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No Land Between Somnath Shiv Linga Banasthamba To Antarctica


I have written on sacred places in the world and ho most of them are located  in a specific grid relating to longitudes .

 

Somnath Temple,Gujarat.India

Somnath Temple,Gujarat.

 

 

 

Shiva Linga ,Somnath,Gujarat,India.Jyotir linga

Shiva Linga ,Somnath,Gujarat,India.

“I called for a search with the search term ’79 degrees 41 minutes Longitude’ in Google(India) Maps India.

The result is reproduced below.

79* 41 Longitude Temples

and

Chidambaram The Geo Magnetic Center of the Universe

And

Twenty world spiritual sites in Same latitude Seven Hinduism

Now then there is another one!

The Somnath temple, First Jyotir Linga Kshetra of Shiva.

 

 

It is located at  Longitude  https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Somnath_temple&params=20_53_16.9_N_70_24_5.0_E_type:landmark_region:IN

The temple is situated at such a place that there is no land in a straight line between Somnath seashore until Antarctica, such an inscription inSanskrit is found on the Bāṇastambha (Sanskrit: बाणस्तम्भ, lit. arrow pillar) erected on the sea-protection wall. The Bāṇastambha mentions that it stands at a point on the Indian landmass that is the first point on land in the north to the South Pole at that particular longitude.

Bansthamba, Gujarat

Banasthamba, Arrow Pillar at Somnath Temple

I had also written that Shiva is mentioned only in the passing in the Vedas but is referred to constantly in Tamil Literature calling Shiva as The Unborn Elder and He is recorded  as having founded the Tamil language with Subrahmanya.

and Daksha hid from Shiva in Antarctica.

India in Antarctic Circle and Daksha Underground Tunnel in Antarctica

 

Somnath temple situated at the seashore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian subcontinent in Gujarat State. This pilgrimage is one of the oldest and finds its reference in the earliest texts like Skandpuran, Shreemad Bhagavat, Shivpuran etc. The hymn from Rig-Veda quoted below mention the Bhagvan Someshwar along with the immense pilgrimage like Gangaji, Yamunaji and Eastward Saraswati. This signifies the ancient value of this Tirthdham.

According to legend, Som, the Moon God constructed the Somnath Temple from gold, Ravan made it from silver, Lord Krishna made the temple from wood and King Bhimdev of Anhilwad made the temple from stone.

Som erected the temple out of admiration afterLord Shiva cured his disease that was caused by Som’s father-in-law Daksha Prajapati’s curse. Daksha Prajapati had cursed Som as he was charmed by Rohini and was not giving adequate attention to his other 26 wives who were all girls of Prajapti. It is accepted that Lord Brahma advised Som to construct the temple to respect Lord Shiva.

The Somnath Temple is the seventh temple constructed to honour Lord Somnath, who was famous called Bhairaveshwar, Shravanikehswar and Shrilingeshwar, in Sat Yug, Treta Yug and Dwapar Yug separately.

As per Shiv Mahapuran, once Brahma and Vishnu had an dispute in terms of superiority of creation. To test them, Shiva pierced the three worlds as a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga.Vishnu and Brahma divide their ways to downwards and upwards correspondingly to find the end of the light in either direction. Brahma lied that he found out the end, while Vishnu accepted his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of time without end. The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless truth, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyothirlinga shrines thus are places where Shiva appeared as a blistering column of light. Originally there were supposed to be 64 jyothirlingas while 12 of them are considered to be very auspicious and sacred. Each of the twelve jyothirlinga sites takes the name of the presiding deity – each considered diverse manifestation of Shiva. At all these places, the primary image is lingam demonstrating the beginningless and endless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the never-ending nature of Shiva. The twelve jyothirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharastra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharastra, Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Deogarh in Deoghar, Jharkhand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharastra.

The seond somnath temple was built and replaced first on same location around 649 CE by Vallabhi Yadava kings in Gujrat. The temple was ruined by Muslim king Mahmud Ghazni in 1024, who raided the temple from the thar desert. It was again built by Gujjar Paramara King Bhoj and the Solanki king Bhimadev I of Anhilwara during 1026 to 1042. The wooden temple design was changed by Kumarpal, who made the temple by stone.

The temple was again destroyed by army of Allauddin Khilji on 1296. Gujrat Raja Karan was conquered and forced to flee by Allauddin Khilji. According to Taj-ul-Ma’sir of Hasan Nizami, the Sultan boasted that “fifty thousand infidels were dispatched to hell by the sword” and “more than twenty thousand slaves, and cattle beyond all calculation fell into the hands of the victors”. Somnath temple was re-created by his son Khengar sometime between 1326 and 1351.

Somnath Temple Live Darshan: 6.00am to 9.00pm
Aarti : 7.00 am, 12.00 pm and 7.00 pm

The Jay Somnath Sound and Light Show : 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm Do not miss it if you are in Somnath during the evening hours.

How to reach Somnath Temple

By Flight
Nearby airport to Somnath is Diu, which is 90 km away from Somnath city. This airport is connected to Mumbai only. International travellers have to get connecting flights from Mumbai international airport, which is at a distance of 890 km from Somnath. Mumbai is well linked with all main cities in India and many cities in abroad.

By Train
Somnath is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

By Bus
You can easily get regular buses to Somnath from other main cities of the country.

Reference and citations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnath_temple

http://www.maadurgawallpaper.com/somnath-temple

Banasthamba Image credit.

By <a href=”//commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Admishra&amp;action=edit&amp;redlink=1″ class=”new” title=”User:Admishra (page does not exist)”>Admishra</a> – <span class=”int-own-work” lang=”en”>Own work</span>, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7730687

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Levitating Shiva Linga Somnath Kazvini Persian Geographer


There is no end to the skills of the Indians, especially in architecture .

They use all the principles of Nature.

One has a Temple where the shadow of the Spire  falls within the Base of the Gopuram.

Thanjavur Big Temple.

Shiva Linga ,Somnath,Gujarat,India.Jyotir linga

Shiva Linga ,Somnath,Gujarat,India.

Spring water flows the base of the Idol.a,Thiruvanaikkaval.,Tamil Nadu

Idols in many temples change colors during a day/once in fortnight.

The composition of the elements that go into the making of the idol is unique and it can not be deciphered even by Atomic analysis-Palani,Tamil Nadu.

Thirupati Balaji Idol Sweats every morning and His Body temperature is at 110 F.

Sikkil Singaaravelan Subrahmanya,Sikkil, Tamil Nadu  sweats on Skanda Shashti.

Cool breeze wafts in the hall while the entrance to the Hall is hot,Thiruvellarai,Tamil Nadu.

One can go on.

Now we can  add one more.

Somnath Shiva Linga at Somnath,Gujarat.

The Shiva Linga, which is  among the Twelve Jyotir Lingas in India levitated.

This is recorded , not by an Indian, but by a Persian geographer while describing Ghazini’s invasion and loot of India.

This is his report.

 

About 1263 A.D.

The famous temple at Somnath, with its celebrated idol which was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni, “the Image-Breaker,” when he sacked the city in 1025–1026 A.D., has been alluded to several times in the Mohammedan section of this History. An account of the wonders of the temple and the optical delusion in connection with the idol is given by the Persian geographer Zakariyah Kazvini, who wrote, however, in Arabic, about the year 1263 A.D. Kazvini, though not a traveller himself, drew upon the works of travellers for his geographical materials, and he gives the following interesting account of the famous Somnath shrine, over whose destruction, two centuries before, he rejoices with the Moslem joy that hailed the downfall of a house of idols….

 

‘Somnath is a celebrated city of India, situated on the shore of the sea and washed by its waves.

Among the wonders of the place was the temple in which was placed the idol called Somnath. This idol was in the middle of the temple without anything to support it from below, or to suspend it from above. It was regarded with great veneration by the Hindus, and whoever beheld it floating in the air was struck with amazement, whether he was a Mussulman or an infidel. The Hindus used to go on pilgrimage to it whenever there was an eclipse of the moon, and would then assemble there to the number of more than a hundred thousand. They believed that the souls of men used to meet there after separation from the body, and that the idol used, at its pleasure, to incorporate them in other bodies, in accordance with their doctrine of transmigration. The ebb and flow of the tide was considered to be the worship paid to the idol by the sea.

‘Everything that was most precious was brought there as offerings, and the temple was endowed with the taxes gathered from more than ten thousand villages. There is a river, the Ganges, which is held sacred, between which and Somnath the distance is two hundred parasangs. They used to bring the water of this river to Somnath every day, and wash the temple with it. A thousand Brahmans were employed in worshipping the idol and attending on the visitors, and five hundred damsels sang and danced at the door – all these were maintained upon the endowments of the temple. The edifice was built upon fifty-six pillars of teak, covered with lead. The shrine of tile idol was dark, but was lighted by jewelled chandeliers of great value.

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it was a chain of gold weighing two hundred mans. When a portion, or watch, of the night closed, this chain used to be shaken like bells to rouse a fresh lot of Brahmans to perform worship.

‘When Sultan Mahmud, the son of Sabuktagin, went to wage religious war against India, he made great efforts to capture and destroy Somnath, in the hope that the Hindus would then become Mohammedans. He arrived there in the middle of Zu-l-ka’da, 416 A. H. (December, 1025 A.D.). The Indians made a desperate resistance. They kept going in to the temple weeping and crying for help; and then they issued forth to battle and kept fighting till all were killed. The number of the slain exceeded fifty thousand. The king looked upon the idol with wonder, and gave orders for the seizing of the spoil and the appropriation of the treasures. There were many idols of gold and silver, and countless vessels set with jewels, all of which had been sent there by the greatest personages in India. The value of the things found in the temples of the idols exceeded twenty thousand thousand dinars.

When the king asked his companions what they had to say about the marvel of the idol, and of its staying in the air without prop or support, several maintained that it was upheld by some hidden support. The king directed a person to go and feel all around and above and below it with a spear, which he did, but met with no obstacle. One of the attendants then stated his opinion that the canopy was made of loadstone, and the idol of iron, and that the ingenious builder had skilfully contrived that the magnet should not exercise a greater force on any one side – hence the idol was suspended in the middle. Some inclined toward this explanation, others differed from it. Permission was obtained from the Sultan to remove some stones from the top of the canopy to settle the point. When two stones were removed from the summit, the idol swerved on one side; when more were taken away, it inclined still further, until at last it rested on the ground.’

By Kazvini Persian Biographer.

The following is another description by a Persian Traveler about the idol.

‘The idol has a human shape and is seated with its legs bent in a quadrangular posture on a throne made of brick and mortar. Its whole body is covered with a red skin like morocco leather, and nothing but its eyes are visible. Some believe that the body is made of wood, some deny this; but the body is not allowed to be uncovered to decide this point. The eyes of the idol are precious gems, and its head is covered with a crown of gold. It sits in a quadrangular position on the throne, its hands resting upon its knees, with the fingers closed, so that only four can be counted.’

al-Istakhri, who journeyed through India and other Mohammedan countries in the first half of the tenth century.

Somnath Location.

The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. The temple is considered sacred due to the various legends connected to it. Somnath means “Lord of the Soma”, an epithet of Shiva..

Citation and Reference.

http://www.ibiblio.org/britishraj/Jackson9/chapter05.html

 

 

 

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Twenty Three Tantra Technics


What is Tantra?

It is a very complicated subject and a dangerous one too for the uninitiated.

I have refrained from writing on this lest some may start practicing it with out understanding the implications.

I seem to have referred to the Tantra in some of my articles.

I have been receiving mails on this and some of them are disturbing in the sense that it might affect some who venture to practice it.

Sri Vidya Diagram with Ten Mahavidyas

Sri Vidya Diagram with Ten Mahavidyas  Triangles represent Shiva and Shakti, Snake , Spanda and Kundalini.

 

( Image By toyin adepoju – the_birth_of_ten_mahavidyas_with_shiva_parvati_dk47.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16543786)

And there is this accusation that Tantra is basically sex oriented and many indulge in it for Orgies.

I have been meaning to write on Tantra as Password protected , paid articles to restrict access.

I shall do so some time in future.

In the mean while I was worried about some youngsters(Male and Female)  asking me whether  they can perform Yoni/Linga Pooja.

I have decided to out line what Tantra is.

Do not practice Tantra unless initiated by a Guru .

As I have indicated in many of my articles a real Guru will find you if you are ardent enough.

There are various ways to realize Self/God.

There are,

Gnana Yoga, Path of Knowledge,at the mental level,

Bhakti Yoga,Surrendering to God, emotional Level,

Karma Yoga,path of action, Physical and mental level and

Raja Yoga, reaching the mental discipline through Physical control/regulation.

These were developed by Rishis by personal experience.

It is not mandatory that that all of them suit an individual.

As there are as many dispositions among people there are many paths.

So they differ and what suits one may not suit another.

There is no blanket solution.

One’s mental capacity and wisdom level is to be understood and dispositions analysed before any of the procedures are recommended.

Hence a Guru is needed.

Who is a Guru?

A realized soul who dispassionately analyses you and offer solutions and he does not advertise himself nor does he seek any thing in return.

For more on this read my post who is a Guru.

Self realization is a personal goal and can be attained only by personal experience.

So when one practices any of the methods of Yoga mentioned above, one comes across some practices which have been productive and they are handed down to us.

It need not be conducive to our disposition.

One such practice is Tantra.

There are various practices, Sadhanas in following  in any of the four Yogas.

They are,

Mantra, mystically locked Sounds,

Yantra. Geometric images to concentrate with the aid of the Mantras, and Tantras.

Apart from these, which come under Raja yoga and Karma yoga, there are slokas and Stuthis.

Slokas and Stuthis may be followed by any one.

Not Mantra, Yantra and Tantra.

A severe discipline is needed.

These need Guru Upadesa.

However there are some  Mantras that can be used without a Guru but by taking Subrahmanya, Dakshinamurthy or Krishna as Guru.

I have posted such Mantras.

Tantra does not find a place in Vedas.

They are found in Agamas and even this is not confirmed.

As stated earlier, these are individual tools obtained while performing any of the four yogas.

Second-hand knowledge of the self gathered from books or gurus can never emancipate a man until its truth is rightly investigated and applied; only direct realisation will do that. Realise yourself, turning the mind inward.Tripura Rahasya, 18: 89

 

 

Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र), also called Tantrism and Tantric religion, is an ancient Indian tradition of beliefs and meditation and ritual practices that seeks to channel the divine energy of the macrocosm or godhead into the human microcosm, to attain siddhis and moksha. It arose no later than the 5th century CE, and it had a strong influence on both Hinduism and Buddhism.

According to David N. Lorenzen, two different kind of definitions of Tantra exist, a “narrow definition” and a “broad definition.” According to the narrow definition, Tantrism, or “Tantric religion,” refers only to the traditions which are based on the Tantras, Samhitas and Agamas. This definition refers primarily to a tradition which is primarily based in the higher social classes, which were literate, and lived in or close by urban centers.

According to the broad definition, Tantra refers to a broad range of religious traditions with a “magical” orientation. This includes the upper class texts and traditions, but also practices and rituals from lower social classes, which were less educated, and lived more in the rural areas.

According to David Gordon White,

Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways

 

Characteristics of Tantra.

  1. Centrality of ritual, especially the worship of deities
  2. Centrality of mantras
  3. Visualisation of and identification with a deity
  4. Need for initiation, esotericism and secrecy
  5. Importance of a teacher (guru, acharya)
  6. Ritual use of mandalas (maṇḍala)
  7. Transgressive or antinomian acts
  8. Revaluation of the body
  9. Revaluation of the status and role of women
  10. Analogical thinking (including microcosmic or macrocosmic correlation)
  11. Revaluation of negative mental states

Purpose of Tantra.

Tantric ritual seeks to access the supra-mundane through the mundane, identifying the microcosm with the macrocosm.The Tantric aim is to sublimate (rather than negate) reality.The Tantric practitioner seeks to use prana (energy flowing through the universe, including one’s body) to attain goals which may be spiritual, material or both

Tantric teachings are passed on orally in a teacher-student relationship Initiation by a teacher is necessary for the practice to be successful.

Tantra Technics.

  • Dakshina: Donation or gift to one’s teacher
  • Diksha: Initiation ritual which may include shaktipat
  • Yoga, including breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (asana), is employed to balance the energies in the body/mind.
  • Mudras, or hand gestures
  • Mantras: reciting syllables, words, and phrases
  • Singing of hymns of praise (stava)
  • Mandalas
  • Yantras: symbolic diagrams of forces at work in the universe
  • Visualization of deities and Identification with deities, Dhyana, Dharna
  • Puja (worship ritual)
  • Animal sacrifice
  • Use of taboo substances such as alcohol, cannabis, meat and other entheogens.
  • Prayashcitta – an expiation ritual performed if a puja has been performed wrongly
  • Nyasa
  • Ritual purification (of idols, of one’s body, etc.)
  • Guru bhakti (devotion) and puja
  • Yatra: pilgrimage, processions
  • Vrata: vows, sometimes to do ascetic practices like fasting
  • The acquisition and use of siddhis or supernormal powers. Associated with the left hand path tantra.
  • Ganachakra: A ritual feast during which a sacramental meal is offered.
  • Ritual Music and Dance.
  • Maithuna: ritual sexual union (visualized or with an actual physical consort).
  • Dream yoga.
  • It is evident these are the offshoots of Yoga.

Reference and Citation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantra#Scholarly_definitions

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Tantra Tamils Sanatana Dharma Judaism


When I research into the relationship or influence one over another Sanatana Dharma and

Tamils, Shiva and Tamils,Shiva and Sanatana Dharma, I recall the description of Russia by Winston Churchill,

Churchill describes Russia.

Churchill on Russia

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.’
One may replace the term Russia with Tamil and Sanatana Dharma.
Consider the following facts.
SAT Chakra Nirupana. Description

SAT Chakra Nirupana

  1. Thiruvannamalai ,Tamil Nadu is 3.94 Million Years old.
  2. .Thirupati 2100 Millon years old.
  3. Jwalapuram, Cudaapah 74,000 old.
  4. Poompuhar,Tamil Nadu is 20,00 years old, at least!
  5. Million year old Kannada Brahmi script is found in Karnataka.
  6. A million year old advanced Tamil civilization site is found in Chennai.

The riddle is all these quote the Vedas, the scripture of the Hindus!

The Vedas refer to Tamils and others in the south as Dravidas!!

Which precedes the other is a mystery!.

Bathing Shiva Linga with Milk.jpg.

Bathing of Shiiva Linga,Thanjavur

And consider that though the worship of Shiva is prominent is North now, Vedas make only a passing reference to Shiva in the Sri Rudram .

However Tamil Literature abounds in Shiva history.

Shiva is believed be the founder of Tamil, an ancient language of India.

It is  a rich language with totally a different linguistic structure from the other languages of India which have their roots in Sanskrit!

Surbrahmanya, son of Shiva is not mentioned in the Vedas as such but by the name Skanda.

The history of Shiva stops with His marriage to Devi in North Indian Traditions.

Nothing more is heard of Him there.

In the south His activities are detailed and they are listed only in the Linga Purana and shiva Purana though not as detailed as in Tamil

Sage Agastya seems to have been the bridge between the North and South.

Lord Ram’s ancestor Vaivastha Manu meditated in the South near Madagascar.

Shiva seems to  migrated westwards from the south because of a Tsunami recorded in world literature and  with more graphic description in Classical Tamil Sangam Literature.

The finding of artifacts in the west, from Saudi Arabia onward to Arctic through Africa, Europe, Russia and again in the Urals( which date  later to the findings of those found in the west)along with Ganesha confirm that Shiva traveled from the middle east towards the Arctic only to come back to India.

And this has been misinterpreted as Aryan Invasion!

Add to this,

1.Lord Rama waged a war with Atlantean people in support of Lemurians to which area he belonged to.

2.Manu tribe and later Yadava tribe migrated to middle east.

3.Sumerian kings list mentions Rama, Dasaratha and Bharatha as Kings.

4.Tamil practices like Makara Sankaranthis is celebrated in Central Ameirca.

5.Hanuman temple is found in Hinduras

6.Manu is Noah.

‘Twenty two tribes left India after the Mahabharata War.

Of the 22 tribes that left the region in quick succession, the tem that preceded North met with disaster and perished.

Out of the remaining 12 a few families dropped off and settled down in regions currently known as Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt Greece and Russia.
That great exodus took place 5,743 years ago. The Passover year which the Jews commemorate provides a tally of the period elapsed from the time they left India. … One of their monarchs was Solomon’

Judaism has its roots in Sanatana Dharma.

There is a research paper, probably with no access to to Bharat Varsha’s Sanatna Dharma history has made an interesting observation on the Dravidas, tantras, and Sanatana dharma, though presenting the case in reverse.

That is Abraham sent his children to India and they met with Dravidians!

Archeological finds of Sanatana dharma predate Judaism History.

Hebrew Qabalah and the North Indian Tantra

Some Qabalists believe that the Semitic mystical tradition reached well beyond the geographical boundaries of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. Archeological evidence has shown that the trade routes between the Tigris-Euphrates and the Indus Valleys were actively traversed as early as 10,000 BCE.35 When the Indian Buddhists went to China, they were made privy by its rulers to old Chinese texts that described voyages of large junks from the South China Seas to India (at a time when the Saraswati River still ran all the way to the sea), to the Sinai Peninsula, down the western African coast, and beyond. In ancient times, traders were largely the principal conduits for transmitting a variety of information among diverse cultures, including mystical information. It is highly likely that such information traveled to and from the Indus Valley and the Sinai Peninsula along such ancient merchant routes. The arm of historical certainty as yet does not reach very far back in human history, but more and more information is coming to light that confirms worldwide sea travel by ancient Chinese, Mediterranean, and Indonesian cultures long before the relatively recent “discoveries” made by Western Europeans.

In the Lech Lecha section of Torah B’reshith (the Book of Genesis, named “B’reshith” after its first word), several generations of Abraham’s children by Keturah and a number of his concubines are listed. Abraham divided up the branches of his family, “giving them gifts” and sending those children by his concubines “east to the east country.”36 One interpretation of this passage holds that “east country” refers to an area in Syria or Jordan. Another theory postulates that these children of Abraham emigrated east to India over long established sea or overland trade routes, where they established the monotheistic religion of Shiva/Shakti long before the invasion of the Aryans down from the Persian steppes. The sea route could have gone through the Gulf of Aqaba, down the Red Sea, through the Gulf of Aden along the coast of Yemen and Oman, across the Arabian Sea to the mouth of the Indus River, and up into the Indus Valley. In India, this religion is called Tantra, and is often referred to in the West as “the Tantras.” When the Aryans invaded Northern India in the fourteenth century BCE, they encountered a dark-skinned people inhabiting the Sandya Hills above the Indus Valley, for whom the Tantric traditions and rituals of Shiva/Shakti were centuries old.

The Tantric tradition is one of the most poorly understood and misrepresented of the world’s mystical traditions. The written books of the Tantras (called Tantra Shastra), such as the Mahanirvana Tantra and the Satchakracidrupini, are distinct from the Vedic/Upanishadic literature of the Sanatana Dharma. Many of the primary names of the Divine in the Tantras, such as Shiva and Kali, are also found in the Hebrew Torah. The map of the Sefiroth (lit. Spheres) in the Tree of Life (etz ha-chayyim) and the map of the Chakras (lit. Wheels) of the Tantras have much in common. The Kundalini spoken of in the Tantras and the Shekhinah of the Qabalah appear to have the same function. The Kundalini is described as a coiled snake asleep at the base of the Chakric Tree. On page 12 of the Introduction to Tantra Shastra, Sir John Woodroffe says:

Kundalini means ‘coiled.’ Hence, Kundalini, whose form is that of a coiled serpent, means ‘that which is coiled.’ She is the luminous vital energy (Jivashakti) which manifests as prana [ed. same as qi in Chinese, and ruach in Hebrew]. She sleeps in the Muladhara Chakra (Sefirah Kingdom on the Hebrew Tree of Life), and has three and a half coils corresponding in number with the three and half bindus (knots). When, after closing the ears, the sound of Her hissing is not heard, then death approaches.”

Both the Chakric Tree Chakric Tree and the qabalistic Tree of Life have three structural channels. The central channel on the Chakric Tree is called the “Shushumna.” The central channel on the qabalistic Tree is denoted as the “Central Column.” The side channels on the Chakric Tree are called the “Ida” and the “Pingala;” and on the qabalistic Tree, the “Columns of the Right and the Left.” The side channels play a much more prominent role in the Qabalah than they do in the Tantras.

The Kundalini, as Chitshakti (the energy of consciousness), awakens and ascends the Chakric Tree, opening the Chakric lotuses along the Shushumna on Her way to unite with Her Husband Shiva in the Ajna Chakra at the forehead. The ascent by the Kundalini is also called the Satchakrabheda, the “Piercing of the Six Centers.” In the Chintamanistava, attributed to the incarnate sage Sri Shankaracharya, it says:

“This family woman (Kundalini), entering the royal road (Shushumna, Central Column of the Tree), taking rest at intervals in the secret places (Chakras, Sefiroth), embraces the Supreme Spouse (in the Ajna Chakra, forehead center) and makes the nectar to flow (in the Sahasrara Chakra, Sefirah Crown/Above).”

The ascent of the Tree of Life by the Shekhinah is called Shabat (tbs, Sabbath). The Shekhinah is said to be in exile in the Lower Worlds. On the Sabbath, She ascends via the Sefiroth (Spheres) of the Central Column of the Tree of Life and unites with Her Husband Lord YHVH in the Upper Worlds. This is echoed in the song of Rabbi Yitza’aq Luria, commonly found in Hebrew prayer books:

Lekah Dodee Likraht Calah Penay Shabat neQabalah.”
(“Come my Beloved to meet the Bride, Face of Sabbath to receive.”)

The meditation practices employed by both Mystical Qabalists and Tantrikas involve a coordinated use of mantra and yantra.’

Let me add that the Tantra and yogic practices of South India are slightly different from the one practiced in the north as the system of Siddhar’s Yoga is different from Patankali’s Yoga.

The Vaasi Yoga is close to the techniques in Judaism

*Please read my articles on each of the points I have made in this article.

Reference and citation in Block quote

http://www.workofthechariot.com/TextFiles/Back-Tantra.html

 

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Yavanacharya Pythagoras Studied Vedic Science in Egypt


One of the great philosophers of the West hailed form Greece.,who influenced Plato and Aristotle, the other to giants of the western thought.

And Aristotle was the teacher to King Philip of Macedonia and his son Alexander, The Great.

Thales was a contemporary of Pythagoras and Thales was a philosopher in his on right. He advised  Pythagoras to study in Egypt.

Following is the history from Greek sources

Pythagoras was revered in India as Pitar Guru, Father and Teacher, and as Yavanacharya, the Ionian philosopher. He was known by other names in ancient Egypt where he spent twenty years in preparation before, at the age of fifty-six, he founded the School at Crotona in Magna Graecia, with great deliberation and in accord with the wisdom and the vision of the mighty Brotherhood he represented. He taught an entire emerging community, seeking four hundred pure souls who might constitute a small brotherhood for the sake of making that polis a city of souls in search of wisdom in harmony with the larger fellowship of man. His School was based upon the most stringent rules for admission, including a probation lasting five years and a requirement of total silence in the presence of those in the assembly who had been longer in the school. He initiated those who had passed all the preliminary trials, making themselves channels for the divine fount of omniscience, towards which he always pointed and upon which he enjoined an absolute, reverential silence.

Pythagoras by Theosophy Trust

 

The influence of Pythagoras is so widespread, and coupled with the fact that no writings of Pythagoras exist today, this short article will attempt to guide the reader through the life of this most remarkable teacher.

He traveled widely in his youth with his father Mnesarchus, who was a gem merchant from Tyre. His family settled in the homeland of his mother, Pythais, on the island of Samos, where he studied with the philosopher Pherekydes. He was introduced to mathematical ideas and astronomy by Thales, and his pupil Anaximander in Miletus when he was between 18 and 20 years old. Thales advised Pythagoras to travel to Egypt to learn more of these subjects. Leaving Miletus, Pythagoras went first to Sidon, where he was initiated into the mysteries of Tyre and Byblos. It is claimed that Pythagoras went onto Egypt with a letter of introduction written by Polycrates, making the journey with some Egyptian sailors who believed that a god had taken passage on their ship. Arriving in Egypt, Pythagoras tried to gain entry into the Mystery Schools of that country. He applied again and again, but he was told that unless he goes through a particular training of fasting and breathing, he cannot be allowed to enter the school. Pythagoras is reported to have said, ” I have come for knowledge, not any sort of discipline.” But the school authorities said,” we cannot give you knowledge unless you are different. And really, we are not interested in knowledge at all, we are interested in actual experience. No knowledge is knowledge unless it is lived and experienced. So you will have to go on a 40 day fast, continuously breathing in a certain manner, with a certain awareness on certain points.” After 40 days of fasting and breathing, aware, attentive, he was allowed to enter the school at Diospolis. It is said that Pythagoras said,”You are not allowing Pythagoras in. I am a different man, I am reborn. You were right and I was wrong, because then my whole standpoint was intellectual. Through this purification, my center of being has changed. Before this training I could only understand through the intellect, through the head. Now I can feel. Now truth is not a concept to me, but a life.”

http://9waysmysteryschool.tripod.com/sacredsoundtools/id13.html

 

Pythagoras The Greek Philosopher

Pythagoras The Greek Philosopher

http://9waysmysteryschool.tripod.com/sacredsoundtools/id13.html

The most famous of mystic philosophers, born at Samos, about 586 B.C., Pythagoras seems to have travelled all over the world, and to have culled his philosophy from the various systems to which he had access. Thus, he studied the esoteric sciences with the Brachmanes of India, and astronomy and astrology in Chaldea and Egypt. He is known to this day in the former country under the name of Yavanâchârya (“Ionian teacher”). After returning he settled in Crotona, in Magna Grecia, where he established a college to which very soon resorted all the best intellects of the civilised centres. His father was one Mnesarchus of Samos, and was a man of noble birth and learning. It was Pythagoras. who was the first to teach the heliocentric system, and who was the greatest proficient in geometry of his century. It was he also who created the word “philosopher”, composed of two words meaning a “lover of wisdom”—philo-sophos. As the greatest mathematician, geometer and astronomer of historical antiquity, and also the highest of the metaphysicians and scholars, Pythagoras has won imperishable fame. He taught reincarnation as it is professed in India ..

Pythogoras

Egypt had its origin in Sumerian civilization and Sumerian from the Sanatana dharma and Tamils.

I have posted an article that Lord Rama and Bharata’s names are found in the Kings List of Sumerians chronicling their Kings.

 

‘Not only Rama and Bharata, but the names of other Hindu Puranic figures find a place in the Kings List.

Indra,Pururavas,Dasaratha,Parashurama,Satyavrata,Iksvahu,Kakusha,Janaka,Vasishta, Janamejaya,Dushyanta(Father of Bharata,after whom India is named as Bharatavarsha),Rishis Gautama,Dundhu,,Muchukunda,Drupada,Harischandra,Sagara,Bhagiratha, Lava, Kusha(Rama’s sons),Aja and Raghu(Rama’s ancestors),Pundarika,

 

Curious enough ‘ all of them belong to Solar Dynasty mentioned in Puranas.

Hinduism Gods Kings in Sumeria Ramani’s blog

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Sumerian cuneiform

 

 

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OM Mantra.  found i ancient Sumerian Text.

Source. Om In Sumeria Ramani’s blog

 

Sumeria Tamil connection.

Sumerian texts repeatedly refer to three important centers with which they traded: Magan, Dilmun, and Meluhha. Magan is usually identified with Egypt in later Assyrian texts; but the Sumerian localization of Magan was probably Oman. Dilmun was a Persian Gulf civilization which traded with Mesopotamian civilizations, the current scholarly consensus is that Dilmun encompassed Bahrain, Failaka Island and the adjacent coast of Eastern Arabia in the Persian Gulf.[1][2]

The location of Meluhha, however, is hotly debated. There are scholars today who confidently identify Meluhha with the Indus Valley Civilization (modern South Asia) on the basis of the extensive evidence of trading contacts between Sumer and this region. Sesame oil was probably imported from the Indus River region into Sumer: the Sumerian word for this oil is illu (Akkadian: ellu). In Dravidian languages of South India, el or ellu stands for sesame”

Ancestors of the Syrians were the Halaf and Ubaid.

They date back to 6100 BC.

They had connection with the Tamils and this is reflected in the ruins of  Nagar.*

These people traded with the Tamils.

”Naram-Sin traded with Meluhha (almost certainly corresponding to the Indus Valley civilization), and controlled a large portion of land along the Persian Gulf. He expanded his empire by defeating the King of Magan at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, and conquering the hill tribes to the north in the Taurus Mountains.

5.Akkadian’s( Forefathers of the Sumerians) Moon God was Naram Sin, Narasimha

Tamil city in Sumeria Ramani’s blog

Pythagoras studied in Egypt, which learned from Sumerians and they leaned from Sanatana Dharma.

No wonder Pythagoras is respected as Yavanacharya in India.

I shall be writing on Yavanas mentioned in Mahabharata, Puranas and in Tamil classics as there is a lot of information on this and of course controversies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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