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6500 - 4500 BCE PreVedic
Beginnings of the Indus Saraswati civilization (Pakistan, Western India) Town Mehrgarh, (now modern day Afganistan) 20,000 people

4500 - 2000 BCE Vedic Period, determined by astronomical data in the texts.Indus Saraswati civilization flourishing Rig Veda beginning to be composed

3102 BCE Kali Yuga begins, The Dark Age of Human History
2950 BCE (old Kingdom of Egypt begins)

2050 BCE Ramayana story happens

1900 BCE Saraswati River dries up. Migration to northern India.

1550 BCE Rig Veda finished
1500 BCE (Aryan invasion theory. Now refuted.)

1500 - 1000 BCE Upanishads

1450 BCE Mahabharata War happens, 18 days

1290 BCE Kapila, Samkhya philosophy

1000 - 100 BCE Pre Classical Age, Mahabharata written

599 - 527 BCE Mahaavira, founder of the Jains

563 - 483 BCE Siddhaarta Gautama, the Buddha

550 BCE Paanini, Sanskrit grammarian

500 BCE Bhagavad Geetaa written

483 BCE First Buddhist Council, Tripitika written

400 BCE Dhammapada written

383 BCE Second Buddhhist Council,
Split of Theravada and Mahaayana traditions

269 - 232 BCE King Ashoka converted to Buddha’s teachings, created it as a state religion.
200 BCE - 400CE Buddhist teachings flourish in northern India

100 BCE Lakulisha, Pashupata lineage. First in the Kri palu lineage.

100BCE Mahayana Buddhism rises teachings on empti ness and compassion

50 CE Arrival of Buddhism in China

150 - 200 CE Patanjali, Yoga Sutras

350 - 500 Buddhist and Hindu Tantra rises

450 Yoga Bhaashya, oldest commentary on the Yoga Sutras. (Mentions 11 postures.)

788 - 820 Shankara, great teacher of Advaita Vendanta

900 - 1000 Early Hindu tantras works composed

1000 Hatha Yoga begins out of the Tantric lineages

1172 Yoga Shaastra written by Hemachandra

1200 First Muslim invasion of India

1200 Gorksha Padddhati composed (84 postures)

1250 Yoga Upanishads composed

1300 - 1700 Bhakti Age

1350 Hatha Yoga Pradeepikaa composed.

1440 - 1518 Kabir, poet saint, starts integration of Muslim and Hindu teachings

1450 Jivan-mukti-viveka, a Vedanta work on the ideal of liberation while alive

1469 - 1539 Naanak, founder of the Sikhs.

1532 - 1623 Raamaayana composed by Tulsi Daas

1556 - 1605 Muslim Emperor Akbar rules northern India

1650 Gheranda Samhitaa

1750 Shiva Samhita

1760 British rule India

1792 Mysore Palace Gymnastics Tradition begins

1834 - 1886 Ramakrishna, mystic

1861 - 1941 Rabindranath Tagore, India’s great poet

1862 - 1902 Swami Vivekananda disseminates yoga to the West
1869 - 1948 Mahatma Gandhi

1960 BKS Iyengar ‘Light on Yoga” Modern day aasana practice begins emphasis on physical alignment. Reform movement away from traditional ideas of ‘yogi as superman’ to yoga as something for ordinary people.
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