Updated: Sep 2, 2021
Julius Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist, and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was among those who are credited being the "Father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking the development of nuclear weapons. He was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory. When the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated on 16th July 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico, Oppenheimer remarked that it brought to mind words from the Bhagvad Gita: "I am Death, the destroyer of worlds." And in just a few days, those weapons were used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
"I am Death, the destroyer of worlds" is a sentence in English, but when Oppenheimer said it, he said it in Sanskrit. A surprise to many, Oppenheimer was also a student of Sanskrit. He could speak, read, write, and understand Sanskrit with fluency. He was so much interested in Sanskrit that sometimes it interrupted his focus on science. In 1933, he learned Sanskrit and met Arthur W. Ryder, at Berkeley. Arthur studied Indian history, culture, literature, and philosophy. Oppenheimer read the Bhagvad Gita in the original Sanskrit, and later he cited it as one of the books that most shaped his philosophy of life. While he was a professor, prior to WWII, he was known to quote passages from the Mahabharat in every class lecture. While reading Bhagvad Gita he found clues of Nuclear wars or atom bomb blasts in ancient India. He started another personal research and concluded that ancient India was indeed an atomic power. Those magical weapons that we hear about in the stories of Mahabharat and Ramayan were actually nuclear weapons. Bhagvad Gita itself is powerful evidence of Nuclear Wars in Ancient times, but, there are more.
There is a section of Bhagvad Gita, called the "Book of Drona", which describes those magical weapons, called "Astra" that could destroy entire armies, "causing crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees." Another weapon was described as producing vertical, billowing smoke clouds that opened consecutively like giant umbrellas, reminiscent of the massive ring mushroom clouds produced by the Trinity test.
Among the most destructive of the Astra was the "Brahmastra", created by the Lord Brahma. There is a mention in Bhagvad Gita that "A single projectile charged with all the power in the universe. It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. There was neither a counterattack nor a defense that could stop it. The weapon produced an incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns that rose in all its splendor. After, corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out; pottery broke without any apparent cause, the birds turned white. After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. Any target hit by the Brahmastra would be utterly destroyed, the land would become barren and lifeless, rainfall would cease, and infertility in humans and animals would follow for eons of time".
The Brahmastra was detonated at the end of the final 18-day battle of Kurukshetra. The Pandavas vanquished their enemy, the Kauravas, with the devastating weapon, but the few surviving Pandavas discovered that there was nothing left to occupy, and no one left to rule. The Brahmastra had destroyed the entire Kauravas society and turned the region (present-day Rajasthan) into a desert. The war also marked, in the Vedic system, the beginning of the current "Kaliyuga" age.
There is much physical evidence of nuclear blasts that happened centuries ago, found in different parts of the world. After the Trinity test, the team discovered the green glass in the bomb craters, they named it "Trinitite". This glass was also called nuclear glass or atomic or desert glass. This was formed when silica sand was heated to temperatures above 1700 degrees centigrade by the blast.
Trinity test member and engineer Albion Hart noticed that the Trinitite was much identical to the material he had seen in the African desert decades ago. Does it mean that Africa had already seen a nuclear blast? And the size of the African glass indicated that a blast was at least 10,000 times more powerful than the Trinity bomb. But all similarities were dismissed because no one wanted to believe that a blast of that much intensity could ever happen.
Also, in 1932, a geological survey team member from Egypt, Patrick Clayton was driving across the desert near the Saad Plateau. While driving, he heard an unusual sound, like glass being crunched under his car's wheels. The sound was unusual because he was driving on sand. He stopped and discovered very large pieces of glass in the sand. The similar glass was also found under Neolithic, Sumerian, and Babylonian layers at archaeological sites in Iraq.
Mainstream science says that desert glass is a product of ancient meteor and lightning strikes, but many have debunked these theories. Meteor strikes leave impact craters and other stuff like iron fragments, tektite stones, etc. But these things weren't found in Africa and Egypt.
To much of this blog's interest, there are many more radioactive sites in India and Pakistan, and they are ancient too. Jodhpur, a city in North Rajasthan, a housing project was started. During excavation, a radioactive zone was discovered which has about a five-kilometer square area. Under the ground surface was a layer of highly radioactive dust and ash that had a circular pattern. This is the same pattern that occurs when a typical nuclear detonation happens. That housing project was canceled but in 2016, DRDO built a laboratory at Jodhpur to develop a drone-mounted radioactivity sensor.
Who doesn't know about the Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro? The ancient most civilizations in the world. The ruins of these two cities were discovered in 1920 at the sites which are now a part of Pakistan. Researcher, David Davenport found an epicenter or a crater that could only be created by a blast. Chances of a meteor hit were dismissed because Trinitite-like glasses were discovered. When the excavation reached the original street level, 44 skeletons were found. It was concluded that when those people died, they were trying to run away from something. A 50-yard radius at the site where all objects were found to have been fused and glassified. Another researcher reported that at least one skeleton had 50 times the level of radiation it should have had.
Similar radioactive sites were found across the Indian Sub-continent. Like in Maharashtra, Gujrat, Rajasthan, and more.
It is fascinating to know how well advanced ancient people were. There have been pieces of evidence of a flying object, drying up of an entire sea, people with superhuman strength, and whatnot. Evidence always speaks the truth. If our ancestors were really so advanced and knowledgeable, where has that knowledge lost? Was there a time when someone tried to misuse that power? Maybe the wisest of the people decided to destroy that knowledge and that power so it cannot be misused anymore.
There are clues, there are legends, and the keys. Just like a map. This tells us that knowledge and power were either lost or kept hidden, only to be found again.