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Jun 5 6 tweets 5 min read
Jama Masjid, Mangrol, Gujarat was built in 1383-84 by Izzud Ud Din an official of Firoz Shah Tughlaq.
This is an exemplary fusion of Hindu and Islamic Architecture
The prayer hall has rows of pillars and 10 almost identical conical domes on the roof.

#Archaeology
1/ The Mosque is 240x240 feet Square shaped with an east-facing entrance and water well built in the North West direction. Complying with the Hindu Vastu Architecture.

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May 27 22 tweets 13 min read
Tale of forgotten "#Panchatantra Tales".

Bhartiya parents used to impart moral education to their child's very early through stories of Panchtantra, also known as the "Five Moral Conduct," is all about.
It originated in India 5000 yrs ago and spread in the world.

1/20 Image The earliest of Panchtantra tales is found from the potteries excavated in Lothal. It has stories of crows, fox and pigeons. The potteries dates at least 4500 years old when it was baked in a kiln. It survived somehow.
#Archaeology IAR-Lothal

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Apr 3 14 tweets 8 min read
#Thread Indus Gadd 1932 Seals found in UR, a Sumerian city in ancient Mesopotamia, at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in south Iraq's
Impressive Professional quality Pic by @britishmuseum. @NationalMissio1 & @ASIGoI should learn from British Museum.
#Archaeology

1/14 A palm-tree with humped bull (zebu), serpent, scorpion and recumbent human figure at the top in this Dilmun Period seal found in 1930 in UR
#Archaeology

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Feb 24 19 tweets 11 min read
#Thread Horse rock art from Chaturbhuj Nala caves Bhanpura, Pahadpur caves, Panchmadhi caves and caves from other parts of India.
The caves conservatively dates between 20,000-4000 ybp
#Archaeology

/1 Image Two horses decorated with garlands. The warriors can be seen holding curved swords, bow arrows and shields
Do they look like wild or domesticated?
Bhimbetka Cave Paintings
Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh
~4000 ybp
#Archaeology
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Feb 23 8 tweets 4 min read
Not your fault. The commoners were allowed to read bibIe only after 19th century through 'Charity Schools'. Since you asked genuinely. Here follows some of the collection throwing past life of European woman.
#Thread @AbbakkaHypatia

1/ Around 400 thousand woman/widows were 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 under "witchcraft". Who allowed this to happen ?

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Feb 23 5 tweets 3 min read
Bullock Cart with 'Wheel'
~10000 years ago
Pahadpur, Likhichaj Cave, Madhyapradesh
#Archaeology Wheel with 8 spokes
Could be used for denoting Dharma or seasons.
Chaturbhuj Nala, Bhanpura, MP
#Archaeology
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Feb 23 5 tweets 3 min read
Manusmriti is a made up document from various recent 'sources' by W. Jones. There is no original script found dating more than 500 years. It was an attempt to indignify Indian heritage by Euro Indologist.
@loony_madam
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manusmrit… @Youngndharmic
1/ The earliest mention of "Dowry" however comes from "Code of Hammurabi" in ancient Babylon (1750 bce)
@loony_madam
2/ The Babylonian Marriage Market by Edwin Long, 1875. Edwin Lo
Feb 9 9 tweets 6 min read
Datun or twigs how are they helpful in preserving health and environment
*Prevents plaque formation
*Strengthens gums
*Eliminates bad odour
*Makes teeth white
PS please consult your doctor if you have any existing teeth problem
#thread dedicated to slave mentality @HoliSinko

/1 https://indianexpress.com/a... This study proves neem and babool extracts had antimicrobial activity against Streptococcus mutans
@HoliSinko
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Feb 6 12 tweets 5 min read
The Murugan Temple at Saluvankuppam, Tamil Nadu, India, was exposed in 2005 tsunami.
It consists of two layers: a brick temple constructed during the Sangam period (the 3rd century BCE to the 3rd century CE)
The temple, facing north, had two entrances, from east and west.

1/11 Stone vel on a brick platform at the entrance to the shrine

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Feb 5 9 tweets 5 min read
Ateshgah अतिशगाह of Baku called the "Fire Temple of Baku", is a castle-like Hindu temple in Surakhany town in Baku, Azerbaijan. It's flames are burning for a millenium from natural gas. It was built in 17th century

1/9 An inscription from the Baku Atashgah. The first line begins: I salute Lord Ganesha (श्री गणेशाय नमः) venerating Hindu God Ganesha, the second venerates the holy fire (जवालाजी, Jwala Ji) and dates the inscription to Samvat 1802 (संवत १८०२, or 1745-46 CE).

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Feb 4 11 tweets 5 min read
'Pythagoras's Hindu beliefs'
Most people don;t know that Pythagorus (500-483bce) was a Philosopher who influenced most of western philosopy including Plato.
He believed in transmigration (देहांतरण; पुनर्जन्म Originally a Hindu Belief).
#Thread

1/10 1. He believed in purification of the soul, and regarded the cycle of births as a means towards the growth of man’s higher nature.
2. he forbade the beating of a dog because he recognised in its howls the voice of a friend
3. He had power of remembrance of his former births

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Jan 31 4 tweets 2 min read
Telhara University, Bihar 200-300 years older than Nalanda University's and berieves it of Earliest University in the world.
#Archaeology

1/4 Image Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang visited Telhara in the 7th century AD and he describes Telhara or Tilas-akiya as containing a number of monasteries or viharas, about seven in number, accommodating about 1,000 monks studying in Mahayan.

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Jan 28 19 tweets 6 min read
Sphinx (face of human and body of lion or other animal) or Purush Singha was popular way of probably representing figure of royalties or kingship in Egypt and India and even Mesopotamians. This thread capture such instances of Purush Singham from India.

1/17 Image Keith 1914 translates Purushamriga Chandramase as 'The Human-Beast to the Moon' YV-II.5.5.14 but we will call such figures Purush Singham for sale of simplicity and uniqueness.

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Jan 26 12 tweets 5 min read
Snake & Ladders patented in 1892 by British toymaker Frederick Henry Ayres was originally invented in India and was called 'मोक्षपातम्' or 'परम् पदम्' or 'ज्ञान चौपड़' to impart Hindu principles of Moksha, righteousness, Good and Bad to the children.
#Thread

1/11 Gyan Chaupar (Jain version of the game), National Museum, Ne Believed to be developed by Marathi saint, Dnyaneshwar, in the 13th century, this board game served as a tool for teaching karmic theory to younger pupils of Jainism. Each square reflected a moral action, celestial location leading to cosmic journey across the board.

2/11 Fragment of a Snakes and Ladders board. MS Indic Beta 781
Jan 24 4 tweets 2 min read
Original Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Temple could be more than 2200 years before it was renovated in 15th century. A Kharosthi Inscription found in the temple reveals it.

1/4 Image The Kharoshti inscription in the first floor of Sabhamandapa of Dwarkadhish Temple is assignable to 200 BC. According to H.J. Sastri, the inscription, may refer to a donation given for repairs to the temple. Meaning the original temple must date prior to 2200 ybp.

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Jan 10 16 tweets 9 min read
#Thread on Bakshali Manuscript, ca. 224–383 CE a Hindu Treatise in India's contribution to Mathematics. It was a gateway to the modern Mathematics.
It has World's earliest use of Zero.
treasures.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/treasures/bakh…
#Archaeology @CKRaju14

1/16 Bakshali Manuscript Folio 14 has world's first use of "0" or "Zero" as a Placeholder dating 2-3rd Century AD
सुण्य-स्थान sunya-sthana or 'empty place' has been used several times.

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Jan 2 18 tweets 10 min read
Ancient Indian metropolis predating #Harappan found submerged in Bay of Cambay 27 km off shore. Most of the artefacts found predates ice age as per Graham Cock. The lost city is 5x3 miles
#Archaeology

#1 During ice age, the water levels were 140 meters lower and shorelines were deeper. The flood story seems to be true with this new discovery. During of sea shore, may be the prime reason for ice age people to move northwards. #Archaeology

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Dec 31, 2022 21 tweets 10 min read
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚'𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐨-𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 structure as per Megasthenes 302-288 BC. He was a companion of Alexander lived with Sibyrtius, satrap of Arachosia, and often speaks of his visiting Sandracottus (Chandraketu?). He is said to have 𝐦𝐞𝐭 '𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐬' 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐞.

1/19 Megasthenes travelled All the way from Kabul and Punjab through ROYAL ROAD to reach PATALIPUTRA. U͟t͟t͟r͟a͟p͟a͟t͟h͟ ͟n͟o͟w͟ ͟k͟n͟o͟w͟n͟ ͟a͟s͟ ͟G͟r͟a͟n͟d͟ ͟T͟r͟u͟n͟k͟ ͟R͟o͟a͟d͟ was the trade route connecting India with Rome, Greek, Middle East & Iran.

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Dec 30, 2022 22 tweets 9 min read
Dinasaur existence in India seems distant dream while reality different.
Dinasaur did roam in Indian peninsula 250-65 Mya and they were different from Dino found in rest of the world.
Tragedy, it's not known to common people like me, hence this #thread

#1 1st ever dinosaur remains found in
Titanosaurus Indicus dating 70mya in 1832 was from the beds of Deccan traps, Jabalpur. It went missing after 1877 and rediscovered in Shiwalik Gallery of the Indian Museum later

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Dec 29, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read
As old as it gets, hindutva finds its traces from the longest & earliest surviving civilization. The basic tenet of Hindutva is preserving and respecting nature.
Some of the Hindu beliefs are captured in this #thread

#1 Shaktism
This form of Hinduism is oldest. The earliest Hindu GOD a female is Kali Mata being worshipped for 11000 ybp. It's believer find solace from the one who give birth to life of both gender.

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Dec 28, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
A 3 day Greek festival commemorating dead ancestors called 'Anthesteria' was celebrated around 5 th century bce.

Every body was drinking in this 3 days freaking streak.

Yes, Greek invoked their Pitr 2500 ybp
#archaeology

1/5 Image Day 1 was called Pithoigia “Jar-Opening Day”
The first day, large vats containing new wine from the past year were ceremonially opened, wine offerings were poured out to Dionysus, and the wine was tasted. It was a moment to drink to a good harvest and to the end of winter.

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