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saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
saraswati river valley civilization
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  • 1. Arsha Bodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey $ Introduction to Sarasvat¢ Saras at¢ River Valley Civilization Dr. V. Raja Bandaru Trinity Consultants, Inc. 59 George Davison Rd Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA Tel: +1 732 821 4630 +1 908 720 3000 trinity012@bandaru.com Sept 25, 2008 VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 1. TRINITY
  • 2. Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu civilizationVRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 2. TRINITY
  • 3. Arsha Bodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Introduction – What is the “Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization” Reference Material Research Topics Discussion VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 3. TRINITY
  • 4. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Research MethodologyExcavationsSatellite Photography (LandSat Photos)InterpretationsInferences Based contemporary and past andlater ReferencesComparisons to other CivilizationsWhat happened to the River course? VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 4. TRINITY
  • 5. Satellite image of Indian Ocean Rim States TRINITY
  • 6. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Rg. Veda: Sarasvat¢ Saptathi Sindhu M¡t¡ ( River Sarasvati, the seventh, the mother of rivers.) rivers )VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 6. TRINITY
  • 7. Rg. Veda: Sarasvat¢ Saptathi Sindhu M¡t¡ ( River Sarasvati, the seventh, the mother of rivers.) rivers )VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 7. TRINITY
  • 8. S. Kalyanaraman, 20081. Etymologically, sarasvati means `abundance of lakes (saras). The synonym of sarasvatI (goddess of vAk = speech or language) i b Ah I which is the name given t the early l ) is brAhmI hi h i th i to th l scripts used in aSOkas epigraphs of circa 300 BCE .2.2 The sUkta 6 61 of the Rigveda is a dedication to sarasvatI 6.61 river; sUkta 75 is the nadi sUkta dedicated to sindhu river.3.3 The trio: drshadvatI Apaya and sarasvatI are extolled in Rk drshadvatI, 3.23.4. Other Rks dedicated to the river are: 1.3.10, 1.3.11, 1.3.12, 2.30.8 , 7.95.1, 8.21.17 and 18.4. References are made to yajnas performed by king citra on the banks of the River.[Apaya may be a branch of the Chitang river; this may also have yielded the sememe: ab, Ap = waters]. VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 8. TRINITY
  • 9. Sarasvat¢ River Valley CivilizationRgvedia (rg) has many references to Sarasvat¢ River Talks about the Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, life around the river banks, ornaments & Flora, how the river provides wealth & nourishment to people lRg. 1.164.49, Rg 1.3.10, Rg 1.3.13, Rg 1.3.12 , Rg. 2.30.8Rg 6.61.2 , RV 3.23.4, Rg 10.75.5, RV. 2.41.16, Rg 7.36.6 ,Rg 7.95.1Rg 7.95.2, Rg 1.164.49 ,Rg 1.3.10, Rg 1.3.13, Rg 1.3.12, Rg 2.30.8,Rg 6 61 2 ,Rg 3 23 4 , Rg 10 75 5 Rg 2 41 16 , 6.61.2 Rg 3.23.4 Rg. 10.75.5,Rg.. 2.41.16Rg. 7.36.6, Rg. 7.95.1, Rg. 7.95.2 S. Kalyanaraman, 2008 VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 9. TRINITY
  • 10. See also ‘Bronze-age trade and meluhha writing system’:http://www.india-forum.com/articles/114/1/Bronze-age-trade-and-meluhha-writing-system(provides an overview of the ‘rosetta stones’ supporting thecracking of the code of the writing system; this note includesdetails of two pure tin-ingots found at Haifa in a ship-wreck,recording Sarasvati hieroglyphs). VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 10. TRINITY
  • 11. WATER TEMPLESPanna Mia stepped-pond; Vasant Garh stepped-pond, Rajasthan; Rani-ki-vav, Patan, GujaratHadi Rani Well, Toda Raisingh, Rajasthan; Nimrana stepwell, RajasthanStepped well in S’i a vadi temple Bikaner; Cistern Nahgarh fort Jaip r [After Morna Li ingstone Milo ell S’iva adi temple, Cistern, fort, Jaipur Livingstone, Beach, 2002, Steps to Water; The Ancient Stepwells of India.] TRINITY
  • 12. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Conclusions of Research TeamRiver flowed from North (Himalayas) to west in toArabian Ocean near Dw¡raka ( D¤Àa·vat¢)Over 1000 sites dating before 3,000 BCE werediscoveredPrior to Circa 10 000 BCE ( high point) 10,000Ved¡s originated on the banks of Sarasvat¢ RiverRiver Dried around 4,000 BCEHarappa & Mohenjodaro - Around 3000 BCE VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 12. TRINITY
  • 13. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Conclusions of Research Team ..contdRiver Dried around 4,000 BCE This is consistent with K.S. Valdiya’s evidence for the existence of V®dic River Sarasvati as an independent river system, running parallel to and about 300 kms. east of River Sindhu flowing from Mt Kailas in the Himalayas Sindhu, Mt. and joining the Arabian sea. K. S. Valdiya, “Sarasvati, the River that Disappeared” VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 13. TRINITY
  • 14. Sarasvat¢ Valley Civilization Reference Material1. Dr. S. Kalyanaraman “Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu civilization”, October 20082. S. Kalyanaraman “Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu civilization”, 14 Volume Series 2002-20083.3 Dr Ravi Prakash Arya N D R iP k hA New Discoveries Ab t V di S Di i About Vedic Sarasvati‘. H i the Chi f ti‘ He is h Chief Editor of Vedic Science journal. 20024. K. S. Valdiya, “Sarasvati, the River that Disappeared “, Indian Space Research Organization & Hyderabad, Universities Press, 2002.5. Will Durant “ Our Oriental Heritage” Vol 1 of the 14 Volume “The Storey of Civilization” Simon & Schuster, Ney York, 19356. Vincent Smith “The Oxford History of India” Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, England 19197. Jawaharlal Nehru “The discovery of India”, Oxford University Press, India , 19468. CEM Joad “ The Storey of Civilization” Oxford University Press, England, 1940? VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 14. TRINITY
  • 15. Saptathi: 7 vols1.1 Civilization2. Rigveda3.3 River4. Bharati5. Technology56. Language7.7 Epigraphs TRINITY
  • 16. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu civilization S. Kalyanaraman, 2008About the book The book is a summary of 14 books of the author on the subjects of Sarasvati civilization, language and writing system. The book is an answer to the ongoing attacks on Hindu symbols: Sarasvati Vedic language and cultural traditions The Sarasvati, traditions. discovery of over 2000 archaeological sites on the banks of Vedic River Sarasvati and the possibility of identifying Vedic people from new discoveries such as those in Bhirrana provide a challenge to all researchers to unravel the language spoken by the creators of the Sarasvati civilization. There is an ongoing attack from some in Western academia, on Hindu symbols including svastika and the denial of the Vedic River Sarasvati whose ancient channels have been emphatically, scientifically identified. This state of academic denial is pathetic and is governed by a compulsive motive to establish Aryan supremacy through invasion or migration scenarios. Such Aryan Invasion/Migration Theories are in fact the myths. Sarasvati is not a myth but a reality and will flow again in North-west India thanks to the brilliant effort of scholars, researchers, scientists and engineers of Hindusthanam.” VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 16. TRINITY
  • 17. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Research TopicsUnderstand and Interpret Sarasvat¢, Vedic language and cultural traditions Writing system on Sarasvat¢ hieroglyphs or so- called Indus Script epigraphsParticipate and support in the Excavations andExplorations VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 17. TRINITY
  • 18. Arsha Bodha Center, Somerset, New Jersey $ Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Thank you for your patience ENDFor more information –please contact please Dr. V. Raja Bandaru Tel: + 1 908 720 3000 trinity012@bandaru.com VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 18. TRINITY 2008 Sept 25,
  • 19. Sarasvat¢ River Valley Civilization Bringing Back the SarasvatiAHMEDABAD, INDIA, August18, 2002: The government of India,with the assistance of hydrologists, geologists, archaeologists andspace scientists, is trying to bring back the Saraswati River, whichdried up in Vedic times. The dry bed of the "mythological" river wasspotted in satellite photos, five miles wide, coursing from theHimalayas to the Arabian Sea. Some water still flows along thiscourse, b t underground. Th governments attempt is t tap this but d d The t tt t i to t thiwater in wells and reservoirs, so that Hindus may once again beblessed by the Saraswatis sacred waters.From: http://www.the-week.com/22aug18/cover.htm VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 19. TRINITY
  • 20. Sarasvat¢ River Valley CivilizationMohenjodaro. Statuette ofpriest (muni?) wearinguttariyam, leaving right-shoulder bare VRB Saraswati . ppt Sept 2008 P. 20. TRINITY

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