Everyonein the West,
from statesman to crossing-sweeper, is aware of the fame of NOSTRADAMUS,
the French-Jewish seer who died more than 400 years ago. The reason for
his extraordinay popularity is quite simple. Many predictions published by
Nostradamus in 1555 have been completely vindicated by the passage of
time. Writing more than 400 years ago, he not only foresaw the two World
Wars of the 20th century, but also came close to mentioning Hitler by name
! Earlier on, the French Revolution reached an elimination in 1792, as
predicted by him.
Incredile ? Well, it
is almost unbelievable. But even the most strident critics have been
silenced by the phenomenal accuracy of the French seer. Of the
approximately 2,500 forecasts that he published in his poetic
"Centuries", no less than 800 have been precisely fulfilled so
far.The remainder cover the period upto the year 3797. The track-record of
Nostradamus is so perfect that there can be no doubt that the others too
will be realised. His "Centuries" are absolutely amazing.
For Hindus especially,
Nostradamus ought to be a hero of immense cheer. The Frenchman never
visited India. In point of time, his forecasts were published well before
Akbar became the Moghul ruler in Delhi.But, despite the great distance of
time and space, Nostradamus clearly foresaw the rise of a mighty all
conquering Hindu nation. Its birth is close at hand. The seer predicts
that a resurgent India will burst forth upon its former oppressors and
destroy them completely. The beginning of this terrible revenge will be in
the seventh month of 1999.
predicts, after seven years of furious warfare, the Moslems will be
totally wiped out. There will be no trace left of either Mecca or Medina.
Somanath will be avenged a billion times over. The creed of Muhammad will
The European countries
who despoiled India will not be let off either. Flames will engulf Rome as
Hindu soldiers advance on Paris overcomming the barrier of the Alps. The
Pope will fly from his lair. Much of Europe will repudiate the false
tenets of Christianity. The ancient sway of Hinduism will be restored.
Vedic chants will again fill the air.
Does this all sound
like a fairy-tale ? To convince the skeptics it is best to quote the
prophetic quatrains of the "Centuries". It must always be borne
in mind that they were first published in 1555. Two copies of that edition
are still preserved in the French National Library in Paris. Their
genuineness cannot be disputed.
Moslem murderers and
thier Western patrons will find the following forecast particularly hard
to stomach Quatrain 75, Century X Long awaited, he will not take birth in
Europe, India will produce the immortal ruler,Seeing wisdom and power of
unlimited scope, Asia will bow before this conquering scholar.As if this
were not a sufficient warning to fanatics, Nostradamus makes his meaning
still more explicit in the following Quatrain 96, Century X The religion
of the name of the seas triumphs,Against the fanatics of the Khalif's
adalat,The murderous creed of the false alefs,Between the Hindus and
Christians will be caught.This prophecy need a little explication. In
geography, one finds the Hindu Maha Sagar (the Indian Ocean in English).
Hinduism is the only religion with a sea (an ocean, rather) named after
it. The Moslem fanatics believe that the Shariat or Koranic law with its
sexual licence is God-given or Khalif's adalat. The Koran itself opens
with the letter alef (A) in Arabic. Both Hindus and Christians have
suffered at the hands of Moslems and seek revenge. Lebanon is a foretaste
of things to come. The Nostradamian quatrain spells the doom of the
murder-creed.If this interpretation should sound far-fetched, consider yet
another prophetic quatrain Quatrain 50, Century L From the peninsula where
three seas meet, Comes the ruler to whom Thursday is holy, His wisdom and
might all nations will greet, To oppose him in Asia will be folly.
South India is the
only peninsula in the entire globe where three seas meet a point and
stretch away. The great Hindu leader who will wipe out our enemies will
hence be a south Indian who offers worship on Thursdays. It is easy to see
why Nostradamus specifically mentions Thursday as the holy day. It is only
Hindus who consider Thursday sacred. Moslems pray on Friday; Jews bow
before God on Saturday; Christians bawl hymns on Sunday at church.
Nostradamus is making it clear here that the conqueror will be a Hindu
from South India. He will bind Asia together under his rule.The Hindu
leader, however, will not be a tyrant. He will be ruthless with the Moslem
fanatics. But he will win over the communists by persuading them of the
timeless varieties of Hinduism. Russia will become India's ally
Quatrain 95, Century
The creed of the Moor will perish,
Followed be another more popular still,
The Dnieper will be the first to relish,
The wisdom which imposes its will.
The Moslems are often
called Moors by Europeans owing to the nearness of Morocco with its Moslem
faith. Incidentally, the Dutch who landed in Ceylon also called the Lankan
Moslems as Moors. Even today, the Lankan Moslems are officially designated
The Dnieper is a great
river in southern Russia. The seer's forecast seems to suggest that Russia
will be the first among Communist countries to abandon Marxism in favour
of Hinduism. The Red comrades in our midst will doubtless throw up their
hands in horror at the mere idea. But Riencourt, the French writer, quotes
a prophecy made by Ramakrishna Parmahamsa shortly before his death which
strongly supports the French seer's prediction. Shri Ramakrishna declared
that his next birth would be to the north-west of India. In other words,
he will be reborn in Russia as a Hindu holy man !. Communism is certainly
a more popular creed than Islam. But both will be alike vanquished by
Russia will be greatly
benefited by its alliance with the Hindu Rashtra. Nostradamus describes
Russia's good fortune
Quatrain 26, Century V
The Salvic folk will be on the winning side,
And rise to the highest point,
They cast off their paltry ideological guide,
The mountain-army crosess the sea in an expidition joint.
As the Hindu troops
sweep through the Middle East avenging former wrongs, the Russian army in
the Caucasus mountains will link up with them. The paltry ideological
guide who will be abandoned is Karl Marx. The sea to be crossed is either
the Mediterranean or the Black Sea.
question crops up Are such things possible? Here is a convincing reply to
prove the seer's clairvoyance
Quatrain 77, Century
In October seventeen twenty-seven,
The Afghans and Turkey will score,
Areas lost by Iran, Christians beseech heaven,
Against Moslems shedding innocent gore.
This event took place
exactly 172 years after the publication of the forecast by Nostradamus in
1555. An agreement was made by Afghanistan and Turkey in October 1727,
dividing up Iran. Christian communities which came under Turkish misrule
were brutally treated in Georgia and Armenia (both now in U.S.S.R).
Nostradamus had never been out of France expect for a brief visit to
next-door Italy. Yet he foresaw what the Afghans and the Turks would do in
Iran in October 1727! This is truly an amazing prediction by any
reckoning. None of the parties concerned had ever heard of Nostradamus.
Let us now return to
the Hindu holy-war.
Quatrain 59, Century
The empire of Islam by Hindus overthrown,
The majority of Moslems will succumb,
To radio-active fall-out by India blown,
Making Muhammad forever silent and numb.
Interestingly, in his
prose-introduction to the "Centuries", the seer dwells at some
length on the destruction of Islam and Mecca. The city will be smashed up
in such a way that all those who enter it will sicken and die. The only
interpretation of this forecast is that there will be radioactive fall-out
in the area. Nostradamus declares that the Hindus will be engaged in the
task of revenge for seven years from the seventh month of 1999.
Intrestingly, even Islamic texts predict doom in the 15th century of their
After the destruction
(annihilation would be the exact word) of Islamic power, the Hindu leader
will march on the Europe. Both Egypt and Israel will rally to his
The Hindu leader with
Marches on Rome and its allies,
His ships sail from Libyan mooring,
The Bible-chanting clergy dies.
onslaught will be bloody. In yet another forecast Nostradamus remarks that
the Hindu army will lose 2,50,000 men. But victory will be attained. It
will be decisive.
Rome of seven hills
hit by calamities quick,
Storm, deluge, epidemic and consuming fire,
The Hindus give Europe a colossal kick,
And conquer it with revengeful ire.
The atrocities and
fraudulent conversions by Christian missionaries will thus be avenged in
the total destruction of Rome. The Pope and his canting clergy will seek
refuge in Paris. They will be assisted by a Scottish leader who is called
Hadrian in the "Centuries". This is a reference to Hadrian's
Wall to isolate Scotland built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, 1,800 years
Hitherto there has
been no mention of America in this narrative. Nostradamus mentions it by
name only once. It is time to consider the implications of his incredible
Quatrain 66, Century X
The British leader by
Will ruin Scotland by a clever plan,
Boss Reb's foes will be sorely rem,
And damn him as unchristian man.
It has been already
noted that the Scottish leader nick-named Hadrian will join hands with the
Pope against the Hindus. Amazingly, the United States will side with India
in the war ! The Americans will nominate a leader in London who is
intriguingly called Boss Reb. He will be a veritable fox in cunning. He
will defeat to Scots thoroughly and bring down the Christian alliance
around the Pope.
Judging by the
"Centuries", the climateric war of 1999 will find India, Russia
and America ranged on one side as allies. Is this at all likely? For
answer, let us turn to the famous American seeress Jeane Dixon, whose
forecasts have been collated in a best-selling book. Its title is
"The Gift of Prophecy", authored by Ruth Montgomery.
Jeane Dixon corectly
foresaw the Partition of India in 1947, and the assassination of Mahatma
Gandhi shortly afterwards. She was frequently consulted by American
presidents. She told President Roosevelt in 1944 that America and Russia
would be in alliance in 1999 against China. At that time (1944) Communists
had not yet seized power in Peking. But in 1949 they were victorious.
Incidentally, Jeane Dixon forecast Sanjay Gandhi's death in 1980.
At present, America
and Russia seem set on a collision course. Can they ever make up their
differences? Recent history proves that such about-turns are not
impossible. Only 15 years ago, China and America were enemies. Today, they
are allies. It would be utterly unwise to pooh pooh even bizarre
possibilities. Truth is often stronger than fiction.
While the America take
over the government of Britain through their nominee Boss Reb, the Hindu
leader will advance upon Paris, where the Pope is holed up.
Quatrain 29, Century
The Hindu hero will march from his base,
Crossing the Apennines to enter France,
Conquering the clouds and seas ice,
All enemies will fall before his lance.
Paris will be taken
after a fierce siege. Hadrian will be killed in a vain defence. At this
juncture, Nostradamus makes a curious abservation. He predicts that a tree
in the centre of Parish will crash down. What tree? Could it be the Eiffel
Tower, built more than 300 years after his death? From a distance the
Eiffel Tower rather resembles a giant oak-tree.
What of the date of
the beginning of the titanic fight which will send India on a holy war?
Nostradamus provides a precise answer
Quatrain 72, Century X
Bearing upon him the Mongol-sign,
The great king of terror jumps from heaven,
In July nineteen ninenty-nine,
Mars to a just war will be driven.
The classical name for
the Chinese emperor was "Son of Heaven". A Chinese leader will
therefore, launch a terrible war in July (Nostradamus says seventh month)
of 1999 in imitation of Genghis Khan, the great Mongol conqueror. Mars is
the seer's nick-name for a French statesman who will resist China in 1999.
He will be exiled from Paris till the Hindu army rescues him and restores
What is one to make of
the predictions of Nostradamus? Will they come true? The seer himself
admits that the "Centuries" were written in a mystical trance.
The conscious mind did not produce them.
When it is remembered
that more than 800 of the forecasts have already been fulfilled in the
last 400 years, skepticism seems unwarranted and inept. In quatrain 42,
Century X, the seer predicted that the British empire would collapse in
1942. In that year, the Quit India movement gave the death-blow to British
imperialism. What makes the forecast truly breathtaking is the fact that
there was no Britain and no empire when Nostradamus published his
predictions in 1555. England joined up with Scotland to form Britain only
in 1603. The battle of Plassey was fought in 1757, heralding British rule
in India. Nostradamus saw far beyond both these events to forecast the end
of British hegemony in 1942. This alone should make clear that the
French-Jewish seer possessed divine provision.
published the "Centuries" in 1555, the title referred only to
the arrangement of quatrains in groups of 100 years. It was not an
allusion to the hundreds of years that the predictions actually span.
There are 10 centuries in all, making a total of about 1000 quatrains. But
Century (7) is incomplete with only 44 verses. The short-fall is
adequately made up by additional quatrains include later. Ever since their
first(1555) appearance, the Centuries have been a perennial best-seller.
The first English
translation of Nostradamus's great work was made in 1672 by The odore
Garencieres. The second translation came in 1715 from the pen of a priest
who called himself only by the initials D.D. The next translation was in
1891 when Charles Ward made a scholarly attempt to interpret the
often-obscure quatrains. Ward's translation was reissued in America in
1940 by the Modern Library. At that time, the Second World War had been
started by Hitler.
Hitler and his Nazi
Germany made a clever attempt to misuse Nostradamus for propaganda
purposes. A New edition of Centuries was printed in Germany giving a
totally false interpretation of his prophecies. But Nostradamus himself
had not the slightest doubt about Hitler's ulimate fate. He predicted that
the Nazis would be annihilated (Quatrain 77, Century VIII) after murdering
In 1982, President
Mitterand of France let it be known that he was an avid reader of the
Centuries. In 1983, the well-known actor Orson Welles produced an
immensely popular American television show on the forecasts of Nostradamus.
There have ben so many English translations of the Centuires in the recent
past, that the British journalist Taya Zinkin wryly remarked that
Nostradamus would top any popularity poll. Mrs. Zinkin is no stranger to
India. She spent many years in Delhi as a correspondent.
Nostradamus predicts a
glorious future for India. Yet he is hardly known to our people.