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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 study in Zen Buddhism. A copy of the Chinese version…

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 to a queen’s leg, so that…

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 later added around 1800 BCE during Gupta…

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 BCE. It was the first Purana to be translated…

Surya Siddhanta, 2 Million Years old Book is First on Astronomy
Surya Siddhanta is the first among the traditions or doctrines (siddhanta) in archaeo-astronomy of the Vedic era. Infact, it is the oldest ever book in world which describes earth as sphere but not flat, gravity being reason for objects falling on earth etc. This is the…

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 a coin bearing the emperor’s image…