My view that Indian Puranas,Ithihasas,Ramayana,Mahabharatha,Literary works of Kalidasa,Kalhana in Sanskrit and the Tamil Classics of the Sangam Era and later works including the works of Azhwars,the worshipers of Vishnu and Nayanmars,worshipers of Shiva are recorded History of India.
We tend to treat the Puranas and Ithihasas as fiction and figment of imagination and the litereary works as mere hyperbole.
Nothing can be farther from Truth.
Puranas and Ithihasas ,no doubt talk of spirituality but they are also facts.
Similarly the Sanskrit and Tamil literature might contain exquisitely composed allegories,descriptive hyperboles of Kings’achievements and Nature,they also contain facts,geographical and historical.
This is evidenced by a careful reading of these Texts,starting from the Vedas through Ramayana,Mahabharatha,Puranas and Tamil Sangam Classics .
The facts mentioned can be verified against Geological,Historical facts as found in foreign literature and physical verification of Geographical descriptions.
This blog has details of such verified facts and they can be accessed undr Hinduism,Tamils Category.
I have been concentrating on the texts mentioned above save Sanskrit literature.
Now I begin by exploring the Raghuvamsa by Kalidasa,which details the Dynasty of Raghu of Ikshvaku Dynasty.
Lord Rama,who is from Ikshvaku Dynasty,is of such great stature that one does not bither about Rama’s illustrious ancestors,say Dillepa and Raghu.
Raghu was so powerful that Kalidasa named his epic as Raghuvamsa,the Raghu Dynasty.
Kalidasa records that Raghu invaded Cetral Asia and middle east and conquered them
He defeated the Central Asians,the Chinese, the ancestors of the Arabs and White Huns.
Please read my article on Huns.
‘The warrior Raghu leads a military expedition to Transoxiana. He defeats and subjugates local people along the way (presumably on his march through Central Asia) until he reaches the Vankshu, as the ancient Indians called the Oxus River. There, Raghu’s army battles the Hepthalites, or White Huns, whom the Indians called Hunas and Mlecchas (barbarians). The Hepthalites are defeated, and the Raghuvamsha boasts of “The exploits of Raghu, whose valor expressed itself amongst the husbands of the Huna women, became manifest in the scarlet colour of their cheeks.”
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