Hinduism in Afghanistan
Hinduism in Afghanistan is practiced by a tiny minority of Afghan Hindus, believed to be about 1,000 individuals who live mostly in Kabul and other major cities of the country. Before the Islamic conq...
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Zamindawar
Zamindawar is a historical district of Afghanistan, situated on the right bank of the Helmand River to the northwest of Kandahar, bordering the road which leads from Kandahar to Herat via Farah. The h...
Hindu Temples of Kabul
Kabul was the capital of the great Hindu Shahi kings.Afghanistan was a great center of Vedic culture.There were many Hindu temples in Afghanistan. Some temples in Kabul have survived the recent turmo...
Hindu Temples of Kabul - Wikipedia
Kabul Shahi
The Shahi (Devanagari: शाही), Sahi, also called Shahiya or Hindu Shahi dynasties ruled one of the Middle kingdoms of India which included portions of the Kabulistan and the old province of Gandhara (n...
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Atma Ram
Atma Ram was a Hindu minister in Afghanistan during the early 1800s. He was said to have dominated trade between India and Turan in this period.
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Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad (Urdu: مُظفَّرآباد‎; Pahari, Potwari: مُظفٌر آباد) is the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located in Muzaffarabad District on the banks of the Jhelum and Nee...
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Greco-Buddhist art
Greco-Buddhist art is the artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Classical Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to 1000 years in Cent...
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Hund
Hund can refer to:
Kabul
Kābul (Pashto: کابل Kābəl, Persian: کابل Kābol), is the capital of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan also the largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern sectio...
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Anandapala
Anandapala or Anantpala was the third and last ruler of the Kabul Shahi dynasty in what is now Pakistan. His reign began in 1001 CE and ended in or about 1010. He was the son of Jayapala, whose kingdo...
Dharmaguptaka
The Dharmaguptaka (Sanskrit: धर्मगुप्तक; Chinese: 法藏部; pinyin: Fǎzàng Bù) are one of the eighteen or twenty early Buddhist schools, depending on one's source. They are said to have originated ...
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Zabulistan
Zabulistan (Persian/Pashto: زابلستان; Zabul + -stan), originally known as "Zavolistan", is a historical region roughly corresponding to today's Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan. Zabulistan trans...
Gandhara Kingdom
Gandhara is a kingdom grouped among the western kingdoms in the epic Mahabharata. The epic Ramayana also mentions it as a western kingdom. Gandhara prince Shakuni was the root of all the conspiracies ...
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Battle of Peshawar (1001)
Battle of Peshawar, was fought on 27 November 1001 between the Ghaznavid army of Sultan Mahmud bin Sebuktigin (Mahmud of Ghazni) and the Hindu Shahi army of Jayapala, near Peshawar. Jayapala was defe...
Hindki
Hindki (Pashto: هندکي‎) is the name given to an ethnic group who inhabit Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. They are found all over the country. H. W. Bellew, in his Races of Afghanistan, es...
Silk Road transmission of Buddhism
Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE. The first documented translation efforts by Buddhist monks in China (all foreigners) were in the 2nd century C...
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Jayapala
Jayapala, was the ruler of the Kabul Shahi dynasty from 964 to 1001 CE. His kingdom stretched from Laghman to Kashmir and Sirhind to Multan, with Peshawar being in the center. He was the son of Hutp...
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Seated Buddha from Gandhara
The Seated Buddha from Gandhara is an early statue of the Buddha discovered at the site of Jamal Garhi in ancient Gandhara in modern day Pakistan, that dates to the 2nd or 3rd century AD. It is now in...
Seated Buddha from Gandhara - Wikipedia
Taxila
Taxila (Urdu: ٹيڪسيلا‎) is a town and an important archaeological site in Rawalpindi district of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Taxila is situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-west ...
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Gandhara
Gandhāra (Sanskrit: गन्धार, Pashto: ګندارا‎, Urdu: گندھارا‎) was an ancient kingdom in the Swat valley, potohar plateau and Peshawar regions,in modern-day states of northern Pa...
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Birch bark manuscript
Birch bark manuscripts are documents written on pieces of the inner layer of birch bark, which was commonly used for writing before the advent of mass production of paper. Evidence of birch bark for ...
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Brahmana Hindu Shahis of Afghanistan
Hindus held sway over the Kabul region of Afghanistan from as far back as the fourth century C. E.India had pushed back or completely indigenized various foreign invading hordes, without a trace of th...
History of Arabs in Afghanistan
The history of Arabs in Afghanistan spans over one millennium, from the 7th century Islamic conquest when Arab ghazis arrived with their Islamic mission until recently when others from the Arab world ...
History of Arabs in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Aspavarman
Commander Aspavarman is known from inscriptions and coins to have ruled in Gandhara in the early part of the 1st century. He is also referenced in Ghandari texts, written in Kharoṣṭhī scr...
Gandhara grave culture
The Gandhara grave culture emerged c. 1600 BC, and flourished in Gandhara, which lies in modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan c. 1500 BC to 500 BC (i.e. possibly up to the time of Pāṇini in ancient Ind...
Gandhari (character)
Gandhari (Sanskrit: गांधारी) is a character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. In the epic, she was an incarnation of Mati, the Goddess of Intelligence, as the daughter of Subala, the king of Gan...
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Pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan
Before the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan communities of various religious and ethnic background lived in the land. South of the Hindu Kush was ruled by the Zunbil and Kabul Shahi rulers. When the Ch...
Pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan - Wikipedia