Hanuman and Vanaras mentioned in Indian Epics and Puranas are not Monkeys as is commonly understood.
Valmiki in Ramayana repeatedly mentions as Vanara,Nara in Sanskrit means Human being.
Taking into account the incomplete knowledge of our planet and ancient civilizations and new facts emerging about the origin of Humans and the age of Earth and birth of Civilizations,I had written earlier that Hanuman and Vanaras were the Neanderthals of India.
But, as I have been maintaining my posts, there is this obsession to follow the History(?) of Europe through European sources, when these sources quote Asian/Indian resources for their first migration !
HanumanThe earliest Epic of Humanankind, The Ramayana gives a clear description of the type of Species.
Valimki states that when Rama decided to attack Ravana He gave a call through Sugreeva.
The Vanaras came from all the places from Madhya Pradesh,South India, and from the place ‘where the Sun always shines or always sets”
The last one is Polar regions.’
Now I have come across information that there was another species of Humans.
Denisovans resemble Vanaras,more than the Neanderthals.
Am awaiting more information on Denisovans and more finds on Humans.
Lord Hanuman, one of the Immortals of Hinduism, is reported to have been seen in Sri Lanka in 2014.
It is also reported that he visits Lanka regularly a sub tribe of Veddah in lankan Jungle
In the light of above information,The Species might still be around.
This information goes to prove that Vanaras were not Monkeys.
Valmiki’s descriptions of the Flora and fauna of ancient India has been found true.
And my theory that the Bharatha Marsha was near the Arctic in ancient days and the Rig Veda was composed in the Arctic is reinforced.
And the Dravidas were a part of Sanatana Sharma.
The Denisovans spread from Siberia to Southeast Asia,Melanesia and Polynesia.
The mtDNA from the finger bone differs from that of modern humans by 385 bases (nucleotides) in the mtDNA strand out of approximately 16,500, whereas the difference between modern humans and Neanderthals is around 202 bases. In contrast, the difference between chimpanzees and modern humans is approximately 1,462 mtDNA base pairs.This suggested a divergence time around one million years ago. The mtDNA from a tooth bore a high similarity to that of the finger bone, indicating that they belonged to the same population. From a second tooth, an mtDNA sequence was recovered that showed an unexpectedly large number of genetic differences compared to that found in the other tooth and the finger, suggesting a high degree of mtDNA diversity. These two individuals from the same cave showed more diversity than seen among sampled Neanderthals from all of Eurasia, and were as different as modern-day humans from different continents.
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