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  • Vedic

    math Vedic mathematics (book) | |Note that there are two distinct articles with almost the same name: this one has "mathematics" lowercase‚ Vedic Mathematics (book) has "Mathematics" capitalised. For the actual mathematics of the Vedic period‚ see Sulba Sūtras and Indian mathematics. Vedic mathematics is a list of sixteen basic sūtras‚ or aphorisms‚ presented by a Hindu scholar and mathematician‚ Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja‚ during the early part of the 20th century.[1] While its author

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  • the vedic age

    1) The Vedic period (or Vedic age) (ca.1750–500 BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas‚ the oldest scriptures of Hinduism‚ were composed. Our knowledge of Aryans is not based‚ as it is in the case of Harappan people‚ mostly on digging up their habitation sites. We know about the Aryans from the hymns which they composed and which were recited and passed on from generation to generation until they were finally written down. We call this literary evidence and it provides the clues

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  • Vedic Religion, Mythology, and Society

    Paige Hammerl Vedic Religion‚ Mythology and Society The early civilizations of India have proven to be a highly intellectual‚ god fearing‚ and advanced collaboration of people. From approximately 2700 B.C.E to around 500 B.C.E two societies flourished in the northern region of India known as the Indus Valley. The Indus Valley Civilization and later‚ the Aryans - believed by some to have migrated to India from Europe and the middle East - paved the foundation of Hinduism through the influences

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  • Early Vedic Period

    1. In early Vedic period‚ the worship is mostly consisted by male gods‚ who were believed to control the forces of nature. Agni(god of fire)‚ Vayu(god of air) and Surya(god of sun) who are mere abstractions‚ intangible and illusive personifications of the powers of nature. Vedic gods assumed the most undoubted personality‚ of the real qualities intended to be expressed by their names. 2.Karma is the chain of cause and effect at every level. It is explained by causality through a system. The system

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  • notes

    Indus Valley Civilization – The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BC; mature period 2600–1900 BC) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World‚ and of the three the most widespread. It flourished in the basins of the Indus River‚ one of the major rivers of Asia‚ and the Ghaggar-Hakra River‚ which once coursed through northwest

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  • Is Women Safe in City-Essay

    grammarians such as Patanjali and Katyayana suggest that women were educated in the early Vedic period. Rigvedic verses suggest that the women married at a mature age and were probably free to select their husband. Scriptures such as Rig Veda and Upanishads mention several women sages and seers‚ notably Gargi and Maitreyi. According to studies‚ women enjoyed equal status and rights during the early Vedic period.[14] However‚ later (approximately 500 B.C.)‚ the status of women began to decline with

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  • Property And The Concept Of Sridhana Analysis

    Property and the Concept of ‘Stridhana’ As mentioned earlier there were two schools of law namely Mitakshara school and Dayabhaga school. In both the schools women’s property rights were restricted. Under Mitakshara law male were coparcenaries ie‚ the owners of land. They got this right by birth and not by succession. But the main characteristic of this property was the inalienability. A person who possessed that property cannot dispose it by sale‚ gift or by will. Ownership was just a notion. The

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  • Women Education in India

    received less education than men. This was due to the set social norms. Interestingly‚in the Vedic period women had access to education‚ but gradually they had lost this right. Women education in ancient India prevailed during the early Vedic period. In addition to that Indian scriptures Rig Veda and Upanishads mention about several women sages and seers. Women enjoyed equivalent position and rights in the early Vedic era. However‚ after 500 B.C‚ the position of women started to decline. The Islamic invasion

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  • CHAPTER 4 Traditions and Encounters

    Chapter 4 Reading Questions: Why is so little known about the Harappan society? What is it that we do know about the nature of that society? Because the earliest Harappan remains are below the water table‚ archaeologists can’t research them. Also the Harappans used an elaborate pictographic system that has not yet been able to be deciphered. We do however‚ that it had city walls‚ a fortified citadel‚ and a large granary-Harappa and Mohenjo-daro represented an investment of human labor and established

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  • Costume In Vedic Post Vedic Period Le 3

    Costumes in Post Vedic Period 600 – 323 BC By Toolika Gupta‚ Associate Prof. FD Delhi 1 Social life • Buddhism • Jainism • Forms of political organizations: – Republic – Monarchy • Ashvamedha Yagya • By about 5th century BC there were 16 major states in Northern India‚ but a hundred years later there remained only 4 vital states – the three kingdoms of Kashi‚ Kosala‚ Magadha and the republic of Vrijis. By Toolika Gupta‚ Associate Prof. FD Delhi 2 Social life continued… Of These magadha became

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