ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: VAISHESHIKA DARSHANA: A DARSHANA AHEAD OF TIME EXPLAINED THROUGH PILUPAKAVADA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Sonali N. Fulkar *, Roshani Yawale, Ketkee Nirmal, Ashvin Bagde, Chitranshu Saxena
Abstract: Ayurveda is an ancient science which still has relevance in the present era. Ayurveda has taken references from Darshana at various places. Darshana is the philosophical view of the person. Darshana has given an opinion regarding the formation of srushti (universe). ‘Vaisheshika Darshana’, one of the Nastika Darshana, has explained the srushti utpatti through Pilupakavada. Pilupkavada is the theory that explains the universe's formation through ‘pilu’, that is, ‘parmanu’, which could be considered an atom according to modern science. The Darshana, which is more than 2500 years old, explains the element similar to the atom without any advanced technology. This article attempts to prove how Vaisheshika Darshana was ahead of time and still relevant in the present era through the concept of Pilupakavada by comparing it with the chemical reaction of water formation. The Pilupakavada have explained the changes happening in a material at the chemical level in three stages. The chemical reaction explained by modern sciences could correlate with the three stages of the Vaisheshika Darshana. Thus, we can say the Darshana was ahead of time. What modern sciences have explained with lots of technology Darshana have given base for that without having any access to the technology.
Keyword: Darshana, Parmanu, Pilupaka vada, Molecules, Chemical reaction, Vaisheshika Darshana.