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Was absence of mention about brAhmanas, upanishads, aranyakas in Ramayana indicates that it had been composed much earlier to them?

I tried to find any mention of brAhmanas, upanishads, aranyakas in Ramayana, as they were supposed to have been composed in post vedic period, as Ramayana was. The following slokas are from 5th Sarga ...
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Timelines of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, and Upanishads

Can someone please give timelines of Ramayana, Mahabharta, Vedas, and Upanishads?
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Can firm calendar dates be assigned to scriptures and events described in them?

A book I read recently says that the only firm date is the history of ancient India is the invasion of Alexander (327-326 B.C.). Can anything more be said about this?
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Can the time lapsed from Ramayana to Mahabharata be inferred from scriptures?

We know Ramayana was before since Mahabharata talks about the killing of Ravana. If one looks at material life, nothing much seems to have changed. If anything Ramayana had superior technology such ...
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How many Rudras have been actually born?

We have been told that the Rudras were the incarnation of Lord Rudra (Shiva). Who they actually were and how many were they ? What were their duties ? and will they come again in future?
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Did Rama really call Buddha as a thief?

In 34th verse in 109 sarga of ayodhya kanda in valmiki Ramayana, the words यथा हि चोरः स तथा हि बुद्ध | appear. My question here is how did Buddha come to be referenced in Treta yuga?
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Lord Shree Rama ruled his kingdom for 11000 years?

How is it possible to rule a kingdom for so many years? Or was it like his kingdom followed his dynasty for so many years? Ravana lived more than Lord Shree Ram as per this link. How is this ...
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Smaller cycles of Kaala or Time

This wiki article mentions that Kali Yuga is 4,32,000 human years old. The length of the other Yugas is also in similar order of magnitude. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva, in this video, talks about smaller ...
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Does "Free Will" really exist, even if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern?

The concept of universe repeating itself is similar to philosophy of Eternal Return. Such philosophy is subscribed many ancient Indian philosophers as well. In brief: A finitely timed universe ...
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Which Yuga are we currently in? Numbers don't add up

I am interested in learning about Yugas. According to this Wikipedia article, Kali Yuga started around 3201 BCE, or BC. Same Wikipedia article also mentions: Acording to the Laws of Manu, one of ...
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In which Mahayuga and Manvantara, did King Bharatha, after whom India is called Bhārath, live?

Vishnu Purana says: उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् । वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।। uttaraṃ yatsamudrasya himādreścaiva dakṣiṇam varṣaṃ tadbhārataṃ nāma bhāratī yatra santatiḥ ...
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Is there any scientific or historical evidence that Ramayana is true? [duplicate]

I wanted to know whether there is any scientific or historical proof that the stories and events mentioned in Ramayana are true or is everything just a made-up story?
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What is the mystery of ayOnija (अयोनिज) births?

We will come across Sita in Valmiki Ramayana, as ayOnija - अयोनिज, a non-uterine birth. Similarly, in Mahabharata, we read about Draupadi and Dhristadyumna, who are also ayOnijas, borne out of fire. ...
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How qualities of humans change drastically from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga?

How People change their behavior to good and virtuous from evil, greedy and lewd within less time at the dawn of Satya Yuga? How can humans who are evil and bad change immediately?
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ISR says birthdate of Lord Rama is 10th January 5114 BC. What about Kalki avatar?

As per ISR scientific study and research, Lord Rama's birth date is calculated as 10th january 5114 BCE. They used a software named Planetorium, simulated arrangement of planets as per Valmiki ...

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