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The Goddess

her eternal symbols and her love for men

Thanks  and credits   to Barbara G. Walker

Trinity

 The three principles of the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva symbols creating, preserving and destroying of the human body.
Astrologers call this three principles
cardinal, fix and mutable since thousands of years. 
The principles have as well a male aspect as also a female aspect.
In many Hindu representations the sex of both of the three gods can be found.


 
Shiva


 
Shiva

 

 Shiva
Shiva is the god of destroying but also the god of 'fertility'

Shiva
His symbol is the Lingam or Phallus
 

The symbolic meaning of Shiva is preserved in the Hebrew Genesis, where the Lingam has changed to the 'Tree of life'  and the symbol of fertility  - 'that was gives live' - has changed to Chavvah = { khav-vaw } = 'EVA' ='EVE' = 'Live giver' .   Shiva = 'SCHI-WAH''.  


The three female aspects of deities have many names and are mentioned often in connection with the male deities. 
Parvati, Sarasvati or Kali
are some of this female aspects.


 

 Parvati

 Sarasvati

Kali

The Hebrew Bible reports in Jos. 24:2, that "the fathers of Abram (A-Brahm) with his sister/wife Sarah (Hebr. 'princess', mistress', 'Queen') (Sara-svati) lived 'east' of the Euphrat and worshiped other deities". In the Book Genesis 12:12 of the Hebrew Bible Abram said himself, that Sarah has beauty: " ..  that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon " The female aspects of the three principles creating, preserving and destroying were ever respected from people, who have seen woman as creatures as part of this three principles. Often her symbols not only where not understood as the one part of God, man in the name of religions have their symbols distorted and prohibited, if they have lost their awareness of their own godness. In their ignorance about the roots of feminine deity, which ever has its home in the present living woman, man of the religions despise unconscious the godness itself.
 
The young goddess = I am the life. 
The goddess = I am the mother and the daughter.
 The wise goddess
= I am ignorant and I am wise.

 
The three daughters of Al'Lah






 
Al'Lat - Kore  Q're 
The goddess

 Al'Uzza
The mother

Menat
Shaybah

   

In preIslamic times in Arabia and also in Mecca the goddess Al'Lat (Q're), Al'Uzza and Menat or Manat were well known. In the 'Al Haram' on the Ka'bah in Mecca - which was build also prior to Muhammad - the corners are aligned to very special Azimuths, an special object is directed to East-South East.

The goddess Al'Uzza was connected with the planet Venus as the morning star. The astrologic symbol of the conjunction of Venus and Moon is full loaded with its attributes of beauty, sensitivity and warmth. Above the eastern horizon this conjunction is placed in the
12th astrologic house and symbols with it the sensitivity, holiness and seclusion of love to a 'place of the woman' (Arab. 'Haram'). 'El Haram' is 'the holy place of the woman'. In the Hebrew language 'Beth-ha-Ram' means a "place or house east of Jordan".

A worship of this holy place is processed ever in the
12th (Moon-)month of the Islam calendar at a time when the moon builds a trigonal  aspect to the sun, this is ever exact 10 days after the Islam New-Moon event.

From this preIslamic time exist also reports about the goddess in Arabia. Epiphanius, bishop of Salamis, Cyprus, wrote in the 4th century C.E., that the Nebataens worship a virgin '
Chaabou'. He also has heard the name of kabu, ("rectangular stone"), as a symbol of the goddess "Al'Lat". An Arabian scribe had said to him, that a stone with four sides was worship as "Al'Lat", which is named in a Nebataen inscription as "Mother of gods". Epiphanius said, that the male deity 'Dusares' (dhu Saar) (Greeks call him: Dionisos) was an offspring of the virgin 'Chaabou'. The title of the goddess 'Al'lat' is "Mother of the gods". The "Great Mother of the gods" of the Babylonian was  'be Ælet ilaµni' ("Queen of gods"), and this her title was also "Mother Goddess". Epiphanius has identified 'Chaabou' also with the goddess 'Core' or 'Kore', who is called 'Ashtar' by the northern Semites and 'Ishtar' by the Babylonians.  [1].

   
The (male) Moongod 'Hub-Al' was also called Wadd = "The Lover".

Al-ilat or Al-Lat ("The goddess") was visualized as the daughter of "Al-lah" ("The god") as the lord of the Ka'bah in Mecca.
Venus (Al'Uzza) and the ascending, increasing, crescent Moon in the East are still maintained as a symbol in Islam.



On the roof of the Maqam Ibrahim near the Ka'bah in 'Al Haram' the Symbol of the ascending and Crescent  Moon is still present.

»Al« means in Arabic language the same as »El« in Hebrew language. p.e. ('El_ohim') = 'Gods'.


View on the West side of the Ka'bah in earlier time.


View on the Ka'bah in earlier time. Right direction from the Ka'bah, which is traded as 'Safa', which means 'pure',
are placed two buildings with peak towers. Its color and optic has a connection to the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
This Mt. Kailash has itself a special symbolic meaning.


Mt. Kailash - symbol Kailash - Mt. Kailash

  
Kailash is the mountain of god Shiva, who is sitting there in eternal meditation with his wife Parvati.



Like in the Ka'bah in Mecca there is a tradition in Tibet to circumambulate something several times.

This multiple 'Circumambulation' or 'Kora' around the Mt. Kailash - which is the home of Shiva,
the
Creator and Destroyer - is celebrated to a special date from the tibetian moon calendar,
and a special 'spiritual cleaning or spiritual 'washing' (like the bath in the Ganges river) has a great meaning.


Pilgrims at Circumambulation at the Mt. Kailash

'4 Rivers' have its source in the Mt. Kailash, equal to that, what is written in the
Genesis.
All four rivers have a special meaning.


The rivers streaming from Mt Kailash are named: Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Karlani and Ganges.
The rivers streaming in the Hebrew Genesis in the 'Garden of joy' (from Hebrew: 'Gan Eden') are named: Pishon, Gihon, Hiddekel and Euphrat.
"The way something comes into being" - Greeks called it: "Genesis".

The symbolic meaning of the '4 rivers' can be recognized, if one knows the meaning of the Hebrew names from book
Genesis 2 :

Gen 2:9: "And the Lord of the gods has let grown trees ... tempting to contemplation ... and he put the 'Tree of Life' inmidst of the 'garden of joy' ... In the 'garden of joy' a river is flowing, to water it. This (process) is sequenced in four phases:

The
first phase is called Pishon, it means growing, increasing, enlarge.
Then a circle shaped hole (Havilah) is 'comprised' (cabab)
In the
second phase something is 'bursting out' (Gihon).  
In the
third phase something is 'moving' (halak) 'a step'  'rapidly' (Chiddqel) 'forwards' (qidmah)  (Ashshuwr). 
In the
fourth phase something is 'grow tired' or 'collapsing' or 'break down'  (per-awth=EuPhrat)."  

 

Gen 2 (Link to: strongsnumbers.com )   {   more links   - Thanks to Mrs. Anne Houghes  for these links }   
10.
  And a river went out * of Eden to water * the garden; and from thence it was parted * , and became into four heads.
11.  The name of the first is Pison:that is it which compasseth * the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12.  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13.  And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth * the whole land of Ethiopia.
14.  And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward * the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Only who do understand these symbols, do also understand the sense of it.
Hardly one of the abrahamitic religions has still this origin understanding.

According to the tibetian moon calendar the Circumambulation' of the Kailash
was processed in the year 2002 C.E. or in the 'year of the horse' on the 26th of May (at full moon).


A symbol is erected ('Saga Dawa") near the white Mt Kailash.


The symbol in front of the Kailash in the background ....

is also traded as the erection of a Shiva symbol in Bavaria in southern Germany in May each year.

On the 6th Sunday before Eastern in catholic regions of Germany 9-year old girls get dressed in symbolic white. Because of the purity of this day this Sunday is called "White Sunday". In a Communion-Ritual - carrying a symbol in hand, wearing a garland and a snake symbol - these 9-year old girls becomes 'Brides of Christ'.



View to the West side of the Ka'Bah 


Pilgrims circumambulate in Mecca in the Masjid-ul-Haram a Symbol.
Left from Ka'Bah the Maqam Ibrahim and more left Zamzam (A holy and healing Source).
The buildings with the white peak towers in direction of 'Safa' are removed.


The Ka'bah is aligned with its long side to an azimuth, on what the
star Canopus = Kahi Nub"Golden Earth" or "Ship of the dessert") (at that time) ascend in South-East (Az. ~148°).

The diagonal line of the Ka'bah, which is laying in the viewer direction in the upper picture, and which cuts the east corner with that (special)
object, directs to an azimuth, the sun ascend in Mecca (21°27'North 39°49' East) at winter-solstice and/or the full-Moon at summer-solstice (Azimuth = 115.3°) .

The length (L) of the Westside measures 14.17m. The width (B) between the corner with the black stone and southern corner "Yemini" measures 10.06m.

Azimuth = 148° - arc tan(B/L) = 115.4°



The
red line measures an angle of 148° to north and directs to an azimuth of the ascending star Canopulus.
The blue line measures an angle of
115.3° to north. The line directs to an course, which connected with the name 'Safa'. Safa is also a term in Nepali, which means 'pure' (-washed). Junayd Gallien says: "A mystic Order, created by Muhammad was called 'SABA-E-SAFA' = 'The knights of 'purity'. "
 

The southern corner "Yemeni" or "Yamani" of the Ka'bah traditional is touched by the pilgrims with the right hand.
Hebrew "Yamin" (yaw-meen) is defined as SOUTH direction, in that the hand is directed, if one is 'viewing to East'.

Another meaning is also related to the right hand:
In Genesis 48:14 Josef (Son of Isra'El of Jacob) takes his right hand and is laying it the (link:) 
twiceborn Ephrahim on his head,
and his left hand on the head of the firstborn Manasse (Hebr. "Born to forget" (!)) ' ...although
(!) he was the (Link:) firstborn .'

[1] Stephen H. Langdon, Semitic [Mythology] (Vol. 5. of The Mythology of All Races. Boston: Archeological Institute of America, Marshall Jones Company, 1931), pp. 15-19

" Arabia is an abbreviation. The original word even today is Arbasthan. It originates in Arvasthan. As observed earlier Sanskrit "V" changes into "B". Arva in Sanskrit means a horse. Arvasthan signifies a land of horses, and as we all know Arabia is famous for its horses.

In the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. a wave of effecting a complete break with the past spread over West Asia. All links with the past were broken, images smashed, scriptures destroyed, education discontinued and the entire West Asian region took a plunge in abysmal ignorance which lasted for centuries thereafter and perhaps persists to a certain extent even today because if in the whole world modern scientific and educational developments find stubborn and entrenched resistance anywhere it is in the West Asian countries. It is said that the late Saudi Arabia ruler could not permit a radio broadcasting station opened in his own capital because of opposition from his Maulavis. He then resorted to a stratagem. Once while he had his council of Maulavis in attendance he had a radio set switched on to a program of Koranic recitation broadcast from a small transmitting station set up earlier without much ado. The Maulavis were delighted, so goes the report, to hear the word of Allah coming to them as if from nowhere. The king told them that what objections could they have to a mechanism which broadcast the word of Allah. The Maulavis agreed and the small radio broadcasting project was at last ratified.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica and Séance Islamia the Arabs are ignorant of their own history of the pre-Muslim era. By a strange euphemism they call it a period of ignorance and darkness. 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 preMuslim 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.

Fortunately we can still trace the history of that preIslamic Arabia. It is a well known adage that there is no such thing as foolproof destruction of all evidence. The pre-Islamic history of Arabia is the story of Indian Kshatriyas over that land, with the people following the Vedic way of life.

In our attempt to reconstruct the story of pre-Islamic Arabia we begin with the name of the country itself. As explained earlier the name is fully Sanskrit. Its central pilgrim centre, Mecca is also a Sanskrit name. Makha in Sanskrit signifies a sacrificial fire. Since Vedic fire worship was prevalent all over West Asia in pre-Islamic days Makha signifies the place which had an important shrine of fire worship.

Coinciding with the annual pilgrimage of huge bazaar used to spring up in Makha i.e. Mecca since times immemorial. The annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca is not at all an innovation but a continuation of the ancient pilgrimage. This fact is mentioned in encyclopedias.

VIKRAMADITYA

Evidence is now available that the whole of Arabia was part of the great Indian King Vikramaditya's vast empire. The extent of Vikramaditya's empire is one of the main reasons for his world wide fame. Incidentally this also explains many intriguing features about Arabia. It could be that Vikramaditya himself had this peninsula named Arvasthan if he was the first Indian monarch to capture it and bring it under his sway.

The second intriguing aspect is the existence of a Shivalinga or the Mahadeva emblem in the Kaaba shrine in Mecca. Before going into further details about the ancient Vedic rituals and names still clinging to Muslim worship at Mecca we shall see what evidence we have about Arabia having formed part of Vikramaditya's dominions.

ANTHOLOGY OF ANCIENT ARABIC POETRY: SAYAR-UL-OKUL

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 Arabic poetry. That anthology was compiled from an earlier work in A.D. 1742 under the orders of the Turkish ruler Sultan Salim.

The 'pages' of that volume are made of HAREER - a kind of silk used for writing on. Each page has a decorative gilded border. It may be recalled that gilding pages of sacred books is an ancient custom associated with old Sanskrit scriptures found in Java and other places. The anthology itself 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 discuss the 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.

ENTRY OF NON-MUSLIMS FORBIDDEN

A few miles away from Mecca is a big signboard which forbids entry to any non-Muslim in the area. This is a reminder of the days when the Shrine was stormed and captured solely for the newly established faith of Islam. The object obviously was to prevent its recapture.

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 encyclopedias 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 chants 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 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 Muhammad's forces.

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.


QAFA VINAK ZIQRA MIN ULUMIN TAV ASERU KALUBAN AYATTUL HAWA VA TAZAKKARU  

A man who has spent all his life in sin and immorality and has wasted away his life in passion and fury,  

VA TAZAKEROHA AUDAN ELALVADAE LILVARA VALUK YANK ZATULLA HE YOM TAB ASERU

If he repents in the end and wants to return to morality, is there a way for his redemption?

VA AHLOLAHA AZAHU ARMIMAN MAHADEV O MANAZEL ILAMUDDINE MINJUM VA SAYATTARU

Even if only once he sincerely worships Mahadeva, he can attain the highest position in the path of righteousness.

VA SAHABI KEYAM FEEM QAMIL HINDE YOMAN VA YAQULOON LATAHAZAN FAINNAK TAVAJ3ARU

Oh Lord! Take away all my life and in return pray grant me even a single day's stay in Hind (India) as a man becomes spiritually free on reaching that holy land.

MAYASSAYARE AKHALAQAN HASNAN KULLAHUM NAJUMUN AZAAT SUMM GABUL HINDU

By dint of a pilgrimage of Hind a man attains the merit of noble deeds and gets the privilege of pious touch with ideal Hindu teachers. "


(Source:
P. N. Oak)

 

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