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India's Babylon connection
Did you know that the Sanskrit-speaking rulers of Babylon were the forefathers of the north Indian Hindus? If one was to follow the Mittani trail from Babylon to India one would see that Aryans are the Mittani descendant.
IF ONE was to follow the Mittani trail from Babylon to India one would be shocked to see that Aryans are no one but the Mittani descendant.

Did you know that it were the Sanskrit-speaking rulers of Babylon who emigrated from Central Asia were the forefathers of the north Indian Hindus? Toynbee’s A study of History is a good source but the following extract from Wikipidea is quite enlightening. Around 1700 BC began the first wave of migration of these Babylonians to India who bought in a flavour of the Mitanni or Hurriani culture.

If one scrutinises the culture and language of the Aryans or their descendants (North Indian Hindus) one would see a striking resemblance. However, post Ram Janma Bhoomi issue a lot of these once so proud Aryan descendants were seen disassociating themselves from their origin. As their origin for a change was backfiring at them as foreign invaders who till then were implying that it was the Muslims who invaded the nation.

However, if we just compare the North Indian dialect and culture with that of the Mittanis one would see a striking resemblance. Certain theorems, proper names and other terminology of the Mitanni exhibit an Indo-Aryan superset, suggesting that an Indo-Aryan elite imposed itself over the Hurrian population in the course of the Indo-Aryan expansion. Even the origin of the Aryan deities like Mitra, Varuna, Indra and Nasatys (Ashvins) seem to have a Mittani origin. If one follows Mittani texts then one would be able to trace the root of certain numbers and words.

For instance Kikkuli’s horse training text includes terms such as aika meaning eka or one, tera meaning tri or three, panza being the root word for pancha or five and so on. Words like babhru (brown), palita (grey and pingala (red) all have a Mittani origin. The term for warrior in Sanskrit as well Sanskritic interpretations of Mitanni royal names renders Shuttarna as Sutarna, Bharatarna as Paraterna.

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