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Modern Countries existed since Mahabharata times
Apart from India, few other neighbouring countries were mentioned in Mahabharata. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajakistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Kyrgistan, Tibet, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka had kingdoms with different names. Present India had multiple kingdoms and janapadas. Almost all of these …

Vanaras in Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt 2250 BCE
Temple of Hathor at Dendera, built by Pharaoh Pepi I ca. 2250 BCE has carvings of Vanaras (as described in Valmiki Ramanaya), snakes, eagles, dogs, hippos with human bodies. Evidences prove ths temple’s existence since 1500 BCE. It is historically …

Quenevadi engraved by Europeans is Lord Ganapathi
Lord Ganapathi or Ganesha was depicted as Quenevadi God in engravings done during late 17th century by Europeans who visited Indian subcontinent. In the series published by Bernard Picart around 1672 CE, Ganesha, the god with elephant face is shown …

600 Years Old Tamil Bell found in New Zealand
Who discovered New Zealand ? Certainly Indian tamilians atleast during late 14th or early 15th century, but not Abel Tasman. Tamil Bell is a broken bronze bell discovered in approximately 1836 by missionary William Colenso. It was being used as …

Retelling Ramayana through Padma Purana
Retelling Ramayana through versions from Padma Purana, Rama using Siva’s bow Ajagavam to cross sea, legend of KakaBhushundi, Ramayana occured 11 times in multiple kalpas and yugas with different outputs Padma Purana, with around 55,000 verses is the 3rd largest …

Rama created Thar Desert in Rajasthan
Rama, the lead man of Ramayana, diverted his fiery missile (astra) towards north of Indian Ocean, created Maru (Desert) in Rajasthan. Itihaasa is wrongly interpreted as mythology by ignorant translators. Mythology deals with Myths and stories, while itihaasa means iti …

Sea Monster in Ramayana & Bhagavatam
Sea Monster is Ramayana is Surasa, who tries to block path of Hanuman during his travel to Lanka. Also, Bhagavata Purana mentions Sea Monsters along with their living places, sizes etc. In Sanskrit ‘Makara‘ means ‘sea dragon…

Ravanahatha brought from Lanka to India by Hanuman
Ravanahatha (ravanhatta, rawanhattha, ravanastron, ravana hastha veena) is an ancient bowed violin invented in Lanka (present day Sri Lanka) by its ruler Ravana during Ramayana era. It is made of a cut coconut shell that is covered with …

Ramayana sites in Sri Lanka
Although Ramayana is believed to have happened many years ago, it has geographical traces from North to South India, and more specifically in Sri Lanka. Apart from Rama Setu (Adam’s bridge) between Dhanuskodi and Sri Lanka, one can find many …