Nowadays, whenever I see "5000" asserted as a date, whether before present or BCE, I now treat it as a purely symbolic gesture to antiquity rather than a date that a professional historian would attend to.


On 19 September 2017 at 22:36, patrick mccartney via INDOLOGY <> wrote:

For instance, there is a type of 'Vedic Thai Yoga Massage' that claims to be 5000 years old, and which also claims this date for the Bhāgavatam, and which explicitly states that Dhanvantari is a Vedic god. Yet, as far as I was aware, and which Dagmar confirmed in another email, the Ashvins are the Vedic gods related to healing, and any mention of Dhanvantari does not appear until the current era. However, this 5000 yo date  asserts an untenable date for the