Social conditions in Ancient India as depicted through its Architecture
“INDIA, who had Once a title of VISHWAGURU, is on the journey of tracing its legacy back..”
The ARCHITECTURE of Ancient India, unveils a Lot about the RICHNESS OF INDIAN culture and HERITAGE even 1000,2000 and 3000 ,5000 years back..
India is the world’s oldest Continuous Civilisation.
India that is BHARAT, indicates a strong sense of History and civilisational Idea of India.
INDIA has the oldest, More extensive and EnduringTradition of Sculpture, ART, MUSIC, DANCE etc. of Any country.
INDIA’s Contribution to SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY,MATHEMATICS, MEDICAL ENGINEERING ,ENVIRONMENT, HYDRAULICS, ECONOMY have beenINEVITABLE.
BUT, The “CIVILISATIONAL WEALTH Of INDIA”has remained MISUNDERSTOOD And UNAPPRECIATED
This ARTICLE clearly SIGNIFIES that:
“INDIA BECOMING A VISHWAGURU is not TOMORROW’s Forecast But YESTERDAY’sREALITY”….
Remarkable knowledge of ancient India in the field of OBSTETRICIAN & GYNAECOLOGIST as depicted in our architecture
This picture from KUNDADAMBHAIRAVAR TEMPLE built 1000years ago, shows the complete process of human fertilisation.
This picture breaks the myth that human fertilisation was discovered in 19h century..
The “GRABH GRIHA” Or SACTUMSANCTORUM where the main deity resides, depicts that pregnancy was celebrated during Ancient India.
This architecture from 1000 yrs old ancient temple depicts how knowledgeable and Open our ancestors were in ancient times. There are 1000 of ancient Hindu temples showing pregnant women.
How ANCIENT women get to know about their pregnancy?
This carving in Ancient Hindu temple was 900 years ago showing ultrasound of a women to check the growth of baby…
This shows that modern technology was used to check the health of baby inside the womb.
This photo raises the question“Are we inventing new machines or Re-inventing AncientMachines”?
Caesarean delivery or C-section delivery is also part of social conditions of AncientIndia and must be as common as it is today.
Ancient text also has mention of C-section delivery named “SHALYA PRAYOGA”
Here you can see, the marks of C section delivery on the body of women carved in ancient Hindu temple.
The Most scientific process of Delivery Of baby in ANCIENT INDIA
In the Ancient “DARA SURAM TEMPLE” built 850 years ago shows the “STANDING DELIVERY” of women.
Benefits Of STANDING DELIVERY
Benefit of gravity to help baby descent
Better oxygenation of blood both in baby and mother
Veins and aorta of new born baby is not compressed
Labor will be shorter, Less painful
Does Ancient India had solution If the newborn baby has no heartbeat, or Slow heartbeat?
Of course YESS!
This architecture is fromAncient Hoyasaleshwar temple built 900 years ago.
Hercan clearly see that vaidya(Doctor) holding newborn baby in his lap, using a device on left side of chest that is Heart, most probably resembling as CPR device, used today to regain the heartbeat of new born baby.
BREAST CANCER DETECTING DEVICE
Here’s woman holding a device in her hand rubbing on her breast , fearing bout his future and crying which means there’s something miserable with her.
This device is some what identical to Today’s breast cancer detecting device.
REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS
One of the sculptures in Ancient Hindu temple Showing pictures ofElephants helping Mother elephant in delivering her baby elephant which today is also very normal
The Picture on the right side shows the process of pollination off lowers i.e reproduction in plants.
The above two sculptures shows that people in ancient India not only have knowledge bout human reproduction system but also the similar process in plants And animals.
SPORTS and ACROBATIC LIFE
The architecture on the wallsof “RAMAPPA TEMPLE”shows the different poses ofwrestling depicting theirenergetic sporting life andvarious Acrobatic postures.
Sports , Fitness have alwaysbeen the integral part ofhuman life in India, and thisstatement is being justified bythis ancient architecture.
KAMA: AN INTEGRAL PART OF HUMAN LIFE
In Bharat, The human life revolves around the the 4 basic Principals
These are the carvings on the walls of Ancient Temple at khujraho built in 10th century (1000 years ago)
This kind of architecture not only resembles the Openness in theIndian society , but also the Love relation btw the married couples.
One of the story behind these carvings of Mithun couples was that if the person entering into the temple is not deviated from its path of God even after seeing these pleasures of life.He is capable of meeting the god.
It was created to test the devotee that either he/she is ready to meet the god leaving behind all the worldly pleasures.
DIGNITY OF WOMEN IN ANCIENT INDIA
This is the wall carving of one of the temple in Tamil Nadu, where theMenstruation cycle of a women is being worshipped.
The Menstruation cycle was never seen as Taboo in ancient India.
The sculptures at RANI KI VAO and KHUJRAHO built around800-1000 years ago, showing that women is cherished in their every phase of life even in the younger age, Menstruation and old age.
The women in the sculpture has been shown using “Mascara” and“kind of lipstick” which breaks the myth that cosmetics is being invented inFrance in 19th century.
“All these carvings of Ancient Indian Architecture show theMight of Openness Indian Women had in Ancient India”
HERE’s MY ONE SIMPLE QUESTION - IF NOT HAMMER n CHISEL, THEN HOW???
It is propagated that “AncientIndia didn't have Modern equipments like Hammers chisels”…
But, These sculptures in Ramappa Temple built 1000years ago is contradictory to above statement.
The carvings, gaps, designs, patterns, architecture depicts how Modernised ,skilled andScientific the people of AncientIndia were..
COMMUNITY LIFE IN ANCIENT INDIA
DANCING WOMEN on sculptures of Ancient Hindu Temple withHappiness, celebrating Festivals and occasions together along withcommunity gathering, Living in Harmony with Animals, CollectiveWorking was common during Ancient India..
SOME BONUS THREAD….
In 2017, Seven Multigrain suger balls(LADDOOS) dating back to 2600BCE were discovered during the Excavation at Harappan site In Rajasthan.
Laddoos were found well preserved as a hard structure had fallen in such a manner that it acted as a roof over them and saved them from getting crushed.
These suger balls have been made of Ragi, Millet, Jowar which is the ultimate source of protein, helping combating malnourished and IDEAL food during pregnancy, menstruation cycle and for Breast feeding Mothers
At this JUNCTURE,
One Thing is clear That “ANCIENT INDIA” must guide “The MODERN BHARAT” to Reclaim its LOST GLORY OF“VISHWAGURU”…