The hundred Kauravas born to Gandhari during Mahabharatha were test-tube babies, believes Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao. He made an elaborate presentation on the same during his speech titled 'Science In Indian Way of Life' at the Indian Science Congress' 'Meet the Scientist Session' held in Jalandhar on Friday.
"Gandhari gave birth to 100 Kauravas. Everybody wonders and nobody believes, how come Gandhari gave birth to 100 children? How is it humanly possible? Can a woman give birth to 100 children in one lifetime?" Rao shot a question to the puzzled audience.
"But now, we believe we have test-tube babies. Again, the Mahabharata says, 100 eggs were fertilised and put into 100 earthen pots. Are they not test tube babies? Stem cell research in this country was present thousands of years ago. Today, we speak about stem cell research."
Rao went on to state that the science of guided missiles is not new to India but was present thousands of years ago as well.
Rao explained how Lord Rama used 'astras' and 'shastras' (weapons) and Lord Vishnu used 'guided missiles,’ in the form of his weapon called the 'Vishnu Chakra,’ which was advanced enough to chase targets and terminate them before coming back to Lord Vishnu.
“Now we believe that there is something called a 'boomerang' but Lord Vishnu used it at that time," Rao added.
Rao also said the Ramayana states that Ravana did not just have the Pushpak Vimana, but had 24 types of aircraft of varying capacities. He said that Ravana also had several airports in Lanka and he used these aircraft for different purposes. He also claimed that the theory of 'Dashavatar', the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, is more advanced, and a ‘better’ one than the Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin.
While claiming Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was incomplete, Rao added that the Dashavatar theory also begins with Vishnu’s avatar ‘Matsya,’ a fish, transforms later into the half-man-half-human avatar, Narasimha, and then becomes human with Vishnu’s Vamana avatar. "Western thought stopped at the evolution of human being but Dashavatar theory thought beyond it. We thought beyond the Vamana avatar and the saints and sages thought of a more matured man (Rama and Krishna)," Rao said.
Watch Rao's speech from 1:09:50 below.