I have written on the presence of Sanatana Dharma throughout the world.
Either they have been a part of Sanatana Dharma directly or having been there after being inhabited by the Tamils who have been, contrary to what the fraudulent Tamil Historians say on this, a part of Sanatana Dharma.
Sanatana Dharma had been there in Sumeria, Mesopotamia , apart from being present in other Cultures.
The Hindu Gods are present in the Sumerian and Mesopotamian Culture
Rama and Dasaratha’s names are found in the King’s List of Sumeria.
In the Kings List, one finds the Dynasties of the Kings of Sumeria with their official locations.
It includes the names of Kings of adjoining countries, then called city states
The Kingship was believed to be from the Gods and was transferable from one city to another.
If Ram-Sin is identified as Rama his greatest Amorite enemy Hammurabi must be Ravana or Ravi-anna. This presents some difficulties although Valmiki’s version of the abduction of Sita probably has more to do with poetic imagination than history. However, that she was the chief priestess of the moon-temple at Ur may have been at the root of some events of the politically turbulent era. There is a possibility that at some stage Ur was captured by Hammurabi. The chief-priestess of Ur was inviolable under Sumerian law and the fact that Ravana did not dishonour Sita may show his regard for law. The Battle between Khammu-ravi and Ram-Sin who led a group of Ten-Kings was one of the most famous events of Sumerian history.
There is also a similarity between the war of Ten Kings during the Vedic period and battle of Ten kings in Sumeria,
Now I have come across references to Goddess Durga and Lakshmi in the Sumerian Culture.
Look at the following Image of Inanna.
You find the Lion as one would find in Durga Temples and Trishul as well.
Inanna, the goddess of love and war, with a lion. No other image of Inanna better illustrates her dual nature. She is depicted as a goddess of love, “showing some leg”; while the lion and the weapons of battle (maces) seen rising up behind her shows that she is also the goddess of war. In all of ancient mythology, no other deity is the goddess of love and war combined. The eight-pointed star (Venus) is another symbol associated with Inanna. This image is in photographic reverse. See the complete seal impression. Also see a line-drawing of the seal by S. Beaulieu.
Although she is called the goddess of love, Inanna is really the goddess of lust. She is not associated with romance, marriage, fertility or child-bearing. She is so extreme in her emotions, so psychotic in her desires, and so relentless in getting what she wants, she thus symbolizes the violence of human passion. This is why she is also represents the destruction and carnage of war.’
Durga is a Goddess of Power .
I have not found the legend of Lakshmi as the daughter of Moon in any other culture excepting in Hinduism.
Inanna’s Akkadian counterpart is Ishtar. In different traditions Inanna is the daughter of Anu or she is the daughter of the moon-god Sin.
And like Lakshmi, Inanna has a sister,
‘Additionally, the myth may be described as a union of Inanna with her own “dark side”, her twin sister-self, Ereshkigal, as when she ascends it is with Ereshkigal’s powers, while Inanna is in the underworld it is Ereshkigal who apparently takes on fertility powers, and the poem ends with a line in praise, not of Inanna, but of Ereshkigal. It is in many ways a praise-poem dedicated to the more negative aspects of Inanna’s domain, symbolic of an acceptance of the necessity of death to the continuance of life.
Lakshmi’s Elder sister is Jyesta Devi, personification of things inauspicious.
Devadasi system in Sumeria.
The Devadasi system, I have been thinking, was unique to India.
‘Along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers were many shrines and temples dedicated to Inanna. The House of Heaven (Sumerian: e2-anna; Cuneiform: 𒂍𒀭 E2.AN) temple in Uruk was the greatest of these, where sacred prostitution was a common practice. In addition, according to Leick 1994 persons of asexual or hermaphroditic bodies and feminine men were particularly involved in the worship and ritual practices of Inanna’s temples (see gala)’
And Iraq, has Sanatna Dharma connection!