Saturday, June 17, 2017

How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate

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New DNA evidence is solving the most fought-over question in Indian history. And you will be surprised at how sure-footed the answer is, writes Tony Joseph
The thorniest, most fought-over question in Indian history is slowly but surely getting answered: did Indo-European language speakers, who called themselves Aryans, stream into India sometime around 2,000 BC – 1,500 BC when the Indus Valley civilisation came to an end, bringing with them Sanskrit and a distinctive set of cultural practices? Genetic research based on an avalanche of new DNA evidence is making scientists around the world converge on an unambiguous answer: yes, they did.
This may come as a surprise to many — and a shock to some — because the dominant narrative in recent years has been that genetics research had thoroughly disproved the Aryan migration theory. This interpretation was always a bit of a stretch as anyone who read the nuanced scientific papers in the original knew. But now it has broken apart altogether under a flood of new data on Y-chromosomes (or chromosomes that are transmitted through the male parental line, from father to son).

Lines of descent

Until recently, only data on mtDNA (or matrilineal DNA, transmitted only from mother to daughter) were available and that seemed to suggest there was little external infusion into the Indian gene pool over the last 12,500 years or so. New Y-DNA data has turned that conclusion upside down, with strong evidence of external infusion of genes into the Indian male lineage during the period in question.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Real history of the Kanchi math !...It was only in the 20th century works, all compiled after Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

The Kumbhakonam math shifted to Kanchipuram in accordance with its
new story. In 1839 AD, 
 In article sadananda@anvil.nrl.navy.mil (K. Sadananda) writes: >
 In article , editor.csm.uc.edu (digest editor)
; wrote: 
; Kanchipuram, July 24 (PTI) The former President, Mr R Venkataraman, today inaugurated the year long 60th centenary celebrations of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the head of the 2,500 year old Kanchi mutt, amidst religious fervour. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi is the 69th pontiff of the mutt, which was established here by Adi Sankara, who was the first 'peedapathi' (head of the mutt) from 482 to 477 bc. SIR May I bring to your attention that by all accounts Adi Sankara time was some where around 8th to 9th century AD. And of the four Matts that he established Kanchi is not one of them. Either the Mutt is less than 1100 years old or if it is 482 B.C. as is claimed in the news then it must not have been established by Adi Sankaracharya.

 Please check the dates and the real history of the kanchi matt. Is there any one in the network that has better information about the Kanchi peetam? Sadananda Both this post and a previous one by Bon Giovanni have raised questions of historicity of Adi Sankaracharya and the Kanchi math. This is not a new question. It is generally accepted as tradition that Adi Sankaracharya, the famous Advaita philosopher, founded four maths (monasteries) at Sringeri, Puri, Dwaraka and Badrinath; that he ascended the famous sarvagna-pitha in Kashmir, and finally passed away near Kedarnath. None of the four recognized mathas claims jurisdiction over the other three. However, the Kanchi math claims that Sankaracharya established a fifth math in Kanchi, with jurisdiction over the recognized four mathas; that Sankaracharya ascended a sarvagna-pitha not in Kashmir, but at Kanchi, and that he passed away not in Kedarnath, but at Kanchi. These and other such claims have been widely publicized by the followers of the Kanchi math with the direct participation of and encouragement from the heads of the Kanchi math, including the recently departed centenarian Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati (C.S., for short) and his successor Sri Jayendra Saraswati (J.S.).

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Why is that many Indians wrongly consider Hindi to be India's national language, when it officially has none?

1.Neither the Indian Constitution nor any Indian law defines any National Language for the country 2.India has more than 20 official languages with Hindi and English being the all India official languages of the state,namely the central government. 3.The Eighth Schedule to the Indian constitution lists 22 languages that the Government of India has the responsibility to develop.
HYDERABAD: At a time when an intense debate is going on in the two Telugu-speaking states over the behaviour of North Indian leaders towards their southern counterparts, TRS MP K Kavitha said Hindi-speaking and other north Indian parliamentarians get preferential treatment in Parliament whereas MPs from the South get little attention. 
“Northern states are more populated than the southern. Because of this, there are more representatives from the north. Besides, several Prime Ministers who ruled the country in the past hailed from north. Because of all these factors, there has been discrimination against south Indian leaders for several years,” she told mediapersons in New Delhi on Monday.
Reacting to the ‘racist’ comments made by BJP leader Tarun Vijay on south Indians, Kavitha said strengthening the regional parties was the only solution to checkmate the north Indian hegemony which is due to the higher number of MP seats from north. 
The TRS MP expressed admiration for TDP founder NT Rama Rao and Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu for trying to retain the identity of the southern people.
AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, tried to retain the individuality of the south at the national level with their respective regional parties, she said and praised both for their continuous efforts to strengthen regional parties in the country.

Taking potshots at the major national parties, BJP and Congress, the TRS MP further said, “Only after the advent of regional parties in the south has the voice of southern people begun getting heard at national level.”
On Tarun Vijay’s comments on the complexion of south Indians, she said, “His comments are very unfortunate. As he has already expressed regret for his unsavoury remarks, let us leave the issue there. But, by making such comments, leaders like him are lowering their stature.”  www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2017/apr/11/its-norths-hegemony-in-parliament-kavitha-1592343.html

Friday, February 3, 2017

Exposing Jagannath Culture ... Fake Jagannath Culture replacing Buddha.

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The Jagannath Temple of Puri (Odia: ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha.
The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of god Krishna and god Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one’s lifetime.[1]
Why it is fake:
  1. Jagannath temple was built in the 12th century (Date of built 1161) before that there was no sign of the term Jagannath. It means the temple is only 2016-1161=855 years old. Where Buddhism and Jainasm contexts are present before the Jagannath & Christen era in Odisha. The kingdom of Kalinga had been annexed by the Mauryan empire Ashoka around 262-261 BCE. After the Kalinga War Ashoka (268-232 BCE) embraced the Buddhism. It proofs Buddhism was an active religion of Odisha in the age of Mauryan empire i.e. Buddhism in Odisha is older than the God Jagannath which is more than even 2248 years. The Hathigumpha cave (“Elephant Cave”) has the Hathigumpha inscription, written by Raja Kharavela, the king of Kalinga in India, during the 2nd century BCE. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in the Hathigumpha inscription. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri means “Sunrise Hill” and has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves. The caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, called lena or leṇa in the inscriptions, were dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for the abode of Jaina ascetics. Emperor Kharavela (150 CE), was a Jain ruler. Recent findings shows Buddha (563 BCE or c. 480 BCE) was born in Odisha and birth place of Buddha, Nepal is from fabricated origin due to declining Buddhism in India by Vedic promoters and wrong detection of the Buddha’s birth place by British archeologist that points to Nepal. If Buddha is from Odisha then Buddhism in Odisha is even more than 2500 years old.