Jesus in India

Jesus in India – King of Wisdom

Book and Film – REVIEW


Best-selling author Professor Elaine Pagels of Princeton University, who wrote Beyond Belief: The Gospel of Thomas and many other books, also made an important contribution to this film, conceding that: “We cannot rule out that Jesus may have travelled to India.”

As the Gospel of St. John says, “There are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”

The key witness to the theory is from Russian historian Nicolas Notovitch and his discovery of manuscripts at Himis monastery in Ladakh. Buddhist monks of Tibet recorded the history of Issa (Jesus); the original was in Pali, the language of Buddhists which was then translated into Tibetan. The history was documented 2000 years ago and copies of these documents were found in Himis monastery in Ladakh and it was summarized by Nicolas Notovitch. Later in 1929, Swami Abhedananda of the Ramakrishna Order reviewed and verified the authenticity of the Apocrypha by personally studying them at Himis monastery. Later Russian scholar Nicholas Roerich and Elisabeth Caspari confirmed the existence of these documents during their visits to the Buddhist monastery at Himis. A cardinal of Roman Catholic Church apparently tells Edward Martin that there are about 60 manuscripts with the church and one of them is the copy of the Himis manuscripts.

Jesus in Nirvikalpa Samadhi

Meher Baba (1894-1969)

According to Indian spiritual master Meher Baba, when Jesus was crucified, he did not die physically. But, he entered the state of Nirvikalp Samadhi (the I-am-God state without bodily consciousness). On the third day, he again became conscious of his body, and he travelled secretly in disguise eastward with some apostles, most importantly with Bartholomew and Thaddeus, to India. This was called Jesus' resurrection. After reaching India, Jesus travelled further east to Rangoon, in Burma, where he remained for some time. He then went north to Kashmir, where he settled. After Jesus's spiritual work was completed, Jesus subsequently dropped his body, and the body was buried by the Two Apostles in Harvan, at Kan Yar, district of Kashmir.

Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Bhau Kalchuri, Manifestation, Inc. 1986, p. 752

Swami Abhedananda

(1866 - 1939)

Discovered a Manuscript on the Lost Years of Jesus

In 1922, he crossed the Himalayas on foot and reached Tibet, where he studied Buddhistic philosophy and Lamaism. In Hemis Monastery, he discovered a manuscript on the lost years of Jesus, which has been incorporated in the book Swami Abhedananda's Journey into Kashmir & Tibet published by the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math.

"The lamas told Swami that Jesus Christ came secretly to Kashmir after his resurrection and lived in a monastery surrounded by many disciples."

Corroboration in India

Accomplished in Siddhis

Siddhis are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sādhanās such as meditation and yoga. Wikipedia

"I was present when Maharishi said: if at all Jesus had Sidhis than he must have been in India because India is the Land where you learn the Sidhis" - posted on Facebook by a TM teacher


25 km north of Rishikesh, India

And only a 5 min. trek up-river to the Jesus Cave


"This is the cave north of Rishikesh in which Jesus lived for some time. In the last century both Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami (Papa) Ramdas lived there (at separate times), and had visions of Jesus meditating there, though they had no prior knowledge of his having lived there." – The Christ of India