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Monday, September 12, 2005

 

Raghuvamsaa Kings

We know much about the life and characteristics of the Ikshvaaku dynasty of kings (popularly known as) Raghuvamsa dynasty, from the works of Mahakavi Kalidasa, a great Sanskrit poet and dramatist in the court of King Bhoja, who probably lived in 4th Century AD, in the city of Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).

He has to his credit many legendary works like Kumara Sambhavam (describing the birth of Skanda, and the appearance 6 Kirthigaas), Megha Sandesham (the clouds as messengers), and Maallavikaagni Mitram, apart from Raghuvamsa Mahakavya; where-in Kalidasa describes the reign of each and every king. He also elaborately describes the love between Ajaa and Indumathi, grand-parents of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, etc.

The following were the characteristics of the Kings and his subjects

1. People lived a full life of 120 years
2. Disease, poverty, and natural calamities dare not enter the kingdom.
3. Theft, lies, etc. remained only in words.
4. People enjoyed the pleasures (of youth), only for the sake of progeny.
5. Their kingdom extended upto heaven,
6. Boundaries of which were marked by ocean.
7. The seasons never failed, and in-turn;
8. Earth never failed in yielding produce.
9. Under their rule, people did not deviate, even to an inch, from the path laid in the Vedas.
10. They were following the same vedic path, ever since the days of Manu.

Contrary to the popular belief that Adam and Eve were the first human-beings, incidently, Manu and Satarupa, were the first human-beings on the earth, Manu himself being the son of Sun-God Viswavaan. There is neither historical nor scientific proof that Adam and Eve were the first.

The modern evolution theory, as put forward by Charles Darwin suggests that humans evolved (by chance) from monkeys. But again, Valmiki Ramayan, describes in detail the relationship between humans and monkeys. So again, Darwin did not say anything new.

Again, another controversy arises did they rule only in India or the whole world?

The ancient Incas of South-Americas (whose civilization was wiped out by Spanish crusaders in the 15th century), used to call themselves as descendants of Sun-God.

The ancient Egyptians designed the pyramids in such a way that on a particular day and time, the sun-light would directly beam over the mummy of the King.

Among all the kings of Egypt, Ramases I, is considered the greatest. In fact, the name Ramases, is derived from Ram.

Manu was son of Viswavaan, the sun-god, and manu's son was Ikshvaaku. Sun is also called as Raghu, and hence the name Raghuvamsa dynasty of kings.

In this dynasty was a king by name Sagara, who is credited as creator of Ocean. The Sahara desert, at one point of time, was an ocean (recent archaeological & scientific studies also confirm it). It is so named because to give due credit to its creator Sagara. Again the Valley of the Kings (in Egypt) is known as Saqqara, referring to the original creator.

A recent show in Discovery Channel (www.discovery.com), revealed that contrary to the popular belief that humans came out of Africa, and spread to the rest of the world, the human population probably originated in India (and Indonesia) before spreading to the rest of the world.

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