Professor P.N. Oak states in his book ‘Vedic World Heritage’ that, “The Jews, alias Judiast, alias Zionists had to migrate from Dwarka kingdom after the Mahabharata war because life there became impossible as a result of the nuclear explosion and anarchy.”
He further states that 22 tribes left Dwarka in quick succession after the disaster. Ten of these tribes quickly perished but of the 12 remaining, families began to settle in the region that we today know as Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Greek and Russia.
Some have completely rejected what Prof P. N. Oak has stated because misinformation and questionable theories such as Aryan Invasion are so engraved in the minds of most that it is not possible to easily accept a theory that questions them. However, if one investigates the Mahabharata, the culture of the times of Mahabharata and the movement of these tribes, much evidence springs up, that indicates that there is substance to Professor Oak’s research.
The tribes moved westward from what is present day India. So is there any evidence of Sri Krishna, who was the foremost member of the Yadhu tribe and his followers in the above mentioned region. His followers must have set up cities and temples in his name.
The first evidence comes in the form of the ancient city of Madaba in Jordon best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. The etymology of its name is unknown, however to many the name Madava (माधव) as one of the names of Krishna is familiar.
It is said that underneath almost every house in Madaba lies a fine Byzantine mosaic. Many of these mosaics have been excavated and are on display in the town’s museum. It is estimated that many more lie hidden waiting to be discovered. Here is a look at a few that have been excavated.
|An ancient Madaba Mosaic.
Notice the ‘tilak‘ between the brows.
|Notice the mark on the forehead and
the hand-gesture in this ancient Madaba Mosaic.
|Could this mosaic be inspired from the
he lore of Radhha and Sri Krishna though
it is said that this is a mosaic of Ammon,
the Greek name of the Egyptian god Yamanu.
About 30 km from Madaba lay the well known city of Ammon, also in present day Jordon. The name ‘Ammon’ is a Greek form of the name of the Egyptian God ‘Yamanu ‘which is said to derive from Yam or Yamm, from the ancient Semitic word meaning ‘sea’. ‘Yam’ is the name of the Canaanite god of rivers and the sea. But Yam (यम) is also the name of the Vedic God of death from which emerges the name of the river Yamuna, on whose banks the story of Sri Krishna unfolds.
A primary source for our knowledge concerning Yam is the Epic of Baal which describes the storm god Baal coming to ascendancy by defeating Yam, in the Canaanite (pre-Judaistic Israel) pantheon. Prof. P. N. Oak has argued that Baal is none other than Baleshwara or Sri Krishna and that the Canans were the people of Kanha or Sri Krishna.
There is much debate on the origins of the name Canan, its etymology is unknown, but to those who are familiar with the Mahabharata it is obvious that the name Canan is a distortion of ‘Kanha’, considering that rivers by the name of ‘Kishon‘ and ‘Narabata‘ still flow in Israel, towns by the names Ramah and Ramathiam and Canan and Gitta still exist in Israel, and the memory of Baal refuses to fade away.
In Iraq too one sees traces of the story of Sri Krishna. Here is a series of stamps commemorated in Iraq in 1979 on the occasion of its spring festival called ‘Mosul’. The name ‘Mosul’ is derived from the name of an ancient city called ‘Mapshila‘ first mentioned by Xenophon in 401 BC, the same location where six centuries after Xenophon’s report, the Sasanian Persian center of Budh-Ardhashīr was built. Notice the name ‘Mapshila’ – many ancient cities around the world have cities named with ‘shila’ as its last syllable – example ‘Takshila‘ in India and ‘Yaxshila‘ in present day Mexico.
|A stamp series from Iraq celebrates ‘Mosul’
and it is said that it depicts a ‘girl’ with a flute and
peacock feathers in her hair- most likely originates from the story of Sri Krishna and Mahabharata.
And here is a bust excavated from the ancient city Susa, Iran belonging to the Parthian times (247 BC- 224 AD). ‘Partha’ is another name of ‘Arjuna‘ – who is the third of the Pandava brothers, who, with Krishna is considered the main hero of Mahabharata.
|Bust excavated from the ancient city of Susa, Iran
Notice the hair and what probably is a
|The child Sri Krishna
|Sri Krishna as a cowherd.|
|The Canan-ite God Baal with his Calf.
That’s the same as Hindu God Kanha or Krishna
with his calf. There’s a Baal-gad town (बाल – गढ़)
in Israel and even a River Kishon!