when Greece and Italy, these cradles of modern civilization, housed only the tenants of the wilderness, India was the seat of wealth and grandeur..." (source: Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence - "The idea that scientists or theologians, with our present still puny understanding of this vast and awesome cosmos, can comprehend the origins of the universe is only a little less silly than the idea that Mesopotamian astronomers of 3,000 years ago from whom the ancient Hebrews borrowed, during the Babylonian captivity, the cosmological accounts in the first chapter of Genesis could have understood the origins of the universe. While the West was still thinking, perhaps, of 6,000 years old universe India was already envisioning ages and eons and galaxies as numerous as the sands of the Ganges.The Universe so vast that modern astronomy slips into its folds without a ripple.The Vedic sages had discovered the subtle nature of reality, and had coded it in the form of the Vedas.
Sage Bharata in his Natyasastra 2.23 refers to the sages who knew the hidden meaning of the Vedas.
This coding of knowledge proved to be very successful in disseminating the knowledge to common folks.
It was considered sacred and as good as their moral codes for society.
Scientific activities had important functions that were valued in society.
Though all other religions have forgotten their Vedic root or have been forgotten, there is one religion, Hinduism, that has kept the flame of the Vedic wisdom burning continuously.
Vedas which means ' knowledge' contain a good deal of scientific knowledge that was lost over millennia, which needs to be recovered.
Hindu sages describe time as cyclic, an endless procession of creation, preservation and dissolution.
Scientists such as Carl Sagan have expressed amazement at the accuracy of space and time descriptions given by the ancient rishis and saints, who fathomed the secrets of the universe through their mystically awakened senses.
He served with competence for eighteen years and in 1915 officiated as Chief Justice.