ANCESTORS OF INDIANS WERE ARYANS AND THEY RESIDED IN INDIA:
As per modern history right since childhood we are taught that our ancestors were semi civilized Aryans and they resided in Central Asia. From the North West Frontier they entered India. At that time over here for more than 1000 years an Indus Valley Civilization bloomed forth whose residents were chiefly Dravids. The attacking Aryan Race crushed this civilization and pushed the Dravids to southern India. Then within a few centuries these Aryans created the Vedas, spread their culture in entire India and authored the grat civilization of Ganges.
There is no concrete proof which tells us that our ancestors were Berber, barbaric and uncivilized who had come from abroad. In fact European rulers, missionaries and historians harboring enmity towards India planned this illusory scam. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee while warning us all regarding this illusory mesh and who gave us the Mantra of attaining freedom from alien rule told his countrymen that I must warn you all with very harsh words because European scholars are hell bent on proving to you that Indian history is tainted. They wish to erase all your pride and patriotism for India and want to lead you astray. Even today it is not out of turn to remind ourselves of foreigners aspiring to erase our sense of glory towards India.
The bare fact is that there is no concrete proof that Aryans were aliens who attacked India. This thought palace built on falsehood has been razed to the ground by data unfolded by researchers of truth and facts today. It was at first Swami Dayananda Saraswati who vehemently challenged the opinion that Aryans were foreign invaders and not citizens of India. Swamiji made it clear that the word Arya mentioned in the Vedas does not connote any particular race but that it is an ethical inner quality.
After this Swami Vivekananda too with his divine energy introduced the pride and glory of India to his fellow countrymen. He not only possessed experiential wisdom of Indian literature but that he had deeply studied western history and religion. It did not take him long to decipher the vile designs of westerners as far as Aryans are concerned. That is why in a speech delivered in America Swamiji mockingly said: Your western scholars talk of Aryans arriving in the alien land of India and by snatching away the land of aborigines dwelling there and pushing them away they themselves started residing there. All this is but pure humbug and foolish childish imaginations. It is very surprising that even our Indian scholars accept this observation in a blind fashion. Swamiji was pained to note that such terrible lies are taught to our Indian children.
Further ahead Shri Aurobindo Ghosh in his book ‘Secret of the Vedas’ has alerted and cautioned Indian citizens of the unfortunate beliefs of European scholars regarding Vedas. He opines that they do not have any proof for the belief that Aryans had invaded India from the North-West region. According to Shri Aurobindo there is no such proof in the Vedas. Also the differences demarcated between Aryans and Dravids too is deluded and illusory. After studying Tamil deeply he found a deep bond between Tamil and Sanskrit languages and found that both these were branches of a primordial language that is no more.
Ten years after Shri Aurobindo the mathematician and language scholar R Swaminarayan Iyer on the basis of profound studies in Tamil concluded that there is a deep relationship between Tamil and Sanskrit languages. According to him Dravid based verbs were of Indo-Aryan origin which as time lapsed by became quite distorted and became very difficult to identify. South India’s language scholar and mathematician N S Rajaram opines based on his research studies that Dravid languages possess fair bit of similarity with Sanskrit language. In a certain sense Dravid languages have kept its ancient Sanskrit nature more secure when compared to North Indian languages like Hindi.
The father of India’s constitution Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar after studying Vedas studiously concluded that the belief of Aryans invading India has no concrete evidence to prove it. This principle is based on past imaginations wherein facts were twisted in a big way to prove their erroneous belief. In Vedas nowhere has been mentioned a separate Aryan race. In it there is no proof that Aryan race had invaded India. There is no evidence of Aryans gaining victory on Indian origin aborigines and that there was never a racial difference between Aryans and Dravids. There is no mention of skin color difference too. If Anthropology is a science that unfolds the caste of people of world society its research proves that both Brahmins and Shudras labeled untouchables originate from one single race. If Brahmins are Aryans it follows suit that Shudras too are Aryans. If Brahmins are Dravids, untouchables too are Dravids.
Neither in Vedas nor texts of alien lands possess proof that Aryan race had their own region outside India. In reality all regions with reference to Aryans like Saptasindhu, Aryavarta, Bharatvarsha etc exist in India itself. In Ramayan, Mahabharat and Purana texts there is a mention of a high statured well developed civilization in India itself that existed for many thousands of years.
A renowned author Bhagwan S Gidwani in his book ‘Return of the Aryans’ has challenged this historical faith that Aryans of European origin after entering India from the North-West destroyed the Harappa or Indus Valley Civilization. Mr. Gidwani came to this conclusion after studying the well known songs and proofs of archaeology and history for many eras pertaining to Aryans amongst people of about 20 countries of India, Europe and Asia. He has strong faith that Aryans are actually original resident of India.
In 1920-22 digging by India’s Archeology Department in Harappa and Mohenjodaro area has thrown a lot of light on this subject. After many years in other regions too such spots were found which throws light not only on the all pervasive nature of this civilization but also on its well developed nature. This was called the Indus Valley Civilization but as per later research conducted this civilization chiefly resided on the banks of Saraswati River. Hence it is more befitting that it be called the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilization. This continued to exist from 3500-1900 BC. Up till now as per research conducted in 1500 regions this was much more widespread than previously thought of. This civilization had spread out to Iran’s border in the West, in North up to Kashmir and ahead of Hindukush Mountain in Turkmania, Baiktriya, Tajikistan’s foot regions of Pamir Mountains and to the south near Godavri River and in east much ahead of New Delhi it covered an area of 2 million sq km. This civilization was much more gigantic than its contemporary civilization in Egypt or Mesopotamia. Doubtlessly, it was one of the greatest civilizations witnessed in world history.
From all archeological research conducted in the Sindhu-Saraswati region no such proof has come by that says that Aryans had arrived from outside India. It is certainly not proved by the vessels, weapons, writings, art, images etc found here. In fact bang opposite to this civilization has been proved to have a Vedic nature.
In Rigaveda not only one finds a description of ships in the sea but there is also mention of cities along with business and industry which is very similar to that of Sindhu-Saraswati civilization and that it had no relationship with the Berber race of Central Asia. The most special aspect of this civilization was its city development and management whose high stature was seen in Europe after 2000 years lapsed by. It had trade links with alien countries like Oman, Bahrain and Sumer. Its ‘lothal’ got the glory of being the world’s first dockyard and tidal lock.
The coins found here tell us that the religious traditions of this civilization had Vedic leanings. The images of gods/goddesses can be seen seated in Yoga Mudras. Proof of Vedic culture in it can be found on noting that they worshiped fire, meditated on Shakti along with unveiling of images of Nandi, Pashupati and Shiva. Proof that they carried out Yoga practices comes from images of Yogis sitting in meditation and making use of various Mudras. The mysterious Sindhu handwriting script had a bond with Sanskrit language can be proved from various coins dug up from there.
In its widespread form the Sindhu-Saraswati civilization was Vedic in nature whose cultural foundation is conjoined to the Vedas. From the clay of 6000 years nothing has been dug up which proves that this civilization was different from Vedic civilization that is in the form of Hindu religion today. One who vehemently believed that Aryans invaded India, John Marshall too in the book ‘Mohenjodaro and the Hindu Civilization’ has been forced to say that the religion of Indus Valley people so similar to India that in no way today it can be looked upon as separate from Hindu religion. The civilizations of both Mohenjodaro and Harappa are not primordial ones but are well mature ones behind which lies the intense labor of humans for thousands of years at a stretch.
The chief river of Sindhu-Saraswati civilization that is River Saraswati may no longer exist today yet it did exist in ancient times based on proof unearthed from archeological surveys. Via satellite photography this has been proved correct. At the feet of Himalayas it flowed in the Shivalik Mountains. Near Ambala in Punjab it touched the plains. It flowed by the side of the Sindhu River first going to the dessert of Rajasthan, then going to the Kutch dessert area of Gujrat and then merging into the Arabian sea. This was a wide river spanning 3 x 10 km. At one point in time even the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers were its branches. This flow which ended in 10000 BC in the Ice Age was full of brimming waters due to the melting of Himalayan glaciers and ice rocks. After detailed research studies it has been found that River Saraswati many a time changed the direction of its flow due to excess flooding and earthquakes as a result of which Sutlej River starting running towards the Sindhu River and Yamuna started flowing towards the east. From direct proof available it is clear that in between for many centuries the land remained arid as a result of which River Saraswati was partitioned into many branches and by 2000 BC it completely dried up.
In the Vedic Era this was the central region of activities, austerities and spiritual practices of Rishi-Munis (Aryans). In the era of Rigaveda it flowed with full force. Aryans resided on its bank and after getting glorified with its boons and sacred gifts they eulogized River Saraswati. In Rigaveda (2-41/16) it is eulogized as a Supreme Mother and Supreme River.
From Rigaveda, epic Mahabharat and other Puranas the knowledge of the state of this river can be unveiled from pilgrim spots found on its shores. In the Rigaveda it is written that this great river flows from the mountains to the ocean. In Mahabharat it has been written that this river dried up in a dessert. The opinion of Aryans as foreign invaders depicts that all these texts came into existence after 1000 BC which means that it talks of 1000 years post Saraswati River drying up which is totally baseless.
Archeologists have unearthed 700 spots of different shapes of its dried up bed whereas on the banks of Sindhu River only 100 such spots were found. On this basis too it is fully justified too look upon life giving River Saraswati as the chief region of this civilization. These many spots prove one more thing. The existence of houses in the middle of this dried river proves that River Saraswati had commenced drying up before 3000 BC whereas it flowed in full throttle during Rigaveda era. During a terrible famine around 1200-1900 BC River Saraswati was rendered naught. Due to this many other regions too were hampered. The Sumer civilization of Mesopotamia too got destroyed as a result. As soon as Sindhu-Saraswati civilization got destroyed its indwellers at first headed towards the new flow of River Yamuna and then came to River Ganges. Over here they established a new civilization which we all have inherited on the basis of which we can with pride say our original ancestors were Aryans who were Indians. It was they who rendered India more sacred than heaven too.