The Stones Cry out. The oldest archealogical cave ever discovered and recorded in India. 8000 BC. Prehistoric Rock Art at Bhimbetka near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. 8000 BC. No gods. 2000 BC. Around the time of Aryan Immigration. Horses Arrive:. Ajantha Ellora Cave Temples of Maharashtra. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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The Stones Cry out
The oldest archealogical cave ever discovered and recorded in India
Prehistoric Rock Art at Bhimbetka near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh
2000 BCAround the time of Aryan Immigration
Ajantha Ellora Cave Temples of Maharashtra
200 BC – 500 AD
Elephanta Caves, Off Bombay
The enigmatic image of Trimurthi Sadasiva
three faces - Tatpurusha-Mahadeva (center), Vamadeva-Uma (feminine - right side), Aghora-Bhairava (Masculine Fierce - left side) is heavily reminiscent of Hebrew Kabballa. These are dated at Satavahana period between 2d century BC - 3d century AD
Garuda column, in Besnagar near Udayagiri, was erected in honor of Vasudeva by a person named Heliodorus, who was a Bactro-Greek envoy from Gandhara to the court of Vidisha. This column was built in 113 BC. Most people try to equate Vasudeva as Vishnu. Garuda is considered to be the vehicle of Vishnu.
Sanchi Buddhist Stupa was erected by Ashoka Maurya in the middle of the 3d century BC
North gate portrays some scenes from the life of Buddha
The earliest direct portrayal of hinduism
Shiva Linga Gupta, Early 5th century AD Udayagiri, Madhya Pradesh, India
Shiva is worshipped inside, and Vishnu is worshippped outside.
Varahavatara is found in one of the caves where Nagaraja is seen submitting to Varaha
King Rajasimha, of the Pallava dynasty, built this Shiva temple in the early 8th century
Mahabalipuram Shore Shrines
King Mamalla (Narasimhavarman I, c. 630 - 670 A.D. )
The Foot of 143 meters high Gomateshwara Statuemonolith carved around 980 A.D.
The letters are in Devanagari script, but the language has been a dispute of scholars. Is is Marathi or Konkani ?
Lack of any temples prior to AD 200 dedicated to any of the gods or avatars indicates that even though Indian culture dates back to 8000 BC., the Hindu culture as envisioned today did not exist far beyond the first century AD.
The great antiquity of Indian mythology and philosophies are simply a myth created very recently for political and social gains.
Deccan before 1000 Ajanta, Cave 9 Satavahana (Deccan, 2d century BC - 3d century AD) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Ajanta, later caves :Vakataka (Deccan, 4th - 5th century AD) Elephanta, Kalachuri (Deccan, 6th century) Early Chalukya (Deccan, 6th - 8th century) Aihole, cave and structural temples Badami, cave and structural temples Ellora, Buddhist and Hindu cave temples Pattadakal, structural temples
Rashtrakuta (Deccan, 7th - 10th century) Ellora, Kailasanatha and later Hindu and Jain cave temples
South India before 1000 No temples before 7th Centuary++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Pallava (South India, 7th - 9th century) Kanchipuram - Kailasanatha temple (3) (King Rajasimha, of the Pallava dynasty, built this Shiva temple in the early 8th century.)Mamallapuram - Pancha Rathas (These 7th century shrines were carved during the reign of King Mamalla Narasimhavarman I, c. 630 - 670) , Shore Temple (built during the reign of the Pallava King Rajasimha (c. 700 - 728)) , Arjuna's Penance (9), Varaha Cave Temple , Krishna Mandapa