Considering the intimate relationship between Sanatana Dharma/Hinduism and Russia,it is not surprising that one finds Sanatana Dharma among the Baltic Nations.
The Serbs were spread throughout Europe in ancient times.
They worshiped Yindra,God of Thunder,who defends his Svarga Log.
The Chief of Devas,Indra in Hinduism,is a God of Thunder and lightening and lives in Svarg Loka.
Serbians worship Triglav,the three faced Deity,like the Trimurthis of India,Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva.
Serbians consider the Universe to be three tiered,Heaven,Earth and Underworld.
The primary worlds,among the fourteen worlds mentioned in Hinduism,three Bhu,Bhuva and Suva are primary.
The prayer in Chamakam refers the saving of Lambs ,which is found in Trigalav worship.
‘Triglav means three heads and similar to the Vedic Trimurti it depicts the three Gods of creation, maintenance and destruction. The names of these Serbian Gods are Visnji, Ziva and Brajanj. Compare this with Visnu, Siva and Brahma, the Trimurti of the Vedas and we can conclude that both these cultures are intimately related. We also have Mount Troglav which is the highest peak of the Dinara mountain range and once again named in honour of the Slavik/Serbian God Triglav. ‘
In Poland there were three hills, dedicated to Trigalav,just as Mount Kailash is for Shiva..
This Hill was for three deities of the people.
Ogneborg,the God of Fire of the Serbs is Agni ,the Fire God of Hinduism.
‘Throughout Serbia we find many place names which seem to reflect Vedic/Sanskrit culture. One of the most striking examples are the villages Mala Krsna and Velika Krsna. Mala in Serbian language means little as in little Krsna and Velika means great as in great Krsna. Both names are appropriate for Krsna and it comes as no surprise that there is no translation for the name Krsna within the Serbian language, its simply Krsna, a name for which they have no definition.
Source for portions in blue, http://prasadam.co.uk/articles/441-sanskrit-and-the-serbian-slavs.html#.Vk5uhqxu84o.facebook
‘In Sanskrit, Veda means knowledge, but in many Slavic languages, like Czech, Slovak and Polish this word has the exact same meaning. A Slavic word for God is “Bog”, while a rich person is “bogat” and the same parallel exists in Sanskrit in a word “Bhaga” which means “Lord” as well as “wealth, prosperity”. The list of such cognates is way too long to be mentioned here and it is strikingly noticeable especially when it comes to religious concepts.
For example, the Hinduistic concept of Moksha and Svarga mirrors in the names of deities of the Slavic pantheon – Mokosh and Svarog. It is obvious that these similarities could not be a coincidence. They point out to the fact that some precious pieces of information on ancient Slavic beliefs may actually be preserved in Hinduism.
‘First one, called “Slavic-Arian Vedas” is allegedly thousand of years old (but published only a few decades ago in Russia) This book even gave rise to a Russian pagan church of Ynglism.
The second one, called “Veda of Slavs” is older – dates to the late 19th century, and it is supposedly a compilation of ancient folk songs from the area of Bulgaria and Macedonia. Both books have divided the public into two groups – passionate supporters on one side and those who equally passionately label them as forgeries on the other. And while personally I have my doubts about the authenticity of the first book, in case of “Veda of Slavs”, it is worth a mention that it contains names of many Vedic deities, mainly Vishnu (Visnyi, or Sve-visnyi, “the exalted one” in Slavic) and that it is indeed written in an archaic language, in a style similar to the original Vedas. Here you can find an interesting critic which concludes that the author either had to be a “poetic genius” to forge 23809 lines of poetry or there is simply something more to this book.
Third one, published in the late 19th century Serbia is allegedly found in an old manuscript, forgotten in a monastery – a compilation of 345 poems of which at least 15 speak of Serbs being in India (under a name Hindustan and Indjija) mentioning also toponyms such as the Hindu Kush, Manchuria and Tatarstan. Serbian version of this book can be found here.
‘The idea of the triune god was known and the Aryan Hindus, where it was called Trimurti. Sculpture consisting of three main Hindu gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (in our opinion – the barman, the Most High, and Siva). Thus, in one nature connected with three major functions of creation (Brahma), storage (Vishnu) and destruction (Shiva). Slavic-Russian idea was different: the creation (Svarog), TORT (Perun) and the divine light (Svyatovit). Destruction could be applied only in exceptional cases, as a punishment for non-compliance with the divine law of life.
It was believed that Triglav vigilantly monitors all realms: law, reality and Navyu. Sight of God and his word is so powerful that they could have easily broken the barriers between the worlds are thin.
Then worlds, confused, would be interchanged, and that meant the offensive end of the world. Therefore Triglav smarm many priests who saw to it that his statue has always been firmly closed with a cloth and the will of God they set out for yourself. Used for predictions and black horses Triglav”
‘smaram’ a corrupted form of Samharam, destruction by Shiva?
Hymn addressed to Triglav.
.. Triglav bow my head before!
So we started
He sang of great glory,
Svarog – Father of the Gods praise,
What awaits us.
Svarog – Senior God Family of God
and the whole family – forever spouting fountain …
And the Thunderbolts – God Perun,
God of battles and fighting …
And we glory Sventovitu advertisements.
He is both a right and Reveal God!
The songs we sing to Him, because Sventovit – is Light.
Shiva is worshiped as Family Deity is India and the other refernces make this Hymn sound a Shiva Stuthi.
Now to links with Sanskrit.