ancient india

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history

migrations

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human migration out of Africa into the Arabian Peninsula and India, and from there into the rest of the world.
  • The early migrating population into India is the genetic source of all non-African Humans living today. Ancient India is also the source of a lot of our spiritual knowledge, modern languages (though the proto-semitic origins and the centum-satem language connections are still being researched), mathematics, architecture and other culture.
  • The migration out of India into Eurasia (likely) started around 50.000 years ago, at the end of the “volcanic winter” caused by the Toba eruption.
  • video: Ancient History of India: p1 (migration), p2 (astronomy), p3 (knowledge transfer)
  • see also:

global megalithic culture

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Mahabalipuram bas-relief sculpture (names: “The Great Penance”, “Arjuna's Penance”, “Descent of Ganga”)
  • Did a Vedic/Jain origined, megalithic culture migrate over the world?
    • todo: show advanced stone cutting examples from Ancient India
    • ancient reptilian references: small reptilian-alien beings, naga's, “brotherhood of the snake”, kemet-pharao-snakes, … (*)
  • Global migration into several megalithic cultures: pre-hindu, pre-eqyptian, pre-inca, pre-sumerian, etc…. and its demise
    • broad time-range: 50.000 BC - 7.000 BC
    • narrow time-range: 30.0000 BC - 12.000 BC

asuras & devas

  • wikipedia: Asuras and Devas
    • research this weird historic switch (Hinduistic misleading?): “In the earliest Vedic literature, all supernatural beings are called Asuras. The concepts and legends evolve in ancient Indian literature, and by the late Vedic period, benevolent supernatural beings are referred to as Deva-Asuras. In post-Vedic texts, such as the Puranas and the Itihasas of Hinduism, the Devas represent the good, and the Asuras the bad. In some medieval Indian literature, Devas are also referred to as Suras and contrasted with their equally powerful but malevolent half-brothers, referred to as the Asuras.”

spirituality

meditation & yoga

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  • Pranayama (Hatha yoga breathwork):
    • video: theory intro (breathing less, not more, is the final state of Pranayama!)
      • Suryabhedana (Vitality Stimulating Breath)
      • Ujjayi (Ocean or Victorious Breath)
      • Sitali (Cooling Breath)
      • Sitkari (Hissing Breath)
      • Bhastrika (Bellows Breath)
      • Bhramari (Humming Bee Breath)
      • Murccha (Swooning or Fainting Breath)
      • Plavini (Floating Breath)

scriptures

written language

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indus script

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Indus script overview

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brahmi script

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10 digits

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the efficient 10-digit numerical system has its origin in Ancient India
10 digit based numerical writing chart
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10-digit numerical writing comparison

mathematics

  • The concept of 0 (zero) originated in ancient India (1, …)

healthcare

(todo: ayurvedic healthcare)

architecture

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* Vastu shastra (see also: Feng shui - the Chinese evolution of Vastu)

city planning

temple building

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trade

(todo: long-distance trade, contract seals - with over 400 recurring Indus-script signs found)

crafts

wood working

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ceramics

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stone working

(todo: rock melting and casting, stone movement, stone assembly (metal anchors, semi-soft stone stacking for perfect fits), stone machining, …)

metallurgy

(todo: alloys, carbon-steal, copper, bronze, gold, agate, carnelian ornaments, mirrors, razors, …)

machination

(todo: powertools: drills/polishing/…, cotton spinning machines, weight-scales, …)

agriculture

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animal domestication

(zebu cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, elephant, horse/camel/donkey (post-Harappan?), dogs(?), …)

(vermin: Indian mice are the genetic source of mice in the West?)

astronomy

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astrology

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art

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Sri Yantras are a type of sacred geometry symbolism from ancient India.

“Most yantras include triangles. Downward pointing triangles represent feminine aspect of God or Shakti, upward pointing triangles represent masculine aspect such as Shiva.” - wikipedia

note: the cube and circle shapes, the 8 polarized triangles representing the 2 sets of 4 motion states plus one inner triangle representing the undivided (non-dual) whole of the 9, the 4 openings (vertical and horizontal connection to the outside).

See also: the Vedic Swastika, Jain religious art, Buddhist Mandala.
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Swastika (ancient Indian energy symbol)

“The forward swing toward the “plus” is always in the direction of North (center) by the way of East, and the backward swing is always South (away from center) by the way of West. All energy is renewed from the South by the way of East, and dissipated toward the South by the way of West.” - Walter Russell

music

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dance

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literature

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boardgames

people

see also

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