9. Possible Migration Root of Vyas Family of Gautam / Gaudumu Lineage :


Within one year of Muhammad's death in 632, however, Arabia was secure enough for the Prophet's successor, Abu Bakr (632-634), the first caliph and the father-in-law of Muhammad, to begin the campaign against the Byzantine Empire and the Sassanid Empire.


Islamic forays into Iraq began during the reign of Abu Bakr. In 634 an army of 18,000 Arab tribesmen, under the leadership of the brilliant general Khalid ibn al Walid (aptly nicknamed "The Sword of Islam"), reached the perimeter of the Euphrates delta. Although the occupying Iranian force was vastly superior in techniques and numbers, its soldiers were exhausted from their unremitting campaigns against the Byzantines. The Sassanid troops fought ineffectually, lacking sufficient reinforcement to do more. The first battle of the Arab campaign became known as the Battle of the Chains because Iranian soldiers were reputedly chained together so that they could not flee. Khalid offered the inhabitants of Iraq an ultimatum: "Accept the faith and you are safe; otherwise pay tribute. If you refuse to do either, you have only yourself to blame. A people is already upon you, loving death as you love life."


Most of the Iraqi tribes were Christian at the time of the Islamic conquest. They decided to pay the jizya, the tax required of non-Muslims living in Muslim-ruled areas, and were not further disturbed. The Iranians rallied briefly under their hero Rustam and attacked the Arabs at Al Hirah, west of the Euphrates. There, they were soundly defeated by the invading Arabs. The next year, in 635, the Arabs defeated the Iranians at the Battle of Buwayb. Finally, in May 636 at Al Qadisiyah, a village south of Baghdad on the Euphrates, Rustam was killed. The Iranians, who outnumbered the Arabs six to one, were decisively beaten. From Al Qadisiyah the Arabs pushed on to the Sassanid capital at Ctesiphon (Madain).


It is highly possible that after the death of Rustam in 635 AD or after the Karbala war in 680 AD the descendants of Gautam / Gaudamu / Puannum left Iraq.


Along with the descendants of Gautam / Gaudamu / Puannum and other brahmins many other warriors like descendants of Mudgal, etc. also migrated to India but their travel root was different.


Ancient Egypt - Mesopotamia - India (Aryavrat) trade route :

Although we don't have specific dates for when these civilizations rose, the three developed more or less at the same time. Equally important, all three had contact with each other, particularly through trade. Commerce between Egypt, Mesopotamia and India basically depended on either an overland route or a water route. I want you to pay close attention to the over land route, because this overland route remained the same for centuries, later becoming the Silk Road.


Our ancestors already knew about this trade route and hence it is possible that they chose this route.



From Khyber Pass to Siddhpur :


This is just an assumption of our Vyas Family route from Khyber Pass to Siddhpur.



In ancient times Iraq and Iran was one country. The descendants of Bharadwaj and Gautam / Gaudamu / Puannum were already living in Iraq, Iran, etc. places before the incident of Karbala and due to Arab invasion they had to migrate towards India.


At the time of Karbala war (10 October 680 CE) it is said that around 1400 Brahmin families were already living in Baghdad.


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During Arab Invasion our Ancestors who went from Iraq or Iran to Naimisharanya, Uttar Pradesh took route of Khyber Pass. (The Hindu kush and Himalayan ranges are on the northern side of the Indian subcontinent. Khyber and Bolan passes are two passes that can be used to get through the Hindukush mountains.)
While travelling from Takshashila (Taxila) to Naimisharanya River Beas comes inbetween.
From Naimisharanya located in Uttar Pradesh we came to Siddhpur Gujarat in the year 993 A.D.
We came to perform pran pratishatha of Mulraj Solanki palace called Rudra mahal. He had invited 1000 Brahmins from North of India.
We are known as Audich Sahastra Brahman where Audich means North in Sanskrut and Sahastra means 1000. Here, Audichya Sahastra word is used but it does not means that excatly 1000 Brahmins it can be more than 1000 Brahmins and a round figure of 1000 was taken into consideration.
Mulraj Solanki gave us Chatrala village as gift and hence we are also known as Chatrala Vyas.
Mulraj Solanki was Agni Vanshi Rajput.


Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila)


Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Naimisharanya


Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur

Hypothesis :


There are two other possible migration roots, but logically it has few flaws which we will discuss in the end.


Route 1 :


Khyber Pass - Zojila Pass - Beas Kund - Trishula (Trishul) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur.


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Route 2 :


Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Beas Kund - Trishula (Trishul) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur.


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Route 3 :


Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Zojila Pass - Beas Kund - Trishula (Trishul) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur.


Few logical flaws in above 3 routes :


Gautam (Gaudumu) was king of Kish (modern Tell al-Uhaymir), Iraq and our ancestors lived in Iraq before migrating to India.
Iraq has mostly flat surface with hot climate whereas Iran, Turkey, Syria has mountainous region having cold weather along with snowfall.
People living in hot climate having flat surface are more short tempered and less strong as compared to people living in mountainous region with snowfall.
Since our ancestors lived in Iraq they were not accustomed to mountainous cold weather because of which it is possible that they took route of Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur.
The origin of Rishi Bhrigu is of Turkey and Vashishth is Iran which is why we see descendants of Vats, Bhrigu and Vashishth lineage mostly living in Kashmir.


Possible reason for chosing route of Khyber Pass - Takshashila (Taxila) - Naimisharanya - Siddhpur :


From Iran our Ancestors took route of Kapisa / Kapis because according to the Chinese pilgrim Xuan Zang who visited in 644 AD Kapis seems to have been part of a kingdom ruled by a Buddhist Kshatriya king holding sway over ten neighboring states including Lampak, Nagarahar, Gandhar and Banu, according to the Chinese pilgrim Xuan Zang who visited in 644 AD.


All ancient sources unequivocally agree that the rulers of Kapis were Kshatriyas from India and claimed descent from Ayodhya. Panini, writing in 5th century BCE, Chinese travellers visiting the kings many centuries later and even Kalhan writing five centuries after the Chinese travellers agree on their Kshatriya origins from India.


Hiuen Tsang describes Kai-pi-shi as a flourishing kingdom ruled by a Buddhist Kshatriya king holding sway over ten neighboring states including Lampak, Nagarahar, Gandhar and Banu etc.


In 642 A.D., a "King Ta-mo-yin-t'o-ho-szu" 3 of Uddiyan is said to have sent a gift of camphor and an embassy to the Emperor of China. This is the year that the Arabs succeeded in defeating the King of Kings, Yazdagird III, of Persia. The latter, fleeing eastward, met his death near Merv in 651. With the death of Yazdagird, last of the Sassanid dynasty, the southern bedouin hordes of Islam for the first time marched onto the soil of Iran and began their great, rapacious advance eastward.


In 650 Abdallah ibn Amr began the yet further push forwards across the desert of the Dasht-i-Lut. He was followed over the years by succeeding Moslem armies which, through continuous raids, massacres and looting, systematically transformed the wondrous flower-garden of Persian civilization and Mazdean or Buddhist culture into a scorched wasteland. Today all these lands lie under the yoke of Arabic culture."

The reason for chosing Takshashila (Taxila) was that our ancestors knew about it and had ancient alliance with the Takshak Kings who also ruled Takshal or Taxila (Takshashila).
From Takshashila (Taxila) our ancestors took route of Amritsar in Punjab to avoid cold weather of climate.

Rather than enterting India from Sindh our ancestors chose the route of Punjab. During approx. c. 631-671 AD King Chach established Brahmin Dynasty of Sindh by preceding Rai Sahasi (Sinhasena) dynasty.


It is possibly that the way in which Chach became King as mentioned in Chachnama translated by Mirza Kalichbeg and Manan Ahmed our ancestors did not support Chach and / or our ancestors had ancient alliance with rulers of Iran and Taank Kingdom because of which our ancestors chose the route of Punjab.


Between 6th and 7th century Punjab was ruled by Taank Kingdom.


Taank are Jat, Rajput and also Brahmins who previously belonged to Takshashila.


Taank Kingdom (also known as Takka, Tanka, or Taki) was a kingdom based in Punjab, in 6th and 7th centuries, obtained from the chronicles of Xuanzang and other sources. The country was located south of Kashmir and east of Zunbil dynasty, extending from the Indus river in the west to the Beas river in the east, centered around modern day Sialkot.


During Xuanzang's visit, the neighboring state of Bofadou was a vassal (or province) of Taank. He also noted Mihirakul's capital to have been at Sagal (modern-day Sialkot, Pakistan) within Taank. Despite an illustrious Buddhist heritage as evident from three colossal stups, Buddhism was in decline and was sparsely practiced except in about ten monasteries; Brahminism was the primary religion and there were hundreds of dev shrines. He visited Lahore in 630 AD during Taank rule and described it as a great Brahmin city.

Rostam Farrokhzad served as the spahbed ("military marshal") of Sasanian Empire (Persia / Iran) of Sasanian Dynasty.


He was Martired on 19 November 636 in Battle of al-Qadisiyyah which was Sasanian Mesopotamia.


The abrupt fall of Sassanid Empire was completed in a period of five years, and most of its territory was absorbed into the Islamic caliphate; however many Iranian cities resisted and fought against the invaders several times.


It is possible that after the death of Rostam Farrokhzad or between 636 A.D. and 641 A.D. our ancestors left Iraq through route of Iran - Kapis by Khyber Pass - Taank by Takshashila (Taxila) and reached Naimisharanya.


According to a chronicle written in the 16th century, the Kissah-i-Sanjan, the Parsis first came to India in the 8th and 10th century. They landed in Diu, and were later given refuge in Sanjan (Gujarat) by the local king, Jadi Rana. Five years after this they built the first fire temple, Atash Behram, to shelter the holy fire rescued from Iran.

When the Parsis realized that things have gone out of their hands they migrated to India from Fars province of Iran through Persian Gulf between 8th and 10th century.


Our ancestors immediately took the route of Iran and migrated to India between 636 A.D. and 641 A.D.


The reason for choosing Iran was that it was our immediate neighbour and we had an ancient alliance with the Iranians.


Another reason for choosing Iran was that Rostam Farrokhzad got martyred in Al-Qadisiyyah, Iraq and there was possibility that the Arabs would also advance towards Basrah and block Persian Gulf.


Al-Qadisiyyah marked in red


Iraq - Iran border


Beas River in Punjab

Conclusion :


Brahmins :


The reason why Aryan Brahmins of Iraq and Iran took route of Khyber Pass is because it is a important Pass from which a person can enter Taxila and Kashmir. During ancient times Taxila and Kashmir was considered as seat of knowledge and education center of Brahmins. Due to this reason Brahmins were familiar of this route.


Rajputs Warriors :


The Aryan Rajputs took the route of Bolan and Golan Pass and entered Rajasthan because many Rajputs are of Iranian and were very familiar with Iranian Baloch and Pashtuns warrior tribes and possibly they had matrimonial relations with these tribes. Apart from this the Rajputs also ruled this region for a long period of time hence they were familiar with Bolan and Golan Pass.


Kshatriya Warriors :


The Aryan Kshatriya Warriors link the the family of Mudgal who later became traders and businessman also known as Khatri / Catti / Hittites took the route of Balochistan (Pakistan). Their possible route was from Iraq to Shaktipeeth Shri Hinglaj Mata Mandir | Nani Mandir, Hingol National Park, Road Asha Pura, Las Bela, Balochistan, Pakistan to Gujarat, because being traders and businessman they were familiar of this route.


Not only this Brahmins, Rajputs and Kshatriyas also took charge of important Passes and tried to stop Arab armies because of which it took Arab armies a lot of time to enter present day India.


Unfortunately due to destruction of Takshashila (Taxila) and Nalanda university many innumerous important books preserved by Aryan Brahmins were destroyed because of which at present we do not have complete information.