Hindus were spread across the globe and ruled several places directly or through their heirs. The movement from one place to another was done through mapped ways, sea routes and teleportation. Mode of transport were ships, chariots and yogic science.
The knowledge of Bharat, Sages and her people were highly regarded by the world and the cultures that were bit different from natives of Bharat (India). Ancient Hindus were masters of science, cosmology and consciousness of subtle and non-subtle body. They were able to communicate easily with people even spanning thousands of kilometers away.
Telepathically, Suriratna’s father gave forevision to the Korean king. The Korean king waited for the Indian princess from Ayodhya, the capital of the Kosala kingdom. In spite of hardships and uncertain environment their long-awaited union realized with the assistance of a Buddhist pagoda built by Buddha himself. It is said that even Buddha had visions that their union would lay foundations to the future of Korea.
Korean Legacy Hindu Connection
2000 Years Old Trace of Ayodhya Princess Found in Korea
Leaders of Korea Belong to Lineage of Rajkumari Suriratna
As per recorded history of Korea which has traces in Bharat (India) too, around 2000 years ago, Indian princess Suriratna from Ayodhya traveled to South Korea and married a Korean king, Kim Suro. Suriratna also known as Queen Huh (in Korea) of the Gaya dynasty (57 BC – 668 AD), traveled for three months by sea, following a suggestion of her father, to marry the founder of Karak kingdom. Her father was very intelligent and could foresee future and turn of events that could help in shaping the incidents in favorable manner. He also saw Bhagwan in his dream giving him divine advice to marry her daughter with the prince of Korea. Their life story was described in a famous history book Samguk Yusa (History of Three Kingdoms) written by a monk Iryon (1206 AD – 1289 AD).
Suriratna was 16 when she married prince Kim Suro of Kimhye’s kingdom. The Kimhae dynasty was so much respected by locals that the name of the country got it’s name from Kimhae as Korhae (Goryeo). Suriratna spent 41 years of her life for the welfare of Korea, died when she was 57 years old.
Interestingly, Queen Huh’s tomb in South Korea has a pagoda in frontage, which is built with stones and believed to have brought from Ayodhya. Even to this day, around seven million Koreans with surnames Kim and Huh from (Kimhae) Gimhae, and Lee from Incheon, trace their ancestry back to the royal Indo-Korean couple. People belonging to Karak clan comprise of at least 10% of overall Korean population and most of them are placed at high positions in Korea.
On the other hand, a monument has been built in memory of Hwang Huh on the picturesque banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya. Built in Korean tradition, the monument has a three-metre high stone weighing 7,500 kg.
That was the reason when some years ago on his visit to India, President Roh Moo-Hyun said “We are cousins” when he met Indian delegation in Delhi.
Koreans believe that the lineage of Suriratna and Kim Suro controlled various states of Korea in 7th century and it was their relatives who were rulers of these states.
Karak dynasty hold high esteem among locals and there are many top positions occupied by Karak people in the ministry of Korea today. One of the Ex-Presidents of Korea belonged directly to same lineage. Karak people also hold top places in several places across globe.
Koreans were Hindus
Indian Government Upgrading The Monument to Cement Relations with Korea
Reverence of Korea Towards Ayodhya Princess Suriratna
On the 6th March 2001 in collaboration with NDA government, the Karak Clan Society built a monument at Ayodhya on the west bank of River Saryu, in cooperation with the state government of Uttar Pradesh. The North Korean ambassador to India was among those present. Since then members of the Karak Clan Society, and often Government officials from (Kimhae) Gimhae City (South Korea), have visited the site every March to celebrate the Queen’s anniversary. Often a traditional Korean dancing team has participated in the ceremony. Every year they come all the way from Korea to give respect to their beloved Queen Huh in her home city Ayodhya.
Revival of this unique cultural connection between the two countries was proposed, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited South Korea recently to strengthen diplomatic as well as economic relations.
Prior to this, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, post his visit to South Korea in October last year, wrote to the Prime minister to revive this ancient cultural bond with Korea. He suggested the prime minister to upgrade the existing memorial to an elegant Korean-style structure.
The proposed upgradation of the monument could attract nearly 1 lakh Korean tourists every year, including Buddhists, for whom it is a pilgrimage. If the said project gets implemented, the place in divine city, Ayodhya, is expected to find its lasting place on India’s map as a historical destination.
Though there are many ancient Korean queens who are revered by locals, among them Queen Huh (Heo) is respected the most for her knowledge and intelligence.
Korean Ex-President like Kim Dae-jung, Ex-Prime Ministers Hiyo Jiyong and Kim Jong-pil belonged to revered Karak clan. The respect towards Suriratna is so deep, the Korean government has managed to save and restore big stones that were used by Suriratna to maintain the balance of boat. Kimhae has big statue of Suriratna (Queen Huh) at the central place of the city. The statue is remembrance of the fact that piousness of Hinduism and its teachings is respected by all in the form of Queen Huh for her part in shaping the future of Korea and its prosperity.