Vedic Agriculture in Ancient India
Vedic agriculture in Ancient India had many developments in science, mathematics, civilization, and Agriculture. Especially, the Vedic people skilled in cultivation and succeed in Agriculture. The Hindu people had strongly followed the traditions and cultures so that every practice of agriculture was associated with these religious customs. The people started the agricultural practices such were ploughing, sowing, reaping and harvesting on auspicious days only. Few of the people made the crop fields as their modern laboratories and studied the nature of crops and plants. The Vedic Agriculture performed properly by understanding the weather and monsoons.
Sages Contribution to Vedic Agriculture in India
The Vedic people cultivated the crops of wheat, barley, and other eatable nuts which were the primary food items. In Rigveda, the Rishis didn’t mention the rice. So that the Vedic people didn’t know about the cultivation of Paddy. The Rishis wrote the hymns in Rig Veda and Atharvaveda about the importance of rains and the cattle. Even the six seasons also narrated and exposed the particular uses of every season. The Vedic people had good knowledge of science, they also found out the role of light in manufacturing the food off the trees themselves. The people utilized the Sun rays for the purpose of getting good crops in Vedic agriculture.
Vedas Contribution to Vedic Agriculture
Vedic people’s another achievement was Manuring. The people of the Vedic period used the useless items like the leaves, cow dung and other materials thrown into the agriculture land made them decompose. This process made the soil to increase the fertility of good crops. The Atharvaveda narrated, how to increase the soil fertility and how to improve the productivity of the cultivated land. Our ancestors were very popular in understanding about the importance of cultivation. So that they widely wrote the books about how to Cultivate the crops.
The Vedic people divided the plants into various groups. Especially, eatable plants, creeps, medicinal plants and many other. They keenly studied the nature and benefits of the plants. The plant life and benefits of each plant also described in our ancient books. Moreover, the agriculture people should know about the cultivation and the nature of plants. So the Sages have been written about the functions of roots of the trees, twigs, flowers, leaves, and fruits.