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Kohinoor Diamond British Royal Crown Is Bhadrakali’s Eye

In Hinduism on February 24, 2015 at 19:02

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.

Kohinoor,

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The Kohinoor Diamond.

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.

 

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Bhadrakali, Warangal,where Kohinoor adorned Here

 

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.

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Fearing the Curse, the present Queen Elizabeth avoids wearing the Kohinoor and wears the Imperial State Crown.

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.[12] 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,[4] 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,

Citation.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh-i-Noor

 

http://www.indiadivine.org/news/articles-on-hinduism/the-kohinoor-diamond-in-the-british-crown-jewel-r751

Sapthapadi Sarasvathi Navagraha Tamil Sangam Pre Islamic Arabia

In Hinduism on February 21, 2015 at 13:00

The word Arava means ‘Horse’ in Sanskrit and Sthan means ‘land’ as in Afghanistan, Turkistan, Kurdistan, Ghabulisthan, Kazakstan.

 

Arabia comes from the word Arvasthan.

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Mecca and Shiva Linga Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu.

 

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Saravsathi Sculpture i British Museum, from Saudi Ar

 

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”.

 

Jamiat Ulema chief Mufti Muhammad Ilyas 

http://www.saharasamay.com/nation-news/676568891/lord-shiva-is-first-muslim-prophet-says-mufti-muhammad-ilyas.html

 

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-Rashid’s 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-Rashid’s 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.

This was a Hymn on Shiva.

Refer my Post on this

Citation.

 

http://defence.pk/threads/exclusive-was-pre-islamic-arabia-hindu-nation-un-told-arabian-tales.265608/

 

I shall be posting a detailed article on the History of Kaaba.

In the meanwhile, I would like to share a Poem, Stuthi on Lord Shiva by Umar-Bin-E-Hassham, an Uncle of Prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad’s uncle was one of the resident priests of the Shiv temple known as “Kaaba”.”

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/shiva-sthuthi-by-prophets-uncle-umar-bin-e-hassham/

Vishnu Feet In Humayun Tomb

In Hindusim on February 18, 2015 at 18:23

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.

Vishus Feet in Humayun Tomb

Vishus Feet in Humayun Tomb, Delhi,India. Image from Stephen Knapp.

 

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…

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Ancient Temple Pillars were used as construction material. A view of Humayun Tomb’s rampart.

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.

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Notice the ‘elephant head’ engravings at the bottom of the pillar – a characteristic of Vedic and Hindu art.Hindu Art in Humayun Tomb

...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’.

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The white quartz structure which is a remnant of the ancient temple is far more eroded than the red-sandstone rectangular structure dating to Moghul times. Sandstone erodes faster than quartz. The fact that the sandstone piece is in better shape than the quartz structure proves that the quartz pillars are much older than the sandstone piece.

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.

Citation.

Vedic Cafe

India Picks

Karna City In Yemen Hindu Temples In Aden Yemen

In Hinduism on February 18, 2015 at 09:49

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)

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Asia in 600 CE, showing the Sassanid Empire before the Arab conquest. “Persia 600ad” by Thomas Lessman (Contact!) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Persia_600ad.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Persia_600ad.jpg

‘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.’

http://www.yementimes.com/en/1616/report/1523/Aden-home-to-vibrant-history-of-Indian-heritage.htm

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.

References and Citation.

Pre -Islamic Arabia

Temple Heritage in Aden

Allah In Sanskrit First Prophet Hazrat Adam Born in India

In Hinduism, Islam on February 9, 2015 at 12:36

The Mesopotamian origin of Arabia throws up some startling facts.

I have posted a couple of articles on this, filed under Islam,Hinduism.

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Bismillah al rahman al rahim in Arabic

Now,

NOTED SCHOLAR and Sarva Dharma Ekta Manch secretary Abdullah Tariq claimed here on Sunday that Islam was a religion with an Indian origin. He said, “The first Prophet Hazrat Adam was born in India, according
to belief, and the last Prophet Hazrat Mohammad was born in Mecca.” He also said the study of the Vedas was the need of the hour. Tariq was expressing his views in a symposium organised by the UP Rabta Committee at Islamia College of Commerce entitled “Ved and Quran: How Near How Far”.

Islam has Indian Origin

 

“The ending of the term is the word Allah, which is the Arabic name of the One. The Semitic roots of the word Allah extend back several thousand years to the Canaanite Elat, Hebrew El and Elohim, and Aramaic Alaha. These roots point toward unity, oneness, the eternal power which includes all of existence and of non-existence. In modern English this would generally be translated as God (which is old English, likely based on the Sanskrit word hu, meaning that which is worshipped, honored or adored).’

Meaning of Bismillah  http://wahiduddin.net/

Because of the Saudi illiterate population, direct recording of Saudi Arabian history is almost non-existent. But from countries with historical contacts with Saudi Arabia, it is possible to make sense of the Saudi History. One recorded History, we can rely on is of the Hindu Vikrama Era (58 B.C. to 415 A.D.) whose Hindu Empire stretched from India to the Arabian Peninsula in the West (and also Eastwards). These Hindu Maharaja/s were greatly devoted to their Hindu Deities of Lord Siva {moon God-Allat} and his spouse, Goddess Durga {moon goddess-Allah}. The Maharajas gave thanks to their Godly Deities by building Siva temples in their honour, in all their territories {at least 7 in Saudi Arabia alone, including the Kaaba}. Even after their Empire fell, the Saudi Arabs faithfully devoted themselves to these Hindu Godly Deities/Temples as devote Hindus up to Muhammad’s time….”

Islam Review

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