Sunday, 22 July 2012

THE PARACAS TRIDENT OF THE ANDES, PERU -THE SANSKRIT CONNECTION

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 Civilization God of Peru/Bolivia.

But lets 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 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
 
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.

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6 comments:

AASHAY said...

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! :)

Neeta Raina said...

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.

Baladeva Das Brahmachari said...

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 ..... Nabadvip@gmail.com .... Baladeva

Baladeva Das Brahmachari said...

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

Baladeva Das Brahmachari said...

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

Neeta Raina said...

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
http://vediccafe.blogspot.in/2013/10/peru-land-of-rising-sun-of-ramayana.html.

Wonderful information. Thanks.