EARLY ARYAN AGE
800,000 years ago to 10,000 BC
Historically, India was also known as Aryavarta which means “land of the Aryans”. The Buddha, Siddartha Gautama, was a person of noble birth, and his followers addressed him as Aryaputra which means “the son of an Arya”. India is known to have a society in which people coexisted and belonged to different races, religions, languages, and backgrounds. Aryans who settled in prehistoric Iran and India shared a common ancestry, but they parted in matters of languages and backgrounds.
The Ancient Aryans may be a sub-species of the human race, or an alien from another planet, or both, as they migrated and intermingled with the human race. They fled the destruction of their homeland of Atlantis and also migrated from time to time before the last complete destruction of their homeland. The Aryans were known as cattle herders, and as they migrated, the herds came with them. Also, as lands dried up, agriculture did also, and migrations continued into other areas. Aryans were an ancient, gifted people who migrated from their homeland to also settle Europe. Everything great, fruitful, and noble in the work of Man in this Earth springs from the great Aryan family and that includes the ancient cultures of Egypt, Rome, China, and Peru.
Aryan is the English name for the Sanskrit word Arya. Arya is also a term which is connected to the source of the country named Iran. It came from a phrase meaning “kingdom of the Aryans” and later came to be known as a symbol of Indo-European people. The Aryans also settled in Nordic countries and also North America through the Bering Strait.
India had a very deep historic connection with the concept of Arya, a tradition which most likely originated in memory of an ancient group of people who inhabited the region and wielded considerable influence and authority. Aryans probably came in two or more waves and colonized the land. There is no evidence to suggest that they occupied the land forcibly. The Aryans were light skinned, but when intermingling with other humans from India, their skin became darker.
Despite the fact that there is no historical records of this period, there is a mythical record in the form of religious literature known as “The Vedas”. These stories are of the Aryan culture and are one of the most important books in the history of India. All of southern and western India were not thoroughly Aryanized, and the basic character of the Vedic religion underwent dramatic changes during the post Rigvedic period. The Aryan Sanskrit symbol is the Svastica (sometimes spelled Swastica) which means “all is well”. The origin of the Swastica is with the Aryan race. Adolph Hitler sadly misused this symbol. The name Aryan is associated with love, light, and beauty. It would be disrespectful to refer to, or represent, the Aryan race in any other way.
Sir William James, in 1786, noticed similarities between Sanskrit and the classic languages of Europe; such as, Greek, Latin, Gothic, Celtic, and Persian. This laid a foundation for the Proto-Indo-Euro languages. Sir James stated “The Sanskrit language, whatever its antiquity, is of wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing in both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could not possibly have been produced by accident. There is a similar reason, though, not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothic and Celtic, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanskrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family”.
This is a background with an ancient Sanskrit text etched into a stone tablet.
What proof do we have that these languages had a common ancestor? The linguists tried to study the origin and evolution of the various words of each language and their possible connection with similar words in other languages. Their attempts yielded irrefutable evidence of their common origin and gradual evolution.
We shall continue next month with Part VI sharing additional information of the Sanskrit language and its people and also information on the Continent of Atlantis which, it is said, is the Aryan homeland.
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