Women doing ‘Sandhya’ & ‘Homa’ and wearing ‘Yajnopavit’ – 14000+ years long Indic tradition

Sahana Singh ji posted few photos of female Murtis wearing ‘Yajnopavit’ from Kolkota museum on Facebook. If one researches carefully (as Sahana Singh ji did) one can notice numerous wonderful yet under-researched features of Hindu civilization. These two statues (courtesy: Sahana Singh) from Kolkota museums show two women, both wearing ‘Yajnopavit’.   These statues appear to…

The knotty and naughty problem of ‘Yuga’ definition

The problem of ‘Yuga’ definitions and its reconciling with the chronology of Indic civilization determined via various disciplines of science, and thus via empirical testing, will continue forever. Thus, the objective here is to not solve the problem, for it is intrinsically unsolvable, but to write a note that can be used as a ‘reference…

When was the Mahabharata composed and how long did it take to compose it?

The Mahabharata was composed about 18 years after the war and it took Dwaipayana Vyasa about 3 years to compose it. Adi parva (GP 1: ~94-98, CE 1:52-59) तपसा ब्रह्मचर्येण व्यस्य वेदं सनातनम् | इतिहासमिमं चक्रे पुण्यं सत्यवतीसुतः ||५२|| पराशरात्मजो विद्वान्ब्रह्मर्षिः संशितव्रतः | मातुर्नियोगाद्धर्मात्मा गाङ्गेयस्य च धीमतः ||५३|| क्षेत्रे विचित्रवीर्यस्य कृष्णद्वैपायनः पुरा | त्रीनग्नीनिव कौरव्याञ्जनयामास…