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Sanskritic origin of Arabia, What is the basis?

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Submitted by B.N.Gururaj (India), Mar 8, 2009 at 05:26

The writer's views are interesting. But, he has not disclosed the basis for the terms like Arbasthan, and Makha. I have found that Sanskrit root word "Arb" means "to go towards" or "to hurt of kill". Makha means a sacrificial ritual of vedic times.

At least in Yemen region, some relics were found which were apparently that of a Hindu Idol. Yemenese themselves are considered in many respects, to be similar to Indians. Barring trade-based relationship which might have existed between India and Arabia whether anything more existed beween the two countries is difficult to determine. Thanks to Islam, no trace of this "Jahiliya" period is found, nor would Saudi government allow anyone undertake that kind of historical investigation on its land.

Late Mr.Sitaram Goel, in the second volume of his book, "Hindu Temples- What happened to them?", published by Voice of India, New Delhi has given extensive well-researched details of pre-Islamic Arabian culture. Definitely, those Arabs seem to be far more cultured and humane than the present lot.

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