Transcaucasia. Strabo wrote that “to the country of the Albanians belongs also the territory called Caspiane, which was named after the Caspian tribe(Kaswan, Kashyap Jat clans), as was also the sea; but the tribe has now disappeared”. Moreover, the Caspian Gate, which is the name of a region in Tehran province of Iran, is another possible piece of evidence that they migrated to the south of the se
Though Buddhism shunned Idol worship, the Religion ended up with worshiping Buddha and many Gods were borrowed from Hinduism into Buddhist Pantheon of Gods.
Mahalaya Paksha is called the Pitru Paksha where the ancestors are remembered and offered the Tharpana.
One of legends for the Pitru Paksha is as follows.
After Karna was slain in the Mahabharata War, he ascended to heavens, Swarga.
There he was offered god and Silver every day but never Food.
He asked Indra, the chief of Devas for the reason.
Indra informed him that though Karna had given away whatever he had to those who had asked him, he never donated Food.
And if Karna were to get food in Swarga, he has to donate Food.
There is a view that there 33 Crore Devas in Hinduism.
Another view is that they are 33.
Please read my post on this under Hinduism.
There are references to Visvedevas in Mantras as in
‘Visvedevan Tharpayami’_ Brahmayagnya.
Who are these Visvedevas?
One view is that this term refers to all the Devas together.
Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Amirtha kadeswarar facing east and his consort Vidhyujyothi Nayaki Amman in different sanctum. Sun rays falls on Siva Lingam on 3, 4, and 5, of Panguni Month (March and April).
Moon rays falls on Siva Lingam in the Month of Iyppasi full- moon day.