KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
JESUS WAS NOT BURIED IN KASHMIR - (THE AHMADIYYA BEING FOOLED BY THE TWIN)
THOMAS IN INDIA
The apostles of Jesus divided themselves into worldwide missions. In that regard it was Thomas who was sent to India
ACTS OF THOMAS 1
" At that season all we the Apostles were at Jerusalem ...... and we divided the regions of the world that everyone should go unto the region that fell to him and unto the nation where unto the Lord sent him. According to the lot therefore India fell unto Judas Thomas, which is also the twin...."
The Apostle Thomas' name was actually Judah but he was referred to as Thomas meaning " The Twin " because he looked so much like the Messiah.
THOMAS CONVERTS KING GANDAPHARES OF NORTHERN INDIA
In the Northern parts of India Thomas was successful in converting a King by the name of Gandaphares. Gandaphares was a Parthian King who ruled over Kashmir. Thomas not only resembled Jesus to the point of being referred to as the twin , but like the Messiah he was a carpenter and built a palace for King Gondaphares.
As one referred to as the " Twin of Jesus " who was continually speaking about Jesus, preaching about Jesus and teaching about Jesus and of whom was a carpenter like Jesus, the identity and personality of Thomas eventually became by association intertwined and at times confused with Jesus.
In this regard the supposed Tomb of Jesus located at Srinigar in Kashmir is really that of St.Thomas known as the Twin of Jesus. A religious sect known as the Ahmadiyya have based much of their theology and doctrine on the fallacy of mistakenly identifying the Tomb of Thomas as being that of Jesus.
THOMAS NOT RECEIVED WELL IN SOUTHERN INDIA
In his mission to Southern India, St. Thomas was not received well by King Mazdai of Mylapore. The King ultimately had Thomas imprisoned and later killed.
THE REMAINS OF ST.THOMAS WOULD NOT HAVE REMAINED IN SOUTHERN INDIA
Logically, the King of Mylapore would not have allowed the body of St.Thomas to remain in the South for fear of it becoming a martyrs shrine. There is in fact a tradition that King Mazdai sent the remains of St.Thomas to the city of Edessa in Syria. Although this tradition confirms the fact that King Mazdai would not have allowed St.Thomas to be buried in Southern India, the destination of his remains being Edessa is obviously the result of confusing St.Thomas with the merchant missionary St.Thomas of Cana. St. Thomas of Cana arrived in Southern India in 345 C.E. and it is a well known fact that he was originally from Edessa in Syria.
St. Thomas was so highly honored in Northern India in regards to not only converting King Gandaphares to the faith of Christ but in building his royal palace as well. In this regard there can be no question that the Kingdom of the North which was centered in Kashmir would have insisted on receiving and taking full responsibility for burying the body of St. Thomas. As mentioned above King Mazdai of the South would have been just as eager and more than willing to see the remains of St.Thomas depart from his kingdom in Mylapore. Therefore by mutual desire and agreement St.Thomas came to be buried in Kashmir where his tomb would later be confused with that of Jesus Christ.
CONFUSING ST.THOMAS WITH ST. THOMAS OF CANA
For obvious reasons the Northerners would come to confuse St.Thomas with Jesus. However in the South the traditions surrounding St.Thomas would soon become confused with St.Thomas the Merchant Missionary of Cana.
The origins of the St.Thomas Christian community of Kerala are traced back to the Merchant Missionary St.Thomas of Cana who arrived in Southern India in the year 345 C.E. This Thomas of Cana was originally from Edessa in Syria. The traditions that claim St.Thomas ' relics were transported to Edessa is actually a result of confusing St.Thomas with the Merchant Missionary St.Thomas of Cana. There are yet other accounts which claim that St.Thomas died a natural death in Edessa,Syria and was buried there.
All of the accounts which associate the burial of St.Thomas in Edessa or the remains of St.Thomas being transported to Edessa are distorted references which confuse and confound St.Thomas the disciple of Jesus with St.Thomas the Merchant Missionary of Cana.
THE TOMB IN KASMIR IS MORE LIKELY TO BE THAT OF THOMAS THE TWIN AND NOT JESUS