By AVTAR MOTA
Adds Professor Alexander Vasilyavich Medvedev, chairman of the religious affairs committee of the Urals region.
“The problem amongst our leaders may not be so much in having to accept your movement, but to accept that the Vedic culture could have very well been the original culture here in Russia.You know in Russia practically all the scientists accept that the Vedic culture once flourished here, the center being in the Volga river region.. The debate among our scientists is only if the Aryans came from India or they originated here.”
And is Vedi sanskrit the mother of present day Russian language ?
Noted Scholar Dr Shashi Shekhar Toshkhani adds.
“ I am happy to find you referring to the incredible lexical energy of Sanskrit . It is not just Russian or Polish, words derived from Sanskrit are present in the vocabularies of all European languages, starting with classical Latin and Greek. The Slav languages are replete with words taken from Sanskrit. As we know,the discovery of lexical similarities between Sanskrit and European languages in the 19 th century had thrilled European linguists, as in it, they found “milennial roots” of their linguistic culture. According to Dr. Lokesh Chandra, one of the most eminent scholars of Indian culture, “Sanskrit words in the European languages are millennial roots that reach down into the endless soil of time.” It is not only the adoption of the basic vocabulary, he says, “Sanskrit verbal roots, prefixes and suffixes, as well as the generative system,became the building blocks of European languages.” It is because of the “Westward push” of the Sanskrit speaking Indic people, and not the assumed “push to the East” of the Aryans that Sanskrit became the “substantive base of the Indo-European languages”, Dr. Lokesh Chandra says, giving overwhelming evidence to substantiate his views in this regard.
( Dr W R Rishi (1917-2002) eminent scholar and linguist worked as Translator in Indian Embassy Moscow for some time.. He wrote several books on affinity and closeness between Sanskrit and Russian language. In his scholarly book “India & Russia – Linguistic & Cultural Affinity” he writes ,
“In the sphere of vocabulary, there is such a large number of words which are common to these two languages that it has not been possible to mention all of them in this chapter. Only a list of basic words common to both these two languages has been given. Moreover, as explained in the succeeding paragraphs of this chapter many of the grammatical rules are common to both these languages and the number of words common to these two languages formed after the application of such common grammar rules could be further multiplied.”
Adds Kapil Koul
“ I found this image in a book about Azerbaijan: inscribed stone (in Devnagri script/ Sanskrit) in the wall of the forte in Baku, 12 th Century.”And according to Dr Shashi Shekhar Toshkhani
“The Azerbajan inscription referred to by Kapil Kaul Ji is regarding the Jwala Ji (Goddess of fire ) temple in Baku.”
Furhter one can see Swastika engraved on the stone . oldest swastika is reported to have been found in stone engravings in Ukarine .it is surely a Vedic symbol representing what is known as PURASHAARTHHAA or combination of Dharma (natural order), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation.) )
Avtar Mota is a blogger , writer and columnist