Pythagoras mentioned in Vedas?

Georg von Simson g.v.simson at EAST.UIO.NO
Mon Jun 14 11:20:36 UTC 1999

Dear Lars Martin,
   there is after all a slight difference between the 3rd century B.C. and
the 3rd century A.D.!
   All the best,

>> The oldest European reference to a connection between Pythagoreanism and
>> India is possibly the "Life of Apollonius" written by Philostratus
>> Flavius(ca. 3rd cent CE). Apollonius of Tyana, the Neo-Pythagorean, who was
>> considered an incarnation of Pythagoras, is said to have visited India.
>> For a modern Indian myth based upon this, see T. M. P. Mahadevan's remarks
>> in his introduction to "Gaudapada: A Study in Early Vedanta" published by
>> the Madras University (4th ed., 1975).
>> Vidyasankar
>Interesting. I find it quite possible that a 3rd century Greek visited India
>(after all, this is the epoch of Alexander, Megasthenes and other
>Greeks). It is much less likely that a 6th century Greek did the same.
>Best regards,
>Lars Martin Fosse

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