There are many schools of thought in Hinduism

So, do all astika schools of thought believe that Ramayan and Mahabharata are real history and not mythology?

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    Vedanta believes they are real. Purva Mimamsa believes they are mythological. I'm not sure about the other 4 astika schools.
    – Ikshvaku
    Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 10:18
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    @DarkKnight There are many schools of vedanta. Advaita (Shankara), Vishishtadvaita (Ramanujacharya), Dvaita (Madhavacharya), Shuddhadvaita (Vallabhacharya), Achintya Bhedabheda (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), Dvaita advaita (Nimbarkacharya). There are subsects like ISKCON etc. All vedanta schools believe that ithihasas are real.
    Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 11:16
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    @DarkKnight ALL Vedanta sects believe that the Smritis contain historical facts.
    – Ikshvaku
    Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 11:41
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    There are 120 kings that ruled between mahabharata and invasions to India which was erased by britishers from Indian history. Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 15:54
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    Bro why are you giving your 120 valuable points for this? Please understand-not all schools need to accept them. Itihas were written to teach Bhakti Jnana and Karma indirectly to everyone with a bit of Samkya and Yoga also. Even Mimasarkas quoted it - like Kumarila Bhatta. Sorry if I offended you - I never wanted to. I was sad you are giving your valubale points Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 13:20


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