History is full of misnomers; one such term is the New World, as applied to the Americas.The landing of Columbus in 1492 undoubtedly created a new life on the continents, but it neither created nor discovered a new world."No country in the world can compare with India for the exposition of the pyramidal cross.the body of the great temple of Bidh Madhu (formerly the boast of the ancient city of Benares...demolished in the 7th century) was constructed in the figure of a colossal cross, with a lofty dome at the center, above which rose a massive structure of a pyramidal form.She has left indelible imprints on one-fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries.""She has the right to reclaim in universal history the rank that ignorance has refused her for a long time and to hold her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of Humanity.""Rama is represented as a descendant from the sun, as the husband of Sita, and the son of a princess named Causelya.It is very remarkable that Peruvians, whose Incas boasted of the same descent, styled their greatest festival Rama-Sitva; whence we may take it that South America was peopled by the same race who imported into the farthest of parts of Asia the rites and the fabulous history of Rama." However, when, in the second half of the 19th century, evolutionist (or rather, pseudo-evolutionist) ideas captured the imagination of anthropologists, it seemed no longer necessary to have recourse to the supposition of real contacts in order to explain the similarities between New and Old world civilization.Putnam was also active in institutional developments at He found in the jungles of Honduras a sculpture which greatly resembles Buddha.According to the July, 1901 issue of American Harper's Magazine, it has been proved with evidence that five Buddhist monks had reached Mexico in ancient times, via Alaska.
""From Persia to the Chinese Sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to the islands of Java and Borneo, from Oceania to Socotra, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales and her civilization.
At the four extremities of the cross there were four other pyramids... By pyramidal towers placed crosswise, the Hindu also displayed the all-pervading sign of the cross.
At the famous temple of Chidambaram, on the Coromandel coast, there were seven lofty walls, one within the other, round a central quadrangle, and as many pyramidal gateways in the midst of each side which forms the limbs of a vast cross." valley period.
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Padma Purana says that world maps were prepared and maintained in book form and kept with care and safety in marking of horizontal circles, equatorial circles and further divisions.