I have just read a post (Lost Prophets of Hinduism and India) and there are several scriptures in Hinduism which talk about the great flood (as mentioned in Quran and Injeel) and story is almost same but with a huge detail in Hinduism (in Matsya puran) and as mentioned in Quran Surat Hud that people of Noah believe in discrimination and also mentioned that people used to worship idols, both conditions apply to Hindus and they had Vedas whose text matches with Quran very much like :-

Yajurveda 40.1
This entire world is embedded within and managed by the One and Only One Ishwar. Never dare do any injustice or desire riches through unjust means. Instead, follow the righteous path and enjoy His bliss. After all, He alone is source of all bliss!

Rigveda 10.48.5
Ishwar enlightens the entire world. He is undefeated and undying. He is the creator of the world. All souls should seek bliss through seeking knowledge and acting thereupon. They should never shun the friendship of Ishwar

Rigveda 10.49.1
Ishwar alone provides true knowledge to truth seekers. He alone is promoter of knowledge and motivates virtuous people into noble actions to seek bliss. He alone is the creator and manager of the world. Hence never worship anyone else except one and only Ishwar

Atharvaveda 10.7.38
Ishwar alone is greatest and worth being worshipped. He is the source of all knowledge and activities.

And as per hadith's first revelation that was revealed to Prophet Noah and the oldest book on the earth which was regarded to be God's word is Vedas (the part which matches with Quran, I agree, but most parts match) and who wrote the Veda is still unknown and bhavishya puran also mention "Nuh" name


Also Muhammad (SAW) (PBUH) MENTIONED that on day of judgement Allah (SWT) will also ask prophet that you delivered message than Noah will reply "Yes and than Allah (SWT) will ask the community of Noah has Nuh delivered his message and they will say no "no prophet come to us" indicating that people of Noah (AS) does not even know about their messenger and the same is the case with Hindus they have Vedas but who written that is unknown?


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The reason that many cultures seem to have flood stories is because at the time of Nuh (AS), all of humanity was in one city. So, this story gets passed down, so that many cultures that spread out afterwards remember such a story although corrupted.

This is the dua made by Nuh (AS) for the destruction of the disbelievers of the time:

وَقَالَ نُوحٌ رَّبِّ لَا تَذَرْ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ دَيَّارًا - 71:26

And Nuh said, "My Lord, do not leave upon the earth from among the disbelievers an inhabitant.

Nuh (AS) asks Allah to destroy every single disbeliever on Earth, and he would not ask for the destruction of all disbelievers if he wasn't sent to all disbelievers meaning he was sent to all mankind of the time.

Additionally, this means every single persons ancestor experienced the flood because the only people saved were the ones on the Ark. They, then, spread out in the land and took their stories with them, creating myths and legends in public memory of a giant flood everywhere.

To answer the question about whether the flood happened in India:

Narrated Ibn Abbas: All the idols which were worshiped by the people of Noah were worshiped by the Arabs later on. As for the idol Wadd, it was worshiped by the tribe of Kalb at Daumat-al-Jandal; Suwa was the idol of (the tribe of) Hudhail; Yaghouth was worshiped by (the tribe of) Murad and then by Bani Ghutaif at Al-Jurf near Saba; Yauq was the idol of Hamdan, and Nasr was the idol of Himyar, the branch of Dhi-al-Kala. The names (of the idols) formerly belonged to some pious men of the people of Noah, and when they died Satan inspired their people to (prepare and place idols at the places where they used to sit, and to call those idols by their names. The people did so, but the idols were not worshiped till those people (who initiated them) had died and the origin of the idols had become obscure, whereupon people began worshiping them. (Bukhari)

Those are the names of the idols worshiped by the people of Nuh (AS). Those are not found anywhere in India today nor do we have any history of worship of such idols. Additionally, all the names sound linguistically semetic in nature, and don't look much like Indo-European names.

So, to answer your question, No. The flood did not happen in India, but the Hindu people (and many others) remember it because technically all civilizations' ancestors experienced the flood.

  • Than why so many Hindu scriptures mention so much about Noah (PBUH) and how oldest relevation Veda come in existence ? And where does the Noah (PBUH) relevation gone ? Look this verse :-"O my tribe! Allah, who is the Creator of the earth and the sky, will bring torture on you. What do you rely on when His wrath hits you? Do you have any place to take refuge in? Everywhere belongs to Allah. If He has decided to send you His wrath, you will not be able to escape it. No force can stop His wrath." There was a tribe of idol worshipers prophet Nuh was sent for them.
    – Abdullah
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 14:01
  • Prophet Nuh (PBUH) was not for all humanity
    – Abdullah
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 14:04
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    "at the time of Nuh (AS), all of humanity was in one city" - Please provide references for this.
    – Kilise
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 16:44
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    @Anonykous . Where Adam (AS) landed is a different thing. And if you read the whole story of that, you would know that he did not stay there. He travelled to find his wife who landed somwhere else (not in India).
    – The Z
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 21:06
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    @Kilise . I made the deduction that all disbelievers were drowned thus Nuh (AS) was sent to all disbelievers.
    – The Z
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 21:15

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