Role of Brahmanas in the spread of Indian Music to Central and East Asia during classical times.

The ancient Chinese Texts have preserved some interesting information on Indian music as practiced in Central Asia and the Far East. The people of Kuchar (A Indianized Kingdom in the Tarim Basin) were , we are told fond of Music and skilled in wind and stringed musical instruments. It is said that the musicians of … Continue reading Role of Brahmanas in the spread of Indian Music to Central and East Asia during classical times.

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Appropriation of Jābāla

The appropriation of Brahmana Icons especially Rishis by the lower castes has become a norm in the Socio-Political situation of modern day India. This action is zealously aided by Hindu reformists who see this as a tool towards achieving Hindu unity. To this end they falsify the ancestry of Brahmanas of note and add their … Continue reading Appropriation of Jābāla

A letter by a diplomat

A letter dated to 2nd July 1792 by a Brahmana diplomat of the Peshwai in Hyderabad ‘Govindrao Kale’ to Nana Phadnavis praising the achievements of Mahadji Shinde. This letter throws  light on the aims & aspirations of the Maratha state & above all the nationalistic and religious spirit it was imbued with. The letter gives … Continue reading A letter by a diplomat

Mahārāja Hastin

Mahārāja Hastin was the fifth ruler of the Parivrājaka family and is the most well known of Parivrajaka kings. He is the son of Mahārāja Dāmodara. The Parivrajakas were a Brahmana dynasty of Bharadwaja Gotra descended from the ascetic Susarman. Hastin is said to have donated thousands of cows, gold pieces, elephants, horses and pieces … Continue reading Mahārāja Hastin

Harisena I

Harisena I (475-510)AD. Harisena became the ruler of the Vatsagulma branch of the Vakatakas in 475AD succeeding his father DevaSena. The Vakatakas were a Brahmana dynasty of Vishnuvriddha Gotra who had been ruling large parts of Deccan and Central provinces since their foundation in 250 AD by their first king Vindhyashakti. The dynasty had split … Continue reading Harisena I

Revolt of Gangaram Nagar against the Mughals.

Gangaram Nagar was born in a Nagar Brahman family in Gujarat. He lived during the reign of the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. He was a poor Brahmana who managed to secure a posting in the accounts department of the empire at the recommendation of the historian Bhimsen. After some years he became a Diwan of the … Continue reading Revolt of Gangaram Nagar against the Mughals.

Kaundinya and the Hindu colonization of Kambujadesa.

The earliest state in Cambodia was the kingdom of Fu-nan. The kingdom was set up by Brahmana Hindu colonists from India. The story as per Chinese histories and the official legends of the kingdom regarding its foundation as recorded in the middle of the 3rd century AD goes as follows - "The sovereign of Fu-nan … Continue reading Kaundinya and the Hindu colonization of Kambujadesa.