Ancient History

Jainism in India

Jainism in India Founded by Rishabhanath. There were 24 Tirthankaras (Prophets or Gurus), all Kshatriyas. First was Rishabhanath (Emblem: Bull). The 23rd Tirthankar Parshwanath (Emblem: Snake) was the son of King Ashvasena of Banaras. His main teachings were: Non-injury, Non-lying, Non-stealing, Non-possession. The 24th & the last Tirthankar was Vardhman Mahavira (Emblem: Lion). Vardhman Mahavira …

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Indus Valley Civilization in India

Ancient Civilizations in India The Indus Valley Civilization was an ancient civilization thriving along the Indus River & the Ghaggar-Hakra River in what is now Pakistan & north-western India. According to radio-carbon dating, it spread from the year 2500 – 1750 BC. R.B. Dayaram Sahni first discovered Harappa (on Ravi) in 1921. R.D. Banerjee discovered …

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