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Toothbrush, Comb, Mirror, Collyrium, Raiments, Brushes in Ramayana
Ayodhya Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana describes Toothbrushes, Combs, Polished Mirrors, Collyrium, Raiments, Brushes, Wine, Meats of Goat, Boar, Deer, Peacocks and Wild Cocks. After building highway from Ayodhya to banks of river Ganga, army of Bharata proceeds to meet Rama. On the way, they meet Guha…

Why Ancient Year was called Varsha
Rig Veda mentions 3 seasons (Summer, Rainy and Winter) which are observed only in India and neighbouring countries. In most parts of the world, rain comes either in Summer or in Winter (in few places as snow fall). Rig Veda (6-32-5) observes that every time Sun…

Kashmir King who killed Sri Lanka King in 7th century BCE
Mihirakula, son of Vasukula ruled Kashmir between 704-634 BCE and belonged to Gonanda Dynasty. Indian historians have wrongly identified him as Huna (Mongol) king and son of Toramana. Infact, Toramana was twin brother of Hiranya, who ruled Kashmir between 16 BCE – 14 CE. Both brothers…

Ancient Batteries, Hydrogen & Oxygen discovered by Sage Agastya in India
Agastya Samhita, written thousands of years ago contains methods to construct an electric battery or cell, and also, how to utilize the battery to ‘split‘ water into its constituent gasses (Hydrogen an Oxygen). Modern battery cell resembles Agastya’s method of generating electricity. For generating electricity, Sage…

Meenakshi Thirukalyanam at Madurai happened on 20 February 3138 BCE
Goddess Meenakshi was married to Lord Sundareswarar on Monday, 20th February 3138 BCE at Madurai, when Moon was in Virgo (Kanya Rasi) and Sun transits Aries (Mesha Rasi). Tamil New year starts with Sun entering Aries and every year, 10 days after commencement of new year,…

World’s First Suicide Squad lead by Susarma in Mahabharata
Susarma (Susharma / सुशर्मा) was king of Trigarta, who vowed to to either die or kill Arjuna as part of a larger plan by Duryodhana to capture Yudhishthira alive in Kurukshetra war. For this, he formed a suicide squad on 11th night of the war. Multan…