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The Brahui people are an ethnic group found primarily in Pakistan and other regions in the middle east. In spite of living in a harsh region prone to bitter winters and scorching summer temperatures, estimates of this ancient population vary from 850,000 to nearly 2,000,000.
Over the past century, traditional Brahui life has gone through major changes. While roughly 20 percent of the Brahui people settled down, the rest of them were nomadic cattle herders. Because of the close proximity of these settlements Read the rest of this entry »
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The word “sewa” can be traced back as far as the Sewa Dynasty of ancient India, but the teachings and the tenants of this lost culture live on today in the celebration of Sewa Day. They actually had a special about it on October 7 of 2012, and if you get the History channel through www.Cable-TV.com or something similar, you might have seen them talking about it.
But what does it mean?
Well “sewa” is the Sanskrit word that basically translates to self-service.
It is believed that we, as humanity, must strive to do good acts for one another without hope of reward or any kind of ulterior motive. It promotes the notion that we are all connected and, in one way or another, serve each other either willingly or unknowingly.
It basically means that service, courtesy, respect and good will are their own rewards and to know God or divinity or nirvana is to bring joy and happiness to those around you.
Every year, Sewa Day is celebrated in efforts to clean public areas, improve conditions in learning establishments and, really, any multitude of various good deeds. In short, Sewa Day is the celebration of humanity and our capacity for goodness.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by www.nationalsewaday.org on 26-06-2012
The area that is now known by the name of Pakistan began many years ago. The earliest settlements in this portion of the world date clear back to approximately 3500 B.C. At that time the region was known as the Balochistan region, also known as Baluchistan, had its genesis. Several similar civilizations started up in this same area of the Indus River Valley at around the same time period. But then for reasons that are not always clear, most of Read the rest of this entry »
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When many people think of Hindu Culture they automatically think of a dynasty. In society today the concept of dynasty is usually a good thing. People refer to champions that have won championships again and again as a dynasty. It is a word that is used to express great joy in American society.
In the Hindu culture it was more of a brutal war type of concept. A dynasty still refers to the winners in these ancient times, but Read the rest of this entry »
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The impact of its rich cultural history is not something that should be overlooked when you consider the present state of Pakistan. A country that has a long and storied past, there are many elements of history that are still very much alive in the present day. Learning more about the history of this region can be very enlightening, and lead you to hold a deeper appreciation for the events and history that have made Pakistan the place that it is today.
History is an important consideration for Read the rest of this entry »
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by www.nationalsewaday.org on 18-06-2012
The history of Pakistan is rich with vibrant rulers that laid down the various laws and teachings of religion throughout the ages. The history of Pakistan is full of battles where other countries tried to invade the country with many of their kings holding back those forces. In one such instance happened in 327 BC, during the invasion of Greece with Alexander the Great. The king of Paurava, King Porus, battled Alexander the Great during the Battle of Hydaspes. Unfortunately, King Porus was defeated by Alexander, and his tired troops were too ragged to journey through India.
However, the king Read the rest of this entry »
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The Sewa Dynasty was a Middle Eastern dynasty that ruled prior to the seventh century of the Common Era. It was centered in what is now Pakistan, in a region that was then called Balochistan, which included parts of modern Iran and Afghanistan as well.
Few details are known about the Sewa Dynasty, even including when their reign began. They are traditionally known as the Hindu monarchs who ruled the region prior to its conquest by Arab armies from the west. The Arabs undertook a large scale conversion of the nation to Read the rest of this entry »