MIGRATION OF THE ARYANS


Originally the Aryans seem to have lived somewhere in the Steppes stretching from southern Russia to Central Asia.

From here, a group of them migrated to northwest India and came to be called Indo-Aryans or just Aryans.

During the period between 1900 BC and 1500 BC we get, in these regions, evidence of horses, spoked wheels, fire cult and cremation which formed important parts of Aryan life in India.

The early Vedic Aryans lived in the area known as sapta-sindhu meaning area of seven rivers.

This area largely covers the northwestern part of South Asia up to river Yamuna.

The seven rivers included Sindhu, Vitasta (Jhelum), Asikni (Chenab), Parushni (Ravi), Vipash (Beas), Shutudri (Sutlej) and the Sarasvati.

In this area the Rigvedic people lived, fought battles, grazed their herds of cattle and other domesticated animals.