A Historical Backdrop

AaryanThere was a flourishing civilization in the Indus Valley by 5000 BC. Amalgamation of the Indus inhabitants with the Aaryans, who are said to have immigrated from Central Asia brought a succession of empires and epics into India. The intellectual and spiritual abilities of the Aaryans were of the highest standards. Their sublime thoughts and scientific temperament lead to the creation of Holy Vedas, the Upanishads and many Granths of highest literary and spiritual standards. The India of the Aaryans was truly called Aryavrat – a land of the ‘Pure’.

We can trace the Aaryan culture and history to the earliest traditions in the Vedas. The tradition, as recorded in the Mahabharat, is that originally there was a single Veda. Being vast, it became difficult to preserve it by rote, and hence Maharishi Vyasa divided it into four parts and taught each part to a disciple :-

1. The oldest and largest Rgveda to Paila;
2. Yajurveda to Vaisampayana,
3. Samveda to Jaimini and
4. the Atharvaveda to Sumantu.

Similarly, the Vedic phase was followed by the Sutra and the Upanishads. The learned Aaryans excelled in composing the Sanskrit literature in all forms, that is, drama, verse and prose.

History usually works slowly through centuries, though sometimes there are periods of rush and burst-ups. A similar gap is envisaged between the Ramayan – Mahabharat epics, and the later period Aaryan empires. Most noteworthy of these were the Mauryan and Gupta eras. Kautilya produced his famous work of “Arthshastra” or the “Science of Wealth” during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya. Later Ashoka spread the Aaryan fame to South East Asia and the Far East.

We in the Aaryan institutions have inherited the virtues of the Great Aaryans. We pledge therefore, to keep the great name and honour of the Aryans in the highest esteem. We pray to Almighty to bestow us with mental and physical strength, to enable us to pursue our objectives purposefully with zeal and enthusiasm.