Pythagoras mentioned in Vedas?

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Mon Jun 14 11:03:43 UTC 1999

> 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 fartravelling
Greeks). It is much less likely that a 6th century Greek did the same.

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

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