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Q. India Was the Founder of Atlantis !

Ans.During 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.)

Unlike 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.

If 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.

Although 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!

When 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.

It 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.

The 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 Americans!)

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.

Indian 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.

Here are some proofs for my skeptics:

God 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.

The following description of the world's first truly civilized race from India, the Nagas, was taken from the Encyclopedia Brittanica:

Sanskrit 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 treasure…

The 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.

Originally, 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, p. 47.)

Proof That Quetzalcoatl Was From India.

1. Tal/Tala = "Top; Surface." Atal/Atala = "Under the Surface." Therefore, if America is "The Underworld," India must be "The Upperworld."

2. 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. Northern India.

3. The Vimanas or modes of transport of Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan, Guculmatz and the Indian Vishnu were an eagle and a raft of snakes.

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 ("Land of

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.

6. 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."

7. 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.

8.The 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.

9.Grierson's 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.

10. 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.

These 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.

I 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.

What 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.

I 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 natural disasters!

This article was contributed to Vandemataram.com by Gene D. Matlock. Genmatl@gte.net

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