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Vedic Period (India 1500 BC - 500 BC)

Vedic Period (India 1500 BC - 500 BC)

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  • Duration: 1500 BC to 500 BC The Vedic Period or the Vedic Age refers to that time period when the Vedic Sanskrit texts were composed in India.(More...)
  • As agriculture took root in the Indus River Valley one of the worlds earliest urban civilizations (c. 3300 BC) began to develop. This civilization would be smashed by war with invading Aryans around 1500 BC, but civilization and food production spread to the rest of the subcontinent.(More...)
  • It was in the great plains consisting of the Punjab (including the western one now in the modern Pakistan) and the Gangetic valley that the Vedic period flourished and contributed greatly to human civilization and culture.(More...)
  • Epic and Paninian Sanskrit : The language of the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, and the Classical Sanskrit described by Panini is considered post-Vedic, and belongs to the time after 500 B.C.E. Archaeologically, the rapid spread of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBP) over all of northern India corresponds to this period.(More...)
  • Such ideas were emphasised more strongly in the new teachings of Jainism and Buddhism, which both also had their origins in ancient India, in the years around 500 BC. (More...)
  • Ceramic goblet from Navdatoli, Malwa, c. 1300 BCE: As the Indo-Aryans developed an agricultural society during the Later Vedic Period (c. 1000-500), they further developed crafts, such as pottery.(More...)
  • The Devanagari script is written from left to right and is a descendant of the Brahmi script which was well established in India before 500 B.C. The script is phonetic in nature and there is a fairly regular correspondence between the letters and their pronunciation."(More...)

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  • The Vedic religion was further developed when the Indo-Aryans migrated into the Ganges Plain after c. 1100 BCE and became settled farmers, further syncretising with the native cultures of northern India.(More...)
  • In China, there was the emergence of the Shang dynasty around the same time Mittanis took over in West Asia and Vedic republic started in India.(More...)
  • During its medieval period, India was ruled by dynasties of Muslim culture and religion.(More...)
  • The war of ten kings described in Rig Veda refers to many tribes and kingdoms of Rig Vedic India.(More...)



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Duration: 1500 BC to 500 BC The Vedic Period or the Vedic Age refers to that time period when the Vedic Sanskrit texts were composed in India. [1] The religion of the Vedic period (1500 BC to 500 BC ) (also known as Vedism, Vedic Brahmanism, ancient Hinduism or, in a context of Indian antiquity, simply Brahmanism ) is a historical predecessor of modern Hinduism. [2]

This period of India's history lasted from around 1500 BC through to 500 BC; that is, from the early days of the Aryan migration into north-west India through to the age of the Buddha. [2] The Vedic Age (1500 - 500 B.C.) rose after the decline of the Indus Valley Civilization, a decline that started in 1900 B.C. and escalated by 1800 B.C. During the Vedic Age, Indo-European nomads, who called themselves Aryans, began migrating into India and, in the early period, settled first in Punjab; then, in the later period, the Aryans spread into eastern Afghanistan, the outskirts of Uttar Pradesh, and the Middle and Eastern Gangetic Valley. [2] It is India not of modern times but of the prehistoric period Revitalization of Hinduism under the Satavahanas, the Nagas and the Guptas 200 BC to 500 AD. Yet Indian literature, works like the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, and the Bhagavad Gita, are little known in the West and have had very little impact on Western civilization. [2]

The study of the literature provides a peek into the timeframe during the period 1500BC to 500 BC. This period in the Ancient Indian history has been regarded as Vedic period which is the time when Vedic Sanskrit texts were composed in India. [2] The Vedic period was from 1500 BC to 500 BC. The early Vedic period lasted up to 100 BC. It was during this time that the Rig Veda was composed. [2] Vedic period: Lasting from around 1500 BC to 500 BC, this historical period gained its name from the sacred text of Hindus, the Vedas. [2]

Vedic period (1500 BC - 500 BC) After the decline of Indus valley Civilization, Aryans period/Vedic age began. [2] The Vedic Age in Indian history is generally regarded as the period between 1500 - 500 BC. It was during this period that the states called the mahaajanapadas of northern India took shape. [2] Most scholars today postulate a Indo-Aryan migration into India, proposing that early Indo-Aryan speaking tribes migrated into the north-west regions of the Indian subcontinent in the early 2nd millennium BC. The Vedic Age is the "heroic age" of ancient Indian civilization and the formative period when the basic foundations of Indian civilization were laid down. [2] This time period is separated into two sections - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. It is considered as only source of ancient Indian Mathematics from Vedic Period and was written in the period 800 BC - 200 BC. But again it was used for carrying out rituals. [2] On the Indian subcontinent, in ancient India, during the Vedic period from about 1500 BC to 600 BC, most education was based on the Veda (hymns, formulas and incantations, recited or chanted by priests of a pre-Hindu tradition) and later Hindu texts and scriptures. [2] The collection sacred texts known as the Veda consisting of four collections: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda is the main source for history of the northern Indian subcontinent between 1500 and 550 BC. For that reason the period between 1500 and 550 BC is commonly referred as the Vedic period during which were established various kingdoms. [2]

The Vedic Period (or Vedic Age ) (c. 1500 - c. 500 B.C.E. ) is the period in the history of India during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, were being composed. [2] Around 500 BC, the later Vedic Period started giving rise to the period of the Middle kingdoms of India. [2] The era between 1500 BC to 500 BC is known as the Vedic Period. [2] The Vedic age or the Vedic period was the time duration between 1500 to 500 BC and is called so because it was during this period that the Vedas were being written. [2] This time period is separated into two sections - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. The Vedic period lasted from 1500 to 500 B.C. Hymns written by the scholars of the Vedic period were put to tune. [2] This time period is separated into two sections - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. From 1000 to 500 was the later Vedic period. 600 BC - The formation of Sixteen Mahajanapadas (Great Kingdoms). 599 BC - The birth of Vardhamana Mahavira who founded Jainism. 563 BC - The birth of Gautama Budha who founded Buddhism. 527 BC - Mahavira dies. 483 BC - Gautama Buddha dies. [2]

The Vedic Civilization flourished between the 1500 BC and 500 BC on the Indo-Gangetic Plains of the Indian subcontinent. [2] It lasted from about 1500 BC to 500 BC. Properly speaking, the first 500 years (1500 - 1000 BC) of the Vedic Age correspond to Bronze Age India and the next 500 years (1000 - 500 BC) to Iron Age India. [2] Such ideas were emphasised more strongly in the new teachings of Jainism and Buddhism, which both also had their origins in ancient India, in the years around 500 BC. Early Vedic Age : The Vedic age began in India in about 1500 BC and extend upto 6000 BCE with the coming of the Aryans, who scattered on the plains of northern India. [2] Vedic culture has continued from 1500 BC to 500 BC in the north and northwestern parts of India. [2] The Vedic period starts around in 1700 BC and ends in the year 500 BC. People initially were present in north-west part of ancient India but slowly moved towards eastern India and also towards south (Deccan). [2] Later Vedic period (1000 BC- 500 BC) Vedic Period is classified into Early Vedic period (1500 BC 1000 BC) Later Vedic period (1000. [2] This is, again, a minimal date, not an attempt to fix the time of the Vedic period at 1,500 BC. Winternitz estimated how long it would have taken for the vast body of Vedic literature to form and develop before the Buddhist revival in 500 BC. He considered each of the major periods of Vedic literature and estimated a bare minimal time for the incubation of each. [2] Socio cultural Vedic period 1500 to 500 BC There were no kingdoms. [2] Historians say Hindu Temples did not exist during the Vedic period (1500 - 500 BC). [2]

They state under Subjects: Vedic that the "oldest dated manuscripts in the BORI Collection’ are 1320 AD and 906 AD. This is so for from 1500 BC, that the text being from that period is only by legends, oral traditions and other facts will be explode about this later. [2] Beginning c. 1500 bc, with the era of the Vedic hymns, the classical period of Sanskrit drew to a close c. ad 1000. [2]

Vendic Period of Ancient Indian War (1700 BC 500 BC) Around 1700 BC a massive invasion of Aryans swept into India from the Northwest. [2] The period lasted from around 1500 BC through to 500 BC; that is, from the early days of the Aryan migrations through to the age of the Buddha. [2] This time period is separated into two sections - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. The principal Aryan beliefs as well as descriptions of daily life were set down in the Vedic Scriptures, a collection of poems and sacred hymns, about 1500 BC. Veda meant simply knowledge and include four parts: the Rig, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva Vedas. [2] This time period is divided into two parts - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. The Indo-Aryans in due course of time orally composed the Rigveda Samhita which on linguistic grounds is dated between 1500 and 1000 B.C. Sanskrit is originated as Vedic Sanskrit as early as 1700-1200 BCE, and was orally preserved as a part of the Vedic chanting tradition. [2]

Then the Iranians went to Iran and the Indo- Aryans entered India in about 1500 B.C., but not earlier than 2000 B.C. Kassites occupied Babylonia in about 1760 B.C., while the Mitannis migrated to other parts of Mesopotamia around 1500 B.C. Finally the Greek Aryans went to Greece around 1200 B.C. During the early part of the Vedic period, the Indo-Aryans settled into northern India, bringing with them their specific religious traditions. [2]

The beginnings of the Vedic tradition in India, still practiced today, can now be dated, at least in part, to the indigenous people of ancient sites such as Balathal rather than, as often claimed, wholly to the Aryan invasion of c. 1500 BCE. The Vedic period also saw the emergence of the Aryans in the ancient land of India. [2] Vedic Period (1500 500 BCE): The Vedic era in India refers to the historical era when the Vedas (the oldest scriptures in the Hindu religion) were written. [2]

Archaeological findings of Harappan Civilization, as well as the Vedic and Sangam period texts, suggest that the mariners of India who were trading in the Indian Ocean and adjoining seas had knowledge about monsoon winds much before Hippalus. [2] In India, the Vedic period was also known to be a flourishing time for the Sanskrit literature and Indian culture. [2]

The main problem with fixing the age of Vedic period at 1500 - c. 500 BCE is that it was arrived at by the Europeans and endorsed by the Indian archaeologists and historians with Western bent of mind. [2] According to Wiki - The Vedic period (or Vedic age ) ( 1500 - c. 500 BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed. [2] The Vedic period or Vedic age ( c. 1500 - c. 600 BCE ) is the period in the history of the Indian subcontinent intervening between the end of the urban Indus Valley Civilization, and a second urbanisation which began in c. 600 BCE. It gets its name from the Vedas, which are liturgical texts containing details of life during this period that have been interpreted to be historical and constitute the primary sources for understanding the period. [3]

Sanskrit Literature began with the spoken or sung literature of the Vedas from c. 1500 BCE, and continued with the oral tradition of the Sanskrit Epics of Iron Age India, the period after the Bronze Age began, around 1200 BCE. At approximately 1000 BCE, Vedic Sanskrit began the transition from a first language to a second language of religion and learning. [2] The caste system in India may have several origins, possibly starting with the well-defined social orders of the Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Period, c. 1750-500 BCE. The Vedas were ancient scriptures, written in the Sanskrit language, which contained hymns, philosophies, and rituals handed down to the priests of the Vedic religion. [2]

Undersea exploration of an ancient city about half a mile off the coast of Gujarat in India, in 1981, lead to the discovery a city that had been submerged since 1,600 BC. The city is well established to be Dwarka, an ancient city mentioned in the Mahabharata, the great epic of the late Vedic period of Itihasa. [2] First literary period in India was called the Vedic period (1500-500 BC) named after the Vedas. [2]

The essence of the Vedic period as reflected in Vedic literature like four Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvam and their different branches like Brahmanas and Upanishads.The Early Vedic age which begins from 1500 B.C. and the post-Vedic age which extends from 1000 B.C. to 500 B.C. The word 'Veda' primarily means "knowledge", which virtually signifies sacred knowledge or scripture. [2] The period when the Vedas were composed became known as the "Vedic Period" and lasted from about 1500 B.C. to 500 B.C. Rituals, such as sacrifices and chanting, were common in the Vedic Period. [2]

It was originally written around 1500 B.C and popularized in the Vedic period (1500 B.C-500 B.C) in northern India. [2] Then the Iranians went to Iran and the Indo- Aryans entered India in about 1500 B.C., but not earlier than 2000 B.C. Kassites occupied Babylonia in about 1760 B.C., while the Mitannis migrated to other parts of Mesopotamia around 1500 B.C. Finally the Greek Aryans went to Greece around 1200 B.C. Here we take n. dren at birth or shortly thereafter) is prevalent in India from the early vedic times, as women were (and still are) considered as a property. [2]

Such ideas were emphasised more strongly in the new teachings of Jainism and Buddhism, which both also had their origins in ancient India, in the years around 500 BC. The Indo-Aryan migration began around 1500 BC, with the Proto-Indo-Aryans who occupied the northwest Indian subcontinent. [2] The Vedic culture flourished between the 1500 BC and 500 BC on the Indo-Gangetic(Ganga river) Plains of the Indian subcontinent. [2] Around 1500 BC the nomadic Indo-European people, or Aryans, began the Vedic civilization on the Indian subcontinent. [2]

Most scholars today postulate a Indo-Aryan migration into India, proposing that early Indo-Aryan speaking tribes migrated into the north-west regions of the Indian subcontinent in the early 2nd millennium BC. Earliest historical evidence from Mehargarh (north-west Indian sub-continent) shows beginning of civilization in India at around 6500 B.C. It is the earliest and largest urban site of the period in the world. [2] This period of Indian history ended with the rise of the first great imperial state in ancient India, the Mauryan empire, after 320 BC. They were written down many centuries later, long after the "Vedic Age", but much of what we know about this period of ancient Indian history is as a result of the faithful word-of-mouth transmission of the Vedas from one generation to another. [2] This period of Indian history ended with the rise of the first great imperial state in ancient India, the Mauryan empire, after 320 BC. The Vedic period (or Vedic age) - BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.- Late Vedic Culture is from BCE. This period of ancient Indian history is known as the Vedic age, as it was depicted in the earliest Indian writings, called the Vedas. [2] The Vedic period (or Vedic age) - BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.- Late Vedic Culture is from BCE. The Vedic Period (ca. 1500-500 BC) is named for the Vedas, a group of political and religious texts written in Sanskrit. [2]

The Vedic period lasted from about 1500 to 500 BCE laying the foundations of Hinduism and other cultural aspects of early Indian society. [2] Vedas : The oldest scriptures of Hinduism, originally passed down orally but then written in Vedic Sanskrit between 1500 and 500 BCE. Most history of this period is derived from the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in Hinduism, which help chart the timeline of an era from 1750-500 BCE, known as the Vedic Period. [2]

This period of India's history lasted from around 1500 BCE through to 500 BCE ; that is, from the early days of the Aryan migration into north-west India through to the age of the Buddha. [2] The Aryan influence, some scholars claim, gave rise to what is known as the Vedic Period in India (c. 1700- 150 BCE) characterized by a pastoral lifestyle and adherence to the religious texts known as The Vedas. [2] The late Vedic period, from ca. 500 B.C.E. onward, more or less seamlessly blends into the period of the Middle kingdoms of India known from historical sources. [2]

Vedic Period: 1400 BC - 500 BC: There are no "surviving’ temples of Hinduism from this time; and it is likely that the religion at the time including primarily non-religion, atheism, agnostic, tribalism, paganism, Baal worship, creation of false legends, and a mixture of these. [2] The Vedic period is held to have ended around 500 BC, Vedic religion gradually metamorphosizing into the various schools of Hinduism, which further evolved into Puranic Hinduism. [2] By 500 BC, the Mahajanapadas had formed which marks what most historians believe to be the end of the Vedic Period. [2] Various important events and important contributions were made in the period 500 BC 400 AD which we call it as Post Vedic period. [2] Two main periods in the development of the literature are discernible: the Vedic period, approximately 1500-200 bc ; and, somewhat overlapping it, the classical period, approximately 500 bc - ad 1000. [2] It is thought that the Upanishads, late Vedic texts dealing mainly with incipient philosophy, were composed in the later Vedic Age and early in this period of the Mahajanapadas (from about 800 - 500 BC). [2]

As regards the age of the Vedas, Jacobi's view was that the Vedic civilization flourished between 4500 and 2500 B.C. According to Dr. Winternitz "The available evidence merely proves that the Vedic period extends from an unknown past say X to 500 B.C., none of the dates 1200-500 B.C., 1500-500 B.C. and 2000-500 B.C., which are usually assumed, being justified by facts. [2] Early Vedic period (1500 BC - 1000 BC) Iron Discovered in this period, so this period is also known as "Iron Age" The Aryans started i. [2] It is considered as only source of ancient Indian Mathematics from Vedic Period and was written in the period 800 BC - 200 BC. But again it was used for carrying out rituals. [2]

Such being the case, definite dates do not begin to appear in Indian literary history till about 500 A.D. The chronology of the Vedic period is altogether conjectural, being based entirely on internal evidence. [2] The place of the Vedic Age in World History is as the period of ancient India which gave birth to Indian civilization one of the great civilizations of the world. [2] The scholar Panini standardized Vedic Sanskrit into Classical Sanskrit when he defined the grammar, around 500 BCE. It is also the formative period in which most of the basic features of traditional Indian civilization were laid down. [2]

Vedic period (ca. 1500 BCE) Map of Vedic India: Map of Northern India in the late Vedic-period. [2] The Vedic period also saw the emergence of the Aryans in the ancient land of India. [2] Aryans and Vedic period in India can, in a way, be regarded as a continuation of the Indo-Iranian phase of the aryan civilization. [2] The end of the Vedic Period Civilization in India was marked by significant changes in the field of linguistics, culture and politics. [2] The ancient history of India, Vedic period: a new interpretation. [2] Vedic Age The Vedic Period or the Vedic Age refers to that time period when the Vedic Sanskrit texts were composed in India. [2] The Indo-Aryans settled in the northern part of present-day India at the onset of the Vedic Period. [2] The Vedic Period refers to the time in history from approximately 1750-500 BCE, during which Indo-Aryans settled into northern India, bringing with them specific religious traditions. [2]

The Vedic age began in India in about 1500 BC and extend up to 600 BCE with the coming of the Aryans, who scattered on the plains of northern India. [2] A second phase of urbanization, known as the Ganges civilization, started around 1500 BC. Just before that time, the Aryans, a nomadic people entered India from the Iranian district. [2] Presenting the theme of the national seminar the Director of Delhi Chapter of I-Serve, Ms Saroj Bala stated, "Till now we have been told that prior to 1500 BC, India was uncivilised and that the Aryans who came from Central Asia pushed the uncivilized inhabitants towards the south and were later known as Dravidians. [2]

Some historians believe it to be 1500 BC, while the others believe it to be 3000 BC. This time period coincided with the Indus (Indian culture) Valley Culture. [2] This period of Indian history ended with the rise of the first great imperial state in ancient India, the Mauryan empire, after 320 BC. This period of ancient Indian history is known as the Vedic age, as it was depicted in the earliest Indian writings, called the Vedas. [2] The Vedic Age (1500 BC-600 BC) was precipitated by the migration of the Aryan people from northwestern parts of the indian subcontinent. [2]

The clay tablets found in the archives of capital of ancient Hittite kingdom belonging to 1500 BC, which mention the names of some vedic gods like Varuna, Mitra and Indra, suggest to the rationale conclusion that the vedic texts in any case could not have been composed after 1500 BC. Prof. N.S.Rajaraman 6 studied the chronology of some legendary kings and personalities from the Vedas and the Puranas and proposed the following chronology of ancient India. [2] It was around 1500 BC that from the steppes of northern part of Iran, the Aryan charioteers came and conquered India and founded the Shang Dynasty in China as well thus setting up the first state in the world. [2] The Aryan dominance gave way with the age of empire which began about 500 BC. There were numerous empires in different regions of India. [2] The Sanskrit script was based on the Aramaic alphabet, which came to India from the Middle East some time before 500 BC. One of the greatest linguists in world history flourished sometime in the following centuries. [2] One of the great puzzles of early history is to understand why sometime around 500 BC a great awakening of knowledge occurred simultaneously in India, China, and Greece. [2]

In the later Vedic society around 500 BC Mahajanpadas were formed. [2] All the work divided into five parts like : Vedic Period, B.C. 2000 to 1400; Epic Period, B.C. 1400 to 1000; Rationalistic Period, B.C. 1000 to242; Buddhist Period, B.C. 242 to A.D. 500; Pauranik Period, A.D. 500 to 1194. [2] The Vedic Period (ca. 1500-500 BC) is named for the Vedas, a group of political and religious texts written in Sanskrit. [2] All these later Vedic texts were compiled in the upper Gangetic basin in 1000-500 BC. These texts show that the Aryans during the later Vedic period shifted from the North-West to the region of the Ganges and Yamuna. [2] If we take Winternitz’s estimated time for the incubation of the Vedic period, which is 1,900 years, this would put the beginnings of the Vedic oral tradition sometime before 4,900 BC. The German scholar, H. Jacobi, came to the conclusion that the Brahmanas are from a period around or older than 4,500 BC. Jacobi concludes that "the Rig Vedic period of culture lies anterior to the third pre-Christian millennium." [2]

By the time of 500 BC or 400 BC, during the period of Gautama Buddha, these sixteen monarchies were combined to make four big kingdoms of Avanti, Magadha, Kosala and Vatsa. [2] By 500 BC sixteen large states covered northern and north-central India. [2] These Aryans, already dominating Media and Persia, now moved on to India as well (c. 1500 BC). [2] They were immigrants and arrived in India between 2000 and 1500 BC. The origin of the Aryans is still an unsettled affair. [2] Between 1500 BC and 1200 BC the Aryans invaded India and moved to Western Europe and Mediterranean. [2] About 1500 bc one branch entered India, introducing the Sanskrit language; another branch migrated to Europe. [2]

Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto Indian lands about 1500 BC; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. [2] This simple observation gave birth to a theory that some Aryan speaking people invaded the Indian subcontinent around 1500 BC and demolished the Harappan people and its civilization. [2] Early Indian History Also around 1500 bc, a group of people who called themselves Aryans invaded the Indian subcontinent, and came to dominate most of the original Dravidian people. [2]

They are derived from the ancient Indo- Aryan culture of the Indian Subcontinent and began as an oral tradition that was passed down through generations before finally being written in Vedic Sanskrit between 1500 and 500 BCE (Before Common Era). [2] Vedas, meaning "knowledge," were written in Vedic Sanskrit between 1500 and 500 BCE in the northwestern region the Indian Subcontinent. [2]

The Vedic period (or Vedic age) - BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.- Late Vedic Culture is from BCE. This period of ancient Indian history is known as the Vedic age, as it was depicted in the earliest Indian writings, called the Vedas. [2] The Vedic period (or Vedic age) - BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.- Late Vedic Culture is from BCE. The texts of the Upanishads represented both the culmination of the Vedic period in Indian culture and also its natural limit. [2]

The oldest scriptures of Hinduism composed in Vedic Sanskrit, and originating in ancient India during the Vedic Period (c. 1750-500 BCE). [2] Caste System in Ancient India (Article) - Ancient History Encyclopedia Caste System in Ancient India Nikul Joshi Ancient India in the Vedic Period (c. 1500-1000 BCE) did not have social stratification based on socio-economic indicators; rather, citizens were classified according to their Varna or castes. [2]

The depth of context and content provided by the Vedic literature has attracted great explorers and later missionaries to rediscover the essence of India during the Vedic period. [2] With their Ahura-DaEva ideology, the Mazdayasnians, guided by their prophet, deliberately dissociated themselves from the Deva-Asura concept which was being developed, or had been developed in India, and probably also in the adjacent Iranian-speaking countries… All this suggests a synchrony between the later Vedic period and ZarathuStra’s reform in Iran." [2] Have you ever wondered what people wore during the Vedic period in India? If you are curious, find some interesting Vedic period costumes mentioned in the article coming up for you. [2] Ayur-Veda, the earliest known system of medicine and surgery, was developed in the Vedic period in India. [2] The caste system in ancient India had been executed and acknowledged during, and ever since, the Vedic period that thrived around 1500-1000 BCE. The segregation of people based on their Varna was intended to decongest the responsibilities of one's life, preserve the purity of a caste, and establish eternal order. [2]

During the Vedic period (about 1500 to 800 b.c.) the Aryans developed the enormously elaborate rituals of Brahmanism, the forerunner of Hinduism ; and they formed a stratified society in which the rudiments of the caste system were already apparent. [2] The earliest examples of Indian literature, the Vedas, initiate from this time, and the Ganges civilization is also called the Vedic period. [2] Indian Vedic Period Civilization existed at the time of the compilation of the Vedic texts. [2] The Vedic Age or the Vedic period or the Vedic era points to the time period when actually the Sanskrit Vedic texts were being written in Indian sub-continent. [2] Janapada - The Janapadas were the realms, republics and kingdoms of the Indian Vedic period late Bronze Age into the from about 1200 BCE to the 6th century BCE. Concluding with the rise of sixteen Mahajanapadas, most of the states were annexed by more powerful neighbours. [2] Historical records set in only after the end of the Vedic period, and remain scarce throughout the Indian Middle Ages. [2] In history, as the Indians understand it, the Later Vedic Period is the Epic. [2] The texts of the Upanishads represented both the culmination of the Vedic period in Indian culture and also its natural limit. [2] Based on literary evidence, scholars place the Vedic period in the second and first millennia B.C.E. continuing up to the sixth century B.C.E. The associated culture, sometimes referred to as Vedic civilization, was centered in the northern and northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent. [2] Different theories explain the Vedic Period, c. 1200 BCE, when Indo-Aryan people on the Indian subcontinent migrated to the Ganges Plain. [2] The Iron Age in the Indian subcontinent coincides with the Vedic period in history and lasts from approximately 1200BC to 600BC. From the archaeological finds in the Uttar Pradesh dating about 1300BC, iron implements were uncovered; evidencing the method of iron smelting was being practiced in that era. [2]

Based on the astronomical data some historians place their origin around 4000 BC, while based on literary evidence some trace their origin to the age of the Sutras which followed the vedic period but preceded the birth of Buddhism. [2] The four Vedas were written during the Vedic period and of these, the Rig Veda, the oldest, was written some time in 4000 B.C. This scripture contains, besides spiritual and philosophical thoughts, some minor contributions to medicine. [2]

Sutra language texts: The last division of the Vedic Sanskrit can be traced up to 500 BC. During this time, a major portion of the Srauta Sutras, the Grihya Sutras, and some Upanishads were composed. [2] Buddhism did originate in India around 500 BC to 350 BC and had an influence on the development of Hinduism. [2] Buddhism, (traditionally put) from ca. 500 BC; declined in India over the 5th to 12th centuries AD in favor of Puranic Hinduism. [2]

Around 1000 500 BC, two ancient Indian epics were written, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. [2] Winternitz could not imagine that this had taken place in the short span of time that had been assigned for it to happen between 1,500 BC and 500 BC when Buddha lived. [2]

Ancient India was conquered by the Aryans about 1500 BC by the Aryans, a nomadic people from from Central Asia. [2] Some historians believe it to be 1500 BC, while the others believe it to be 3000 BC. This time period coincided with the Indus Valley Civilization. [2]

The Vedic period lasted from 1000 to 500 BCE, until Sanskrit became more popularly used in casual oral conversation. [2] The people of the Indus Valley Civilization merged with the Aryans, and eventually became the Vedic civilization (1500 BC-500 BC). [2] Revitalization of Hinduism under the Satavahanas, the Nagas and the Guptas 200 BC to 500 AD. Although the focus of the Vedas is on the message rather than the messengers, such as Buddha or Jesus Christ in their respective religions, the Vedic religion still held gods in high regard. [2] Revitalization of Hinduism under the Satavahanas, the Nagas and the Guptas 200 BC to 500 AD. He is known for his celebrated voyage from the Indus river to the Persian Gulf following the Indian campaign of Alexander the Great, in 326-324 BC. An account of his voyage is given in Arrian's Indica, written in the 2nd century AD. Explanation: The term of bronze age is 3000 BC to 1300 BC, consists of only one civilization called Indus valley civilization. [2] A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BC.This Bronze Age civilization collapsed before the end of the second millennium BC and was followed by the Iron Age Vedic Civilization, which extended over much of the Indo-Gangetic plain and which witnessed the rise of major polities known as the Mahajanapadas. [2] End of Aryan Civilization gave birth to "Vedic Period" ( 1500-500 BC). [2] Since the oral tradition of recitation was a phenomenon that belonged to the period before the advent of a written script, and, since the Devanagri script existed in the Indus-Saraswati valley by 3,000 BC, this would place the origins of the Vedic tradition long before 3,000 BC. The Vedic literature in its entirety is a body of oral literature, passed on first in recited songs, and only later written down, after the advent of a script. [2] Some scholars felt that the Vedic tradition must belong to a period more recent than 1900 BC, when the peoples of Indus and Saraswati settlements apparently abandoned their homelands and migrated east to the Ganges river valley. [2]

Indus Valley Civilization, spread in the north western side of the nation during the period of c. 3300 BC to 1300 BC being India's first civilization, is marked as the main beginning of the ancient history of India. [2] This period of Indian history ended with the rise of the first great imperial state in ancient India, the Mauryan empire, after 320 BC. It has been suggested by some historians that an 'Aryan Invasion' of Indian subcontinent took place around 1500-1000 B.C. However, current archeological data do not support the existence of an Indo Aryan or European invasion into South Asia at any time in the pre or proto-historic periods ( David Frawley ). [2] This period of Indian history ended with the rise of the first great imperial state in ancient India, the Mauryan empire, after 320 BC. The empire flourished most during the 37 years' rule of Ashoka the Great from 268 BC to 232 BC. Apart from an efficient and modern socio-economic society, this period of Indian history even witnessed the massive development of slavery. [2]

They were written down many centuries later, long after the "Vedic Age", but much of what we know about this period of ancient Indian history is as a result of the faithful word-of-mouth transmission of the Vedas from one generation to another. [2] The Vedic hymns were probably first compiled after a period of about 500 years during which the invaders assimilated various native religious ideas. [2] The earliest of the Vedas, the Ṛgveda Saṃhitā, contains 1,028 hymns, some of which may be as old as 1500 BCE, because the Vedic texts are the primary way in which we can understand the period between the fall of the IVC (ca 1700) and the second wave of urbanization (600 BCE), we call the intervening era of South Asian history the 'Vedic Period.'" [2] It was the period of Rigveda when the Vedic civilization took deep roots in the Indian valley. [2] The Gupta period marked a watershed of Indian culture: the Guptas performed Vedic sacrifices to legitimize their rule, but they also patronized Buddhism, which continued to provide an alternative to Brahmanical orthodoxy. [2] Since, this age was known to be Vedic only in the Indian subcontinent, the earlier years of this age usually overlap with the Later Harappan period. [2]

Period 3. 1900-1000 BC, Late Harappan, late Vedic and Brahmana period. [2] Classical Sanskrit was formalized in the fourth century B.C. and, although there is some overlap between the two periods, there are important differences between it and the Vedic form. [2]

The Vedic Shulba Sutras (fifth to eighth century BC), meaning "codes of the rope," show that the earliest geometrical and mathematical investigations among the Indians arose from certain requirements of their religious rituals. [2] Brahmi numerals were the ancient Indian numeral system which were followed between 300 BC and 500 AD. This numeral system was based on decimal system (base 10) which we follow today. [2]

Revitalization of Hinduism under the Satavahanas, the Nagas and the Guptas 200 BC to 500 AD " The hymns of the Rig Veda are considered the oldest and most important of the Vedas having been composed between 1500 and the time of the great Bharata war (of the Mahabharata ) about 900 BC. More than a thousand hymns are organized into ten mandalas or circles of which the second through the seventh are the oldest and the tenth is the most recent. [2]

The Medieval Period of Hinduism lasted from about 500 to 1500 A.D. New texts emerged, and poet saints recorded their spiritual sentiments during this time. [2] The period lasted from around 1500 BCE through to 500 BCE; that is, from the early days of the Aryan migrations through to the age of the Buddha. [2]

The Epic, Puranic and Classic Periods took place between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. Hindus began to emphasize the worship of deities, especially Vishnu, Shiva and Devi. [2] It has been suggested by some historians that an 'Aryan Invasion' of Indian subcontinent took place around 1500-1000 B.C. However, current archeological data do not support the existence of an Indo Aryan or European invasion into South Asia at any time in the pre or proto-historic periods ( David Frawley ). [2]

The Vedic Age is the "heroic age" of ancient Indian civilization and the formative period when the basic foundations of Indian civilization were laid down. [2] The Vedic age spans almost a millennium of Indian history (1500-600 B.C.), a period which witnessed crucial changes in North India. [2] This period of ancient Indian history is known as the Vedic age, as it was depicted in the earliest Indian writings, called the Vedas. [2] In any case, the next period of ancient Indian history, the Vedic age, saw the rise of early Hinduism, from which all other Indian religious systems arose. [2]

The Vedic period (or Vedic age) - BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed.- Late Vedic Culture is from BCE. [4]

This time period is divided into two parts - The Vedic period from 1500 BC to 1000 BC and the Later Vedic period from 1000 BC to 600 BC. [5] Some scholars place the Vedic pe- riod as far back as 4000 or 5000 B.C.; others from 2000 to 1400 B. ive admit that it antedates, by several centuries at least, the Buddhistic period which begins in the sixth century B.C. The value of the Upanishads,. ical for the modern world as they were for the Indo-Aryans of the earliest Vedic age. [2] The Vedic age was a "dark age" in Indian history, in that it was a time of violent upheaval, and no written records from that period have survived to shed light on it. [2] The society that emerged during that time is known as the Vedic Period, or the Vedic Age, Civilization. [2] Most history of this period is derived from the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in Hinduism, which help chart the timeline of an era from 1750-500 BCE, known as the Vedic Period. [2] The Vedic Period (c. 1750-500 BCE) is named for the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in Hinduism, which were composed during this period. [2] The most ancient and sacred texts of Hinduism were the artifacts of this ancient era.The four Vedas - Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda and Yajur Veda were composed and scripted during the later Vedic period. [2] The development of the common Indo-Iranian culture, reconstructed from linguistic, religious, and cultural elements in the Rig Veda and the Avesta, took place in the "later Vedic period". [2] It probably corresponds to the middle and late Vedic period, i. e. the Kuru-Panchala kingdom and it is succeeded by Northern Black Polished Ware from c. 700-500 BCE, associated with the rise of the great mahajanapada states, the PGW culture cultivated rice, wheat, and barley, and domesticated cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses. [2] Ceramic goblet from Navdatoli, Malwa, c. 1300 BCE. As the Indo-Aryans developed an agricultural society during the Later Vedic Period (c. 1000-500), they further developed crafts, such as pottery. [2] In the Early Vedic Period all the three high societies Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas were considered as moderately equivalent Aryan, however in the Later Vedic Age the Brahmins and Kshatriyas got to be privileged. [2] The Vedic period began when the Aryans started their civilization in these areas, flourished and later traveled across the world. [2] Besides religion these Vedas throw light on the social and economic life of the Vedic and Later Vedic period. [2] While the religious beliefs which characterized the Vedic Period are considered much older, it was during this time that they became systematized as the religion of Sanatan Dharma (which means `Eternal Order') known today as Hinduism (this name deriving from the Indus (or Sindus) River where worshippers were known to gather, hence, `Sindus', and then `Hindus'). [2] The early Vedic period starts from the times of Rig Veda, people in this era followed Hinduism which was full of mighty rituals. [2] Vedic period is a period in which oldest scripts of world, in Sanskrit, called as Vedas were made which were based on Hinduism. [2] Philological and linguistic evidence indicates that the Rigveda, the oldest of the Vedas, was composed roughly between 1700 and 1100 BCE, also referred to as the early Vedic period. [2] Vedic Texts Linguistically, the texts belonging to the Hindu Vedic Civilisation can be classified into the following five chronological branches: Rigvedic The oldest text of the Vedic Period, Rig Veda has many elements that are common with the Indo-Iranian texts, both in language and in content. [1] Texts considered to date to the Vedic period are mainly the four Vedas, but the Brahmanas, Aranyakas and the older Upanishads as well as the oldest Shrautasutras are also considered to be Vedic. [3]

Vedas : The oldest scriptures of Hinduism, originally passed down orally but then written in Vedic Sanskrit between 1500 and 500 BCE. In academia, they believe the Vedic age to be between 1500 BCE - 500 BCE. While many believe that Vedas are much older and some believe it is somewhat newer, let me just take the academic belief for this answer. [2] The 1,000 years after 1500 is divided into the Early and Late Vedic age, each spanning about 500 years, because of significant differences between the cultures of the two halves. [2] A clan consists of a group of people who believe they all stem from one "common, founding ancestor" and all "share a common social and political identity" (University of Oslo, "The Vedic Age, 1500 - 500 B.C." ). [2]


As agriculture took root in the Indus River Valley one of the worlds earliest urban civilizations (c. 3300 BC) began to develop. This civilization would be smashed by war with invading Aryans around 1500 BC, but civilization and food production spread to the rest of the subcontinent. [2] The Indo-Aryans in due course of time orally composed the Rigveda Samhita which on linguistic grounds is dated between 1500 and 1000 B.C. While spreading through the Indian Subcontinent, it is probable that their initial religious beliefs and practices were shaped by the absorption of local religious traditions. [2] Based upon this premise and the possible age of the Rigveda they fix the origin of Hinduism to be around 2000 to 1500 BC. This theory, which was popularized by the European historians of the British era, is not only erroneous but misleading. [2] Many scholars believe that Hinduism started way back, between 2300 BC to 1500 BC in the Indus Valley. [2] Indus Valley Civilisation: (2500 BC 1500 BC): Derived its name from the river Indus and thrived on agriculture and worshipped natural forces. [2]

Around 500 BC, when the Persian kings Cyrus and Darius, pushing their empire eastward, conquered the ever-prized Indus Valley. [2] The Mahabharata Puranic writings (Sanskrit not included in the Vedas) are said to have come between 500 BC and 400 CE. They tell of the descent of Krishan about 3228 BC and a "Mahabharata War’ in 3138 BC; neither of which have modern creditable to the events or dates. [2] These sixteen kingdoms had reduced to four by 500 BC, that is by the time of Gautam Buddha, probably due to infighting. [2] Gandhara grave culture - The Gandhara grave culture, also called Swat culture, emerged c.1600 BC, and flourished c.1500 BC to 500 BC in Gandhara, which lies in modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. [2]


It was in the great plains consisting of the Punjab (including the western one now in the modern Pakistan) and the Gangetic valley that the Vedic period flourished and contributed greatly to human civilization and culture. [2] Philological evidence indicates that ayas in the Rigveda refers only to copper and bronze, while iron or śyāma ayas, literally "black metal", first is mentioned in the post-Rigvedic Atharvaveda, and therefore the Early Vedic Period was a Bronze Age culture whereas the Late Vedic Period was an Iron Age culture. [2] The Middle Vedic Period is also characterized by a lack of cities; Bellah compares this to early state formation in ancient Hawai'i and "very early Egypt," which were "territorial states" rather than "city-states," and thus "it was the court, not the city, that provided the center, and the court was often peripatetic." [3]

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