On 27th March 2014, i.e. Thursday, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu introduced us to Dr. Nikola Tesla. Dr. Tesla is believed to be the greatest scientist the world has ever seen. Largely forgotten, his inventions remain a part and parcel of everyday life of each and every human on this planet. Hence from today I am commencing a series on Dr. Nikola Tesla which will redraw attention to this saintly personality and his ahead-of-time inventions.
Dr. Nikola Tesla a Serbian-born American, better called, ‘The Greatest Scientist of the Millennium’ was indeed the greatest inventor, futurist and a visionary physicist best known across the world for his path-breaking inventions of Alternating Current, free energy, wireless power transmission amongst thousands of others.
Dr. Nikola Tesla was born at midnight of 10th July 1856 amidst intense summer lighting storm, to a Catholic religious family in the then Austrian empire (modern-day Croatia). Interestingly the midwife who had helped his mother deliver baby Nikola, had predicted him to be ‘The Child of Storm’ and indeed he turned out to be so.
An epitome of electrical and mechanical engineering, Dr. Nikola Tesla enrolled himself at the Austrian Polytechnic School in Graz on a Military Border Scholarship. Further to this Dr. Tesla went to University of Prague to pursue philosophy. Dr. Tesla was awarded with honorary doctorates from the Yale University and the Columbia University respectively. Dr. Tesla knew 18 languages out of which he had mastery over 12, which includes his native Serbo-Croat, and Latin, Italian, French, German, English, amongst others.
Dr. Nikola Tesla is accredited with more than 700 patents to his name which is a record by itself. Amongst an innumerable list of inventions, Dr. Tesla has invented and pioneered are Alternating Current, Peace Ray, humanoid robots, television, remote control, x-rays, wireless power transmission, free energy from Cosmic rays, induction motor, radio, rotating magnetic field principle, telephone repeater, Tesla Coil transformer, wireless communication, teleportation, Spacetime bending, Time Travel, etc., the list is almost endless.
Dr. Nikola Tesla has been decorated with many awards and honours for these extremely innovative and out-of-the-box inventions of his. This list includes ‘The Order of St. Sava,’ conferred on him by King Milan I of Serbia in 1883, ‘The Elliott Cresson Medal‘ which is the highest award given by the Franklin Institute, ‘The John Scott Award‘ for inventions contributed to the ‘comfort, welfare, and happiness’ of humankind. Other awards include, ‘The Order of Prince Danilo‘ by King Nikola of Montenegro, the Edison Medal – believed to be the most coveted electrical engineering prize in the US, that was awarded to him in the year 1917, etc.
International unit of Magnetic Flux Density recognized as ‘Tesla’ which is infact named after Dr. Nikola Tesla. Dr. Tesla was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 1975. The US Postal Service posthumously honoured Dr. Nikola Tesla’s achievements by releasing a commemorative stamp in the year 1983. ‘The Nikola Tesla Award‘ which is one of the most distinguished honours presented by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, is been given annually since 1976. Further, to commemorate Dr. Tesla’s achievements, every year, the 10th of July is celebrated as ‘Nikola Tesla Day’, in the United States.
All the inventions of Dr. Nikola Tesla’s were so progressive and ahead-of-time that he is believed to have given birth to the second industrial revolution and actually chartered the ‘The Electrical Era’. In a nutshell Dr. Tesla’s inventions have laid the very foundation of not just the 20th century but the 21st century as well. Dr. Tesla’s inventions were so ahead of time and hence globally watched that every major country of the world had placed its spies to monitor the movements of this ingenious genius. Dr. Nikola Tesla is a scientist, innovator and a human-being of highest and one of its kinds.
He saw God in every phenomenon of science. In his every invention he proved science and spirituality to be the two sides of a same coin that are complimentary to each other and governed by the ‘Supreme Force’, The God. It would be next to impossible to have such a talented exploit of science and spirituality and a visionary back again. Due to all his inventions and innovations he is revered as The God of Science.
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