Ancient Indian History

What are the seven books of Abhidhamma Pitaka?

Abhidhamma Pitaka is the third and latest of the three Pali Canonical Texts (Tripitaka) recognized in early Buddhist Theravada tradition. The other two collections are the Sutta Pitaka and the Vinaya Pitaka. It was compiled in the third Buddhist council held during the reign of Maurya emperor Asoka. This text deals with the philosophy and doctrine of Buddhism

Abastanoi

Abastanoi refers to the people who dwelt, on the eve of Alexander’s invasion on the chenab above its confluence with the Indus River, in the North Western Parts of India. The word is derived from Sanskrit letter Ambastha, which is mentioned in Aitareya Brahmana, the Mahabharata and the Brihaspatya Arthasastra. They were a tribe or

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Lothal

Lothal is a small mature Harappan settlement near Gulf of Khambat in Dhalka taluk of Ahmadabad in Gujrat. It was first excavated in 1957 by S R Rao. The notable structures at Lothal include a dockyard, warehouse, workshop for manufacturing of stone beads, evidence of shell working, rice husk and a cemetery. Dockyard The artificial

Kalibangan

Kalibangan (literally black bangles) is located at Pilibangān, between Suratgarh and Hanumāngarh in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. It was one of the main sites of the Indus Valley Civilization and most scholars agree that it was located on the bank of River Saraswati which dried up by 2000 BC.  Kalibangan has given the evidence of both

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