Shri Rama's history has been described in Shri Valmiki Ramayana, where he is called Supreme god, and the king of entire existence. Once all over the world during the ancient times, people used to love and worship him. People worldwide followed Sanatan-Vedic-Dharma (Hinduism) then. There are many evidences — archeological and linguistic — in its'support, there was the influence of Vedic Hinduism all over the world once, e.g. the discovery of the half-man half-lion deity belonging to 38000 BCE period (40,000 Years old) in a cave named Stadel-Höhle im Hohlenstein (Stadel cave in Hohlenstein Mountain) in the Lonetal (Lone valley) in the Swabian Alb, Germany. There was another news of an ancient Vishnu idol found during excavation in an old village in Russia's Volga region.
Vedic-Hinduism was the ancient religion of the present west-Asia. In world war-I, Indian soldiers while returning from Egypt, Libya etc., they saw ancient remains and carvings of Bhagavan Shri Rama and other Hindu gods. Here is one of those ancient remains and carvings from Iraq:
Here is one of those ancient remains and carvings from Iraq is shown in the image right side.
This is an ancient rock carving found in Silemani province, Kurdistan, Iraq. Many people claim this to be an ancient depiction of Bhagavan Sri Rama and Hanuman, which it seems to be quite clear and obvious. A reference to this carving: Beside Qelat, the city of Ranya also has another hill which is called Girde Dêma. Also, there are many other historical remains in that district like Shimshara, which is investigated in 1957 - 1959 by a Danish archaeological team with the cooperation of an Iraqi team. It is counted as one of the oldest hills in the history of the human beings. More than 247 ancient remains have been found in that hill with a temple. Besides, there are many other hills in the place like Bazmusian, Boskin, Dwgradan, Kamarian, Qurashina, and Dema. And, there are a lot of other remains like rock carvings that are located in the right part of Darband to the east of Ranya. That carving is a structure of a man, which is thought to be a king of Goths or Lolos. The width of this historical carving is about a meter and 60 centimeters, and with the height of 20 meters. In the lately years, Ranya also has a special history.
An ancient carving of Sri Rama and Hanuman from Silemania in Iraq
The name Egypt is derived from Ajapati, named after Aja, Shree Rama’s grandfather. Etymologically, The title of Egypt’s ancient rulers, the dynasty of Ramesis, with the Sanskrit words "Rama Eisus," meaning "Rama - the God" means the rulers were the descendants of Shri Rama - the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
The Egyptian pharaohs had names like Ramses I, Ramses II, etc., and many Egypting Kings were Vaishnavas. Egyptians king were known as Ramesis, and even Queens were also named after Sita sometimes. Perhaps, it is because Shri Rama was universally renowned as an ideal King, and the almighty incarnated himself. The ancient Egyptians considered their rulers to be the incarnations of God.
One of the famous Egyptian queens was queen Sitamen.
There is a picture of Egyptian statue of a man, originally produced in the book Egyptian Myth and Legend, on the page 368, the Egyptian statue of a man dressed in robes and practically covered with Vaishnava-tilak and sandal paste, the kind which the Shri-Vaishnava sect (in which Shri Rama is the principle deity) uses in India. As well as in the book 'Long Missing Links', an image of a pharaoh of Memphis is Published in which The pharaoh is also using Tilak just like the Shri-Vaishnavas.
The triad of Egyptian Gods: Amun, Khonsu, and Mut (wife of Amun)
Triad of Egyptian Gods: Amun (or Raman or Rama), Mut/Mat (beautiful wife of Amun, 'Mata' Sita?), and Khonsu, perhaps related to Shri Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana respectively. In ancient Egyptian Civilisation, Amun was associated with Sun-god 'Ra', therefore he was called Amun-Ra (indicative of Rama, Raman born in sun-dynasty), Amun-Ra was the all-powerful supreme creator god of all-beings and everything in this world, who was hailed as the most compassionate and the one who always comes at the voice of the poor in distress. Amun-Ra is hailed as the one whose forms are greater than every other god, from whose eyes mankind proceeded, from Whose mouth the Gods were created (almost vedic description of the supreme Purusa). Amun-Ra was the blue-complexioned god, wore Eagle or Garuda emblem on his head, and he was depicted with a “sacred river” emerging from his feet. Amun-Ra was the King of the gods and the master of the god of the wind, similarly in whole Hinduism only Shri Rama is hailed as the King of all the worlds (the supreme king of the gods) as well as the Lord of Hanuman (the son of wind-god). Khonsu is decribed as the son of Amun and Mut. In the Ramayana, Lakshmana was asked by his mother Sumitra to serve Sita and Rama thinking them as his mother and father respectively. Lakshmana always regarded Sita as his mother and Shri Rama, his elder brother as his father. In ancient Egyptian cosmology, Khonsu is described as the “Great Snake who fertilizes the Cosmic Egg for the creation of the world”. Lakshmana Ji is also described as the manifestation of Ananta-Sesha (the great serpent) who supports the entire cosmos.
A King named Dasharatha ruled over Syria and Iraq 3300 years ago. The Arya Kingdom of Mittani comprised of what is known today as Syria and parts of south-eastern Turkey and Iraq between 1500-1300 BC. It is well-known to historians that the Mittani kingdom was founded by an Arya ruling class, whose names are of Indic origin and who worshipped Vedic Gods, such as Mitra, Varuna, Indra and Nasatya (Ashvini-Kumaras), etc. The names of some of their kings: The first Mitanni king was Sutarna I (“good sun” - सुतर्ण). He was followed by Paratarna I (“great sun” - परतर्ण), Parashukshatra (“ruler with axe” - परशुक्षत्र), Saukshatra (“son of Sukshatra, the good ruler” - सौक्षत्र), Paratarna II, Artatama or Ritadharma (“abiding in cosmic law” - ऋतधर्म), Sutarna II, Tushratta or Dasharatha (दशरथ), and finally Mativaja (Matiwazza, “whose wealth is prayer” - मतिवाज). These names indicate Vedic-past of ancient civilisations of Middile east.
This Simha dwara (lion gates) still shows the Vedic connection between India and ancient Hittie empire in Turkey. Hattusha or hatti near the maryashantya river (as per hittites) which was known to greeks as halyas was the capital of hittites. A river by the name maryashantya still exists in Nepal, which was the part of ancient Bharat (India). There was one queen named gassuliya (misnormer of Kaushalya, the mother of Lord Shri Rama) in hittie empire. Hundreds of modern places in Turkey have still the ancient names e.g. lalanda (after Nalanda), hindua, etc., which tells Vedic past and connection of ancient Turkiye with India.
One of the most ancient city in Europe is the capital of Italy , Rome (Roma). 'Rome' (Roma) is nothing but a misnomer of Rama, the letter 'a' in Samskrit sometimes becomes the letter 'o' like the word 'nasa' from sanskrit becomes 'nose' in English having same meaning (remember Samskrit is the mother of Indo-European languages). 'Rome' then meant the city of Rama, the supreme god, it was founded on the 21st April 753 BC. The reason why this exact date is recorded is because 21st April is the date of Ramnavami in 753 BC. But, Who were the founders of Italy? It were the ancient Etruscans who founded Rome, once Etruscans civilization was spread almost all over Italy. In Italy, when excavation were carried out in the remains of Etruscans civilization, then various houses were found having peculiar type of paintings on their walls. On closer investigations of those paintings, anyone can say those are based upon the stories of Ramayana. Some of the paintings shows peculiar persons having tails along with two men bearing bows and arrow on their shoulders, while a lady is standing besides them. These paintings are of 7 century BC. The another Italian city, Ravenna is named after Shri Rama's adversary Ravana, and as Ravana was the enemy of Lord Rama; the city of Rome, and the city Ravenna are situated diametrically opposite to each other, one on the western coast and the other on the eastern coast (as shown below in the map).
1st-Image: Italian Painting of some man (having bow & arrows), his wife (having some plant), and follower brother (having spear), Bologna Museum, Italy. Persons in this painting closely resemble Shri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana going to forest.
The episodes of Ramayana like (a) Kusha-lava capturing the horse of Ashvamedha-Yajna of Shri Rama as described in the Ramayana story from Padma-Purana, (b) Vanara-king Vali capturing the wife of Sugriva etc., are founed to be sketched on ancient Italian vases and the walls of ancient Italian homes. These sketches caused a bewilderment to modern Italian archeologists, they were unware of some thousand years ago once Ramayana and Sanatan-Vedic-dharma were prevalent there in Italy and other European countries.
People tell in Vetican, there was a temple of Lord Shiva, which was a cultural and religious center in ancient Europe along with the city of Rome (Rama) before its incumbent was forced to follow Christianity. The word 'Vatican' itself is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Vatica' which means 'Garden' or 'the vedic cultural or religious center'. As per some reports, during excavation an ancient Shiva-Lingam was found which is kept for display in Etruscan Museum in Rome Italy.
The legends of Ramayana had been popular in some regions of ancient Russia. In mangolia also near by Russia, Mangolians people had an epic that closely resembles the Ramayana.
An ancient Vishnu-idol has been found during excavation in an old village in Volga region of Russia, this region was one of the oldest inhabitant in Russia. The Times of India published this news . This raises the questions about the prevalent view on the origin of ancient Russia. Russia was the land of ancient Rusy (Rishis). The idol found in Staraya-Maina village dates back to 7th and 10th centuries. Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities. Many Vedic scholars have commented in past in their works that in Rig-veda there are some hints that places which are now in Russia were well known to Vedic-sages, and some Vedic-sages had conducted Vedic-Yajnas in Staraya Maina.
1. Sita river in Russia
Rajrajeshwari kishori Shri Sita has a river after her name in Russia. And there is also a beautiful lake Rama in Russia.
Sita River - a river in Khabarovsk Territory . The origins of the river is the swamp, located near the village of Sita district im.Lazo. It flows into the river in a shallow lake Petropavlovskoe communicating channels to the river Amur There is a popular place for summer recreation in Khabarovsk.
A beautiful lake Rama
2. "Kāma" and "Moksha" are the names of two rivers in Russia !
Definitely, Russia was the land of Rishis, and Sanatan dharma was once prevalent there.
(The words "Kāma" and "Moksha" are directly taken from Sanatan-Vedic-Dharma.
In Hindu philosophy there are four Purusarthas (Puruṣārthas : the objects of human pursuit or the goals of human life), they are:
1. Dharma (righteousness, religious values & merits),
2. Artha (prosperity, economic values),
3. Kāma (passion, pleasure & love), and
4. Mokṣha (liberation)
Though all four Purusarthas (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha) are important, Yet dharma and Moksha are most important, therefore other less important are kept in middle, and therefore in cases of conflicts among them, Dharma is considered more important than Artha or Kama. Therefore, too much indulgence in sense gratification is treated an obstruction in achieving the ultimate goal of human-life i.e. the liberation.)
3. Vedic connection of the state emblem of the Russian Federation : The two-headed eagle
The two headed eagle emblem has been in use in Russia for state Emblem for very long. It is also used in serbia, croatia, Yugoslavia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, etc and other European nations for very long. Ancient Hittie Empire which had Vedic-connection as discussed above also used this emblem. However, western Historians didn't tell the origin and the real fact behind this two headed eagle emblem that it is related with Hinduism, to keep people away from Sanatan Vedic dharma.
In ancient Hindu scriptures, there is mention of Lord Narasimha (half man half lion) incarnation of Lord Vishnu taking form of Gandaberunda (the two headed eagle bird) having immense strength and power. The two headed eagle Gandaberunda, the powerful bird incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Narasimha), has been beautifully depicted on the carvings of ancient Hindu temples (as shown above), and it was used as state emblem by ancient Indian empires e.g. Mysore Kingdom; It is still used by Karnataka state govt in India.
Connection with Incas of Peru
A very famous person Sir William Jones who studied and researched a lot over Vedic history of the world said this some 200 years back, when a lot on History was being written by the colonist powers. He said, "It is very remarkable that Peruvians, whose Incas boasted of the same descent, styled their greatest festival Rama-Sitva ; whence we may take it that South America was peopled by the same race who imported into the farthest of parts of Asia the rites and the fabulous history of Ram and Sita. " (SOURCE: Asiatic Researches Volume I. p. 426)
Thus, those who studied and researched sincerely over the vedic past of the world recognised this fact that Shri Shri SitaRama were known to the ancient people of South America to the farthest points of Asia.
The Inka Empire or Incan Empire, was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. In Peru, during the time of the holy equinox, people were used to worship the supreme alimighty in the sun temple. Those ancient people of peru were called Incas a name derived from “Ina” which is one of the Sanskrit names of the sun god. Shri Rama was the alimighty born in sun-dynasty, so he is oftenly called as “Inakula Tilaka” in India. The Inca believed in reincarnation like Hindu, they were mostly sun-worshippers like Vedic-people. A kind of caste system prevailed amongst the Incas of Peru. In Quichua the language of the Incas, there are many words resembling Sanskrit – as Inti – the sun, while Indra is the Hindu god of the heavens.
Señor Vincente Lopez, a Spanish gentleman of Montevideo, in 1872 published a work entitled "Les Races Aryennes in Pérou," author of The Aryan Races in Peru writes:
“Every page of Peruvian poetry bears the imprint of Ramayana and Mahabharata.”
Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888) was United States Charge d'affaires to Central America in 1849 and author of Peru; Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas and The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature in America.
Comparing the temples of India, Java and Mexico, he wrote nearly a hundred years ago:
"a proper examination of these monuments would disclose the fact that in their interior as well as their exterior form and obvious purposes, these buildings (temples in Palanque, Mexico) correspond with great exactness to those of Hindustan..." (source: The serpent symbol, and the worship of the reciprocal principles of nature in America - By Ephraim George Squier and India: Mother of Us All - Edited by Chaman Lal p. 91).
Connection with ancient Maya civilisation of South America
Honduras or Howler Monkey God (misnormer of the name 'Hanuman'), the monkey god? was a major deity worshiped in one of the oldest civilizations, Maya civilization. This monkey god has form like Hanuman Ji, and he is holding a mace. The major deity Howler Monkey is regarded as Vayu-Devta in their civilization, and Hanuman is also the incarnation of Vayu, being the son of wind-god. This again shows a connection of Bharatvarsham (India) with ancient-civilisation of Mayas of South America.
In Vedic-scriptures there is story of a Mayan Architect, and Mayans of Maya civilisation were well known Architects; The Pyramids of Mexico and America have stark resemblances with the Pyramid Temples of South East Asia.
Everyone knows Zero was proposed by ancient Indians. Mayas claim that their ancestors discovered Zero, which indicates Mayans and present Indians had same ancestors i.e. Vedic people.
Maize had previously been reported in several Hoysala temples by Carl Johannessen and Anne Z. Parker, corn did not exist in that entire part of the world until 1300 except in India and Mexico. People see corn sculpted on walls of temples belonging to 12th century or older; In one of the Vishnu Temples (Chenna Keshava Temple) in South India, the Vishnu statue has a Maize (corn) in one of his hands. In one of Shiva-temple, Lord Shiva has black corn in his hands. Thus, it again indicates some story of Vedic past of Mexico or it's connection with ancient India.
Elephants are often seen in Mayan Pyramids, but they are not native to the land, perhaps the people who knew elephants were from Bharatvarsh (India).
In recent excavations, Indian Statues have been resurfacing around in Mexico Sea Harbors. However, this is not covered by the main-stream media, but a book also shows this aspect about Mexico.
Shri Rama's court sculpted in Guatemala!
Eminent scholars who studied and researched over ancient civilisations remind us that the post-Columbus history of America for 300 years was the story of ruthless destruction and fanatics like Bishop Diego da Landa burnt a huge bonfire of valuable documents giving insight into the details of ancient civilisations of Latin America. Perhaps, Christianity destroyed most of the valuable things having links with the ancient civilisations once flourished in Latin-America. One of the most remarkable findings has been the deciphering of what is the archaeological sculpture 'Panel 3 of Piedras Negras' in Guatemala.
Panel No. 3 of Piedras Negras, Guatemala, depicts the coronation of the 'Hero Twins' of Twin Myth (Popul Voh). Their story has a remarkable likeness to the story of 'Luv and Kush', the twins of 'Ramayana'. In the panel, the two young boys on the right could be 'Luv' and 'Kush' and in the centre, the king on throne is Sri Rama. On their left are three princes, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrugna (the brothers of Shri Rama).
In the context of the Twin Myth (Popul Voh), the text in Panel No. 3 of Piedras Negras has been interpreted as the depiction of the throne accession or coronation ceremony of the Hero Twins, the description of the palace and those attending the ceremony.
The Paracas Candelabra, also called the Candelabra of the Andes or The Trident of Peru, is a well-known prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay in Peru. The reason for the Candelabra's creation is unknown to scientists, although it is most likely a representation of the trident, a lightning rod of the god Viracocha, who is seen in mythology throughout South America. This Trident was known to ancient civilization of Peru, and Vedic People during Ramayana period. This was the reason in Ramayana, when Sugreeva directs his army of vanara-s to go in all directions in search of Sita ji, He instructed the group of Vanaras going in east direction to go to the farthest of east-direction, and look for a Trident etched on a mountain top. Sugriva mentioned about that trident (of Peru) in following verses.
त्रिशिराः काञ्चनः केतुस्तालस्तस्य महात्मनः ।
स्थापितः पर्वतस्याग्रे विराजति सवेदिकः ॥
पूर्वस्यां दिशि निर्माणं कृतं तत्त्रिदशेश्वरैः ।
ततः परं हेममयः श्रीमानुदयपर्वतः ॥
तस्य कोटिर्दिवं स्पृष्ट्वा शतयोजनमायता ।
जातरूपमयी दिव्या विराजति सवेदिका ॥
(श्रीवाल्मीकि रामायण ४.४०.५३-५५)
triśirāḥ kāñcanaḥ kētustālastasya mahātmanaḥ ।
sthāpitaḥ parvatasyāgrē virājati savēdikaḥ ॥
pūrvasyāṃ diśi nirmāṇaṃ kṛtaṃ tattridaśēśvaraiḥ ।
tataḥ paraṃ hēmamayaḥ śrīmānudayaparvataḥ ॥
tasya kōṭirdivaṃ spṛṣṭvā śatayōjanamāyatā ।
jātarūpamayī divyā virājati savēdikā ॥
(śrīvālmīki rāmāyaṇa 4.40.53-55)
Translation : A long golden pylon (Trident) resembling a palm tree with three limbs as its heads is established on the peak of that mountain as the insignia of that great-souled Ananta, and it will be lustrous with a golden podium. That pylon resembling a greet palm tree with three branches is constructed as the easterly compass by celestials gods, and beyond that a completely golden mountain is there, namely the august Udaya Mountain, resemblin Mt. Sunrise, beyond which it is all west. The pinnacles of Mt. Sunrise will be touching heavens for their height is hundred yojana-s and that divine mountain greatly glitters for it is completely golden, and it is pedestalled with suchlike glittering mountains.
This trident or the Paracas Candelabra, etched on mountain of Andes can be seen really glittering from the sky, It is acting as the compass for the end of eastern farthest point! Trident is called In above verses, Ramayana refers to the Andes as the ‘Udaya’ Mountains, the mountains of ‘Sunrise’.
Thus such perfect description of the trident of Peru in Ramayana indicates that people of Ramayana period had seen this Trident from sky.
Vedic Names in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, South America
Note names of places and people beginning with word "Ram"
1. Ram-allah - Place in Israel
2. Ramathiam - a place in Isreal called "Ramathiam", which is nothing but a corruption of "Ramadhaam", meaning place of Ram, like Akshaydhaam. Dental 'th' can become dental "dh", and in transliterating sounds, "a" can become "i" or "ai".
3. Rameshe - Male name in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, like Navaye Rameshe.
4. Ramadi - Place in Iraq
5. Ramdiyah - Place in Iraq
6. Ramzi - Male name like Ramzi Yunus, Ramzi bin al-Shibh
7. Ramzu - Male name like Ramzu Munshir, Amr Ramzu, Ramzu Yunus,
8. Ramirej - Spanish/Latin name.
9. Rami - Jew name
10. Ramesys - The title of Egypt’s ancient rulers, the dynasty of Ramesis, with the Sanskrit words "Ram Eisus," meaning "Rama-the God" means Rulers were the descendants of Shri Rama-God.
The word "Rama" is an epithet of qualities like pleasing , pleasant , charming , lovely , beautiful, etc. - and an epithet for God Principle.
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.
I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the river Ganges.