Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal (DSIIJ), published by Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, is successfully continuing to serve one of the primary objectives i.e. To provide a platform for research on interdisciplinary subjects of Vedic Culture (Dev Sanskriti) and to provide a proper blend of science and spirituality. Born out of a unique vision of the groundbreaking scholar and great visionary, Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharaya, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya is an educational Institution to mold Its students into noble and enlightened human beings; selfless, warm¬ hearted, compassionate and kind individuals. One of the primary objectives of the University is to provide education and conduct research in the disciplines of Vedic Culture (Dev Sanskriti) and to provide a proper blend of science and spirituality.
The present 19th volume of the journal includes contributions from across disciplines covering the interdisciplinary subjects of Ancient wisdom. The first research article is of Author Marcus Schmieke from Institute of Existential Consciousness Research (ECR), Berlin, Germany. The author studied Bohm´s Super Implicate Order and the Quantum Zeno Effect and found that the objects of higher-order levels, like collective psychic, archetypal and spiritual contents, as well as mathematics, logic and natural laws, are strongly slowed down in their evolution.
The second paper is by Rajive Gupta. The author investigated the suitable indicators for rural development and identified seven broad heads indicators i.e. basic data, social indicators, economic indicators, educational indicators, wellness and health indicators, access to public amenities, and natural environment indicators, which will greatly help Gram Panchayats, planners, policymakers to learn and improve upon shortcomings and replicate successes achieved in rural development.
The third paper is very unique and presented by Jwalant Bhawsar. The author has explored the concept of telepathy and presented a perspective from the study of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya’s literature. According to the findings of the author after the in-depth study of the literature of Pandit Shriram Sharma, which includes his huge volumes of complete works (Vangmays) and other spiritual and scientific texts, it was found that the telepathic capacities, through the proper practice of various spiritual techniques and personality refinements, can also be acquired and enhanced.
The fourth paper is a case study presented by Dhriti Poswal, about the Effect of Traditional Ritual ‘Garbhotsav Sanskar’ on Infant’s Mental Health in Karnal District Haryana. In the case study, it has been found that the Garbhotsav Sanskar has helped mothers and is very effective in every way for better child development both emotionally and physically.
The fifth paper is from overseas. Author Nanjundappa Harshavardhana and Kuravanka G Srinivas presented a short synopsis of Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Ten Verses. Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the ‘kernel’ that guides mankind by eradicating ignorance and imparting self-knowledge. It is a practical tool that guides one in profound crisis and imparts several self-help tools that are practical to the contemporary era. The next paper is a discussion presented by Gayatri Sharma about Garbhotsava Sanskar (Indian traditional ritual) under "Aao Gadhe Sanskarvaan Pedhe" campaign of Shantikunj Haridwar. The author discussed the importance of garbhsanskar and presented the efforts made for social awareness for pregnant women. The seventh paper is by (name of the author). The author Colette Worcester and Chinmay Pandya presented a review of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage and yoga practice in patients with metastatic breast cancer. In the study, the author addressed some geographical and cultural differences in CAM usage, the benefits of yoga for this patient population to improve quality of life, and highlighted study limitations and implementation.
The last paper is a review paper and a part of the series of Exploring the Science of Marma - An Ancient Healing Technique in which Marma in Yoga and Other Ancient Indian Traditions is been studied by authors Alka Mishra and Vandana Shrivastava. The authors explored the use of Marma Science in Yoga and other ancient Indian traditions. It is observed that various Yogic practices had been devised with the primary aim of stimulating specific Marma points, with important healing applications.
We heartily congratulate and thank the reviewers and all the contributors. We hope, this issue of the journal will inspire and generate interest among researchers, educators, policymakers, and professionals to understand the significance of Indigenous Knowledge in the present era. We also thank all The readers and seek your feedback to make the journal a more effective vehicle in the field of Indigenous knowledge. Enjoy reading and enrich yourself. Have a wonderful year ahead!
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