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(2) Bhartiya Civilization After the Destruction of the Mahabharat War, And the Harappan Culture

(2) Bhartiya Civilization After the Destruction of the Mahabharat War, And the Harappan Culture

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Published by: Vishnu Prakash Nangath on Oct 24, 2011
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By hindudatabase
Bhartiya civilization after the destruction of theMahabharat war, and the Harappan culture
The Mahabharat war (3139 BC) had shattered the economy andabolished many localized civilizations of India. There were thousands of kings and millions of people who died in that war. That much loss of population in those days was a big thing, and, as a consequence of thewar, big patches of uninhabited land lay stretched across thesubcontinent. There were no common roads in those days to join twodistant states of India, and thus, the communication between them wasbleak. In that situation, the people, living in different locations of India,developed their own culture and their own communicating languagewhich had classical or locally spoken Sanskrit background and the imageof original Bhartiya civilization.Time went on and gradually Brahmi script and Pali language developedin India. Pali language was liberally used to write the tenets of Buddhism. The prime Vedic civilization of Bharatvarsh would have beenconcentrated in Mathura, Allahabad and Varanasi areas which werealways the center of Bhartiya culture and scriptural education.People living around the Indus valley gradually developed theircivilization. It was later on called the Harappan culture or Harappancivilization and was considered to exist around 2700-2500 BC. But itappears that that civilization was totally out of touch with themainstream of Bhartiya culture, that’s why their linguistic and literarydevelopments remained in a very primitive shape. The inscriptions of Harappan civilization are found on seals and tablets in the form of signswhich very much resemble Phoenician and Semitic signs that were
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developed around 1500 to 1000 BC and which became the prototypefor the development of all the writing systems of the western world.
But, on the other hand, we have the historical record, documented inthe Bhagwatam itself (Bhag. Ma. 6/94, 95, 96) that in 3072 BC, 2872BC and 2842 BC, three public programs of the recitation of theBhagwatam and the discourses on Krishn
had happened inwhich Saints and the devotees participated.
We have thus two entirely different views about the civilization of Indiain almost the same period of time. To understand this situation I willgive you an example: Suppose someone, who has never been to Indiaand has only heard about it becomes curious and desires to see India.He and his younger brother in two helicopters approach India andprepare to land. One person lands near Bhabha Research Center(Bombay), interviews some people and talks to the research scientistsof the Center and departs for his homeland. The other person loses thetrack and ends up landing in a jungle clearing where the tribal natives(called the
) come to see the helicopter which is like a celestialmachine for them. The person, baffled with the findings and unable tounderstand the tribal language, comes back home, disgusted anddisappointed, where he finds his brother excitedly talking about all thegood things of India. Both brothers tell their stories and both find ithard to believe each other. But both are facts, and both situationssimultaneously exist.Thus, during the period of the Harappan culture, in some areas of theGanges valley, India did have its advanced civilization and the scholarsof Sanskrit language because the discourses on the Bhagwatam were inSanskrit language; and you should know that India is never bereft of such Sages and Saints who hold the knowledge of all the scriptures intheir Divine mind.

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