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Here's a brief history of Kamarupa Kings' Inscriptions and Seals:

Ruling Dynasties:
- Varman Dynasty (350–650 CE)
- Mlechchha Dynasty (650–900 CE)
- Pala Dynasty (900–1100 CE)

#KamarupaKings #History #Archaeology ImageImage
2/ Unearthed in Assam's Golaghat district, the Nagajari-Khanikargaon #Sanskrit inscription is a 5th-century land grant. The document grants land between "Dibrumukkhada" and a Banyan tree - now that's ancient GPS #Archaeology.
@pranabjsarmahg1 3/ Another Assam's oldest epigraphic source: the Umachal rock inscription from the 5th century. Found on the slopes of Nilachal Hills, it commemorates the construction of a cave for Lord Balabhadra by Maharajadhiraja Sri Surendra Varman himself. Image
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Vedas - The greatest source of knowledge and the creation of the greatest knowledge and poetry in the history of the Mankind

वेद - ज्ञानस्य महान् स्रोतः तथा मानवजातेः इतिहासे महत्तमं ज्ञानं काव्यं च सृष्टिम्


#Veda #Sanskrit #Knowledge #Literature #India… Image
1. The Vedas are the source of integral wisdom, science, tradition, and culture of a remarkable civilization. They are oral compilations of the distilled wisdom of cosmic knowledge that survived from time immemorial. They are not only identified as scriptures but also as the…… Image
2. Meaning of the word 'Veda'
The word 'Veda' means 'knowledge' and is derived from the Sanskrit root 'vid', which means 'to know'. It does not refer to one single literary work but indicates a huge corpus of literature, which arose in the course of many centuries and has been…… Image
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Vedas - The greatest source of knowledge and the creation of the greatest knowledge and poetry in the history of the Mankind
वेद - ज्ञानस्य महान् स्रोतः तथा मानवजातेः इतिहासे महत्तमं ज्ञानं काव्यं च सृष्टिम्
#Veda #Sanskrit #Knowledge #Literature #India #Upnishda #Geeta…
1. The Vedas are the source of integral wisdom, science, tradition and culture of a remarkable civilization. They are oral compilations of distilled wisdom of cosmic knowledge survived from the time immemorial. They are not only identified as scriptures, but also as the fountain…… Image
2. Meaning of the word 'Veda'
The word 'Veda' means 'knowledge' and is derived from the Sanskrit root 'vid', which means 'to know'. It does not refer to one single literary work but indicates a huge corpus of literature, which arose in the course of many centuries and has been…… Image
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A #thread about some #myths of #languages and #scripts (of #India): 🧵(I wrote in Kannada earlier)
Every language including #Sanskrit comes in spoken form first & later in written form. Most languages are dated by the earliest time when a written record for them is found. 1/17
#Samskrta can be considered an exception, where we have record of the spoken word before we see its written form. This is because the #Vedas were preserved in a speech form for millennia before being written down. In case of other languages, this is not so. 2/17
For ex: First written record of #Kannada date to 2-3rd C CE. But this does not prove Kannada did'nt exist prior to 2nd CE. It is better to inferwriting was introduced/adapted to Kannada then. In fact we see how the script used to write Prakrit in as adapted to write Kannada 3/17
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#ಭಾಷೆ , #ಲಿಪಿ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ ಗಳಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸರಳಿಃ🧵
#ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ವೊಂದೇ ಏಕೆ, ಯಾವ ಭಾಷೆಗೂ ಮೊದಲು ಲಿಪಿಯಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ(ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ)-ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಮಾತು ಮೊದಲು ಬರೆಹ ನಂತರ. #ಕನ್ನಡ ದ ಮೊದಲ ದಾಖಲೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿರುವುದು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯಶಕ 2-3 ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಮೊದಲು ಕನ್ನಡ ಇರಲೇ ಇಲ್ಲವೆಂದು ತಿಳಿಯೋಣವೇ? ಹಾಗೆ ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸುವುದು ತಪ್ಪಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. 1/n
3 ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಒಳಪಡಿಸಿದರು ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸರಿಯಾಗಬಹುದಾದ ಊಹೆ.
ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಕ್ಕೂ ಹಾಗೇ. ಲಿಪಿಯಿಲ್ಲದ ಕಾಲ ಒಂದಿತ್ತು. ಒಂದು ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಹದ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನರಿತ ಮೇಲೆ ಬರೆವಣಿಗೆ ಬಂದಿತು. ಅದರ ನಂತರವೂ ಮೌಖಿಕ ಪರಂಪರೆಯೂ ಜೊತೆಗೇ ಮುಂದುವರೆಯಿತು. ಮುದ್ರಣ ಬರುವವರೆಗೆ ಇದಕ್ಕಿದ್ದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಯ ಅರಿತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. 2/n
ಪಾಣಿನಿಯ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕಾಗಲೆ ಲಿಪಿ ಇತ್ತು ಎಂಬುದು ನಿರ್ವಿವಾದ. ಆಸಕ್ತರು ವಾಸುದೇವ ಶರಣ ಅಗ್ರವಾಲ ಅವರ India as known to #Panini ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಓದಬಹುದು. ವ್ಯಾಸ ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿಯರು ಬರಹವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ -ಅವರು ಪಾಣಿನಿಗೂ ಹಿಂದಿನವರಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅವರ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರವಣಿಗೆ ರೂಢಿಗೆ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದಿರಬಹುದೆಂಬ ಊಹೆಯನ್ನು ನಾವು ಮಾಡಬಹುದು. 3/n
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King Songtsen Gampo and his Chinese and Nepali queens Wen-cheng Kung-chu and Bhrikuti Devi.

Songtsen Gampo (617 – 649 A.D.) Songtsen Gampo ascended to the throne at the age of thirteen. Image
During the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, #Tibet emerged as a unified state and became a great
military power, with its armies marching across Central Asia. Thus, the King of #Nepal and the Emperor of #China offered their daughters in marriage to the Tibetan king. Statue of Emperor Songtsen ...
The marriages with the Nepalese and Chinese princesses have been given prominence in the religious story of Tibet because of their
contributions to #Buddhism Image
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In a Debate:

#Ayurveda scriptures don’t hv any MODERN MEDICINE TERM like #Psoriasis, #autoimmune diseases & u claim that u treat it??

#Ayurveda scriptures also don’t hv any term like MAN - tomorrow you’ll say how m I treating a man?
It’s ur problem that you think
that SCIENCE can be discussed only in ENGLISH language, but SCIENCE was actually discussed in #Sanskrit centuries ago.

Ok, then where is Psoriasis & it’s treatment discussed in #Ayurveda.

Under the topic KUSHTHA(कुष्ठ)

So u do the LEPROSY treatment 4 #psoriasis 😂
When did I say this?

U said na KUSHTHA, KUSHTHA means LEPROSY, that’s it…


Then what is KUSHTHA as per Ayurveda ??

As per Ayurveda, KUSHTHA means:
“कुष्णाति वपुः इति कुष्ठम!”

I don’t understand it, explain
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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum 008 on the #Jayanthi of Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava #Narasimha Bharathi #Mahaswamiji-33rd #Sringeri #Jagadguru

It may be fairly said without fear of contradiction that Sri Jagadguru had gone through every branch of #Sanskrit #Literature and retained

most of it in his memory. The most knotty points HH would unravel in a marvellously easy way to the intense admiration of his audience. The Sastras were Jagadguru’s playground & would revel in them as often and as much as he could. Besides, the Sastras HH was adept in Kavyas

and dramas also. It was a very favourite pastime with HH to repeat what are known as Antadi Slokas. More than a dozen Pandits may range together against the Jagadguru and still he would be a match to them all. HH would repeat from memory Slokas by thousands and all his

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#SAT History✨

Alongside the busiest Mathura Road in Delhi, the newly-renovated garden tomb overlooks the Yamuna river.

But do you know of the poet this monument houses?

Discover in this 🧵

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This massive square edifice with a central dome is the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-khanan – one of the nine jewels of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

The structure is one among an almost 100 historic mausoleums in this vicinity of #Delhi.

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What is even more interesting is the fact that two other timeless poets are buried within hardly a kilometer of stretch.

The legends being Mirza Ghalib & Amir Khusro. But history could not accord a similar stature to Abdul Rahim & the neglect his tomb faced speaks of it.

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Let us.. look at how #traditional people, of times when #Shankaracharya lived, treated him though him being one of the realised beings of his times & respected, when it comes to #scripts&how he responded
One incident is of the cremation of his #beloved #mother.
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#AdiShakara’s father #Shivaguru passed away when he was a child.

#AdiShakara’s father #Shivaguru passed away when he was a child.

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Here's a thread with key lessons from each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
Chapter 1:

Every duty comes with challenges. Learn to embrace the hardships - thats half the battle won.
Chapter 2:

You will never know peace, long as you are attached.

Peace comes from detachment.
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शाण्डिल्य उवाच
श्रृणुतं दत्तचित्तौ में सहस्यं व्रजभूमिजम्।
व्रजनं व्याप्तिर्त्यिुक्त्या व्यापनाद् व्रज उच्यते॥
परीक्षित और वज्रनाभ व्रजभूमि का रहस्य
बतलाता हूँ दत्तचित्त हो सुनो। व्रज शब्द का अर्थ है व्याप्ति।
इस व्रद्धवचन के अनुसार व्यापक होने के कारण ही इस भूमि का
नाम व्रज है
गुणातीतं परं ब्रह्म व्यापकं व्रज उच्यते ।
सदानन्दं परं ज्योतिर्मुक्तानां पदमव्ययम्॥

सत्व रज और तम इन तीनों से अतीत जो परब्रह्म है वही व्यापक है।
इसलिये उसे व्रज कहते हैं। वह सदानन्दस्वरूप परम ज्योतिर्मय और
अविनाशी है। जीवन्मुक्त पुरुष उसी में स्थित रहते हैं।
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#वेदकोषामृत #संस्कृत #महाभारत
#VedakoshAmrita #Sanskrit #Mahabharata

Dialogue between Maharishi Vedvyasa and Drupada revealing the secret of previous lives of Pandavas and Devi Draupadi.
व्यास उवाच
पुरा वे नैमिषारण्ये देवाः सत्रमुपासते।
तत्र वैवस्वतो राजञ्शामित्रमकरोत् तदा॥

पाञ्चाल नरेश पूर्व काल की बात है नैमिषारण्य क्षेत्र में देवता लोग एक
यज्ञ कर रहे थे उस समय वहाँ सूर्यपूत्र यम शामित्र यज्ञ कार्य करते थे।
ततो यमो दीक्षितस्तत्र राजन् नामारयत् कंचिदपि प्रजानाम्।
ततः प्रजास्ता बहुला बभूवुः कालातिपातान्मरणप्रहीणाः॥

राजन् उस यज्ञ की दीक्षा लेने के कारण यमराज ने मानवप्रजाकी मृत्यु का कार्य
स्थगित कर दिया था
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How Mantra chanting helps?
To understand benefits of Mantrachanting, one must know process of Shabda Utpatti (physiology of speech) according to Paniniya Shiksha –Text which paved the grammar of Sanskrit language and explained extensively scientific basis for production of speech ImageImageImage
It is explained as Examination of Vishaya(objectives) by Atma & Buddhi(intellect). Atma along with Buddhi(intellect) makes Manas to indulge in Vishaya(objectives). Mana(#mind) kindles Kayagni(entity which brings about all types of digestions). It gives stimulus to Vayu.
Vayu moves in the Uras(thorax region). In Uras(thorax) Vayu generates Mandra(yielding) Swara(resonance). Swara (resonance) produced by Vata Dosha in Uras, moves to Moordha(head region). Getting the way to Moordha(headregion) words are expressed as speech by Vaktra(mouth)
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You must have read some books or have heard from many #yogis about #Chakras. But, do you know what chakras are? How do they work? In the #Sanskrit language, chakra means wheel. Here, the #spiritual meaning of chakra is “a wheel of flowing energy” in the body.
Out of the 114 Chakras, two of them are outside the physical body. In reality, we can only work on 108 chakras from the remaining 112 Chakras. However, we only need 21 chakras to be active in our body to live a full-fledged life. Due to the three dimensions of #energy, Pingala,
Ida and Sushumna, these 21 Chakras form 7 sets, each of them with three functioning Chakras that work as one. Therefore, you will be complete if your 21 chakras are functioning physically, psychologically, and #emotionally. Besides, the rest of the chakras need to be activated
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Please watch this enlightening lecture by Dr. #Nagaswamy titled "Lecture on water management in olden days"

Where Appa talks in great detail about the water management by the great #Kopperunchinga #Kadavan chieftain highlighting his #Tamil and #Sanskrit inscriptions.

"பேணு செந்தமிழ்‌ வாழப்‌ பிறந்த காடவ கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்க"

#கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன், #காடவன், #செந்தமிழ், #கல்வெட்டு
This is the #Tamil portion of #Kōpperuñjiṅga #inscription
1 ஸ்வஸ்தி ஸ்ரீ -சகலபுவனச்சக்கரவத்தி காடவன் அவனி ஆளப்பிறந்தான் கொப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன்
2 திரிபுவனமாதெவி எரிகரை பல இடங்களிலும் உடைந்து எரியும் துருந்து மதகுகளும் முறிந்
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#Decolonise your minds!

On the debate of Hindutva vs single book beleivers & scientologists, here is a small effort to bring clarity of what we believe in!
A synopsis of the #Sanskrit Scripture.If this doesn't motivate you to learn Sanskrit,nothing will.

There are in general 18 sources of knowledge that are considered very sacred. Hindu scriptures deal with every aspect of human life including music, dance, war, sex, economics, philosophy, logic and grammar.
The Sacred literature in the other Indian languages is not mentioned.
The most important 4 are the Vedas that contain ritual elements as well as a lot of contemplative philsophy (Upanishads)
Rig Veda (oldest, holiest, most influential and most sacred of all Hindu texts)–10 books & 10000+ verses marks the foundation work of Hinduism.
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॥वैशम्पायन उवाच॥
उपासीनेषु विप्रेषु पाण्डवेषु महात्मसु।
द्रौपदी सत्यभामा च विविशाते तदा समम्॥
जाहस्यमाने सुप्रीते सुखं तत्र निषीदतुः।
चिरस्य दृष्टा राजेन्द्र ते अन्योन्यस्य प्रियंवदे॥
जब महात्मा पाण्डव तथा ब्राह्मण जन बैठकर धर्मचर्चा कर रहे थे।
उसी समय द्रौपदी और सत्यभामा भी एक ओर जाकर एक ही साथ
सुखपूर्वक बैठी और अत्यन्त प्रसन्नतापूर्वक चर्चा करने लगीं।
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#Indian student at #Cambridge decodes Panini’s Language Machine

>>A grammatical problem by #Panini that has defeated Sanskrit scholars since the 5th Century BC has finally been solved by an Indian Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge.

Who was Panini?

>>Panini was a #Sanskrit philologist, grammarian, and revered scholar in ancient India, variously dated between the 6th and 4th century BCE.

>>Since the discovery and publication of his work by European scholars in the nineteenth century, Panini has been considered the “first descriptive linguist” and even labelled as “the father of linguistics”.
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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi's debate on Hinduism and Caste.

(PART-1) 🧵
M.K. Gandhi (1/3)

The Vedas, Upanishads, smritis and puranas, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the Hindu scriptures. There is no finite list. Every generation has added to the list.
M.K. Gandhi (2/3)

Therefore, that everything printed or even found handwritten is not scripture. The #smritis, for example, contain many things that can never be accepted as a word from God. Thus, many texts which Dr #Ambedkar cites from smritis cannot be considered authentic.
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कर्मयोग वदत नः पुरुषो येन संस्कृतः।
विधूयेहाशु कर्माणि नैष्कर्म्यं विन्दते परम॥ २-११-३-४१
राजा निमि ने कहा - योगीश्वरो अब आप कर्मयोग का वर्णन कीजिये जिसके द्वारा मनुष्य
शीघ्रातिशीघ्र परम नैष्कर्म्य अर्थात कर्म,कर्तत्व और कर्मफल की निवृत्ति करनेवाला ज्ञानप्राप्त करता है।
आविर्होत्र उवाच
कर्माकर्मविकर्मेति वेदवादो न लौकिकः।
वेदस्य चेश्वरात्मत्वात् तत्र मुह्यन्ति सूरयः॥२-११-३-४३
राजन कर्म(शास्त्रविहित),अकर्म(शास्त्रद्वारा निषिद्ध) और विकर्म(शास्त्र विहित का उल्लङ्घन) यह तीनों वेद के द्वारा जाने जाते हैं।
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#Thread on British plan to 'CIVILIZE' 'Uncivilized-Indians'
Src:Richard Hey 1811 ImageImage
Britishers carried out research on Indian people, literature, scripture behaviour and presented their report to 'The House of Commons, UK' in 1813 April.

We will see how conversion to #CHRISTIANITY is akin to CIVILISING in following thread. Image
The two gentlemen John Malcolm and Dr Buchanan speaks high of #hindus moralities, modalities and vividities. Malcolm calls Hindustan as Great World In Miniature. Image
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1/ #Thread

#Sanskrit was not limited to India it was far spread upto Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam 2000 years ago let's see the reach in this #Thread
*Map not political
Src #wikiwand
#Archaeology Image
2/ The earliest surviving Sanskrit inscription is from Vo Canh inscription discovered near Nha Trang, Vietnam dates 3rd century ce
The inscription ordains grand daughter of King indicating a Matrilineal society.
#Archaeology…… ImageImage
3/ Yūpa Mulawarman (H!ndu king) inscription in Indonesia written by Brahm!ns in Pallava Script, Borneo, Kutai, Indonesia
Dates 4 century ce

This attests to the emergence of an Indianized state in the Indonesian archipelago.… Image
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Since it's #WorldSanskritDay today.
I think it's apt to Use #Sanskrit to point out some things regarding how Urdu has been demonized in India. Especially by the RW.. using criteria like Origin, mass usage, body or work etc. So here we go.
#Sanskrit-Northern Syria.
#Urdu- North India around Delhi in about the 12th CE.…
Usage by people:
#Sanskrit: never the language of the masses, the usage was restricted to the UCs.
#Urdu: as it was founded by the Masses From the time of its origin was always been the language of the masses.
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