However, it is with the help of Sanskrit that names of some ancient cities in what is now Argentina, can be decoded. Historians accept that Asians had reached Argentina at least 8000 years before the birth of Christ. It is also known that Silver gets its Latin name ‘Argentum; from Sanskrit ‘Arjuna’ (अर्जुन).
In Sanskrit Arjuna (अर्जुन) means Silver and Gold. Arjuna is also the name of Lord Indra, who was worshiped as Lord Viracocha (वीर-कोच) in ancient South America. For more details about the Vedic and Sanskrit link to Viracocha click here and here.
Lets look at some ancient sites in what is present day Argentina. One ancient city is named ‘Tilcara’. ‘Tilcara’ may be a distortion of Sanskrit ‘Tilak-akara'(तिलक-आकार) which in Sanskrit means ‘Tilak shaped’. ‘Tilak (तिलक)’ is the mark that the ancient Vedic sages and present day Hindus wear on their forehead.
Another ancient town goes by the name ‘Purma Marca’ which in the native Aymara language means the ‘Desert City’. In Sanskrit a close translation of ‘Desert City’ would be ‘Maru-Puram’. Maru, (मरु) meaning ‘Desert’ and Puram (पुरम) meaning ‘city or town’.
Close by is the town of ‘Irya’ (ईर्या) which means ‘Powerful’, or ‘Iry’ (ईर्य) which means ‘Religious mendicant’ in Sanskrit.