Geography of Ancient India
The Geography consisted of Mountains, Deserts, and plateaus. The Subcontinent known as India also has a lot of Bays, Rivers, and Seas, The Arabian Sea. The Main Rivers were Ganga, or Ganges River, The Brahmaputra River, The Yamuna River, The Gidavari River, The Kirshna River, and The Saraswati River. The most important river was the Saraswati river in Ancient India. The rivers were mostly used for Food Transportation, Food, and Water Resources.
Climate of India
The Climate depended on were you were, if you were in the North or the South. The North's Climate was Tropical. The South's Climate was a very Calm Climate.
The Climate is mostly Rainy or Warm.
Why is India a Subcontinent?
The typical house during the time of the Gupta empire was made of bamboo or wood with a covered roof. Many home had only one room, although two rooms or more were not uncommon. Even the nobles and kings lived in wooden houses and palaces. They lived in Loud Villages.
The Ancient Indians farmed and ate things like grapes, dates, barley, wheat, peas, and melons.
Ancient Indians had three meals per day. For breakfast, they ate things like wheat, dates, and water. For lunch, they would have something simple like grapes and melon. For dinner, they would have something like barley, peas, and from their grapes, wine.
In most societies, the children were taught from an early age by some form of a teacher. In Ancient India, the teacher was called a guru. These gurus were very much respected, so much to the point where the chief of the tribe’s son was less important on the social Level than the guru. The guru taught the children how to read and write using leaves and tree bark to write on.
They were taught by craftsmen only if they wanted to become craftsmen. The craftsmen created things like pottery, metal bowls, weaved baskets, and clothing.
Ancient India's Goverment
Main Gods and Goddesses
- Brahma, the Creator
- Vishnu, the Preserver
- Shiva, the Destroyer
- Ganapati, the Remover of Obstacles
- Avatars of Vishnu
- Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning
- Indra, the King of Heaven and lord of the gods
- Agni, the fire god
A Hindu believes that the individual soul (atman) is neither created nor destroyed; it has been, it is, and it will be. Actions of the soul while residing in a body require that it reap the consequences of those actions in the next life — the same soul in a different body.
Four Nobel Truths
1.) Human life has a lot of suffering.
2.)The cause of suffering is greed.
3.)There is an end to suffering.
4.)The way to end suffering is to follow the Middle Path.