By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh
Earlier it saw mentioned that Pranava Veda as a lost science. The Pranava Veda, the foundation for the scientific background of this body of knowledge, was lost for hundreds maybe thousands of years. There is an amazing story about its rediscovery that will shed light on the privilege it is to learn about Mayan and the Pranava Veda.
In a small village in rural Tamil Nadu, India, there lived a scholar and poet by name Veerabathiranar, also known as Kaurmari Dasar. Veerabathiranar was a savant and had a divine gift of perfectly memorizing thousands of verses of ancient texts. The works of Mayan were among the texts he memorized in his younger years.
Veerabathiranar had a special interest in astrology and sought out ancient palm leaf texts at the famed Saraswati Mahal Library in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India. The Saraswathi Mahal Library contains rare and valuable collections of palm leaf manuscripts on all aspects of art, culture and literature and medical prescription of ancient Ayurveda scholars including patient case studies and interviews in the manuscripts classified under the Dhanvantari section. These manuscripts have been collected for hundreds of years – some of the knowledge is thousands of years old.
In his search for the most ancient texts on astrology, Veerabathiranar found a large cache of very ancient palm leaf texts. He read portions of them and then continued to look for astrology texts. Something inside drew him back to the old cache of texts he found. He kept reading them again and again for four years. He soon came to realize that these texts were of great import. He realized that the legendary great sage and architect named Mamuni Mayan wrote them.
Over time, Veerabathiranar became so entranced by Mayans’ writing that he began to memorize thousands and thousands of verses. He returned on a regular basis to study and memorize what was called the Pranava Veda.
One day many years later Veerabathiranar went back to the library to view the text once again. He discovered that the source texts were missing. They were stolen, sold, or lost in a fire. It was unclear about what actually happened to them. He came to understand that he was the only source available for the preservation of this profound knowledge. He then sought out Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati whom he knew had a great interest in the works of Mamuni Mayan because of Sthapati’s ancient family lineage as a Mayonic architect.
As Dr. Sthapati listened to Veerabathiranar chant the ancient texts he was mesmerized. He soon became overwhelmed with the importance of these scriptures. He realized that this knowledge being transmitted in front of him was the foundation of his own Vaastu lineage and the authentic entire lineage of Sthapatya Veda.
While Mayan was thought of as a mythical being from legends in many parts of India, in the southern region of Tamil Nadu, where he first lived after the great deluge, he was respected as a real human and authentic progenitor of Pranava Veda – the ultimate source of Vaastu Shastras, Agamas, and much of Indian culture. There even exist today places where he was known to have built shrines. His teachings were passed down to his twelve disciples and spread throughout India and to many places in the rest of the world.
Dr. Sthapati’s lineage was part of the tradition begun by Mayan. Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati took great effort in recording, in writing, the fifty – thousand verses of the Pranava Veda that Veerabathiranar recited to him. The Pranava Veda is one of the oldest Tamil Works available today. It is presented as the source of Vedas by Veda Vyasa himself (compiler of the Vedas). This scripture deals with the basic principles of Light, Sound, Space, Time and Self (individual and Universal soul). The Pranava Veda is said to be a detailed commentary on Mayan’s seminal work The Aintiram that is currently a published text.
Dr. S. P. Sabharathnam, a Vastu and Agama scholar and translator of Mayan’s works and many other ancient texts says this about Pranava Veda:
The working pattern of the basic two aspects of Pranava (OM) – OM light and Om sound is the core subject of this work. The nature of Primal Light is analyzed in terms of visible rays, invisible rays, sparks and flames, which are constantly working. In inner cosmos and outer cosmos, (inner cosmos is within every Human body) the nature of Primal Sound is analyzed in terms of audible and inaudible sounds which go hand in hand with the Luminous rays and sparks. The Pranava Veda establishes the truth that there is the basic source of Primal Light, which emits trillions and trillions of luminous beams, which are classified into three – solar, lunar, and fiery. All the visible luminous bodies moving in the near and distant heavens derive their energy only from this Basic Source of Primal Light… The Pranava Veda speaks elaborately on the 64 square grid, micro-abode, five-fold manifestation, five cosmic elements, the positive, negative and neutral interaction between the five cosmic elements and above all the unfailing total identity and correspondence between the inner cosmos (human body) and the outer cosmos.
Some of the worthy declarations made in this Veda are:
- Who is there in this world who has perfectly realized the greatness and efficacy of the human body?
- It is only the perfect human being who could gain the essential knowledge of the Eternal Existence and of the ever-pure Space of Consciousness.
- It is only the perfect human being who could gain the beatific intuition and everlasting Bliss.
- It is only the perfect human being who could co-ordinate the basic functions of light, sound, space and time.
- It is only the perfect human being who could attain the knowledge of Cosmic totality within himself and elevate Himself to the extreme spiritual heights.
The Pranava Veda, which is replete with basic principles and concepts of the ever – expanding universe and the visible and invisible cosmic structures, is sure to benefit the reader in great measure.
Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.