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12 Types of Children in Ancient India
In Ancient India, 12 types of children were considered to be legal heir of his father. All of them need not be biological children of their legal father. Manu Smriti and other dharma sastras describe 12 different ways a child …

Status of Women in Vedic Culture
Vedic tradition described specific status of women in family and society. In all four Vedas, women are regarded in a way that allows them to live in honor for their importance in society with respect and protection, and given the …

Ashta Vivaah (8 Types of Marriage) in Manu Smriti
Eight different types of Vivaah have been documented in the ancient Indian scripture Manu Smriti III.20-34. Only two types (Brahma Vivaah & Gandharva Vivaah) are prevailant these days. Other types of marriages existed in olden days and few were even …

8.4 Millions Species on Earth, according to Padma Purana
Modern day biologists have claimed to list around 1.3 million species of life on earth. They agree that this is a small number and still many species are yet to be discovered, named and listed. Everyday, about 15000 new species …

Concept of Time Division in Ancient India
Time division in Ancient India was measured to the least possible fraction of a second. The smallest measurable unit of time is Paramanu. Time calculation and divisions (as described in Manu Smriti and Vedas) in Ancient India : Small units …