Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:17 CDT
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An Indore-based Vedic scholar has claimed that the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is not a recent invention of the West but an ancient science traceable in the vestiges of the Mohanjo- Daro of Indus valley civilization. Author of four books on Vedic literature, Dr CP Trivedi has in his latest book claimed presence of DNA science in Vedas. The book "Vedic science vis-a-vis modern science" is going to be published soon.
"I am proud to claim that DNA was first discovered in India more than 18000 years ago. Its description is in the Vedas and figures are on the seals excavated from the Indus valley", avers Dr Trivedi.
Accepted theory about the DNA is that it was first isolated by Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869. Its double helix structure was first revealed by Watson and Crick in 1953 which is the acceptable structure till date.Dr Trivedi claims that the evidence of the discovery of DNA and the cell division process are visible in the archeological seals and stones of the Mohenjo and Daro settlements.
"The DNA was termed as Tvashta and Vivasvat in Vedas. Its pictorial representation is visible on the seals of the Indus Valley civilization," says Dr Trivedi.According to the scholar, group of tiny seals expresses evolution of the creation from pre-cosmic condition to evolution of man symbolically in chronological order. The pictorial representation on the seals is akin to the detailed structure of DNA and the gene transfer process as depicted in the modern day science, he says.
Dr Trivedi earlier wrote to the prime minister office about his claims on DNA. "The PMO forwarded my request to the department of culture, Government of India. But nothing has happened since then," he rues. Dr Trivedi has presented several papers on evidence of DNA in Vedic interpretations abroad. "I recently presented my paper in Athens and my findings received great appreciation there," said Dr Trivedi.