Ancient Indian history

• Proto-Vedic Period (16000-14500 BCE)

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10 | The Chronology of India : From Manu to Mahabharata

• Vedic Period (14500-10500 BCE)

Ādiyuga : The era of early Manu dynasty (14500-14000 BCE) Devayuga: The Vedic Period (14000-11000 BCE)

The Great Flood in Vaivasvata Manu’s Kingdom (11200 BCE) Vedic Sarasvati River lost in Thar Desert (10950 BCE)

Later Rigvedic Period (11500-10500 BCE)

Post-Vedic Sarasvati River started flowing westwards (10950- 10000 BCE)

• The Post-Vedic Period (10500-6777 BCE)

The submergence of the city of Dvāravatī (9400-9300 BCE) The recompilation of Avestā, i.e., Asuraveda (7000 BCE)

The epoch of the end of the 28th Krita Yuga (6778-6777 BCE)

• The 28th Tretā Yuga (6777-5577 BCE)

The Rāmāyaṇa era (5677-5577 BCE)

The birth date of Sri Rāma (3rd Feb 5674 BCE)

• The 28th Dvāpara Yuga (5577-3176 BCE)

The epoch of Yudhiṣṭhira’s Rājasūya and his coronation in Indraprastha (3188 BCE)

The epoch of the Mahābhārata war and Yudhiṣṭhira era (3162 BCE)

• The Epoch of the 28th Kaliyuga (3176 BCE) [The Mahābhārata] The epoch of the 28th Kaliyuga (3173-3172 BCE)[Āryabhaṭa]

The epoch of the 28th Kaliyuga (3101 BCE) [Lāṭadeva’s Sūrya Siddhānta]

The submergence of Dwārakā city of the Mahābhārata era in a tsunami (3126 BCE)

The disappearance of Post-Vedic Sarasvati and Dṛṣadvati Rivers (3000 BCE)

The internal archaeo-astronomical data of ancient Indian literature clearly indicates that India has the continuous chronological history of more than 16500 years starting from the time of Brahma and his son Svāyambhuva Manu (14500 BCE

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