Yadus of Central Asia and Siberia:-
From Brannon Parker: “The following is excerpted from research on the writings of Colonel Tod. Col. Tod was a British military man who did extensive research into India’s history. He spent much time in India during the 1800s and claimed to have found many ancient recorded evidences and writings in Rajasthan, India. These findings convinced him that India’s people and civilization were the genesis of much of the world’s civilization. In his book, “Rajasthan”, he traced a multitude of links to India. Below are some of his findings on India’s connection to Turkestan and Northern Asia.
The Turanians extending over the whole of Turkestan and Central Asia were originally an Indian people. Colonel Tod says, “Abdul Gazi says that Tamak, the son of Ture, is the the Turishka of the Puranas. His descendants gave their name to Tocharistan or Turkestan.” Professor Max Muller says, “Turvas and his descendants who represent Turanians are described in the later poems of India as cursed and deprived of their inheritance,” and hence their migration.
Colonel Tod says, “The Jaisalmer annals assert that the Yadu (Lord Krishna’s dynasty) and the Bahlika branches of the Indu race ruled Korassan after the Great War of Kurukshetra and are the Indo-Scythic races mentioned in the ancient Greek writings.” Besides the Bahlika and the numerous branches of the Indo-Medes, many of the sons of Kuru dispersed over these regions, amongst which we may place the Uttara Kurus, or Northern Kurus of the Puranas. They were known as the Ottorocurae to the ancient Greeks. Both the Indus and the Surya peoples were sending their excess population to these distant regions.”
A Mohammedan historian says that emigrants from India first inhabited the country of Khata. It is also known that Hindu settlers left India for Siberia, where they founded a kingdom, with Bajrapur as its capital. It is related that upon the death the king of that country in battle, three of Lord Krishna’s sons, Pradyumna, Gada, and Samba, made a journey to Bajrapur. They were also accompanied by a large number of brahmanas (priests) and ksatriyas (warriors). The eldest brother, Pradyumna, ascended the throne. When Lord Krishna left this world, it is said that the inhabitants of Bajrapur came to Dvaraka, Krishna’s city, to console His family members. (This is recorded in the Hari Vamsha, Vishnu Parva, Adhyaya 97.)
Colonel Tod continues, “The annals of the Yadus of Jaisalmer state that long before King Vikrama they held dominion from Ghazni to Samarkhand. They established themselves in those regions after the Great War of the Mahabharata and were not pushed back to the Indus until the rise of Islam. The Yadus of Jaisalmer ruled Zabulistan and founded Ghazni. They also claim Chagatai (a descendant of Genghis Khan) as being of their own bloodline. This is a claim I now deem worthy of credit.”
The Afghans are the descendants of the Aphgana, the serpent tribe of the Apivansa region of ancient India. According to Abu Haukal, the city of Herat is also called Heri. This adjoins Maru or Murve, the country called Seestan, which was also a settlement of the Hindus. Seestan (the region of cold, see-stan) and all sides of the valley were occupied since very ancient times by another branch of the Yadus.
In fact the very name of the continent Asia comes from the Indian clan who were known as the Ashva. Also the name Europa comes from the Sanskrit words Surupa which means “beautiful form.”
It has been shown that the Bactrians were an Indian people and that the Indian migrations extended to Siberia and the northernmost parts of Asia. This is evident from the fact that the descendants of these Vedic Aryans are still to be found there. The Samoyedes and Tchoudes of Siberia and Finland were originally known as the Shyamayadus and the Joudes of India. The languages of the two former races have a strong affinity and are classed as Indo-Germanic by Klaproth, the author of the book “Asia Polyglotta.” Mr. Remusat traces these tribes to Central Asia, the exact place where the Yadu dynasty long held sway. Shyama is a name of Krishna and Krishna is known as the Lord of the Yadus and this branch of His family was known as the Shyama Yadus.
The race of Joude is described by Baber as occupying the mountainous range at the very spot mentioned in the annals of the Yadus as the point marking the furthest extension of their migrations. The most prominent hill in this range is called Yadu-ki-dang or “hill of Yadu”. According to these records, they left India approx. 4000 years ago.”