Sunday, 22 July 2012


The Paracas Trident of Peru, is a geo-glyph in the Andes Mountains and is regarded in the native folklore as the 'Lightening Rod' of God Viracocha, a pre-Incan god of Mayan Civilization.

The etymology of Paracas:
The name Paracas has a Sanskritic nuance. So lets first take a look at the name 'Paracas'. A direct translation of its Sanskrit cognate 'prakash' (प्रकाश्) is 'light', 'lustre', or 'brightness'. Thousands of years back the Trident etched on the mountain shone brightly due to the peculiarity of the mineral composition of the mountain. In ancient times, the shining trident would have been visible from high up in the skies, therefore it sometimes is regarded as a guiding beacon for ancient UFOs or 'vimanas'.

Another, and even closer, cognate of 'Paracas' is the Sanskrit 'parakash' (पराकाश) which means 'distant view', also appropriate for the 'Paracas Trident' is visible from the high skies even to this day, when the lustre of the shining mineral has eroded considerably.

Paracas Trident, Peru
Associated with God Viracocha

The evidence in Valmiki Ramayana:
In the Vedic and Hindu tradition, the Trident has a prominent place. Lord Shiva wields the Trident (Trishul). Goddess Durga also holds the Trishul, as one of her many weapons. The Trident in Hinduism represents Creation, Maintenance and Destruction. It also represents Time - Past, Present and Future. In the ancient annals of Peru, the Trident of Paracas is associated with God Viracocha. His name itself is a distortion of the name Virochana, a Vedic god who's lore appears along with Indra.

However, the biggest clue and proof lies in the Valmiki Ramayana itself. In the Kishkindakanda, after Goddess-Queen Sita is abducted, Sugreeva readies four vanara-commando search parties to scour for Sita around the world. The party that heads east from India crosses many oceans, travels through Java and Sumatra, Shalmalidweepa (Australia)and many oceans ahead from there. 

Once the mighty 'Soft Water Ocean', which has been identified as the Pacific, has been crossed the 'vanaras' are told by Sugreeva that they would then reach the Udaya Mountains where they will see Jaat-Shila-Rupa (which translates as Golden Rock Peak), etched on which is a 'golden pylon resembling a palm tree with three branches with a golden podium'.

Sugreev continues, "That pylon of palm tree is constructed as the easterly compass by celestial gods beyond which lies the Udaya Adri." (Verse 4-52). The Udaya Adri mountains are the Andes of South America. And in the Andes range of Peru is the 'Shining or Golden Trident'. Today it is known as the 'Paracas Trident'. It shines to this day and is visible from the skies.

'The 'Shining Trident' beyond which lies the
'Udaya Adri' (Sunrise Mountain)' is described in
Chapter 40 Verse 52 of the Valmiki Ramayana.

Suggested Links:
1. God Viracocha - The Sanskrit Connection
2. New Zealand and the Paracas Trident of Peru


  1. त्रिशिराः कांचनः केतुस्तालस्य च महात्मनः
    स्थापितः पर्वतस्याग्रे विराजति सवेदिकः
    पूर्वस्यां दिशि निर्माणं कृतं तत त्रि दशे श्वरै:
    ततः परं हेममयः श्रीमानुदयपर्वतः

    This is the 'shlok' in Ramayana where Sugreev asks his 'Vanars' to go East in search of Seeta. He explains that 'Devas' built this structure to mark the Eastern Boundary of their kingdom. The structure is the golden colored 'Trishul' which is carved on a mountain. Further he explains that beyond this 'Trishul' is a huge mountain - which is the existing Andes Mountain Range! This structure is still present at Paracas(,Ica, Nasca,)Peru and the explanation matches its existence perfectly! :)

    1. Yes indeed. Sometimes I think that the Asura Viro-chana of Ramayana is the same as the Peruvian God Vira-cocha. In Peru it is said that the Paracas Trident is the Trident of Peruvian God Vira-cocha.

      The Ramayana says that this Golden Trishul (Trident) belongs to Indra. Also there is the other story where Asura Virochana and Indra Dev travel to a distant world to meet Brahma. So may be the distant land is Peru.

      I am convinced that Peru is closely linked to India because of the ancient place names of Sanskrit origin in Peru. And it looks like that the 'Vedic Devas' had established themselves not only India but also in Latin America.

  2. I think viracocha is wamandev , wamandev is Also called upendra means the lord of Índra, Índra worship waman in svarglok, Main temple in cuzco is saksaywaman, waman is dwarf, viracocha Also have Very short légs. More information write me ..... .... Baladeva

    1. What came to my mind when I read the name Sacsayhuaman is that 'Sakhshi' was (साक्षी) 'witness' or 'observe' and that 'Huaman' is the same word that occurs in the names of two other Peruvian sites - 'Inti Huatana' and 'Huayana Piccha'. I thought of 'ayana' (अयन) which means 'solstice' and Hayana' (हायन) means that which repeats every year. I thought of this keeping in mind that Sacsayhuamana is an observatory.

      But your interpretation got me thinking again. Vamana and Virochana story is interlinked. I do think that Vamana's first step was somewhere in Peru because the Ramayana considers Peru as where the day breaks.I had written a little about that in my post

      Wonderful information. Thanks.

  3. Wamandev Also carry a Rod. And umbrella both are seem in viracocha deity

  4. Wamandev is vishnu himself, he is worshipped in swargloka as upendra and vishnu is the creator of all


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