I have written about the Peruvian connection to Sanatana Dharma.
The Nazca lines resemble Shiva’s Trident and Sugreeva refers to it when he directed his Vanara Sena to search for Sita in Peru.
Now to Vishnu connection.
‘Huge mysterious door-like structure in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru near Lake Titicaca,an hour drive from the city of Puno, has long been revered by local native indians as the “City of the Gods.”
Puerta de Hayu Marka Doorway (Gate of the Gods) is regarded as the Doorway of the Heavens (Amaru Meru or Aramu Muru).
‘the door or the “Puerta de Hayu Marca” (Gate of the Gods) has been, at some time in the distant past, carved out of a natural rock face and in all, measures exactly 23′ in height and width, with a smaller alcove in the center at the base which measures in at just under 6’ in height.
The native Indians of the region had a legend that spoke of “a gateway to the lands of the Gods”, and in that legend, it was said that in times long past great heroes had gone to join their gods, and passed through the gate for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned for a short time with their gods to “inspect all the lands in the kingdom” through the gate.
Another legend tells of the time when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Peru and looted gold and precious stones from the Inca tribes. According to one legend presented in the book, Secret of the Andes by Brother Philip, (as channeled by author/contactee, George Hunt Williamson, “Road in the Sky” — Markawasi), one Incan priest of the Temple of the Seven Rays named Amaru Meru (Lord Meru, Aramu Muru) fled from his temple with a sacred golden disk known as “the key of the gods of the seven rays”, and hid in the mountains of Hayu Marca. He eventually came upon the doorway which was being watched by shamen priests. He showed them the key of the gods and a ritual was performed with the conclusion of a magical occurrence initiated by the golden disk which opened the portal, and according to the legend blue light did emanate from a tunnel inside. The priest Amaru Meru handed the golden disk to the shamen and then passed through the portal “never to be seen again”. Archeologists have observed a small hand sized circular depression on the right hand side of the small entranceway, and have theorized that this is where a small disk could be placed and held by the rock.
According to some individuals who have lain their hands on the small door, a feeling of energy flowing has been commented on as well as strange experiences such as visions of stars, columns of fire, and the sounds of unusual rhythmic music. Others have said that they have perceived tunnels on the interior of the structure, although nobody as yet has found a gap that would illustrate the door opening. On the contrary the professional opinion is that there is no actual door, for the frame and the entrance-way and the back of the alcove are all carved from the same rock.
In sanskrit, Haya is Horse and Vishnu Purana mentions about an form of Vishnu, which was horse-headed.
According to puranas, Hayagreeva (Haya = Horse, Greeva = Neck) was a demon who was son of Kaśyapa Prajāpati.
He gets a boon from the Goddess Durga that he can only be killed by another “Hayagreeva“.
Devas (Amaras) approached Lord Vishnu to kill this demon but despite a long struggle he was also unable to kill Hayagreeva.
Tired and drained after the battle, Vishnu proceeded to Vaikuntha to rejuvenate and meditate in padamāsana with his head supported by the upper end of his taut bow. The Devas once again approached Vishnu for help against Hayagrīva but were unable to rouse him from his meditation. The Devas asked a swarm of termites to assist in waking Vishnu by gnawing away the string of the bow upon which he was resting. However, the snapping of the bow-string produced such a resonant sound that the universe trembled, and the broken string lashed out with such force that Vishnu’s head was severed from his body.
Goddess Durga revealed to Devas of her boon to Hayagreeva and asked them to attach the head of a horse to Vishnu so that he in the guise of “Hayagreeva” could kill his foe.
With head of a White Horse, Vishnu was able to kill the demon.
Another legend has it that during the creation, the demons Madhu-Kaitabha stole the Vedas from Brahma, and Vishnu then took the Hayagreeva form to recover them.
The two bodies of Madhu and Kaitabha disintegrated into twelve pieces (two heads, two torsos, four arms and four legs). These are considered to represent the twelve seismic plates of the Earth. Yet another legend has it that during the creation, Vishnu compiled the Vedas in the Hayagreeva form.
Ramayana’s Kishkinda Kanda mentions Vanara King Sugreeva talking about crossing Pacific Ocean and landing in South America’s Peru.
tatra tat kopajam tejaH kR^itam hayamukham mahat || 4-40-48
asya aahuH tan mahaavegam odanam sa caraacaram |
Translation : There exists a fantastically refulgent Fire in the form of Horse’s Face that originated from the anger of Sage Aurasa. The victuals to that Fire is said to be that highly speedy waves of the ocean, together with all of the mobile and sessile beings of the world at the close of each Era.
Aurasa derives from the word uuru, meaning ‘thigh.‘ His mother hid him under her thigh when some kings came to kill, and that is how he got this name. Later, with vengeance this sage started to burn the world with his yogic fire, but his manes came to him to pacify and asked him to release his yogic fire in oceanic water.
When he did so, that fire remained underwater, ready to emerge from a cavity like that of a she-horse’s mouth, from beneath the ocean from the South Pole. This fire is called vaDaba agni, orbaDaba anala , referred here as Horse’s Face. At the time of yuga anta, End of Era, that fire emerges out, and the whole creation, with all its sessile and mobile beings, becomes its fuel. This episode is detailed in aadi parva , First Canto, Maha Bharata.
tatra vikroshataam naado bhuutaanaam saagara okasaam |
shruuyate ca asamarthaanaam dR^iSTvaa tat vaDavaa mukham || 4-40-49
Transaltion : There the high squealing sounds of oceanic beings dwelling undersea are audible, and although they are capable ones, they are incapacitated on feeling Fire from the Horse Mouth as such they yell.
So, Technically, Vishnu must have subsided this demon like fire emitting in Horse shape around ‘Ring of Fire‘ and saved creation or helped Brahma in recreation and also restored Vedas from getting destroyed.
Peruvian prophecy states that all the Americas were once united by a common spiritual tradition and leader, and that they will be again. They were anciently united as Amaru-ca or Ameru-ca, Ameri-ca, meaning the “Land of the Serpent” (Ananta Sesha forms the Ring of Fire around North & South American continents), during a time when the serpent was the universal symbol of mystical wisdom and spiritual power.
One legend states that North and South America were named after a culture bearer known historically as Aramu Muru or A maru (serpent/wisdom) the “Serpent (wisdom master) Meru,” with connections to the mythical Mount Meru, abode of the Demi-Gods.
Infact, Ameru is A-Meru (anti-meru or opposite of meru mountain).
Please read my Post on Meru.