Seetha performed Sandhya Vandanam in Ramayana

Women of Vedic and earlier period performed rituals like Sandhya Vandanam, wrote vedic hymns and other scriptures. Valmiki Ramayana has proof that Seetha used to perform daily ritual called ‘Sandhya Vandanam‘. Sundara Kanda of Ramayana describes Hanuman … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more