I personally feel that the people who built such a highly developed civilization as Chan-Chan would have needed two or three thousand years to get the technology to do it, unless, of course, they had some outside help.
Even in Sanskrit, the word "Jan" means "The Creator or Giver of Life" when used as a connotation for the sun. The word "Peru" also means "Mountain of the Sun" in Sanskrit and is another name of Mt. Meru. The Incas called their sun god Inti and said they were from an eastern land named Inti. Inti is the Dravidian name for Hindu. The Hindu ecclestical assembly or government was - and is - called Sabha. Among the Incas, it was called Sapa or Saba.
The Moche (Mahishi in Sanskrit) even had some of the same gods as in India. First, there was the head-chopping demon Ai-Apa-Ek (pronounced in Spanish as Ay-Yapa-Ek), In today's Kerala, India, Ayyappa-Ek (Ayyappa the Supreme) is still the supreme god there. He drove out a head-chopping demon called Mashishi in Kerala and then disappeared forever along with the subjects of this head-chopping demon. I say that he accompanied the Mahishis to exile in South America.
The Moshe god who succeeded Ai-Apa-Ek was Si or Shi. Shi is just another name of God Shiva.
The holy river of the Moches, Chimus, and other civilized tribes in Western South America was the Pampas. The holiest river of the Keralan devotees to Lord Ayyappa IS the Pampas.
An ancient city in the Moche and Chimu neighborhood is Karal, said to be over six thousands years old and older than the Pyramids of Egypt. Could Karal be derived from Kerala or Keral? I have read that there are South American ruins older than Karal, waiting to be dug out of the dirt and sands of time.
The first king of the Chimus was a shipwrecked Hindu sailor. He told the Chimus that a “great lord from across the sea” had ordered him to govern them. They accepted him as their supreme ruler. His dynasty lasted 500 years, until the arrival of the Spaniards. Even He had a Sanskrit name: Taycanamo. This would be Tuc-Anna-Mah, “A Son of Vishnu the Great.” Anna is one of the many names of God Vishnu.
I am far from being the only person to notice the large number of Hindu names in South America, especially on the Western Coast of that continent. The early maps of the world were just projections of Claudius Ptolemy’s maps which showed all the known world up to and including the western coast of South America.
"The greater part of the geographical names that Ptolemy gives to…American lands are of Hindu origin, and this indicates that Hindu merchants were those who once arrived in the greatest numbers in America, a fact confirmed by archeological excavations, but there are some local names that seem to correspond to American indigenous languages, as that of the Ambastus River, and the village of Sarata, of Quechua-Aymara origin, which even today exist as geographical names. If this is true, they are the first indigenous American names known in history...toward the south of Ecuador, in what is now the northern coast of Peru, there is an (ancient) port city having the name of Cattigara, of Hindu origin. "(La Representación de América en Mapas Romanos de Tiempos de Cristo, by Dick Edgar Ibarra Grasso; pp. 39-40.)
Evidently, Mr. Ibarra Grasso did not know that Sarata derives from another name of the goddess Sarasvati: Sarada. One of Sarasvati’s other epithets, meaning “sacred waters, places, etc,” was Vac/Bac, which was generally known from the American Southwest as far as South America: Vac; Bac; Huac; Huaca.
"…civilization in the entire world must have spread from the same point of origin, in inner Asia, and from there it must have extended on one side toward Europe, and arriving in the Americas by the transpacific route.
…all the indigenous civilizations of the Americas, with regard to their cultural characteristics, and partly because of the physiological traits of their bearers and their languages, landed on our shores from those (transpacific) routes…"(Ibid; p. 18.)
I can go on and on this way, non-stop for hours. There is no end to the correspondences.
Gene D. Matlock