Tuesday, 17 July 2012

THE SANSKRIT CONNECTION - TEMPLE OF ARAQHAMA, PERU

The ancient town of Ollantaytambo in Peru, is located on the intersection of the rivers Urubamba, sanskrit (उर्वी अम्बा) or 'Urviamba' meaning 'Earth Mother', and river 'Patakancha' (पात कंचन) or 'Falling Gold' or 'Flowing Gold' river. This ancient town in Peru, famous for its temples and agricultural terraces. The Sanskrit connect to the name Ollantaytambo os discussed here.

The town of Ollantaytambo lies on the left bank of the River Patakancha. A smaller compound called 'Araqhama' lies on the right bank of the Patakancha.

Araqhama Complex is famous for its Sun Temple and a large Temple Plaza by the name of Manya-Araki. Interestingly Arqa or Arka (आर्क) is the Sanskrit word for 'Sun'.

In Sanskrit 'manya' (मान्य) means 'respected' or 'honorable' - 'manya-araki' would then mean 'respected Sun (God)'.

The 'Manyaraki' Plaza - 'manya' is Sanskrit for
'respected' and 'araka' is 'sun'

Like many other ancient Temples in South America, the names Araqama and Manyaraki are highly likely to be distortions of their ancient Sanskrit pronunciation.

Miles Poindexter (April 22, 1868 – September 21, 1946), who was an an American politician who served as a United States Representative, a United States Senator and also as the Ambassador of the United States to Peru made the following observation, "There is nothing strange in the fact that much of the religious mythology of the Mexicans and Peruvians was undoubtedly of Asiatic origin when it is considered that all of our religions come from Asia....Both the Inca and Mayan civilizations, even their languages, had much in common with our own, inherited from the same common far eastern Cradle-land of the race....America in race and culture was but an extension of Asia, and it is said that in pre-glacial times it was geographically so...The name Asia itself appears on the Peruvian coast, south of Lim."
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