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Diamond Sutra, First Printed Book on 11 May 868 CE
Diamond Sutra (Sanskrit : Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) is a Mahāyāna (Buddhist) sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā, or “Perfection of Wisdom” genre, and emphasizes the practice of non-abiding and non-attachment. It is a key object of devotion and …

Surgeries in Ancient India (6th Century BCE)
Susrutha performed surgeries on nose, ears, bladder, cataract, fistula, joints, haemorrhage more than 2600 ago with surgical instruments, but first known surgery performed on human body was mentioned in Rig-Veda (composed around 23720 BC), where a Prosthetic leg was attached …

Bhagavad Gita Facts, Dates and Original Author
The Bhagavad Gita (श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता), means the Song of God is found as a 700 verses (solkas) text in the Bhishma Parva of the epic poem Mahabharata. Many historians claim that Gita was not part of original Mahabharata and was …

Bhagavata Purana was written around 1800 BCE
Bhagavata Purana (भागवतपुराण), also known as Srimad Bhagavatam means Divine-Eternal tales of Supreme God, with its focus on bhakti (religious devotion) to Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana), primarily focusing on Lord Krishna, who lived on earth around 3200 …

Spintriae Ancient Rome Token with Sexual Acts and Symbols
Spintria (plural, spintriae) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, used in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols along with roman numericals on flipside. According to Suetonius (a Roman historian of 2nd century AD), carrying a ring or …

Ramayana was composed 2 million years ago !
According to Vedic time calculations, we are at present in Kali Yuga (Iron Age) and Ramayana is supposed to have happened in Treta Yuga (Silver Age), when truth and justice prevailed about 75% among humans. In Valmiki Ramayan, Sundar Kanda …

Dreams and Sleep explained in Prasnopanishad
Prasna Upanishad consists of six questions (prasnas) and their answers. It is also associated with the Atharva Veda Six students (Sukesha, Satyakama, Sauryayanee, Bhargava, Kabandhi) interested in knowing divinity or Brahman come to sage Pippalada and request him to clarify …