To what extent our History can be hidden, is amazing.
Sirr-i-Akbar by Dara, Introduction PersianTranslation by Chand Tara.
Though it is a fact that Islamic rulers of India raped women, killed people, destroyed Temples and forcibly converted Hindus to Islam, it is shocking to know that they could execute their own siblings for translating The Vedas directly from Sanskrit into Persian.
It is not about the common fanatic I am speaking about.
It is about Shah Jehan’s son Muhammad Dara Shikoh, who was also a great Sufi.
He went to the extent of saying that Islam had its roots in Hinduism, more specifically in The Vedas and the Upanishads, and they were revealed to the Rishis by God much before the advent of Prophet Muhammad.
( I am stating facts as I see them; I am not trying to legitimize Islam as many try.
I just point out the similarities between Hinduism and Islam.
That 786 is OM, Mecan is Shiva Temple,Ancestors of Arabians c0uld have been Tamils, Prophet Muhammad’s Uncle wrote a Hymn, Stuthi On Lord Shiva)
Prince Muhammad Dara Shikoh (1627-1658 AD) the favorite Sufi son of Moghul emperor, Shah Jehan. Known the world over for his unorthodox and liberal views. He was a mystic and a free thinker.
Dara Shikoh, wrote in his Persian translation of the Upanishads.
“After gradual research; I have come to the conclusion that long before all heavenly books, God had revealed to the Hindus, through the Rishis of yore, of whom Brahma was the Chief, His four books of knowledge, the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda.”
He had learned Sanskrit and studied the Hindu scriptures in the original.
He translated the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Yoga-Vasishta into Persian directly from Sanskrit and called it Sirr-e-Akbar (The Great Mystery). Titled “The Upanishads: God’s Most Perfect Revelation” and then into Latin by Anquetil Duperron (1801 and 1802) under the title Oupnekhat, contained about fifty. The Quran itself, he said, made veiled references to the Upanishads as the “first heavenly book and the fountainhead of the ocean of monotheism.”
In his Majma-al-Bahrain, he sought to reconcile the Sufi theory with the Vedanta.
He was able to affirm that Sufism and Advaita Vedantism (Hinduism) are essentially the same, with a surface difference of terminology.
And in introduction to this work he says that one finds in Upanishads the concept of tawhid (the doctrine of Unity of God, the most fundamental doctrine of Islam) after the Qur’an and perhaps the Qur’an refers to Upanishad when it refers to Kitab al-Maknun (The Hidden Book). His work Majma-al-Bahrain (Mingling of the Two Oceans i.e. Hinduism and Islam) is very seminal work in the history of composite culture of India.
Two years after the completion of the Sirr-i-Akbar, Dara was executed on the orders of his brother.
“Dara subsequently developed a friendship with the seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai. Dara devoted much effort towards finding a common mystical language between Islam and Hinduism. Towards this goal he completed the translation of 50 Upanishads from its original Sanskrit intoPersian in 1657 so it could be read by Muslim scholars. His translation is often called Sirr-e-Akbar (The Greatest Mystery), where he states boldly, in the Introduction, his speculative hypothesis that the work referred to in the Qur’an as the “Kitab al-maknun” or the hidden book, is none other than the Upanishads.[
The Kohinor Diamond is a cursed one , bringing misfortune to the owner.
The Kohinoor Diamond, meaning Mountain of Light in Persian, is now with the British, and is embedded in the Royal Crown.
Was mined in Kolluru Mines, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh,India.
It was 793 when it was uncut.
It is now a 105.6 metric carats diamond, weighing 21.6 grammes .
Exact value of the stone is not known, but in the 1500s it was considered that the diamond’s value corresponds to about half of the world’s total production costs in one day. Of course, with a diamond so unique, it is hard to put a monetary value attached to it.
The fact that it never changed hands through a documented sale doesn’t help our evaluation. The Kohinoor was always stolen, bartered or gifted and never sold.
As comparison the most expensive documented sale of a diamond occurred around 60 years ago, when the Graff pink was sold in Hong Kong for $46 million.
The Graff pink weighs “only” 24,78 carats compared to the 106 carats that the Koh-i-noor weighs though.
Even if the value of the Kohinoor diamond is not known, it is part of the Crown Jewels, and the whole value of the Crown Jewels is between $10 and $12 billion.
Kohinoor was the Eye of Bhadrakali in Warangal,Andhra Pradesh.
It was donated by the Kakatiya Kings.
In 1323,Ghiyath al-dhin Thughlak defeatedthe Kakatiyas and true to Islamic style vandalised the Temple and took away the Kohinoor.
He was late killed by his son.
The Kohinoor changed many hands before it landed with the Maharaja Of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjith Singh.
He donated the Kohinoor to Puri Jagannath Temple and died.
The British refused to hand over the diamond to the Temple.
In 1850, the Kohinoor was stolen and was delivered to the British.
The diamond remained with Khilji dynasty, and later passed on to the succeeding dynasties of the Delhi Sultanate, until it came into the possession of Babur, a Turco-Mongol war lord, who invaded India and established the Mughal Empire in 1526. He called the stone ‘the Diamond of Bābur’ at the time, although it had been called by other names before it came into his possession. Both Babur and his son and successor, Humayun mention in their memoirs the origins of ‘the Diamond of Bābur’.
A 1757 miniature of Ahmad Shāh Durrānī, the Emir of Afghanistan, in which the Koh-i-Noor diamond is seen hanging on the front of hiscrown, above his forehead.
The diamond remained locked in the Mughal treasury until it was taken out by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor. Shah Jahan, famous for building the Taj Mahal in Agra, had the stone placed into his ornate Peacock Throne. His son, Aurangazeb, imprisoned his ailing father at nearby Agra Fort. While in the possession of Aurangazeb, it was cut by Hortenso Borgia, a Venetian lapidary, who was so clumsy that he reduced the weight of the stone to 186 carats. Legend has it that he had the Koh-i-Noor positioned near a window so that Shāh Jahān could see the Tāj Mahal only by looking at its reflection in the stone. Following the invasion of Nadir Shah, the ruler of Afsharid Persia in 1739 and the sacking of Agra and Delhi. Along with the Peacock Throne, he also carried off the Koh-i-Noor to Persia in 1739. It was allegedly Nādir Shāh who exclaimed Koh-i-Noor! when he finally managed to obtain the famous stone, and this is how the stone gained its present name. There is no reference to this name before 1739.
The valuation of the Koh-i-Noor is given in the legend that one of Nader Shah’s consorts supposedly said, “If a strong man should take five stones, and throw one north, one south, one east, and one west, and the last straight up into the air, and the space between filled with gold and gems, that would equal the value of the Koh-i-Noor.”
After the assassination of Nādir Shāh in 1747, the stone came into the hands of his general, Ahmad Shāh Durrānī, who later became the Emir of Afghanistan. In 1830, Shujāh Shāh Durrānī, the deposed Emir of Afghanistan and a descendant of Ahmad Shah Durrani, managed to flee with the diamond. He went to Lahore where the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh forced him to surrender the stone and took its possession.’
Britain is still hand over the Kohinoor Diamond to india, despite repeated demands.
Read the sordid story as to how the British acquired the Kohinoor at,
The word Arava means ‘Horse’ in Sanskrit and Sthan means ‘land’ as in Afghanistan, Turkistan, Kurdistan, Ghabulisthan, Kazakstan.
Arabia comes from the word Arvasthan.
This image from pre-Islamic Saudi Arabia, displayed at the British Museum, shows goddess Sarasvati riding a swan carrier.
Probably no other country in the world has deliberately written off a 2,500 year period of their own history by systematically stamping out and snapping all links with the past. They have wiped the memories of pre-Muslim era off their minds. So while they chose to remain ignorant of their past ironically enough it is they who dub the pre-Muslim era as a period of ignorance.
King Vikramadithya’s Empire included what is now called Saudi Arabia.
Please read my Post Vikramadhiya’s Empire.
Mecca houses Shiva Linga and 786 is Om Flipped ,read my post on this.
” Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati are our parents .
Lord Shiva is the first messenger of Muslims and we do not deny this fact.”UHF Muslim preacher said,
“Our first Prophet of God Shiva ‘, is accepted and the truth is right”.
In Istanbul in Turkey, there is a famous library called Makteb-e-Sultania which is reputed to have the largest collection of ancient West Asian literature.
In the Arabic Section of that library is an anthology of ancient Arabicpoetry.
That anthology was compiled from an earlier work in A.D. 1742 under the orders of the Turkish ruler Sultan Salim.
The anthology is known as SAYAR-UL-OKUL. It is divided into three parts, the first part contains biographic details and the poetic compositions of pre-Islamic Arabian poets.
The second part embodies accounts and verses of poets of the period beginning just after Prophet Mohammad up to the end of Banee- Ummayya dynasty.
The third part deals with later poets up to the end of Khalifa Harun-al-Rashids times.
Incidentally Banee means Vanee and Ummayya as in Krishnayya are Sanskrit names.
Abu Amir Abdul Asamai, a distinguished Arabian bard who was the Poet Laureate of Harun-al-Rashids court has
compiled and edited the anthology.
The first modern edition of Sayar-ul-Okul anthology was printed and published in Berlin in A.D. 1864.
A subsequent edition was published in Beirut in A.D. 1932.
This work is regarded as the most important and authoritative anthology of ancient Arabic poetry.
It throws considerable light on the social life, customs, manners and entertainment forms in ancient Arabia.
The book also contains an elaborate description of the ancient Mecca shrine, the town and the annual fair known as OKAJ which used to be held there every year.
This should convince readers that the annual Haj of the Muslims to the Kaaba is only a continuation of the old fair and not a new practice.
But the OKAJ fair was far from a carnival.
It provided a forum for the elite and learned to discussthe social,religious,political, literary and other aspects of the
Vedic culture then pervading Arabia.
Sayar-ul-Okul asserts that the conclusions reached at those discussions were widely respected throughout Arabia. Mecca, therefore, followed the Varanasi tradition of providing a seat for important discussions among the learned while the masses congregated there for spiritual bliss. The principal shrines at both Varanasi in India and at Mecca in Arvasthan were Shiva temples. Even to this day the central object of veneration at both Mecca and Varanasi continues to be the ancient Mahadeva emblems. It is the Shankara stone which Muslim pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the Kaaba.
As the pilgrim proceeds towards Mecca he is asked to
shave his head and beard and to don a special sacred attire.
This consists of two seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to
be worn round the waist and the other over the shoulders.
Both these rites are remnants of the old Vedic practice of
entering Hindu shrines, clean-shaven and with holy seamless
spotless white sheets.
The main shrine in Mecca which houses the Shiva emblem is known as the Kaaba. It is clothed in a black shroud.
This custom could also originate from the days when it was thought necessary to discourage its recapture.
According to encyclopaedias Britannica and Islamia the Kaaba had 360 images.
Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed, when the shrine was stormed, was that of Saturn, another was of the moon and yet another was one called Allah.
In India the practice of Navagraha puja that is worship of the nine planets is still in vogue.
Two of these nine are the Saturn and the moon.
Besides, the moon is always associated with Lord Shankara. A Crescent is always painted across the forehead of the Shiva emblem. Since the presiding deity at the Kaaba shrine was Lord Shiva i.e. Shankara, the crescent was also painted on it. It is that crescent which is now adopted as a religious symbol of Islam. Another Hindu tradition is that wherever there is a Shiva shrine the sacred stream of Ganga that is the Ganges must also co-exist. True to that tradition a sacred fount exists near the Kasba. Its water is held sacred because it was regarded as but another Ganga since pre-Islamic times. Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba shrine go around it seven times.
In no other mosque does this perambulation prevail. Hindus invariably perambulate around their shrines.
This is yet another proof that the Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic Shiva temple where the Hindu practice of perambulation is still meticulously observed.
Allah is a Sanskrit word. In Sanskrit Allah, Akka and Amba are synonyms. They signify a goddess or mother.
The term Allah appears in Sanskrit chance while invoking goddess Durga i.e. Bhavani.
The Islamic word Allah for God is therefore not an innovation but the ancient Sanskrit appellation retained and continued to be used by Islam.
The seven perambulations too are significant. At Hindu wedding ceremonies the bride and bridegroom go round the sacred fire seven times, the Sapthapadi.
The practice of seven perambulations around the Kaaba shrine in Mecca is, therefore, a Hindu Vedic custom.
It is also a proof that Mecca was Makha or the shrine of the sacred fire around which worshippers made seven perambulations.
SAYAR-UL-OKUL tells us that a pan-Arabic poetic symposium used to be held in Mecca at the annual Okaj fair in pre-Islamic times.
All leading poets used to participate in it.
Poems considered best were awarded prizes.
The best poems engraved on gold plate were hung inside the temple. Others etched on camel or goat skin were hung outside. Thus for
thousands of years the Kaaba was the treasure-house of the best Arabian poetic thought. This tradition was of immemorial antiquity.
But most of the poems got lost and destroyed during the storming of the Kaaba by prophet Mohammed’s forces.
The custom of conducting a Poets’Conclave is of Tamil Origin and it is called Tamil Sangam.
Tamil History is split as Sangam Era and later Poems.
Obviously this indicates the Dravidian’s influence in the Middle east.
This must have happened when Shiva and His son Ganesha left the South due to a Tsunami and traveled towards the Middle east
Please read my post on this.
SAYAR-UL-OKUL is a poem by UMAR-BINE-HASSNAM
(Poetic Title: ABBUL-HIQAM meaning Father of Knowledge).
He was an uncle of prophet Mohammed. He refused to get converted to Islam.
He died a martyr at the hands of Muslim fanatics who wanted to wipe out non-Muslims.
This poem was adjudged as the best in the annual fair at Kaaba.
I have been searching for information on the Saudi History for the Pre Islamic period.
It is difficult to come by.
All the information relates to the Saudi Kingdom and the founding of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
No information at all about the ancient Arabia, while one knows from the Sanskrit and Tamil Classics that there was a close interaction between the People of India and of Arabia.
The nation says it has over 10,000 (?) historical sites , but they are coy about what they contain.
I am trying to collate a lot of information on the subject and shall come out with a comprehensive article on Saudi Arabian History.
As it happens with me, I stumbled to some information which is worth writing about.
Lord Vishnu’s Feet have been found on Humayun Tomb.
And the Humayun tomb was built on a Vishnu Pada Temple.
Stephen Knapp had published a Photo of this.
Here it is.
Vishnu’s footprint’ in the so-called Humayun Tomb, New Delhi. This photo is reproduced from page 78 of “The World of Ancient India,” translated into English (from G. Le Bon’s original French book published in the 19th century) by David Macrae, Tudor Publishing co., New York, 1974.
This photo proves that the so-called Humayun mausoleum is an ancient Hindu temple palace. Inquiries with archaeologists in Delhi drew a blank They have never seen these footprints, which indicates that they are heir to a lot of non-information and mis-information. Humayun is not at all buried in Delhi. According to Farishta’s chronicle (English translation by John Briggs, Vol. II, page 174) Humayun is buried in Agra, while according to Abul Fazal (Elliot & Dowson, Vol. VI, page 22) Humayun lies buried in Sirhind.
Humayun was buried in Purana Qila, but, according to some scholars, the emperor’s remains were removed from there to a supurdgah or temporary tomb in Sirhind when Hemu advanced upon Delhi in 1556 and the Mughals had to vacate the city. He was reburied in the Sher Mandal again when Akbar defeated Hemu, and was moved into the mausoleum erected in 1569 by his widow, Haji Begum, also known as Bega Begum, at an estimated cost of rupees fifteen lakhs…
A photo reproduced from page 78 of ‘The World of Ancient India’ English shows that the site where the so called Humayun Tomb stands today was the site of an ancient Vishnu Temple. The book ‘World of Ancient India’ was translated from Dr. Gustave Le Bon’s original French work by the name ‘Les Monuments de L’Inde’ published in Paris in 1893. The English Translation was published by David Macrae, Tudor Publishing Co., (New York) in 1974. ‘Vishnu Pada’ (विष्णुपद) or ‘Vishnu Charan’ (विष्णुचरण) temples are significant in context of the legend that Vishnu in the form of Vamana strode across the world and planted his feet at three sites on earth.
...Dr. Gustave Le Bon writes that the site of the Humayun Tomb was the site of an ancient Vishnu Temple. Here is the photograph of the Vishnu footprint slab that had still survived until 1893 at the Humayun Tomb site. The photograph was captioned in the French version and then translated in ‘The World of Ancient India’ as ‘Vishnu’s Footprints at Humayun Tomb’.
Either this is correct or the materials from the Hindu temples were used to construct the tomb.
There is no denying this fact, as the images reveal.
While I was researching the Middle wast Sanatana Dharma connection I stumbled into the history of Yemen and the fact that the pre-Islamic ancestors of the Middle east were the Parthians and Sassanians.( I ssall be posting on these Empires)
‘During Minaean rule, the capital was at Karna (now known as Sa’dah). Their other important city was Yathill (now known as Baraqish). The Minaean Kingdom was centered in northwestern Yemen, with most of its cities lying along Wādī Madhab. Minaean inscriptions have been found far afield of the Kingdom of Maīin, as far away as al-Ūlā in northwestern Saudi Arabia and even on the island of Delos and Egypt. It was the first of the Yemeni kingdoms to end, and the Minaean language died around 100 C’
Now the Parthians were from Persia .
Partha is the name of Arjuna and the Puranas state that Arjuna conquered Persia.
The Sassanians were from the Empire of Iran, Persia before Islam took over.
The Sassanians .
Some of the recent excavations have discovered the Buddhist, Hindu and Jewish religious sites in the empire. Buddhism and Hinduism were competitors of Zoroastrianism inBactria and Margiana.(wiki)
Hence the premise that the Arabs were Nomads and had no known History of Islam is incorrect.
The Arabs were the descendants of Sanatana Dharma, more specifically from Dravida region of India.
I shall be dealing with this when I write on the Pre Islam History of Saudi Arabia..
‘The Indians’ influence can be seen in the architecture of Aden as well as the food, music, and local slang. An example of such a widely-eaten, Indian food delicacy is zorbian, a spicy rice dish mixed with meat. Such expressions like “Khabar Dal,” which means “don’t do it again”, “Banis,” which translates as “cold water” and “Shoki,” or “the police” are all one-time Indian phrases now used commonly.’
Buildings with a distinct Indian character can be spotted in Aden’s old quarters like Tawahi and Crater.
There is also an Indian lane in Crater.
The Alpinaan market, named after an Indian dealer, is widely known within and outside Aden.
In fact, the economic and social impact of the large Indian community so astonished French sociologist Arthur de Gobineau that he remarked about Aden in 1855: “We have seen an Indian city on Arab land.”
According to Massoud Amchosh, professor of comparative literature at the University of Aden, “in the forties of the last century, Aden gained some attributes of Indian cities that distinguish it from the rest of the cities in the Arabian Peninsula”.
1. Shree Hingraj Mataji Mandir: Built sometime in the early 1900s, this temple is located in a picturesque mountainous location in a large cave in the Khusaf Valley, in the Crater area of Aden. This is the only temple in Aden where a regular ‘puja’ or worship is performed by the members of the Indian community every Friday evening. Since the past couple of years a congregation is also held once a month for performing the Ayyappa puja. The day-to-day maintenance of the temple is done by the Indian Association in Aden.
2. ‘Sheikh Othman’ Hanumanji Temple: The temple was built in 1882 and was spread over an area of five acres in the Sheik Othman district. It reportedly used to have a garden with a pool which was used by the devotees for bathing. It also had two lodgings for the Indian community. The temple no longer exists now.
3. Shree Shankar Hanuman Temple: It was built in the nineteenth century and was located inside a large cave in the Dashmi Bazar, Khusaf Valley in the Crater area. The temple no longer exists now.
4. Shree Ramchanderji Temple: This temple was built in 1875 by the Indian military officials and is located near the Police Academy College (Fattha Camp) in the Tawahi district of Aden. The temple is currently in a defence area and is not open to public.
5. Shree Trikamraiji-Haveli Temple: This temple was constructed in 1862 and was located in the Hassan Ali Street of the Crater region. It was called the ‘Haveli Temple’ as it was housed in a double storeyed building with a ‘Bharat Library’ attached to it. Several shops and residences have come up in the area of the temple, but the temple itself is intact and is kept locked.