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Mumbai (Bombay) Ancient Name was Kshaharatapuri
Mumbai and its nearby area, Nala Sopara were reclaimed by Sage Parasurama from Sea. Present 7 islands of Mumbai were called Kshaharatapuri around 1st century BCE, as it was ruled by Kshaharata kings or western Satraps. Nala Sopara, was ancient …

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 …

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, …

Somnath to Antarctica, straight line without land
Somnath Temple to Antarctica, a straight line can be drawn with no land in between. This was inscribed on a pillar (Baan Stambha) atleast since 7th century CE, which proves that Indians knew about South Pole much ahead of others.…

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 …

Hinglaj Mata Mandir in Balochistan, Pakistan
Hinglaj Mata Mandir is a famous ‘shakti peetha’ of Goddess Sati. The cave temple is situated on the Hingol River Banks in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Pakistan, and is the …

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 …

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 …

Jambavantha Race in Ramayana were not Bears
Jambavan or Jambavantha was depicted in Ramayana as a Riksha-Raja. He is really the first of these races who walked on two legs and were created directly by the creator Brahma. Puranas have clearly described that there are many …

Kali Yuga Timeline : Started on 24 January 3102 BCE at 02:27:30
The present Epoch (Kali Yuga), as per Hindu calendar in Surya Siddhanta started at sunrise on 24th January 3102 BCE, according to proleptic Gregorian calendar. Bhagavata Purana clearly mentions that after Lord Sri Krishna’s exit from earth, effect of …