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By in the following archaeological evidences, and references
to other published work on the topic, we have tried to throw
...
Chess originated in ancient India and was known as "Chatur-Anga"
Meaning 4 bodied, as it was played by 4 players. From thi...
Kalaripayat from Keralawas
transmitted to China by
a sage named Boddhidharma
in the 5th century
The Chinese called him Po-...
Surprising though the popular game of cards originated in ancient
India and was known as Krida-patram in ancient India
The...
The Mandala was a blueprint for any Vastu (edifice) Vastu-
Shastra was an amalgam of architecture and theology
These huge Buddha statues were carved
out of this hillside in the 1st Century
under the patronage of the Kushana
emperor K...
Borobudur in Indonesia is a temple complex
devoted to Buddha This complex was built
in the the 7th Century Borobud means "...
Panel at Khajuraho--created in the 10th
Century in Madhya Pradesh in Central
India
Another panel from Khajuraho- Note the
...
The inter-locking dome of the Stupa was to be
the prototype for the domes(overMosques
and churches) that were built later ...
In a queer way the concept of 'Zero' or Shunya
is derived from the concept of a void.
The concept of void existed in Hindu...
This method of graduated calculationwas documented in the Pancha-
Siddhantika(Five Principles) in the 5th Century But the ...
The Buddhist Pagodas borrowed their
plan of construction from the geometric
grid of the Mandala used for constructing
temp...
An artist's impression of a Yogi outside a hermitage
An artist's impression of an operation being
performed in ancient India.
An artist's impression
of the great medicine
man ...
Coinage dating from the 8th Century B.C.
to the17th Century A.D. Numismatic evidence
of the advances made by Smelting tech...
This image of Nataraja the God of Dance is
made of five metals (Pancha-Dhatu).
This technology of mixing two or more metal...
This image of Buddha
from Kashmir dates back to the
8th Century.
Through Buddhism
and Hinduism Indian values
such as non-v...
The Nalanda University once housed
9 million books.
It was the center of education for
scholars from all over Asia.
Many G...
"This fascmile is from the Pancha-
siddhantika (Five Principles) dated
around the 5th century.
This text graphically shows...
This temple was dedicated to Surya - the
sun god
Surya was referred to,
in Vedic literature as the creator who
himself rev...
A panel found at Mohenjodaro,
depicting a sailing craft
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  1. 1. By in the following archaeological evidences, and references to other published work on the topic, we have tried to throw light on ancient India.
  2. 2. Chess originated in ancient India and was known as "Chatur-Anga" Meaning 4 bodied, as it was played by 4 players. From this name we have its current name "Shatranj”.
  3. 3. Kalaripayat from Keralawas transmitted to China by a sage named Boddhidharma in the 5th century The Chinese called him Po-ti-tama He taught this art in a temple This temple is today known as the Shaolin temple Thus Judo, Karate, Kung Fu & other similar marshal arts which are today identified with the far-east actually originated from India
  4. 4. Surprising though the popular game of cards originated in ancient India and was known as Krida-patram in ancient India These cards were made of cloth and depicted motifs from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, etc
  5. 5. The Mandala was a blueprint for any Vastu (edifice) Vastu- Shastra was an amalgam of architecture and theology
  6. 6. These huge Buddha statues were carved out of this hillside in the 1st Century under the patronage of the Kushana emperor Kanishka. (These are the statues which the Taliban has vowed to blow up) The majesty of this grand temple complex at Khajuraho has to be seen to be believed. Boddhisattvas (Statues) at Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
  7. 7. Borobudur in Indonesia is a temple complex devoted to Buddha This complex was built in the the 7th Century Borobud means "Big Buddha" This is a another Panel at Borobudur in Indonesia Note that the carving looks exactly Indian
  8. 8. Panel at Khajuraho--created in the 10th Century in Madhya Pradesh in Central India Another panel from Khajuraho- Note the intricate and fine outline of the figurines carved. The temples were completed over a period of 200 years
  9. 9. The inter-locking dome of the Stupa was to be the prototype for the domes(overMosques and churches) that were built later by Romans and Arabs The dome over this Mosque at Istanbul has borrowed the technique from the Indian Stupa
  10. 10. In a queer way the concept of 'Zero' or Shunya is derived from the concept of a void. The concept of void existed in Hindu Philosophy hence the derivation of a symbolfor it. The concept of Shunyata, influenced South-east asian culture through the Buddhist concept of Nirvana 'attaining salvation by merging into the void of eternity' (Ornate Entrance of a Buddhist temple in Laos)
  11. 11. This method of graduated calculationwas documented in the Pancha- Siddhantika(Five Principles) in the 5th Century But the technique is said to be datingfrom Vedic times circa 2000 B.C.
  12. 12. The Buddhist Pagodas borrowed their plan of construction from the geometric grid of the Mandala used for constructing temples in India.(A majestic Pagoda at Bangkok ) Many motifs in Hindu temples and Palaces display a mix of floral and Geometric patterns.
  13. 13. An artist's impression of a Yogi outside a hermitage
  14. 14. An artist's impression of an operation being performed in ancient India. An artist's impression of the great medicine man Shushruta An artist's impression of the surgical tools used in ancient India.
  15. 15. Coinage dating from the 8th Century B.C. to the17th Century A.D. Numismatic evidence of the advances made by Smelting technology in ancient India. The Makara (Spire) over Hindu temples were always adorned with brass or gold toppings (Kamandals). The earliest reference to the advances made in Smelting technologyin India are by Greek historians viz, Philostratus and Ktesias in the 4th century B.C.
  16. 16. This image of Nataraja the God of Dance is made of five metals (Pancha-Dhatu). This technology of mixing two or more metals and deriving superior alloys has been observed and noted by the Greek Historian Philostratus This exquisite mirrorwork is inlaid on a base of gold and brass. This dates back to the 12th century
  17. 17. This image of Buddha from Kashmir dates back to the 8th Century. Through Buddhism and Hinduism Indian values such as non-violence (Ahimsa), renunciation (Tyaga), piety (Shraddha), charity (Dana and Dakshina) influenced other cultures especially early Christiani
  18. 18. The Nalanda University once housed 9 million books. It was the center of education for scholars from all over Asia. Many Greek, Persian and Chinese students studied here. The university was burnt down by pillaging invaders who overran India in the 11th century Varanasi or Kashi is one site where the Kumbha Mela is held. The dates for the Kumbha are derived from solar calculations and are declared 12 years in advance
  19. 19. "This fascmile is from the Pancha- siddhantika (Five Principles) dated around the 5th century. This text graphically shows how eclipses are to be calculated. Thus this text foreshadows what Western astronomers propounded nearly one thousand years later. "
  20. 20. This temple was dedicated to Surya - the sun god Surya was referred to, in Vedic literature as the creator who himself revolves causing existence.
  21. 21. A panel found at Mohenjodaro, depicting a sailing craft
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