Sixteen Mahajanapadas and Janapadas

Sixteen Mahajanapadas

Sixteen Mahajanapadas Mahajanapadas: They were sixteen strong kingdoms that existed in ancient Indian history from the sixth century BCE onwards. At the age of the Buddha, sixteen large states called Mahajanapadas existed. The Jain texts also contain references to the existence of sixteen Mahajanapadas. The Mahajanapadas were mostly situated north Read more…

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Mind Map of Buddhism

Buddhism: Teaching, Spread, and Causes for Decline

Buddhism: Teaching, Spread, Causes for Decline and contribution to Indian Culture Causes of origin of Buddhism: The complex rituals and sacrifices during the later Vedic period were not acceptable to common people. Expansive Sacrificial ceremonies. The confusion of people about the ‘superstitious beliefs and mantras’. The highly philosophical nature of Read more…

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Jainism

Jainism: Origin, Doctrines, Spread, and Causes of Decline

Jainism: Origin, Doctrines, Spread, and Causes of Decline Cause of origin: The primary cause of the origin of the religion was the religious unrest in India in the 6th Century B.C. In society, many complex rituals and sacrifices were advocated during the Later Vedic period which was not acceptable to Read more…

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The Vedic Culture: 1500-600 B.C.

The Vedic Culture: 1500-600 B.C. Main contents in the post: The advent of the Aryans The original home of Aryans The Vedic literature and their importance The Rig Vedic age and its culture Tribal conflict Political organization Social life Economic Condition Religion The Later Vedic age and its culture Phases Read more…

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Identity of Aryan Culture

Identity of Aryan Culture

Identity of Aryan Culture Article Identity of Aryan Culture consists: The texts consist of traits of Aryans  The Domestication and Diffusion of Horses Horse Remains in the Subcontinent Pit-dwelling Birch Cremation Fire Cult Animal Sacrifice The cult of Soma Language and Inscriptional Evidence Dispersal of the Indo-Aryans Some important chronology Read more…

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