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HINDUISM MYTHOLOGY
 
 

Hindu Mythology Time Line

Hindu Text Time Line

SATYA YUGA - (sometimes also called krta-yuga): the golden age lasts 1,728,000 years.

TRETA YUGA - also called the silver age, lasts 1,296,000 years

DVAPARA YUGA - or the bronze age, lasts 864,000 years

KALI YUGA - the iron age of hypocrisy and quarrel lasts 432,000 years.

 

Hindu Written Text Time Line

Below is a chronological list of (groups of) Hindu texts . All dates refer to the written forms of the texts, and are approximate.

  • Rigveda , 1500 - 1100 BCE
  • Samaveda , 1500 - 500 BCE
  • Yajurveda , 1500 - 500 BCE
  • Atharvaveda , 1500 - 500 BCE
  • Upanishads , 1200 - 500 BCE
  • Bhagavad Gita , 500 BCE - 200 BCE
  • Ramayana , 400 BCE - 400 CE
  • Mahabharata , 400 BCE - 400 CE
  • Samkhya Sutra
  • Mimamsa Sutra , 300-200 BCE
  • Arthashastra , 400 BCE - 200 CE
  • Nyaya Sutra , 2nd century BCE
  • Vaiseshika Sutra , 2nd century BCE
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , 100 BCE - 500 CE
  • Brahma Sutra
  • Puranas , 3rd - 16th century CE
  • Shiva Sutras , 8th century CE
  • Abhinavabharati , 950 - 1020 CE
  • Yoga Vasistha , 10th - 14th century CE

 

 

Book Subject Area Topic Collection Language Author Date Reign for Reign age Geographic region modern name of geographic region note
Rig Veda
Hindu hymns about various gods, and references to historic events.
Part 1 of the four part Hindu canon.
Veda Samhita
Sanskrit
No concrete information available, but attributed to several rishis .
1500-500 BCE
Saptha Sindhva
Indus region (Indus + its five tributaries + Saraswati )
Yajur Veda
Hindu sacrificial knowledge.
Part 3 of the four part Hindu canon.
Veda Samhita
Sanskrit
No concrete information available, but attributed to several 'rishis'
1500-500 BCE
Saptha Sindhva
Indus region (Indus + its five tributaries + Saraswati )
Sama Veda
Hindu music and arts.
Part 2 of the four part Hindu canon.
Veda Samhita
Sanskrit
1500-500 BCE
Atharva Veda
Hindu medicine, magic, sorcery.
Part 4 of the four part Hindu canon.
Veda Samhita
Sanskrit
Attributed to rishis Atharvana and Angirasa .
1500-500 BCE
Taittiriya Shakha
Recension of Yajur Veda
Shakha
Sanskrit
Shaunaka Shakha
Recension of Atharva Veda
Shakha
Sanskrit
Paippalada Shakha
Recension of Atharva Veda
Shakha
Sanskrit
Satapatha Brahmana
Hindu sacrificial knowledge.
Commentary on Yajur Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
600 BCE - 500 BCE
Supposedly an allegory of the Aryan expansion towards the east.
Aitareya Brahmana
Hindu vedic practices.
Commentary on Rig Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Kaushitaki Brahmana
Commentary on Rig Veda
Sanskrit
Taittriya Brahmana
Hindu sacrificial knowledge.
Commentary on Yajur Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Samavidhana Brahmana
Hindu music and arts.
Commentary on Sama Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Arseya Brahmana
Hindu music and arts.
Commentary on Sama Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Devatadhyaya Brahmana
Hindu music and arts.
Commentary on Sama Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Shakdwipiya Brahmana
Hindu music and arts.
Commentary on Sama Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Tandyamaha Brahmana
Hindu music and arts.
Commentary on Sama Veda
Brahmana
Sanskrit
Aitareya Aranyanka
Sanskrit
Kaushitaki Araynkaya
Sanskrit
Taittiriya Upanishad
Upanishad
Sanskrit
Maitri Upanishad
Upanishad
Sanskrit
Mimamsa
Sanskrit
Theravada Buddhism
Buddhist Pali Canon
Pali
Yoga
Sanskrit
Ayurveda
Sanskrit
Ramayana
Life of Rama , a prince of the Sun dynasty.
Sanskrit
400 BCE - 400 CE
Supposedly an allegory of the Aryan conquest of the pre-Aryan people.
Mahabharata
Sanskrit
400 BCE - 400 CE
Bhagavad Gita
Krishna 's advice to Arjuna on duty.
Sanskrit
200 BCE - 200 CE
Not a separate work. Part of Mahabharata .
Bhagavata
Sanskrit
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Sanskrit
Gheranda Samhita
Sanskrit
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sanskrit
Patanjali
Vishnu Purana
Purana
Sanskrit
Persian Wars
Greek
Herodotus
Arthasastra
Sanskrit
Chanakya (aka Kautilya )
Chandragupta Maurya
321 BCE - 301 BCE
Magadha
Bihar
Milinda Panha
Dialogues with King Milinda ( Menander )
Pali
Menander
circa 150 BCE
Sagala
Sialkot in Punjab
Buddhacharita
Buddhism
Life of Buddha
Sanskrit
Ashvagosha
Kanishka
100
Purushapura
Peshawar
Periplus of the Erythrean Sea
A naval guide to Indian commerce.
Latin
0 - 100 CE
Manava Dharmasastra
Law, code of conduct.
Code of conduct as described by Manu .
Dharmasastra
Sanskrit
Puranas
Sanskrit
Kamasutra
Sex
A manual of love.
Sanskrit
Vatsyayana
100 - 200 CE
Charaka Samhita
Medicine
Medical text.
Sanskrit
Charaka
100 - 200 CE
Ashtadyayi
Sanskrit language
Sanskrit grammar
Sanskrit
Panini
circa 400 BCE
Mahabhashya
Sanskrit language
Sanskrit grammar
Sanskrit
Patanjali
circa 200 BCE
Devichandragupta
Drama
Drama about Chandragupta II ( aka Vikramaditya )
Sanskrit
Vishakhadatta
600 BCE
Aryabha?iya
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Aryabha?a
499 CE
Surya Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Panchasiddhantika
Sanskrit
Varahamihira
circa 400 CE
Romaka Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Panchasiddhantika
Sanskrit
Varahamihira
500-500 CE
Paulisa Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Panchasiddhantika
Sanskrit
Varahamihira
500-500 CE
Vasishta Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Panchasiddhantika
Sanskrit
Varahamihira
500-500 CE
Paitamaha Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Panchasiddhantika
Sanskrit
Varahamihira
500-500 CE
Brahmasphu?asiddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Brahmagupta
628 CE
Mahabhaskariya
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara I
600-680 CE
Expansion of Aryabhatta 's work
Dhavala
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Virasena
800-900 CE
Amoghavarsha
Ganit Saar Sangraha
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Mahavira
800-870 CE
Rashtrakuta
Nav Shatika
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Sridhara
870-930 CE
Bengal
Maha-Siddhanta
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Aryabhata II
920-1000 CE
Bengal Commentary on Sridhara 's work
Siddhanta Sekhara
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Sripati Mishra
1019-1066 CE
Ganit Tilaka
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Sripati Mishra
1019-1066 CE
Dhikotidakarana
Mathematics
Lunar and solar eclipses
Sanskrit
Sripati Mishra
1019-1066 CE
Siddhanta Shiromani
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Lilavati
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Bijaganita
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Gola Addhyaya
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Griha Ganitam
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Karun Kautoohal
Mathematics
Mathematics
Sanskrit
Bhaskara II
1114-1185 CE
Travels of Fa-hien
Social life
Travels in India during the Chandragupta II era
Mandarin
Fa-hsien
Chandragupta II ( aka Vikramaditya )
375 - 415 CE
Magadha
Bihar
Shakuntala
Drama
Drama about a girl forgotten by her husband
Sanskrit
Kalidasa
Chandragupta II ( aka Vikramaditya )
375 - 415 CE
Magadha
Bihar
Meghaduta
Drama
Story of a cloud carrying a message amongst lovers
Sanskrit
Kalidasa
Chandragupta II ( aka Vikramaditya )
375 - 415 CE
Magadha
Bihar
Mrichakatika
Drama
Story of a poor brahman falling in love with a courtesan.
Sanskrit
Shudraka
Chandragupta II ( aka Vikramaditya )
375 - 415 CE
Magadha
Bihar
Harshacharita
Biography
Life of King Harsha Vardhana
Sanskrit
Ba?abha??a
Harsha Vardhana
606 - 647 CE
Thanesar
near Delhi
In the footsteps of Buddha
Travel
Mandarin
HsuanTsang
630 - 644 CE
Harsha Vardhana
606 - 647 CE
Thanesar
near Delhi
In the footsteps of Buddha
Travel
Mandarin
Hsuan Tsang
630 - 644 CE
Pulakesin II ( Pulikesi )
610 - 642 CE
Badami
near Krishna river
Samkhya Verses
Sanskrit
Isvara Krishna
200 CE
Soundarya Lahari
Sanskrit
Sankaracharya
Mattavilasa Prahasana
Sanskrit
Mahendara Vikrama Varman
Mahendra Vikrama Varman ( Pallava )
600 - 630 CE
Kancheepuram
Kancheepuram
Arabic
al Biruni
Mahmud of Ghazni
971 - 1030 CE
Shahnameh
Arabic
Firdawsi
Mahmud of Ghazni
971 - 1030 CE
Arabic
Utbi
Mahmud of Ghazni
971 - 1030 CE
Utbi was the official court chronicler of Mahmud Gazni.
Travel
Travels in Asia and Africa
Arabic
Ibn Battuta
1324 - 1354 CE
Muhammad bin Tughluq
1325 - 1351 CE
Delhi
Medicine
Ma'dan ul Shifa
Arabic
Sikandar Lodi
1489 - 1517 CE
Delhi
Music
Lahjat I Sikandar Shahi
Arabic
Sikandar Lodi
1489 - 1517 CE
Delhi
Persian
Kabir
1440 - 1518 CE
Gurmukhi
Guru Nanak
Hindi
Chaitanya
Baburnama
Autobiography
Babur's life
Persian
Babur
Babur
Kabul , Delhi
Humayunnama
Humayun's life
Persian
Humayun
Delhi
Ain-i-Akbari
Biography of Akbar
Akbar's rule
Persian
Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak
1551 - 1602 CE
Akbar
1556 - 1605 CE
Delhi
Tulsidas Ramayan
Hinduism
Translation of Ramayana into Hindi
Itihihasa
Hindi
Tulsidas
1532 - 1623 CE
Akbar
1556 - 1605 CE
Delhi
Tuzuk I Jehangiri
Memoirs
Memoirs of Jehangir
Persian
Jehangir
1605 - 1627 CE
Jehangir
1605 - 1627 CE
Delhi
Tuzuk I Jehangiri
Memoirs
Memoirs of Jehangir
Persian
Muhammad Adi
Jehangir
Delhi
Guru Granth Sahib
Sikhism
Holy scripture of Sikhism
Gurmukhi
Guru Arjan Dev
1563 - 1606 CE
Jehangir
1605 - 1627 CE
Punjab

 



 
 


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