the early days of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, a Catholic
priest, Andrés Pérez de Rivas, wrote of
the experiences he had with the Indians of Northern Mexico
and Southwestern United States between 1591 -1620. He
was especially interested in two of their main deities:
" one they called Variseva. The other was called
Vairubi, who was said to be the mother of the first figure
they referred to them as the first beings from whom the
rest of mankind was born." (History of the Triumphs
of Our Holy Faith.)
western readers of my articles and two books, India Once
Ruled the Americans and The Last Atlantis Book You'll
Ever Have to Read, my Hindu readers don't need me to tell
them who Virasiva and Bhairavi are. Father Rivas described
some of the ways the Native-Americans worshiped Varaseva
and Vairubi: "The Indians moved in and out of this
circle, singing and dancing, adorned or painted with rods
in their hands." These rods were undoubtedly "Lingayats."
The good father was especially outraged by their custom
of praying to oblong upright stones with strange swastika
markings and serpents etched on the sides. No need to
explain what these were, either.
Father's observations about Virasiva, Bhairavi, hand-held
Lingayats, and stone Shivlings were all the evidence I
had that the Amerindians were Hindus, I, too, would be
tempted to regard these anomalies as coincidences. But
aside from the fact that many of them also claim to be
Himday, Inde, Henditre, etc., I can produce hundreds of
proofs more! For example, when I want to identify the
Indian origins of their respective deities, most of the
time I have only to open up my book Siva's Thousand Names,
by Subhash Anand, and find them there.
times are looking up, it has been a real struggle for
me to make Christians and Hindus as aware of India's past
dominance of the world as I am. This obstacle is none
other than each group's spiritual subjectivity and sectarian
biases. What both Hindus and Christians believe today
is radically different from the way they worshiped thousands
of years ago. The Hindus dominated the world when Shiva
was almost their only deity. At that time, the other Hindu
deities were now more than Yaksas and Yaksinis. The Christians
can't understand that Christianity was in existence thousands
of years before Jesus Christ was born. Jesus (Yeshua)
is just another name of Isvara or Shiva!
I tell Christians and Hindus that their respective "religions"
are the same thing hiding behind different "Halloween
masks," and that each has come to be as pagan and
idolatrous as the other, my popularity rating zooms downward
alarmingly. Another thing that some Hindus dislike about
me is that whenever I read the Rigveda or some commentary
about the War of the Mahabharata, I see the Asuras as
"the good guys!" And why not? I'm descended
from the Asuras who fled India thousands of years ago,
rather than submit to being demoted to Sudras and worse.
So many Hindus were living in England when Caesar invaded
it that he had to use Hindu mercenaries to help him govern
England and communicate effectively with the people. Half
the place and last names in England are of Indian origin.
is not my intention in this article to defend my great-great-great,
etc. grandparents role in that great war but to show the
Indian people how they and my great-etc., grandparents
influenced every crook and cranny of this world.
two groups who brought India and its institutions to the
world were what the Indians call the Asvin Brothers or
the Nasatya Twins. There is not one nation on earth that
wasn't influenced by these two groups we call "Twins."
We of European descent know them as The Gemini Twins or
Castor and Pollux. The American Indians call them The
Warrior Twins, The Benefactor Twins, and other similar
names. In reality, they were just two groups of Yadavas
whom history calls Pani and Cabeiri (Kubera). The Pani
(Phoenicians) were international traders who visited and
colonized every country on earth. The Cabeiri accompanied
them wherever they went, exploiting the world of all the
gold, silver, iron, and copper deposits they could find.
For that reason, these words, or their derivations, can
be found all over the world. Even today, Central Mexico
up to and including the American Southwest is known as
La Gran Quivira (The Great Kubera). Nearly all the gold
panned in Southern Arizona leaks out of the sacred mountain
of the O'odham tribe, Babo-Quivari, which means, as it
also means in Sanskrit and Hindi, "Grandfather Kubera."
However, in O'odham it means "Maternal Grandfather
Quivari." Inside this mountain resides their deity
I'itoi (Isa; Shiva). The O'odham also worship sacred stones
known as Hotai, which my discerning Hindu readers will
recognize as a derivation of one of God Shiva's thousand
names: Huta. (For a wealth of evidence of the O'odhams'
relationship with India, see my book, India Once Ruled
The antidiffusionist scholars of the United States want
you and me to believe the lie that all the ancestors of
our Native-Americans entered the Western Hemisphere via
the Bering Strait. The truth of the matter is that most
of them were brought here on the ships of the Phoenicians
(Yadavas), of which there were two groups: Near Eastern
and Indian. The story of how they spread to every country
on earth is truly fascinating. As a caste of traders and
shippers, which in ancient India meant that only they
could legally build ships and trade, their numbers began
to grow beyond India's need for such a large caste. Finally,
after a series of small wars, they mutually agreed to
spread out over the entire world. The Yadavas who went
to Central Asia had a nearly exclusive monopoly over that
part of the world, including Egypt and Europe. The Yadavas
of Northern India put down trading factories in most of
the Far East and the Malayan Archipelago. It's difficult
to say who discovered America first: those of the Near
East or those whose ships plied the Pacific. These two
groups immediately saw magnificent opportunities for trading
and mining in America, but the tribes who lived there
were too sparse and primitive to be of service to them.
It was then that they decided to bring over settlers from
India and possibly even parts of the Near East. Although
there are still many primitive tribes in the world, it
is difficult for us to even visualize the primitivity
of most of mankind between ten to five thousand BC.They
were little more than
animals. At that time, certain groups of India-Indians
became the first fully civilized human beings. Their upward
climb was always being threatened by the hordes of human
animals that roamed India in those days. According to
what we easily infer from many Hindu myths, the most unredeemable
cannibals and savages were sent to Patala or Atala (The
Underworld), in the hopes that many of them could be trained
in the arts of civilization. "The Underworld,"
which later came to connote "Hell," and for
good reason, was called thus because according to the
ancient Indian way of thinking, India was Tal or Tala
("The Surface") while its opposite, Atal or
Atala, was "Under the Surface," just as Americans
like to call Australia "The Land Down Under."
The people on "The Surface" were known as Talan
("Surface People"), while those "down below"
were Atalan. The myths of the Meso-Americans (Nahuatl-speaking
peoples like the Aztecs, the Mayas, and the original settlers,
the Olmecs) all claim that they came from a land called
Tollan or Tlan, which is none other than India: "Surface
People" or Talan. Back in India, Mesoamerica was
known as Atalandesha; to the Greeks and Middle Easterners
as Atlantis. The Mesoamericans themselves thought of themselves
as Atlanteca ("Underworld People"). The Central
Asian Phoenicians called their land in the Atlantic, Al-Atlantis.
For that reason, names having Atlan roots are found all
over Mexico: Autlán; Atlán; Mazatlán;
Zihuatlán; Cuautitlán; etc. Aztatlán,
on Mexico's West Coast in Nayarit (Nairitti) state, means
in Sanskrit, "Where the Moon sets in Atala)"
or the westernmost border of Atlantis. The hereditary
kings in this area were called Nayar.
Not all the people sent to Patala or Atala were crude
savages. Some of them were highly civilized and went there,
mainly to what are now the Mayan lowlands in Central America:
the Nagas who, in reality, were Yadava warriors, traders,
and miners (Cabeiri). The land of the Nagas in Central
America was doubtlessly called Nagasetra because even
today, that region is called Nacaste. Evidently, these
Nagas built a great civilization there because Plato mentioned
the wonders of Atlantis in his Timaeus and Critias.
myths and legends mention that many deities (really exalted
men) visited Patala or Atala. One of these was Vishnu
who went there to help the survivors rehabilitate themselves
from the ravages of a flood that nearly destroyed Atlantis.
This "Vishnu" was what the Mexicans called Quetzalcoatl;
the Mayans, Kukulkan, and the Inca and Moche Guculmatz.
are some proofs for my skeptics:
Vishnu's representative in Patala or Atala had to be none
other than the Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan, or Guculmatz. I
say this because Vishnu's Vimana (modes of transportation)
were an eagle and a raft of snakes. Quetzalcoatl's, etal
Vimanas were also an eagle and a raft of snakes. The eagle
signified the ability of those ancient travellers to traverse
long distances, heedless of obstacles. The raft of snakes
was just the Phoenician Nagas on their ships, the prows
of which resembled snakes and dragons.
following description of the world's first truly civilized
race from India, the Nagas, was taken from the Encyclopedia
NAGA ("serpent"), in Hindu and Buddhist mythology,
a member of a class of semidivine beings, half human and
half serpentine. They are considered to be a strong, handsome
race who can assume either human or wholly serpentine
form. They are regarded as being potentially dangerous
but in some ways are superior to humans. They live in
an underground kingdom called Naga-loka, or Patala-loka,
which is filled with resplendent palaces, beautifully
ornamented with precious gems. Brahma is said to have
relegated the nagas to the nether regions when they became
too populous on earth and to have commanded them to bite
only the truly evil or those destined to die prematurely.
They are also associated with waters--rivers, lakes, seas,
and wells--and are generally regarded as guardians of
above description of the Nagas stated that because they
had become too populous in India, they were sent to other
parts of the world, especially to Patala. These Nagas
were the ones who built the beautiful floating gardens
in Kashmir. The Kashmiris produced the world's first great
civilization, even antedating the Sumerians. They brought
their expertise to America.
the Asuras or Nagas were not only a civilized people,
but a maritime power, and in the Mahabharata, where the
ocean is described as their habitation, an ancient legend
is preserved of how Kadru, the mother of serpents, compelled
Garuda (the Eagle or Hawk) to serve her sons by transporting
them across the sea to a beautiful country in a distant
land, which was inhabited by Nagas, The Asuras (Nagas)
were expert navigators, possessed of very considerable
naval resources, and had founded colonies upon distant
coasts." (The Encircled Serpent, by M. Oldfield,
That Quetzalcoatl Was From India.
Tal/Tala = "Top; Surface." Atal/Atala = "Under
the Surface." Therefore, if America is "The
Underworld," India must be "The Upperworld."
Talan is the Sanskrit word for "People of the Surface."
Atalan, logically, must be "People of the Underworld."
I must conclude that the Nahuatl-speaking peoples' primordial
fatherland was Talan, which they called Tollan/Tlan; i.e.
The Vimanas or modes of transport of Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan,
Guculmatz and the Indian Vishnu were an eagle and a raft
4. Quetzalcoatl was said to have returned to a place called
Tlapallan. Tal/Tala = "The Upperworld" or India.
Pallan may refer to "People of Pala" or what
is now the Indian state of Bihar. This is the province
from where, after the Great Flood, the Pelasgo or Palacthon,
considered the greatest builders and movers of giant stones
in human history, left India for other parts of the world.
Pallan may also be a derivation of Bolan, which lies in
Beluchistan, a province of what is now Afghanistan. Talan,
or "People of Tal," once lay a short distance
to the northwest of Bolan. They were inhabitants of Talan-Des/Talan-Tes
the Talan').Naturally, the opposite land, which was in
Mexico, would have been known in India as Atalandes/Atalantes.
5. A region in which Quetzalcoatl once traveled was Xicalanco.
(pronounced "Shee-kah-LAHN-ko"). Although the
Nahuatl meaning is "Place of Water Jars," this
word could have derived from the Sanskrit Shikar (Tiger
Hunter) plus Lanka (Ancient Ceylon). The Nahua-speaking
people could not pronounce "R." They would have
been forced to pronounce Shikar-Lanka as "Shika-lanka."
Ceylon was once famous for the fabrication of excellent
pottery. Quetzalcoatl was often depicted as a jaguar;
not only as a plumed serpent. The ancient Lankans were
supposed to be descendants of male lions and female humans.
Nahu-sha/Nahu-shka, a Naga and one of several Hindu equivalents
of our Noah, went on a civilizing mission to various nations
of the world after the Great Flood. Since this word is
so nearly identical to the name of the Nahuatl-speaking
tribes of Ibero-America, I am tempted to infer that they
regarded Nahusha as their "Primordial Father."
Even the word Quetzalcoatl (Plumed Serpent) announces
its Indian origins from the housetops. The Quetzal is
a beautifully feathered Meso-American bird. The feathers
are so beautiful and resplendent that ancient Meso-American
leaders used them as scepters or symbols of their authority.
In Nahuatl, Quetzalli means "rich feather; beautiful;
fine." Being a symbol of kingly authority, the word
is probably derived from the Sanskrit Ksiliza (King; Great
Lord). Kashitl/Caxitl was the Nahuatl word for "scepter;
kingly authority," more than similar to Kshitriya.
Hu/Khu was a North Indian or Phoenician word for "Serpent."
Of course, Atal = "Under the surface." Or, the
ancient North Indian equivalent of Coatl, the Nahuatl
word for snake, could have been Khu-Tala (Serpent Shiva).
Even today, the snake is a symbol of Shiva.
North Indian word for serpent, Khu, spread throughout
both Americas. In Arizona, the O'odham name for "rattlesnake"
is Koh or Ko'owi. The Zuñi term is Ko-lowi'zi.
The most common term for "rattlesnake" throughout
Northern Mexico and Arizona is Co-rua. The Mayans call
it Kuh; Gu among the Incas. Two other O'odham words for
"snake" hail from North India, also: Nah-Big,
which in Northern India is Nag-Beg. Another North Indian
word for "snake," Veh-Mar, barely changed in
the O'odham language: Vah-Mat. English and Spanish have
amost choked O'odham out of existence, but there are still
enough Sanskrit derived words in the language, leading
me to believe that had the Europeans never conquered the
Americas, early immigrants from India would have had no
trouble communicating with them.
Dictionary of the Kashmiri Language defines Kta as "the
name of deadly black-coloured poison said to have been
drunk by the Hindu god Siva at the famous churning of
the ocean." Another word derived from Kta, Kotil,
means "deadly." Kotil could have evolved to
Coatl (Snake) after the Naga or Phoenician Indian mariners
and colonizers left the Americas.
An ancient Sanskrit word for "Buddha" is Put.
A "Put" or "Buddha" is a god, demi-god,
or saint who is reborn in human form, in order to continue
the moral purification of mankind. In the state of reincarnation,
a Put in human form becomes a Putara (Messiah). The Nahua-speaking
peoples also called Quetzalcoatl by the exact name: Ishi-Putala/Ptla.
(The Nahuas could not pronounce "R.") The above
Nahuatl expression translates as "Skin of a God."
Nearly all the Amerindian peoples worshiped Ish (Shiva)
by his various names, almost exactly as in India. Even
Shiva is another name of the Buddha.
Sanskrit, Kashmiri and Nahuatl words are too nearly exact,
both in meaning and in pronunciation, to be "coincidences."
I dare anyone to find such similarities in languages other
than Sanskrit, Persian, Kashmiri, and Nahuatl.
have in my files literally hundreds of solid proofs. I
am firmly convinced that the ancient Indians first landed
and settled in Mesoamerica or Patala/Atala, establishing
their city and harbor in what is now San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán,
Veracruz. While the Indians themselves called the Atalanteans
Atalandesa, the Greeks and Egyptians did no less. They
said that on the other side of the Atlantic ocean there
was once a great nation called Atlantis. Isn't it strange
that the Indians knew that Patalandesha or Atalandesha
was on the eastern side of the Pacific, and the Greeks
finished sandwiching it on the Atlantic side, naming it
"Atlantis?" And again, why did the Mexican Indians
claim to be from Tollan? The legends of many of the tribes,
such as the Hopis, O'odhams, Zuñis, Huicholes,
Aztecs, and others even name the specific regions of India
from which they originated! Some tribes, like the Yaquis,
remember their benefactors by the same names they had
back in India: Yatowvi (Yadavi) and Yuri (Yuddhi). The
Zunis call them Judaba.
I have just told you in this article equally applies to
the Europeans. There is a fact nobody can deny: Ancient
India once controlled the world. Like it or not; want
it or not, we are all India-Indians! But India could not
hold on to her overseas colonies forever. Brahmin exclusivity,
Buddhist isolationism, and Islam's conquest of India shrank
the Asvin Brothers out of existence. When India left America,
most of the other tribes reverted back to savagery and
worse because primitive peoples need up to thousands of
years to get a firm foothold on the plane of civilization.
When the English and Spanish conquerors arrived in the
New World, most of the tribes had gone back to eating
one another again.
hope that this tiny Tattva-sized piece of evidence is
enough to spark in the Indians a great pride in their
contributions to world civilization and culture. And they're
still doing it. Here in the United States, they are our
medical doctors, scientists, computer experts, motel owners,
shopkeepers, and other professionals. Their children are
our winners of school spelling bees. I'm sure that there
are more of them among us now than the Britishers who
also influenced India in their way. And India is losing
her children to us now for the same reasons she did in
the past: religious upheavals, social inequalities, and
article was contributed to Vandemataram.com by Gene D.