Saturday, October 2, 2010
Vedic Culture Around The Globe
The famous author Mark Twain describes India as 'the cradle of the human race' and 'birthplace of human speech.' In his ten volume. Story of civilisation, author William Durant declares 'India was the motherland of our race' and 'Sanskrit the mother of European Languages.' Voltaire and Schlegel are convinced that everything has come down to us from the river Ganges. And according to Max Muller the Famous orientalist 'the Vedas are the oldest book in existence and carries us back to times of which we have no records anywhere.'
In his book 'Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence' Stephen Knapp has compiled information which confirms that the Vedic culture was once global, and we would like to share some of this Information with you. At least 90% of this information we have found to be correct. There are a few grey areas, but see what you think. If you agree, let us know, if you disagree, also let us know, and if you can provide additional information definitely let us know.
In His book, diary of a travelling preacher, Indradyumna Swami records a conversation with professor Alexander Vasilyavich Medvedev, chairman of the religious affairs committee of the Urals region.
Professor Medvedev: "The problem amongst our leaders may not be so much in having to accept your movement, but to accept that the Vedic culture could have very well been the original culture here in Russia. You know in Russia practically all the scientists accept that the Vedic culture once flourished here, the centre being in the Volga river region.
The debate among our scientists is only if the Aryans came from India or they originated here. There is much evidence to the fact that Vedic culture existed here, most notably the Russian Veda"
"The Russian Veda" Interrupted Indradyumna Marharaj.
"Yes, it is famous amongst our people, it is as old as Russia, and the stories are exactly like those in the Vedic scriptures. The central figure of the Russian Veda is a personality called Krishen. He is the upholder of spiritual truths and the killer of many demons. His killing of a witch and snake are exactly like the history of child Krsna killing the putana and aghasura demons in the bhagavat puranas. But the Russian Veda is not intended for children. It is full of spiritual truths."
|Russia||Rishiya||Land of the Rishis|
|Moscow||Moksha||Salvation, goal of all Rishis|
|Bolshevik||Bal-sevik||Rishis seeking spiritual power|
|Rubble||Raya-bal||Strength of the realm|
|Krasnoyorak||Krsna||Russian town named after Lord Krsna|
|Agone (fire)||Agni||Vedic fire God|
|Siberia||Shibeerya||The locals still call their land Shibir|
|Soviet||Svet||White as in white snow covered region|
|Svetlana||Svetanana||Svetlana, the name of Stalins daughter is from the Sanskrit word svetanana meaning fair faced|
During the nineteenth century when Europe was greatly appreciating the Vedic culture, Sir Henry Maine, a scholarly member of the viceroy of Indias council declared about Germany "a nation has been born out of Sanskrit". Below we provide evidence of the Vedic influence throughout Germany and Europe.
|Deutschland||Daityasthan||Land of the Daityas. ( Daitya refers to mother Diti and Kashyapa muni, the Dutch also share this link.)|
|Danube river||Danuv||The Daityas were also known as the Danuv community due to Kashyapa munis marriage to Danu, who is also known as one of the primary Goddesses of the celts.|
|German||Sharman||A common hindu surname|
|Hindenberg||Hindu-durg||The fort of the Hindus|
|Heidelberg||Haya-dal-durg||Fort garrisoned by horses|
|Ramstein||Ramstan||Place of Lord Rama|
|Ravenna (Italian city)||Ravanna||Demon killed by Lord Rama|
|Budapest||Buddaprastha||City dedicated to Lord Buddah|
|Amsterdam||Antardham||Region below sea level|
|Scandinavia||Skanda||Skanda is the son of Lord Siva. Naviya is Sanskrit for naval settlement. Scandinavians were the mariner descendants of the Vedic ksatriyas who worshipped Skanda|
"In the rig veda we have more real antiquity than in all the inscriptions of Egypt or Ninevan … The Vedas is the oldest book in existence." (Max Muller)
"After the latest research into the history and chronology of the book of the old testament, we may safely call the rig veda the oldest book, not only of the Aryan community, but the whole world." (Reverend Morris Philips)
"The Vedas has a twofold interest, it belongs to the history of the world and to the history of India. In the history of the world the Vedas fills a gap which no literary work in any language could fill." (Max Muller)
|Judaism||Yaduism||The Yadu dynasty which Lord Krsna appeared in. It is common for the y and j to become interchangeable hence, Yaduism, Yeduism and finally Judaism|
|Jerusalem||Yadu-isha-layam||The township of Lord Krsna. Yadu - dynasty of Lord Krsna, Isha – God, alayam – abode or place|
|Israel||Ishwaralaya||The abode of Isha – God|
|Shalome||Ishalayam||The abode of God. (Ishalayam - shalayam - shalome)|
|Talmud (jewish scripture)||Tal is Sanskrit for palm. Mud comes from mudra which means imprint or script, hence Talmud is Sanskrit for palm leaf manuscript|
|Ramallah (Palestine city)||The city of Lord Rama|
|Adam||aadim||The first or most ancient man|
|Star of David||A simplified version of the sri yantra, connected to the Goddess Laxmi Devi. Drawn in front of many Hindu homes|
|David||Devi-d||Bestowed by the mother Goddess|
|Semites||Shyam||Semites were the descendants of Shem which originates from Shyam, Lord Krsna|
|Horites||Harites||Worshipers of Hari (Krsna)|
"I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the river Ganges" (Voltaire)
"India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of European languages. She was the mother of our philosophy … of our mathematics … of the ideals embodied in Christianity … of self government and democracy…mother India is in many ways the mother of us all." (William Durant. Author of the ten volume, story of civilisation)
"Everything, absolutely everything is of Indian origin." (Friedrich Schlegel)
Zeus the Greek God of heaven, travels planet to planet on a mystical six horse chariot wielding a trident. Indra the Vedic king of heaven also travels on a mystical six horse chariot wielding a thunderbolt.
|Parthia||Partha||Arjuna, devotee of Lord Krsna|
|Hercules||Hari-culeesh||In the lineage of Hari (Krsna)|
|Hari-tutay||Greek greeting||May Hari (Krsna) bless you|
|Demetrius||Deva-mitra||Friend of the Gods|
|Pythagoras||Peeth-guru||Peeth means place of education|
|Aristotle||Arishta-taal||God, the warder of calamities|
|Socrates||Sukrutus||One whose conduct is meritorious|
"This Garuda column of Vasudeva (Visnu), the God of Gods, was erected here by Heliodorus, a worshiper of Visnu, the son of dion, and inhabitant of taxila, who came as Greek ambassador from the great king Antialkidas to king Kasiputra Bhagabadra, the savior, then reigning prosperously in the fourteenth year of his kingship. Three important precepts when practiced lead to heaven; self restraint, charity and conscientousness."
The Heliodorus column, erected in 113 B. C. by the ambassador of Greece. Over 2000 years ago the Greek ambassador worshiped Visnu.
Greek Silver coins made by Agathaclose, a Greek ruler from the 2nd century B.C., bear the imprint of Krsna and Balarama and are displayed in several museums.
"The whole of Greece from the era of the supposed Godships of Poseidon and zeus down to the close of the Trojan war was Indian in language, sentiment, religion, peace and war" (India in Greece, E. Pococke)
"Almost all the theories, religious, philosophical and mathematical as taught by the pythagorans were known in India in the 6th century B. C." (Professor G. Rawlinson)
"When Greece and Italy, those cradles of modern civilisation, housed only the tenants of the wilderness, India was the seat of wealth and grandeur." (History of British India, Thornton)
|Korea||Gauriya||Gouri, Vedic Goddess|
|Casseopeans||Kashyapa muni||Followers of the Vedic sage|
|Kashmir||Kashyapa muni||Named after the Vedic sage|
|Caspean sea||Kashyapa muni||Named after the Vedic sage|
|Iran||Ariana||Land of the Aryans|
|Guatamala||Guatam||Abode of the Vedic sage Guatam|
|Egypt||Ajapati||Lord Rama, the illustrious scion of Aja. Their kings were named Ramses meaning Rama the God|
|Persia||Parasu||Vedic warrior Parasurama|
|Mexico||Maghico||Vedic demigod Lord Indra|
|Babylonia||Bahubalaneeya||Realm of Vedic king Bahubal|
|Mauritius||Marichi||Vedic warrior from Ramayana|
|Australia||Astral-alaya||Land of the missiles|
|America||Amaraka||Land of the immortals|
|Devonshire||Devaneshwar||Land of the Gods|
|Canterbury||Shankapury||Township of Lord Siva|
|Anglesey||Angulesh||Visnu, Lord of the Anguli country|
|Britain||Brihat-sthan||Great land or islands|
The suffix sthan comes from the Sanskrit word stan meaning land. Afghanistan, Turkisthan, Kurdisthan, Ghabulisthan, Kazakstan, all reflect their Vedic connection. Arabia comes from the word Arvasthan.
And finally … Throughout the last two thousand years, many changes have taken place. The most influential being the rise of Christianity, followed by the religion of Islam. While the world was being converted to these new religions, anything that contradicted or existed before them was eradicated. However it is impossible to destroy everything, and if one looks with a honest heart and an open mind, they will surely see that the original culture from which all other cultures have sprung is the ancient Vedic culture. The Vedas themselves are very much like mother India. They are simply sitting there waiting for you to discover her. They are not attacking you with a sword or pointing a gun at you, they are simply sitting there patiently waiting.
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