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The Aryan Invasion Revised
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 16:09:58 PST

                       The Hollow Earth Theory and the Aryan Invasion

The Aryan invasion theory has been a basis and justification of Western
interpretation upon the civilisation and history of India. Although many
Indologists within India have been influenced by such thought, the theory
has not met majority acceptance within India and is even coming under attack
in the West. David Frawley, one Sanskrit scholar recognised both inside as
well as outside of India  has assessed the current situation of the Aryan
invasion theory thusly:
" One of the main ideas used to interpret - and generally devalue - the
ancient history of India is the theory of the Aryan invasion. According to
this account, India was invaded and conquered by nomadic light-skinned
Indo-European tribes from Central Asia around 1500-100 BC, who overthrew an
earlier and more advanced dark-skinned Dravidian civilization from which
they took most of what later became Hindu culture ... This idea- totally
foreign to the history of India, whether North or South, has become an
almost unquestioned truth in the interpretation of ancient history today.
Today, after nearly all the reasons for its supposed validity have been
refuted, even major Western scholars are at last beginning to call it into
question." (  David Frawley, " The Myth of the Aryan Invasion" )

One main reason that the theory has been called into question is that there
is no primary evidence. No monuments to any heros of such invasions have
been excavated, no related cemetaries  unearthed, no battle fields
identified in relation to the theory, no forts, in short- nothing in the way
of physical evidence. There is a host of other incongruencies, but this is
the general idea.

What Western scholars have relied upon to substantiate the theory is
etimology. They trace linguistic patterns, encompassing the East and West,
and then by implication pinpoint a central geographic area which then serves
as a common point of origin of the Indo-European language and race. This
point, being basically the Caucasians and mountaneous regions of Persia, is
of course, outside of India, such that the existence of the Aryan race in
Northern India is attributed to an invasion, and such is the flimsy
explanation they offer for the Caucasian presence in India.

It has often been pointed out that few other principal theories have ever
been accepted based on such indirect, flimsy evidence. When something ends
up being so rigidly imposed with such little basis, a reasonable mind will
look for other motives. Again we may rely on the broad understanding of
David Frawley:

" It is important to examine the social and political implications of the
Aryan invasion idea:
First, it served to divide India into a northern Aryan and southern
Dravidian culture which were made hostile to each other. This kept the
Hindus divided and is still a source of social tension.
Second, it gave the British an excuse in their conquest of India. They could
claim to be doing only what the Aryan ancestors of the Hindus had previously
done millennia ago.
Third, it served to make Vedic culture later than and possibly derived from
Middle Eastern cultures. With the proximity and relationship of the latter
with the Bible and Christianity, this kept the Hindu religion as a sidelight
to the development of religion and civilization to the West.
Fourth, it allowed the sciences of India to be given a Greek basis, as any
Vedic basis was largely disqualified by the primitive nature of the Vedic
This discredited not only the 'Vedas' but the genealogies of the 'Puranas'
and their long list of the kings before the Buddha or Krishna were left
without any historical basis. The 'Mahabharata', instead of a civil war in
which all the main kings of India participated as it is described, became a
local skirmish among petty princes that was later exaggerated by poets. In
short, it discredited the most of the Hindu tradition and almost all its
ancient literature. It turned its scriptures and sages into fantacies and
This served a social, political and economical purpose of domination,
proving the superiority of Western culture and religion. It made the Hindus
feel that their culture was not the great thing that their sages and
ancestors had said it was. It made Hindus feel ashamed of their culture -
that its basis was neither historical nor scientific. It made them feel that
the main line of civilization was developed first in the Middle East and
then in Europe and that the culture of India was peripheral and secondary to
the real development of world culture.
Such a view is not good scholarship or archeology but merely cultural
imperialism. The Western Vedic scholars did in the intellectual spehere what
the British army did in the political realm - discredit, divide and conquer
the Hindus.
In short, the compelling reasons for the Aryan invasion theory were neither
literary nor archeological but political and religious - that is to say, not
scholarship but prejudice. Such prejudice may not have been intentional but
deep-seated political and religious views easily cloud and blur our
The readers might want to conclude, as more and more academians are, that
the origin of the Aryan people and their presence in India is an open
What impact does the Hollow Earth understanding have on this issue? Any
impact that it may have is hidden in one of the best places to hide
anything- right in front of our noses, in the Puranas themselves! The
Puranas tell us that at the end of the Kali Yuga, Vedic culture is
regenerated by humans from the center of the Earth, after the Kalki Avatar
brings the Kali Yuga to a close. This is not the only reference to the
hollow Earth in the Puranas, but it is the one which indicates the origin of
the Vedic Aryans on the surface of the Earth.

The Aryan race can easily be seen to stretch from Northern India to Skandana
via and along the Russian coast of the Barents Sea. How far would it be
from, for example, the point of Severnay Zemiya penninsula to the mini
opening indicated by current hollow Earth researchers, which is offset from
the North Pole on the Russian side? Scroll down to second map ) A
hop, skip and a jump- no more than a few hundred miles. So how difficult
would it be for the Caucasian/Aryan race to re-introduce itself to the
surface of the planet from this particular opening to the hollow portion at
the end of every Kali Yuga? If we take any stock in the Puranic version, not
so difficult at all.

And there are supposed to be other openings which connect the surface of the
planet with the hollow portion. Nicholas Roerich, for example, in his book
" Shambala," wrote of his travels through Tibet in the 1920s through the
Karakorum Pass in the Altai Mountains. He wrote of seeing caves closed up by
stones, of passing over what seemed to be hollow areas by the echos from the
horses'  hooves, and of a current understanding of the hollow Earth in the
collective minds of the Tibetan people. So any cyclical reappearance of
Vedic civilisation and the Aryan race could manifest from at least two
points that we can suggest, possibly more. The Tibetan openings could easily
account for the Aryan race immigrating down into the Indian subcontinent, as
well as for the existence of that race at all points from the Indian
subcontinent, across the Indo-European world, and up to the Barents' coast
of Russia. Thus does the hollow Earth theory reinforce the Puranic account
of a cyclical, Aryan re-population of the surface of our planet.
Additionally, the hollow Earth theory dispells the unsubstantiated theory of
the Aryan invasion and  gives a new perspectives on Aryan migration