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Kashmir Smast. The Earliest Seat of Hindu Learning

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Centre for Gandharan and Buddhist Studies , Peshawar, Pakistan
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The Kashmir Smast (Urdu: کشمیر سمست ‎) caves, also called Kashmir Smats (کشمیر سمتس), are a series of natural limestone caves, artificially expanded from the Kushan to the Shahi periods, situated in the Babuzai Sakrah mountains in the Katlang Valley Mardan in Northern ing to recent scholarship based on a rare series of bronze coins and artifacts found in the.

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This was a great revelation to Shankara. He realized that there was lot to learn from ordinary people of Kashmir.

In the 11th century Ramanujacharya visited Kashmir. Here he wrote Sri Bhashya based on Brahma Sutra which was available only in Kashmir. The book was shown to them only in the library and they were not allowed to make any notes. Kashmir: A Major Hub of Hindu & Buddhist Culture.

The earliest recorded history of Kashmir by Kalhan begins at the time of the Mahabharata war. In the 3rd century BC, emperor Ashoka introduced Buddhism in the valley, and Kashmir became a major hub of Hindu culture by the 9th century AD.

It was the birthplace of the Hindu sect called Kashmiri. The Hindu caste system of the Kashmir region was influenced by the influx of Buddhism from the time of Asoka, around the third century BCE, and a consequence of this was that the traditional lines of varna were blurred, with the exception of that for the Brahmins.

Another notable feature of early Kashmiri society was the relative high regard in which women were held when compared to their.

Etymology. According to folk etymology, the name "Kashmir" means "desiccated land" (from the Sanskrit: Ka = water and shimeera = desiccate). In the Rajatarangini, a history of Kashmir written by Kalhana in the midth century, it is stated that the valley Kashmir Smast.

The Earliest Seat of Hindu Learning book Kashmir was formerly a lake. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was drained by the great rishi or sage, Kashyapa, son of Marichi.

The unknown years of Jesus (also called his silent years, lost years, or missing years) generally refers to the period of Jesus's life between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry, a period not described in the New Testament. The "lost years of Jesus" concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature (where it at times also refers to his possible post-crucifixion activities.

Kashmir Smast, anciently known as Mūjavata and the land of soma, remained the earliest known Hindu seat of learning and historically an important sacred place in the religious landscape of Gandhāra. In a room opposite an ancient temple in Srinagar, four men - two Hindu and two Muslim - are hotly debating the "forced" exodus of hundreds of thousands of.

Kashmir region became a very important center of Hindu Dharma since pre-historic times. Construction of beautiful temples dedicated to the different Hindu deity started during the reign of many different Hindu Kings until the 13th century.

Most of. The book’s central claim is that Dogra rule in Kashmir was a veritable Hindu rule over Muslim subjects. The general belief in the Valley is that this persists in the form of Indian rule over.

Kohi is an undeciphered writing system used in Gandhara (in what is now Afghanistan and Pakistan) and Central Asia from the 3rd century BC to the eighth century ani archaeologist M. Nasim Khan was the first to discover inscriptions written in a previously unknown script.

[citation needed] The name Kohi for the script was also first coined by Khan. This freeze was upheld by the Supreme Court. The J&K Assembly has 87 seats — 46 in Kashmir, 37 in Jammu and 4 in Ladakh. Twenty-four seats are reserved for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The freeze, some political parties argue, has created inequity for Jammu region. Authentic sources of Kashmir history are Nilmata Purana (complied c. – CE) and Rajatarangini ( CE).

Kalhana’s Rajatarangini (River of Kings), has all the Sanskrit verses of which were completed by CE, and chronicles the history of Kashmir’s dynasties from Mahabharata times to 12th century CE ( years of history and complete list of Kashmir Kings). The Muslim and Hindu peoples of Kashmir have lived in relative harmony and friendliness since the 13th century when Islam first became the majority religion in Kashmir.

The Sufi-Islamic way of life that ordinary Muslims followed in Kashmir complemented the rishi tradition of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus), leading to a syncretic culture where Hindus.

The annexation of Kashmir Monday marked a victory for the Hindu nationalism of Prime Minister Modi's party. The bid faced few obstacles in Parliament. Almost a year after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was revoked on August 5 last year, over two dozen mainstream leaders of.

Despite repeated assertions of its right to a permanent seat at the UN Security Council, India’s campaign for expansion of the UNSC has slowed down, available official statements suggest. The Hindus of the Kashmir Valley, were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of being targeted by JKLF and Islamist insurgents during late and early Of the approximatelytoHindus living in the Kashmir Valley in only 2,–3, remain there in 19 January is widely remembered by Kashmiri Hindus as the tragic "exodus day" of being forced out.

S eventy years after partition, the annexation of Kashmir by India is the endgame of Devraj, the Hindu nationalist businessman protagonist of. A mythological legend, based on oral traditions, states that Lahore was named after Lava, son of the Hindu god Rama, who supposedly founded the city.

To this day, the Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava (also pronounced Loh, hence "Loh-awar" or The Fort of Loh).

Likewise, the Ravi River that flows through.

Description Kashmir Smast. The Earliest Seat of Hindu Learning FB2

The very first piece of Hindu-Muslim antagonism assembly where the Muslim Conference swept a majority of the seats. In Julythe Jammu and Kashmir. The book should be of interest to. Kashmir’s Brahmans acquired great proficiency in Persian under Muslim rule and distinguished themselves as great poets and prose writers.

Such people did great service to Sanskrit literature and Kashmir was one of the most notable seats of learning in ancient India. Scholars came from far and wide to complete their studies. Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian the midth century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjalthe term encompasses a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and.

Akrita Reyar: Tell us something about your book The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini. Shonaleeka Kaul: My book is a new cultural history/anthropology of Kashmir that challenges a number of assumptions, clichés and misconceptions about the Valley which have taken root in academic, popular and political.

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Section 2 South Asia) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery Reviews: 2. In the Alxon coins of the Kashmir Smast, we find mainly Hindu symbols, in particular those associated with Siva (also adopted by Buddhists of the region), including the dharmachakra, the mirror, the trishula, scepter, and others.

Persian symbols such as the pomegranate and Senmurv are also featured. He studied in Baghdad and then traveled widely, first through Central Asia and then to Kashmir, where he arrived induring the reign of the last Hindu king of Kashmir, Raja Suha Dev.

After a brief stay in Kashmir, he left, but returned almost 30. I study this theme of sparsa in selected texts of non-dualistic Trika Saivism of Kashmir, especially Utpaladeva’s Sivastotravali (tenth century) and Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka (eleventh century).

The following text is the English translation and revised version of the first chapter of my dissertation which I concluded in June.

Disputed between India and Pakistan, Kashmir contains a large majority of Muslims subject to the laws of a predominantly Hindu and increasingly "Hinduized" India. How did religion and politics become so enmeshed in defining the protest of Kashmir's Muslims against Hindu rule? This book reaches beyond standard accounts that look to the partition of India for an explanation.1/5(4).The Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir or Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JIJK) is a cadre-based Soco-religio-political organisation in Jammu and Kashmir, distinct from the Jamaat-e-Islami organisation's stated position on the Kashmir conflict is that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the issue must be sorted as per UN or through tripartite talks between India and Pakistan and the.It was also an important learning seat of Kashmiri Hindu and the old script of Kashmiri language Sharda has derived its name from the place having the historical background.