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From: Rajagapalan, Murli (murli_at_orbit.hr.att.com)
Date: Fri Jan 23 1998 - 11:26:37 PST
Bhagawatas, Sorry for dwelling too long on the "Fact or Fiction" thread, but here is an URL that I accidentally stumbled upon that very much corroborates Sri Govidarajan's view. I urge those interested to read this well-written article. http://www.itihaas.com/ancient/contrib1.html The article refutes the Max-Mullerian theory of the Aryan Invasion by quoting from rgvedic scriptural passages, and goes on to prove (claim, or any other appropriate word) that the Aryas were indigenous to the Indian sub-continent. (Hey, the author of this article is entitled to his opinion just as we are to ours.) Anyway, for purposes of the "fact or fiction" conversation, this is an excerpt from the article of the section entitled "Discovery of the Submerged city of Krishna's Dwaraka." "The discovery of this city is very significant and a kind of clinching evidence in discarding the Aryan invasion as well as its proposed date of 1500 BC. Its discovery not only establishes the authenticity of Mahabharat war and the main events described in the epic, but clinches the traditional antiquity of Mahabharat and Ramayana periods. So far the AIT (Aryan Invasion Theory) advocates used to either dismiss the Mahabharat epic as a fictional work of a highly talented poet or if not fictional would place it around 1000 BC. But the remains of this submerged city along the coast of Gujarat were dated 3000BC to 1500BC. In Mahabharat's Musal Parva, the Dwarka is mentioned as being gradually swallowed by the ocean. Krishna had forewarned the residents of Dwaraka to vacate the city before the sea submerged it. The Sabha Parva gives a detailed account of Krishna's flight from Mathura with his followers to Dwaraka to escape continuous attacks of Jarasandh's on Mathura and save the lives of its subjects. For this reason, Krishna is also known as rnzo@ (ranchhor: one who runs away from the battle-field). Dr. S. R. Rao and his team in 1984 - 88 (Marine Archaeology Unit) undertook an extensive search of this city along the coast of Gujarat where the Dwarikadeesh temple stands now, and finally they succeeded in unearthing the ruins of this submerged city off the Gujarat coast." Adiyen Murali Kadambi ---------- From: email@example.com[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 7:23 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Fact or Fiction A couple of years ago, I read in The Hindu (paper) that Dwarakai was located under sea in Gujarat state in India. Also, Saraswathi river, one of the rivers in Threeveni was in existence. I read an article on "The Hinduism" by an American author (don't remember the name) wrote about a new theory on Aryan Invasion to India contradicting to the existing theory. Dr. Siddartha, Director general of the Hyderabad, A.P, based B.M. Birla Science center said that Rigveda and related Vedic literature contained accurate and sophisticated calendric astronomy pointing to a well settled agrarian and scholastic population, according to studies in 1993. The book on "SandhyAvandanam" published by Sri. Thillaisthanam Swamy Kainkarya Sabha, Bangalore discusses a scientific study of performing Sandhyavandanam and the benefits. Dasan. Govindarajan.