Introductory Note to Theme No: 4 – Aryans in Germany
(Based on Bhagwan S. Gidwani’s Return of the Aryans – ISBN 0-14-024053 – 5)
American Institute of Sindhulogy (AIS) has pleasure in forwarding to you Theme No: 4 – Aryans from Bharat Varsha in Germany (5,000 BCE) – based on excerpts from Gidwani’s Return of the Aryans, from page 875 of the book.
The presentation of this Theme No: 4, takes more than 60 pages and can be access using the link below.
Among various aspects, this presentation shows: •The routes taken by Aryans of Bharat Varsha to reach Germany – first to Iran, then to Turkey, and crossing of the Sea that came to be known as Black Sea, connecting with Dana (Danube) River and finally to the Forest that came to be known as Black Forest of Germany when our dark-complexioned Aryans reached there in 5,000 BCE.
•Adventures and mishaps suffered by Aryans throughout the journey and in the Black Forest.
•Aryans of Bharat Varsha introduced ‘SWASTIKA’ to Germans which continued to be regarded as auspicious for long centuries though in recent times, Nazi Germany misused this seal and symbol, for its own vicious purposes.
•The attack, first by one of the ten tribes of Germany and finally by all the ten German tribes combined, against the Aryans of Bharat Varsha – Battles. . . Bloodshed. . . . Death . . . of many – and final victory of the Aryans and the local Germans who joined them.
•Aryans of Bharat Varsha supported Woden (Odin) who joined them, and succeeded in uniting all the ten tribes and the entire Germanic lands came under a single Tribe-Chief (Woden).
•Aryans of Bharat Varsha introduced the horse to the German people. Till then horses were unknown in Germany and were brought to Germany by another Aryan contingent returning from Lithuania. Aryans taught Germans horse-riding for sport and battle
•Aryans of Bharat Varsha, with the support of Tribe-Chief (Woden), saw to it that slavery was abolished in Germany and all thralls (slaves) were freed.
•Woden (Odin) also, on the basis of Aryan influence, put a stop to human sacrifices to Gods and animal sacrifices to Priests.
•Among the local Germans joining the Aryans of Bharat Varsha, there are those that later would come to be known as Gods in Germany, Europe and England – notably, Woden (Odin), his wife Frigga and their son Baldr (Bal Deva) who joined the Aryans would be recognized as Gods. Woden would be honoured by naming a day of the week (WEDNESDAY) to commemorate his name and his wife Frigga would be considered a Goddess and she too would be honored by naming a day of the week (FRIDAY) in her name. Those two days of the week continue to be so named till today, just as THURSDAY is named after God Thor of Germany whom also Woden praised in his public announcement, though possibly for political purposes as the book ‘Return of the Aryans’ seems to suggest.
•While these local Germans would be considered Gods in Germany, Europe and England, the fact remains that among the Aryans of Bharat Varsha they would be known not as gods – but simply as heroic friends who supported the Aryans. None of the fables and legends surrounding their godhood would take root in Bharat Varsha. As it is, there is no known basis in fact for all those legends and fables about Woden (Odin) that became current in Germany, Europe and England. He was undoubtedly a good and a great man, a man with love for god and humanity who, with the help of Aryans of Bharat Varsha, brought unity among all the tribes of Germany and administered the country wisely and compassionately as its sole Tribe-Chief. The fables and legends in Germany and elsewhere have to be regarded as imaginary tales by poets in the post-Odin era.
•There were other legends too, even many, many centuries after Woden (Odin)’s era. Naming of the sea as Black sea which Aryans crossed to reach River Danube, naming of the place where Aryans landed as Black Forest, and naming Aryan camps, weapons and speech with appellation of black was intended to refer to the dark-complexioned Aryans – and this itself led, centuries later, to a celebrated Greek legend, which even today is regarded in the European mind and literature as quasi-historical in the sense that events in that legend are accepted as having really occurred and its heroes and heroines are believed to have actually lived. This Greek legend speaks of the heroic voyage of Jason and the Argonauts who set out across the Black sea in search of the Golden Fleece to be found in a kingdom of black people there. This thrilling saga has been embellished by folk tales and fiction over the centuries, but is wrongly believed to have a definite substratum of history. It may be that the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts did take place but despite their heroism it was doomed to fail. The fact is that there never was a kingdom of black people in the Black sea. Nor was there a golden fleece, anywhere there. But what then was the inspiration for the fable? This information is given from page 886 in the book. – Return of the Aryans.
•As to progressive changes in the skin color of the people of Bharat Varsha from dark to nearly brown, during the last 7,000 years, see from page 885 of Return of the Aryans
•A large number of local Germans joined the Aryan contingent on their return to their home town in Bharat Varsha.
•Many bachelor Aryans of Bharat Varsha married local German girls – and they left Germany to return to Bharat Varsha
•God Woden(Odin) and Goddess Frigga’s son Baldr (Bal Deva), known as ‘Spotless’, was recognized and honoured also as a god in Germany in his own right. He came to Bharat Varsha, and passed quite a few years at the confluence of Sindhu River and the Sindhu Sea (known now also as Arabian Sea) He passed his last days at Hari Har Dwara (Hardwar) and was cremated at Varnash (Varanasi) on banks of Ganga River .
The above are some of the aspects which I thought are worth noting. Among other factors, which I should mention are :
* Purity of the Race and Racial Cleansing: There was concern even in 5,000 BCE among German tribes of the need to keep the German race whole, wholesome and pure. All infants born with birth-defect had to be killed instantaneously, whatever be the feelings of the parents of the newly-born. The view held was that ‘the impurity of a single individual will contaminate many and the entire tribe shall then decay and crumble’. Woden(Odin), when he became the Tribe-Chief of all Germany, put a stop to the practice of killing infants born with birth-defect.
* German Military Mind: Every tribe had a large army for often they were at war with one another. The German soldier was efficient, brave and disciplined. To him, ‘orders were orders – and if the lawful authority gave those orders, all questions ceased.’ Even so, stirrings of conscience took place, at times, in the heart of soldiers.
The above aspects appear worth noting to me. You all may discover other note-worthy aspects in the Theme No.4. These and many others aspects may be seen in the attached Theme No.4 and more so, in Bhagwan S. Gidwani’s Return of the Aryans, published by Penguin books ( ISBN -0-14-024053 -5). The book should be available in your nearby Library. AIS Website has a list of many libraries which have this book – and if your Library does not have it, they can obtain the book from other Libraries, under their Exchange Program.
With encouragement from AIS, many student-researchers are working to unearth the story of Bharat Varsha – its values, ideals, philosophy and history in the pre-Vedic times. While Bhagwan S. Gidwani’s Return of the Aryans is backed by enormous research, it presents the pre-Vedic times of Bharat Varsha and the birth and beginnings of the roots of Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) prior to 8,000 BCE and the origin of Aryans in 5,000 BCE in the form of a story, in novel form, with some imaginative judgments too. Yet Return of the Aryans is the only book, so far, on the Pre-Vedic times of India. We hope that our student-researchers will succeed in making a voyage of discovery into our pre-Vedic past. Should you have any clues or relevant information of that era, we, at AIS shall be grateful to have that information.
NOTE: The above is INTRODUCTION only. For Detailed presentation, please access the web page under the heading of “PROJECTS” where the “Themes from Return of the Aryans’ appear. See, in particular, Chapter 4 (Parts 1, 2 and 3) – Aryans In Germany or use the link provide below.
Submitted by President AIS (American Institute of Sindhulogy)