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Aditya Hrdayam Again - Part 29 - Apa the Photons..

Background Before I proceed with Rg Veda, I will take this opportunity to explain Apa, which I translate as photons. What is Apah..? Apa is translated as ‘Waters’. Since it is said to be ‘Waters’ at the origin of Universe, Aurobindo translates it as ‘Celestial Waters’.
I translated Apah as photons. Photons are Bosons. At extremely cold temperatures they can exist as Bose-Einstein condensate state of matter or as in‘Superfluids’.  This bosonic  superfluid  with zero viscosity and zero entropy are the ‘Celestial waters’ or Apa.
Science says the Bose-Einstien condensates occur in extremely low temperatures only which is not the condition in Origins of Universe, where temperatures were extremely high. But it is also seen that Superfluids can exist inside extreme hot cores of neutron stars at extremely high pressures.
Thus the ‘Celestial waters’ understanding fits a gas of photons in Bose-Einstein condensate state or Superfluid of matter at the Origin of Universe, probably at extremely hi…

Aditya Hrdayam Again - Part 28 - Mantra Pushpam

Background Before I proceed with translation of Rg Veda Mandala 1 Hymn 24, which describes about Varuna more and how Adityas come into being from the Night (naktam), actually growing below it, (hanging like an inverted banyan tree), let me talk about mantra pushpam in Surya Prashna mantras of Taittiriya Aranyakam of the Yajur Veda.

As per our understanding in Aditya Hrdayam series, Apa are Photons, mAyA is rest-mass, Surya are nucleons, Indra are Baryons, Varuna are Mesons and Chandra are Electrons that move around Surya, Agni is the transfer of energy, Pazu are the various elements formed of these.

In our Solar system, sun is the Surya (nucleon), Moon are the Chandra (Leptons/Electrons).
Taittiriya Aranyakam - 4-42-4 Since Apa are photons, Surya Prashnam talks of Apa. It says 'Apo hi sta mayo bhuva' which means 'Universe with Rest-mass is indeed formed on the Photons'. This is recited facing the Sun for obvious reasons, as sun gives light. Light is made of photons.

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