India in the very early days was a very rich and civilised country, ruled by hundreds of kings with their own limited-sized empires. There were wars fought with deadly weapons, and even hydrogen and atom bombs were used where many people were killed. The use of missiles was very common even earlier than five thousand years ago. The use of heavy-duty cannons is also mentioned in great wars of the old era. Indian history, especially the religious one speaks of the deadly weapons used during that time.
Special training was given during the childhood of princes and the warrior tribes. There were special warrior GURUS hired at high price to train the future rulers and warriors. The Defence Minister of the era was an expert scholar of all types of weapons used in the deadly battles. He also had special training in spying and the SECRET SERVICE.
People lived in luxury and they were capable of creating miracles in time of need. People used gold and silver in abundance, and never slept with closed doors. There were no locks needed. The town of DWARKA, the capital city of Lord Krishna, had no doors on the houses, and that is why it was named as Dwarka – which means DWAR KYAN – “where are the doors?“
There were hardly any petty thieves. There were severe penalties for stealing to the extent of cutting hands. Robbers and bandits carried out large-scale robberies but rarely would strangers come and break into a house in the village. But there were bandits, robbers, and dacoits (Indian; member of a gang of armed robbers) who would rob large groups, or a whole village, or who would attempt to loot the Government Treasury. The robbing of ornaments of the groom and the bride on the way back were common.
People trusted each other, and the word given by an aged and respected person was taken as the guarantee in a deal. The promise of a gentleman was taken as an assured commitment, and a hand put on the moustache was a full guarantee given and a big business deal would be carried out. A turban of the aged person or a reputed person was considered as a surety in a deal.
People who had red spots on their foreheads and a religious rosary around their necks were trusted and respected enormously. Brahmins of all categories were taken as the holy people and they were completely looked after by the villagers or a particular group. They never had to work for their living but were given everything to their requirements by their committed members. They conducted all the religious ceremonies and social functions such as marriage and death rites for their clients. They maintained purity of life, and stayed so to their end. They were given special training after their education; Sanskrit was compulsory for them in studies as most of the slogans and mantras they performed in ceremonies were in SANSKRIT.
Nearly ten thousand years ago in the RAMAYAN era, the floating bridge joining India and SRI LANKA was built, and the large army of Lord Rama crossed the sea on that bridge. Lord Rama made his way back after the victory over RAVANA, the king of LANKA, using a 30-passenger airplane.
The capital of King Ravana was built with golden bricks, and the people used golden coins as currency. The army of Lord RAMA was totally made up of monkeys and bears except for himself and LAXMAN, his brother, and he won the war against the full armed army of RAVANA. All those monkeys and bears were fully trained to fight in the battle-field. Jambuvan, the long living Bear-Head was an expert in the fierce battle and he led his army of bears to a final victory. Vir Hanuman, Sugriv and Angad-the monkey-army leaders were experts in all types of battles and use of weapons. Deva Hanuman had powers to enlarge his body as and required and he could fly to distances as per requirements. He had a Mash as his weapon that had several divine powers to face all sorts of deadly weapons.
In Mahabharata, during the battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas some five thousand years before, the live commentary of the war was shown on television at the palace of Dhriutrast, the blind father of the villain Duryodhana, and watched by Sanjay, the commentator who gave word-by-word commentary of the MAHABHARATA BATTLE to the blind king.
Mahabharat battle had some medical camps including surgery. Most of the wounded soldiers were treated within few hours. Very few were sent to the town surgery. There were special stitches and special healing leps and powders. The first aid treatment was superb. Most of the injuries were treated instantly and the solders joined their duties within few hours.
People lived long lives. The sages lived for several hundred years, and went into meditation for years without ever moving or taking any food or water. An average life span was beyond hundred years. In most cases, people stayed healthy and were capable of curing themselves from minor ailments. The food was very healthy and there were very few cases of food infection or people being sick due to food.
The Hindu kings were fond of hunting, and killed animals for their feasts. Non-vegetarian foods were very common. Even in the holy sacrifices, animals were slaughtered as a sacrifice and such food offered to God, and given as a Prasad to the devotees present. Several kings offered deities non-vegetarian foods.
Even Kind Dasharath, the father of Lord Rama was fond of hunting animals. In one of such hunts, he killed Shravan Kumar, mistaking him as the animal. Shravan Kumar was a very devoted son who was on his way to have pilimigrage for his parents whom he carried on his shoulders. He had gone to fetch drinking water for his blind parents where he was mistaken as an animal and killed by an arrow of King Dasharath.
Human sacrifice to the deities was even common during natural disasters and calamities. Infectious diseases like plague, smallpox, chickenpox, measles, and cholera were considered to be the curses of the deities, and no medical treatments were allowed by religious leaders and elders. Thousands of children and the aged died from the said curses without any offered treatment. Evil spirits were sought and many sacrifices were given to them and their agents. Infant sacrifice was common as a remedy to this curse from the deities. Even so, hardly any people were saved.
Wine and beer were common among kings and other prominent leaders. The deities of Heaven, starting from King Indra, were very fond of alcohol drinks known as Somrasa, and they also had parties where special dancers were employed to entertain the Devas of Heaven. Indra, the King of Heaven, had some very beautiful Apasaras to entertain the major deities of Heaven. Urvashi, Rambha and Menka were expert flirts who at times were sent to disturb the Adepts from the deep Penance and enticed them to have sex with them.
There were people with special powers who could travel throughout the universe. Narad the famous Hindu sage and the special messenger/spy of the three worlds could travel to any world of his choice, and enter any place without permission. He was equally respected in the Kingdom of Devils.
Even some people could fly in the air long distances; Lord Hanuman, the monkey God for example, could fly to search for Sita from the centre of India to the centre of LANKA. Even the Pandav BHIM is shown flying at events. Bhim was very strong, equal to the strength of 50 elephants. Lord SHIVA gave him the boon that whatever he ate, his stomach would digest everything and his uncle MAMA SHAKUNI would go to the toilet for him.
Ancient buildings and monuments of huge sizes with unique designs and art were built in abundance. Huge temples were built on mountain peaks, and very long underground channels were dug through rocky places. Indians had machinery, tools, and talent to do all those extraordinary things. The skilled architects of Viswakarma could build large towns in a few days with full facilities. The gigantic historical monuments on the top of very high mountains make one think of the facilities available at that time to transport and erect them.
During Mahabharat era Visvakarma, an expert Architect had some very fast building contractors who built an entire new town with all services and facilities within a month. The said contractors were fully equipped with adequate machineries and man-power to go fast with the project. Huge palaces were built to a perfect finishing.
Even the recently built monuments like the TAJ MAHAL and KUTUMB MINAR are the wonder of the world, let alone the huge temples of thousands of years ago. There are wonderful CAVES of the old era which, even with modern machinery and equipment, it would be very difficult to carve.
Luxurious marble, granite and terrazzo were used on the floor of palaces of the kings thousands of years ago. Gigantic structures were built without the use of steel. Huge and lengthy lanterns and beams of solid stone were erected. There was no use of cement at that time and the structures turned out to be very strong and long lasting.
No cement, concrete or steel was used in sweeping curved arches. The palace of Lord RAMA in Ayodhya was built some hundred years before he took over as the king and today, even after a period of some ten thousand years, the structure is still very sturdy, with the original walls and doors.
Very deep wells were dug and built up to a height of 1200 feet some thousand years ago.
Ayurved was in a very advanced stage and all sorts of diseases were cured by herbal medicines in no time. There were special types of medicines with special physicians, which enabled them to give new life to a dying person. There were medicines that brought youth like stamina and appearance of an aged person. The life span of the dying person was prolonged further with the help of Ayurved treatment. Famous Adept Chavan an aged and worned out person turned out to be a very young and smart person by using the Ayurved mixture Chavanprash.
Most of the kings had their own personal Vaids, and there were special surgeons who carried out all sorts of operations very successfully. Even the eyes of the dying were planted in the needy living persons.
Ashwinikumars, the surgeons of the deity world, had carried out a successful operation on LORD GANESH whose head was mutilated by his FATHER, Lord Shiva, by mistake. The head of an elephant was fitted on the neck of GANESHJI, once a beautiful prince. Even King DAXA, the father of PARVATIDEVI, when mutilated by VIRBAHDRA of Lord Shankar, was given the head of a GOAT which worked properly.
The medicine used by them for wounds was very effective, and huge and deep gashes were healed within a few hours.
Some two hundred years long when Sehjanand Swami – Lord SWAMINRAYAN as He came to be known – was badly injured by the sharp edge of a tree branch during His childhood. He was said to be treated by the ASHWINI KUMARS (descendants of the God of Medical Science), and his wound was not to be seen by His parents who came and removed the bandage after only a couple of hours.
Even plastic surgery was carried out as and where required to successful conclusions. Plastic surgery although considered to be a modern technique by the western world, it was already in use in India some thousand of years.
Successful suitors of princesses were based on heroism. Strong and brave men fought a duel or against several other warriors, and the winner would marry the princess. There was no barrier of age or family background in such bouts. A princess would willingly agree to garland a person of any age or any family if he had passed the test following the rules. A princess of fifteen years old garlanding a brave warrior of fifty as a husband was very common. Age difference was not the issue in the event. Only strength of a person was seen.
Kidnapping of princesses by their favourite heroes was also common. A particular lover of the princess might not be invited to the bout for winning her, so he would rush into the arena, kidnap the bride and run away. He would show his bravery by fighting the people who chased him. Even Lord Krishna kidnapped Princess Rukmani from the temple, and He had a great fight against the people who chased Him, especially Ruki, the elder brother to Rukmani, and SHISUPAL, His cousin who was supposed to marry Princess Rukmani.
In times of need, wireless broadcasting was used to pass news to far distant places. Akaswani was the most famous broadcasting service even thousands of years before. Deities through the media of AKASWANI were given certain public warnings or even personal warnings. Some news of calamities was also given to alert people in advance. During Krishna era, while Devil Kansa was escorting his sister Devki the actual mother of Lord Krishna, to her in law house after the marriage with Vasudev, Akashvani[wireless announcement] alerted him with his death by the eighth son of Devki who was non other but Lord Krishna.
Big rivers, lakes, seas and oceans were crossed with engine-operated ships several hundred years before. Even very heavy loads were carried in those ships. Elephants were used to carry and move heavy loads far distances, especially timber and huge stones for construction.
India was very rich in the old days, especially with expensive spices, gold, silver, and gems of all sorts. Ivory was in abundance, and certain tribes used ivory for ornamental adorning of women. India had a very large number of elephants, which were used for transport, personal rides and in battle. The wealth and richness of the empire of the king was estimated from the number of elephants he had, and its strength from the number of soldiers. The kings went into battle themselves and led their armies in most instances.
Ancient India was very fertile with regular monsoons, and food was plentiful, and even ghee and milk were in abundance. There were hardly any beggars or street children. The royal families ate in golden plates with golden spoons. Not only kings and princes but even ministers of kings wore pure gold crowns.
Adultery was very common in those days, and it was considered a common habit. No serious consideration was given to such relations. Kunti, the mother of Pandavas, in Mahabharat had all sons from the deities as her husband, Pandu, who was not capable of impregnating her due to his sickness.
Kings had relations with maids of their palace, and children born as such were recognised. Vidurji, brother to Pandu and the Minister in the Duryodhan Cabinet, was born by a maid, and was officially recognised equally with the other sons of the King of Mahabharat.
Karan, the best friend of Duryodhan, was the first born of Kunti, through her relations with Deva Surya, but Kunti had abandoned him because he was born while she was still unmarried. She had Yudhistir from her relations with DEVA DHARAMDEV, BHIM from PAVANDEV, and ARJUN from INDRA. She was still regarded as a SATI-DEVOTED WIFE.
Deva Hanumanji was born as the result of relations between his mother ANJANI and PAVANDEV, and Hanumanji was also known as PAVAN PUTRA – the son of PAVANDEV although his official father was KESHRI, the monkey chief.
A man could marry as many wives as he wished, and even could keep a mistress whose son would be recognised by the family. Bhim and Arjun of the PADAV family had more than two wives, and their sons, Gatorguch, Abhimanyu, and Babruvan, were part of the Padav family. Some of the kings had as many as fifty wives, but to have three or more wives was very common. Dashrath, the father of Lord Rama, had three wives. Most of the kings had more than one wife. Akbar, the Mogul Emperor, had a Hindu wife as well as a number of Muslim wives.
Ancient India was a very rich country, and many traders from the western world benefited from trade with India. Traders from Europe and even America enjoyed a good trade of gold and spices with India. The western world had a very good impression and image of India, and several explorers, from the like of Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, and Vasco da Gama set out to explore India, which took a very long time as there was no short route to India from the Middle East as today.
The British had come to India for extensive trading, and they combined to form the East India Company which later took over the control of the country by foul means and became rulers of India through the policy of divide and rule.
India known as Bharat and Hind was very big, as today’s Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Ceylon, Afghanistan, Nepal and Kashmir were all part of the country. It was all BHARAT, very civilized, very strong and very wealthy. .
Julius CAESAR, the Roman hero, who was out to conquer the Eastern world and had already conquered Europe and the Middle East, was defeated by a small king of India, KING PORUSH, and he had to withdraw his army and go back to Rome. He had a very strong impression of India.