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Introduction (Short)

The Itihasa Gurukul presents the history from 10 million Hindu scriptures written in the last 10,000+ years. The objective is to educate students about the rich history of India and its culture that has always embraced peace, harmony, equality, justice, family values and Dharma.

Introduction (Full)

India has a dynamic history and culture spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. The history of India is older than the legend, and the word used for this is Itihasa. Itihasa can be loosely translated to the word “History,” but its actual meaning is “This is indeed what happened.” As the Indologists continue to research, they find more scientific evidence to support Indian civilization and its existence for millions of years.

The ancient history of India includes two major Iithasa epics. Indian researchers [1] have dated Ramayana to 12209 BCE using 500 specific observations and Mahabharata to 5561 BCE using more than 300 specific observations. These texts are part of the Smriti tradition, which is heard, recited, and passed down through generations in the Gurukul system. Apart from this, Indian history can be found in thousands of other texts from Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Agamas, Yoga, Science, Math and other texts. The 10 million scriptures of Hinduism contain very fine details of its civilization. Ramayana contains the entire lineage of its main character Rama. Similarly, most of the scriptures contain the complete lineage of its main characters. India is probably among the very few civilizations on this earth that have preserved its traditions over thousands of years.

To further understand Indian history, it can be divided into the following major segments.

  • Ancient History 40,000+ years to 500 CE

  • Medieval History 500 CE to 1700 CE

  • Modern History 1700 CE to Independence 1947

  • Post-Independence 1947 to date

Ancient History 40,000+ years to 500 CE

This is the golden period where Hinduism was discovered, and thousands of texts were written by the great Rishis of ancient India. During this period, Indian civilization flourished.

Science and Mathematics were highly developed during the ancient period in India. Most Indian scriptures Vedas, Sutras, Purana, Mahabharata, Ramayana and thousands more, contain science. For Hindus, science is a part of culture, religion and rituals. It is amazing to know that many theories of modern-day mathematics and science were actually known to ancient Indians. However, since ancient Indian scientists followed oral tradition, the majority of knowledge was spread through speech and was not documented. Over time the majority of knowledge acquired by ancient Indians has been lost. However, in the past hundreds of years, the world has rediscovered this ancient knowledge and has documented and claimed as their own. Moreover, the foreigners ruled over most of the world for a long time, which empowered them to claim superiority in every way, including in the field of knowledge.


Why Science was so Important in Ancient India

The aim behind the development of the science during ancient India was the need to have accurate calendars, a better understanding of climate and rainfall patterns for timely sowing and choice of crops, fixing the dates of seasons and festivals, navigation, calculation of time and casting of horoscopes for use in astrology. Knowledge of astronomy, particularly knowledge of the tides and the stars, was of great importance in trade due to the requirement of crossing the oceans and deserts during the night hours.


Ancient Indian Discoveries

  • Discovery of Pi, Zero and Infinity

  • Decimal & Binary number system, Ruler, Weighing scale

  • Discovery of Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, calculation of area of circle and sphere, length of an arc, chord, Permutation and Combination and First Order equation

  • Bodhayana Theorem, now known as Pythagoras theorem

  • Discovery of the equator line, the discovery of various planets, earth’s orbit and Surya Siddhanta

  • The shape of the earth, laws of motion, discovery of Gravity by Brhamagupta, Quantum Mechanics, Astrophysics and Astrology

  • Discovery of Yoga and Meditation

  • Discovery of Ploughing, Cotton and Jute Cultivation

  • Sugar refinement, Metallurgy, Zinc, Steel and Lead refinement

  • The first school of medicine, Ayurveda and Siddha medicine, cataract surgery, first nasal surgery, plastic surgery and anaesthesia

  • The first book of grammar by Panini

  • Game of Chess, Kabaddi and Ludo

  • The first education system called Gurukul


 Ancient Indian Scientists

  • 861 Rishis who wrote 4 Vedas

  • Baudhayan, Aryabhatta, Brahmgupta, Bhaskaracharya, Kanad, Varahamihira, Nagarjuna, Susruta, Charak, Patanjali and many more


Medieval History 500 CE to 1700 CE

This is the period where India faced Islamic invasion and fought against them. This history is full of valour of Indian kings, clans, individuals who fought against the brutalities of invaders. This contains the Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Pallavas, the Pandyas, the Senas, the Pratiharas, the Rashtrakutas, Maratha Empire, Harsha empire, Chero Dynasty, Kalachuri dynasty, Kakatiya kingdom, Kamarupa kingdom, Vijaynagar empire, Gajapati kingdom, Ahom Kingdom, Kamata Kingdom, Rajputs, Sikh empires, etc.

Modern History 1700 CE to Independence 1947

This is the period where India faced a British invasion.


Post-Independence 1947 to date

This period is where India finally got freed and become a sovereign country.

Goals and Objectives

  • To develop courses, lectures, seminars and exhibitions about the rich history of Indian civilization



  • eYogi Gurukul students

  • All other interested community kids

  • All adults interested in learning



  • At least 2 courses/year by 2022

Support Infrastructure

  • Itihasa Gurukul Setup in Teams

  • Video editing software – provided by eYogi Gurukul (subject to approval by Trustees)

  • Video editing resources – To be decided

Itihasa Library

  • Coming soon

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