The most recent research findings bring out very implausible and overwhelming knowledge of the Indian religious traditions, especially that of Christianity. All these years, these traditions were known strangled amidst the casteism of the native religious trends in the national level and racism in the international plane.

Till I came across the five doctoral dissertations of the University of Madras on the topics,

  1. Comparative study of the Bible, Thirukkural and Saiva siddhanta - by Dr. M. Deivanayagam,
  2. Origin and Development of Tamil Bhakti Movement - in the Light of the Bible - by Dr. D. Devakala,
  3. Six Darshanas and the Religions of the Tamils - in the Light of Bible - by Dr.J.D. Baskara Das
  4. The Songs of Tamil Siddhars and the Bible by Dr. Moses Michael Faraday and
  5. Trinity in Tamil Literature by Dr. Johnson Thankiah,

I too believed that Indian religious traditions were purely based on the native concepts of Hinduthva.

Indian National Leaders and litterateurs, like Pandit Jawaharl Nehru, Dr. Sarvappally Radhakrishnan etc. had very convincingly accepted and cited that Christianity came to India much earlier than it spread in Europe. However the current Christian population in India is meager 2.3% even after 2000 years of its origin. The reason for this frenzied figure was always a riddle in my mind till I came across the above stated research papers.

In obedience to the commandments contained in Deuteronomy 32:7 which says "Remember the days of old; Consider the generations long past; Ask your father and he will tell you; your elders and they will explain to you", the above mentioned scholars have investigated the past history of India and her religions comparing the same with other religions of the world. Some of the important findings can be summed up as follows:


Christianity is an Asian religion, originated in Asia. It is not a Western religion.


Christianity came to India 2000 years ago. Thus Christianity in India is 2000 years old.


St. Thomas, a Hebrew/Yavana, came to India in 52 AD and worked here till 72 AD and died as a Martyr. His grave is in Mylapore, in Tamilnadu. The churches founded by St.Thomas are found even today in Kerala and Tamilnadu.


The native people of India are Dravidians. They constitute 90% of India’s population, who are divided into 52% of backward castes, 15 % of Schedules castes, 7% of Scheduled Tribes and 16% of Religious Minorities. They are subjugated by the 10% of Aryan invaders through the tool of Varnashrama Dharma, i.e. Caste System.


Dravidians are the founders of the great Indus Valley Civilization which came to light only in the 1920-s.


The people of Indus valley i.e. the valley of the Sindhu river, were called Sindhus. Foreigners who were unable to pronounce the sound 's' pronounced it as 'h' and thus the word ' Sindhu' became 'Hindu'. Initially, the term ‘Sindhu’ had no spiritual or religious attributes at all. It meant only the people of Sindhu valley or 'Dravidians'. It was during the British rule that Sir William Jones, the then chief justice of British India at Calcutta, who gave the name Hinduism to the religion of the non-Christian and non-Muslim population of India to administer justice. This was done because the Christians had the Canon based on the Bible, the Muslims had Islamic law based on the Quran; and on the same basis, the Calcutta Brahmins produced before William Jones the Manu Dharma Sastra as the basis to rule the non-Christian and non-Muslim Indians of the day. Manu Dharma Sastra was a social law of apartheid, coined by the invading Aryans to rule the black skinned Dravidian native people of India. This is how Hinduism (or the principles of Manudharma) was given a religious colour. This is why the Supreme Court of India has rightly pronounced that Hinduism (or Hindutva in Hindi) is a way of life and not a religion.


Prior to the period of arrival of St. Thomas in India, the whole of India was speaking 'Proto Tamil'. Even today Baluchistanis speak 'Brahui' (Proto-Tamil).


In the religions of Jainism and Buddhism, which were of its early age at the time of arrival of St. Thomas. These were Dravidian religions.


It is St. Thomas and his Yavana contemporaries who brought the theistic doctrines of 1. incarnation or Avatar, 2. Trinity, 3. Fulfillment of Sacrifice (on the cross)and 4. Salvation by faith to the adherents of Dravidian religions


These theistic doctrines interacted with the Dravidian religions and Dravidian worship practices of the Tamils and produced the Tamil Bhakti Movement.


Thirukkural was the first Christian literature in Tamil .It was followed by the Tamil Saivite religious literature of Panniru Thirumuraigal, etc and the Tamil Vaishnavite religious literature of Nalayira Divya Prabantham. In all these Tamil literatures we have the doctrines of Christianity.


Aryans do not belong to any given race. The term Aryan is a name given by Dravidian Indians to the foreign invaders, namely, Persians, Greeks, Sakas, Kushans, Huns and the Roman Traders who settled in India from 6th c. B.C. to 4th c. A.D.


Sanskrit is not that ancient a language as projected and claimed by Aryans. The first ever evidence of the Sanskrit writings, that too in the Dravidian Pali script is found in Gujarath in 150 AD.


Veda Vyasa is a Dravidian. He wrote the Vedas which contain the concepts of Old Testament. It is Veda Vyasa, again who wrote the Vedanta literature namely, the Upanishads, Brahma Sutra and the Bhagavat Gita all of which contain the New Testament message of Jesus Christ and His salvation.


St. Thomas did not come to India with the Bible. The term 'Christian' also was not familiar when St. Thomas came to India. The Tamil equivalent to Christian used at that time as can be found in the early Tamil literature is 'Sanror' which means witnesses.


It is from south India that Saivism and Vaishnavism spread to north India. The majority of ancient Savite and Vaishnavite temples are found in Tamilnadu. Stalwarts, of these Dravidian religions, namely, 63 Nayanmars and 12 Alwars are all from Tamilnadu. To spread this new-found theistic doctrines to the north Indian Dravidians, who, by then had forgotten their mother tongue (Tamil),the Early Indian Christians, viz. Saivites and Vaishnavites fabricated Sanskrit language using words from Tamil, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Aramaic, Greek, Persian and Latin.


In the Saivite and Vaishnavite temples, we find the Sanctum - Sanctorum, the Altar and the Calf. This is nothing but the replica of the Israelite temple components. This temple construction method is unknown to India prior to the arrival of Yavanas. The Aryans did not have temple worship. They were only fire worshippers.


Even though there is an altar in the Saivite and Vaishnavite temples, they do not offer any animal sacrifice. This is because the early Indian Christians had acknowledged the sacrifice offered by Christ, once and for all for mankind.


In Thirukkural as well as in the Dravidian religious literature of Saivism and Vishnavism, which constitute today’s Hindu Religion (i.e. the religion of the Sindhu people) the message of Christ's salvation is there. The Upanishads tell them in Sanskrit.


No original religious or spiritual literatures are written by Aryans. Aryan Brahmins like Adi Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhava wrote intriguing interpretations to the original writings of Dravidians like Veda Vyasa. In doing so, they interpolated principles of Varnashrama Dharma, utilizing which , the Aryans subjugated the religion and the whole poeple of India.


Hindutva is Varnashrama Dharma. That is not religion. Hindu religion is Saivism and Vaishnavism, which are Early Indian Christianity brought by St. Thomas, but later on subjugated by Aryan Brahmins for gaining political power.


Saivism and Vaishnavism are two denominations of Early Indian Christianity. In Saivism, in the doctrine of Trinity they attribute Holy Spirit in feminine form as Shakti. In Vaishnavism, the Holy Spirit is attributed in masculine form as Vishnu.


Isa or Isha means Jesus. There is one Isho-Upanishad. In another Upanishad there is the cardinal gospel 'Satyameva Jeyate' which means Truth will triunph. Jesus declared that 'I am the way, the Truth and the Life" and "You will know the Truth and the Truth will Set you free"

If these research findings would have been available to the European Missionaries in the 16th century, perhaps they could have adopted the method which St. Paul adopted in Athens where he presented Christ as God whom the Athenians were already worshipping as the 'Unknown God' inscribed in their altars(Acts Chapter 17:23).

If Hinduism is not a religion, as the Supreme Court of India has declared, If Saivism and Vaishnavism are two denominations of Early Indian Christianity brought by St. Thomas in 1st c. AD, as claimed by the above research works,

If the basic doctrines of these Dravidian religions are

  1. Doctrine of incarnation of God as man,
  2. Doctrine of Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
  3. Doctrine of Fulfillment of Sacrifice by the Son of God, and
  4. The doctrine of Salvation by Faith and

if the claim of the word Hindu and Hindi originated from 'Sindhu', is not Indian religious traditions Christianic?

For more clarifications, the readers are advised to read the book 'Research on the History of World Religions Reveals INDIA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION, which can be had from the Indian Anarya Samaj Ministries, 16-A, Chidambaranathan Street, Ramavarma puram, Nagercoil Post, PIN 629001, South India e-mail,

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