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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 …

How Camel became Vehicle of Lord Hanuman
Hanuman Temples can be seen with Camel as mount (vehicle) in front of his idol. Ramayana and Parasara Samhita describes multiple instances where Hanuman could fly at wind speed and also cover long distances like flying across the ocean to …

California, USA was Kapila-Aranya
Rishi Kapila was born to Kardama Prajapati and his wife Devahuti (daughter of Manu). He is mentioned in many Puranas, Ramayana and multiple vedic hymns. There are multiple Kapila rishis over many generations. Narada Purana enumerates two Kapilas, one as …

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 entering …

Muhurtas described in Ramayana
Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. Brahmanas and Rig …

Dwivida, Vanara from Ramayana – Killed by Balarama
Dwivida, Vanara who survived from Ramayana era was killed by Balarama as mentioned in Bhagavata and Vishnu puranas. He, along with Mainda were son of devas Aswini brothers. Both brothers participated in the coronation of Sugriva (Valmiki Ramayana 4.26.34). Dwivida …

Atheism originated as Charvaka or Barhaspatya sutras in Vedas
Athesim or Irreligion in ancient hinduism (dharma) was proposed by Brihaspati, the guru of devas. Vedas included this path of materialism as one of the ways of life. When vedas were segregated by Vyasa, these principals known as Bārhaspatya-sūtras…

Lord Rama Lineage, Family Tree till 1634 BCE
Lord Rama was born in the 81st generation of Ikshvaku Dynasty of Surya Vamsam or Solar Dynasty. This lineage continued for another 64 generations until 1634 BCE, where the last king Sumitra was killed by Chanakya’s contemporary Mahapadma Nanda. Brihadbala, …

Babri Masjid built on Ram Janmabhoomi after 1717 CE
Babri Masjid, the structure which was demolished on 6 December 1992 was not constructed atleast until 1717 CE. This is the official map of Rama Janmabhumi (Ayodhya) dated 1717 CE. It is now in City Palace Museum, Jaipur. This map …