SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS AS ROOTED IN SANSKRIT LITERATURE
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world. It has a history of more than 3500 years . It is
predominantly used in the works of Hinduism, Buddha and Jain philosophy. It is a branch of IndoEuropean family of languages. Right from the Rgveda which is widely regarded to be one of the ancient
most written books the Sanskrit language bears a vast range of literature. Apart from all the poetical or
classical literature there are many works on scientific and technical aspects in Sanskrit language. The
ancient Sanskrit literature like the four Vedas, Upanisads and Epic bear the core concepts of Science
and Technology. Elements of physics, Chemistry, Botany, Aeronautics, Medical Science, Mathematics,
Engineering, Environmental Science and so on are profusely found in the texts of Sanskrit.