Connecting to my previous thread on "Myths and Mythology", I thought it was the right time to get into the Archeological evidence on Mahabharata.

Are you ready?
1. Senior archaeologists at the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) claimed that the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata could date back to 1500-2000 BCE, instead of 900-1000 BCE (Obviously, it can't be without evidence).…
The claim follows the findings at the excavation site of Sanauli, 68 km away from Delhi,includied “war chariot” allegedly driven by a horse, a rusted bow & arrow, a burial site and ochre coloured pottery, war shields, whip, torch and an antennae sword with hilt.
2. The marine Archeologists have found some massive fort walls, piers, the jetty, near the city of Dwarka in Gujarat. They have found the entire city submerged in the ocean.

The verse of Mausala Parva of Mahabharata decribes the disappearance of the city in the ocean :
"After all the people had set out, the ocean flooded Dwarka, which took away the wealth of all kind. Whatever remained of the land was washed away by the ocean.

The excavations carried out during 1979 in the Dwarkadhish Temple Complex revealed three temple remains.
3. Apart from Dwaraka, more than thirty-five sites in North India have yielded archaeological evidence and have been identified as ancient cities described in the Mahabharatha.
Copper utensils, iron, seals, gold & silver ornaments, terracotta discs and painted grey ware pottery have all been found in these sites. Scientific dating of these artifacts corresponds to the non-aryan-invasion model of Indian antiquity.
Moreover we should acknowledge that India unlike Turkey and Greece was continuously and densely inhabitated for thousands of years. Archeological surveys are very difficult to be conducted.
4. Hoysaleswara temple in Karnataka depicts 1000s of sculptures & carvings of Mahabharata.

The construction started arnd 1120 CE & was completed in 1150 CE. The picture finds Bhishma fighting with Shikhandi & Arjuna & the 2nd picture showing Bhishma lying on the bed of arrows.
5. In Mahabharata, the author clearly claims that it is an “Itihas’. The words “Puraan” and “Itihas” were explicitly coined by the ancient people to categorize the “ancient” and “recent” events. Both the words denote history that has occurred at different times.
@buzz_chronicles , please save this.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Āyudhika

Āyudhika Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Satyamev1310

6 Apr
A Leader, Commander, and a guiding beacon that led an entire nation and her armed forces — Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Army.

Let's us check how Chacha treated this Hero. Image
Sadly just two months after Partition, Pakistan Army sent infiltrators into Baramulla area. The Maharaja of Kashmir on 26th of October, 1947 signed the Instrument of Accession to the Union of India. Indian Army urgently shifted to Srinagar to defend the territory.
A lot of delay was caused by Mountbatten, the Governor General of India & by the PMO’s Office in giving a green signal.

Gen Cariappa managed to shift the Indian Army by air in nick of the moment. The Indian Army successfully repelled the attack & drove back the infiltrators.
Read 8 tweets
5 Apr
My today's Sanskrit lesson :

महासुभषितसंग्रह :

आशा  नाम  मनुष्याणां  काश्चिदाश्चर्यशृङ्खला  |
यया बद्धा प्रधावन्ति मुक्तास्तिष्ठन्ति  कुत्रचित्  ||

Translation in Hindi :

आशा नाम की एक अदृश्य जंजीर से बंधा हुआ मनुष्य का जीवन आश्चर्यजनक रूप से प्रभावित होता है। जो व्यक्ति इससे बंधे हुए
होते है, वे तो इधर उधर भागते  हुए  नजर आते है और जो व्यक्ति उसके द्वारा बंधे हुए नहीं होते हैं वे कहीं भी आराम से बैठे हुए नजर आते  हैं।

The life of those people bound by an invisible chain of hope & insatiable desire is affected in a very surprising manner. Those who are bound by this invisible chain run amok, but those who are not bound by it are found to be relaxed & contented in all circumstances.
Read 5 tweets
4 Apr

All religions and all ideologies (eg: communism, liberalism and so on) are a part history and a part myth.

As for religious myths, the academic types might want to read Joseph Campbell's book, "The Power of Myth".
I put down below some quotes of his :

1. Each myth is psychologically symbolic. Its narratives and images are to be read, therefore, not literally, but as metaphors.

2. Myth is much more important & true than history. History is just journalism & you know how reliable it is.
As far as ideologies are concerned, their mythology lies in their tall claims about their success in the real world. As we all are aware, this whole ideology of communism has proved to be just a myth as it has failed everywhere.
Read 12 tweets
3 Apr
Today on the Birth Anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, I wish to narrate how our hero was treated by the Government then.

One of the several reasons, Sam Manekshaw was treated badly, is mentioned in the tweet below 👇🏽

When Dr.Abdul Kalam was the President, he visited Coonoor. On reaching, he came to know that Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw was in the Military Hospital there. Dr.Kalam wanted to visit Sam, which was unscheduled. Arrangements were made.

At the bedside, Kalam spent abt 15 minutes talking to Sam & enquiring abt his health.

Just before leaving Kalam asked Sam "Are you comfortable? Is there anything I could do? Do you have any Grievance ? or any requirement that would make you more comfortable?"

Read 10 tweets
2 Apr

Towards the end of the spring season there is a shift towards more expansive energy. Long days & warmtemperatures will see pitta dosha rising within the system resulting in more outgoing energy & a desire for fresher and more cooling foods.
Pitta contains the properties of the fire and water element, but the former is more pronounced. Thus, Pitta regulates all metabolic processes in the body as well as body temperature and our hormonal balance. Hunger, thirst, and even intelligence are associated with Pitta.
Pitta is balanced by a diet of fresh, whole foods (both cooked and raw) that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbs. These foods calm pitta by decreasing internal heat, preventing inflammation, balancing the digestive fire, & grounding the body.
Read 8 tweets
2 Apr
Tomorrow is Shitala Saptami.

Shitala Saptami is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Shitala or Shitala Mata.

She is known to be the Goddess who cleans all the viruses (Quite relevant today). Her mythological stories have been mentioned in Skanda Purana.
It is observed twice in a year, once during the ‘Krishna Paksha Saptami’ (during the waning phase of moon) in the Hindu month of ‘Chaitra’ & the second occurrence is during the ‘Shukla Paksha Saptami’ (during the waxing phase of moon) in ‘Shravana’ month.
Shitala’s name means “the cooling one”. With the change of seasons and coming of the hot period, it is essential to emphasize the importance of hygiene for human health.

I'll divide the thread into two parts:

Part I : Effects of Moon and it phases on us and
Read 11 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!