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Interested in Indian History, Art and Architecture. likes and retweets are not endorsements.
Sep 2, 2018 36 tweets 11 min read
1) Forgotten Hindu tirthas of Western Punjab. A silent chapter of our history, religion and civilization that we erased from our memory in 1947.

Part I - Forgotten "Golden Temple" of Punjab - Sun temple of Multan 2) Multan - a provincial town in Pakistan...hardly rings any bell to most of the Hindus today.

But what if I tell you that once upon a time Hindus from all over Aryavart were flocking there with offerings of aloe wood from Assam? Hard to believe isn't it?
Jun 24, 2018 35 tweets 12 min read
1) A brief thread about the remarkable continuity of sartorial traditions of women of pre Islamic medieval India, regional variations and related issues History of rich sartorial tradition of India is very interesting. From most ancient times to modern times - rich Indian dressing ranging from the turbans and dhotis to sarees defines not only our civilization but also its inherent unity in diverse traditions of Bharat.
Jun 10, 2018 24 tweets 10 min read
1) India Extra Gangem.... India beyond Ganga as Greeco Romans used to call it...

Brief thread about the earliest Indianized kingdoms of Indochinese peninsula which ignited eternal flame of dharma in the direction of Agni (South East Asia). 2) Once upon a time Indians carried eternal flame of Dharma & Sanskriti to the far shore of South East Asia. Prosperous Hindu/Buddhist kingdoms flourished there which left behind the legacy as rich as any other kingdoms/empires of India.
Jun 3, 2018 37 tweets 17 min read
1) Stolen antiquities, museums, national treasures, celebration of heritage and more...some thoughts/introspection... 2) When it comes to antiquities of our civilization especially artistic heritage of our past I have often seen Indians lamenting about how great many of our treasures have made their ways to the international museums either during colonial rule or due to recent smuggling.
May 26, 2018 19 tweets 6 min read
I am astonished at low quality vulgar lies perpetrated in this article to suit Islamist agenda of the author!

Because if anything History of Karnataka gives completely diff pic than this fiction. Let me briefly narrate activities of this "peaceful traders" 1/n Article starts with romantic tell of conversion of Hindu king of Malabar coast in the lifetime of Prophet himself & foundation of mosque which dates back to 7th century.

That myth however has already been rebuked by @TrueIndology in this article.… 2/n
Apr 8, 2018 26 tweets 14 min read
1) Magnificence of the golden past - Brief introduction to the great universities/mahaviharas of medieval Eastern India....Forgotten monuments of past... 2)We take great pride in our ancient universities like Nalanda. But beyond that they are just the dark pages of our history for most people (courtesy to our schoolbooks). Present thread gives very brief look into that glorious past of ours.

Image: Seal of Nalanda University
Mar 17, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
A brief rebuttal to ugly liberal cum dravidianist propaganda/myth that there was no such term as Hindu (And hence no religion as Hinduism) before british invented it in 19th century. 1/n One extremely well perpetrated myth by the liberals and Dravidnists is that there was no existence of word "Hindu" anywhere in Indian literature to identify themselves as distinct religions before British coined that word for the Hindus in 19th century. See for eg this tweet! 2/n
Feb 18, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
Ofcourse with due respect @ghorangirasa how can I question your affection & devotion for and your mastery over Sanskrit and Tamil? :-) 🙏 I never intended point fingers at you or question anything that you have said regarding either of two languages. 1/n However despite duly acknowledging role that Tamil language has played in spread of Hindu dharma in Tamil lands, I still have hard time giving it equal stature akin to Sanskrit. For same argument can be made for all other languages, too. Let me elaborate it further. 2/n
Dec 17, 2017 20 tweets 8 min read
1) Cosmopolitan sthapatis (architects) of medieval Karnataka and their versatile creations. A Brief thread about lesser known aspect of medieval Temple Architecture of Karnataka. Those who follow my threads must have remember my thread on temple architecture not so long ago. The thread was ended with this tweet. But there is much more to it than what meets the eye. This thread elaborates further on that interesting development.
Nov 26, 2017 23 tweets 11 min read
1) Translated into 50 different languages with over 200 different versions before before 1600 AD - A tale of how ancient Indian collection of animal fables - "PANCHATANTRA" became the best seller of medieval world from Java to Iceland (& how it has been appropriated by Arabs) 2) Story telling is very ancient Indian art & animal fables appear in some of our most ancient Vedic literature. Panchatantra written around 3rd century or before by Vishnusharman to impart knowledge of governance on princes was but the product of the same millennia old legacy.
Sep 8, 2017 14 tweets 4 min read
~1500 yrs old official seal of the Rigvedic college from Kashi depicting Vedic sage watering a plant in his hermitage flaked by two pupils. The legend in brahmi script on the seal reads "Bahvraca Charanam" - indicating that it was a Charana/college specialized in study of Rigveda
Apr 11, 2017 23 tweets 8 min read
1) Tale of two Hanumans - 2 sets of tweets about interesting yet unknown legacy of Hinduism in 2 diff. parts of the world. #HanumanJayanti 2)Sun Wukong - Legendary monkey hero of Chinese legend whose character is directly inspired from Hanuman himself. #HanumanJayanti
Feb 17, 2017 11 tweets 3 min read
1/9)Noted archaeologist Dilip Chakraborty describes how Indian marxists hijacked the field of Indian historical studies during emergency. 2)Gentleman of great personal charm that he is referring to was Sayed Nurul Hasan who was given charge of education ministry as a...
Feb 16, 2017 13 tweets 3 min read
Original Vedic names of the rivers of Punjab
1)Sutlej - Sutudri
2)Beas - Vipas
3)Ravi - Parusni
4)Chenab - Asikni
5)Jhelum - Vitasta In later lit. Sutlej, Ravi & Chenab were known as Shatadru, Iravati & Chandrabhaga respectively. Punjab itself was known as Panchnad.