~KASHMIR owes its name to KASH TRIBE, Not to mythical KASHYAPA….. Know your Roots!!!~
The valley of Kashmir is known by its inhabitants as Kasheer because it was a settlement of a race known as Kash or Cush, Kashur means those who eat meat…… Kash or Cush was the son of Ham and a grandson Noah(A.S). He was the founder of the Kash or Cush tribe, which settled in the east. This tribe founded Kash, a village near Bagdad. These people named rivers, mountains, cities and countries after the name of their ancestor Kash or Cush. In Mesopotamia, they founded a kingdom, and the Kashan river in that country is a testimony of this fact. Kashmar, a village near Nishapur in Iran, was also founded by them. This tribe also proceeded towards Central Asia and founded many settlements. Kashmohra, a village in Merv; Kash, a village in Bokhara; Kashband and Kashania, villages in Samarkand, Kashgar, in the Chinese Turkistan, were their settlements in central Asia. In Mesopotamia, the tribe founded the towns of Kashan, Kashaf and Kashi. They also moved towards Afghanistan and founded settlements at Kashkar, Kashhil, Kashek and Kashu. While the Hindu-Kush mountains are named after them, they also founded a settlement south of this mountain range known as Kashmor.
It was Babar the founder of the Moghul dynasty in India who pointed out in his memoirs that the etymology of the word Kashmir is derived from the Kash or Cush tribe which inhabited the valley. This tribe settled in the region now known as Kashtawar, in the Chenab valley of Kashmir. Crossing the Pir-Panjal range, these people spread in the valley of Kashmir. Kush-tawar, in the Pulwama District, Kashnag, a spring in the Islamabad District, and Isae-Kush village bear the name of this tribe.
According to an old tradition (propagated by indian historians), the name Kashmir is derived from Kashyapa. However. there is no linguistic evidence to support this idea, because the whole fable of Kashyapa and his progeny is astronomical. Had Kashyapa drained the valley of its waters or found his progeny in any part of the valley, its capital would have been termed as Kash-yapa-nagar or Kash-yapa-pur, as is the way with the etymologies of that period. According to the latest geological researches, it has been established that the valley of Kashmir was a lake millions of years back and its water found its outlet by the volcanic agency through a narrow gorge at Baramulla.
Please note that the two aspects which are discussed above are ……1) Origin of Kashmiri race… and 2) Draining of lake.
THE RELIGIOUS CIRCLE OF KASHMIRIS IS COMPLETE…
Kash tribe (Muslims)>>> Buddhists>> Shaivites > Muslims…..Alhamdulillah.
Kashmiris were originally Muslims …. the fact that Islam’s advent was from the times of Adams (A.s) Islam essentially means supremacy of one God and worshiping Him alone. From Adam down to Mohammed (PBUH), it is said that there were 1,24,000 Messengers of Allah since the creation of this universe who came at different times essentially with the same message of oneness of Allah and bowing to Him and none else. The Prophet-hood has finally ended with the Advent of Prophet Mohammad, PBUH__ the Last Messenger of Allah. Therefore, Islam does not owe its origin to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as is commonly construed but to Hazrat Adam (A.S). That takes Islam’s origin to the period when this universe was created. Since Noah (A.S) was also one of the Prophets who came much after Adam (A.S) but long before Mohammed (PBUH), he also professed the teachings of Islam, i.e, worshiping One God and, of course, rejecting idol worshiping. In this contest, therefore, we can conclude that Kashmiris were originally Muslims.
I think one of the reasons that Kashmiris as a whole community accepted Islam(which surprised many) at the hands of Hz Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (r.a)……was their appealing lineage to the same faith, culture, tradition, behavior, …which was part and parcel to the efforts of his group….. however there were few ‘bad naseeb’ left also….
The birth place of Kash Tribe is the same, which is today known as ‘Islamic state’,
DONT CONFUSE IT WITH LOST TRIBE OF ISRAEL..
There are many theories regarding the lost tribes of Israel, some say one went to australia, others say africa, while many believe Kashmiri to be one of the tribes of israel.
However most accepted is the the Afghans (Pashtuns) being remote descendants of the “Lost Tribes of Israel” …….
According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the theory of Pashtun descent from Israelites is traced to Maghzan-e-Afghani, a history compiled for Khan-e-Jehan Lodhi in the reign of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the 16th century……..
In his Travels into Bokhara, which he published in 1835, Sir Alexander Burnes wrote: “The Afghans call themselves Bani Israel, or the children of Israel, but consider the term Yahoodi, or Jew, to be one of reproach. They say that Nebuchadnezzar, after the overthrow of Israel, transplanted them into the towns of Ghore near Bamean and that they were called after their Chief Afghan they say that they lived as Israelites till (Hazrat) Khalid (r.a) summoned them in the first century of the Muhammadans. Having precisely stated the traditions and history of the Afghans I see no good reason for discrediting them…”
-Another book that corresponds with Pashtun historical records, Taaqati-Nasiri, states that in the 7th century BC a people called the Bani Israel settled in Ghor, southeast of Herat, Afghanistan, and then migrated south and east.
These book references to Bani Israel agree with the commonly held view by Pashtuns that when the twelve tribes of Israel were dispersed, the tribe of Joseph, among other Hebrew tribes, settled in the region. This oral tradition is widespread among the Pashtuns…….
SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION ON DRAINAGE OF LAKE.
The valley of kashmir depicts different geological formations from pre-Cambrian to recent age with some missing links, if we have basement salkhalas at one side, we have sub recent glacial periods, question under debate is karewa beds and evicting of water through Baramulah gorge, to this I may mention that this hasn’t been through volcanic eruption or tectonic activity only, but is a natural process of erosion by the surface water , which carves its way thought the barriers, Karewa is Pleistocene formation formed by alternative stages by deposition of red clay and silt, in between loess and other wind borne material, it is not totally of riverine or lacustrine origin, yes the sub recent alluvium is river Jhelum deposit along its banks when it was over flowing , with the result total plain area was almost submerged in the farm of a lake, particularly after the Pleistocene glaciation period, in recent times when human population existed along the foothills and higher places , still Jhelum would overflow and farm wide spread flood plain, ultimately human population shifted towards its banks, particularly along the right bank, constructed worship places and settled down in clusters all along, No hua force at all was needed to evacuate the water from such submerged areas, in very recent times left banks of Jhelum developed the settlement of human population, they shifted near to the river only for availability of drinking water, which was scarce to them along the hill slopes and higher settlements , lately bunds and flood protection works were raised to safeguard against overflow, formation of the topography and present shape of the valley is spread upon millions of years of timescale
Satisar like term exists in some earliest legends and some historical books like Rajtarangni, written in 12th century ,but Kashyap Reshi concept seems to be mythological and non-digestible on existing geological and scientific proofs coupled with archeological evidences. (Jalal Ud Din Shah- Engineering Geologist)
>As most of the research regarding the history of Kashmir has been published by Hindus, Christians, Jews and Qadianis, and owing to their biasness they have blended it, hence it becomes very difficult to decipher the truth.
>Unfortunately, the History of Kashmir has been hijacked time and again, to fool & rule the inhabitants…… The latest entrant are the QADIANIS (Non-Muslims),…who for their evil designs have tried to add their filth to it, like the belief of death of Hazrat Isa (a.s) and then grave of Hazrat Isa (a.s) in Kashmir (naoozu billah), which we out rightly REJECT……Quran is very clear about it… (…And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him… 4:157), ((But Allah raised him (Jesus) up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens)…..4:158))…He will return to earth near the Day of Judgment.
>It is high time that Kashmiris should take the bull by its horns and purify their history from the myths, ….. Why we have to rely on Indians/Qadianis/Christians who have added their filth to it….???
>It is high time for the Govt. of J&K (Education dept.) to get the facts right, and remove the Kashyapa Myth from the school text books, which is nothing but…… ABUSE of the history of Kashmir