Memory of Dissapearance of River Dṛśadvatī

  1. Why 1900 BCE, I have never understood, probably due to the mature Harappan phase with metallurgy, but why 3102 BC, because this is the timeframe, we have been fed, with Kaliyuga beginning.
  2. For that matter MBH also must have happened in the vicinity of 3102 BC and for that matter Rg veda continued till these times due to the presence of MBH king Devapi — Sāṃtanu in Rg veda. No one goes beyond this time frame as they compare the AIT and OIT during this time frame with the reference to the word Arya present in Rg veda and accordingly go towards the studies of genetics to resolve them, finally saying that there was no invasion in India. Apparently they miss the big picture of what Rg veda, Ramayana and MBH is trying to say. Daśarājña war does say that their was a type of invasion by our own expelled people. Casualties were very low since the population then was very less and thus would not reflect much via genetics in the history. It was not that catastophic like MBH war where the population proportion Male vs Female dropped to 1:16 during 5000–6000 BCE. Some have argued that even African population had the similar dip, for that matter I would say even those tribes participated, had to participate, since the trade with IVC was in full fledge with the (north and middle) Africans as well from beyond Sumerians. Some of the names of the tribes present in MBH are so obscure thus lost into antiquity as to who they were, probably belong to Africans.
  3. They forget to create the holistic picture of Rg veda, w.r.t geology, river morphology, geo-tectonic conditions of Himalayas, vegetation taxa present during those times, study of geographical names, onomastic studies of river and geographical land names ( for example Nābhā, Pṛthvi, Ilāyāspada, etc. ) and their association with the people of different dynastic tribes, and especially with the wars.

We have a memory of Dṛśadvatī disappearing from a place called Triplakṣa.

Vedic index of Names and Subject

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Rupa Bhaty

Rupa Bhaty

Architect and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Indic studies, Institute of Advanced Sciences, MA, USA