Indra or Surya, Wheel God in Indus Valley
Wheel God Jupiter in Europe


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Amazing new information has come out of Rig Veda linking Sun- Indra- Taranis- Jupiter-Zeus- Celtic Wheel God

One more proof that shows Sarasvati/Indus valley civilization is closer to Celtic and Vedic civilization than any other civilization.

Magazines from Scientific American to unknown local news papers have already published the similarities between the most famous Pasupati/Shiva seal image of Sarasvati-Indus Valley civilization and the Horned God on Celtic objects. (See my links for pictures)

I wrote two articles connecting the Indus Figure on elephant with a wheel on top to Taranis-Thor in Celtic and other cultures.,

Now there is an unknown story in the Rig Veda about Indra stealing the wheel from Suurya, the Sun God which can be linked to Roman, Greek and Celtic Gods.

These two pictures of Celtic Pasupati and Celtic Wheel God are pushing Indus civilization towards the Vedic Hindu Civilization.


Rig Veda gives a story about INDRA STEALING THE WHEEL OF SUN GOD ‘SUURYA’.

No one has explained it satisfactorily except giving its verbatim translation and some hypothesis.,

1.Rishi Vamadeva Gautama praises Indra in RV 4-30-4

“When for the sake of those oppressed , and Kutsa as he battled , you stole away the Sun’s car wheel”

(It is about the war between the angels and demons- Deva Asura Yuddha)

In another hymn Rig Veda  1-175-4, Rishi Agastya says

“Empowered by your own might , O Sage, you stole Suurya’s Chariot Wheel”

(Suurya – Sun God in Vedas).

In 10-43-5 , Rishi Krishna Angirasa praises Indra

“As in the game a gambler piles his winnings, so Maghavan sweeping all together, gained the Sun

This mighty deed of yours, none other could achieve, none Maghavan, before you none in recent time”

(Maghavan means very generous; another name of Indra)


Surya from Bath, Britain

Western Explanations

Above three hymns refer to an anecdote which is not explained by anyone properly. Western commentators make a passing reference saying it may be a solar eclipse or a weather phenomenon. Hindu Puranas did not say anything about it.,

Griffith says on RV 4-30-4

‘Stolest away the Sun’s car-wheel’

An eclipse of the Sun, perhaps, is intended; or the meaning may be merely that the Sun’s course was stayed, as in stanza 3.

Griffith says on RV 1-175-4

‘Thou stolest Surya’s chariot wheel’-

Indra is said to have taken the wheel of the chariot of the Sun and to have cast it like a quoit against the demon of drought.


The seer mentioned in the preceding hymn; Indra defended him against Susna, or protected mankind from drought; see 1-151-6

On 10-43-5, Griffith comments

‘Gained the sun’-

Conquers him by taking away the moisture, that is water that he has absorbed-,


Strabo (Greek Geographer  63 BCE – 27 CE)

It looks like Griffith was also not sure about this ‘Surya Wheel Theft’ episode. It may be a Solar Eclipse or a weather phenomenon.

Strabo says that Indians are worshipping Jupiter Pluvinus, no doubt meaning Indra, and he has also been compared to  Jupiter Tonana. So the scholarly world knows that Jupiter of Rome is Indra of Rig Veda. He is portrayed as God of Sky, God of Thunder. He is again compared with Zeus of Greece.

Indra, Jupiter and Zeus are considered supreme Gods in their own countries.

Alfred Hillebrandt (German Indologist 1853-1927) says

Indra must have been a Sun God who melts the frost on approach of spring; seers praise him as the slayer of Vritra (demon of drought). In the Brahmanas , the mountains that are split open by Indra are explained as clouds . The description fits much better the letting loose of the streams after being imprisoned by frost.,

A lot of seals with Swastika emblem are discovered in Indus- Sarasvati basin. We find Swastika images Europe as well. Western scholars interpreted Swastikaa is Sun. Until this day Hindus worship Swastika as an auspicious symbol, We find it on wedding invitations, Walls in the shops, temples and Jain statues.

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Celtic Connection

Miranda Green says in her book ‘THE SUN GODS OF ANCIENT EUROPE’ (Year 1991)

“When the Romans colonised the Celtic territories of Gaul, Britain and the Rhineland , there grew a hybrid , Romano- Celtic culture which had a profound effect upon religious expression in western Europe.

“Observation of the entire spectrum of Celtic Sun images and symbols raises several points of interest. He may appear on public monuments which signify corporate worship. On such occasions, the deity may be accompanied by his Greco – Roman panoply of sceptre, eagle and thunderbolt . In some places Jupiter appear with horns. Bronze statue of Wheel God with the inscription of Jupiter is found  (Landouzy -la- ville, Aisne). Bronze statue of wheel god with thunderbolt and lightning flashes is found in Le Chatelet, Haute Marne.

“The role of the solar symbol itself is interesting; the wheel may simply accompany the celestial god, as one of his attributes or it may possess a more active role as a protective shield, on the images of the warrior sun god .

“In some places swastika or wheel is shown. Wheel and swastika may be mutually replaceable .,

“ In the Celtic world the Greek Zeus or Roman Jupiter became identified with or linked to celestial powers which were already venerated in pre- Roman Celtic lands”.

The above selections are enough from the 168 page book of Miranda Green to show that Zeus- Jupiter, Celtic Wheel God are one and the same or closely linked.

Europeans were already worshipping Sun and one replaced the other or merged in course of time.

Wheel god is also identified as Celtic Taranis

Indra’s Vajra Ayudha from Mongolia


Scholars around the world have already discovered and debated over these connections. My discovery is that INDRA IS THE WHEEL GOD and INDRA IS ONE WHO STOLE THE WHEEL OF SUN CHARIOT as we find in the Rig Veda.

Earlier I interpreted the Indus figure of ‘one who stands on elephant with a wheel on his head’ as Indra on his elephant Vahana Iravata with Cakra (wheel) to show that he is a Chakravarthi (Emperor). Indra’s other name is Cakra (wheel). Throughout Buddhist literature he is called Cakka (corruption of Chakra).,

Now my interpretation is HE IS INDRA WHO STOLE THE WHEEL OF CHARIOT OF THE SUN as we see in three Rig Vedic hymns.

I can conclude Indra = Sun God = Zeus= Jupiter = Celtic Wheel God.

Another interesting titbit is Jupiter (European Indra) is shown with Eagle. Vedic scriptures also identify Indra with Eagle (Suparna, Syena). The famous Sibi story found in Mahabharata, Buddhist Jataka tales and Sangam Tamil ‘Pura Nanuru’ verses also show Indra came in the form of an Eagle and Agni came in the form of a Pigeon.

Books used —

The Rig Veda- Griffith’s Translation

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology , John Dowson

The Sun Gods of Ancient Europe by Miranda Green (1991)

Vedic Hymns by Edward J Thomas, 1923

Sun Goddess- Myth Legend and History , Sheena Mc Grath, (1997)

Pasupati from Gundestrup, Denmark

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Who invented Four Horse Chariot?


Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Post No.1299 ; Dated 19th Sept. 2014.

This article explains how the chariot with four horses spread to different parts of the world from India. Hindus are the people who named all the four horses of Lord Krishna’s chariot!!!!
Krishna’s ‘Gitopadesa’ picture is a popular image portrayed on calendars, book wrappers, wall posters and curtains throughout India. Krishna is shown as driving a chariot with Arjuna on it and it is pulled by four white horses. Those who believe the Hindu calendar know that Krishna lived at the end of Dwapara Yuga and just before the end of Kaliyuga i.e 3100 BCE. Scholars who did not believe this say that the Bharata War was fought in the fifteenth century BCE.

I was surprised to see the same chariot with 4 horses in Persian Sun chariot, Greek’s gold Nike ring and the world’s most expensive Greek coin. The oldest Greek material is dated around fifth century BCE. We know that the Greek’s oldest book Iliad of Homer was written around 800 BCE. But the Rig-Veda, the oldest religious book in the world, mentions horses, horse races, chariot races and chariot parts in great detail in hundreds of places. This Veda is dated to 6000 BCE by BG Tilak and Jacobi. The lowest date 1200 BCE was given by Max Muller. When he dated it thus he made it very clear that it was not the date of the composition, but no one can date it later than this period. He gave valid reasons for it.

2200 year old bronze from a grave.

Horse is the prominent animal mentioned in the Rig-Veda more than any other animal. Archaeological evidence is also in support of the earliest association of horse with the Vedic Hindus. Historians have recovered the horse manual written by Kikkuli with Sanskrit numbers. Kikkuli’s word ‘maryannu’ (Vedic Sanskrit word) was borrowed by Egyptians in 1470 BCE. This means Kikkuli’s horse training manual existed around 1500 BCE with Sanskrit words in Turkey Syria area ruled by the Mitannians . Ann Hyland has given full details about Kikkuli’s manual in her book “The Horse in the ancient World “(page 22).
So there is very clear evidence to show that the Vedic Hindus were the horse masters who took the art of horse races and chariots to different parts of the world.

nikeRing400 bce

Picture : gold ring with Nike driving a four horse chariot 400 BCE, said to be Magna Graecia, British Museum, Thomas Burgon collection.

Four Horses of Lord Krishna
Now the question is why Krishna is shown driving a four horse chariot in the Mahabaharata war. One may argue that it was for maintaining the balance. Greek paintings, statues and potteries show chariots with four horses. Later this ‘Quadriga’ became popular in the Roman world. Four horses may be explained as four Vedas. But there is no literary evidence to support it. But Amarakosa, the oldest thesaurus in the world, gives the names of the horses. Bhagavatha Purana and other Puranas also repeat it. This shows that we are the inventors of this chariot. This chariot was donated by Agni, Fire God to Arjuna.
According to Amarakosa of Fourth century CE and Bhagavatha Purana of Gupta period, the names of the four horses are
Padma Purana adds even the colours of these horses: Saibya – parrot green colour, Sugriva – Golden yellow, Meghapushpa – Cloud coloured and Balahaka – White.
These shows how serious were the Hindus about yoking four horses to chariots. Amara kosa and Bhagavatha which are at least 1600 years old could not have imagined it overnight.
British museum holds a big collection of golden objects from the Greek world. One of the rings show Greek Goddess Nike driving a chariot yoked with four horses. Nike is the Greek goddess of Victory. Romans called her Victoria. The Four horse chariot was called quadriga.

Persian (Iranian) Sun God

Sangam Tamil Literature
Two thousand year old Sangam Tamil literature also described the chariot yoked with four horses (lines 487-489 of Perumpanatruppadai). This is a book about Tondaman Ilanthiraiyan who ruled from Kancheepuram of Tamil Nadu. This is an evidence to show that from Kashmir to Kanyakumari people used Four Horse Chariots.
Though the Upanishads give an allegory of body as a chariot, the Self or intellect as the driver and the (five) senses as horses, it is not associated with Lord Krihsna in the Bhagavatha or Mahabharata.

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£2 million worth Greek silver coin

Most Expensive Coin in the world

A Greek coin with a figure driving four horse chariot was sold for over 2 million pounds. This Drachma was stuck 2318 years ago. Only twelve coins exist in the world and half of them are in the museums. The silver coin is one inch in diameter, minted in Sicily.
In Persia (Iran) sun god is shown on a four horse chariot. In lot of pottery drawings and modern statues on famous buildings around the world we see big statues on such chariots.

A scene from the film Benhur