Was Jesus in India? If yes, then he must have dropped by in Nepal too!
Jesus Christ is still the most influential person in the world though he’s been dead for about 2000 years. Among all the questions about him, the question whether Jesus was in India nags the
Christian hearts all around the globe.
Some may not be aware about this issue, some may ignore this question as one of Satan’s tests against their faith but this question has lurked around and is still a puzzle.
Was Jesus really in India? Had he visited Nepal too? You might ask. This post deals with the questions and tries to tell you why the question arose in the first place.
The most intriguing part of Jesus’ life is the incomplete story of his life. If you have read the Bible ( ) then you will find that nowhere it is mentioned about how he spent his youth, though the Bible is full of his miracles.
No Gospel writer has mentioned where Jesus spent the 18 years of his youth. He is mentioned when he visited Jerusalem with his father (about 12 years old) and immediately he reappears in Jerusalem when he is about 30 years old.
So lots of historians and scholars are intrigued with this shady part in Jesus’ life. Where had he been all these years? Some say he had been to India, Tibet and Nepal, searching for enlightenment. Some even claim that he never died in the crucifixion but lived the later part of his life preaching in Iran, Afghanistan and finally rested in Kashmir.
Any claim needs proof for it to materialize into a cold fact. So what are the proofs that support the assumption that Jesus was in India? Instead of making you browse through hundreds of sites about Jesus being in India, this post will enlighten you with the gist from all the proofs, the researchers have found for the unholy connection between Jesus and India.
Mention of Issa in Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist scriptures
It seems Jesus (Issa) has been mentioned numerously in many scriptures which date back to the time during his life and after his death. The Vabisya Puran of the Hindus also mentions him as one holy man who visited India and one who left a mark among the Hindu pandits.
The Issa Scrolls clearly tells about his youthful adventures in the Indian continent. He is talked about as one revolutionary saint. The scrolls were found in the Hemis Buddhist monasteries (India) and translated by trustworthy researchers. That explains the lost years of Jesus’ youth.
The Uncertainty of Crucifixion
Researchers believe Jesus might have survived the crucifixion because :
- Jesus was on the cross for just 3 to 6 hours whereas crucifixion in those times usually were a prolonged form of painful execution spanning several days.
- His legs were not broken while he was crucified. The custom, then, was to break the legs of the culprits who were crucified.
- When his body was pierced with a spear, blood and water had flowed out suggesting an active heart and not a dead body.
- After his body was pulled down from the cross, it was anointed with aloe (remember aloe vera?) and myrrh, known for their healing powers.
- His body was put in a private tomb.
The uncanny similarity in the tribe names, cast names and place names in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bukhara and Kashmir with Biblical names
The most interesting piece in the puzzle is the resemblance of various tribe names and place names found in the above mentioned countries with Biblical terms.
Researchers have revealed that these places are the place where the Lost Tribe, mentioned in the Old Testament, had finally rested. They have also proved through DNA tests that India has been a home of the Jews since prehistoric times.
The reason Jesus came to India after his crucifixion was to preach to this lost tribe (lost sheep) which had been scattered throughout India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The excluded Gospels
Three gospels written by His dear disciples are excluded from the New Testament. The exclusion of the gospels of Thomas, Peter and Nicodemus have always been a reason some people believe Jesus’ life, teachings and much more have been altered.
If you are really interested what Thomas heard from Jesus,
you can read it here in the translated version. Sounds something like Hindu and Buddhist mysticism!
If you read through the Issa Scrolls, you will be surprised to know that not only Jesus visited India but he had time to grace Nepal with his holy presence. Blessed be our country where the Son of God hath walked!
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