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Monday, 23 September 2013
INDIA & SOUTH AMERICA - ANCIENT WORLD
MAP & THE RAMAYANA CONNECTION
In today's world we are conditioned to look at the world
'north side up' but there really is no up or down.
In Valmiki Ramayana when Sugriva describes the route to
the 'vanaras' headed east in search of the abducted Sita, he
tells them that after reaching Shalmali Dvipa (identified as
Australia), and further after crossing 5 oceans, they will
reach a land where they will see 'Ananta' - , the celestial
serpent balancing the world on its head.
The other view of the world. India at the centre of a land mass.
The Puranas say that 'Jambhudvipa' (Bharata) is at the centre of the world.
South America is the Celestial Snake 'Ananta' described in the
Ramayana and the Puranans. With a '1000 heads and a narrow tail',
it supports the world on its head from 'Patala' (the world under).
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Sugriva then directs the Vanaras to head northwards
(towards Peru). He tells them that from the sea is visible a
'three branched golden palm tree' engraved on a mountain.
That, Sugriva tells them, is the pointer that they have
reached the 'Udaya' (Andes) mountains.
On route from Chile to Peru is Mt. Parinacota. The
'vanaras' must then have seen Mt. Parina-cota from the
coast of Chile, its summit is at a height of 20,000 feet.
'Kuta'(

) is Sanskrit for 'mountain'. The Ramayana also


names a lake by the name 'Sudarshana'.
The ancient shining Paracas (Prakash)Trident of Peru
The Puranas describe the 'Trident' engraved on a mountain as the
'Vajra' of Indra. The Ramayana describes it as the 'three branched golden
palm tree' engraved on the 'Udaya' (Andes) mountains.
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In the ancient Ayanmara language 'Parin' means 'flamingo'
and 'cote' means a' lake' . In Sanskrit 'Parnin' ( ) means
'winged' or 'with plumes', 'kuta' (

) means 'mountain'.
Hence, the Sanskrit 'kuta' is more appropriate and explains
the word 'cote' better than Ayanmara where it means
'lake'.
Could the name 'Chungara' be derived from the Sanskrit
'Sudarshana' - the lake that Valmiki describes in the
Ramayana. Lake Chungaro is a scenic lake located at a
height of about 4600 meters. It is the 29th highest lake in
the world. In literal Sanskrit 'Sudarshan' means 'good to
look at' or 'beautiful'. (Another lake that the Ramayana
designates as 'Sudarshan' is one that it says is locatedin
Shalmali Dvipa. As per ancient Indian texts Shalmali Dvipa
includes Australia and New Zealand.
Other places in Chile which may have names of Sanskrit
origins in forgotten antiquity include the River Salila. 'Salila'
means 'water'. The tribe that populated the tip of South
America called themselves the 'yamana'. 'Yaman' () is
Parincota (Parinkuta) on the Chungara Lake inChile, South America.
'Kuta' is Sanskrit for 'mountain'. 'Parina' has many meanings
in Sanskrit including 'abundance'. 'Pakshin' means 'bird'.
The Ramayana mentions a lake described
as 'Sudarshana' (Beautiful) in the region.
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the name of a Hindu God. 'Yamuna' () is the name of a
major river in India.
In the Ramayana, Sage valmiki writes that what is inland
beyond the Udaya (Andes) is not known, except that it was
frequented and inhabited by the 'celestials'. The
'vanaras' headed east from India reach Chile
and Peru. They return from the Andes, never
crossing the Andes mountain range.
Saturday, 21 September 2013
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, GUATEMALA & INTI RAYMI
FESTIVAL, PERU - THE RAMAYANA
CONNECTION
Sir William Jones (1744 - 1794) states in his papers
published by the the Asiatic Society that the Incan festival
'Rama-Sitva' celebrated on the Winter Solstice Day gets its
name from the Hindu God King, Sri Rama and his wife,
Goddess Sita. The Winter Solstice Day is celebrated in
June in Peru. (Peru lies in the southern Hemisphere and
the winter solstice day falls in June).
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The festival that William Jones referred to as 'Rama Sitva'
is also known as 'Inti-Raymi'. It is said that the name 'Inti
Raymi' comes from the ancient South American Quechua
language and means 'resurrection of the sun'. According to
Incan mythology, Inti was the Sun god, son of Vira-
cocha(- ), creator of civilization. In the Hindu tradition
Virochana () is the name for 'Sun' and also 'Sun God'.
As an adjective 'virochana' in Sanskrit means 'illuminating',
'brightening' or 'shining'.
But are there any historical (often dismissed as
mythological) pointers that connect Guatemala and Peru to
India. There are of course many ancient Peruvian sites that
are known to derive their names from Sanskrit (discussed
elsewhere on this blog site). Also many historical and
archaeological facts have emerged since the time of Sir
William Jones that establish the connection between the
Incan civilizations of South America and India.
One of the most remarkable finds has been the deciphering
of what is the archaeological sculpture 'Panel 3 of Piedras
Negras' in Guatemala.
Panel No. 3 of Piedras Negras, Guatemala,depicts the coronation of the 'Hero
Twins' of 'Popul Voh'. Their story has a remarkable likeness to the story of
'Luv and Kush', the twins of 'Ramayana'. In the panel, the two young boys
on the right could be 'Luv' and 'Kush'. In the centre is Sri Rama.
On the left are Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrugna.
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Scholars generally accept that this glyph is a
representation of Yax Balam (or Xbalanqu, one of the
Hero Twins) from the Popol Vuh. Popol Vuh (Book of
Community) is a corpus of historical narratives of the
ancient Incan kingdoms of Guatemala and its surrounding
areas, and as is customary, this narrative too is dismissed
as myth by mainline historians.
Popul Voh features among other stories, description of the
'creation of the world', a description of the 'great flood', the
epic tales of the Hero Twins named Hunahpu and
Xbalanque, and the genealogies of the God Kings of
ancient lands that include present day Guatemala, Peru,
Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia and Belize. To those who have
read the Indian Epic Valmiki Ramayana, the above
mentioned list of descriptions and stories are the same as
that contained in Book-I (Bala Kanda) of the Ramayana.
In the context of the Popul Voh, the text in Panel No. 3 of
Piedras Negras has been interpreted as the depiction of the
throne accession or coronation ceremony of the Hero
Twins, the description of the palace and those attending
the ceremony. For more on the interpretation of the text
inscribed on the many sculpture panels of Piedras Negras
click here.
The Ramayana however sheds more light. If we were to
interpret 'Piedras Negras Panel No. 3' as the depiction of
the coronation of the Hero Twins, the twins of Popul Voh
might just be the equivalent of Luva & Kush of the
Ramayana. On the panel (see picture above) they can be
identified as the two young boys standing on the right hand
side. Just behind them are seen two lady attendants. In the
centre, seated on the throne is Sri Rama, and on the left
hand side are three men, identified as Lakshman with
folded arms, with Bharat in the centre and Shatrugana on
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the outer-left.
This interpretation gets credence from the fact that there
are other indicators that point to the fact that in ancient
times, there was contact between India and the ancient
civilizations of South America.
Ancient Indian texts have mapped the world from different
perspectives. For example, the Bramha Purana describes
the world geography from the perspective of the four
directions. It says that the world is divided into seven
islands (continents) divided by seven seas. One of the
islands is Jambudvipa (India) which is at the center. To the
east of Jambudvipa is Ketumala, to the north is Uttarakuru,
to the west lies Bhadravarsha and to the south lies
Ramyakavarsha.
Many scholars have identified 'Ketumala' with Guatemala.
Though the sceptics do not accept this argument, but it is a
fact that a place by the name 'Ketumala', spelled
'Chetumala' does exist in Mexico today. The Vishnu Purana
mentions that Ketumala is situated to the far west of
Jambudvipa.
The Bramha Purana also describes the world in terms of
'above the surface' and the 'world under' called 'Patala' that
is present day South America.
In the Ramayana, Goddess Sita is said to be 'Dharti Putri'
born of 'Mother Earth', and, as the story of Ramayana
closes, Sita returns to the fold of 'Mother Earth'. It may just
have been that Sita belonged to 'Patala' which was
interpreted as 'world under', but really pointed towards the
mighty kingdoms of the ancient South America.
In fact in the Ramayana, there is a host of indicators that
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point towards a connection with Peru and its neighbouring
countries. The most remarkable of this is Sugriva's
description of the route map to the 'vanara commando
brigade' going east from India. They go far enough in the
eastern direction, crossing oceans and reaching all the way
to the 'Udaya' (identified as the Andes) mountains via
'Shalmali Dvipa' (Australia). For more on the 'vanara route'
from 'New Zeland to Peru' click here. For more on the
'vanara route' from India to Australia click here. The
account of this route as described in the Valmiki Ramayana
is fascinating. Fascinating!
Then there is the ancient 'Howler Monkey God' sculpture of
Copan in Honduras. This sculpture has been equated with
the Hindu God Hanuman.
Ancient 'Monkey God' Sculpture
Copan, Hondurus.
Because of his stance and the mace
in his hand, he has been equated with
Sri Hanuman of Ramayana
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Coming back to the Incan God Vira-cocha and the Vedic
Sun God Virochana, there is an interesting story in the
Bhagwat Purana that indicates that the story of Vira-cocha
and Virochana might be two different versions of the life-
story of the same entity, albeit with some discrepancies.
Many scholars regard the Incan God Vira-Cocha the
equivalent of the Vedic Lord Indra. The myths and stories
about the two are close. Vira-cocha is the 'King of Gods'
just as Lord Indra is. Vira-cocha also wields the
'Thunderbolt', like Indra does.
In the Bhagwat Purana there is a very interesting link
between Lord Indra and an 'asura' by the name Virochana,
the son of Prahalad and the father of Bali. In short, the story
goes that both Indra and Virochana vie with each other to
impress Brahma with their knowledge about 'Atman' or
'Supreme Consciousness'. Bramha promises to grant
control of the universe to the one who proves his
knowledge about 'Atman'. Could Virochana the son of
Prahalad mentioned in the Bhagwat Purana be the 'Vira-
cocha' of the Peruvians. Could the lightening rod of the
Peruvian 'Vira-cocha' be the 'Vajra' of Indra. Who finally
wins control in the story depends on which version one
reads. In Indian texts it is Indra who establishes control
Sri Hanuman
Notice that the stance and the mace
are the same in the Copan Monkey God Sculpture
as Sri Hanuman.
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which is passed on to him by Brahma.
The son of Virochana who is named 'Bali' is killed by his
own brother 'Sugriva'. Sugriva and Bali are 'monkey gods'.
What is interesting is that in the Ramayana it is Sugriva
who is shown as being well versed with the global map and
it is he who directs the 'vanaras' (monkey commandos) in
all directions, including the brigade that travels right upto
the 'Udaya' (Andes) mountains in search of Sita. The
Hondurus Monkey-God sculpture of Copan is therefore no
surprise.
Earlier blogs on this site have discussed the details about
the Paracas Trident of Peru and its connection to the
Ramayana. Click here and here for more on this subject.
Suggested Links:
1. The Puranas
2. A brief History of Piedras Negras
3. Flying Machines from Valmiki Ramayana
Monday, 16 September 2013
PUMA PUNKU, BOLIVIA - THE SANSKRIT
CONNECTION
Puma Punku also called 'Puma Pumku' or 'Puma Punchu', is
part of a large temple complex at Tiwanaku (Tiahuanacu) in
Bolivia. In the Native American Aymara language , 'Puma
Punku' means, 'The Door of the Puma (Lion)'.
Here is a look at the name 'Puma Punku' through the
Sanskrit lens. If we were to look at the names of other
ancient observatories that measure solstices in Peru and
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Boliva such as 'Sacsay-huaman' and 'Inti-huatana' we find
that the words 'huaman' and 'huatana' are probably
distortions of the same word. What might that word be?
In Sanskrit 'ayana' () is the word for 'solstice'. 'Ayana'
also means 'half year' or 'precession (of the equinox)'.
'Hayana' () means 'that which repeats every year' in
the context of astronomy. It is quite possible that the
Sanskrit 'hayana' that distorts to 'huaman' in 'Sacsay-
huaman' and to 'huatana' in 'Inti-huatana', shows up as
'puman' instead of 'huaman' or 'hayana' in the name 'Puman
Punchu'. For more on the Sanskrit connection to the name
'Sacsay-huaman' click here and for the Sanskrit connection
to the name 'Inti-huatana' click here. The Sanskrit word
'hayana' occurs as 'huayana' in yet another name of an
ancient observatory of Peru - 'Huayana Picchu' (located
close to the more famous 'Macchu Picchu). Click here to
read about Huayana Picchu and its links to Sanskrit.
What about the Sanskrit connection to 'Punku' or 'Panchu'
then. A close cognate of 'Panchu' is 'Pancha' (5). 'Pancha'
has many meanings in Sanskrit - the most common is 'five',
but 'pancha' also means 'measure'. In fact the Vedic
calender is known as 'panchanga' (5) . The
'panchanga' measures the movement of the sun and moon.
The literal translation of 'pancha is 'five' and 'anga' () is
part. In a calender, 'pancha' refers to the five measures of
time - the lunar day of a waxing or waning moon fortnight
(tithi), day of the week (vara), lunar mansion (nakshatra),
luni-solar day (yoga) and half -lunar day (karana).
In the ancient Vedic calenders of India, which are used
commonly in India even today, the name 'Pancha' occurs
repeatedly. A lunar fortnight (15 days of waxing moon, or
15 days of waning moon) is known as Paksha, but is also
referred to as 'Panchadasa' (5) ['Pancha' = 5, 'dasa' =
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10] meaning 'Fifteen'.
If Puma Punku is an observatory which measures the
'solstices', then its name may well be a distortion of words
related to the Sanskrit 'hayana' and 'panchanga'. In fact the
temple of Kalasasaya in Puma Punku is also a stone-
calender that is aligned with the solstices. It is not
surprising that here too there is a Sanskrit connection -
'Kala' )means 'time'.For more on this click here.
So where might the link to the Ayamara 'Door of the Lion'
translation of 'Puma Punku' have evolved from. In Sanskrit
Lord Shiva is known as 'Pancha-anana' (5) or 'Five-
Faced'- where four of the five faces represent, the four
directions, and, one face points towards the sky. However
what is interesting is that 'Pancha-anana' also means 'Lion'
in Sanskrit, which connects it to the Ayanmara meaning of
'Puma Punku'. The 'lion' is known by many other names in
Sanskrit were the word 'pancha' repeatedly occurs -
namely Pancha-Mukha (5), Pancha-nakha (5),
Panchasya (5T), Panchavaktra (54), and
Panchashikha (5). Other cognates such as
Palamkasha () also meaning 'lion'.
Puma Punku
Solistice Observation Point
Courtesy: http://subharanjangupta.wordpress.com
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The other structures in the complex are named 'Kala-
sasaya', 'Akapana', 'Keri-kala' etc. discussed elsewhere on
this blogsite.
Suggested Links:
1. Macchu Picchu - The Sanskrit Connection
2. The Sun Temple of KoriKancha - The Sanskrit Connection
3. Chankillo and Huayana Piccha, Peru - The Sanskrit Connection
4. Ollantaytambo, Peru - The Sanskrit Connection
5. The Paracas Trident, Peru - The Sanskrit Connection
6. The Temple of Araqhama, Peru -The Sanskrit Connection
7. Ayamara Language
8. The Unsolved Mysteries of Puma Punku
The Face on the Gateway of the Sun
at Puma Punku
The face has been interpreted both as the Sun and Lion
Sunday, 15 September 2013
'SERENDIPITY' - THE SANSKRIT CONNECTION,
AND MORE...
Horace Walpole (1717-1797) first used the word
'serendipity' in the English language in a letter dated 28th
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January 1754 to Horace Mann. Walpole said that he had
formed the word from a Persian Fairy Tale called 'The
Three Princes of Serendip'. The hero of the book was
constantly making discoveries 'by accident and sagacity
and chancing upon things they were not in quest of' and
Warpole's word 'serendipity' entered the dictionary with
this meaning.
The Three Princes of Serendip, is a tale concerning the
deductive powers of the sons of the philosopher-king of
Serendip. The tale 'Three Princes of Serendip' was
published in Venice in 1557 by an enterprising printer
called Michele Tramezzino. Richard Boyle who reviewed a
sociological paper by the name 'The Travels and
Adventures of Seredipity' written by Robert K. Merton and
Elinor Barber says, "When Horace Walpole committed the
word serendipity to paper Tramezzino was himself the
compiler of the various tales, which were probably of
ancient origin, mostly Indian", hence indicating the Persian
tale 'The Three Princes of Svarnadvipa' also had an Indian
origin. And sure enough 'The three Prices of Svarnadvipa'
has a the Panchatantra kind of twist to the story. To read a
gist of the story click and scroll down on the page here.
Etymological dictionaries accept that the name 'Serendip'
stems from the Sanskrit 'Svarnadvipa' ( q), meaning
the 'Golden Island', an old name for Sri Lanka. The Arabs
'Svarnadvipa' pronounced it as Sarandib. (Some trace the
etymology of serendipity to Sanskrit 'Simhadvipa' which
literally translates to 'Island of Lions').
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Serendipity! The meaning of the word has however since
changed to 'a pleasant accident' from its original meaning.
It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of
a target you didn't even know you were aiming for. Lois
McMaster Bujold.
Suggested links:
1. Serendipity- How the Vogue word became Vague
2. The Three Prices of Suvrnadvipa
Sri Lanka came to be known as 'Suvarnadvipa' (Golden Island)
from which the word 'Serendipity' is derived. In ancient Hindu scriptures
Sri Lanka was known as 'Suvarna Lanka' (Golden Lanka).
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
SRI RAMA'S BIRTH DATE AND NASA'S
PLANETARIUM SOFTWARE
This blog in no manner claims that the birth of Sri Rama
occurred on the date that has been calculated by the
Planetarium Software of NASA. But this blog does uphold
the view that Sri Rama could not have been born on any
date later than that calculated by Planetarium Software.
Here's why.
According to Valmiki Ramayana, Sri Rama was born on the
9th day or the ninth tithi, also known as Navami, of the
waxing moon fortnight, otherwise known as 'Shukla Paksh',
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in the month of Chaitra, sometime in antiquity.
The other pointers to the planetary positions at the time of
Sri Rama's birth in Valmiki Ramayana are that Sri Ram's
birth ascendant was Cancer, the day was advancing which
indicates that the birth happened between 12 noon and 1
pm, that five of the seven planets were exalted.It also says
that Moon was placed with Jupiter. In saying that the
presiding deity is Aditi, Rishi Valmiki indicates that Sri
Rama was born in the Punarvasu Nakshatra.
This also indicates that Moon had to be located between 0
degrees to 3.20 degrees of Cancer, since it is only between
0-3'20 degrees of Cancer, when Moon is associated with
Cancer in the Punarvasu Nakshatra.
In one shot Rishi Valmiki describes all the planetary
positions we need to calculate Sri Rama's birth chart. Here
is the verse from Valmiki Ramayana:
7 |
q || --
4H T 7 T |
0 I 4 || --
9q T

|
F H || --*
By deduction we also know that Sun was in Aries, Mars in
Capricorn, Jupiter in Cancer, Venus in Pisces and Saturn in
Libra. Sun and Venus are always within 47 degrees of each
other and that condition is fulfilled if Sun is in Aries and
Venus is in Pisces. If Sun and Venus are exalted, Mercury
cannot be exalted because Mercury is always within 28
degrees of the Sun. Is Sun is in Aries, Mercury cannot be in
its exaltation sign Virgo. Aries and Virgo are too far apart.
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Since Moon and Jupiter are together in Cancer in the first
house or ascendant, it caused one of the best forms of Gaj
Kesari Yoga. Jupiter is exalted, and Moon is in its own sign
in Cancer. What could be better than that! And five exalted
planets made him an divine, an emperor who's fame has
refused to fade away. But we are looking at Lord Rama's
planetary positions here from a point of view of astronomy,
and not astrology! Though both are intricately tied up with
one another!!
This planetary data was fed into the Planetarium Software,
a software which is now declassified, (it was earlier not
available to public) and was used by NASA to calculate the
exact position of planets for any given date - past, present
or future, within a limit (unknown). The closest date from
today into the past, for which the planetary data of Lord
Rama's birth fits in, is 10th January, 5114 BC. Since then
this combination has never occurred in the skies which
implies Sri Ram was born no later than 5114 BC.
On January 10th 5114 BC, Sun is exalted in Aries, exalted Jupiter and Moon
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So why does Sri Ram's birth in 5114 BC fall in the month of
January and not in March-April as it does in today. In other
words why does lunar month Chaitra coincide with March-
April and not with January as it did in 5114 BC. This is due
to the shift in the precession of the equinox.
A note on the Shift of the Precession of the Equinox: The
positions of the Equinoxes move westward along the
ecliptic compared to the fixed stars on the celestial sphere.
This annual motion is about 1 degree every 71.6 years. A
complete Precession cycle covers a period of 25,765 (71.6 *
360) years, during which time the equinox regresses over
360. This journey over 25,765 years covers the 12 zodiacs
of the sky so that the sun rises on the vernal equinox in the
same zodiac for about 2,150 years.
Today, the Sun rises in the background of Pisces on the
vernal equinox. We are almost at the end of this cycle, the
Sun will rise in the background of Aquarius from 2150 AD
onward. 2150 years back (calculated from 2150 AD) that is
from 1 AD to 2150 BC, the Sun rose with Aries in the
background of vernal equinox, another 2150 years before
that , that is, 4300-2151 BC,in Taurus and from 6450 - 4300
BC in Gemini! This almost 4 sign shift in the precession of
the equinox accounts for the roughly 4- month shift from
January to April in Sri Ram's birth day month of Chaitra.
But one cannot jump to any conclusions with the results of
this calculation. To prove exactly when Sri Rama walked
the earth in a human avatar all other details mentioned by
Valmiki must be analysed.
One such detail is the mention of the four-tusked elephant
are in Gaj Kesari Yoga in Cancer, Saturn is exalted in Libra,
Mars is exalted in Capricorn, Venus is exalted in Pisces,
but Mercury is debilitated in Pisces.
Calculations as per the Planetarium Software
Courtesy: Hindu Traditions weblog
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that Sri Hanuman sees at Ravana's palace at Lanka. The
four-tusked elephant lived from 12 million to 1.6 million
ago when it became extinct.
Given this time frame, measuring the antiquity of the
Ramayana in terms of the 'yugas' that the Rishis
have mentioned is far more scientific than the few
thousand years we are allowed to think by mainline
historians.And to pass off facts, only because they are
beyond our comprehension, as myths is the biggest
disservice that we do to our own history.
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* Translation of the verses:
tataH yaj~ne samaapte = then, ritual, on completion;
R^ituuNaam SaT sam atyayuH = seasons, six, well, passed by;
tataH = then; dvaadashe maase = in twelfth, month;
chaitre naavamike tithau = chaitra month , ninth, day;
nakshatre aditi daivatye = star of the day [Punarvasu,] whose presiding deity is
aditi;
panchasu graheSu swa uccha samstheshu = of five, planets, in their own, highest,
positions - in their own ucCha sthAna-s in their own exalted positions - meSha,
Research and studies are going on around the world on
the extinct four-tusked elephant
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makara, karkaTa, mIna, tula - rAshI-s;
chandra yukta guru karkaTa lagne proudyamane;
karkaTe lagne = in Cancer [of Zodiac];
vaak patiH= when Speech's, Lord [Jupiter];
indunaa saha = Moon, along with;
pra udyamane = advancing daytime
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Monday, 9 September 2013
THE COSMIC DANCE OF SHIVA AND THE BIRTH
OF SANSKRIT
Dr Fritjof Capra, an eminent American Physicist, who wrote
the book 'The Tao of Physics' in 1975, connects the
rhythmic pulsation of the subatomic particle with the
Cosmic dance of Lord Shiva. He says, Every subatomic
particle not only performs an energy dance, but also is an
energy dance, a pulsating process of creation and
destruction, without end. For the modern physicists, then
Shiva's dance is the dance of subatomic matter...... Modern
physics pictures matter, not as passive and inert, but as
continuously dancing and vibrating. This is very much like
the Eastern mystics description of the world. Both
emphasize that the universe has to be grasped dynamically.
It structures are not static, rigid ones, but should be seen in
terms of dynamic equilibrium.
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Lord Shiva performs the Tandava Nritya (

) which
is a divine dance. Rudra Tandava is described as a
vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation,
preservation and dissolution. The Rudra Tandava marks the
destruction of one cycle of creation followed by the
beginning of a new cycle.

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At the end of His Cosmic Dance,
Shiva, the Lord of Dance,
with a view to bless the sages Sanaka and so on,
played on His Damaru fourteen times,
from which emerged the following fourteen Sutras,
known as Shiva Sutras or Maheshwara Sutras.
The new beginning is marked by Shiva playing his 'damru'
from which the first sounds appear in the newly born
universe. The sound is popularly known as Maheshwara
Sutra. Amazingly the fourteen verses of Maheshwara
Sutrathat emanate from Shiva's Damru at the beginning of
the new cycle of Creation are also the phonemes of the
Sanskrit language. A phoneme is a basic unit of a
language's phonology, which is combined with other
The Cosmic Dance of Shiva
Statue presented by Indian Government in June 2004 to
CERN (European Centre for Research in Particle Physics), Geneva, Switzerland
CERN is the seat of the Hadron Collider
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phonemes to form meaningful units such as words.
Thus, as per the Rig Veda, the Maheshwara Sutra is the first
organized sound on earth. To listen to it click here.
Hence, it is believed that the sound of Sanskrit words and
the science of Sanskrit grammar (much like mathematics)
has existed eternally. The ancient Vedic grammarians
Panini, Katyayana and many more conceived and
visualized Sanskrit grammar and merely re-established the
revealed knowledge in their treatises.
The mouth of the Hadron Collider, Geneva
An Interpretation
Courtesy: 'AboveTopSecrets.com'
Saturday, 7 September 2013
EMERALD - THE SANSKRIT CONNECTION
It is very rare for Western writers to trace the origin of an
English word directly to Sanskrit, except if it is a word that
is linked to New Age beliefs or Yoga. Examples of such
words include Chakra, mandala, nirvana, pundit etc.
The Dictionary of Gems and Gemology. (Springer, 2005
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(2nd), says on page 879, "Emerald in Sanskrit is called
smarakata or marakata. .... The Greek name 'smaragdos' is a
corruption of the Sanskrit smarakata. From Greek word
smaragdos with the time, language and country derived the
term esmerauld, esmaragd and emerald. The alteration from
Sanskrit-Iranian (s)marakata-zumurrud to smaragdos-
emerald suggests a common origin, because the name and
gem have been imported together from Izumrud in Scythian
or Bactria." Manutchehr-Danai, M. (Dr. Mohsen).
In the Manx Missecellenis containing The Emerald Vernicle
of the Vatican (extracted from The Archaeological Journal,
Volume 27, 1870) we find that the author C.W King writes,
"Smaragdus, which is itself a corruption of the Sanscrit
'Smarakata', the gem of this name having been imported
from Bachtria into Europe by the Traders of that race."
More on the subject of Gems:
1. Topaz - The Sanskrit Connection
2. Diamond - The Sanskrit Connection
Other Suggested Links:
1. Katyayana's Sarvanukramani
2. Kautilya's Arthashastra in the Light of rnodern science & technology
3.The Emerald Vernicle of the Vatican
4. Personal & Geographical Names in the Gupta Inscriptions