This documentary video says Jesus died in India.
Such a claim is consistent with Matthew Ward’s view as expressed in Aug. 1, 2007:
Mary Magdalene … was Jesus’ wife and ultimate soulmate, and after the Sanhedrin flogged her husband and warned him to get out of their territory—they didn’t want to make him a martyr as that would give impetus to his teachings—they went to the East where Jesus had spent the ‘lost’ years learning from the masters how to perform ‘miracles’ and where he knew his family was safe.
“He and Mary had a large happy family there, and years later they all traveled to the West and settled in what now is France. Eventually Jesus returned to the East and along the way continued teaching My REAL Word—the Bible includes some of that, but everything in the early records that didn’t support the self-serving ones’ cause got left out—and he lived to a ripe old age. Although in their later years he and his adored Mary were apart in body, they were so highly attuned spiritually that they were together then, as now and evermore, in spirit and celestial visitations.” (Matthew’s Message, Aug. 1, 2007.)
While I was in Pondicherry, at Sri Aurobindo’s ashram, I came across a monument to “Matsya, the Fish Prophet,” which said that Jesus was there and preached to the people. And I visited the church in Madras where St. Thomas was buried.
In fact, there was a spiritual circuit in the days of Jesus that seekers followed that included the oracles of Greece, the Magi of Persia, the hierophants of Egypt, and the Brahmins of India. I always believed that Jesus visited India in his lost years, as well as the other stops on the circuit, but I didn’t know he lived there after the events portrayed in the Bible. If you wish to read the account of another contemporary of Jesus who also followed the same circuit, read the Life of Apollonius [of Tyana] by Philostratus.
Here is an Indian version of the later life of Jesus. Thanks to Roth.