Britisher Who Saw Lord Shiva Renovated Shiva Temple  Baijnath Agar Malwa

I have written  articles on The Sage who spoke from the Grave,Goddess Meenakshi leads by hand,Goddess Abhirami plays,how,all documented.

Here is another such recorded fact.

A Britisher’s prayer to Shiva was answered and her husband saw Lord Shiva


Hinduism advocates God as A Principle,Beyond Attributes.

The underlying principle of Life and Universe,both known and Unknown lies in all these,they in It,yet It is beyond them.

It is the Reality,Brahman.

This Brahman is without beginning and end.

It is Infinite.

It is beyond words,thoughts.

It Immanent and as well all Pervasive.

It can be felt and Realized.

There are various methods tried to Realize Brahman,also known as the Self.

There are as many paths,methods to Realize Brahman as many individuals and individual dispositions are.

To understand this principle and realize Brahman as a Priniple,Beyond Attributes is possible only for a few.

Brahman is Realized and not Known in the manner of our knowing mundane things.

It is,for short of words, I use this term, Experienced.

Experiences,all of them need not be through our sense organs alone.

However as this understanding of Brahman as Principle,Hinduism has suggested the method of Realizing Brahman through worship of Personal God,called Easwara.

Please read my article on Iswara Pranidhana,Yoga.

In this method God is related as Preceptor,Father,Mother,Guru,Friend,Lover……

The mind relates to things it likes.

So one is advised to choose the Devatha as he pleases,in consultation with a Guru,who can guide him in choosing what is best .

This worship of Personal God is called Saguna Aradhana,while the realization process of Brahman as The Absolute is called Nirguna Aradhana.

According to Vedas,the authority for Hindus on Spirituality,Saguna Aradhana leads to Realization.

Many Gods are found in Hindu traditions because of this thought,though the substratum of all is,One.

Among many Gods/Goddesses,three are called the Trimurthis,the Trinity.

Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva,representing Potential,Kinetic and Potentio-kinetic energy respectively.

And the Trimurthis are attributed with all human and beyond human Attributes.

The prayers addressed to them Delivers.

I have written  articles on The Sage who spoke from the Grave,Goddess Meenakshi leads by hand,Goddess Abhirami plays,how,all documented.

Here is another such recorded fact.

A Britisher’s prayer to Shiva was answered and her husband saw Lord Shiva.

And the couple renovated the Shiva Temple.

Read on.

  • This Mandir is located on the bank of the Banganga river.
  • The construction of this Mandir was started 1528 and completed in 1536.
  • Height of this Mandir is about 50 feet from ground level with 4 feet High kalash.
  • There is 17 feet deep kund(well) on the back side of the Mandir.


The British ruled India for hundreds of years, and built many churches and cathedrals. But in the 1880s, a Shiva temple in Agar Ma lwa, Madhya Pradesh, was rebuilt by Lt. Col. Martin — the only temple ever made by an Englishman in India.

Col. Martin was in the Afghan wars. He used to regularly write to his wife, informing her of conditions there. It was a long war, and gradually the colonel’s letters stopped. Mrs. Martin, who then lived in the cantonment of Agar Malwa, was besides herself with grief, fearing the worst.

She would spend time riding for hours to calm herself. One day she rode her horse, past the temple of Baijnath Mahadev. It was in a decrepit state. It was the time of arti, and the sound of conches and the chanting of mantras compelled her to stop. She went inside to see the worship of Lord Shiva taking place. The priests saw the grief on her face and asked her what was wrong. Mrs. Martin narrated her sad story. The Brahmins told her that Lord Shiva listens to sincere prayers of all devotees and saves them from difficult situations. She was advised by one of the priests to start chanting the mantra: “Om Namah Shivaya” for 11 days. The Englishwoman prayed to Lord Shiva for the colonel’s safe return, promising she would rebuild the temple if he came home safe from the war. On the 10th day, a messenger arrived from Afghanistan with a letter from her husband. It read, “I was regularly sending you letters from the battlefield but then suddenly the Pathans surrounded us. I thought there was no way of escape. Suddenly I saw an Indian yogi with long hair, wearing a tiger skin carrying a trident. He had an awe-inspiring personality and he started wielding his weapon against the Afghans who ran away from the field in fright. With his grace what was certain death our bad times turned into victory. Then the great yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife’s prayers.”

Tears of joy and gratitude welled up in Mrs. Martin’s eyes as she read the letter. Her heart was overwhelmed. She fell at the feet of Lord Shiva’s image and sobbed. After a few weeks Lt. Col. Martin returned and his wife told him her story. The couple became devotees of Lord Shiva. In 1883, they donated Rs 15,000 to renovate the temple. This information is engraved on a slab kept in the Baijnath Mahadev Temple.

The Martins sailed for England with the firm resolution that they would make a Shiva temple at their home and pray to him till the end of life. And they did.

How to Reach:-

01 By Air 109 km away Indore Airport (IDR)Indore, Madhya Pradesh
149 km away Bhopal Airport (BHO)Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
02 By Rail 50 km away Shajapur (SFY)Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh
50 km away Tarana Road (TAN)Tarana , Madhya Pradesh
65 km away Ujjain (UJN)Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh


Nearest Name Distance ( in Kms)
Airport INDORE 110
Railway Station SHAJAPUR 50
Railway Station UJJAIN 65
Bus Stand AGAR 00

 Reference and citation.

Rama Name Equals Thousand Names Of God Numerical Explanation

Ancient Indian texts have minimum four meanings.

1.Literal meaning.

2.An Allegory to indicate a Spiritual fact.

3.A hidden meaning indicating Tantra Sastra.

4.Explaining a scientific fact. 

Lord Rama image
Lord Rama


Ramayana is a historical fact, validated by archeology, Astronomy and, Literary references from contemporary literature from India and from around the world of ancient times.

Ramayana has over three thousand versions.

Some of them are in foreign languages of the Far East. Please read my articles on Ramayana, and Rama.

Be that as it may.

Ancient Indian texts have minimum four meanings.

1.Literal meaning.

2.An Allegory to indicate a Spiritual fact.

3.A hidden meaning indicating Tantra Sastra.

4.Explaining a scientific fact.

Apart from the words/letters of Characters indicate abstract qualities.

In some cases these names are mysticallly locked sounds.

They have the power to heal.

This is because of the Resonance the Sound creates.

I have written on the Breathing of Earth measured is identical to the Resonance of OM.(Schumann Resonance)

Please read my articles on Mantras.

Though there are many names for Individual God(Saguna Brahman), sometimes  there is more than one name for One God, some names are more powerful.
One such powerful name is Rama.

Probably because of this fact the sound of Rama in various forms is found in many cultures.

For the worship of RA.

Rama nama is declared to be so powerful that it is rated higher than Lord Rama Himself.

For more on Rama Nama please read my article on this.

The reference to Rama Nama is found at an important point in Vishnu Sahasranama, which along with Lalitha Sahasranama is rated as best among Mantra and Tantra Sastra combined.

Vishnu Sahasranama chanting is guaranteed to provide you mental peace, apart from many other things.

There are two methods of reciting Vishnu Sahasranama.

One is starting from the beginning to the end, with

Arthaa vishanna chanted twice.

The shorter version is to begin at the beginning and skip Phala Sruthi.

That is after Vanamaali Gathisaarngi…, you go to

EASWARA Uvacha, declaration by Lord Shiva

And continue to till the end as in the first method.

All the fruits that accrue are described in the phalasruthi.

But even when you skip the phalasruthi in the second method of chanting, you get all the benefits by the single sloka of EASWARA Uvacha.

What is that special sloka?

राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥
Raama Raama Raame[a-I]ti Rame Raame Manorame |
Sahasra-Naama Tat-Tulyam Raama-Naama Vara-[A]anane ||

1: By meditating on “Rama Rama Rama” (the Name of Rama), my Mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness of Rama, which is Transcendental,
2: The Name of Rama is as Great as the Thousand Names of God (Vishnu Sahasranama).

The sloka is special because the Speaker is Easwara(Shiva) and the one who is spoken  about is Vishnu as Rama.

Easwara means personal God.

Vishnu is One supports everything.

One interpretation of this sloka, which is popularly accepted is

‘Chanting Rama nama accounts to chanting the whole Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names of Vishnu). :

The other explanation is that chanting Rama Nama is equivalent to chanting God’ s Name thousand Times.

Here Sahasranama is interpreted as Thousand Names, which is etymologically correct and not specific to only Vishnu Sahasranama.

The Numerical Explanation.

According to Sanskrit scriptures, there is a principle in which sounds and letters are associated with their corresponding numbers.
Ra denotes number 2 (Ya – 1, Ra – 2, La – 3, Va – 4 … )

Ma denotes number 5 (Pa – 1, Pha – 2, ba – 3, Bha – 4, Ma – 5)
So Rama – Rama – Rama becomes 2 * 5 * 2 * 5 * 2 * 5 = 1000amayana the Indian Epic is not a figment of imagination in the fertile mind of a poet.

* In the sloka each of the sounds RA and MA occurs thrice.

Hence the above calculation.
Reference and Citation.

Additional information on Sanskrit Numerals1″to and Equivalent Alphabets.

‘ Sanskrit RA and number 2 marked below as #

Sanskrit Ma and 5 marked as *

I have provided this information to clarify the Numerical interpretation of RA and MA.

Sanskrit scholars and Linguistic specialists as I am a novice.

Source of the following information.

Letters and numbers – Variants
Numbers (variants included) Uno (variante) n/a n/a n/a Cinco (variante 1)or Cinco (variante 2) n/a n/a Ocho (variante) Nueve (variante 1)or Nueve (variante 2)or Nueve (variante 3) n/a
Transliteration 1 2 # 3 4 5 * 6 7 8 9 0
Gutturals (variants) n/a kha (variant) n/a n/a n/a
Transliteration ka kha ga gha ṅa
Palatals (variants) n/a n/a n/a jha (variant 1)or jha (variant 2) n/a
Transliteration ca cha ja jha ña
Dentals (variants) n/a n/a n/a dha (variant) n/a
Transliteration ta tha da dha na
Labials म *
Labials (variants) n/a n/a n/a bha (variant) n/a
Transliteration pa pha ba bha ma
Semivowels र #
Semivowels (variants) n/a n/a la (variant 1)or la (variant 2) va
Transliteration ya ra la va

Five Burning Ghat Shiva Temples

Though there are Bhairava Temples in the North indicating Shiva’s association with Burning Ghats and there is the association of Varanasi, Benares with Burning Ghat, there seems to be no clear

I wrote an article on Sri Vanchiyam Siva Temple where a burning ghat is located near the temple.

And this temple is not closed when death occurs in the street where the temple is nor is the temple closed during Eclipses, which is a standard practice in Hindu temples.

I shall be writing a clarification on this in a separate article.

Shiva is His form as Rudra is associated with Death and described as living in Smasanam, Burning ghat.

The ashes of the corpse is smeared by Him all over His body.

The association of Burning ghat with Shiva is more prevalent in South India than North India.


Thirukkadayur Temple.image
Thirukkadayur Temple.

ough there are Bhairava Temples in the North indicating Shiva’s association with Burning Ghats and there is the association of Varanasi, Benares with Burning Ghat, there seems to be no clear classification of such temples in Sanskrit texts as much as in Tamil texts.

Tamil literature abounds in such references.


And specific temples are grouped as Smasanam Temples.

There are four such temples in Tamil Nadu.

1.Thiruvattanam,Thirukkadavur,near Mayuram Tamil Nadu.

This town is famous for the temple of Abhirami and அமிர்தகடேஸ்வரர். Amirthakadeswarar.

The smasanam is located slighly away from the temple and many miss it.

And one prays for longevity and has Sashtiapthapoorthy performed at Thirukarukavur.

2.Kachi Mayanam. Mayanam in Tamil is burning ghat.

One finds Siva associated with Burning ghat here too.


4.Navalur Mayanam.


Shall be writing in detail on each of these.

In some of these places streets have sprung between burning ghat and the temples

Shiva His Ornaments Description And Meaning.

And these three lines also indicate the three fundamental units/forces of the Universe.

Motion,Non motion and their being held in balance.

Purusha,the Kinetic Energy,Prakriti,the Potential energy and the Sparsa,the initial contact that evolves the Universe.

The Universe is constantly in Motion and is born of Motion.

The description of Lord Shiva in Hinduism is unique.

1.Shiva has both Invisible,Without Form,Aroopa and with Form.

There is a temple in Avudayar Koil,Tamil Nadu,where the Shiva’s Sanctum is Empty,denoting Invisibilty.There is Chidambaram,Tamil Nadu,where the Serect Sanctum is empty.

2.Shiva ,as a symbol,in between being invisible and visible with human form,is Linga.

3.Shiva also has human form .

4.He is also described as a Yogin,Adi Yogi,the first one to present and practice Yoga.

5.Unlike the Avatars of Vishnu,He is never born of a womb.

6.His 64 Avatars as described in Tamil Classics represent the 64 principles of th Universe,as enumerated in Saiva Siddantha.

His physical description and his ornaments are expressions of the Universe.

His famous names.

  • Mahadeva (The Supreme Lord : Maha = great, Deva = God – more often than not, the Aghora (fierce) version)
  • Rudra (The one who howls or strict and uncompromising)
  • Maheshwar (The Supreme Lord: Maha = great, Eshwar = God)
  • Rameshwar (The one whom Ram worships: Ram, Eshwar = worships, God; Ram’s God)
  • Mahayogi (The Supreme Yogi: Maha = great, Yogi = one who practices Yoga)
  • Mahabaleshwar (Great God of Strength: Maha = great, Bal = strength, Eshwar = God)
  • Trinetra (Three-Eyed One, i.e. All-Knowing: Tri = three, Netra = Eye)
  • Triaksha (Three-Eyed One, i.e. All-Knowing: Tri = three, Aksha = Eye)
  • Trinayana (Three-Eyed One, i.e. All-Knowing: Tri = three, Nayana = Eye)
  • Tryambakam (Three-Eyed One, i.e. All-Knowing: Tri = three, Ambakam = Eye)
  • Mahakala (Great Time, i.e. Conqueror of Time: Maha = three, Kala = Time)
  • Neelakantha (The one with a Blue Throat: Neel = blue, Kantha = throat)
  • Digambara (One who has the skies as his clothes, i.e. The Naked One: Dik = Clothes, Ambara = Sky)
  • Shankara (Giver of Joy)
  • Shambhu (Abode of Joy)
  • Vyomkesha (The One who has the sky as his hair: Vyom = sky, Kesha =hair)
  • Chandrashekhara (The master of the Moon: Chandra = Moon, Shekhara = master)
  • Siddheshwara (The Perfect Lord)
  • Trishuldhari (He who holds the divine Trishul or Trident: Trishul = Trident, Dhari = He who holds)
  • Dakhshinamurthi (The Cosmic Tutor)
  • Kailashpati (He whose abode is Mount Kailash)
  • Pashupatinath (Lord of all Creatures)
  • Umapati (The husband of Uma)
  • Gangadhar (He who holds the river Ganga)
  • Bhairava (The Frightful One)
  • Sabesan – Lord who dances in the dais
  • ( ) These names are from the Shiva Sahasranama.

Shiva is portrayed as the color of Red Embers,sitting in Deerskin, representing the Active emotional nature,Rajo Guna being controlled by Sathva,the Calm naure expressed by Deer Skin.

Shiva is also described as White in color, Swetha,representing Sathva,Pure.

In this description He sits on Tiger skin,which represents Rajas,indicating one can master the impulsive nature by Calmness,Satva Guna.

Shiva,being in Smasana,the Burning ghat,is Hot.

Therefore, He is worshipped with Bilva leaf,which cools.

The Bilva leaf has three leaves in a cluster.

The three leaves forming a part on one Bilva leaf express the Three Attributes of Jiva, the Individual Self.

These three are,

Pasu, The Brahman as Individual Self,

Pathi, The Universal SelfBrahman and

The Paasa, attachment to things worldly.

Vishnu is Cool in the Ocean of Milk,Ksheera Sagar.

He is worshipped with Tulsi,which is hot.

Shiva has maatted locks,he is called Jatadhara.

These locks of intertwined hairs represent the countless thought which overlap each other ,leading to Confusion of the Chitta.

These thoughts can be controlled by raising the Kundalini,which lies in the Solar Plexus,Mooladhara to the Centre of the forehead Sahasrara.

That is Shiva’s Third Eye,

 Trinetra represents Sahasrara.

Shiva wears the horizontal,parallel white lines across His forehead.

These lines are to remind one that ‘Dust Thou Art,dust Thou shall retuneth.

And these three lines also indicate the three fundamental units/forces of the Universe.

Motion,Non motion and their being held in balance.

Purusha,the Kinetic Energy,Prakriti,the Potential energy and the Sparsa,the initial contact that evolves the Universe.

The Universe is constantly in Motion and is born of Motion.

Which precedes Motion or Sound/Vibration?

Vibration is caused by Sound or is it the other way?

Out of Vibration is born Sound.

Sound is expressed as Language.

Shivas Damaru,Drum represents Vibration and Sound.

His Damaru produced Sanskrit in. The form of Maheswara Sutras.

There are two types of Damaru, Skull Damaru and Chod Damaru.

Shiva's Damaru emits Maheswara Sutras..jpg.
Maheswara Sutras from Shivas’ Damaru

Shiva wears the Moon in its Phase on His head.

Moon is responsible for the activity of the Mind and it has to be controlled by Chitta to realize Self.

The Chitta is on a higher plane of mind.

Shiva’s Trident.

It represents the the three basic tools of performane.

Icha Sakthi,desire to act,

Kriya Sakthi,the Action and 

Gnana Sakthi,the discriminating power to coose action.

Shiva’s Earrings.

These are in the shape of Snakes.

In Yoga,two nadis,the path of Prana are described.

The Ida and Pungala,the breath that passes through the left nostril and through the right respectively.

They have to be equal and in Unison to Realize Self.

Snake around the neck represent the desires that bind us to the world as mill around the neck.

Ganga,the river and Rudraksha of Shiva express the physical tools to purify the body.

  • Om Namasthesthu Bhagavan
  • Visveswaraya Mahadevaya
  • Trayambakayah Tripuranthakaya Trikalagni-kalaya
  • Kalagni-Rudraya Nilakantaya Mrityumjayaya Sarveshwaraya
  • Sadasivaya Sriman Mahadevaya Namah!!

Shiva As One to Eight Thirumandhiram Thirumoolar

To get you know the depth, I am posing on a poem,which forms a part of the Prayer,called Paayiram

Here Thirumoolar describes Shiva from numbers One to Eight.

Each of the statements is pregnant with Tantra and Philosphical meaning

Tamil version of Yoga and Shiva worship differs slightly from the Vedic Worship.

The Vaasi Yoga of Tamil is the root for Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra in the sense  that while Vaasi Yoga addresses the issue of Breath Control directly,Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra goes from the tools to achieve Breath Control.

The Siddhas are like Rishis,Realized Souls,who have revealed texts on Science and Philosophy.

Agastya,Valmiki are Siddhas,according to Tamil literature.

Though there are innumerable Siddhas,Eighteen are considered to be the foremost among them.

For more read my article on Siddhas.

Shiva is considered to be the First Siddha.

One of the great Siddhas,Thirumoolar had written a treatise called ‘Thiru Mandiram” The Auspicious Mantra,where he details the Attributes of Reality in both ways,one Beyond Attributes and the other with the Attributes  ,Nirguna and Saguna Upasna of the Vedas.

I shall write a short note on Thiru Mandhiram  and Thirumoolar in a separate article.

Now following the Tamil Grammar ,Thirumoolar begins with the Prayer,he addresses it to Lord Ganesha and follows it up with prayers to  others ,the Greatness of the  Vedas…….

Then he starts the work,each poem is called Mantra or Mandhiram in Tamil.

To get you know the depth, I am posing on a poem,which forms a part of the Prayer,called Paayiram

Here Thirumoolar describes Shiva from numbers One to Eight.

Each of the statements is pregnant with Tantra and Philosphical meaning.


Shiva as,


The One Reality,Brahman.


Sakthi and Shiva;Kinetic and Potential Energy.


Satva,Rajas and Thamo Guna,(Calm Learned;Dynamic; Docile ,Ignorant and Lazy.


Rig,Yajur,Sama and Atharva Vedas.


Five senses of Perception( Karmendriya),Eyes,Nose,Ears,Mouth and Body; the acts of these senses( Gnanendriya) Five,Seeing,Smelling,Hearing,Tasting and the Tactile sensation;Five Elements,Earth,Water,Fire,Air and Ether(Akasa); One Element Each in Karmendriya and Gnaendriya: One Underlying abstract principle behind each of the Five Elements.

Shiva ,the One who conquered the Five senses


As the Six Tastes, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.


Beyond the Seven Celestial worlds and the Seven Nether worlds,


Aware of His Eight Characteristics,Gunas and is in the world .

The Eight are,


1.Dhaya. Compassion.



Non Jealous.

4.Soucha, Clean in Thought,Words and Deeds.

5.Anaayaasa,Efforless,Easy Attitude.


7.Akaarppanya, The quality to help without being being stingy;the joyful and fighting attitude( Lord Krishna uses this term in the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita,advising him not to be a ‘Krupana)

8.Aspruha. Detachment.

The Tamil text of Thiru Mandhiram

Prayers. 1

ஒன்றவன்தானே இரண்டவன் இன்னருள்
நின்றனன் மூன்றினுள் நான்குணர்ந் தான்ஐந்து
வென்றனன்ஆறு விரிந்தனன் ஏழும்பர்ச்
சென்றனன் தானிருந் தானுணர்ந் தெட்டே






Shivas Tripura Capital of Atlantis?

Vedic Varuna is sometimes thought to be a reflex of the same Proto-Indo-European theonym as Greek Ouranos, based on similarities between both names and the respective gods’ attributes, but no successful derivation has yet been produced that is consistent with known laws of sound change.

Sage Agastya’s wanderings in Lemuria is well known.

It is time for me to start searching for Atlantis,Lemuria and MU in detail as new evidence of emerging city in Antarctica and the finding of an Alloy belonging to Atlantis.

I have written on the Antarctica as the emerging city of Shiva.

Now the news about Atlantis Alloy.

Alloy, which according to Greek legend was mined on the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, has been discovered on a shipwreck which sank off the coast of Sicily 2,600 years ago. Some 47 ingots of ‘orichalcum’ have so far been recovered from the ancient underwater find.

Described as brass-like and made through the reaction of zinc ore, charcoal and copper, the alloy has never before been discovered in such quantity. Uncovered back in 2015, the ingots’ composition was revealed only after analysis using X-ray fluorescence, reported Seeker.

Two Corinthian helmets, believed to have been part of the ship’s defense against pirates, were also discovered at the shipwreck. “Another hypothesis is that they were meant to be an offer to the gods,” according to Sebastiano Tusa, an archaeologist involved in the find and superintendent of the Sea at Palermo.

Orichalcum became legendary through the writings of Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote that the material was mined in Atlantis, where it covered Poseidon’s temple.’


Now to Atlantis.

I have written a few articles on Atlantis,

Tripura Rotating Cities destroyed by Shiva

Atlantis White Island of White skinned

Now references to Atlantis by Plato.

In Plato’s book, Timaeus, a character named Kritias tells an account of Atlantis that has been in his family for generations. According to the character, the story was originally told to his ancestor, Solon, by a priest during Solon’s visit to Egypt.

There had been a powerful empire located to the west of the “Pillars of Hercules” (what we now call the Straight of Gibraltar) on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. The nation there had been established by Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Poseidon fathered five sets of twins on the island. The firstborn, Atlas, had the continent and the surrounding ocean named for him. Poseidon divided the land into ten sections, each to be ruled by a son, or his heirs.

The capital city of Atlantis was a marvel of architecture and engineering. The city was composed of a series of concentric walls and canals. At the very center was a hill, and on top of the hill a temple to Poseidon. Inside was a gold statue of the God of the Sea showing him driving six winged horses.

About 9000 years before the time of Plato, after the people of Atlantis became corrupt and greedy, the gods decided to destroy them. A violent earthquake shook the land, giant waves rolled over the shores, and the island sank into the sea, never to be seen again.  ( )

Now to what Indian scriptures say on this.

The Vishnu Purana, one of the oldest of the Hindu Puranas, speaks of “Atala, the White Island,” one of the seven dwipas (islands) belonging to Patala (Book II, chaps. i, ii, and iii). This ancient text locates Atala geographically on the seventh (heat, or climate) zone, which according to Francis Wilford (the translator) is 24 to 28 degrees north latitude, putting it in the same latitude as the Canary Islands just off the North African coast. Col. Wilford rightly calls Atala, “Atlantis, the White Island”. (Wilford, 1808)

At least one “authority” has attempted to identify Atala with Italy, but Italy is not an island. Also, Italy is 38 to 45 degrees north latitude. Finally, I fail to see any possibility that the “Western Ocean,” mentioned in the texts as its location, could be the Mediterranean Sea when the Karna Parva of the Mahabharata clearly describes Africa as comprising that ocean’s eastern shoreline—placing that body of water clearly to the west of Africa

Another non-Sanskrit scholar implies that Atala might be one of the well-known northern lands, such as Iceland or Greenland, and that the epithet “White Island” refers to its being covered with snow the majority of the time—even the mythological Hyperborea has been suggested. This does not appear to be the case.

Atala and Sveta Dwipa (“White Island”) are not the only names for Atlantis in Sankrit lore. Another name, Saka Dwipa, is used just as often in the Puranas; and according to the Sanskrit Dictionary (1974), Saka Dwipa means “island of fair skinned people.” It is therefore quite possible that “white” refers to the skin color of its inhabitants, rather than to the dominant color of the island—although it should not be assumed that all Atlanteans were white-skinned.

The terms “Atala” and “White Island” are used also by the Bhavishya Purana (4th cent. B.C.). Here it is stated that Samba, having built a temple dedicated to Surya (the Sun), made a journey to Saka Dwipa, located “beyond the salt water” looking for the Magas (magicians), worshippers of the Sun. He is directed in his journey by Suryahimself (i.e., journeys west following the Sun), riding upon Garuda (the flying vehicle of Krishna and Vishnu) he lands at last among the Magas.

The Mahabharata (circa. 600 B.C.) also refers to “Atala, the White Island”, which is described as an “island of great splendour.” It continues: “The men that inhabit that island have complexions as white as the rays of the Moon and they are devoted to Narayana . . . Indeed, the denizens of White Island believe and worship only one God.” (Santi Parva, Section CCCXXXVII)‘…

The Santi Parva also describes Atala as being inhabited by white men who never have to sleep or eat. (Ibid.) Interestingly enough, the Greek historian Herodotus (450 B.C.) describes a tribe of Atlanteans who “never dream and eat no living thing”. (History, Book IV) Can this be coincidence? And just as the god Poseidon is very much involved in the Atlantis story, likewise in the Sanskrit accounts we find Varuna (the Hindu Poseidon) very much involved in Atala.

In other words, Atala, the White Island is remarkably similar to Plato’s Atlantis, even down to its circular capital city, Tripura! Tripura is made in three concentric parts, just as Plato’s Metropolis is divided into three parts by concentric canals. During the war of the gods and Asuras, the wicked cities of the Asuras began to fall, one by one, amidst loud cries of woe: “Burning those Asuras, he [the hero] threw them down into the Western ocean” (Karna Parva, Section XXXIV).

Concerning the “concentric arrangment” of Tripura, a recent archeological discovery of a fortified palace in Bactria, India, known as Dashly-3, turned out to be a concentric 3-ringed structure of the “tripura type”. [Their words, not mine.] The archaeologists, excavating under the auspices of the Archaeological Departments of Pakistan and India (Mahadevan, 15), also state that the Dasyas, the builders of Dashly-3, were “Asura-worshippers”.

In the Surya Siddhanta, an ancient Sanskrit text on astronomy, the translator (W. D. Whitney, 1860) mentions an “island” (dwipa) called Jambu Dwipa, surrounded by rings of alternating land and water. I am tempted to equate Jambu Dwipa with the Atlantean capital, which Plato describes as surrounded by circular canals, “making alternate zones of sea and land” (Critias)…’

Source :my article Atlas White Island, Link provided above.

To Varuna of Hinduism ,who has an an uncanny resemblance to Atlantis Deities,especially Poseidon.

Varuna’s son, Daksasavarni, is the ninth Manu.

By the semen of Varuna, the great mystic Valmiki took birth from an anthill.

Bhrgu and Valmiki were specific sons of Varuna, whereas Agastya and Vasistha Rsis were the common sons of Varuna and Mitra, the tenth son of Aditi.

Vedic Varuna is sometimes thought to be a reflex of the same Proto-Indo-European theonym as Greek Ouranos, based on similarities between both names and the respective gods’ attributes, but no successful derivation has yet been produced that is consistent with known laws of sound change.

Sage Agastya’s wanderings in Lemuria is well known.

Sage Vasishta,had in all probability accompanied Shiva and Ganesha when they left Indian shores because of a Tsunami,the same time when Satyavrata Manu left for Ayodhya.

The above mentioned facts and Shiva presence from Saudi Arabia,Syria,Lebanon and the matching description of Tripura in Atlantis and in Indian texts compel me to postulate that  Tripura was the capital of Atlantis.

One may recall that the Sumerians called Ayodhya ,their Capital!

As to the location of Atlantis and Tripura as found in Indian texts, I shall write.




Shiva Tribes In Kabul To Kaveri

With the available evidence now,Shiva tribes seem to have been in


Near Chittore,Rajasthan,

Near Yamuna river and near

River Kaveri

The Shiva Cult in the south oh Vindhya Mountains,Dravida Desa preceded Shiva worship in the Vedic period.

1 Shiva is hardly mentioned by name in the Vedas,although He is mentioned in Sreerudram as ”nama Sivaayaca, Sivadharaayaca’

2.Shiva is mentioned copiously in all the ancient Tamil Classics.

3.While Shiva legends of the North deal only with his marriage with Uma,Sati’s death , the subsequent Unmatha of Shiva and the scattering of Devi’s body ,which are worshiped as 108 Shakti Peetas.

3.Though Daksha’s Yagnya,his fight with Shiva is referred to in the North Indian Traditions,more details of this incident is found in the literature of South.

4.Daksha, to avoid Shiva’s wrath,hid in Antarctica.

5.Daksha Yagnya Temple is in Kerala.

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Shiva Linga

6.Shiva is praised as A Hunter,Kirata,in Srirudram.

7.Kirata Shiva Temple is in Kerala.

8.Arjuna fought with Shiva in the south to obtain Pasupathastra.

9.Parashurama,an Avatar of Vishnu worshiped Shiva in South.

10.Karna studied under Parashurama in the South.

11.The earliest mountain temple of Shiva,Thiruvannamalai is in Tamil Nadu.

12.Jwalapuram,Cuddapah district,Andhra,Nataraja Temple is 72,000 years old.

13.Thiruvannamalai,Tamil Nadu is dated at 3.94 Billion years.

14.Temple where Shiva drank the Halakala poison is in Suruttupalli,border between Andhra(is it Telengana now?).

15.One Tamil king built 108 Shiva temples on the banks of River Kaveri,starting from Srirangapatna near Mysore,Karnataka to Thiruvanaikkaval,Tamil Nadu.

16.Some of these kings date back to Ramayana period,Perunchotru Udiyan Nedun Cheralaathan being one,Kochchenganaan,the other.And there are many more.

17.Shiva,as Chokkanatha,married Devi Meenakshi at Madurai.

18.Meenakshi’s father Malayathdwaja Pandya fought on the side of Pandavas during Mahabhartha Battle.

19.Shiva’s temples in all His aspects,Satyojaatham,Tatpurusham,Eesaanam,Vamadevam and Agoram are found in the south.

20.Shiva founded the Tamil language.

21.Sage Agastya,who is a link between north and south settled down in Podhigai range,Tamil Nadu.

22. Shiva,Agastya and Valmiki,who wrote Ramayana were Siddhas,Realized souls,Shiva being the First,Adi Yogi.

23.Satyavrata Manu was a king of Dravida desa.

24.Rama’s ancestor Sivi/Sibi built a temple for Vishnu as Punadarikaksha at Thiruvellarai near Sri Rangam

25. Tamil Chola kings belong to Ikshvaku dynasty.

26.The Yoga system of the Siddhas of south is based on Vaasi yoga and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra came later and it is a tool to practice Vaasi Yoga(please read my article on Vaasi Yoga)

I have written detailed article on each of the points mentioned in this article.

You may find them under Hinduism Category or Google search term ramanan50.

So it appears that Shiva and His people/tribe were distributed throughout India.

They were also present throughout the world.

With the available evidence now,Shiva tribes seem to have been in


Near Chittore,Rajasthan,

Near Yamuna river and near

River Kaveri

I may add that the ancient landmass was different from what it is now and places mentioned in South India were a part of Lemuria,others in Ikshvaku And Uighur Kingdoms.

‘It appears likely that the Sivis originally lived in north of river Kabol in remote antiquity, from where sections of them moved southwards in later times and settled in what is called Seva around Bolan Pass, which region was known as Sivistan till recently. Pāṇini also mentions a place called Sivapura which he includes in the Udichya (northern) division of Ancient India and which is identified by some scholars with Sibipura of the Shorkot Inscriptions edited by Vogel. The southerly movement of the Sivis is also evidenced from their other settlement called Usinara near Yamuna, ruled by Sivi king called Usinara.[31] Sivis also are attested to have one settlement in Sind, another one in Madhyamika (Tambavati Nagri) near Chittore (in Rajputana) and yet another one on the Dasa Kumara-chrita on the banks of the Kaveri in southern India (Karnataka/Tamil Nadu).’

Reference and Citation.

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