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Ancient India was not purely religious. If You see main Hindu Scriptures like Vedas, Upnishad, and Samhita they are collection of philosophies, scientific data and facts. They worshipped nature and were experts in Science, astronomy, mathematics.
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Just because the language is Sanskrit, Leftists reject it to be unscientific and religiously motivated.
In recent time ie last few hundred years, many distortion n misinterpretation has been done too and readers who don't know Sanskrit tend to believe it.
Let's dive in brief
#RigVeda: It's full of the geographical data about India. Research on Rig Veda have proven and can be further verified that Our Civilization was River based and most important one was Saraswati. We worshipped nature. eg Agni, Varun, Indra.
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A Hymn from #Rigveda | An Ode to Rivers
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By a handsome count of tweets ago, I quoted @odysseuslahori
"They called me Sindhu, in their language, Sanskrit. In a frenzy of joyous wonder, they sang hymns to me, to be preserved two thousand years later in writing in their Rigveda" Indus in making its way through formidable HimalayasA bridge on Indus near Chilaas
In Mandala 10 of Rigveda we meet Hymn 75, Nadi Stuti
9 couplets sing to the glory of our rivers, all of these
Tiny piddling streams ejaculating out of northern mountains, swollen to tiny oceans by monsoon floods embracing the southern water-stretch of Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean Vitasta, Jhelum at Head RasulThe calmness of Jhelum waters at Head RasulAzad Patan bridge crossing over Jhelum, entry point to Azad Kashmir
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His roar is lifted up to heaven above the earth: he puts forth endless vigour with a flash of light.
Like floods of rain that fall in thunder from the cloud, so Sindhu rushes on bellowing like a bull. Asikni : Chenab at Trimmu HeadworksHead Panjnad, River Chenab
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Let us go through all the 1,028 Sūktas of the Rig-Veda based on #SriAurobindo's commentary, written for His journal 'Arya'.

Today marks the 105th anniversary of the announcement of Arya's publication (21 June 1914).
#InternationalDayofYoga
1) Hymns 1 - 6 (Verses 1 - 60):
Description of #RigVeda, Mandala 01, Sukta 001 to 006; with selected excerpt from #SriAurobindo's works
2) Hymns 7 - 13 (Verses 61 - 134):
Description of #RigVeda, Mandala 01, Sukta 007 to 013; with selected excerpt from #SriAurobindo's works
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द्विधाकृत्वात्मनो देहमर्धेन पुरुषोभवत्
अर्घेन नारी तस्यां स विराजमसृजत्प्रभु। - #Manusmriti

“In the beginning, the world was equally split into two and from one part man was created, while from the other a woman.”
Note The EQUAL split. #Hinduism #InternationalWomensDay
No. Not created from a man because he was bored and lonely. Woman isn’t a man’s entertainment.
परपत्नी तु या स्त्री स्यादसंबन्धा च योनित:
तां ब्रूयाद्भवतीत्येव सुभगे भगिनीति च।
A woman who isn’t your wife and who isn’t related by birth should be addressed respectfully as “Blessed” “thou” or “Sister” respectfully. - #Manusmriti #WomensDay

Wouldn’t SM be wonderful then?
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Facts about #Hinduism:

1. The institution of marriage was founded and put forth in practice by #Hindus

2. The first lawmaker, Manu, was a #Hindu and Manu Smriti was the first book on law in the world.

3. #Rigveda is the oldest literature known to mankind.

#HinduRashtra
4. Acupuncture & acupressure are vital parts of Hindu customs.

5. Vedas were preserved for more than 5000 years without the help of printing technology. This was done by reciting & memorizing all the hymns and through Teacher-Disciple tradition (Guru-Shishya Parampara).
6. Parents, teachers & food are considered next to God.

7. Wasting food is considered a very bad habit in #Hinduism.

8. #Hindu community is the second most tortured community in the world after Jews.

9. #Hindus do not wear footwear inside the temples or home.
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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