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sara siddiqui

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Sara Siddiqui Ancient Indians The himalayas are huge mountains circling India
very important to both Hindus and Buddhas.
The god Himavat or the god of snow was believed to live there.
Many buddhist sites are along the himalayas.
The himalaya also provided a border for te sub continent.
Also holds on to cold winds preventing coldness.
Himalayas! The Mauryan empire, led by chandragupta.
Battled with Alexander the great.
Enhanced trade.
Came with the rise of buddhism
Ashoka had 33 edicts or new laws made onto stone pillars. About buddhism.
322 -184 BC Mauryan Empire Began as hunters and gatherers

The first indians lived on the banks of the indus valley river.

They believed that the first human came from a golden egg that landed on earth as the sea churned.
Water was essential to their lives
Examples of ancient cities: Dholovira, and Harappa
Water was sacred to them. START OF THE INDIANS! Ancient Indian religion India was all Hindu. ( from 1000 B.C)
religion from the Aryans.
composed poems of praise for their "gods" or vedas.
many rituals, believed in reincarnation.
eventually got tired of Hinduism and doubted vedas.
start of new religion
Siddhartha Gautana, felt he needed more in life, preached Buddhism, meditation and peace.
get rid of hatred, greed and ignorance, lead them to a blissful state called ninvana.
after the of Buddhism came ruling of Mauryan empire led by Chandragupta. "rank" people in their societies.
scholar or a priest you would be a brahmin.
soldier or warrior you would be a kshatriya.
merchant you would be a vaishiya.
manual worker you would be classified as a sudra.
"untouchables" you would be a dalit.
In islam we dont have these ranks, everyone is equal. Mathematical influences Geography India is called a sub continent because it is believed that years ago the "island" of India smashed into Asia.
The indus valley was where the first civilizations formed (of India). Its banks provided for the people.
The Himalayan mountains are sacred both in Hinduism and Buddhism.
The independence year was when the Indians and Pakistanis stopped fighting. 1947
The got part and Indians got a part. Caste system: Civilization
archeology done in areas showed public pools, wells, clever water canals, and more.
The water "canals" were like reservoirs holding water and filtering it to where it was needed. River being the main source.
brought more and more people to the civilizations.
Aryans arrived in 1000 - 1500 BC.
They moved to India and Persia.
defeated the natives.
first to use iron and bring horses.
The ancient Indians invented many of the mathematical theories, one being decimal and place value system, as well as multiplication.
These concepts are widely used all over the world.
This shows how their work pays off and has an influence on us. Monsoons Monsoons were heavy rains that were blown into the area by harsh winds.
They caused floods into the land, but indians had way to use water.
The water was very sacred to the indians.
The monsoons also swelled up the rivers providing more. CONCLUSION
The ancient indians were polytheistic, meaning they worshipped many gods, unlike us as muslims we worship one.
Monotheism is worshipping the creator, whereas, polytheism is the worship of the creation.
And while we worship Allah our fitra is pure and clean, whereas if we worship many gods, our fitra is doubtful and shaken.
Prophet Ibrahim showed the people that the creator cannot be created by us. The creator does not remain silent instead of doing tings to defend himself.
In modern India we still see signs of the culture of the ancients. like the mathematical knowledge, as well as the caste system, as well as the religion.

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