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comment From whom did Gandhi learn his protest technique of non-violence?
Gandhi was born Hindu. Not Jain. His family religion is Hinduism.
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comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
Then more research needs to be done on the concepts of Hindu time and distance. Until then , the scientific mindset should at least give a theory the benefit of the doubt.
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comment From whom did Gandhi learn his protest technique of non-violence?
The founder of Jainism was born a Hindu and borrowed several Hindu doctrines and attempted to reform them. One of the tenets of Hinduism is "ahimsO paramO dharmaha" meaning "Non-violence is the supreme moral rectitude (to be adopted by all)". Also see wiki.answers.com/Q/Impact_of_jainism
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comment When and by whom was the Tirupati Tirumala temple in India built?
The deity enshrined in the TTD temple- Venkateswara Swamy
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comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
The Bhagavata Purana and Bhavishyottara purana also tell stories of kings and kingdoms to come. The rise of Christ and Mohammed are also mentioned in these puranas but as harbingers to the future. That is not an indication of the age of the purana itself.
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answered When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
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comment When was the concept of “weekly day off” first introduced in Indian Subcontinent?
@MonsterTruck You are right to doubt the claim that Saturday was a rest day. Hindu did not have a weekly day off but had many rituals around days in a fortnight. For e.g., the 11th day of each fortnight (AKA ekadasi) was demarcated for limited food intake, withdrawal of sensual gratification and prayer. Similarly, there are many days in the Hindu calendar set aside for similar observances.
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comment When was the concept of “weekly day off” first introduced in Indian Subcontinent?
Is uposatha same as upavasam ?
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answered When and by whom was the Tirupati Tirumala temple in India built?
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comment What was the first known war in history?
@RISwampYankee - The Mahabharata was written in Sanskrit. The Vedas were passed down orally. That said, I understand what you are saying.
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comment What was the first known war in history?
@ T.E.D-I would be more comfortable if this "no known literate civilization" claim is made with reference knowledge gathered by the Western world using "Western" literary and thought constructs.Also just a point of interest, civilization does not have to mean writing. Certain knowledge (e.g. Vedas) was traditionally passed down by word of mouth.I am not trying to cloud history with religion but trying to offer a perspective that the knowledge that we are privy to is not absolute and there are cultures whose study may expand our knowledge-base.So, I would say civilization=culture not writing.
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comment What was the first known war in history?
@ Monstertruck- Unfortunately,anything related to ancient India or the vedic period is tied to religion and references are drawn from ancient texts. If you are not a believer, they don't make a lot of sense. Let me see if I can find more suitable evidence. I do remember seeing research a few years ago that dated the Rig Veda to be 8000 yrs old.
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answered What was the first known war in history?
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answered When did propaganda or the influence of Media first start to have effect?
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