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ADVENT OF ARYANS AND THE AGE OF RID VEDA

ADVENT OF ARYANS AND THE AGE OF RID VEDA Original home and identity The Aryans spoke the Indo-European languages, which are current in changed forms all over Europe, Iran and the greater part of the Indian continent. Aryans seems to be lived somewhere in the steppes stretching from southern Russia to Central Asia Certain names […]

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The Vedic literature

Vedic culture – Culture represented in vedas. The word vedas is derived from ‘vidi’ which means to know. Vedas are transferred from one generation to other verbally, and therefore it is also called as shruti or Revelation. The vedic literature is divided into 4 Vedas Brahmanas Aranyakas Upanishads The vedas: : They are divided into […]

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THE RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE DURING VEDIC PERIOD INTRODUCTION

Sanskrit literature is our primary source of information regarding the vedic society and culture of ancient India. It can be classified into two categories—Shruthi and smriti. Both categories have many religious and philosophical literatures .RELIGIOUS LITERATURES             VEDAS Vedas are the main religious literature of this period. The word “Veda” means knowledge. According to Hindus […]

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Religious & philosophical literature during Vedic period

The Vedic literature comprises : The Vedas or Samhitas The Brahmanas The Aranyakas The Upanishads The Vedas or Samhitas: Vedas are called “Apaurasheya” i.e. not created by man but God-gifted and “Nitya” i.e. existing in all eternity. The word ‘Veda‘ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Veda‘, means to know or knowledge per excellence. The Vedic texts are divided between […]

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Religious & philosophical literature during Vedic period

The Vedic literature comprises : The Vedas or Samhitas The Brahmanas The Aranyakas The Upanishads The Vedas or Samhitas: Vedas are called “Apaurasheya” i.e. not created by man but God-gifted and “Nitya” i.e. existing in all eternity. The word ‘Veda‘ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Veda‘, means to know or knowledge per excellence. The Vedic texts are divided between […]

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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 3

Written Accounts of Foreign Writers and Travelers: The historical accounts written by the foreign writers and travelers are valuable source materials for the re-construction of ancient Indian history. The Greek, Chinese, Roman, and Muslims travelled India extensively and stayed here for a number of years. Their accounts are a fusion of personal observations and hearsay […]

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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 2

Historical literary sources of ancient India: The historical literature can be sub-divided into several groups. They are Puranas, the epics, dynastic history and biography. • Banabhatta’s Harshacharita: Banabhatta, the poet Laureate of Harshavardhan, composed the Harshacharita. This royal biographies written in ancient India, is an important source of Ancient Indian History. The book gives us […]

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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 1

Literary sources in ancient Indian history The different types of literary sources in Indian history are • Religious literary sources of ancient India • Historical literary sources • Written accounts of foreign writers and travelers. Religious literary sources: The Vedic, Buddhist, Jain and other contemporary literature are the religious literary sources of Ancient Indian History. […]

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