The Stolen River, The Ganges of Paradise

This groundbreaking book embarks on a scientific exploration aimed at correcting the geographical misplacement of Dam̆badiva, a region deeply rooted in spiritual and cultural significance. The investigation, prompted by the stark deviation in British colonial mapping from historical and religious texts, utilizes the hydrological geography of Dam̆badiva as a guiding principle. Through an extensive examination of historical records, manuscripts, and maps, the research unveils a 19th-century British colonial conspiracy to alter and conceal ancient knowledge and historical records, ultimately shaping a new world order.

The inquiry traces the ancient rivers of Dam̆badiva, including Ganga, Achiravathi, Sarabhu, Mahī, Yamunā, and the Himawatha, revealing a complex network that challenges the conventional narrative. The identification of a “stolen Ganga” originating from Himawatha, the upper hill mountain range in Sri Lanka, underscores the existence of two distinct rivers bearing the name Ganga – one in India and the other in Sri Lanka.

The investigation dismisses the 18th-century British colonial assertion that Dam̆badiva is situated within India, providing evidence from the Mahāvansa, an ancient chronicle, and challenging the meticulous mapping of ancient townships by British colonial archaeologists. The book establishes Dam̆badiva’s rightful place within the contemporary island of Sri Lanka and the Lower Southern part of India.

Key Points of Investigation:
  1. Early Documentation: Scrutinizing historical records, manuscripts, maps, and documents to understand the historical perception of Dam̆badiva’s geographical location.
  2. Geographical Shift: Delving into the geography of the region to examine changing boundaries and territorial demarcations over time.
  3. Cultural and Religious Perspectives: Analyzing ancient texts, inscriptions, and religious scriptures to gain insights into how different cultures and religions perceived the region.
  4. Archaeological and Geological Evidence: Examining archaeological and geological evidence to unravel the historical and geographical context of Dam̆badiva.
  5. Modern Research Techniques: Harnessing state-of-the-art methods, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and drone surveys, to meticulously map the region with precision. Gravity studies, geological surveys, and watershed analysis complement traditional approaches.
  6. Local Testimonies: Conducting interviews with senior villagers possessing traditional knowledge and historical insights about the region.

In summary, this extensive investigation, led by Bhikkhu Kleppe Ariyamagga, Bhikkhu Opalgala Wajiragnana, and Malinda Dilum Patabandi, aims to restore the true historical origins and geographical affiliations of Dam̆badiva. It challenges established narratives, unveiling a rich tapestry of revelations that extend beyond the conventional understanding of this sacred land. The book invites readers to reevaluate their perspectives and connect with shared heritage, fostering a collective effort to preserve and restore Dam̆badiva’s ancient glory.

Unveiling The Geographical Location of the Lost Paradise, Janbuddeepa
Hardcover – April 22, 2024
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nasjonalbiblioteket, Norway (April 22, 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 195 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8269367206
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8269367201
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.65 x 11 inches