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The Earliest Known Chess Board & Dice

      The Earliest Known Chess Board & Dice This ancient chess board was excavated from Lothal (Gujarat, India). It is the earliest known Chess board in the whole world. It dates back to c.2400 BC.   What follows is an excerpt from the published excavation report by the archaeologist SR Rao . . . "The close resemblance between various types of terracotta chessmen excavated from Lothal and modern Chessmen is remarkable.   It seems that the Indian game of Chaturanga (Chess) had its origin in one of the Harappan Games. Much valuable information about the various indoor games indulged in by the Harappans is available from the gamesmen, game-boards and dices found at the major Indus cities.   A game involving the use of dice was very popular in the Harappan and later times, especially in the time of the Mahabharata war. The Pandava prince is said to have lost everything including his kingdom in a game of dice. An earlier reference to

Bhaktivedant Swami - Prabhupad

The most successful Indian in America.   At the age of 70 perhaps most of us would think of retiring in a cozy cottage or in a farmhouse in solitude. But, this extraordinary persona embarked upon an extra ordinary journey that can be termed as the greatest achievement so far by an Indian in America. In the year 1965, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada sailed for 32 days on the sea by and Indian freighter named Jaladut to reach New York only with a suitcase , an umbrella, a type writer and just eight dollars in his hand. He fell ill twice in the mid sea. Yet nothing could deter him from achieving his goal to spread the mesage of Bhagavat Gita to the West. Withstanding all challenges, he established the International Society of Krishna Consciousness ( ISKCON) also know as the Hare Krishna Movement in 1966 and went on to establish 108 temples worldwide in just 11 years. Even the best management school in the world will not be able to teach such manag