Kamasutra

A thread by RapperPandit ↗️ #India4Kashmir

#MythBuster#KYD Series

Fascinating Truth of KAMASUTRA &it’s Present Version
-Does Kama mean S3X in our culture?
-Who Was Great Vastyanan Muni, Fakely Presented in Utsav Movie
-What do Nastik&Astik Mean?
-What are the SIX दर्शन of Sanatan Dharma?
-What is Purusharth?
#Thread

n Stand Up! Comedy is Not Funny-Mostly Vulgar, Left-Centric, Anti-Hindu
*4 Consistencies in StandUps:-
-West is Cool, Hindu is Regressive & Fool.
-Kamasutra is compared with Porn
-S3X is Cool for Left, Perversion for Right
So Friend Time to Know our Dharma in #KYD Series

n Before IT Revolution, Most People in the West, Knew India as a Land of Snake Charmers & KamaSutra (Perceived as a S3x Manual)
Because this was, what was Shown to them Mostly
The Below Thread Will Unravel Many Essentials , We All Indians Must Know and Feel Proud of. Let’s Go!

n – The #Thread Starts with Legendary King Vikramaditya-ChandraGupta II
Vikramaditya Ruled from 5th-6th Century AD . He had 9 Original Navratnas (2 Most Known).
-Kalidasa was one of the Prolific Sanskrit Writer.
-Varahmira Great Mathematician/Astrloger (Knew Aryabhatta)

n Vatsyana Muni- was a Great Sage, a Logician & Prolific Writer on Topics of Logic&KamaShastra
-Vatsyayana Muni of Nyay Sutra Bhashya & KamaSutra r the same
-Kalidasa&Varahmihra knew him. His Writings were so impactful that Kalidasa included it in his Works & So did Varahmihra

n Basics:
“Ekam Sat Vipra Bahuda Vadanti”- is a Fake&Incomplete
Many make it to Sound a Secular Quote in Indian Culture. It is in Rigveda 1.164.46, when nothing except Sanatan Dharm Existed
Correct Quote Means, “Supreme Power is One, &People call that as Various Mahabhut also”

n SIX Darshans r Pillars of Sanatan Philosophy
– Darshans are the Most IMP Sutras(Formulae) by AncientRishis, & Commentaries (Bhashaya) by Competent Ones.
– Why We say “A Person Can be a Nastik, Still be a Sanatani”
Pls See the Pic in Detail- U’ll understand Why

n Both Astik&Nastik r Sanatanis &Agree to presence of SupremeForce
NASTIK is Not an ATHEIST
Difference:
-आस्तिक:Our Identity is Aatma, Not Body. Vedas are Supreme
-नास्तिक:Our Identity is Body&Aatma-inside (No UniversalAtma); dont agree to Vedas as Source of UniversalKnowledge n For Aastiks, NyayaDarshan is one of the Finest as it suggests Logic&Reasoning will lead to Truth
-Bhashya (Commentary) on Sutra may be more significant than the Sutra Itself
-e.g. adiShankara did Several Bhashya
Vatsyayana Bhashya on Nyaya Darshan Sutra was Most SIGNIFICANT !

n Nyay means- Arriving at Truth thru Logic & Reasoning.
So मुझे न्याय चाहिए doesn’t mean I want Justice.
It means I want the truth, which is arrived thru Logic & Reasoning.
This Great Nyay Shastra Commentary was Done by Vatsyayana-Nyaya Sutra Bhashya n What Often Used Purusharth (पुरुषार्थ) Means?
It Simply Means: “To do what is in our Hands with ultimate Goal of Moksha” – Freedom from Cycles of Birth & Death
Purusharth is TriVarga- Dharma, Artha, Kaam
Moksha, is not in our Hands, it Cannot be a Purusharth
Illustration:

n Kama is not S3X, Kama is a Desire that Pushes us for Action
S3X is 1 of the many Kamas
So Consciousness => Kama <=> Artha
Both Kama&Artha to be done is Such that they Uphold Dharma
If you Follow the Dharmic Path & at Last Stage if Kama is fulfilled 100% , You Achieve Moksha

n-So Considering the Importance of Trivarga Purusharth, Lot Of Works have been created
1. Dharma- (duties) ManusSmriti/Grihasutra/Aapastamba/Vashsisht
2. Artha-(practices) ArthaShastra etc
3. Kama-(desires) KamaSastra etc n-An Act for S3X, that Creates Life, Can Never be BAD, if in accordance of Dharma
It is Just a Basic Need in गृहस्थाश्रम, &Not a GOAL Of Life, like Food& Shelter
ArtWork On Outer Walls in Ancient Temples Normalized the act as a Basic, Saving Higher Thoughts for inner गर्भगृह

n Vastyanan’s KamaSutra is Essentialty:
1. An Art of Finding a Partner
2. An Art of a Happy Married Life, so that, GrihasthAshram is enjoyable.
3 .Only One 1 of 7Chapters Dives into Explixit S3xual acts ( & Remember children dont’t Come from Thin Air) n However, the Pristine KamaSutra was rendered into a P0rn flick when passages pertaining to “Harem”, “br0thels” were added
British then added Explicit Drawings in the Text which were never present in the Original Palm Leaves

n KamaSutra under the name of Richard Francis Burton (1883) compiled form Flawed Interpretation of The Commentary of various Authors like Jayamangla, Printed from a Fake KamaShastra Society, & Included Illustrations for Marketing Purpose pertaining to Preceding Mughal Empire

n Richard Burton, Instantly 1883 edition became a rage in West & Most Pirated Books. Officialy illegal to publish in England&USA till 1962,. The Reason was Highly Orthodox Societies in West which considered expression S3xuality a Taboo & had many Acts with Strict Restrictions

n Sh Girish Karnad ji was a self confessed #UrbanNaxal
In Movie Utsav in a garb of Showing Ancient India as Liberal, he misled audience on Slavery, Casteism, Brothels. Mṛcchakatika drama, on which Utsav is based, Vatsyana Character was Nowhere in it , It was a Fake Insertion

n Literature& Movies Show Vatsyanana as a peeping Tom & a P0rn writer, than a Maharishi.
Let’s Pay Naman to Vatsyanana who not only gave us the NyaySutrya Darshan Bhashya( Logic&Reasoning) but Sutras of Art of Living Life to the Fullest, Not perversion as it was showcased.

n This Thread is dedicated to #SanataniWarrior @RohitInExile @RituRathaur @Sanjay_Dixit @ARanganathan72 @dharmadispatch @RadharamnDas
who keep Exposing the DeepRooted #HinduPhobia & Keep Enlighting the Gen Nxt thru Logic,Reasoning &True History
We are Tolerant but Not Blind! n Our #SanataniWarrior Group at @i4Kashmir , Works DayNight with निष्काम भाव to bring forth the Unknown Truths!
Due to Limitation on Twitter, I have started putting detailed articles on
I will keep updating in detail there (i4kashmir.org/author/rapperp…)

The above #Thread thread has been posted as an article at below Link . Hope you found this thread useful.
You too are a #SanataniWarrior like us. (i4kashmir.org/kamasutra/)

Aryan Invasion Theory – Debunked by Aabhas

Thread by Aabhas Maldahiyar
 
Aabhas Maldahiyar 🇮🇳@Aabhas24Columnist| Urban Designer|Author| Ex-Marxist | My latest book #ModiAgain (story of my transformation) preorder at garudabooks.com/modi-again/Aug. 27, 2019  5 min read

1/n I offer my #SadarPranam to Ishwara within @tjoseph0010 . There are abundant flaws in his article that you shared William Sir. My Pranam to you too while in below thread of tweets I debunk “Aryan Migration(Invasion) Theory”wrt the article.

Tony sir,pl don’t respond until n/n


William Dalrymple
@DalrympleWill

Can the arrival of the Aryans in India explain the disconnect between Harappan and Vedic culture? https://scroll.in/article/906684/can-the-arrival-of-the-aryans-in-india-explain-the-disconnect-between-harappan-and-vedic-culture … via @scroll_in

Can the arrival of the Aryans in India explain the disconnect between Harappan and Vedic culture?

There is a fundamental discontinuity between the two cultures, writes Tony Joseph in his book ‘Early Indians’.

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2/n As a starting point one needs to understand literature of civilisation to know who they are & where they are from. The latest researches about “River Saraswati” had begun drying around 24ka.
Ref: Bhadra (2014). You may read full paper here  https://www.academia.edu/9339359/River_Saraswati_in_Northwest_India_CHAPTER_-1 …


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3/n RigVeda,the oldest text of RigVeda talks about RiverSaraswati 65 times. In fact in earlier part, it talks about Sarasvati as greatest among all,hence the mightiest.
Check below 2.41.16

अम्बि॑तमे॒ नदी॑तमे॒ देवि॑तमे॒ सर॑स्वति । अ॒प्र॒श॒स्ता इ॑व स्मसि॒ प्रश॑स्तिमम्ब नस्कृधि ॥

4/n As per the theory that @tjoseph0010 has been subscribing to considers “Aryans” to have come to India in 2nd Millennium BCE, how did they mention about the river Saraswati as mighty of all though it had begun to dry 20k years before alleged arrival of Aryans.

5/n Of course Aryans didn’t had time-machine, or @tjoseph0010 you too fantasise that Aryans were that advanced? 😉

For more info on Geological aspects of Saraswati you may refer following papers Mary courty1986,Frankfort 1992,Khonde 2007,Clift 2012,Sarkar 2016,Singh2017,Dave2018

6/n Interesting point to enquire is that why Aryans don’t mention anything about the rivers or geography where the theory @tjoseph0010 uses hints then to come from? Did they not like their homeland? Why mention of only India?

7/n If the inhabitants of Indus Valley migrated to East & South, then why inhabitants of Tamil Nadu & Bengal too follow Vaidik Rituals. Infact a Tamil Hindu follows Vaidik ritual way more than a north-Indian (alleged Aryans)

8/n Further it gets even more interesting that while the theory @tjoseph0010 uses, clearly draws distinction between South & North wrt to Aryan-Dravidian Divide, but what gets interesting is that the First Sangam had Vaidik Rishi Agastya as chairman.

9/n I’m quoting from a book of an author who believes in Aryan Migration Theory but interestingly mentions “Sangam” as being founded by Agastya Rishi.

Though to keep the point of Aryan-Dravidian Divide,attributes Agastya as Dravidian.
World knows Agastya was a Vaidik Rishi. 😊







 

10/n Alain Danielou even cites First Sangam happening around 9000 BCE, which supports that Agastya lived 11ka hence Vaidik Wisdom is way older than what even this author believes.






 

11/n They contest that Aryans drove chariots into India from Pontic–Caspian steppe in 1800 BCE.

But what fails them is the amount of evidences that supports existence of “Horse Chariots” way earlier than this proposed date. I’m sharing evidences in appending tweets.

12/n Below points are taken from “Danino (2006)”.

BB Lal, SP Gupta & AK Sharma, Thomas & Joglekar reported horse teeth & bones from various Harappan Sites which date way before alleged entry of Aryans.





 

13/n Archaeologist Dhavalikar found horse’s remains daring to mid 3rd Millennium BCE. It was recognised as domestic horse (Equus Cabalus).

It was a significant blow to AIT/AMT warriors.





14/n Horse figurine were discovered from Mohenjodaro & Lothal.

It will be foolish to believe that People of Indus-Saraswati Civilisation sculpted them without ever seen them.





 

15/n
Perhaps the most interesting of the model animals is one that I personally take to represent a horse. I do not think we need be particularly surprised if it should be proved that the horse existed thus early at Mohenjo-daro.

—E. J. H.Mackay,one of the early excavators.





16/n Then @tjoseph0010 tries to show cultural distinction between Aryans & Harappans using mistranslations of Vedas.

He quotes RgVed (7.21.5,10.99.3) & translates “Shishnadeva” as “Phallus” calling Dravidians as Phallus worshiper while Aryans as hater through the quoted verses





17/n @tjoseph0010 , The ancient Sanskrit grammarian and etymologist Yaksha translated the word “Shisnadeva” as “unchaste people” in his nirukta.

I’m really failing to understand who gave you translation as “Phallus”. Now I’ll also explain u RV7.21.5 & 10.99.3 as u seem unaware

18/n @tjoseph0010 RigVeda 7.21.5
न यातव इन्द्र जूजुवुनोर् न वन्दना शिवष्ठ वेद्यािभः |
स शधर्दयोर् िवषुणस्य जन्तोमार् िशश्नदेवा अिप गुरतंनः ||

Griffith’s translation:
<Let our true God subdue the hostile rabble: let not the lewd approach our holy worship.”>
No “Phallus”!

19/n RigVeda 10.99.3
स वाजंयातापदुष्पदा यन सवषार्ता पिर षदत्सिनष्यन |
अनवार् यच्छतदुरस्य वेदो घनिञ्छश्नदेवानिभ वपर्सा भूत ||

Griffith:
<He seized the hundred-gated castle’s treasure by craft, unchecked, and slew the lustful demons.>
@tjoseph0010 where is Phallus Worshiper?

20/n While @tjoseph0010 agrees that Harappans worship “Shiva” he thought that the alleged “Aryans” didn’t. So I thought of telling him situations of RigVeda where “Rudra” is worshiped. Of 1028 hymn in RigVeda, 3 are for “Rudra”.

I’ll quote Richas in appending tweets.

21/n @tjoseph0010 Mahamrintujaya mantra comes in RV(7.59.12),YV(3.60),AV(14.1.17).

ॐ त्र्यं॑बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमि॑व॒ बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर् मुक्षीय॒ माऽमृता॑त् ।
This Richa is also called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva.

22/n Now the 21/n breaks myth that the alleged “Aryans” didn’t worship Shiva. It further clarifies that Shiva was being worshiped when Saraswati was still flowing as mighty one. Hence it further draws cultural similarity between Harappans & your foreign “Aryans”.

23/n Now I bring in a very interesting aspect. While @tjoseph0010 denies Shiva worship among alleged “People from Steppe” the Western Indologist have been drawing parallel line between “Shiva” & “Terminus”. Though unlike Tony sir,Roger considers “worship” not “denouncement”.








 

24/n Right from the time of Greek Invasion,westerners hv been fancied to call”Dionysus”&Shiva same just to justify “Aryan Tourism Theory “ cc @IndianInterest

Here is one such eg by Wendy D, though @devduttmyth keeps blaming Indians for same.
Read paper  https://www.jstor.org/stable/1062337 

 

N/n In this thread (24 tweets)I’ve picked problems in article by @tjoseph0010 that supports “Aryan Migration Theory” written with excerpts from his book “Early Indians”.

I invite Tony sir to respond this rebuttal should he have enough substance.


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Pingala & Fibonnaci Series

A thread by Aabhas Maldahiyar 🇮🇳

n #SadarPranam to Ishwara within you @TonyPannWBAL ji. Since you are talking about the “gorgeous sequence” I being an “Indian Architect” couldn’t hold back but to share India’s contribution in originating it.

Read this thread👇🏼

Tony Pann
@TonyPannWBAL

It’s 11/23 or 1123. . The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where every number is the sum of the two preceding it. Why important? It’s nature’s code! Fibonacci spirals are seen in everything from flowers to storm systems to the shape of galaxies.

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n Till 7yrs back I too believed that it was Fibonacci who crafted this beautiful sequence.

I did my UG Archi thesis on “Role of Applied Mathematics in Deriving Architectural Forms” in year 2011 but while continuing this research beyond B.Arch I came across Prof Deshpande. n He was retired HOD(Architecture) at VNIT,Nagpur. Reading about the use of Fibonacci Sequence in my thesis he revealed the Indian part of it. Which goes as below:

@TonyPannWBAL pl read carefully 👇🏼 n Way longer before “Jesus of Nazareth” is deemed to be born Sanskrit was at its peak in Bharata (what you call India) & Hindus we’re accumulating knowledge like there is no tomorrow.

Interestingly you always wish to circulate & spread your knowledge or else it’s of no use. n Sanskrit played a major role in propagation for its highly flexible characteristic.

Sanskrit was perfect Bhasha to compose poetry incorporating these learning & propagating them orally. n But our ancestors had a big challenge: finding a way to compose poems efficiently enough SK that they are relatively easier to remember as well as recite.

& then “Sanskrit Prosody” came in play: a methodology based on rhythms + arrangement of tones. n Prosody is a vast field of study where natural rhythms are determined in order to create a framework for poetry which would appealing to the ears.

Being naturally pleasant,the probability of it being remembered for a long time with minimal effort is giant. n This “pleasant” effect in Sanskrit is called “Chanda”. Hence, this poetry framework, whose aim was to produce pleasant poems, was called “Chandas” in Sanskrit. Hence the field was & is called “Chandaḥśāstra”. n @TonyPannWBAL ,you might be wondering that why am I touching upon Sanskrit Sutras & Poems.

😊Well, that’s the beauty of ancient Indian wisdom. Our art, is actually way beyond what west perceives it to be. n Our ancestors composed poems not merely as art forms but as highly sophisticated Mathematical concepts in order to pass the test of Sanskrit Shlokas. “Chandaḥśāstra” was one such mathematical concept which were widely used by the poets. n Let me elaborate. In Chanda Shastra,it’s all about 2 syllables: Short syllable which need 1 beat (Laghu) and Long syllable which require 2 beats (Guru).

One uses same concept while playing Tabla too. Here we call Short syllable as “Dhin” & Long syllable as “Dha”. n Now, let’s try to significance of this Chandaḥśāstra from a poet’s perspective.

Composition of each poem begins by fixing the total number of beats per shloka, hence creativity gets drastically confined as the content in each line must suffice “total beats per line.” n Hence, it’s essential for the composer to know well in advance, how he can arrange the Laghus & Gurus in each shloka & the probabilities for each shloka.

Let me put forward a simple hypothetical case of 2 beats per shloka. n With this assumption,since there are only 2 beats,it can either be filled with 2 Laghus or 1 Guru. It implies that there are 2 combinations.

Next, let’s consider 3 beats. Following combinations shall occur:
•1 Laghu & 1 Guru
•1 Guru & 1 Laghu
•All the 3 Laghus n Hence, we can have 3 combinations if we are asked to compose a shloka containing 3 beats.

If we follow this sequence,with 4 beats,we can have 5 combinations. With 5 beats,we can have 9 combinations & so on. n With 6 beats, we can have 13 combinations. With 7 beats, we can have 21 combinations. The game of sequence goes on and on.

What does it seem like? 1,2,3,5,8,13,21…

Fibonacci Series. Isn’t it? This is the base of “Chandaḥśāstra”

It gets more interesting. Pl read in👇🏼 n Rishi Pingala framed the so called “Fibonacci Series” that is root of Chandaḥśāstra ( 4th Cen BCE or earlier).

Apart from that he also laid concept for the pyramid of stacked numbers which globe calls as “Pascal’s Triangle” today. 😊 n Back then Mount Meru was common reference to the centre of Hindu civilization. Pingala had called his stack of numbers as “Maatra Meru” which claimed to converge towards the Golden Mean Ratio.

Source: “Venus Blueprint: Uncovering the Ancient Science of Sacred Spaces”

n We find a lot more in this book & the explanations are just too interesting. This is link for the book:

Hence Rishi Pingala had conceptualised it 2.5 Ka bp (books.google.com/books/about/Th…) n Though I don’t want to get into this right now but just briefing a bit. RigVeda (composed at least 24ka bp) too has mention of “Meru”. (Relate with 19/n).

Will share details of it in case you are interested. n Apart from Sanskrit poets, Hindustani & Carnatic musical Forms too have used this series perfectly.

In this video one can observe rhythms in Konnakol form (Carnatic music)that use so called Fibonacci Series.

n For ages,so called “Fibonacci Series”have been in use especially by Indian poets,classical musicians, as well as Architects.

There have been detailed commentaries of Pingala Chandaḥśāstra made by many ancient Indian scholars for their respective fields. n The Indian Astronomer-Mathematician Varahamihira(6th Cen CE) used this sequence in his works related to Binomial Coefficients.

Source: “An Algorithm to Generalize the Pascal and Fibonacci Matrices” by
Ilhan M. Izmirli (June,2015)

n Pingala & Varahamihira used the number series for their respective fields like Sanskrit Prosody & Astronomy.

Acharya Henchandra (12th Cen) wrote one of the most comprehensive commentary on it applying it to various other fields. n Acharya Hemachandra compiled his treatise in 1150 CE. Leonardo Fibonacci presented his thesis only in 1202 CE. (identical to that of Hemachandra).

Hence,even in the form of a treatise, it was presented by Hemachandra, before Leonardo Fibonacci by almost 5 decades. n Actually series is already known as “Hemchandra Fibonacci Numbers”, though yetthe originator Pingala is to get due credit.

Source: Butterfly in the Quantum World

Harrappans were Vedic and didn;t ate Beef

A thread by Aabhas Maldahiyar

Sadar Pranam to the God within you @HartoshSinghBal ji. You are absolutely wrong. It’s a false claim that ancient Indians ate beef & Harappans weren’t Vedic. Read thread 👇🏼& you may respond in your full capacity. Cc @Sanjay_Dixit @sankrant @ShefVaidya @RituRathaur @TajinderBaggaHartosh Singh Bal@HartoshSinghBal

the harappans ate beef, the vedic people ate beef. any one laying claims to an indian past can do not better than to dig into a juicy tenderloin https://twitter.com/HartoshSinghBal/status/1093007246282379269 …Hartosh Singh Bal@HartoshSinghBalThe National Security Act should be reserved for people like Kamal Nath. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/in-mp-this-time-under-cong-three-held-under-nsa-for-cow-slaughter-5571019/ …336Twitter Ads info and privacy350 people are talking about this

Let me start with how this notion became popular & then I will bust the related myth. There is no mention of beef eating in Vedas or any Sanatan scriptures. After the Islamic invasion in India,sultans tried to hurt and demean the Hindu sentiments through cow slaughter.

n Though Akbar & Humayun stopped the practice to keep off the wrath.
@iraghuvansh the great pundit of RJD said in an election rally on October 2015, “It’s written in Vedas that Rishi-Maharshi also used to eat beef… There is no point discussing it at present.”

n I’m not sure whether this political stooge of pseudo secularism does know the Sanskrit language or had he gone through the Vedas at least once. & media morons ran after him & clandestinely spread this 

misconception all around about ‘Cow slaughter’ & ‘Beef eating’ in Vedas. n Another self styled expert in Vedas & Hindu scriptures Dwijendra Narayan Jha (whom u mention) a prominent member of the Communist school, exhorts the gibberish about same beef eating and cow 

slaughter without understanding the Vedas, Hindu scriptures & Indian values. n Engineered by his love for beef and appeasement of few community, he has written a book titled as “The Myth of the Holy Cow” in which he tried only to customize the beef eating in the denying Hindu society. n His opinion was highlighted by ‘BBC Hindi section’ under a caption, भारत में गोहत्या कब, कैसे पाप बना (When and how cow slaughter counted as a sin in India). This article is full of untruth and just a propaganda for beef eating without giving any reference from scriptures. n He appeared in the media like ‘Daily O’ through another beef lover Ursila Ali under a caption Why Hindus stopped eating beef and began to worship cows. His articles are full of concoction of anti-Hindu politics and the propagation for cow killing. n Veda exponent Adi Shankara, Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati or Shri Aurobindo categorically declared cow as holy being and never included as any purpose of slaughter anyway anywhere in the scriptures like Vedas and authenticated Puranas. n There has been larger conspiracy behind demeaning the scripture. I’ll explain it in later thread but prior to that I’m explaining how Beef Eating isn’t part of Scriptures. Concentrate 👇🏼 n हि॒ङ्कृ॒ण्व॒ती व॑सु॒पत्नी॒ वसू॑नां व॒त्समि॒च्छन्ती॒ मन॑सा॒भ्यागा॑त् । दु॒हाम॒श्विभ्यां॒ पयो॑ अ॒घ्न्येयं सा व॑र्धतां मह॒ते सौभ॑गाय ॥ RV 1.164.27
Interpretation
जैसे पृथिवी महान् ऐश्वर्य को बढ़ाती है वैसे गौयें अत्यन्त सुख देती हैं, इससे ये गौयें कभी किसीको मारनी न चाहियें n यः पौरु॑षेयेण क्र॒विषा॑ सम॒ङ्क्ते यो अश्व्ये॑न प॒शुना॑ यातु॒धान॑: । यो अ॒घ्न्याया॒ भर॑ति क्षी॒रम॑ग्ने॒ तेषां॑ शी॒र्षाणि॒ हर॒सापि॑ वृश्च ॥ RV 10.87.16 n Interpretation:
तेजस्वी नायक को चाहिए कि जो राष्ट्र में पीड़ा पहुँचानेवाले प्राणी मनुष्य के मांस को खाकर अपने को पुष्ट करते हैं या अच्छे घोड़ों को नष्ट करते हैं, गौवों के दूध छीनते-सुखाते हैं-दूषित करते हैं उनके शिरों और उनके प्रमुख जनों को नष्ट करे ॥१६॥ n अनागोहत्या वै भीमा कृत्ये
मा नो गामश्वं पुरुषं वधीः | AV 10.1.29

Interpretation:
निर्दोषों को मारना निश्चित ही महा पाप है | हमारे गाय, घोड़े और पुरुषों को मत मार | n घृतं दुहानामदितिं जनायाग्ने मा हिंसी:
YV 13.49

सदा ही रक्षा के पात्र गाय और बैल को मत मार | n आरे गोहा नृहा वधो वो अस्तु
RV 7.56.17

Interpretation
गौ- हत्या को जघन्य अपराध घोषित करते हुए मनुष्य हत्या के तुल्य मानता है और ऐसा महापाप करने वाले के लिये दण्ड का विधान करता है | n ब्रीहिमत्तं यवमत्तमथो माषमथो तिलम्
एष वां भागो निहितो रत्नधेयाय दान्तौ मा हिंसिष्टं पितरं मातरं च

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हे दांतों की दोनों पंक्तियों ! चावल खाओ, जौ खाओ, उड़द खाओ और तिल खाओ |
यह अनाज तुम्हारे लिए ही बनाये गए हैं | उन्हें मत मारो जो माता – पिता बनने की योग्यता रखते हैं | n RV 6.28 translates to following:
1. Everyone should ensure that cows are free from miseries and kept healthy.
2. God blesses those who take care of cows.
3. Even the enemies should not use any

 

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4. No one should slaughter the cow

n 5. Cow brings prosperity and strength
6. If cows keep healthy and happy, men and women shall also keep disease free and prosperous

7. May the cow eat green grass and pure water. May they not be killed and bring prosperity to us.

n Above tweets (11/n to 19/n) clearly explain Vedas didn’t promote beef eating but Cow Protection & Care. Yet should you have a myth that certain Richa or Mantras promote so, share it with me. I’ll interpret & translate it perfectly for you. Now let’s go thru more documentation to understand India’s stand about meat eating:

India is a strange country. People do not kill any living creatures, do not keep pigs and fowl, and do not sell live cattle.
—Faxian, 4th/5th century CE [Chinese pilgrim to India] n Hindus, like early Christians and Manichaeans, forbade the killing and eating of meat.

—Abū Rayḥān Al-Biruni, 1017–1030 CE [Persian visitor to India] n They would not kill an animal on any account, not even a fly, or a flea, or a louse, or anything, in fact, that has life; for they say these have all souls, and it would be sin to do so.

—Marco Polo, III.20, 13th century [Venetian traveler to India] n These quotes from visitors to India show that meat-eating of any kind was not common, what to speak of beef-eating, dating back thousands of years.

Bhagavad Gita, it is mentioned: n Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaisyas, and for the sudras there is labor and service to others. Bg 18.44 n The guiding principles of Vedic culture is to keep life simple, engage in improving oneself and respect others according to their qualities.

Now, let me give you socio cultural aspect that further suffice that yes India is and should be non-Beef eating land👇🏼 n First thing to be clear is that there is nothing sacrilegious about it, If you know Hinduness deep enough and well enough, you can see that there is no”Thou Shall not” in Sanatana Practice. n People in Ancient India always relied on improving Human Intelligence & Consciousness where they would naturally make good choices rather than simple belief systems, that’s the beauty of Hindu way of life and it should remain so. n Let’s look at more reasons👇🏼

REASON NO: 1 – BIG THREE

In Indian culture, we see Cow from mammals, Snake from reptiles and Crow from birds as very close to human beings in evolution in terms of emotional display, intelligence etc., n Snake:
Even now it is common that you don’t kill a snake in India, if you do, you have to perform rites & rituals as you would do for a Human.

Crow:
Almost every form of rituals done to ancestors ends with an offering to a Crow. n Cow:
India which is largely an agrarian culture in the past relied heavily in the Milk, Butter and other dairy products. All the homes gave individual names to the cows they reared and they are treated like a family member. n A cow has a strong emotional display and shall actually shed tears if someone in the home dies or terminally ill. these incidences can be easily seen in rural areas.That’s why Indians have a huge love for Cows in the same way many people love Dogs for it’s emotional display. n So Usage & Love for Cows is one of the prime reasons why Cows were not killed in India. Cow is a very versatile animal when alive, almost everything from it can be used beautifully including it’s dung & urine. n REASON NO: 2 – INDIAN FOOD CULTURE
The basic thumbrule of Indian food culture is that a Human being should consume food which is as far away from him as possible in evolutionary scale. i.e. it should start with Plant life, then sea food, then poultry,..contd n … then animals which are routed in the body, and so on. (More in terms of Darwin’s theory of evolution)

This is the reason why even now over 40% of Indian are Vegetarian. n Capability of a human being to digest the food will be much better if the food consumed is a simple life as opposed to a life which is higher up in evolutionary scale.There is another spiritual dimension to it which can be left out from this answer as it is not that relavant n REASON NO: 3 – BASIC HUMANITY

When we were born,we drink milk from our Biological mother.When we grow up,we mainly drink milk from the Cow.If we just drop all our belief systems, conditions etc & just look honestly, we can even say with gratitude that Cow is 2ndmother to us n
Is it really necessary to slaughter an animal which is versatile, useful, cries for you, nourishes you in every way to satisfy your hunger?, that’s the basic question for which Indians say ‘No, it’s not necessary’ and they are labelled as fundamentalists. Fantastic !!! n Indologists like Macdonald, Weber, Winternitz have pronounced the Vedas to be barbaric and concluded that ‘Hanyante Gaavaha’ meant that cows were slaughtered in marriage rituals. n Our Scholars on the basis of this info frm these Indologists pronounced us to be beefeaters. Macdonald has misconstrued the word HanyanteGaavahaa by saying that in a marriage ritual a cow is slaughtered on the day of the magha lunar asterism& everyone feasts on the cow meat n The Rigveda states the following in relation to the Sun God’s marriage.

Suryaayaa Vahatuha Praagaat Savitaa Yamavaasrujat
Aghaasu Hanyante Gaavorjunyoha Puryuhyate – Rigveda 10.85.13 n Meaning: Savita gifted the moon who was his daughter’s to be father-in-law with a cow on the auspicious day of Maghaasterism and performed the ritual of giving away of the bride (kanyadan) of Surya on the Falgun lunar asterism. n Clarification: The word Aghaasu is Maghaasu in the Atharvaveda . There is no difference of opinion about these words among our ancient translators. In a marriage Agha( Magha) and Arjuni (Falguni) asterisms are important.

All deities are present in Cow (Gomata) n Godaan is offering of a cow and Govikartaa means a cowherd !

This is the meaning that these westerners give. The word ‘go’ means ‘hair’.

Godaan: This word comes from the Rigveda and Smrutigranth. ‘Go’ means hair and ‘daan’ means to cut thus Godaan is cutting of hair. n In the Shrout and gruha traditions importance is given to tonsuring. Also the ritual of Chudaakarma means the cutting of hair. Godaan is actually the ritual of ‘Keshant’ as is clearly given by Smurtikar. Chudaakaran, godaan and jataakaran are all synonymous words. n Govikarta : Govikarta means a barber and not a cowherd.

Gopati means a bull!

Max Mueller has derived that ‘gopati’ means a bull though ‘go’ means rays and ‘pati’ means the master of the rays that is the Sun.

Ref for 41-46
Gurudev Dr. Kateswamiji (Sanatan Chintan , Year1 n @HartoshSinghBal ji there are lots of myths which linger to be busted but I call it an end here, though below I give you history of this distortion should you really want to bat for truth👇🏼 n In Independent India, conspiracy was hatched to justify the eating of beef and cow-slaughter in the name of Vedas. Articles &papers were written published, quoting Vedic richas. n It was all deliberate as they translated the word ghrit (clarified butter) into “fat implying tallow of cattle” and Mahisha (buffalo) into cow. They also invoked the richas regarding funeral fire and forest fire into their kitchens. n The story is an old one. It was the allegation of fat i.e. tallow of cows and pigs were being used in cartridges which were one of the reasons for the First War of Independence in 1857. n Now it alerted the British. They tried to lower down the image of the cow and its reverence and prove that they were as much foreigner as the Hindus are. So it was their plan to invent the evidence of beef eating in Vedic culture. n It has always been the game plan of the west to field mercenaries as scholars and elites and through them propagate their own view point. Even today we witness such award winners working as a tool to vested interests and multinationals (need not say the names 😉) n They ascribed this job to European and some Indian nationals to invent evidence in the Vedas favouring cow slaughter and beef-eating. n Rajendra Lal Mitra published “Beef in Ancient India” in the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1872. Go-Raksha was in vogue. So to face it, a swami was recruited. He was Swami Prakashanand He appeared on the scene and published the same essay in a booklet form. n A Sanskrit to Sanskrit dictionary in six volumes was used for this purpose. Pt Taranath,a prof. of Vyakarana at Sanskrit college Calcutta was made to translate the word Goghn as killer of cow. n This was a deliberate attempt at distortion so as to prove that beef was eaten in Vedic age. H. H. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati in “The true History and Religion of India“ explains that goghn actually stands for the guest who receives cow as gift. n He quotes Panini n3.4.73. as authority to justify that it only means the receiver of the gift of cow and nothing else but Tarachand overrules even the authority of Panini and the British agree. Why? n The reality is that in 1866, the Bengal government had granted a commitment in advance to purchase 200 copies of his books @ 50/ per book to a total of 10,000/rupees (.vide letters no 507 dated 26 01-1866.) n Even the governor vide letter no 1480 dated 12. 12 1870 granted extension of time to them for completing Vachaspatyam, the proposed Sanskrit dictionary… The income was assured and they had to justify what the payers wanted. The game goes on but with a changed garb. n I call it an end here @HartoshSinghBal with 59 tweets in regards to your false claim that ancient Indians ate beef👆🏼You May try to justify Beef was eaten by ancient India. And this is thread that demolishes claim that Harappans weren’t Vedic.Aabhas Maldahiyar @Aabhas24

@virsanghvi ji Sadar Pranam. Read this article by you in @htTweets with enthusiasm as it was subject of my interest but I’m sorry it’s full of flaws abt IVC. My rebuttal(pl wait till it’s n/n)👇🏼 Pl respond in ur full capacity cc @Shubhrastha @Sanjay_Dixit https://sc.mp/2Ndao8q Why a 4,500-year-old skull is key to the politics of India’s Hindu-Muslim divideArchaeological and historical theories surrounding an ancient civilisation in the Indus valley have been hijacked by political agendas.scmp.com327 · Bengaluru South, IndiaTwitter Ads info and privacy325 people are talking about thisN/n In the thread👆🏼(60tweets) I bust the myth that ancient Indians ate beef & Harappans were not Vedic (quoted thread in 60/n). @HartoshSinghBal shud apologise for propagating fake information in case he fails to justify. Cc @MahimaShastri@mini_707070@KarunaGopal1@GitaSKapoor

Ji, Sadar Pranam! I still await your response to my thread (check above & quoted),where I demolished your claim that “Vedas prescribe cow eating”. Kindly delete your ill informed tweet asap if you don’t have capacity to respond.Aabhas Maldahiyar @Aabhas24

Sadar Pranam to the God within you @HartoshSinghBal ji. You are absolutely wrong. It’s a false claim that ancient Indians ate beef & Harappans weren’t Vedic. Read thread 👇🏼& you may respond in your full capacity. Cc @Sanjay_Dixit @sankrant @ShefVaidya @RituRathaur @TajinderBagga https://twitter.com/HartoshSinghBal/status/1093007552806350848 …Hartosh Singh Bal@HartoshSinghBalthe harappans ate beef, the vedic people ate beef. any one laying claims to an indian past can do not better than to dig into a juicy tenderloin https://twitter.com/HartoshSinghBal/status/1093007246282379269 …1,248Twitter Ads info and privacy1,001 people are talking about this

Ancient Maps

Here is a fascinating map of all the places of ancient India as mentioned in Mahābhārata. This map is put on display in Purana Qila, which is the ancient Indraprastha of Mahābhārata. Take a look at the map and see the name of your region during those days.

True Indology@TIinExile

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To the NW in Afghanistan is country of Yavanas, the Bactrian Indo-Greeks (Modern Begram). To their East in Hindukush is the country of Aśvakas and Kāmbojas. The Kamviri Nuristanis of Afghanistan, Kamboj of Punjab and Kammas of Andhra Pradesh could be their partial descendants.

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To their immediate east are the Cīnās, Lāḍakas (Ladakh) and Rāmaṭhas(Bhotas). These were Tibetan people . Chinese were known as Mahācīnās.

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To the south of Kāmbojas is the country of Gāndhāra with its capital at Takshashila (Taxila). This is the Attock-Swat-Charsadda-Peshawar-Islamabad region. To the south of Gāndhāra is the kingdom of Kekaya, which is the modern Dera Ismail Khan region between Jhelum and Indus.

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To their south is the kingdom of Sibi and its capital Sibipura(which is the modern Sehwan). To their east in the modern Majha region of Punjab is the ancient kingdom of Madrā. To their east is Vāhikas on the other side of the river Iravati(Ravi).

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Bahlikas is misplaced in this map and they should really belong to Balkh, Afghanistan. To the North of Vāhikas is the kingdom of Trigarta with its capital at Sakala(Sialkot). This is the Jammu-Sialkot region.

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To their north is the kingdom of Kashmir (Kaśmīra) with its capital at Rājapura (Rajouri). Remember that Shrinagara (Srinagar) was established by Ashoka who post dates Mahābhārata. As such, it does not appear in this map

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To the North of Kashmir is the kingdom of Daradas (dards of Gilgit-Chitral-Yasin). To the east of Trigarta is the kingdom of “Audumbaras” which is the ancient kingdom of Himachal. To their east is the kingdom of “Khasas” who are the Nepali people speaking “Khas kura”.

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Interestingly, Malavas and Yaudheyas still inherit the Indus-Satluj region in the Mahābhārata. In the post Mahābhārata age, Malavas win over lands from east Punjab to Madhya Pradesh. Malwa of East Punjab (Ludhiana) and Malwa of Madhya Pradesh is still named after this tribe.

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Yaudheyas also moved east and conquered Haryana region. They established their capital at Rohitaka (Rohtak). To the south of Punjab are ‘Sauviras’, who are the modern ‘Saraiki’ speakers of Sindh-Multan.

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To their east is the kingdom of Kuru, the modern Haryana region around Delhi. It had two capitals- Indraprastha (Delhi) and Hastinapura (Meerut). To their South-East is the kingdom of Panchalas. It also had two capitals. “Ahicchatra” in the north and “Kampilya” in the south.

According to Mahābhārata, Ahicchatra was ruled by Drona’s son Ashvatthama. As Guru Dakshina, Arjuna brought before Drona the King Drupada as a captive. Drupada then gave the state of Ahicchatra to Droṇa and got his release. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Ślokas 73 to 76, Chapter 137)

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To the west of Panchalas is the kingdom of “Yadus” with its capital at Mathura. To their south is the kingdom of “Kuntala” (Gwalior) and “Nishada” (Bundelkhand). The west of Mathura was conquered by other Yadu tribes like ‘Andhakas” and ‘Surasenas

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The Matysa kingdom belonged to Jaipur region with its capital at Viratanagara (modern Bairat). Vatsa was the ancient kingdom of prayaga region with its capital at ‘Kaushambi’. “Magadha” is the modern patna region with its capital at Girivraja (Rajgir).

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North Bihar (Mithila) region was inhabited by ‘Videhas’ with their capital at ‘Mithila’. Vrijis had their capital at Sravasti (Balrampur). To their west was the kingdom of Kosalas with its capital at Ayodhya.

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To the west of Andhra was the kingdom of ‘Kuntala’ which is the modern day “Uttara Kannada” and South Maharastra region. To the North-West of Kuntala was Goa which was then known as Aparanta. To the South of Kuntala is the kingdom of Karnata which is the Bangalore region.

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To the South of Karnata, are the three countries of Tamilakam. The country of Dravidas & their capital of Kanchi. The country of Pandyas & their capital Madura(madurai) in the extreme South. The country of Cholas on the banks of Kaveri.The country of Keralas in the Malabar coast.

In the Karna Parva(12.15) of Mahabharata, all three kingdoms: Pandyas, Keralas and Cholas are clubbed as “Dravidas”. Described as tall and broad chested warriors with courage like that of ruttish elephant. Dravida= entire region comprising today’s Tamilnadu and Kerala.

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In the Mahabharata war, the Pandya king fought on the side of Pandavas. He slaughtered the armies of Duryodhana. He slaughtered the Bahlikas, Khasas, Kuntalas. His bravery was praised in Mahabharata. In the end, he was k!lled by the Drona’s valiant son Aśvatthāmā

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The city of Gokarna in the South Konkana region was already famous in Mahabharata (3.275 vulgate) as “the favorite resort of Lord Shiva”. Agastya’s hermitage existed to the south of it. And it was here that Vatapi was “digested” by Agastya according to Puranic lore.

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In the Central India roughly corresponding to Malwa region and western Madhya pradesh was the country of “Avanti”. Ujjayani (Ujjain) was the capital of Northern Avanti and Mahishmati on the banks of ‘Narmada’ was the capital of Southern Avanti.

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According to Mahabharata, Mahishmati had a formidable fortress protected by Lord Agni himself who had never been conquered in the past. Sahadeva appeased the God by offering a Yajna before he went on to conquer the city.

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To the north of Kalinga was the country of “Odras” which is today’s “Western Odisha”. This region was famous for the Mahendragiri mountain which according to Mahabharata and Ramayana was a resting place of Lord Parashurama. Its capital was Manipura near today’s Kendrapara.

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It must be mentioned that the Manipura of Mahabharata is near the Mahendragiri mountain (on the Andhra-Odisha border in Gajapati district/Srikakulam district). Today’s “Manipur” in the North East got its name after 16th century. (It was earlier known as Kangleipak)

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Today’s Manipur in NE India was actually renamed by Vaishnava migrants from this place. To the north of Brahman river was the country of “Utkalas”. To its North in the Padma basin was the country of “Vanga”, which is today’s Padma Delta of southern Bangladesh.

Aryan Migration theory – Unscientific story?

Aryan Migration theory (AIT) was courted and forwarded by European Indologist around 200 years back. The theory was adopted by Britishers to rule India by degrade Indian civilization. AIT borrowed word Sanskrit name Arya from Rig Veda (ऋग् वेद) in which this word refers to a kind, favorable, attached to, true, devoted, dear, kind hearted. The Europeans found some common words spoken in both Sanskrit and European language such as पितृ [pitru] for Pedro or father in European. More words in below table :

AIT was coined at the time when most of the technologies either were not available or were in nascent stages. Even Excavation of Mohanjodaro started in 1912, DNA profiling in 1980, Astronomical software only came off very late. A conjecture based on premises lacking scientific evidences. AIT was never studied scientifically and lacked corroborative evidences.

With the discovery of fossils of highly advanced civilization near Rakhigarhi, Haryana. Earlier Chariots remains carbon dating ~2500 BC discovered in Sanauli, UP, India Paleontology of Thar region provides sufficient reasons to believe Saraswati Once existed as mentioned in Rigveda. It gives sufficient proofs to surmise that Indus Civilization is Rivgvedic Harappan Civilization

Let us try to analyse what scientifically proven evidences exists as on today to refute AIT theory. We will also see WHY there was a need for AIT.

There are many cycles of rise and extinction of civilizations. There are evidences of mankind existence traced to 370,000 years till 3,000 BC in India. (I will discuss later) . However, as per Biblical framework, the world came into existence only after 2349 BC after the world destroyed in Noah’s flood in 4004 BC. On the other hand using astronomy software, it is established that Kaliyuga started at 3102 BC when Lord Krishna returned to Vaikuntha. The Vedic claim is clearly a misfit to most popular biblical framework by 700 years. Interesting isn’t it?

Lets analyse what other faiths claim versus what modern science says.

Various faiths are of the view that the world came into being few thousand years ago, is in contrast to the modern Big Bang theory. Also there is no correlation from these beliefs about other stone-age findings world wide. The Indic Vedas, however, of the view that world has been created and destroyed several times. Clearly spanning to larger time line and encompassing various stages of Human development.

Having set the context, let us fast forward from Vedic Time to the Treaty of Spain and Portugal in 1479 to share half of the world each as a property. Treaty of Alcáçovas signed on 4th Sep 1479 between Castile (most of Spain) and Portugal (most powerful powers and hungry for more revenues of that time) for the division of the Atlantic Ocean and Overseas territories into two zones of influence. The treaty of Alcacovas can be considered to be start of colonialism. The first international document on generally accepted principle in the ideology and practice followed till decolonization in 19th and 20th centuries

Treaty of Tordesillas 1494-1506

Treaty of Alcacovas 1479

Treaty of Tordesillas 1494-1506 between Spain and Portugal ratified by Pope Julius II, head of Roman Catholic Church to divide and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands of the world located between Portugal and Spain. According to the treaty, the lands to the east on the globe would belong to Portugal and the lands to the west to Castile (majorly Spain of today).

Division of World into two parts by Spain and Portugese under treaty

Now that the formal agreements to divide the world into two hemisphere to share amongst Portugal and Spain. Columbus (a Spanish Sailor) went westwards hemisphere and ‘discovered’ America in AD 1492. Vasco-Da-Gama 1460-1524 (a Portuguese Sailor) sailed eastwards to discover sea route to India or better known as colonial empire in Asia. He reached Indian shores, Calicut on 20th May 1498. It is known he made three trips to India and died in the city of Cochin on Christmas eve in 1524. One can read about what happened after these explorer reached on the shores of Indies.

While Spain and Portugal remained global power and colonization masters till 17th Century, rest of the Europe didn’t have any rhetoric. Their was identity crisis of nationalist people. Europeans found that some 70 words from Sanskrit matched with German language and there started adjoining Sanskrit language with European European. Few words are given in below table.

The Aryan Immigration Theory (AIT) was a theoretical framework created to claim the credit of much advanced and enrich Indian Vedic literature and civilization by Identity crisis struck Europeans. We will see how India was exploited not only financially, the intellectual literature (Vedas) were also ripped-off to fit in their narratives. British Colonisation envious of the great wealth generated by Portuguese and Spanish, England, France and Netherlands began to establish colonies and trade networks Series of wars in 17th and 18th Centuries including the Battle of Plassey in 1757, made Britishers a dominant colonial power.

Europeans Quest for Identity

By this eithteenth century, Spain and Portugal had established their own glorified identities and Britain had India as their colony. However, Germans didn’t have such Identity for their gratification. During this period German Indologist Herder 1744-1803 was fascinated by the Indian literature and culture. So much so, that he claimed Sanskrit to be his own. And the discovery of India was attributed to re-discovery of Europe. This philosophy of attachment with Sanskrit filled the Germans’ non-identity crisis. Another German Indologist Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829) studied Indian culture. Schlegal’s attempt to prove Germans of highly civilised nation and superior to Greeks and Romans, He looked upon India as his ancestors and described Sanskrit as mother of all languages. European identity needs and colonial indology led Aryan master race which was possibly the reason for second world war holocaust purely out of racism. Question : why they took Sanskrit as their own and not Indic Gods – Linguistic divide ? German William Jones 1746-1794 theorised how to map Indians on the Biblical framework. In doing so, he mapped ‘Manu’ as ‘Adam’ ‘Narasimha’ as ‘Nimrod’. Those Indian Elements which didn’t fit into Bible were distorted or rejected. As per Bible, god created world 4004 BCE and flood of Noah happened in 2349 BCE. So naturally, rejection of Indian Yugas spanning milions of years. Any text in Sanskrit that did not fit in Bible was termed as ‘mythology’. So much disappointed with the vastness and timeline Vedas belong that he said, “Either the first eleven chapters of genesis are true or the whole fabric of our national religion is false” (The God’s of Greece, Italy, Asiatic researchers, vol. 1, 1788:p 225)

Jones was the first to propose a racial division of India involving an Aryan invasion but at that time there was insufficient evidence to support it (Bates, Crispin (1995). “Race, Caste and Tribe in Central India: the early origins of Indian anthropometry”. In Robb, Peter (ed.). The Concept of Race in South Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 231) . It was an idea later taken up by British administrators

Britishers took forward this theory of Aryan’s racism superiority to control its new colony ‘India’. Lord Thomas Macaulay was appointed 1830s Governor General of the Indian provinces won by the East India Company. Macaulay his great ambition was to convert India to a Christian country. However, he realized that the Vedas were considered very sacred by all Hindus. Also the Brahmans, who preserved the Vedas, commanded a great respect. He pioneered the English system of education in India with a hope that the effect of his new education system would be “prodigious” (his term). Macaulay wanted Indologist European scholar Max Muller (1823-1900) to write about the Vedas in such a way that they would be considered nothing more than collections of some crude rhymes written by illiterate nomadic Aryan invaders, who came from Central Asia to India on horse backs. Macaulay thought that the attestation of an academician would look more authentic and unquestionable.

Mueller propounded the theory of Arya as a race of a family of languages and who spoke them – linguistic divide. At the same time the church evangelists working in South India to construct a Dravidian race identity because it suited there Christianity expansion. as per Max Mueller Riv Veda claimed only Brahman, Kshatriya as Aryan and categorized Sudra as non-Aryan. He called “Arya” (or Aryan) a race even though the Vedas mention nowhere that “Arya” is a race. Only many years later Muller realized his mistake and tried to emphasize that “Arya” does not denote a race but people who speak “Indo-European” languages. But the damage had already been done and his hypothesis of Aryan Invasion Theory had become a historical “fact”.

Max Muller, being a devout Christian, while assigning date of the oldest Veda, the Rigveda, could not give an earlier date than the origin of the world, which according to the Bible is 4004 years before Christ. Later the scientists estimated that the earth is about 6 billion years old. Muller arbitrarily wrote that Aryans came to India in 1500 B.C. and the Rigveda was written in 1200 B.C.

According to Hindu traditions, Kaliyuga started on the day Lord Krishna breathed his last on this earth. When this happened there was a conjunction of seven planets – Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, sun and moon. It is astronomically estimated that this occurred on February 18, 3102 B.C. The Vedas definitely existed much before ‘Mahabharata’ period).

Max Muller’s Aryan linguistic category was converted by Risley while carrying out as commissioner 1901 Census in India , carried out “Nasal Index” to classify jatis as Hindus and tribes as non-Hindus. He decided that Indian consists of 2378 main casts and tribes and 43 races.

We saw how, quest of power and colonization led to the need of converting, manipulating, fitting in a manner to justify their Ruling of India as a colony. No-one had ever heard of Aryans coming to India upto mid-nineteenth century. One had also not heard that foreign people of “Aryan race” invaded India, conquered the indigenous people of “Dravidian race” and pushed them to southern part of India. However, now all this is part of the Indian history written by the British rulers of India. Europeans were exposed to Sanskrit and the Hindu scriptures sometime in the seventeenth century. They discovered that Sanskrit and the European languages had many common words. Thus the western scholars arrived at a conclusion that the “Indo-European” languages must have had a common origin. Their hypothesis was that from Central Asia a section of Sanskrit speaking Aryans came to India and another section of the same people migrated to Europe. We also observed false theory of Aryan and Dravidian race just a divisive policy of colonial masters.

AIT proved to be a theoretical & ethnological concept after various discoveries since 1914 excavations by ASI

In around 1914, when the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro in the Indus Valley were excavated, the archaeologists found by carbon-dating that they were at least 5,000 years old. They were beautifully planned cities with wide streets, magnificent buildings and good drainage system. Britisher’s were still defiant of AIT theory. They stated that the Hindu caste order was reason for India’s Poverty. But failed to explain how Brahmins with worship rituals contributed make India top with 30% of world GDP. Apparently, they were escaping their responsibility of famine and poverty due to extraction of resources, higher taxes on indigenous production, re-importing goods exported from India, etc. An estimated 3 Trillion USD was drained out of India by the colonial masters.

Eventhough Government of India has acknoledged the Aryan Myth as fake an a concoction of British Colonisation, it fails to remove the topic from the education system of the country. The Aryan Theory is still taught in everyday classes throughout India as history and fact despite the overwhelming proves against it. It also a well known fact that Max Muller had confessed during his later days


Paleontologist evidences

Some evidences Migration was actually outwards of India and not otherway round

Discovery of ancient stone tools rewrites
the history of technology in India : As per modern science, homo-erectus extinct 600000 years ago Modern man came into being 80000 years ago. Question who was making precision tools in 350000 years

Narmada Man
The discovery in 1982 of a fossilized skull in the central Narmada valley in Madhya Pradesh, India, provides the first scientifically recorded evidence of human skeletal remains from the Indian subcontinent dating to the late Middle Pleistocene of 300,000 to 150,000 years ago. Dr. Arun Sonakia of GSI described Narmada Man to the hominid taxon Homo erectus narmadensis.
As per Raj Vedam The excavation in Keezhadi, Tamil Nadu, based on the studies and available data, the carbon dating should be in an interval of 821 BCE to 2974 BCE for the terminus layer.

Charriot excavated in Sanauli

is another proof that Horse domestication coincides if not precedes that of in Eurasia in BCE ~ 2500

Were Shrinking and shifting Rivers were reasons of extinction of Harrappan Civilisation?

Another study by A R Nair, S V Navada and S M Rao in their study on ground water problems in Thar Desert states that Reconstruction of the past climate in the region from palaeoclimatological and palaeontological studies indicate that cooler and pluvial conditions in the Holocene were present in thisregion during which recharge to these aquifers
could have taken place

The Indus civilization was the largest—but least known—of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia. Named for one of their largest cities, the Harappans relied on river floods to fuel their agricultural surpluses. Today, numerous remains of the Harappan settlements are located in a vast desert region far from any flowing river.

Saraswati River is known as the holiest river of India, as much as it has retained its sacred character right from the Rigvedic age to the present day. The name`Saraswati’ is frequently used most of the ancient literatures like Rigveda, Yajurveda, Mahabharatha and Puranas. The Rigveda is supposed to be the oldest text which was probably composed more than 8000 years ago. [10]

Genetic Evidences

An Ancient Harappan Genome Lacks Ancestry from Steppe Pastoralists or Iranian Farmers (R1N1) [11]

The individual was from a population that is the largest source of ancestry for South Asians
Iranian-related ancestry in South Asia split from Iranian plateau lineages >12,000 years ago
First farmers of the Fertile Crescent contributed little to no ancestry to later South Asians


Conclusion [3]&[5]

The story of the Aryan invasion theory reveals how a thesis that reflected the European cultural experience of India gradually transformed itself into the ‘historical truth’ about India. This thesis had grown within a specific system of theological and historical beliefs that Europeans shared and depended for its coherence and plausibility on this system. Its fundamental theoretical outlines reflected conceptual patterns in the European cultural experience, rather than any scientific or empirical research into the Indian past. [Marianne Keppens and Jakob De Roover]

At the root of the trouble lies the dating of the Vedas to 1200 BCE by the German Scholar Max Muller. He did it on a very ad hoc basis and when his
contemporaries, such as Goldstucker, Whitney and Wilson, challenged his methodology, he surrendered by saying, “Whether the Vedas were composed in 1000 or 2000 or 3000 BC no one on earth can ever determine.” The pity is that in spite of such a candid confession by Max Muller himself many of his followers even today stick to this date, or at the most give concession to 1500 BCE. [BB Lal 2015]


Must watch more videos

References:
  1. Timesof India on Harrappan Proof 
  2. Another report from TimesofIndia
  3. The Aryans were indigenous: neither invaders or immigrants – BBLAL, 2017
  4. Macaulay’s Minutes
  5. Orientalism and the Puzzle of the Aryan Invasion Theory
  6. Special Contribution of India to Knowledge System
  7. Dr Raj Vedam’s Video through Youtube Channel Srijan Talks
  8. Swarajy Mag on Chariot found in Sanauli, UP,
  9. Indiatimes report on Rakhi Garhi, Haryana
  10. Regional Remote Sensing Centre, NRSC/ISRO, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Jodhpur
  11. An Ancient Harappan Genome Lacks Ancestry from Steppe Pastoralists or Iranian Farmers
  12. Treaty Image Credit Treaty of Tordesillas 1494-1506 By Original: Biblioteca Nacional de LisboaPhoto: User:Joserebelo – Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=472967
  13. By Nagihuin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68476977
  14. https://www.nature.com/articles/ejhg201450
  15. Ancient civilizations continuity civilization harappan, etc… large period of rishis, enormous material ignored and forgotten hindu order created poverty but its invasion indian knowledge seeded world vut told otherwise no identity by vedic science riv veda mentioned sarawati in 2000 BCE while claimed that it was written in 1500BCE Astronomy derived dates provides sufficient proofs But claimed that Upanishads, Brahmas, Samahitas written in 300 CE R1a genome gone outwards not inward of India Mainstream narrative states Indian expanded eastwards not Westward, Indic civilization is recent While there are series of ancient history. They created an anchor points and called all Indian chronology as mythology

Old Hindu Temples हिन्दुओं के प्राचीन मंदिर

List of ancient and magnificent temples situated in all four directions of united India. If you want to have a spiritual experience, then definitely read. The following list has been created with the help of various people. It is still in the stage of compilation, try to complete it as soon as possible, you can go to the temples of different areas by clicking on the menu above and go directly to that area.

अखंड भारत की चारों दिशाओं में स्थित प्राचीन व भव्य मंदिरों की लिस्ट। यदि आप आध्यात्मिक अनुभव लेना चाहते हैं तो जरूर पढ़ें। निम्न सूची अवं संग्रह विभिन्न लोगो के अनुदान से निर्मित की गई है. यह अब भी कंपाइलेशन की स्टेज में है, कोशिश है की जल्द से जल्द इसे पूरा किया जाये, आप विभिन्न क्षेत्रो के मंदिरो को ऊपर दिए गए मेनू पर क्लिक कर के सीधा उस क्षेत्र पर जा सकते है

In India

Southern India

Tamil Nadu

Shore Temple, Tamil Nadu

The Shore Temple was built in 700–728 AD is located near Chennai in Tamil Nadu n is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is now UNESCO world heritage site.

Shore Temple is built using the granite stones and it is one of the oldest stone temples in South India.
Shore Temple was named as ‘Seven Pagodas’ due to its pyramidal structure. The name ‘Seven Pagodas’ indicate to the existence of 7 temples in the past.

It is beautiful structure is an architectural marvel, which depicts the ancient finesse of art. In the time of Pallava dynasty, Mahabalipuram was popular trading port.
The construction of Shore Temple was started by Pallava ruler Narasimhavarman II.

Later, Cholas built the additional parts of the temple after invading the Mamallapuram from the Pallavas.

Credit: Harsha on Twitter

Ekambareswar Temple एकमबरेश्वर मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Ekambareswar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu : Magnificent 9th Century Chola Dynasty Ekambareswarar Shiva/Vishnu Temple,Kanchipuram,TN/Panch Bootha Sthala-Earth/1 of the Tallest 194ft RajaGopuram/Temple’s 3500yr old Mango tree ‘s 4 branches yield 4 different types of Mangoes

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Credit to Sangitha Varier from Twitter

Airavatesvara temple, TN एरावटेश्वर मंदिर, दारासुरम, तमिलनाडु

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The temple is now UNESCO world heritage site was built by king Rajaraja Chola II. He ruled the Chola Empire between 1146 and 1172 CE.The established capital for his predecessors was Gangapuri, named after the holy north Indian Ganges River and goddess.

The stone temple incorporates a chariot structure,and includes major Vedic and Puranic deities such as Indra, Agni,Varuna,Vayu,Brahma, Surya, Vishnu, Saptamtrikas, Durga, Saraswati, Sri Ganga, Yamuna, Subrahmanya, Ganesha,Kama, Rati and others.Shiva’s consort has a dedicated shrine called the Periya Nayaki Amman temple.

Chennakesava Temple, Belur, श्री चेन्नकेश्वर मंदिर, कर्नाटक

One of the greatest places of worship ever built is the Chennakesava Temple, Belur. Initially commisioned in the 12th century CE by the Hoysala ruler, Vishnuvardhana, the temple was built over three generations & took over 100 years to complete. This temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu is located in the village of Hullekere,is a Village in Turuvekere Taluk in Tumkur District of Karnataka State, India.

It was built in 1163 A.D. by a minister of Hoysala empire king Narasimha I. The monument is protected by the Karnataka state division of Archaeological Survey of India. Probably the greatest architectural triumph in the world, every nook and corner of the temple represents a story and leaves you in awe of its sheer chiselled brilliance. I can go on and on about the temple, but the fact is there can NEVER be another one like this. @Sanjay_Dixit

One can post a 1000 pics of the wonder but still not cover 5% of the marvel. This is one temple that has to be experienced. ChennaKesava means “Beautiful Vishnu” and it seems to have been created by Vishnu himself. credit: travel_with_sre| Charles Haynes |Sajit Ravindran

Shri Ramanatha Swami Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu / श्रीरामनथा स्वामी मंदिर रामेश्वरम्, तमिलनाडु

Shri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai / श्री मीनाक्षी मंदिर, मदुरै

How Wondrous is Our Heritage!!The “Zero Echo”1000 Pillar Hall In The Amazing 6th Century CE Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple,TN dedicated to Goddess Parvati/Lord Shiva. The Temple with 33,000 Sculptures

Credit : Sangitha Varier https://twitter.com/VarierSangitha/status/1253909510952894464

Shri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu / श्री रंगनाथा स्वामी मंदिर, श्रीरंगम, तमिलनाडु

No Words can describe the Stunning Ancient Architecture Marvel 6th Century SriRanganathaswamy Temple,Srirangam,TN -156 acres,81 shrines/21 towers/39 pavilions/9water tanks/1000 Pillared Mandap/240ft Main Gopuram. A must in Arch Courses

Shri Thillai Nataraj Temple, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu / श्री थिल्लई नटराज मंदिर, चिदंबरम, तमिलनाडु

Ekambreshwar Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / एकमबरेश्वर मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Brihadiswarar Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu / बृहदीश्वरर मंदिर, थंजावुर, तमिलनाडु

Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Jayankondam, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a Village located near to Jayankondam, Tamil Nadu, India. It became the capital of the Chola dynasty in c. 1025 during the reign of Rajendra Chola I, and served as the Chola capital for around 250 years.

The main. temple dedicated to Shiva is based on a square plan, but it reverentially displays other Hindu deities such as Vishnu, Durga, Surya, Harihara, Ardhanarishvara, and others.

Credit: Harsha Patel @Harsha2013 on twitter

Shri Arunachaleshwar Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu / श्री अरूणाचलेश्वर मंदिर, तिरूवन्नामलाई, तमिलनाडु

Aravateshwar Temple, Darasuram, Tamil Nadu / एरावटेश्वर मंदिर, दारासुरम, तमिलनाडु

Kailashnath Temple, Tamil Nadu / कैलाशनाथ मंदिर, तमिलनाडु

Shri Varadaraja Swami Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / श्री वरदराजा स्वामी मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu / कामाक्षी अम्मन मंदिर, कांचीपुरम, तमिलनाडु

Srivakuntanath Swamy, Shri Vaikuntham, Tamil Nadu / श्रीवैकुंटनाथ स्वामी, श्री वैकुंठम, तमिलनाडु

Sreemurgan Temple, Tamil Nadu / श्रीमुर्गन मंदिर, तमिलनाडु

Telangana

Shriganga Saraswati Temple Basra, Telangana / श्रीगंगा सरस्वती मंदिर बसरा, तेलंगाना

Shri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Bhadrachalam, Telangana / श्री सीता रामचंद्र स्वामी मंदिर, भद्राचलम, तेलंगाना

Shri Jogulamb Temple, Telangana / श्री जोगुलंब मंदिर, तेलंगाना

Rampa Temple, Telangana / रामप्पा मंदिर, तेलंगाना

Srilakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagiri Gatta, Telangana / श्रीलक्ष्मी नरसिम्हा स्वामी मंदिर, यादगिरीगट्टा, तेलंगाना

Karnataka

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka / विरूपक्ष मंदिर, हम्पी, कर्नाटक

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore, Karnataka / श्री चामुंडेश्वरी मंदिर, मैसूर, कर्नाटक

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka / होयसेलेश्वरा मंदिर, हलेबिडु, कर्नाटक

Shri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple, Bhatkal, Karnataka / श्री मुरूदेश्वर स्वामी मंदिर, भटकल, कर्नाटक

Stunning Architectural Skills👌Scenic Murudeswar Shiva Temple/ Bhatkal, Karnataka/ 20 storied 237.5ft RajaGopura/No pillars/No cement/No iron bars or columns/Only Locking of stone🙏 A must in all 🇮🇳 Architecture Syllabus

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. The town is located 13 km from the taluk headquarters of Bhatkal.

#RewriteHistory Speechless👌12th century Marvel Kopeshwar ShivJi Temple built by Shilahara King Gandaraditya,KidrapurKolhapur/Stunningly Beautiful Lathe turned pillars Wth Advanced technology🙏To D Gr8 Skilled Ancient🇮🇳Artisans🙏

Credit Sangitha Varrier on Twitter

Lakshminarasimha Temple, Harnhalli, Karnataka

The Lakshminarasimha temple at Haranhalli is a complete and good example of 13th century Hoysala architecture. Haranhalli is located about 35 km from Hassan city in Karnataka state, India.

The temple, whose main deity is the Hindu god Vishnu, was built in 1235 A.D. by the Hoysala Empire King Vira Someshwara. The temple is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Credit Harsha Patel on Twitter https://twitter.com/harshasherni/status/1253902539902332933

Shri Manjunath Temple, Karnataka / श्री मंजुनाथ मंदिर, कर्नाटक

Shri Krishna Temple, Karnataka / श्री कृष्ण मंदिर, कर्नाटक

Shri Mukambika Devi Temple, Kolur, Karnataka / श्री मूकम्बिका देवी मंदिर, कोल्लूर, कर्नाटक

Srithirunarayan Swamy Temple, Melkot, Karnataka / श्रीथिरूनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, मेलकोट, कर्नाटक

Kalleshwara Temple, Hadagalitaluka, Karnataka

The Kalleshwara temple (also spelt Kalleshvara or Kallesvara) is located in the town of Hire Hadagali of the Hoovina Hadagalitaluka in Bellary district of Karnataka state, India. This temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The temple was constructed by Demarasa, prime minister (or mahamatya) to Western Chalukya Empire King Someshvara I  who reigned from 1042–1068 CE.The temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

According to an Old Kannada inscription (dated 1083) placed in the sabhamantapa (lit, “gathering hall”), the temple was constructed during the reign of the Western Chalukya Empire King Vikramaditya VI.

Credit: @HarshaPatel2013 on Twitter

Veera Narayana Temple, Karnataka

The Veera Narayana temple is located in Belavadi, a village in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka state, India. It is a short distance from the famous temple towns of Belur and Halebidu.

The temple was built during the rule of the Hoysala Empire.Known to legend as Ekachakranagara, Belavadi is said to be the place mentioned in Mahabharatha where Pandava prince Bheema killed the demon Bakasura and protected the village and its people.

Credit Harsha on Twitter https://twitter.com/harshasherni/status/1254624082588512257

Kerala

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala / श्रीपद्मनाभस्वामी मंदिर तिरूअनंतपुरम, केरल

Shri Ayyappa Temple, Kerala / श्री अयप्पा मंदिर, केरल

Shri Krishna Temple, Kerala / श्री कृष्ण मंदिर, केरल

Wadakmanathan Temple, Kerala / वडक्कमनाथन मंदिर, केरल

Shrivakom Mahadev Temple, Kerala / श्रीवैकोम महादेव मंदिर, केरल

Mannarshala Srinagarj Temple, Alappuzha, Kerala / मन्नारशाला श्रीनागराज मंदिर, अलप्पुझा, केरल

Andhra Pradesh

Shri Kanak Durga Devi Temple, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh / श्री कनक दुर्गा देवी मंदिर, विजयवाडा, आंध्रप्रदेश

Shri Narasimha Temple, Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh / श्री नरसिम्हा मंदिर, अहोबिलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Chaturmukh Brahmaleshwar Temple, Cheberolu, Andhra Pradesh / श्री चतुर्मुख ब्रह्मलिंगेश्वर मंदिर, चेबरोलु, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Virbhadra Temple, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वीरभद्र मंदिर, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Veer Venkat Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Annawaram, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वीर वेंकट सत्यनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, अन्नावरम्, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Varrah Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Simhachalam, Andhra Pradesh / श्री वरह लक्ष्मी नरसिम्हा स्वामी मंदिर, सिम्हाचलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Srikmulangeshwara Temple, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीमुखलिंगेश्वर मंदिर, श्रीकाकुलम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Vednarayan Swamy Temple, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh / वेदनारायण स्वामी मंदिर, चित्तूर, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrimalikarjun Swami Temple, Srisailam, AP

Mahanandiswara Temple, Mahanandi, Andhra Pradesh / महानन्दीश्वर मंदिर, महानन्दी, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrivardishti Vinayak Temple, Kanipakkam, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीवरसिद्धि विनायक मंदिर, कनिपक्कम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shrikaramund Temple, Shrikaram, Andhra Pradesh / श्रीकरमंध मंदिर, श्रीकरमम, आंध्र प्रदेश

Shri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati / श्रीवेंकटेश्वर मंदिर, तिरूपति

The Gateway to Heaven Kaliyuga Vaikuntam – Lord of the 7 Hills 300 CE Tirumala Tirupathi Lord Venkateswara Vishnu Temple who appeared here to save mankind from Sorrows of Kali Yuga

Credit : Sangitha Varier @VarierSangitha on Twitter

Chintala Venkataraman Temple, AP

IncredibleIndia Stunning Traditional Yali Carved 60 plus pillared Mandap-In 16th Century Vijayanagara Empire Sri Chintala Venkataramana Temple,Tadipatri,AP dedicated to Lord Vishnu

An ASI protected Architectural Marvel https://t.co/JfHFxHQf9j

Credit Sangitha on twitter https://twitter.com/VarierSangitha/status/1255706814101860352?s=19

Eastern India

Odhisa

Sreejagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha / श्रीजगन्नाथ मंदिर, पुरी, ओडिशा

Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha / सूर्य मंदिर कोणार्क, ओडिशा

Shri Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneshwar / श्री लिंगराज मंदिर, भुवनेश्वर

Shri Mukteshwar Temple, Bhubaneshwar / श्री मुक्तेश्वर मंदिर, भुवनेश्वर

SriConth Yogini Temple, Odisha / श्रीचौंसठ योगिनी मंदिर, ओडिशा

Parashurameshvara Temple, Odissha

Parashurameshvara Temple is considered to be the best-preserved specimen of an ancient Hindu temple. The Temple was constructed in the early 7th century but the astonishing maintenance of this massive temple is the biggest attraction of it. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The stunning Nagara-style architecture oozes a charm of its own. The alluring idols of Shakta deities is another main attraction of this place. Parashuramashtami & Maha Shivratri are the major festivals celebrated in the temple.

Parashurameshvara represents Shiva as the lord of Parashurama, one of the avatars of Vishnu. The temple derives its name from the penance of Parashurama & the resultant grace of Shiva. Parashurashtami is the main festival celebrated during June–July of every year.

At the outer wall there is an amazing idol of four armed Lord Ganesha seated on a singhasan, with his trunk touching a bowl of Modak held in his lower left hand. An idol of Lord Karttikeya holding a spear in his left hand is also seen along with his mount peacock.

The temple contains the earliest representation of a six-armed Mahishamardini (Durga) image, shown inside a gavaksha frame holding a sword in the upper left hand while in the upper right hand, she is seen pressing the face of the demon buffalo.

Pediment outside of the temple, which depicts vampires and demons (vetala) as well as several animals. Decorated window on the temple with sculptures of dancers (top) and musicians (below).

Decorations outside the temple consisting of engravings of divine geese (hamsa) as well as flowers, at the lower part it can be apreciated the symbol of the Purna-Kalasha and on the left the image of a Lingam that represents Shiva.

The temple history dates back to the period between the 7th & 8th centuries. The temple was built by the Shailodbhavas, who had Lord Shiva as their family deity. The Shailodbhavas also worshiped the Shakta deities & hence depicted images of deities on the walls of the temple. This is the only Shiva temple in Bhubaneswar to contain depictions of Saptamatrikas, including Chamunda, Varahi, Indrani, Vaishnavi, Kaumari, Shivani and Brahmi. The temple is maintained and administered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Few more attractions of this temple: A big Shiva Lingam, which is carved With 1008 Miniature Of itself is at the temple premises Maa Laxmi sitting on a lotus flower and surrounded by two elephants is also depicted on the outer wall.

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Jharkhand

Shri Baidyanath Temple, Jharkhand / श्री बैद्यनाथ मंदिर, झारखंड

Assam

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam / कामाख्या मंदिर, गुवाहाटी, असम

West Bengal

Sridakineshwar Temple, Kolkata / श्रीदक्षिणेश्वर मंदिर, कोलकाता

Northern India

Bihar

Shreemundeshwari Temple, Bihar / श्रीमुंडेश्वरी मंदिर, बिहार

Shri Vishnupada Temple, Gaya / श्रीविष्णुपद मंदिर, गया

Chhatisgarh

Danteswari Temple, Chhattisgarh / दन्तेश्वरी मंदिर, छत्तीसगढ़

Haryana

Sheetla Mata Temple, Gurgaon / शीतला माता मंदिर, गुड़गांव

Himachal Pradesh

Shri Baijnath Temple, Himachal / श्री बैजनाथ मंदिर, हिमाचल

Srilaksminarayan Temple, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh / श्रीलक्ष्मीनारायण मंदिर, चम्बा, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Shrinina Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh / श्रीनैना देवी मंदिर, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Maa Asha Devi Temple, HP

Drona Shiv Bari Temple, Gagret, HP

Drona Shiv Bari Temple, Amb, HP is believed to be 5000 years Old. The forest around is very dense and trees here are quaint. The wood from this forest is only used for cremation.

It is believed that Rishi Drona used to use this place as base location for travel to Himalaya. His daughter Yajyati was stubborn to go along Rishi Drona. Drona planned to keep Yajyati busy and ask her to recite Beej Mantra till his return.

On his return he was surprised to see her daughter playing with Lord Shiva himself. Lord Shiva told a curious Rishi that his daughter has called him thats why he is there. @LostTemple7#omnamahshivay

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kullu, HP

The biggest stone temple in Kullu, dedicated to Lord Shiva (Visweshvara Mahadev temple). Janashrutis’ related to Pandavas’ Agyaatwas, again rebuilt in the 8-9th century.

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UT Of Jammu & Kashmir

Badrinarayan Temple, Uttarakhand22.Raghunath Temple, Jammu / बद्रीनारायण मंदिर, उत्तराखंड22.रघुनाथ मंदिर, जम्मू

Baba Amarnath, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir / बाबा अमरनाथ, कश्मीर, जम्मू और कश्मीर

Shree Vishnodevi Temple, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir / श्रीवेष्णोदेवी मंदिर, जम्मू, जम्मू और कश्मीर

Rajasthan

Ekalinganathji Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan / एकलिंगनाथजी मंदिर, उदयपुर, राजस्थान

Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara / श्रीनाथजी मंदिर, नाथद्वारा

Brahma Temple, Pushkar: / ब्रह्मा मंदिर, पुष्कर :

Tripureshwari Temple, Udaipur, / त्रिपुरेश्वरी मंदिर, उदयपुर, त्रिपुरा

Shri Salasar Hanuman Temple, Salasar, Rajasthan / श्री सलासर हनुमान मंदिर, सलासर, राजस्‍थान

Jagadpita Brahma Temple, Pushkar / जगद्पिता ब्रह्मा मंदिर, पुष्कर

Shri Baba Ramdev Temple, Runicha Dham Ramdevra, Rajasthan / श्री बाबा रामदेव मंदिर, रुणिचा धाम रामदेवरा, राजस्थान

Shri Mehndipur Balaji, Mehndipur Rajasthan / श्रीमेहंदीपुर बालाजी, मेहंदीपुर राजस्थान

Northern India

UttraKhand

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar / मनसा देवी मंदिर, हरिद्वार

Shreebdrinarayan Temple, Badrinath / श्रीबद्रीनारायण मंदिर, बद्रीनाथ

Yamunotri Temple, Uttarakhand / यमुनोत्री मंदिर, उत्तराखंड

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand / केदारनाथ, उत्तराखंड

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand / गंगोत्री मंदिर, उत्तराखंड

Mankameshwar Temple, Ranikhet, Uttrakhand

A temple for soldiers going for war!! The Kumau regiment soldiers goes this temple before going for war. If you are lucky, you will have best view of Himalaya mountain range. You can view Himalayas mountains where Pandavas got their final destination.

Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh / काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर वाराणसी, उत्तरप्रदेश

बारह ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक है। यह मंदिर पिछले कई हजारों वर्षों से वाराणसी में स्थित है। काशी विश्‍वनाथ मंदिर का हिंदू धर्म में एक विशिष्‍ट स्‍थान है। ऐसा माना जाता है कि एक बार इस मंदिर के दर्शन करने और पवित्र गंगा में स्‍नान कर लेने से मोक्ष की प्राप्ति होती है। इस मंदिर में दर्शन करने के लिए आदि शंकराचार्य, सन्त एकनाथ रामकृष्ण परमहंस, स्‍वामी विवेकानंद, महर्षि दयानंद, गोस्‍वामी तुलसीदास सभी का आगमन हुआ हैं।

निर्माता महारानी अहिल्या बाई होल्कर
स्थापित 1780

It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. This temple has been located in Varanasi for many thousands of years. Kashi Vishwanath Temple has a special place in Hinduism. It is believed that one can get salvation by visiting this temple and taking a bath in the holy Ganges. Adi Shankara, Sant Eknath Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Dayanand, Goswami Tulsidas have all come to visit this temple. Established in 1780 by Maharani AhilyaBai Holkar

Source: https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/काशीविश्वनाथमन्दिर

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura / श्रीकृष्ण जन्मभूमि मंदिर, मथुरा

Shri Ram Lala Temple, Ayodhya / श्री राम लला मंदिर, अयोध्या

Hanuman Dhara, Chitrakoot Uttar Pradesh / हनुमानधारा, चित्रकुट उत्तर प्रदेश

Madhya Pradesh

Kandhariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho / कंधारिया महादेव मंदिर, खजुराहो

Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Chaunsath means 64, one of the oldest heritage site , sitated on a hilltops in MadhyaPradesh.

It was constructed by Kalchuri Dynasty in the 10th Century madebonly local granite. There are about 150 stairs leading to the temple.

Yogini means female Yogic Practitioner. It is also symbol of Shakti.

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There are 8 major form of Godesses, each Devi has 8 attendants, hence the name 64. The yemple is constructed in a circular form with inner diameter of 116 feet and outer diameter of 131 feet.

Narmada view is visible from the temple. The temple cloister consistes of 84 square pillars and has arrangement of 81 cells and 3 entrances.

This is one of the 4 Chausath Yogini temples in India.

Shrimahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh / श्रीमहाकालेश्वर मंदिर उज्जैन, मध्यप्रदेश

Kandhariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh / कंधारिया महादेव मंदिर, खजुराहो, मध्यप्रदेश

Aakreshwar Mahadev Temple, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh / ॐकारेश्वर महादेव मंदिर, ओमकारेश्वर, मध्यप्रदेश प्रस्तुति : अनिरुद्ध जोश ‘शता

Kailasha Temple, Ellora / श्रीकैलाशनाथ मंदिर, एलोरा

The temple is Hand chiseled & carved downwards intricately from top of mountain, 1000s of yrs ago. 400 Million Kgs of stone dug out of the mountain. And the World asks us to show them a Wonder ? Source @LostTemple7

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Western India

Goa

Shri Mahalsa Narayani Devi Temple, Ponda, Goa / श्रीमहालसा नारायणी देवी मंदिर, पोंडा, गोवा

Srisanta Durga Temple, Kawalem, Goa / श्रीशांता दुर्गा मंदिर, कावालेम, गोवा

Gujarat

Shri Dwarkadheesh, Gujarat / श्रीद्वारकाधीश, गुजरात

Srisomeshwar Swamy Temple, Gujarat / श्रीसोमेश्वर स्वामी मंदिर, गुजरात

Shri Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha, Gujarat / श्री अंबाजी मंदिर, बनासकांठा, गुजरात

Sreesuri Temple, Modhera, Gujarat / श्रीसूर्य मंदिर, मोधेरा, गुजरात

Shrimahakali Temple, Pavagadh, Gujarat / श्रीमहाकालीका मंदिर, पावागढ़, गुजरात

Maharashtra

श्री ग्रश्नेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र Grishneshwar Temple, Maharashtra

Grishneshwar ( Ghrneshwar or Dhushmeshwar) jyotirlingTemple,is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.

It is about 30 kilometres north-west of the city of Aurangabad,and at about 1.7km distance fr Ellora one of the UNESCO world heritage site.
 The temple structure was destroyed by the Delhi Sultanate in 13th and 14th-century. The temple went through several rounds of rebuilding.

The Grishneshwar temple was re-constructed by Maloji Raje Bhosale, the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in the 16th century.Later,the temple was again recnstrcted in the 18th century by Rani Ahilyabhai Holkar,a Maratha princess who ruled Indore fr 1765 CE to 1795 CE.

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Shrididdhivinayak Temple, Mumbai / श्रीसिद्धिविनायक मंदिर, मुंबई

Shri Grishneshwar Temple, Maharashtra / श्री ग्रश्नेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Trimbakeshwar Temple, Maharashtra / त्रयम्बकेश्वर मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik.

It is dedicated to the god Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.The origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak. In the period of the Peshwas regime Nana Saheb Peshwa had instructed to construct the Trimbakeshwar temple and developed

Snd beautified the city of Trimbakeshwar. The Brahmagiri Hill is located in the temple town of Trimbak, just 1 km west of the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple.

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Kunkeshwar temple, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

Kunkeshwar is a small village of Konkan in Maharashtra, India is
situated on the bank of Arabian Sea. It is well known for temple of the Lord Shiva.

Kunkeshwar is also known as Konkan Kashi. It is believed that the
temple of Kunkeshwar was built many years back by a Muslim sailor. He built the temple as promised. The Lingam was already there. As the Sailor was a non-Hindu, he thought that his religion will not accept him.

he committed suicide from the top of temple.
Along with religious imp kunkeshwar is well knwn for its beautiful beaches and serene nature…
It is located in the Sindhudurg district ..16 km away from Devgad 54 km from Malvan and 60 kilometers from Kankavli.

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Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur, Maharashtra / श्री महालक्ष्मी मंदिर, कोल्हापुर, महाराष्ट्र

Bhadra Maruti Temple, Maharashtra / भद्र मारूति मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Tulja Bhavani Temple, Maharashtra / तुलजा भवानी मंदिर, महाराष्ट्र

Srisai Baba Temple, Shirdi, Maharashtra / श्रीसाई बाबा मंदिर, शिरडी, महाराष्ट्र

Saturn Temple, Shingnapur, Maharashtra / शनि मंदिर, शिंगणापुर, महाराष्ट्र

Shri Gajanan Maharaj, Shegaon, Maharashtra / श्री गजानन महाराज, शेगांव, महाराष्ट्र

Out of India

Yashoreshwari, District Opening, Bangladesh / यशोरेश्वरी, जिला, बांग्लादेश

Kailash Mansarovar, Tibet, China / कैलाश मानसरोवर, तिब्बत, चीन

Hinglaj Mata Temple, Balochistan, Pakistan / हिंगलाज माता मंदिर, बलूचिस्तान, पाकिस्तान

Hanuman Temple, Karachi, Pakistan / मं‍चमुख हनुमान मंदिर, कराची, पाकिस्तान

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu / पशुपतिनाथ मंदिर, काठमांडू

Ganesha Temple, Asakusa, Japan

The history of Japan and India are more intertwined than one might think. A lot of gods and goddesses are common. Here is the Ganesha Temple in Asakusa. Ganesha is worshipped in Japan as Kangiten god of Conjugal Harmony, Child-Giving and Long Life. #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7

credit: Manish Prabhune In Japan Kangiten is usually shown as a pair of two-armed, elephant-headed deities in embrace. Images of Kangiten are rare and many are kept as secret images in temples and shrines. cc: @Sanjay_Dixit@ashwinsanghi@ShefVaidya

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in erstwhile Yaśodharapura now called Angkor The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture.

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Prohm “Ancestor Brahma” a Rajavihara built in the Bayon style in late 12th and early 13th centuries

Batu Cave Temple, Malaysia

The temple is actually situated in a cave which is reached after walking up 350~ stairs. You are welcomed on front by a huge God’s idol. After you have covered mammoth 350 stairs and monkey’s snatching your baggage (polybags attracts them not camera pouch, for they take it as a food item), you reach first level of cave almost 50 meters in heights.

A temple is situated there. Priest of this temple ceremons good for you an offers prayer. you have to put off your shoes at this level. And you cross 50 more stairs to reach second level of cave. You will find another temple (probably Tamil God, I am not sure).

You might want to take some rest before coming back. The entire tour takes about 40 Minutes to complete.

Our Vedic Scientists and Universities forgotten !

  • Father of Astronomy: Aryabhatta ; work – Aryabhattiyam
  • Father of Astrology: Varahamihira , works; Panchasiddhantika, Bruhat Hora Shastra
  • Fathers of Surgery : Charaka and Sushruta , works : Samhitas
  • Father of Anatomy: Patanjali , work: Yogasutra
  • Father of Yoga : Patanjali , work : Yogasutra
  • Father of Economics : Chanakya , work: Arthashshtra
  • Father of Atomic theory : Rishi Kanada , Work : Kanada sutras
  • Father of Architecture : Vishwakarmaa
  • Father of Aero Dynamics: Mayasura , work : Vastu Darpana
  • Father of Medicine: Dhanvanthri , first propounded Ayurveda
  • Father of Grammar: Panini , work: Vyakarana Deepika
  • Father of Natyashastra : Bharatamuni , work : Natyashastra
  • Father of Kavya (literature) : Krishna Dwaipayana (VedaVyasa) works ; Mahabharata , Ashtaadasha Puranas
  • Father of Playwriting : Kalidasa , works : Meghadhootam , Raghuvamsham , Kumara Sambhava etc etc
  • Father of Ganita: Bhaskara II , works : Lilavati
  • Father of Warfare and Weaponry: Parashurama, works: Kalaripayatu, Sulba Sutras
  • Father of story writing: Vishnu Sharma, works: Panchatantra
  • Father of Politics: Chanakya, works: Arthashashtra, Nitishashtra
  • Father of Sexual Anatomy: Vatsyana, work: Kamasutra
  • Father of Philosophy: Sri Krishna, work: Sribhagavadgeete
  • Father of Advaitha: Shankara, works: commentaries (Bhashyas), panchadasi, vivekachudamani,
  • Father of Alchemy: Nagarjuna, work: Pragnaparamita Sutras
  • Father of Aerospace technology: Maharishi Bharadwaj; work- Vimaan Shashtra

Compiled by Shudra_sanatani on twitter

Universities in ancient India other than Nalanda & Takshashila : Vikramashila, Vallabhi, Odantapuri, Pushpagiri & Somapura. Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar from 427 BCE to 1197 CE. It was established in the 5th century CE in Bihar. Lost due to invasions