Vedas,Smritis And Ambedkar
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya - Nov 15, 2015
Ambedkar rejected the Aryan race/ invasion theory. He admired the Vedic civilization, and saw the implementation of the Manu Smriti as the beginning of the degeneration of Hindu society, from casteism to the treat...
Brihadishvara Temple complex in Thanjavur - The pyramidal gateway at entrance - 1868
Photograph of the Brihadishvara Temple complex in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. Thanjavu...
General view from outside of the west gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple, Rameswaram - 1895
Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara temple at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is situated on the sacre...
View of the interior of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshwara Temple, Rameswaram - 1882
Photograph of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas and Company in c.1882, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is...
Rameswaram Pagoda, Island of Paumben. Entrance passage as seen from west gateway - 1868
Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara Temple complex in Rameswaram from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. This complex i...
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF PANCHAMUKHI HANUMAN
NEPAL, LATE MALLA PERIOD, CIRCA 1702
The shaft with a Nepali inscription translated, "On the 9th of the bright half of the month of Jyestha Nepal Samvat 822 [1702CE] King Bhupatindra Malla had [this sculpture] made for the occasion of the Siddhagni kot...
Watercolour painting on paper of Marichi, a Rishi and son of Brahma. He is shown standing in a flat landscape. He wears a red dhoti with a gold shawl tied over his chest. He wears wooden sandals and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a pot. A long string of beads h...
Watercolour painting on paper of Angiras, a Vedic Rishi. He is shown wearing a yellow dhoti with matching shawl draped over his shoulder. He wears wooden sandals on his feet and has two strings of beads around his neck. He holds a walking stick in his right hand and a bunch of grass. In his left ...
Two leaves from an illustrated manuscript, probably of the Ramayana
Shorapur, late 18th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, one and two columns of text in nasta'liq script in black ink with one heading in red, intercolumnar rules in black, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, probably trim...