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    Mitanni Overlords - AIT reversal?

    I am not very familiar with linguistics so I hope someone can explain to me. I know a bit of Sanskrit (like most Indians) and all the Mitanni words correspond much closer to Sanskrit than Avestan IMHO. My guess is the Mitanni overlords were Indo Aryan i.e. Vedic. So can we conclude that IE...
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    Finally, Yahveh is a Vedic word.

    "The word yahu (Zend yazu), yahva, yahval and the feminine forms yahvi and yahvati occur several times in the Rigveda; and Grassmann derives them from the root yah = to hasten or to drive quickly. The Nighantu also tells us that the word yaha means water (Nig. I. 12) or strength (Nig. II. 9)...
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    vedic Atris and Vishwamitras Connection ?

    According to Hindu scripts Both Atri Brahmins and Vishwamitras+Koshik+kausik Brahmins are descendants of a Vedic moon god Chandra. Is there any kind of connection between Atri and Vishwamitra trobes ? Vishwamitras were given designation of Kshatriyas forst and became Brahmins later so is it...
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    Dyaus Pita, "The God" of Vedic Aryans ?

    Namaskar, as i was reading on starting of the Dharma i got to know about a minor deity of Rig veda called Dyaus Pita or the Sky God of Ancient Vedic Dharma. now this concept is new as according to oldest religious book (rig Veda) this god was the "father" of all living things and 3 most...
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    What can Vedic literature reveal about the IVC?

    Vedic literature is very ancient, and reveals religious concepts which reach far back in time. I believe that this profound literature must also have a lot to say about the oldest cultures and civilizations on the Indian sub-continent. As I am not so familiar with the Vedas, I would kindly ask...
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    RUSSIAN VEDAS vs VEDIC SANSKRITIC VEDAS OF HINDUISM

    PERUNS VEDA SANTEE'S IN RUSSIA 26SEP 2015 COPY RIGHT AND DISCLAIMER I Hereby give full and clear credit give to S.V.Ramanan And Ramani's Blog with appropriate and specific directions requested to publish the original content and the links -- All credit should be given to Mr,Ramanan and...
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    India and tamil- hinduism !

    TRUTH STAND ALONE IN THE END,WHEN ALL ELSE HAD FALLEN---TAMIL HINDUISM! AINTIRAM Aintiram refers to a text written during the First Sangam Period in Ancient Tamil land -South of India (Circa 10,500 BC). The name refers to the fivefold process of consciousness transforming itself into the...
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    Vedic Chronology and Vedanga Jyotisha

    This from the above named book by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and is a sort of starter. I downloaded the book today from "archives.org". I am sure, it will provide me good information. "Thus soon after 1860, the late Prof. Chattre, in Poona, Chintamani Raghunathacharya in Madras and Pandit...
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    Is Hinduism nothing other than Vedic religion?

    There is a difference of views on this topic but it is historical question. It intrudes in various discussions and the forum/moderators are aware of this fact. IMHO, it will not be fair to brush to question under the carpet. So, if the forum/moderators permit, let us discuss it in a separate...
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    Evidence of writing in the Vedic literature?

    Indologist Koenraad Elst challenged the notion widely accepted amongst indologist circles that the Vedic literature was composed by an "illiterate" society. He points to a few shlokas and hymns from the Vedic literature which, he believes, contain references to the use of writing. In his own...
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    The Vedic Pakhtas

    After the Aryan migration from the center in Bakhdi, some of the clans remained in Bakhdi or Bakhtar and the foothills of the Hindu Kush. They called themselves Bakhdi, (Bakht, Pakhat, Pashto and Pashtoon) after the name of their homeland. The same people took part in the fighting between 10...
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    Interesting stories and interesting characters/persons from the Hindu universe

    Share some of your favourite interesting stories/incidents and your most interesting characters from the Vedic, Brahmanaic, Aranyakan, Upanishadic, Puranic etc. areas from the Hindu universe. Please give reasons for your choice? Restriction: Please avoid mentioning incidents or characters from...
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    Prakrit's evolution/relation with Vedic Sanskrit and Classical Sanskrit

    I have heard of number of theories where linguistics claims Prakrit and Classical Sanskrit evolved from Vedic Sanskrit directly. There are some who outrightly denies Prakrit's evolution from Sanskrit and claim Prakrit is older than Sanskrit but that theory doesn't fit in the evolution of...
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    Buddhist/Jaina texts on Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedic history

    What do Buddhist/Jaina texts mention about the pre Bimbisaran history of India. Especially wars like Mahabharata and Ramayana if really had taken place would surely not have gone unnoticed by Jain/Buddhist writers considering the tectonic shift it could have had on Indian thought. Are there no...
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    Origins of the Vedic Religion and Indus Ghaggar Civilisation

    Hi, my latest research book on ever-boiling issue of IE people, their homeland and their migrations/expansions throws spotlight on all the migration theories in light of the archaeological, genetic and scriptural proofs and debunks all the migration theories. The book "Origins of the Vedic...
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    On Vedic rituals and Indian theatrical tradition.

    We know that Indian theatrical tradition goes back to the Natyashastra work,probably dating to final centuries BCE or early centuries CE.But I was wondering if some of the early Vedic rituals also involved symbolic acting,and could the theatrical tradition could date back to the Vedic rituals...
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    Are there descendents of Vedic cults alive today

    I mean either a Indra or Mitra or Brhaspati cult worshipping them based on Vedic rites or in some other form. Are there cults worshipping vedic dieties even today? How have they passed on their knowledge over such a long period? I heard there is a Saura cult worsihpping Surya even today. Where...
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    Books which deal with Historicity of Mahbharat/Ramayan and oldest Vedic characters

    I like the way in which Jewish historians have tried to go back to history to prove historicity of the characters mentioned in their scriptures through archaeology/historical and neutral source validation. I am looking for books which deal with historical veracity of Ramayana/ Mahabharata and...
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    Greek influence on Vedic astrology.

    Could anyone please point out what are the Greek influences in Indian astrology?I could only find two cases of Greek influence in Indian astrology viz 1)The 12 zodiacs and 2) the horoscopical tradtion. But both the zodiacs and horoscopical traditions have pre-Greek native Indian roots.The...
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    Did the Shungas perform rare Vedic human sacrifice?

    I was reading through an ASI review 1957-58 and something interesting got my attentions.It is about supposed Vedic human sacrifice,performed at the site of Kaushambi by the Shungas.Here I post the snapshot of relevant pages since the PDF is protected and the texts cannot be copied...