of the world wonder. From art, architecture, engineering, medicine, mathematics and what not. For art, Ajanta Ellora caves are the best examples and the arts; for Architecture and Engineering, the various temples built across the subcontinent - the Meenakshi Temple - Madurai, The Brahadeeshwara Temple - Tanjore, The Srirangam Temple - Srirangam - to name a few, and the various dams, the Kallanai for example across the Cauvery. For medicine- Ayurveda, Siddha - these medicinal treatment are known to cure most diseases without any side effects. For mathematics, many stalwarts Aryabhatta (for PI), Bhaskara (Calculus), Bramhagupta (for the numbers that we are using even today) and so on. And the list grows on. Not only in these fields, there were people who mastered astronomy. Infact, the father of surgery, Sushrutha did many complicated surgery even before others civilisations knew that humans could be cured by operating them. if we consider the engineering and architecture of the temples, it is a herculean task to move the massive granite rocks. But how did they cut such huge rocks and shaped them without any tools that are available today and how they transported. In fact, I know how they cut it the rocks so precisely, the technology is from Avaiyar's song and they transported the them using elephants It is still a wonder how these people gained the knowledge. There are answers to these and more informations to be posted in this blog. But for the lack of time, I will continue posting them as i find time. A lot of people need to be described and made known to the world. Their achievements, works are what they have left for us and the generations to come. Lets unravel them in the days to come. Until then read more in Wikipedia


kichami said...

Hi! Prabhu: I am proud of you It is so gratifying an youngster has an abiding faith in India and things that are Indian.I have worked in CBE in 1985-86. S.I am a recent 75 year old blogger writing from Washington D.C area reminiscing 60 years back Srirangam in my >earlydays.blogspot.com.

kichami said...

Hullo Prabhu: Did U see my comment on being Indian?Now thirumoolar's 'Thirumandiram' is not merely a hymn of praise on Lord Shiva ,not merely a description of life,diseases, afflictions,remedies etc but something metaphysical,lifting a man with body and soul to higher planes which the modern man does it with science,technology and gadgets.Wonderful!If U can get 'Karai Siddar's'"KANAKA VAIPPu"
U can read all about the 18 siddars

Anonymous said...

U guys should watch Swades! Its an excellent movie and it talks exactly about it - Culture & Tradition! We keep boasting about it when we are afraid of loosing! "We are not a great country - but we have the potential to become one" History does not count!!!