Genetic Engineering in Vedic Period? Interesting Facts From Manusmriti

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Annunaki and DNA
Annunaki and DNA

When we start exploring ancient scriptures and mythologies, we often found some information which blows our mind. Sometimes ancient scripture mentions such information that has existed in the past but it is hard to believe.

Like ancient Indian Scripture Mahabharat mentions Nuclear war which occurred before 5000 years at-least or about ancient Indian Vimana scripture in which a lot of precise information is given to create the aircraft.

In the same way, many times ancient scripture reveals hybrid humans which were the combination of humans and animals.

  • In Indian mythology, “Narsingh” was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who was the combination of Lion and human.
  • In Mesopotamian mythology, there was a creature called Lamassu which is a combination of Bull and Human.
  • And Ganesha, a beloved deity in India who is a combination of elephant and human.
  • Many hybrid humans existed in Egyptian mythology as well. One was Horus, with Falcon’s head.
Hybrid Humans

By examining all these examples it seems that our ancestors might have gained the expertise in genetic engineering where they were able to create different creatures as per their need.

Here we are going to explore an ancient Indian scripture “Manusmriti” that’s one chapter tells about the birth which further explains, which type of human will take birth, after mating of two individual humans who had a different type of DNA.

Note: Below explained theory is completely the author’s view. You might relate to it or might not relate to it. I am not presenting any proof in this article except ancient scripture Manusmriti. For a contextual purpose, I may call a newly born child as a newly created product in this article. It is not to hurt anyone’s sentiment. It is just to make sense of the context. I am focusing only on a particular part of Manusmriti in this article.

What is DNA?

Before understanding the genetic engineering, it will be interesting to know about the basic things about DNA.

DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is a long molecule that contains our unique genetic code. Like a recipe book, it holds the instructions for making all the proteins in our bodies.  

As we know our body is made up of protein and everything whether body structure or behavior, everything decided by these proteins. DNA is the blueprint that tells which kind of protein will be generated.

Transfer of DNA

During the mating of males and females, the male transfers sperm which contains the DNA. The head of the sperm contains the nucleus. The nucleus holds the DNA of the cell.

This is the event when the first time some information was sent to produce a new human. What kind of human it will be that information is contained by DNA.

Transfer of Characteristics Through DNA

There are various characteristics that transfer through DNA. Of course, both male and female characteristics is transferred.

Eye ColourLeft-handedness
HeightBlood sugar
DimplesSleeping Style
FingerprintsLyme Disease
LipsDrug Addiction
Teeth structureMutations
Mental disordersHashimoto’s Disease
Heart problemsHair Type and Colour
InfertilityHuntington’s Disease

But above all said characteristics are physical and mental characteristics. But is human intelligence is also hereditary or is it acquired during a lifetime?

Twin research has shown that 55% of intelligence is determined by genetics. This genetic component determines the upper limit of your intelligence, that is the maximum intelligence you can realize. 

Environmental factors, such as the way your parents raise you, the culture you were born into, education, and your circle of friends, determine 45% of your intelligence. 

This is important to note that more percentage of intelligence is hereditary, so the new product or newly born human intelligence is highly dependent on the ancestor intelligence.

Manu Smriti

Manu-smriti, “The Remembered Tradition of Manu” also called Manava-dharma-shastra (“The Dharma Text of Manu”), traditional books of the Hindu code (Dharma-shastra) in India. 

Manu-smriti is the popular name of the work, which is officially known as Manava-dharma-shastra. It is attributed to the legendary first man and lawgiver, Manu.

According to Wikipedia, eighteenth-century philologists, Sir William Jones and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel assigned Manusmriti to a period of around 1250 BCE and 1000 BCE respectively.

Later scholars, shifted the chronology of the text to between 200 BCE and 200 CE. Olivelle adds that numismatics evidence, and the mention of gold coins as a fine, suggest that the text may date to the 2nd or 3rd century CE.

The text can be broadly divided into four, each of different lengths. and each further divided into subsections:

  1. Creation of the world
  2. Source of dharma
  3. The dharma of the four social classes
  4. Law of karma, rebirth and final liberation

Till here we have learned about DNA and Manusmriti. But the important question here is, how these two are related? DNA was discovered in the 18th century and Manusmriti is way older than the discovery of DNA.

The Four Varnas of Manu

Varṇa a Sanskrit word with several meanings including type, order, color, or class, was used to refer to social classes.

Manu classified the society according to the four varnas and instructed jobs and assignment as per individual current Varna in the society:

  1. Shudras: laborers and service providers.
  2. Vaishyas: agriculturalists and merchants.
  3. Kshatriyas: rulers, warriors, and administrators.
  4. Brahmins: priests, scholars, and teachers.

How DNAs were Created?

The earliest record of the creation of these four categories appears in the late Rigvedic Purusha Sukta (RV 10.90.11–12), which has the Brahman, Rajanya (instead of Kshatriya), Vaishya, and Shudra classes forming the mouth, arms, thighs, and feet at the sacrifice of the primordial Purusha, respectively:

11. When they divided Purusa how many portions did they make?
What do they call his mouth, his arms? What do they call his thighs and feet?
12. The Brahman was his mouth, of both his arms was the Rajanya made.
His thighs became the Vaishya, from his feet the Shudra was produced.

Rigveda 10.90

By reading the above verses, it gives a feeling that someone created these four varnas as a product. But how it was done, it is not clear.

Chapter of Birth in Manu Smriti

Chapter 10 of Manusmriti is very interesting which talks about the kind of newly born human after the mating of two individuals. In chapter 10 verse from 1-62 is dedicated to this topic.

In chapter 10, it describes that when one type of varna human mate with another type of varna, there will be a possibility to create a new kind of human with different characteristics.

For example, when Brahman male mates with a Shudra female, the end product belongs to “Nishad” Jaati which is altogether a new product different from the four fundamental Varnas.

In the same way, many more combinations have been described in this chapter. Because they knew about the newly created end product and its characteristics, they were able to suggest the type of duties that could be performed by this new product.

Was it possible that the above said four varnas were not varnas for them? Do they seem considering them as four types of DNA? They knew all the characteristics of these DNAs and they knew all types of permutation and combination of the end product which could have generated after the fusion of these DNAs. Because they knew so much about the characteristics, they could assign duties according to their characteristics.

Reason Behind This Thought?

I have extracted all the important information from these verses and created a small table to make it easy to understand. Let’s consider four varnas Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra as a D1, D2, D3, D4 respectively.

The reason for me this theory is the precision of the information given in the verses. When someone tells anything with extreme precision there can be two meanings. Either that person is fake or that person has complete information about the fact which he/she is trying to describe. In short, precision is the key here.

This part of Manusmriti is telling us very precisely about the type of newborn product in such a way that it seems they already had enough knowledge of that type of chemistry.

They do not talk about the possibility but rather tell accurately about the type of newly born product. If he had talked about the probability, then perhaps this theory could have been denied.

Because this type of precision can be given by some genetic engineer. That’s why they look like a genetic engineer for me and they might have created different types of DNAs in the laboratory by mixing other DNAs with different characteristics and forming new DNA with new characteristics.

It is clearly visible from the table that they were able to tell very precisely the end product which will form after the mating of two individuals and that is the key to my thought here.

Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering is the process of using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology to alter the genetic makeup of an organism.

Traditionally, humans have manipulated genomes indirectly by controlling breeding and selecting offspring with desired traits.

Genetic engineering involves the direct manipulation of one or more genes. Most often, a gene from another species is added to an organism’s genome to give it the desired phenotype.

But the above-explained phenomenon (D1-D4) looks like the combination of direct and indirect genome manipulation. First, they directly manipulated genomes by genetic engineering and created four different DNA’s. The products formed by these DNAs were autonomous in their self in such a way that they could continue reproduction by indirect manipulation of the genome.

Why It was Required?

It can be the biggest question which one can think of about the above said four varnas/DNAs. There might have many reasons and one big reason could be the creation of a predictive society. The more information you have about the inhabitants of the society the more manipulation and control you can do (if one wants).

This phenomenon can be seen in today’s world as well where people insert a lot of their personal information social media platforms. Later, companies and leaders using the same information to manipulate the user’s choice. They know what kind of food you like that’s why the same kind of food advertisement will display on your wall.

In recent years, we have witnessed that the complete election campaign direction was changed by manipulating people’s thought processes through the social media platform. Igniting a riot is all-time easy nowadays.

Another point we can find in Zecharia_Sitchin theory. If we go with the theory of Zecharia_Sitchin, then the need for predictive society looks the reality.

According to Sitchin, Enki (the Sumerian god of water and human culture) suggested that to relieve the Anunnaki, who had mutinied over their dissatisfaction with their working conditions, that primitive workers (Homo sapiens) be created by genetic engineering as slaves to replace them in the gold mines by crossing extraterrestrial genes with those of Homo erectus.

According to Sitchin, ancient inscriptions report that the human civilization in Sumer, Mesopotamia, was set up under the guidance of these “gods”, and human kingship was inaugurated to provide intermediaries between mankind and the Anunnaki (creating the “divine right of kings” doctrine).

Sitchin believes that fallout from nuclear weapons, used during a war between factions of the extraterrestrials, is the “evil wind” described in the Lament for Ur that destroyed Ur around 2000 BC. Sitchin states the exact year is 2024 BC.

By reading Sitchin’s theory it seems they required soldier kinds of people with the slave kind of people and certainly Brahmin type of people to educate the slaves and warriors about their duties.


Modern humans are creating robots for the same purpose to use them in the war field, to send them in space, and many more. In short, to reduce human pain and risk. But we make them predictive so that they cannot surpass us. We know their characteristics and we know how to control them. Is it not possible in the past some advanced extraterrestrial civilizations did the same to us and formed a society?

If we start analyzing scriptures from every ancient civilization, we will find, each scripture has a few or many strange information which is not possible as per evolution theory.

As per Hindu and Mesopotamian scriptures, the nuclear war happened 5000 years ago or Rigveda explained the human presence in the Arctic region, however, poles were discovered in the 18th century. Ancient flood and universe creation myths are almost the same in every civilization.

We are yet to find archaeological evidence for such events but at the same time, it is hard to believe as well due to the lack of evidence.

In the Manusmriti whatever Manu told is just his remembrance he didn’t create anything. There is a possibility that such information passed by some extraterrestrial beings like the Vedas which was also listened by the ancient sagas in a superconscious state.

Or simply four varnas were created for just a separation of human beings to have more control in the society? This is an open question?

As per the current progress done by modern humans in genetic engineering, it doesn’t look impossible as well to create such kind of genetic elements(D1-D4). In fact, a Chinese scientist already broke the rules to create the first gene-edited babies.

In the current society creation of genetic humans is banned on an ethical basis because humans are different from robots. Is it banned because scholars know the consequences of this? But God knows, if robots will not perform well in the future as per humans expectation then there might be a need to create humans genetically, we never know, or might be somewhere in the world someone has already started creating genetic humans.

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