I provided you with the link to the Kala Pani Taboo with specific references to the ancient traditions that prevented High caste Hindus from crossing the oceans.
But the Vaishyas(Merchant Class) and the Shudras (The Lower Class/untouchables) and Non Hindu natives of Ancient india were not barred by this taboo law.
If a High Caste Hindu did cross the ocean, they would have to undergo purification to be accepted back into the fold and would not command the respect they had earlier.
Funny that this outdated taboo law was even applied in instances of the pontiff/priest of the famous Tirupathi Temple in 2007 and even in the case of the a High Priest of a famous temple in kerala, india, last year, in 2012. Proof that Superstitions and outdated religious laws still exist and are sometimes put into action, even now.
Leaving the anecdotes aside, tell me Harsh, are your statements true? Your statements bolded in red and blue.
Are they True????
As statred above, there are ancient traditions about crossing of oceans.
I doubt that there was an organised Hindu religion at the time of IVC. Sanatana Dharma as a conglomeration of different beliefs and sects of hinduim as a whole established itself only in the 14th to 15th century onwards. Ancient IVC inhabitants didnt have Hinduism or sanatana dharma as an established religion. So teh cocnept of kala Pani taboo was not established during the IVC era.
Ancient Arabs were world renowned as navigators and sea farers.
Can yopu deny or dispute this fact? can you prove evidence to back your statement quoted above?
Edited by The_Spartan, 30 April 2013 - 01:43 PM.