Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hari-Vishnu inscription found at Babri Mosque

There are archeological evidence that two Rama temples stood at the Ayodha site, and history suggests that both were destroyed by Muslims invaders. The first may have existed in the 12th century and been destroyed by Muslim invaders following Muhammad of Ghor's defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain, 1192 A.D. This temple appears to have been rebuilt, then destroyed a second time by Babur in the 16th century.

The ruins unearthed numerous relics that appear to prove definitively that the Ram temple did exist in ruins under the mosque. The discovery of a stone plaque with an inscription documenting a 12th century Hari-Visnu temple at the site.

The inscription is composed in high-flown Sanskrit verse, except for a very small portion in prose, and is engraved in chaste and classical Nagari script of the eleventh-twelfth century AD. It has yet to be fully deciphered, but the portions which have been fully deciphered and read are of great historical significance and value ... [It has since been fully deciphered.] It was evidently put up on the wall of the temple, the construction of which is recorded in the text inscribed on it.

Line 15 of this inscription, for example, clearly tells us that a beautiful temple of Vishnu-Hari, built with heaps of stones ... , and beautified with a golden spire ... unparalleled by any other temple built by earlier kings ... This wonderful temple ... was built in the temple-city of Ayodhya situated in Saketamandala. ...

Line 19 describes god Vishnu as destroying king Bali ... and the ten headed personage (Dashanana, i.e., Ravana)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Temple of Mahadev at Pashupati in Nepal -1856

The Pashupatinath temple, seen in this view, is dedicated to Shiva and is situated beside the Bagmati river. There has been a Shiva temple on this spot since before the 9th century and the present temple was built by King Bhupalendra Malla in 1653. The square two-tiered building stands on a single-tiered plinth in an open courtyard. The temple has silver-plated and gilt doors with niches on both sides containing images of gold painted guardian deities.

Watercolour of the temple of Mahadeo at Pasupati in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871)

Lord Shiva on a coin found at Mes Aynak, Afghanistan

Ancient coin found at Mes Aynak - one of hundreds. Vahram I (325-350 CE)
Siva standing and bull Nandi 
Note the Swastika at His feet.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Invention of Dravidian Race by Evangelists

Colonial administrators and evangelists were able to divide and rule the peoples of the Indian subcontinent, based on imaginary histories and racial myths – to the extent of inventing an entire race called 'Dravidians'.

British Colonial administrators, such as Francis Whyte Ellis and Alexander D. Campbell, studied the grammar of Tamil and Telugu and proposed that these languages might belong to a different languagefamily from other Indian languages. Another British administrator, Brian Houghton Hodgson, invented the term 'Tamulian' to refer to what he considered to be the non-Aryan indigenous population of India. While Ellis and Campbell proposed a linguistic theory, Hodgson had a race-based perspective.

But the catalyst who is credited with the construction of the 'Dravidian race' was a missionary-scholar from the Anglican Church. His name was Bishop Robert Caldwell (1814–91), an evangelist for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, who combined the linguistic theory of Ellis with a strong racial narrative. He proposed the existence of the Dravidian race in his Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Race, which enjoys extreme popularity with Dravidianists to this day. Bishop Caldwell proposed that the Dravidians were in India before the Aryans, but got cheated by the Brahmins, who were the cunning agents of the Aryan. He argued that the simple-minded Dravidians were kept in shackles by Aryans through the exploitation of religion. Thus, the Dravidians needed to be liberated by Europeans like him. He proposed the complete removal of Sanskrit words from Tamil. Once the Dravidian mind would be free of the superstitions imposed by Aryans, Christian evangelization would reap the souls of Dravidians.

The Golden Gate in the Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal - 1854

Watercolour of the Golden Gate in the Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated c.1854. This image is the original drawing for the illustration facing page 128 of Volume I of Oldfield's 'Sketches from Nipal, Historical and Descriptive...' (1880).

Bhaktapur, the 'City of Devotees' is 11 km east of Kathmandu and 10 km north-east of Patan and is the youngest of the three former city-states of the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur was founded in the 9th century and rose to prominence under the Malla dynasty. It remained a valley kingdom until the late 15th century when it became a sovereign state, together with Kathmandu and Patan. All three have similar architecture and were built around Durbar Squares containing Palace and Temple complexes. 

The Golden Gateway, seen in this view, is covered with gilt-copper carvings; it was erected by Ranjit Malla and dedicated to the goddess Taleju. Dr Oldfield, who was Residency Surgeon at Kathmandu from 1850-1863, wrote of the area in 'Sketches from Nipal, Historical and Descriptive...' (1880), "In each city the largest and most important building is the royal palace or darbar. It is situated in a central part of the city, and opposite to its principal front there is an open irregular square, which allows free access to the palace, and round which temples of various kinds are clustered together...

In Kathmandu, Patan and Bhatgaon, most of the principal temples are in the immediate vicinity of the darbar; many are within its precincts, and many more are crowded around or opposite to its principal façade..."

The Durbar at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal - 1855

Lalitpur, the 'City of Beauty' was founded in the 2nd century by the Kirats and it remained a valley kingdom until the late 15th century when it became a sovereign state, together with Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.All three were built around Durbar Squares containing Palace and Temple complexes.

Watercolour of the Durbar, or Royal Palace, at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated c.1855. The image is inscribed on the front in ink:' H.A. Oldfield. Nepal'; and on the back with notes.

This drawing is the original for the illustration facing page 96 of Volume I of Oldfield's 'Sketches from Nipal,Historical and Descriptive...' (1880), published by his family after his death. The two volumes contained an account of life at the court of Maharajah Jung Bahadur, together with descriptions of the religious monuments and architecture of the region with illustrations from Oldfield's own drawings.

Of Lalitpur he wrote, "The darbar is situated in the centre of the city, and towards it numerous streets converge, more or less irregularly, from all those sites in the circle of the ancient walls where gateways formerly stood, and where some of them are standing at the present day...The darbar originally consisited of three sides of a quadrangle; the side facing to the north is now in ruins; that facing to the west was the principal front...[which] is still in very good preservation...The side of the darbar which faces to the south is now completely destroyed. The fourth or eastern side was open and formed part of a private garden to the palace."

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Taj Mahal - Tomb is grave, not a building

The term Taj Mahal is a corrupt form of the sanskrit term TejoMahalay signifying a Shiva Temple. Agreshwar Mahadev i.e., The Lord of Agra was consecrated in it.The tradition of removing the shoes before climbing the marble platform originates from pre Shahjahan times when the Taj was a Shiva Temple. Had the Taj originated as a tomb, shoes need not have to be removed because shoes are a necessity in a cemetery.

A widespread misunderstanding has resulted in mistaking the building for the grave.Invading Islam raised graves in captured buildings in every country it overran. Therefore, hereafter people must learn not to confound the building with the grave mounds which are grafts in conquered buildings. This is true of the Tajmahal too. One may therefore admit (for arguments sake) that Mumtaz lies buried inside the Taj. But that should not be construed to mean that the Taj was raised over Mumtaz's grave.

The Taj is a seven storied building. Aurangzeb also mentions this in his letter to Shahjahan. The marble edifice comprises four stories including the lone, tall circular hall inside the top, and the lone chamber in the basement. In between are two floors each containing 12 to 15 palatial rooms. Below the marble plinth reaching down to the river at the rear are two more stories in red stone. They may be seen from the river bank. The seventh storey must be below the ground (river) level since every ancient Hindu building had a subterranian storey.

Immediately bellow the marble plinth on the river flank are 22 rooms in red stone with their ventilators all walled up by Shahjahan. Those rooms, made uninhibitably by Shahjahan, are kept locked by Archealogy Department of India. The lay visitor is kept in the dark about them. Those 22 rooms still bear ancient Hindu paint on their walls and ceilings. On their side is a nearly 33 feet long corridor. There are two door frames one at either end ofthe corridor. But those doors are intriguingly sealed with brick and lime.

Apparently those doorways originally sealed by Shahjahan have been since unsealed and again walled up several times. In 1934 a resident of Delhi took a peep inside from an opening in the upper part of the doorway. To his dismay he saw huge hall inside. It contained many statues huddled around a central beheaded image of Lord Shiva. It could be that, in there, are Sanskrit inscriptions too. All the seven stories of the Tajmahal need to be unsealed and scoured to ascertain what evidence they may be hiding in the form of Hindu images, Sanskrit inscriptions, scriptures, coins and utensils.

Apart from Hindu images hidden in the sealed stories it is also learnt that Hindu images are also stored in the massive walls of the Taj. Between 1959 and 1962 when Mr. S.R. Rao was the Archealogical Superintendent in Agra, he happened to notice a deep and wide crack in the wall of the central octagonal chamber of the Taj. When a part of the wall was dismantled to study the crack out popped two or three marble images. The matter was hushed up and the images were reburied where they had been embedded at Shahjahan's behest. Confirmation of this has been obtained from several sources. It was only when I began my investigation into the antecedents of the Taj I came across the above information which had remained a forgotten secret. What better proof is needed of the Temple origin of the Tajmahal? Its walls and sealed chambers still hide in Hindu idols that were consecrated in it before Shahjahan's seizure of the Taj.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ancient indian contribution to physics

India was way ahead of WEST but the achievements has not been “MARKETED” or discussed enough to matter.

We should all be proud of a RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE that we belong to!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Secular Nehru

What kind of man would spend Rs. 25, 000/day on luxuries for himself when the rest of the country lived on three paisa a day. A self-centered narcissistic man who would sit on his green lawn with a fresh rose tucked in his suit and enjoyed tea.
If Nehru were a secular man, he would have passed the Uniform Civil Code guaranteeing universal human rights to everybody irrespective of caste, religion or gender. Our consititution, written by Ambedkar, clearly states that UCC should be passed within ten years of accepting the constitution.
The other thing that the constitution states is to have universal education within ten years. But Nehru didn't have care about it. Even today, 70 years after independence, we don't have universal education and the govt. education is appalling. Making a few factories and five IITs in a tenure of 16 years should not be seen as a success but as a failure - it should be a reminder of how little was achieved in those 16 years.

Monday, April 20, 2015

How the mythical character of Santa got popularized

We can comprehend from the various influences, Santa Claus epitomizes a hybrid characterization at best – borrowed from various sources. In this regard, there was no uniform portrayal of Santa even up till the first three decades of the 20th century. And, one company took advantage of this disarrayed scope of symbolism, by making the Santa in his flowing beard and red apparel much popular than it was ever before. The company’s name is Coca Cola, and they ‘universalized’ the red-and-white garbed father figure in a series of painted advertisements illustrated by Haddon Sundblom, starting from the year 1931.

But this doesn’t necessarily mean that Santa was never portrayed in his famous red-and-white cloths before 1931. As a matter of fact, another beverage company White Rock Beverages used this familiar image for their drawn advertisements since 1915. However, Coca Cola’s promotional caliber was far more predominant (and thus culturally accepted) – since before the 30’s, Santa could also appear in variety of other ensembles with hues ranging from blue, green to brown and mauve.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vedic connection

Vinayaki - The Female Ganesh

The demon, Andhaka, wanted the goddess Parvati to be his wife. He tried to grab her by force so she called out to her husband, Shiva who immediately raised his trident and impaled the Asura.

But the Asura had a magic power; every drop of his blood that touched the ground turned into another Andhaka. The only way to kill him was to ensure not a single drop of his blood touched the ground, while he was impaled on Shiva’s trident.

Parvati knew that every divine being is a mixture of male and female forms, the male form representing mental potential and the female form representing material resources (Shakti). Parvati therefore called out to all the Shaktis. On her request, every divine being released their female energy who could drink the blood of Andhaka before it touched the ground. Soon the battlefield was filled with the shaktis of every god imaginable. Indra’s shakti emerged as Indrani, Vishnu’s shakti emerged as Vaishavi and Brahma’s shakti emerged as Brahmini. These shaktis drank the blood of Andhaka before it touched the ground. Thus was Andhaka destroyed.

Matsya Purana and Vishnu-dharmottara Purana list even Ganapati’s shakti in the list of female warrior goddesses. Her name was Vinayaki also known as Ganeshvari. This form of Ganapati is adored in the Vana-Durga-Upanishad.

Images of the female Ganesha start appearing from 16th century onwards. Some are of the opinion that these images perhaps represent Malini, the elephant-headed companion of Parvati, nursemaid to Ganesha, occasionally referred to in the Puranas.

The idea of a female elephant-headed deity whether it is the Shakti of Ganesha or the handmaid of Parvati is an integral part of Tantrik practices that preferred to see the divine in female, rather than the more dominant male form. This could be because in occult sciences, the female form was seen as the source of all generative powers: while the spark of life came from the male body, life finally was created and nourished by the female body. Or the reason could be more metaphysical. The female form was a code for material resources.

Sages in India have always had this debate between what matters more: the world of thoughts (mental potential) or the world of things (material resources). Those who veered towards intangible thoughts eventually came to be associated with Vedic practices while those who veered towards tangible things eventually came to be associated with Tantrik practices. The former coded their ideas through male forms while the latter coded their ideas through female forms. And so Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, gained popularity in Vedic circles, his female form, Vinayaki, became popular in Tantrik circles.

Were there stories associated with Vinayaki? We will never know as most of these ideas were oral. What we do know is that the fourth day after NEW moon is called Vinayaki Chaturthi. This day, which is sacred to Ganesha, is named after his female form.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India.The Kumbhalgarh was built and ruled by Kumbha and his dynasty who were Sisodia rajputs descendents.

Kumbhalgarh in its present form was developed by, and said to be personally designed by, Rana Kumbha. Rana Kumbha's kingdom of Mewar stretched from Ranthambore to Gwalior and included large tracts of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh as well as Rajasthan. Out of the 84 forts in his dominion, Rana Kumbha is said to have designed 32 of them, of which Kumbhalgarh is the largest and most elaborate.

Kumbhalgarh also separated Mewar and Marwar from each other and was used as a place of refuge for the rulers of Mewar at times of danger. A notable instance was in the case of Prince Udai, the infant king of Mewar who was smuggled here in 1535, when Chittaur was under siege. Prince Udai who later succeeded to the throne was also the founder of the Udaipur City. The fort remained impregnable to direct assault, and fell only once, due to a shortage of drinking water, to the combined forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, and the Mirzas in Gujarat.

History of Jabalpur

Jabalpur is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh state in India.Jabalpur is postulated to be Jabalipattan (जाबालिपत्तन) or Jabalipuram (जाबालिपुरम) of the legendary atheist sage Jaabaali mentioned in the epic Ramayana, as his tapasya-bhoomi (= place of penance)

Jaabaali Muni is one of the nine Rishi in Dasharath's court in Vaalmeeki Raamaayan.His nine Rishis are -  Vashishth and Vaamdev were the in charge of religious ceremonies; and Suyagya, Jaabaali, Kashyap, Gautam, Maarkandeya, Deerghaayu, and Kaatyaayan were their assistants and also lived there.

Thus Jaabaali was one of the priests in the court of King Dasharath in Ayodhyaa. It is believed that he is the son of Vishwaamitra. Jaabaali Muni is famous for the advice he gave to Lord Raam( He tested Sri Raama during his exile by his atheistic arguments). Jaabaali Muni was a free thinker and an ascetic who did not believe in Heaven and a life hereafter - he advised Shree Raam not to follow his duty and go to the forest to fulfill his father Dasharath's vows to Queen Kaikeyee. Shree Raam, of course, ignores his advice and goes on to perform His duties as a faithful son. This is in the Ayodhyaa Kaand.

 Here is one verse from Atheist Jaabaali Muni to Shree Raam -

na te kashchid dasharathah twam cha tasya na kashchanaa |
anyo raajaa twam anyaH cha tasmaat kuru yad uchyate

"Dasharath is none to you nor you are in anyway to him. That King is another and your are another. Hence, do what is told by me?"

And Shree Raam replies :
"The logical words, you have made it out to be good, saying 'Do this good thing' as uttered to me, are really unworthy. Having promised before my father about my exile to the forest, how can I fulfill Bharat's words now, abandoning the father's words? A firm promise has been made by me in the presence of my father, when Queen Kaikeyee too became rejoiced.

Then Vashishth says --
Recognizing that Raam has become angry, Vashishth spoke as follows: "Even Jaabaali is aware of the going and coming of this world. He spoke in this manner, on account of his desire that you should return. O, Lord of the people! Learn from me of the creation of the world."

Ashokan relics have been found in Jabalpur. Later on it was the capital of the famous Tripuri kingdom in the 9th & 10th centuries. In AD 875, it was taken over by the Kalachuri dynasty who made Jabalpur their capital. In the 13th century, the Gonds seized it and made it their capital. Inscriptions record the existence during the 11th and 12th centuries of a local line of princes of the Haihai people who are closely connected with the history of Gondwana.In the 16th century the Gond raja of Garha-Mandla extended his power over fifty-two districts, including the present Jabalpur. During the minority of his grandson, Asaf Khan, the viceroy of Kara Manikpur, conquered the Garha principality and held it at first as an independent chief. Eventually he submitted to the Mughal emperor Akbar. From time to time, the Mughal rulers tried to overrun it. The legendary Gond Queen Rani Durgavati also died fighting the Mughal forces led by the Akbar.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Shri Krishna Portrayed in a Greek Mosaic

The city of Corinth in Greece .had been in ancient times a prominent centre of Vedic culture with several of its temples dedicated to Lord Krishna.A large mosaic of a young lad Krishna playing the flute, standing cross-legged under a tree while grazing cows hangs in the museum in Corinth.It was obviously salvaged from a local Krishna temple ravaged and converted into a church by Christian invaders.

About the Hindu, Vedic Sanskrit culture of Greece E.Pococke has published a special volume devoted to the topic. It is titled
: India In Greece or Truth In Mythology.

Pococke tells us "Among the strongest peculiarities of the so -called heroic period of Greece, appear the perfection of the arts and the abundance of gold ;
the profusion of gold vessels ;
their varied yet elegant workmanship;
the beauty of embroidered shawls ;
the tasteful and sample produce of the loom ,
the numerous ornaments of ivory;
the staining and working of that material ;
the gift of necklaces as a valuable present,
sometimes too from the gods ;
the brazen tripods and the cauldrons ;
the social refinement and
comfort; the magnificent palaces of Alcinous and Menelaus ;
finally the great contest of Troy, the constant use of the war chariot . . .

The whole of this state of society, civil and military, must strike anyone as eminently Asiatic; much of it specifically Indian . Such it undoubtedly is . . . these evidences were but the attendant tokens of an Indian colonization with its corresponding religion and language . . . the whole of Greece, from the era of the supposed godships of Poseidon and Zeus, down to the close of the Trojan war(was ) Indian in language, sentiment and religion , and in the arts of peace and war".

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Savegry of Columbus

As the Spaniards went with their war dogs hunting down Indian men and women, it happened that a sick Indian woman who could not escape from the dogs, sought to avoid being torn apart by them, in this fashion: she took a cord and tied her year-old child to her leg, and then she hanged herself from a beam. But the dogs came and tore the child apart; before the creature expired, however, a friar baptized it.

Armed with the latest weaponry and armoured mastiffs trained to rip people apart, the Spanish tortured, maimed, raped, slaughtered, and burned the inhabitants in search of gold. Bartolomé de Las Casas, an eyewitness who eventually became a Dominican friar and fought for the Indians’ rights.

It was an orgy of looting and butchery, faithfully recorded by eyewitnesses. The accounts are too graphic to quote, but they detail the widespread massacres, including of children, dashing out their brains, and even feeding them to the armoured attack dogs. This senseless savagery was described as “pacification”.

When Americans think of Columbus Day, they think about the celebration of a man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492. They think he was courageous, inspirational, and extremely influential to our beginnings here in the Western World. However, Americans like to focus on the good things and ignore the bad things. What he and his fellow Spaniards did to the natives of the West Indies, including depopulating, destroying, and suppressing the peoples, is largely forgotten to this day. Furthermore, the counts of Spanish tyranny and conquest were largely ignored by the rulers of the kingdoms from which these explorers hailed from.For these reasons, the publishing of The Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de Las Casas was extremely important to revealing the truth about the events of the colonizers in the West Indies.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Royal emblem of King Anangpal in Red Fort

The Red Fort in Delhi has in its Khas Mahal, alias the King’s apartment, the royal emblem of its builder King Anangpal. It consists of a pair of swords laid hilt to hilt curving upwards, the sacred Hindu pot (kalash) above the hilts, a lotus bud and a pair of scales of justice balanced over it. Dotted around are representations of the sun from whom Indian ruling dynasties claimed descent.

At the sword points are two small conches considered sacred in Hindu tradition. Bigger conches may be seen at the left and right corners at the base. This royal Hindu insignia of the Hindu king who built Delhi’s Red Fort, is still there in the Khas Mahal pavilion. But even this visual symbol has been blatantly misinterpreted. The two swords laid hilt to hilt, curving upward are being inadvertently styled by ignorant guides, archaeologists and historians as an Islamic crescent.

The sacred Hindu Kalash (water pot) on the hilts is never noticed. The lotus bud on the kalash represents royal wealth. The pair of scales is symbolic of impartial justice.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Loliem Vetal – Goa

Loliem is a small village in south Goa‘s Canacona Taluka. On entering the village look out for a small gateway on your left as you head downhill on the road. From here there’s a path running through a farmhouse frontage and beyond into the jungle. Before long you’ll reach a small clearing where the Vetal stands.

This Vetal, or Betal, is known locally as the Nagdo Betal (Nagdo meaning “unclad”). It’s a Goan deity that seems to be specific only to this region. There are other Vetal statues in the region, but mostly housed inside temples.

Vetal is a tribal deity which was absorbed into the Hindu pantheon after 1200 AD and became a part of the Brahminical temple (as Parivar devata or Panchayatan) but his popularity as a village deity did not decrease.
The Austric tribes worshipped Vetal from early times even when they were still in the stage of building temporary shelters.

Hence the shrines of Vetal were not provided any roof. The tribes believed that roofing over Vetal would bring grave misfortune to the misguided devotees. This was the period when they had learnt cultivation and started the slash-burn method farming. According to tradition, Vetal should not have a roof over his head and for this reason there are no temples to Vetal with classical architectural traditions.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vedic Past of Lithuania

The Vedic presence is strong in the Russian region, and Caucasus.This can be probably due to the presence of Shiva, Ganesh and later by Pradhyumna in the Russian, Baltic and Arctic Region.

Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark.

If you were to travel to Lithuania you might encounter some traditional houses adorned with the motif of two horse heads. You might take this as a simple design but it is in fact a small clue to Lithuania's deep and ancient Vedic past.

Traditionally, the Vedic peoples of Lithuania worshipped the Ašvieniai, the divine horse twins, related to the goddess Ūsinis. They are said to pull the Sun Chariot through the sky. The Lithuanian people continue to adorn their roof tops with the symbol of the divine horse twins in order to receive protection for the household.

In India the complete Vedic tradition has been preserved.The Ashvins or Ashwini Kumaras, in Hindu mythology, are two Vedic gods, divine twin horsemen in the Rigveda, sons of Saranyu (daughter ofVishwakarma), a goddess of the clouds and wife of Surya in his form as Vivasvant. They symbolise the shining of sunrise and sunset, appearing in the sky before the dawn in a golden chariot, bringing treasures to men and averting misfortune and sickness. They are the doctors of gods and are devas of Ayurvedic medicine. They are represented as humans with head of a horse. In the epic Mahabharata, King Pandu’s wife Madri is granted a son by each Ashvin and bears the twins Nakula and Sahadeva who, along with the sons of Kunti, are known as the Pandavas.

They are also called Nasatya (dual nāsatyau “kind, helpful”) in the Rigveda; later, Nasatya is the name of one twin, while the other is called Dasra (“enlightened giving”). By popular etymology, the name nāsatya is often incorrectly analysed as na+asatya “not untrue”=”true”.’

Lithuanian is very archaic and has preserved linguistically a great deal from Sanskrit, the original Mother Language of Europe. Below are a few examples of the linguistic similarities:

Asva(Lithuanian)=Ashva(Sanskrit) meaning 'horse'
Dievas (Lithuanian)=Devas (Sanskrit) meaning 'gods'
Dumas (Lithuanian)=Dhumas(Sanskrit) meaning 'smoke'
Sunus (Lithuanian)=Sunus(Sanskrit) meaning 'son'
Vyras(Lithuanian)=Viras(Sanskrit) meaning 'man'
Padas(Lithuanian)=Padas(Sanskrit) meaning 'sole of the foot'
Ugnis(Lithuanian)=Agnis(Sanskrit) meaning 'fire'
Vilkas(Lithuanian)=Vrkas(Sanskrit) meaning 'wolf'
Ratas(Lithuanian)=Rathas(Sanskrit) meaning 'carriage'
Senis(Lithuanian)=Sanas(Sanskrit) meaning 'old'
Dantis(Lithuanian)=Dantas(Sanskrit) meaning 'teeth'
Naktis(Lithuanian)=Naktis(Sanskrit) meaning 'night'

In the Anglo-Saxon tradition also, it is said that two German brothers Hengist ("Stallion") and Horsa ("Horse") led the armies that conquered Britain. Many believe this is a continuation of the original tradition of the Vedic horse twins. Similar to Lithuania, you will find the same tradition of horse-headed gables on roofs throughout Germany in honor of Hengist and Horsa.

Fascinating statue of lord ganesh found in Vietnam

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Swastik on a Greek silver stater coin from Corinth

Corinth was one of the earliest cities in Greece to issue coins, after Aigina and Argos. Until the early 7th century Corinth was using the coinage of Argos and stroked her own, under Kypselos.

 The coins were showing on the face the city's emblem Pegasos with the letter koppa (the archaic letter for K) and on the reverse an indented pattern (the so-called "colts", poloi).

Periander cut an enormous amount of coins again with Pegasos and on the reverse a Swastik
During the 6th century BC and later they used also Athena, the goddess of wisdom or Sarswati in hinduism.

From 415 BC, they also used letters and various symbols, such as weapons, shields, and animals, among them, dolphin, boar, bee, rooster, eagle.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bhojshala- Saraswati Temple(currently a mosque)

‘Bhojshala’ is an ancient and the only temple of Mata Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. The temple was built in the year of 1034 AD by Raja Bhoj, the mighty Hindu King whose empire stretched from Rajasthan to Odisha and from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra. This temple of Mata Saraswati is situated at Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh, which was capital of Raja Bhoj. Bhojshala was home to thousands of students and scholars and it was main centre of education.

1305 AD – First attack on Bhojshala by Alauddin Khilji:

Bhojshala was first attacked by infamous and cruel Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji in 1305 AD. After the sacrifices of Hindu king Raja Mahakaldev and his soldiers in the battle, Khilji killed 1200 Hindu students and teachers in Bhojshala as they refused to convert to Islam.

The process of Islamic attack started 36 years back, when a Muslim fakir named Kamal Moulana entered Malwa in 1269 AD. He used treacherous ways and converted many Hindus to Islam. He collected detailed information of Malwa region for 36 years and handed it over to Alauddin Khilji.

1401 AD – Destruction of Vijay Mandir (Surya Martand temple) by Dilawar Khan:

A Muslim emperor named Dilawar Khan destroyed Vijay Mandir (Surya Martand temple) and tried to convert part of Saraswati Temple Bhojshala into dargah. Today Muslims offer Namaz in this same Vijay Mandir and now conspiracy is hatched to prove that it is actually a dargah named ‘Lat Masjid’.

1514 AD – Construction of Kamal Moulana Makbara by Mehmudshah Khilji II :
In this year, Mehmudshah attacked Bhojshala and tried to convert it into dargah. He encroached land outside Saraswati Temple and built ‘Kamal Moulana Makbara’ after 204 years of death of Kamal Moulana. On this ground only, conspiracy is hatched to prove that Bhojshala is actually a dargah.

1826 AD – Malwa captured by British:
In 1703 AD, Malwa was captured Marathas (Hindus) ending rule of Muslims. In 1826 AD, East India Company defeated Hindus and conquered Malwa. They too attacked Bhojshala and destroyed many monuments and temples.

1952 AD – Bhojshala handed over to Archeological Survey of India (ASI):

Central government handed over Bhojshala to ASI in this year. In this same year, activists of RSS and Hindu Mahasabha started awakening Hindus about Bhojshala. Shri Maharaja Bhoj Smruti Vasantotsav Samiti was formed by Hindus.

1997 AD – Congress Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh barred Hindus from entering Bhojshala and allowed Muslims to offer Namaz in Bhojshala:
Before 12 March 1997, Hindus were allowed to take darshan, but were not allowed to perform puja. CM Digvijaya Singh issued draconian order allowing Muslims to offer Namaz in Bhojshala on every friday and barred Hindus even from entering Bhojshala. Hindus were allowed only one day of Vasant Panchami to enter and perform puja in Bhojshala.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brutality of Columbus

People know Christopher Columbus as an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.They also celebrate Columbus Day.

Here is a glimpse from Bartolome de las Casas of the sort of civilized and heroic behavior Columbus and his
men brought to the "new" world:

"And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house.

They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers' breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, 'Boil there, you offspring of the devil!' Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby.

They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim's feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive.

To others they attached straw or wrapped their whole bodies in straw and set them afire. With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim's neck, saying, "Go now, carry the message," meaning,

Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains. They usually dealt with the chieftains and nobles in the following way: they made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them...."

Just remember he started is journey to reach reach INDIA, just imagine how much plunder he could have done to us if he had succeeded in his mission.

Shiv Ling at Po Nagar temple, Vietnam

Po Nagar is a Cham temple tower founded sometime before 781 and located in the medieval principality of Kauthara, near modern Nha Trang in Vietnam.

It is dedicated to Yan Po Nagar, the goddess of the country, who came to be identified with the Hindu goddesses Bhagavati and Mahishasuramardini, and who in Vietnamese is called Thiên Y Thánh Mâu.

Historically, Cham is an ancient civilization that was really influential in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam and Cambodia. The Cham ruled Vietnam for 10 centuries, their unmistakable architecture and art style had spread widely across places in the country. They are said to have their root in the India’s Buddhism. Thus, there are a great deal of similarity between Angkor Wat and the Po Nagar Towers found in Nha Trang.