The earliest references to the Saraswati are to the Helmand in Afghanistan. The Saraswati has always been a mystical river in the Vedas, and the Saraswati River theory endlessly pounded by Indians is widely considered to be a red herring.
The Egyptian pyramids had to have been built using ancient Indian mathematical knowledge.
I’ve never heard this one before, but it sounds nuts. This is another one that they hammer on all the time. Supposedly the sages are dated all the way back to 5700 YBP. Iron came to India 3200 YBP, so supposedly the Vedas must date before that.
I am not sure why Hindutvas want to push the dating the Rig Vedas back so far. Generally, the Rig Vedas are said to begin around 3900 YBP. An early dating of the Rig Vedas is very important if you want to push the Out of India Theory for Indo-European. Here is an article on the dating of the Rig Vedas from a crazy Hindutva website that is extremely popular with educated Hindus.
This is also the time of the Aryan migration to India. We will go through this nonsense part by part here: The Saraswati River.
For some reason, in order to subdue the hated Aryan migration theory (AMT) Hindutvas need a very early date for the Rig Vedas. This river supposedly disappeared 3900 YBP and it is mentioned in the Rig Vedas.
However, no one really knows what river is being referred to here.
This would take the Vedas all the way back to 9000 YBP. The time of Vedas, with horses, chariots, soma, stone forts and metals, simply screams 2nd millennium BC.
The Harappan civilization was in ruins by the time the Aryans showed up, having declined 5000 YBP.
Dating of events in the Mahabharata is put by all sources at 5100 YBP.
As Hindu culture is ahistoric in terms of dates and events, no one knows when these events took place.
The Aryan Invasion Theory was used by Hitler to commit genocide.
There’s no evidence that this is true or that the Nazis cared much about it.
At any rate, the Nazis used “Aryan” to mean “Germanic.” Max Muller, one of the originators of the AMT, was hired by the British to erase Indian history.