Understanding History is an arduous task.
Seven Sleepers,Byzantine Tombs.Saptha Rishis?
One must remember that when we record our present times to Posterity and if they were to read it, how would they understand it, if the posterity emerged after a deluge ,were recovering and were evolving from the primitive to the advanced level of Civilisation?
If their knowledge base is limited they would call all our recorded facts as Myths ,legends or stories born of a vivid imagination.
As and when they advance technologically and culturally, they would understand the events narrated by us as facts, albeit grudgingly, as no one wants to believe that te other one’s superior.
Matsya,Fish rescues the Saptarishi and Manu from the great Deluge. Image credit. “The fish avatara of Vishnu saves Manu during the great deluge” by Ramanarayanadatta astri – http://archive.org/details/mahabharata02ramauoft. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_fish_avatara_of_Vishnu_saves_Manu_during_the_great_deluge.jpg#/media/File:The_fish_avatara_of_Vishnu_saves_Manu_during_the_great_deluge.jpg
Apply the same Logic to our understanding of our past.
We are the same as any one else in this respect.
History is a process of exploration and one tries to understand it with available resources by interpreting them with our knowledge base.
I am trying to piece together such information which has been brushed aside as such by dismissing them as Myths.
But the evidence from archeology, astronomy and other sources force me not to dismiss such things as Myths.
I have been posting articles on these lines, whether it be,
Tiruvannamalai,India being 3 Billion Years old,
Tirupati 2200 Million Years old,
Sanatana Dharma spread over the world.
Arabaia was Aravastan,
Mecca and Kaaba were Shiva temple,
Noah is the descendant of Manu,
Vedas ( Rig Veda) were composed in te Arctic,
Krishna’s son built a city in Russia,
Russsia was Sthree Varsha,
There is a Russian version of the Vedas,
and many more.
Now, I had through a series of articles conveyed that Arabia was a part of Hindu Empire,Mecca was a Shiva Temple, Prophet Muhammad’s Uncle composed a Hymn on Lord Shiva, 786 is te Flipped OM,Sapthapathi custom of Vedic marriage was prevalent there and the Kings of Arabia were in the habit of awarding bards like the Tamil Kings…..
Now some ting more.
Hinduism talks of Seven Sages who do not die at the time of deluge.
They are the ones who codify which Dharma is to be followed.
They are Atri ,Bhrigu, Kuthsa, Vasishta, Gautama, Kasyapa and Angirasa.
There are variations to these names.
Kashyapa, Atri, Vashista, Vishvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Bharadvaja.
The names of the current Saptarshis are: Kashyapa, Atri, Vashista, Vishvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Bharadvaja. The Saptarishis keep changing for every Yuga. As per Hindu Shastras, there are four yugas: Krita Yuga / Sat Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali Yuga. We are at present in the Kali Yuga, which will last for 432,000 years(we are in 5106 year now in 2015); Dvapara Yuga is twice Kali Yuga, Treta Yuga is thrice Kali Yuga and Krita Yuga is four times Kali Yuga. Over all, 4,320,000 years termed as 1 Chaturyuga. 1000 Chaturyugas make the day of 12 hours for Brahma(Creator) and during another 12 hours, Brahma takes rest and there is no creation during this period. Thus 1 day for Brahma constitutes 1000 Chaturyugas(= 4,320,000,000 years). Thus 1 year constitutes 360 x 4,320,000,000 = 1,555,200,000,000 years; lifespan of Brahma is 100 years = 100 x 1,555,200,000,000 = 155,520,000,000,000 years
At the time of the deluge, The Matsya, Great Fish, ferried them in a boat, while Satyavrata Manu was instructed to meditate.
Manu meditated in the Macarene Plateau in Madagascar,Please read my Post on this.
These Rishis vary for each yuga, aeon.
Saptha Rishis are also found in the Sky, The Great Bear.
The legend of these Rishis are found in Russia as well.
Evidence of seven sleeping men is found in the Koran.
It took many centuries of persecutions, wars and massacres for the polytheistic doctrine of trinity to eventually prevail in the Christian world; sura 18 reinstates the historical responsibilities of the early trinitarian church by taking us back to the dark ages of the beginning of the 2rd century when corrupted Christianity didn’t find any other solution but to kill people to impose the concept of Jesus’ deity.
Mathematical signs hidden behind the story of the companions of the cave.
Sura 18 tells us one of the most profound stories in the history of mankind: The companions of the cave fell asleep for three centuries before God awoke them. How many companions stayed in the cave has remained a historical enigma in the Quran that very few people have been able to solve decisively; I promise that it will be by the end of the article. One of the key questions is why is there so much importance given to their number as such a number could easily seem insignificant in itself? As usual in the Quran, there is a profoundly meaningful symbolical dimension hidden behind their number, and one of the goals of this study will be to decipher it, God willing.
Why did they stay specifically “three hundred years and they add nine”, as the Quran puts it literally? We will explain why such a number is written in such a peculiar manner, and also show that the number of years is deeply related to the correct number of companions who remained in the cave.
The story of the companions of the cave is a multiple meaning sign. The signs will, I believe, strengthen the faith of true believers;
We will first propose to the reader to read attentively the beginning of sura 18; we will then comment in depth the verses following a logical path which will gradually lead to the unraveling what I believe is one of the great secret of the story of the companions of the cave.
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,
(18:1) Glory to God, the one who revealed the Book to His servant, and has not allowed in it any deviousness; (18:2) Straightforward, in order to warn about a terrible punishment that will impart from Him; and give good news to the believers who accomplish good deeds that a generous recompense awaits them,(18:3) In which they shall abide eternally. (18:4) And to warn those who say: “God has ascribed a son to Himself”. (18:5) They do not have in this regard any [sound] knowledge, nor do their forefathers. Grievous is the word that comes out of their mouths! All they say is nothing but a lie. (18:6) And you may torment yourself in grief keeping after their footsteps, if they happen not to believe in this narration. (18:7) Indeed, We have turned everything that there is on Earth into a means by which to embellish it, that we may test which one accomplishes the best deeds. (18:8) And indeed, We will make everything on it a barren land.(18:9) Why else have you thought that the companions of the Cave and Al Raqeem were among Our wondrous signs? (18:10) Once the youths retreated to the Cave, they then implored: “May the inherent mercy of your soul be bestowed upon us; help us conduct our affairs in the right way.” (18:11) We then veiled their ears in the Cave for a specific number of years. (18:12) We then awakened them to reveal which of the two groups best calculated how much time they remained. (18:13) We narrate to you this story with absolute truthfulness. Indeed they were youths who believed in their Lord and We increased their guidance. (18:14)We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and proclaimed: “Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the Earth. We will never invoke beside Him any other god. Assuredly, we would otherwise have uttered an enormity.” (18:15) These people of ours have set up gods beside Him. Why do they not bring forward any clear evidence to support them! And Who could possibly be more wicked than he who invents a lie about God? (18:16) And now that you have dissociated [yourself] from them and what they worship beside God, seek refuge in the Cave: Your Lord will bestow His mercy upon you, and will provide a solution regarding your [current] situation. (18:17) You can see the rising sun declining away from the right of their cave, and once it set, disappearing from them to the left, while they stand inside in the enclosed space. This is [indeed] among God’s signs. He whom Allah guides is rightly guided; but he whom He lets go astray, you cannot find any guardian to lead him on the Right Way. (18:18) And you [would] think that they [were] awake, while they [were] asleep. And We turn[ed] them over to the right, and to the left, their dog stretching his two forelegs at the entrance. If you had looked at them, you would have turned away from them in haste, as their [sight] would most assuredly have stricken you with terror. (18:19) And similarly, we resurrected them, so they would debate among themselves. One of them took the floor and said (lit. “a speaker among them said”): “How long did you remain [asleep]?”They [who were part of the first group] replied: “We remained [asleep] a day, or part of a day.” They [who were part of the second group] said: “Your Lord knows best how long you remained, so send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city, and let him find out which food is best there, and bring you thereof some provisions; let him be cautious not to attract attention on any of you. (18:20) Indeed, if they happen to find out about you, they will stone you [to death], or revert you to their religion and in that case you will never attain felicity.” (18:21) And this is how We allowed the secret about them to come to light, in order for them to know that God’s promise is the truth, and that there is no doubt in it whatsoever regarding the [advent of the] Hour. When they had an argument with each other about their case, they said: “Build over them an edifice; their Lord has full knowledge about them”. Those who prevailed regarding their case said: “We will surely erect a place of worship (masjid) over them”. (18:22)They will [subsequently] say: “They were three, the fourth being their dog.”, while [others] will say: “Five, the sixth being their dog”, taking a guess about the hidden aspect of things; and they will say: “Seven, the eighth being their dog.” Say: “My Lord knows their number; none knows them except a few”. So do not argue with them except with a decisive argument, and do not seek information regarding them from anyone.(18:23) And do not ever say about anything: “I will certainly do that tomorrow”, (18:24) Except “If God so wills”. And remember your Lord when you forget and say: “May this guidance, O my Lord, draw me nearer”. (18:25) And they remained in their cave for three hundred solar years, and they add nine. (18:26)Say: “God knows best how long they [exactly] stayed (i.e. in addition to 309 years); to Him belongs the hidden aspect of the heavens and the Earth; how clearly He sees through it and hears! No one other than Him can serve as a Protector, and He doesn’t share anything in His judgment.”(18:27) And recite what has been revealed to you from the book of your Lord. Nothing can modify His words; you will find no refuge to protect you other than Him. (18:28) And may your soul be patient with those who call their Lord in the morning and the evening seeking His face, and do not let your eyes turn away from them, seeking the beauties of this worldly life, and do not obey the one whose heart we have made heedless of our remembrance and succumbed to his desires, while his affairs were driven to excess.
References and Citations.
http://www.ummulhasanaat.co.za/my-itikaaf-journey-to-the-forgotten-haram-2012-1433-part-1 Image credit.
http://www.quranaloneislam.net/secret-of-the-7-sleepers Text Credit
Please read this article along with my articles on Mesopotamia, Sumeria.