Vedas, Puranas and Itihasa have recorded world history, centered around present day India much prior to the start of Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga).
First King recorded is Barhi, also known as Prachina Barhi (बरही).
10 generations passed and then in 11th generation, Pracheta (प्रचेता ) was king. His wife was Suvarna and they had 10 sons called Prachetas (प्रचेतस्) , which primarily means the obeservant and intelligent.
These 10 were also the Prajapatis.
Rig Veda Mantra I.41.1 says that ‘pracetas, refers to men of knowledge, the men who are learned and wise’.
There must be a connection between Prajapati in Rig Veda and Prōtogonos (Ancient Greek: Πρωτογόνος, literally “first-born”) of the Greek Orphic tradition, or both must be refering to same persons as Greek history got mixed into puranas later.
The original list of 10 prajapati includes : Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Daksha, Bhrigu, Narada.
They were meant to create different races at different places in the world and their creative role varies.
Pulaha was meant to create kimpurushas (aliens = kim + purusha) etc.
Pulastya was one prajapati who was also known as Pulastya Brahma for the multiple races he created.
Pulastya race settlement is today called ‘Palestine‘, and his grand son Ravana assembled asuras from middle-east, Patala (South America), Africa and India to form an army.
Greeks called this race as Philistines around 12th century BCE.
One of the prajapati, Daksha had 2 wives – Prasuti and Aksini.
Their daughters including Svaha, Khyati, Sati, Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kadru, Vinata, Rohini, Revati and Rati, along with sons called Haryasvas and Sabalasvas.
Daksha lived in Daksharamam which is present day Andhra Pradesh.
Aditi married Kashyapa (who later inhabited Kashmir valley). Their children were Indra, Surya, Bhaga, Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, Savitr and Vamana.
Here Indra, Surya etc were humans who ruled over certain land parts but not gods as described in Vedas. Vamana also was a human who was later regarded as Vishnu avatar.
This Surya had children as follows : Vaivasvata Manu, Yama, Yami, Ashvins, Revanta, Savarni Manu etc.
This Vaivasvata Manu (Vivaswan) also referred to as Shraddhadeva or Satyavrata and is the progenitor of humans after the Great Deluge which occured during this era. His descendant Ikshvaku started the Solar Dynasty (Suryavaṃśa or Ravivaṃśa) in India.
He was guided by a huge fish or Dolphin (Matsyavatar) and the same story is refered as Noah’s Ark.
But Noah’s Ark and other stories do not give geographic location of this deluge.
Mahabharata, Vana Prava, Ch.187 gives details that it happened around Himalayas as entire earth was submerged in water and all surviving humans stepped on highest peak of himalayas called Naubandhana.
Satyavrata was the king of the Dravida Kingdom during the epoch, according to the Matsya Purana. When he was offering daily prayers in Kritamala river, he got message about upcoming deluge.
After the deluge, Manu’s family and the seven sages repopulated the earth. According to Purana, Manu’s story occured before 28 chaturyugas in the present Manvantara which is the 7th Manvantara.
6 Manvantaras have already passed before the present one, which means that history is much older than what we know.
This narrative is similar to other flood myths like the Gilgamesh flood myth and the Genesis flood narrative.
Vaivaswan’s wife was Shraddha and they had 10 sons Rishabhanatha (Ikshvaku), Dhrsnu, Narishyanta, Dishta, Nriga, Karusa, Saryati, Nabhaga, Pranshu (Vena), Prisadhara along with one daughter Ila.
Mahabharata, Adi Parva, Chapter 175 describes Pranshu (Vena) story and how he was killed and later a clone created from his body called ‘Prithu’ and how earth was called ‘Prithvi’ on his name.
Nriga was cursed to live as giant Chameleon or Dinasaur, who got relieved by Krishna later.
After the deluge ended, Vivaswan lived close to himalayas. There were no castes by birth in those days when Satya Yuga started.
It was called Krita Yuga, because everything had to be created (krita) or manufactured.
His son Nabhaga had 2 sons who were engaged in trade. So they were called Vaishyas. Later few of their descendants again took to kingdom and ruling. Ambarisha was from this clan.
Karusa’s sons became warriors. Prasidhara settled with physical labour, so was called Sudra, though born as Kshatriya.
Narishyanta’s descendants were Sakas (Saakya).
Dhrsnu descendants were Dharstaka kashatriyas.
Saryati had one son Anarta who went to west coast and formed his own kingdom with capital as Kusasthali, which was many years later used by Krishna to build Dwaraka.
Saryati’s daughter sukanya married Rishi Chyavana.
Rishabhanatha became Ikshvaku by drinking Ikshu Rasa (sugar cane juice) for survival and built a city Ayodhya with fortification, which was difficult to attack. He started Ikshvaku Dynasty or Suryavamsam.
Prabhu Rama was born in this dynasty.
Rishabhanatha later went to vanaprastha as was regarded as a Jina (later as 1st Theerthankar of Jains).
The tradition of making elder son was king and going to Vanaprastha continued in Ikshvaku dynasty till King Aja. It was broken when Dasaratha died at home. Later Rama also did not go to vanaprastha.
All this history proves that they were primarily from South India, who later spread all over India.
The eldest person in a family was called ‘Arya’, which actually means first person. The same word is used in south Indian languages as ‘Ayya’ (elder or father figure).
They were the original Aryans who spread all over India, but not someone who came from Europe.
Greeks came and mingled with Indians in those times, but original aryans already existed here.
Ikshvaku brothers had a sister named Ila, who loved Budha and they got a son Pururava, who spread Lunar Dynasty (Chandravaṃśa or Somavaṃśa) in India on his grand father name.
This Budha (not planet mercury but a human) was born to greek mother out of an extra marital affair.