Australia’s astonishing connection with ancient India

By Jitendra Bhojwani

India is a country with a vast history. Right from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata till Ashoka, India’s history is a perfect example of diversity. However, one of the things that have restricted India from enjoying an elevated status like China is the reluctance of ancient Indians in writing history in a lucid manner rather than using larger than life descriptions, adjectives and attributes. It allows the modern world scientist to refute the Indian epics’ candidature to be considered as a reliable source of historical information. However, there is another perspective to this: just like internet, a few thousand years ago, would have been a “magical” device and people going to the moon would have been seen as “extraordinary superhuman” in the same way it is also possible that what was considered as “natural” standards and qualifications of the people in ancient India, are today seen as “unbelievably supernatural”.  However, that’s a different topic and demands a separate discussion.

Today, we would like to present a few striking facts that prove a deep ancient connection between Australia and India.

Vasudhev Kutumbakam: The whole world is a single nation

It is said that earlier the entire planet was ruled and managed by one king, Parikshit Maharaj. Hence one can still find the Vedic remnants at many places. One such place is Australia. Australia, due to its abundant natural resources was given a prominent place during that era.

Connection with Pandavas

Australia has a very close connection with Pandavas, the heroes of Mahabharat. In fact during the era of Mahabharat, it was imperative to gain physical strength and a mastery over various weapons. The weapons of that period were enormously effective, especially arrows that could play havoc. So, in order to practice the weapons at a safe place, Pandavas went to a vast stretch of uninhabited place. It was there that these weapons were stored and practiced. That place was named aptly: The store of weapons. In Sanskrit, it translates to Astra(the weapons) Laya(the house) pronounced as Astralaya.

The city of Sydney

With the period of time the name gained a few changes and today it is known as Australia. Besides, a large part of Australia is an uninhabited desert that presented a perfect platform for carrying out experiments and practice. Once the practice was over and one excelled in the art of weaponry, they were called Siddhas or experts, just like Graduate, Doctorate or other degrees we have today. They would be shifted to another part of the continent. It was just like being shifted from a junior school to a senior school. As the people living in those areas were known as Siddhas, the city got its name “Siddha” that, during the course of millenniums, became “Sydney”.

The city of Perth

One particular Pandava who went by the name of Arjuna decided to move to another place as he was “The expert among experts”. So, he moved to another exclusive place that was named after his popular name “Partha”. The name of that city also went through some modifications and it is known as Perth today.

The reality of Gympie Pyramids

There is a particular Gympie pyramid in Australia where many idols have been found that are strangely similar to Indian idols. Besides, no logical explanation of that pyramid being there could have been produced by now. However, going by the Indian epics it can be assumed that Gympie Island is the place that was used by Indians of ancient era for some specific duties.

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