We said that the Vedic religion was the earliest region of mankind.
All other religions arose only after it. There are evidences to conclude that
it was prevalent all over the globe. We shall mention a few of them.
An inscription unearthed in Egypt and dated 1280 BC, contains the terms of a treaty
between Rameses II and the Hittites. In this treaty, Maitravaruna
, a Vedic dual deity has
been cited as a witness. (Vide: H.R. Hall's "Ancient History of the Near East"
pp. 364 et seq.). Ancient Egyptian kings bore names like. Rameses I, Rameses
II, Rameses III etc., resembling the name of Rama who was the incarnation of God Vishnu.
In the island
of Madagascar off the eastern coast of South Africa, most of the place names have
affinities with that of, Rama.
In regard to the Sahara desert in North Africa, geologists advance the theory that it is
the dried up bed of an ocean. Ocean in Sanskrit is . May it not be that
the modern name It is also said
that when Sahara was under water, there were people all round its shores whose names were
Author - Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati