South America Patal Lok of Ramayan!

 Lord Hanuman idols of Maya civilization

  • American explorers give proofs

Beyond the Horizon

By Pradeep Kumar

Sage Balmiki composed Ramyana mentions that Lanka’s demon king Ravan’s younger brother Mahiravan with his magical powers had entered the camp in Panchabati and kidnapped resting Rama and Lakshman using his sorcery and taken them to Patal Lok to perform a ritual by sacrificing them.

The sudden disappearance of Rama and Lakshman caused great distress among their allies, but Pawansut Hanuman on learning it had reached Patal Lok, who had forceful fight with Patal Lok guardian Makardhwaja. Hanuman impressed with strength and valour asked his identity, when he had introduced himself as the son of mighty Hanuman. With his divine power, Hanuman relaised the truth, introduced himself and blessed him to always rule Patal Lok, where he would always be revered.

If one looks at the globe, India and the United States are located just horizontally in opposite direction.

According to ancient Hindu text Patal Lok is located in South America, possibly in Mexico or Belize. The idea that Patal Lok is in Central America is based on the following reasons:

A tunnel dug from India is said to emerge directly at Ciudad Blanca, a recently discovered ancient city in Honduras. Statues of monkey god Hanuman have been found in the tunnel, with the monkey god sitting on his knees and holding a mace-like weapon (in picture).

The name of Mayasura, who built a palace for the Pandavas in Hastinapur, sounds similar to “Maya”, an advanced civilization in South America. The sun rises in Patal Lok when it sets on Earth, which suggests it’s on the other side of the globe.

In 1927, interestingly world famous aviator Charles Lindbergh reported seeing the “white City” while flying over eastern Honduras in Meso America. In 1939, adventurer Theodore Morde claim to have found a “City of monkey god” in the rain forest of Honduras. He never revealed its exact location in fear of loot before his death.

Interest grew as numerous explorer searched for it. In May 2012, a team led by documentary filmmaker Steve Elkins released a documentary showing his discovery using remote sensing technique Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), a technology of laser scanning or 3D scanning.

The question arises: How come Indian Hindu God can be found in Meso America? The “lost city of Monkey God” in Honduras is the fabled Patal Lok (Netherworld) described in the mythological Hindu epic Ramayana. During the battle with Ravan, Ram and Lakshman were kidnapped by Ravan’s half brother Ahiravan and were carried to Patal Lok.

Hanuman went to Patal Lok to rescue them where he faced his own son Makardhawj as his nemesis. After defeating Makardhawj and killing Ahiravan, Hanuman made his son the King of Patal Lok and left with Ram and Lakshman. Hanuman with his asta siddhi had the power to fly. Thus, flying to Central America from India and returning was possible for him.

Moreover, many similarities are found in Maya civilization and Hindu culture. The word Maya might have come from ‘Mayasura’, the great architect and father-in-law of Ravan. He might have overseen building of pyramids in Central America for landing of Ravan’s Pushpak Vimana.

The word ‘Kancha’ means gold in Sankrit. There is an ancient site in Central America called ‘Qorikancha’ which means ‘courtyard of gold’. Ravan’s Lanka as per Ramayana was made up of gold. Ravan might have visited ancient cities of Meso America in search of gold. Moreover, Ravana migh have visited Peru’s Rainbow Mountain, over the shoulders of Vinicunca, its Quechua means coloured mountain.

In Mayan civilization, a blood-letting ceremony was practiced to appease the gods. In some text in Ramayana, there is an indication that Ravan relish human blood.

Other similarity with Hindu culture is the discovery of “Havana kund” in Paraiso Fire temple at Caral, a pretty oldest Columbian site. Kultunlini found in Mayan civilization, means vital life force in Sanskrit. Yokhah in Mayan civilization means yoga in Sanskrit or combination with higher force.

According to the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas, Lord Rama was born on January 10, 5114 BC, which is 7,133 years ago. The Planetarium Gold software was used to calculate this date by entering details about the current planetary positions and zodiac constellations. The software also found that the date was the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the Chaitra month, which is around 12–1 PM. This is the same time and date that Ramnavmi is celebrated in India today.

According to Vivekananda International Foundation Scientific Dating of Ancient Events from 7000 BC to 2000 BC, this data was entered into the ‘Planetarium Gold’ software in 2012, the results indicated that this was exactly the location of planets/stars vis-à-vis zodiac constellations on 10th January noon in 5114 BC, which is 7,133 years ago, in Ayodhya in Treta Yuga or Great Age. By making use of software to convert solar calendar into lunar calendar, it was found that this date was 9th day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month and the time was around 12 to 1 noon. This is exactly the time and date when Ramnavmi is celebrated all over India till date.

Maya was a Mesoamerican civilization that existed from antiquity to early modern period and known by its ancient temples and  most sophisticated and highly developed writing system (script). The civilization is also noted for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar and astronomical system.

The Maya civilization was developed in Maya region, which today comprises southeastern Mexico, Gautemala including Sierra Madre, Belize, western portions of Honduras, El Salvador, northern lowlands of Yucantan Peninsula, Mexican state of Chipas, southern Gautemala and southern lowlands of Pacific littoral plain. Today, their descendants, known collectively as the Maya, number well over 6 million individuals and speak more than 28 surviving Mayan languages.

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