PM Modi takes leaf from Batra book: Mahabharat genetics, Lord Ganesha surgery

Stressing on the need to improve healthcare facilities, Modi said India had “capabilities” in several fields during ancient times.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2014 10:16 am
Narendra Modi said India had “capabilities” in several fields during ancient times. Narendra Modi said India had “capabilities” in several fields during ancient times.

Seeming to take a page out of Dina Nath Batra’s book, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has linked medical science to mythology, citing “plastic surgery” and “genetic science” to explain the creation of Lord Ganesh and Karna respectively.

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Speaking at a function in Mumbai on Saturday, he said, “Medical science ki duniya mein hum garv kar sakte hain ki hamara desh kisi samay mein kya tha. Mahabharat mein Karna ki katha, hum sab Karna ke vishay mein Mahabharat mein padhte hain. Lekin kabhi humne thoda sa aur sochna shuru karen to dhyaan mein aayega ki Mahabharat ka kehna hai ki Karna maa ki god se paida nahi hua tha. Iska matlab ye hua ki us samay genetic science maujood tha. Tabhi to Karna, maa ki god ke bina, uska janma hua hoga. ( We can feel proud of what our country achieved in medical science at one point of time. We all read about Karna in Mahabharat. If we think a little more, we realise that Mahabharat says Karna was not born from his mother’s womb. This means that genetic science was present at that time. That is why Karna could be born outside his mother’s womb).”

According to the text of the speech posted on the PMO website, he  said, “Hum Ganeshji ki pooja karte hain. Koi to plastic surgeon hoga us zamaane mein jisne manushya ke shareer par haathi ka sar rakhkar ke plastic surgery ka prarambh kiya hoga.  (We worship Lord Ganesh. There must have been some plastic surgeon at that time who got an elephant’s head on the body of a human being and began the practice of plastic surgery).”

Stressing on the need to improve healthcare facilities, Modi said India had “capabilities” in several fields during ancient times. “There must be many areas in which our ancestors made big contributions. Some of these are well recognised. If we talk about space science, our ancestors had, at some point, displayed great strengths in space science. What people like Aryabhatt had said centuries ago are being recognised by science today. What I mean to say is that we are the country which had these capabilities. We need to regain these,” he said.

In his book, Tejomay Bharat, which was made compulsory reading in Gujarat schools, Batra, convenor of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, has said, “.America wants to take the credit for invention of stem cell research, but the truth is that India’s Dr Balkrishna Ganpat Matapurkar has already got a patent for regenerating body parts. You would be surprised to know that this research is not new and that Dr Matapurkar was inspired by the Mahabharata. Kunti had a bright son like the sun itself. When Gandhari, who had not been able to conceive for two years, learnt of this, she underwent an abortion. From her womb a huge mass of flesh came out. (Rishi) Dwaipayan Vyas was called. He observed this hard mass of flesh and then he preserved it in a cold tank with specific medicines. He then divided the mass of flesh into 100 parts and kept them separately in 100 tanks full of ghee for two years. After two years, 100 Kauravas were born of it. On reading this, he (Matapurkar) realised that stem cell was not his invention. This was found in India thousands of years ago.”

The book carries a customised message from Modi, as then Gujarat Chief Minister.

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    kumar
    Sep 13, 2015 at 11:01 pm
    This is our prime minister????
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      PS!
      Sep 19, 2015 at 10:38 am
      For those who write dismissing the comments of the PM, it will be worthwhile to note that even Sanskrit Language is highly scientific and was designed with great mathematical genius which is mind boggling. Apart from the highly embedded maths within Sanskrit, the language is also great understanding of the various layers of the cosmos - consciousness - intelligence - mind - body complex. Similarly, 95% of the surgical instruments inside the modern operation theaters used by Surgeons are similar to the ones designed by Sushruta. The techniques used by the Indian surgeons of those times without using anesthesia are being replicated in some of the most 'advanced' brain surgeries where they require the patient to be conscious during the operation. There is considerable evidence that many techniques discovered by ancient Indians existed but our knowledge got lost as our Knowledge systems got destro due to a variety of reasons - internal as well as external. How do barbarians compete with an advanced society? By bringing it down physically and destroying the knowledge systems; getting the public to forget their knowledge, making them ridicule and suspect their own hereditary knowledge. The British who came in the 16-17 Century were astonished with the level of education and erudition in India that even 500 years of Islamic conquest could not destroy. During that period, as Europe got connected with India, every major University in Europe opened up a Sanskrit department to mine the treasure trove of information coming from India. Many of these advances in Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, Navigation sciences, metallurgy, Chemistry, physical sciences etc were appropriated and became the reason of Europe's emergence from the Christian Dark Ages. These departments were closed without much trace as Europe felt it had obtained what it needed. In the meantime, Indian minds have go colonized. They feel that India never innovated or invented anything. The British began to make-over the Indian education system to produce glorified Clerks to do the bidding of Colonial masters without doing any critical thinking. Look at the state of 'Higher' education in India today, and you will see the same mindless rotten frameworks in place. Any attempt to change this is called Saffronization. The deluded, colonized minds have also become closed minds. Sri Aurobindo and many others rightly foresaw that India will not get free with mere physical freedom - it will need to usher in freedom of the intellect and the spirit.
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        Annapurna
        May 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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          Annapurna
          May 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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            Logical Pariot
            Jan 5, 2015 at 9:16 am
            With this man Modi at helm..God save India!
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              Lokesh
              Jan 11, 2015 at 6:00 am
              You are giving Tough time to Kapil sharma :P
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                sudon't
                Jan 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm
                And since when do the gods need the help of man? Does Modi think the gods were created by plastic surgeons? It is a ridiculous idea, whether from the point of view of theology, or of science.
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                  sudon't
                  Jan 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm
                  It is interesting, is it not, how everyone can plainly see how ridiculous every other religion's theologies are. If only they would examine their own religion with the same eyes...
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                    Awareness4All
                    Oct 28, 2014 at 10:48 am
                    Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                      Awareness4All
                      Oct 28, 2014 at 10:48 am
                      Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                        Awareness4All
                        Oct 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm
                        Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                          Awareness4All
                          Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm
                          Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                            Awareness4All
                            Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm
                            Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                              Awareness4All
                              Oct 28, 2014 at 9:47 am
                              Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                                Awareness4All
                                Oct 28, 2014 at 9:47 am
                                Dear Modiji, Just imagine how brilliant that person who did this surgery, but such brilliant person could not think to fix human head instead he tried to make things complicated and fix elephants head. But the main question is, how come the God could not recognize his son and behead him. Beheading someone is a terrorist activity like ISIS beheading the US journalists. How can God be involved in terrorists activity?
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                                  Awareness4All
                                  Oct 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm
                                  You forget to mention one more important invention of who can fly and also can shift mountains with his Hands. But unfortunately he was not able to take Ram to Lanka in his hands to rescue Sita. Why he didn't took Ram and his sena in his hand to Lanka is require another study.
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                                    Awareness4All
                                    Oct 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm
                                    You forget to mention one more important invention of who can fly and also can shift mountains with his Hands. But unfortunately he was not able to take Ram to Lanka in his hands to rescue Sita. Why he didn't took Ram and his sena in his hand to Lanka is require another study.
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                                      Awareness4All
                                      Oct 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm
                                      You should start first. First thing you should practice is Sati Pratha which is amazing!
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                                        Awareness4All
                                        Oct 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm
                                        You should start first. First thing you should practice is Sati Pratha which is amazing!
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                                          IndianWellWisher
                                          Oct 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm
                                          Agree, did he really say it? Was it taken out of context, I am surprised.
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                                            Observer
                                            Oct 28, 2014 at 10:45 am
                                            Wow, now Ganeshji is not an original, but a face transplant?? Do we have to make ourselves seem like loonies
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