According to Adhi Parva in Mahabharata, Guru Dronacharya (Drona means pot, Acharya means Scholar) was not born in a womb of a woman but he was born in a Drona, a pot made up of sand when Rishi Bhardwaj stored his semen in a pot and kept it in his ashram. After a while,

Dronacharya was born. That's why Drona has no mother in Mahabharat. This can be considered as a reference to a similar technique like the use of cloning, test-tube, or artificial womb used today in the modern world. Similarly, the test-tube technique can be stated on the birth
of Kauravas. Rishi Dwaipayan(Ved Vyasa) gave a boon to Gandhari that she would be blessed with 100 sons equal in might to her lord and accomplishments. Gandhari's pregnancy went on for two years without any sign of delivery. Hearing of the birth of five divine-looking sons of
Kunti, Gandhari became furious with her condition and hit her abdomen hard. Soon after, she delivered not even one son, but a hard lump of mass which horrified everyone. Gandhari went to Dwaipayana and complained about the lump of mass, and doubted the rishi's boon, to which
Dwaipayana affirmed he had never spoken a lie even in jest. He then asked Gandhari to cut the lump of mass into 100 pieces and place it in 100 different pots filled with clarified butter and wait. On Gandhari's request of a daughter, the pieces were cut into 101.
The boon finally fructified and the first Kaurava, Duryodhana, was born followed by his 99 brothers
and a sister named Duhsala.

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Agastya Rishi is one of the incredible sages. The basic formula for creating electricity is based on the ancient principles of Rishi Agastya. The code composed by him covered the tremendous knowledge of subjects including a formula for making a battery.


In the code, Agastya has mentioned several theories to create clean energy thereby providing electricity with natural resources. Furthermore, similar theories are even followed by the advanced batteries we use today. Sage Agastya composed a book called 'Agastya Samhita'.

There is a lot of discussion about this book. Surprisingly, the sources related to power generation are found in this book. His text says :

संस्थाप्य मृण्मये पात्रे ताम्रपत्रं सुसंस्कृतम्‌। छादयेच्छिखिग्रीवेन चार्दाभि: काष्ठापांसुभि:॥ दस्तालोष्टो निधात्वय: पारदाच्छादितस्तत:।

संयोगाज्जायते तेजो मित्रावरुणसंज्ञितम्‌॥

Take an Earthen Pot and put the Copper sheet and Copper Sulphate in it, then put Wet saw dust in between and put Zinc and Mercury above it. The reaction of all these will lead to the emergence of Electricity from it. Agastya Samhita also

gives details of using electricity for electroplating. He
figured out the method of polishing copper, gold, and silver by battery, hence Agastya is also known as Kumbodbhav.

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