I have been publishing articles on Sanatna Dharma, also called Hinduism, trying to validate with the help of available Archaeological evidence,Astronomy,Etymology.Cultural Language similarity,references in Indian and foreign literature and Architectural similarities if not identities.
For my post ‘World’s Oldest Temple, Gobekli Tepe,built By Brahmins, I have received a lot adverse comments, though they were out numbered by positive comments.
The Major thrust of the adverse comments are.
1.The facts I have quoted are not scientific.
2.The Gobekli site is 11000 Years old and since the Ramayana is dated around 5114!
And the archaeological investigation is not complete.
Hence, what I have written, as one reader put it, making it up.
3.The dating is wrong and people will accept only Carbon dating and scientific dating methods.
‘The facts I have quoted are not scientific’.
I have and am providing sources for every single article I write from reliable sources.
In some cases I draw inferences by linking various elements,like the archaeological findings,Astronomical events, Etymology, Cultural behavior,Language and architectural affinity.
So they stand as a theory till such time some additional evidence comes along.
But till new evidence comes along my theory is an improvement on the existing data.
And is more accurate than the existing ones.
History is the process of trying to reconstruct events by cross referencing, linking various elements as mentioned above.
I do not indulge in misinformation as it is the prerogative of the West.
I do not put on my Blinkers when an Indian source presents itself and refuse to accept it because it is not by a Western Scholar(?)
‘The Gobekli site is 11000 Years old and since the Ramayana is dated around only that period.’
And the archaeological investigation is not complete.
Hence, what I have written, as one reader put it, making it up.”
True that the Gobelki is 11000 years old and Ramayana is dated around 5000 BC.
Rig Veda is also dated at 5000 BC.
Both the dates were by the Western scholars.
Are they assigning Rig Veda and Ramayana the same date?
What about Mahabharata?
EXACT DATE OF MAHABHARAT WAR
16TH OCTOBER 5561 YEAR B.C.
Does it mean That Ramayana took place just 500 Years before Mahabharata?
We have references to Ramayana and Mahabharata in Sanskrit Texts and Tamil.
Both these languages are so old it is impossible to date them accurately within the time frame as we know of..
I am providing excerpts on India in Paleolithic age.9Material provided thowards the close of the Post)
People have lived in India 50,000 -75000 Years ago.
I have articles on the age of Tamil Sangam Vedas Puranas and the Temples of India.
So it is possible that the Events in the Puranas have happened earlier than Gobekli Tepe and there are strong possibilities that Sanatana Dharma spread there .
I have provided more evidence that Tamils/Sanatana Dharma was the root for Mayas, Aztecs,Sumerian, Minoan.
People may check the relevant posts.
On the fact that the archaeological is incomplete, what is wrong in providing links to the references found in Indian texts to arrive at a conclusion?
One does not expect a Westerner to know of these references from India.
What is wrong in providing this to enhance knowledge?
While these archaeological evidence is available on the web, the specific information on Indian references is not for it requires knowledge of ancient Indian Texts exposure to Modern dating technic.
DNA evidence leads to Madurai.
Carbon dating is ideal.
The issue in Carbon dating is,
If you are verifying a vessel, it can date only the material and does not tell you the date when the artifact was made.
In Astronomy also the astronomical events repeat themselves over and over.
So which one do we take reference to?
Hence my attempt has been to synthesize all the elements and provide a theory for people to work on.
I do not manufacture history like the west.
I trust Indian and western sources with skepticism, check them and formulate my view.
“The history of India begins with evidence of human activity of Anatomically modern humans, as long as 75,000 years ago, or with earlier hominids including Homo erectus from about 500,000 years ago.[..
Isolated remains of Homo erectus in Hathnora in the Narmada Valley in central India indicate that India might have been inhabited since at least the Middle Pleistocene era, somewhere between 500,000 and 200,000 years ago. Tools crafted by proto-humans that have been dated back two million years have been discovered in the northwestern part of the subcontinent. The ancient history of the region includes some of South Asia’s oldest settlements and some of its major civilisations. The earliest archaeological site in the subcontinent is the palaeolithic hominid site in the Soan River valley. Soanian sites are found in the Sivalik region across what are now India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
The Mesolithic period in the Indian subcontinent was followed by the Neolithic period, when more extensive settlement of the subcontinent occurred after the end of the last Ice Age approximately 12,000 years ago. The first confirmed semipermanent settlements appeared 9,000 years ago in the Bhimbetka rock shelters in modern Madhya Pradesh, India. Early Neolithic culture in South Asia is represented by theBhirrana findings (7500 BCE) in Haryana, India & Mehrgarh findings (7000–9000 BCE) in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Traces of a Neolithic culture have been alleged to be submerged in the Gulf of Khambat in India, radiocarbon dated to 7500 BCE.However, the one dredged piece of wood in question was found in an area of strong ocean currents. Neolithic agriculture cultures sprang up in the Indus Valley region around 5000 BCE, in the lower Gangetic valley around 3000 BCE, and in later South India, spreading southwards and also northwards into Malwa around 1800 BCE. The first urban civilisation of the region began with the Indus Valley Civilisation