The History of Hindu India, Component One particular: From Ancient Instances

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“The History of Hindu India” (Component One particular) was produced by the editors of Hinduism These days magazine in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of Historical past, California State University Northridge. It is meant to supply an genuine presentation of the early background of India and Hinduism for use in American 6th grade social study courses, as nicely as Hindu temple research groups and general presentations on the Hindu religion and historical past.

This documentary is primarily based on the first chapter of the textbook, The Background of Hindu India, published in 2011. It covers Indian history from the Indus-Saraswati Civilization up to the Gupta time period (to 300 ce). The Hindu idea of God is explained, along with the key ideas of karma, dharma, ahimsa and reincarnation, the practice of temple worship, main saints and the major Hindu scriptures.

For far more data and for class lesson ideas based mostly on the guide, pay a visit to This documentary is directed and produced by Sushma Khadepaun made and narrated by Roger (Raj) Narayan. Funded by the Uberoi Foundation, Institute for Curriculum Advancement, this movie may possibly be freely distributed for educational purposes.

Agra IND – Agra Fort Musamman Burj and Taj Mahal
Agra Fort, is a monument, a UNESCO Globe Heritage internet site situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about two.5 km northwest of its much more renowned sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be far more accurately described as a walled city.

Agra Fort was initially a brick fort, held by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs. It was talked about for the initial time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sikandar Lodi (1488–1517) was the 1st Sultan of Delhi who shifted to Agra and lived in the fort. He governed the nation from right here and Agra assumed the relevance of the second capital. He died in the fort at 1517 and his son, Ibrahim Lodi, held it for nine many years till he was defeated and killed at Panipat in 1526. Many palaces, wells and a mosque were built by him in the fort in the course of his time period.
Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya who won Agra in 1553 and once again 1556 defeating Akbar’s army.

Soon after the First Battle of Panipat in 1526, Mughals captured the fort and seized a vast treasure, including the diamond later on acknowledged as the Koh-i-Noor. The victorious Babur stayed in the fort in the palace of Ibrahim and developed a baoli (step effectively) in it. The emperor Humayun was crowned here in 1530. Humayun was defeated at Bilgram in 1540 by Sher Shah. The fort remained with Suris till 1555, when Humanyun recaptured it. The Hindu king Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, also known as ‘Hemu’, defeated Humanyun’s army, led by Iskandar Khan Uzbek, and won Agra. Hemu got a huge booty from this fort and went on to capture Delhi from the Mughals. The Mughals beneath Akbar defeated King Hemu lastly at the 2nd Battle of Panipat in 1556.

Realizing the relevance of its central scenario, Akbar made it his capital and arrived in Agra in 1558. His historian, Abdul Fazal, recorded that this was a brick fort acknowledged as ‘Badalgarh’ . It was in a ruined situation and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone from Barauli area in Rajasthan. Architects laid the foundation and it was created with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some four,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573.

It was only for the duration of the reign of Akbar’s grandson, Shah Jahan, that the site took on its recent state. Legend has it that Shah Jahan built the gorgeous Taj Mahal for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. As opposed to his grandfather, Shah Jahan tended to have buildings produced from white marble, frequently inlaid with gold or semi-valuable gems. He destroyed some of the earlier buildings inside the fort to make his own.

At the end of his lifestyle, Shah Jahan was deposed and restrained by his son, Aurangzeb, in the fort. It is rumoured that Shah Jahan died in Muasamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony with a see of the Taj Mahal.

The fort was the internet site of a battle for the duration of the Indian rebellion of 1857, which caused the end of the British East India Company’s rule in India, and led to a century of dire.ct rule of India by Britaint also is red in colour.

Musamman Burj also known as the Saman Burj or the Shah-burj, is a beautiful octagonal tower standing shut to the Shah Jahan’s private hall Diwan-e-Khas in Agra Fort.

Musamman Burj was created by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is mentioned that at first a modest marble palace developed by Akbar was situated at this website, which was later on demolished by Jehangir to erect new buildings. Shah Jahan in his turn chose this internet site to erect the multi-storied marble tower inlaid with valuable stones for Mumtaz Mahal. It was built among 1631-forty and gives exotic views of the renowned Taj Mahal.

The Musamman Burj is made of delicate marble lattices with ornamental niches so that the women of the court could gaze out unseen. The decoration of the walls is pietra dura. The chamber has a marble dome on prime and is surrounded by a verandah with a stunning carved fountain in the center.

The tower seems to be out in excess of the River Yamuna and is traditionally considered to have one particular of the most poignant views of the Taj Mahal. It is here that Shah Jahan along with his preferred daughter Jahanara Begum had invested his last handful of years as a captive of his son Aurangzeb. He lay here on his death bed while gazing at the Taj Mahal in Agra.
By Daniel Mennerich on 2013-ten-12 07:59:44

50 thoughts on “The History of Hindu India, Element One particular: From Ancient Occasions”

  1. Shiva and Shakti the only religion to see the feminine aspect of God and in such a beautiful way. I am not a Hindu by birth but I am a yogi thanks to India.

  2. Hinduism is a peaceful religion ..come and let us spread Hinduism .. proud to be indian .. proud to be Hinduism..

  3. I like so many aspects of Hinduism including learning from many gurus, to help a person ultimately find their own god within, Atman, their own essence, thus Hinduism aims to empower people and ultimately be their own guru. As well as a vegan, I respect Hinduism fundamental, cornerstone principle all of life is sacred, and to evolve a human must be kind to all life! Thus people whom are eating meat and do not need too, are creating much karma and inner turmoil for themselves. Living with compassion for oneself and all beings is a reward in itself. Wishing peace and joy to everyone.

  4. Excellent video..thnks 4 uploading…..Gyana (education) brings enlightenment which will guide us to truth & truth is Ishwara(God), this is the core value of hinduism. U may be born in any form but u can reach to Ishwara through Gyana(education),Raja(meditation),Karma(action) or Bhakti(devotion). I spend my time in Europe,my friends & colleagues love Hinduism so much.

  5. I m a atheist but if I want to choose a religion I will definitely choose Hinduism.
    despite I m atheist m proud hindu and Indian.

  6. i m an ex muslim of india nd i converted to hinduism,, it is very peaceful religion, i believe that my ancestors were hindus too,, so i imm, it teaches u only love faith nd respect to othets ???

  7. Great documentary and easy to follow, but the music is a bit too loud and distracting. Maybe better to have it at a lower volume while the narrator is speaking.

  8. what an interesting religion. I have never known a religion to be entirely flexible with its worshiping practices and being open to people believing it how they want. That’s one thing that turns me off about other religions; the fear factor that if you don’t follow this particular religion then you go to hell. That always just came off as manipulative and a method of control. So it is neat to see a religion not use that, makes it seem much more honest.

  9. Thanking your honor,Raj naryan: what is the truth on the earth?we see the lord sun directly.this the truth? from the past history giving us a proof of only two civilization,Aaryas,Dravidas,:the Hinduism is the only holy life style of holy souls?the worshiping of mother nature,the Aryas,worshiped,lord sun,moon.stars,the trees and river too? THE MOTTO OF HINDUISUM IS VASUDHAV KOOTOOMBAKAM!the lamp is the sign of lord shiva!air,water,food,animals are also worshiped as the god head! today the non-violence will the bring the happiness on the universe!save water ,trees,animals for happy future!,thanks!

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