Friday, June 10, 2016
Excerpted from my old article http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.in/2012/11/on-stonehenges-druids-and-dasyus.html
There are no clear descriptions of the Aryan-Dasyu conflict in Rig Veda. One should look into antique literature such as the Puranas and Ithihasas for more information on this. This conflict is mentioned in Vishnu Purana and Mahabharatha. According to these texts, the so-called Aryan-Dasyu war was in fact a fratricidal conflict for King Yayati's throne among his five sons. King Yayati ruled over the Saraswathi river basin area which is part of the current Indus Valley Civilization area.
Among these five sons of Yayati, Puru, who won the war, retained the throne and stayed back in the Sarasvathi river area. The other four migrated to different places. Two of them, Yadhu (Krishna's ancestor) and Turvarsu stayed back in the Indian sub-continent. The other two, Anu and Druhyu, migrated away from the Indian sub-continent. Druhyu went northwards and settled in Northern Europe. This is one of the earliest Out of India migrations.
The time period was before the times of Rama. According to Valmiki Ramayana sarga 1-70, Yayati was the 4th generation ancestor of Rama. Picture below shows a map of the directions in which the five sons of Yayati migrated. This is based on my research and conclusions.
The Greek researcher, NICHOLAS KAZANAS, who has conducted researches in the Aryan Migration theory, has come up with a map which is shown below.
Yayati's kingdom was in the Indus – Sarasvathi Valley Civilization area. The war between the princes was to posses this land. Puru won the war and established his reign here. It is possible that this same Puru's descendant was Porus or Purushotthaman, who opposed the Greek emperor Alexander. This goes to show the continuity of the royal lineage in this region.
Based on the map shown above, Druhyu's line had migrated into Northern Europe via Gandhara and from there to Central Europe and Western Europe up to Caspian Sea. In all these areas, Vedic culture as well as the language Sanskrit had spread via Druhyu. Additionally the language Tamil which is as ancient as Sanskrit, had spread there as well. The languages in these parts of Europe have linguistic links with Tamil. The reason for this is that, during the times of Druhyu, Tamil was the spoken language among all Indian people. During Ramayana times, Tamil was the common man's vernacular language and was spoken by Rama, Sita and Hanuman as well as the general population throughout India.
Yayati precedes Rama. Yayati was Rama's grandfather's grandfather. Hence one can assume that Tamil had been in vogue more so during Yayati's times. Druhyu and Anu took with them Tamil, Sanskrit, Vedic culture and practices when they migrated to distant lands.
Rama's era was 7000 years before present. We infer this information based on the astronomical information (position of stars and other planets) in the Ramayana (Read my article here). Since Yayati is four generations ahead of Rama, we can suppose that more than 7000 years ago, the migration of a big group of people out of India and into Europe had occurred.
This same Druhyu who went to Europe is considered as Dasyu. Buddhism offers evidence for this. The Buddhists call the teachings of Buddha as 'Code of the Aryans' or the 'Path of the Aryans'. They had preached and popularized these teachings in countries such as Yona (Yavana), Kambhoja and Gandhara and in this context it is said that they were also preached to the Dasyus. The Buddhists preached the code of the Aryans to the Dasyus and converted them to Aryans. The Gandhara land mentioned herein by the Buddhist literature with a reference to the Dasyus, was the same land of first encampment of Druhyu in his outwardly migratory path.
The one who did not follow the Vedic Religion or Vedic Dharma was referred to as Dasyu. He has become 'A-Yajwa' – that is, someone who gave up performing Yagnas (ritual sacrifice or prayer offering oblations to the fire. This was Vedic hallmark). Such a person was also referred to as "Mlechcha". Vishnu Purana (an ancient religious Hindu text and one of the eighteen Mahapuranas) refers to this Druhyu and his descendents as Mlechchas.
The descendents of Yayati continued through the line of Druhyu are Babhru, Setu, Aradwat and Gandhara.
Vishnu Purana (4-17) has a mention for "Druhyu's son Babhru". (From Babhru –> Habhru –> Hebrew (Jews)!
Babhru's son was Setu whose son was ARADWAT. Either Aradwat himself or one of his descendents established Ireland's monarchy referred to as 'ARD RI' (High King of Ireland). This dynasty ruled over Ireland for several centuries. These people had constructed the Stonehenges in the neighboring England's Wiltshire to bring the supernatural power that was present there under control.
Aradwat's son was Gandhara. He must have been the one who founded the Gandhara country. When we look for references about this country in ancient literature the earliest mention of it occurs in the Ramayana. Yayati was 4 generations ahead of Rama. This King Gandhara was the fifth generation of Yayati (Yayathi, Druhyu, Babhru, Setu, Aradwat and Gandhara). We may infer from this that Gandhara was a contemporary of Rama and that it was around this time that the country of Gandhara was established.
During the reign of Rama, his brother Bharatha brought this same Gandhara under his control.
He founded two cities in this country for his two sons. Pushkalavathi (today's Peshawar) was founded for his son Pushkala and Takshashila (today's Taxila) for his son Taksha. Both these cities are near Gandhara (today's Kandahar). It is possible that Bharatha brought the Gandhara country under his control either by conquering its King Gandhara or driving him away from the country.
Gandharan was Rama's fifth-generation cousin on his paternal side. Then a question comes why Rama's brother Bharatha took over control of Gandhara. It can be explained that since Rama was a staunch adherent of the Vedic Dharma, he desired to promulgate it in Gandhara land to put an end to the non-Vedic Dasyu culture prevalent in that country at that time. It is conceivable that the erstwhile King Gandhara was forced out of his country into northern Europe on this account. Additionally this Gandhara country was enroute to Bharatha's mother Kaikeyi's homeland and hence he probably considered it advantageous to bring this land under his control.
We see references about the Gandhara land in the Upanishads as well. Erudite scholars had lived there. It was in Gandhara's Takshashila that the Mahabharata was first debuted among assembly of scholars. Much later than the Mahabharata times, it was again in this Takshashila that Buddhism was promulgated as the Arya Dharma. It is said in the Buddhist literature that Arya Dharma was preached to both the Aryans (Vedic adherents) and the Dasyus (non-Vedic people) in this country.
From all this it is deduced that Gandhara was first established by Gandhara, the 5th descendant in the lineage of Yayati. The people of Gandhara were dasyus (non vedic) until Bharata (Rama's brother) annexed it. It continued to be a Vedic and intellectual area through Mahabharata times. At the time of Buddha it had a mixture of both Vedic and non-Vedic people.
If we continue to probe the lineage of King Gandhara, we will get interesting links to Druids of Germany, Ireland and West Europe. Gandhara’s son was Dharma. Dritha was Dharma's son. His son was Duryuman (it is also possible that this Duryuman became the Druid).
Duryuman's son was Praachethas. He had 100 sons. Vishnu Puranam mentions that all these 100 sons were a tribe of barbaric chieftans ruling over various portions in the north (of Aryavartha) and they had abandoned the Vedic Dharma and culture. Thus they were considered as Mlechchas. (Read here)
All these goes to show how the migration to Europe by one of the sons of Yayati happened well before 7000 years ago. Any linguistic resemblance in Europe with Veda Dharma or Sanskrit can be traced to this migration.
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