Afghanistan link with India (Mahabharata, Ramayana, Hinduism)

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Dear friends, once upon a time, whole of the world was following Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). It may look pretty amusing to few people. But this is a hard truth.

One of the biggest example is Afghanistan. Whole of Afghanistan was very much part of the Bharat(a) (Old name of India).

But as time passed and more and more invaders tried to capture and harm our great nation, slowly Bharat started to break into pieces, just like today’s Pakistan and Bangladesh have separated from us. This is happening since unknown time.

Now, let us take Afghanistan as our subject and let us understand, how the country Afghanistan was part of Bharat (Old name of India).

1. Afghanistan : In Sanskrit Ashvakan or Ashvaman means, someone who has horse or someone who rides a horse or someone who deals with horses, that is, someone who is a horseman, horse breeder, etc. Thus, Afghanistan means a place where ‘Ashvas’ / horses are the main source of business.

Usually the people of Arabs (Including Afghanistanis) and Europeans pronounce the Sanskrit alphabet ‘श / sha or ष / Sha’ as ‘fa’ or ‘za’. For e.g., the Sanskrit word ‘Shunya’ has become zero in English and in Arabic zero means ‘sifr’.

Here we can very clearly see that in English it is ‘za’ and in Arabic it is ‘fa’. Both zero and sifr are mispronounced words of Sanskrit word Shunya. All the three has the same meaning.

Many of know that ‘स्थान / sthaan / stan’ means a place in Sanskrit. For example in India there is a place called ‘Rajasthan’. Rajasthan is a place where huge number of Rajas (Kings) were present and stan means a place.

Thus very clearly, Afghanistan is originally a Sanskrit word, but incorrectly or mispronounced word of Sanskrit.

2. Kandahar : Gandhari Devi (Duryodhana’s mother) and Shakuni both belonged to a place called Gandhara (Gandhar) as per the great epic of Mahabharata, that is, today’s Afghanistan. Earlier Afghanistan was known as Gandhara (Gandhar).

We can also find a place called Kandahar in the present Afghanistan.

3. Kabul : Kabul or Kabol means kubha (कुभा / kubhā) river in Sanskrit as per Mahabharata, that is, this in turn means a river of Gandhar, that is the present Afghanistan.

4. Panjshir : As per the present meaning of this place Panjshir is, the Panjshir Valley (also spelled as Panjsheer) literally means a valley of the Five Lions. This place is near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River.

In Sanskrit Panchashura means, five brave people. Panchashura (Panchashur) = Pancha + Shura = Five + Brave people.

Pancha Pandavas (Five Pandavas) with Bhagavan Sri Krishna in Panjshir in image. Panjshir in Afghani mean “five brave lions”. According to Mahabharata, it is named after the five Pandavas of Mahābhārata.

That is, this place is very much clearly named after the great Pandavas of the Mahabharata period, that is, the five brave lions.

5. Surobi : In Sanskrit Surabhi (सुरभि / surabhi) means a divine cow.

6. Jalalabad : In Sanskrit Jal (जल / jal) means water. This place Jalalabad is covered with Kabul river and Kunar river in Afghanistan.

7. Nangarhar : This is another place in Afghanistan. As per experts opinion, Nangarhar is derived from the Pashto term nang-nahlr (“nine streams”). In Sanskrit nine means navama or simply nava or nav. Similarly stream means निर्झरी / nirjharee.

Nangarhar = Nang + nahir = Nine + stream = Nav + nirjaharee (In Sanskrit).

8. Kapisa : This place is located at the north-east of Afghanistan. One of the Indian scholar Pāṇini refers this place kapisa with Kapiśayana, a famous wine from Kapisa.

In Sanskrit Kapisha (कपिश / kapisha) means a sort of alcohol (rum).

9. Kaikeyi of Kekeya : Kaikeyi was the third wife of the King Dasharatha as per Ramayana. Kaikeyi She was the princess of Kekeya and a powerful warrior by herself and she helped her husband Dasharatha during a war.

We all know that Kaikeyi was a mother of Bharata. But what more interests us now is that Kaikeyi was born to King called Ashvapati of Kekeya Kingdom.

I will again repeat, Ashvakan or Ashvaman means, someone who has horse or someone who rides a horse or someone who deals with horses, that is, someone who is a horseman, horse breeder, etc. Thus, Afghanistan means a place where ‘Ashvas’ / horses are the main source of business.

Kaikeyi’s father name was Ashvapati, that is, Ashvapati = Ashva + Pati = Horses + owner (Someone who deals with). Here again it very clearly shows that Afghanistan was very much part of Sanatana Dharma.

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