Kabba history has great significance and it is said that indeed Kabba Hindu Temple read full article for detailed story...... Glancing through some research material recently, I was pleasantly surprised to come across a reference to a king Vikramaditya inscription found in the Kaaba in Mecca proving beyond doubt that the Arabian Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire. By P.N. Oak (Historian) Below article was taken from http://www.sanghparivar.org/
The text of the crucial Vikramaditya inscription, found inscribed on a golddish hung inside the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, is found recorded on page315 of a volume known as ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ treasured in theMakhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey. Rendered in freeEnglish the inscription says:
"Fortunate are those who were born (and lived) during king Vikram’s reign. He was a noble, generous dutiful ruler, devoted to the welfare of his subjects. But at that time we Arabs, oblivious of God, were lost in sensual pleasures. Plotting and torture were rampant. The darkness of ignorance had enveloped our country. Like the lamb struggling for her life in the cruel paws of a wolf we Arabs were caught up in ignorance.The entire country was enveloped in a darkness so intense as on a new moon night. But the present dawn and pleasant sunshine of education is the result of the favor of the noble king Vikramaditya whose benevolent supervision did not lose sight of us- foreigners as we were.He spread his sacred religion amongst us and sent scholars whose brilliance shone like that of the sun from his country to ours. These scholars and preceptors through whose benevolence we were once again made cognizant of the presence of God, introduced to His sacred existence and put on the road of Truth, had come to our country topreach their religion and impart education at king Vikramaditya’sbehest."
For those who would like to read the Arabic wording I reproduce it hereunder in Roman script:
"ItrashaphaiSantu Ibikramatul Phahalameen Karimun Yartapheeha WayosassaruBihillahaya Samaini Ela Motakabberen Sihillaha Yuhee Quid min howaYapakhara phajjal asari nahone osirom bayjayhalem. Yundan blabin Kajanblnaya khtoryaha sadunya kanateph netephi bejehalin Atadari bilamasa-rateen phakef tasabuhu kaunnieja majekaralhada walador. As hmimanburukankad toluho watastaru hihila Yakajibaymana balay kulk amarenaphaneya jaunabilamary Bikramatum".
(Page 315 Sayar-ul-okul).
[Note: The title ‘Saya-ul-okul’ signifies memorable words.]
A careful analysis of the above inscription enables us to draw the following conclusions:
1. Thatthe ancient Indian empires may have extended up to the easternboundaries of Arabia until Vikramaditya and that it was he who for thefirst time conquered Arabia. Because the inscription says that kingVikram who dispelled the darkness of ignorance from Arabia.
2. That,whatever their earlier faith, King Vikrama’s preachers had succeeded inspreading the Vedic (based on the Vedas, the Hindu sacred scriptures))way of life in Arabia.
3. Thatthe knowledge of Indian arts and sciences was imparted by Indians tothe Arabs directly by founding schools, academies and cultural centres.The belief, therefore, that visiting Arabs conveyed that knowledge totheir own lands through their own indefatigable efforts and scholarshipis unfounded.
Update Jan 18th 2010: interesting video with some proof
Anancillary conclusion could be that the so-called Kutub Minar (in Delhi,India) could well be king Vikramadiya’s tower commemorating hisconquest of Arabia. This conclusion is strengthened by two pointers.Firstly, the inscription on the iron pillar near the so-called KutubMinar refers to the marriage of the victorious king Vikramaditya to theprincess of Balhika. This Balhika is none other than the Balkh regionin West Asia. It could be that Arabia was wrestled by king Vikramadityafrom the ruler of Balkh who concluded a treaty by giving his daughterin marriage to the victor. Secondly, the township adjoining the socalled Kutub Minar is named Mehrauli after Mihira who was the renownedastronomer-mathematician of king Vikram’s court. Mehrauli is thecorrupt form of Sanskrit ‘Mihira-Awali’ signifying a row of housesraised for Mihira and his helpers and assistants working onastronomical observations made from the tower.
Havingseen the far reaching and history shaking implications of the Arabicinscription concerning king Vikrama, we shall now piece together thestory of its find. How it came to be recorded and hung in the Kaaba inMecca. What are the other proofs reinforcing the belief that Arabs wereonce followers of the Indian Vedic way of life and that tranquillityand education were ushered into Arabia by king Vikramaditya’s scholars,educationists from an uneasy period of "ignorance and turmoil"mentioned in the inscription.
InIstanbul, Turkey, there is a famous library called Makhatab-e-Sultania,which is reputed to have the largest collection of ancient West Asianliterature. In the Arabic section of that library is an anthology ofancient Arabic poetry. That anthology was compiled from an earlier workin A.D. 1742 under the orders of the Turkish ruler Sultan Salim.
Thepages of that volume are of Hareer – a kind of silk used for writingon. Each page has a decorative gilded border. That anthology is knownas Sayar-ul-Okul. It is divided into three parts. The first partcontains biographic details and the poetic compositions of pre-IslamicArabian poets. The second part embodies accounts and verses of poets ofthe period beginning just after prophet Mohammad’s times, up to the endof the Banee-Um-Mayya dynasty. The third part deals with later poets upto the end of Khalif Harun-al-Rashid’s times.
Abu Amir Asamai, an Arabian bard who was the poet Laureate of Harun-al-Rashid’s court, has compiled and edited the anthology.
Thefirst modern edition of ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ was printed and published inBerlin in 1864. A subsequent edition is the one published in Beirut in1932.
Thecollection is regarded as the most important and authoritativeanthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It throws considerable light on thesocial life, customs, manners and entertainment modes of ancientArabia. The book also contains an elaborate description of the ancientshrine of Mecca, the town and the annual fair known as OKAJ which usedto be held every year around the Kaaba temple in Mecca. This shouldconvince readers that the annual haj of the Muslims to the Kaaba is ofearlier pre-Islamic congregation.
Butthe OKAJ fair was far from a carnival. It provided a forum for theelite and the learned to discuss the social, religious, political,literary and other aspects of the Vedic culture then pervading Arabia.‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ asserts that the conclusion reached at thosediscussions were widely respected throughout Arabia. Mecca, therefore,followed the Varanasi tradition (of India) of providing a venue forimportant discussions among the learned while the masses congregatedthere for spiritual bliss. The principal shrines at both Varanasi inIndia and at Mecca in Arvasthan (Arabia) were Siva temples. Even tothis day ancient Mahadev (Siva) emblems can be seen. It is the Shankara(Siva) stone that Muslim pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in theKaaba.
Arabictradition has lost trace of the founding of the Kaaba temple. Thediscovery of the Vikramaditya inscription affords a clue. KingVikramaditya is known for his great devotion to Lord Mahadev (Siva). AtUjjain (India), the capital of Vikramaditya, exists the famous shrineof Mahankal, i.e., of Lord Shankara (Siva) associated withVikramaditya. Since according to the Vikramaditya inscription he spreadthe Vedic religion, who else but he could have founded the Kaaba templein Mecca?
Afew miles away from Mecca is a big signboard which bars the entry ofany non-Muslim into the area. This is a reminder of the days when theKaaba was stormed and captured solely for the newly established faithof Islam. The object in barring entry of non-Muslims was obviously toprevent its recapture.
Asthe pilgrim proceeds towards Mecca he is asked to shave his head andbeard and to don special sacred attire that consists of two seamlesssheets of white cloth. One is to be worn round the waist and the otherover the shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of the old Vedicpractice of entering Hindu temples clean- and with holy seamless whitesheets.
Themain shrine in Mecca, which houses the Siva emblem, is known as theKaaba. It is clothed in a black shroud. That custom also originatesfrom the days when it was thought necessary to discourage its recaptureby camouflaging it.
Accordingto the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Kaaba has 360 images. Traditionalaccounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed whenthe place was stormed, was that of Saturn; another was of the Moon andyet another was one called Allah. That shows that in the Kaaba theArabs worshipped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days. In India thepractice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, isstill in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon.
InIndia the crescent moon is always painted across the forehead of theSiva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem inKaaba it came to be grafted on the flag of Islam.
AnotherHindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred streamGanga (sacred waters of the Ganges river). According to the Hindutradition Ganga is also inseparable from the Shiva emblem as thecrescent moon. Wherever there is a Siva emblem, Ganga must co-exist.True to that association a sacred fount exists near the Kaaba. Itswater is held sacred because it has been traditionally regarded asGanga since pre-Islamic times (Zam-Zam water).
[Note:Even today, Muslim pilgrims who go to the Kaaba for Haj regard thisZam-Zam water with reverence and take some bottled water with them assacred water.]
Muslimpilgrims visiting the Kaaba temple go around it seven times. In noother mosque does the circumambulation prevail. Hindus invariablycircumambulate around their deities. This is yet another proof that theKaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic Indian Shiva temple where the Hindupractice of circumambulation is still meticulously observed.
Thepractice of taking seven steps- known as Saptapadi in Sanskrit- isassociated with Hindu marriage ceremony and fire worship. Theculminating rite in a Hindu marriage enjoins upon the bride and groomto go round the sacred fire four times (but misunderstood by many asseven times). Since "Makha" means fire, the seven circumambulationsalso prove that Mecca was the seat of Indian fire-worship in the WestAsia.
Itmight come as a stunning revelation to many that the word ‘ALLAH’itself is Sanskrit. In Sanskrit language Allah, Akka and Amba aresynonyms. They signify a goddess or mother. The term ‘ALLAH’ forms partof Sanskrit chants invoking goddess Durga, also known as Bhavani,Chandi and Mahishasurmardini. The Islamic word for God is., therefore,not an innovation but the ancient Sanskrit appellation retained andcontinued by Islam. Allah means mother or goddess and mother goddess.
OneKoranic verse is an exact translation of a stanza in the Yajurveda.This was pointed out by the great research scholar Pandit Satavlekar ofPardi in one of his articles.
[Note:Another scholar points out that the following teaching from the Koranis exactly similar to the teaching of the Kena Upanishad (1.7).
"Sight perceives Him not. But He perceives men's sights; for He is the knower of secrets, the Aware."
"Thatwhich cannot be seen by the eye but through which the eye itself sees,know That to be Brahman (God) and not what people worship here (in themanifested world)."
A simplified meaning of both the above verses reads:
God is one and that He is beyond man's sensory experience.]
Theidentity of Unani and Ayurvedic systems shows that Unani is just theArabic term for the Ayurvedic system of healing taught to them andadministered in Arabia when Arabia formed part of the Indian empire.
Itwill now be easy to comprehend the various Hindu customs stillprevailing in West Asian countries even after the existence of Islamduring the last 1300 years. Let us review some Hindu traditions whichexist as the core of Islamic practice.
TheHindus have a pantheon of 33 gods. People in Asia Minor too worshipped33 gods before the spread of Islam. The lunar calendar was introducedin West Asia during the Indian rule. The Muslim month ‘Safar’signifying the ‘extra’ month (Adhik Maas) in the Hindu calendar. TheMuslim month Rabi is the corrupt form of Ravi meaning the sun becauseSanskrit ‘V’ changes into Prakrit ‘B’ (Prakrit being the popularversion of Sanskrit language). The Muslim sanctity for Gyrahwi Sharifis nothing but the Hindu Ekadashi (Gyrah = elevan or Gyaarah). Both areidentical in meaning.
TheIslamic practice of Bakari Eed derives from the Go-Medh and Ashva-MedhYagnas or sacrifices of Vedic times. Eed in Sanskrit means worship. TheIslamic word Eed for festive days, signifying days of worship, istherefore a pure Sanskrit word. The word MESH in the Hindu zodiacsignifies a lamb. Since in ancient times the year used to begin withthe entry of the sun in Aries, the occasion was celebrated with muttonfeasting. That is the origin of the Bakari Eed festival.
[Note: The word Bakari is an Indian language word for a goat.]
SinceEed means worship and Griha means ‘house’, the Islamic word Idgahsignifies a ‘House of worship’ which is the exact Sanskrit connotationof the term. Similarly the word ‘Namaz’ derives from two Sanskrit roots‘Nama’ and ‘Yajna’ (NAMa yAJna) meaning bowing and worshipping.
Vedicdescriptions about the moon, the different stellar constellations andthe creation of the universe have been incorporated from the Vedas inKoran part 1 chapter 2, stanza 113, 114, 115, and 158, 189, chapter 9,stanza 37 and chapter 10, stanzas 4 to 7.
Recitalof the Namaz five times a day owes its origin to the Vedic injunctionof Panchmahayagna (five daily worship- Panch-Maha-Yagna) which is partof the daily Vedic ritual prescribed for all individuals.
Muslimsare enjoined cleanliness of five parts of the body before commencingprayers. This derives from the Vedic injuction ‘Shareer ShydhyarthamPanchanga Nyasah’.
Fourmonths of the year are regarded as very sacred in Islamic custom. Thedevout are enjoined to abstain from plunder and other evil deeds duringthat period. This originates in the Chaturmasa i.e., the four-monthperiod of special vows and austerities in Hindu tradition. Shabibaratis the corrupt form of Shiva Vrat and Shiva Ratra. Since the Kaaba hasbeen an important centre of Shiva (Siva) worship from times immemorial,the Shivaratri festival used to be celebrated there with great gusto.It is that festival which is signified by the Islamic word Shabibarat.
Encyclopaediastell us that there are inscriptions on the side of the Kaaba walls.What they are, no body has been allowed to study, according to thecorrespondence I had with an American scholar of Arabic. But accordingto hearsay at least some of those inscriptions are in Sanskrit, andsome of them are stanzas from the Bhagavad Gita.
Accordingto extant Islamic records, Indian merchants had settled in Arabia,particularly in Yemen, and their life and manners deeply influencedthose who came in touch with them. At Ubla there was a large number ofIndian settlements. This shows that Indians were in Arabia and Yemen insufficient strength and commanding position to be able to influence thelocal people. This could not be possible unless they belonged to theruling class.
Itis mentioned in the Abadis i.e., the authentic traditions of ProphetMohammad compiled by Imam Bukhari that the Indian tribe of Jats hadsettled in Arabia before Prophet Mohammad’s times. Once when HazratAyesha, wife of the Prophet, was taken ill, her nephew sent for a Jatphysician for her treatment. This proves that Indians enjoyed a highand esteemed status in Arabia. Such a status could not be theirs unlessthey were the rulers. Bukhari also tells us that an Indian Raja (king)sent a jar of ginger pickles to the Prophet. This shows that the IndianJat Raja ruled an adjacent area so as to be in a position to send suchan insignificant present as ginger pickles. The Prophet is said to haveso highly relished it as to have told his colleagues also to partake ofit. These references show that even during Prophet Mohammad’s timesIndians retained their influential role in Arabia, which was adwindling legacy from Vikramaditya’s times.
TheIslamic term ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ derives from the ‘Eed of Piters’ that isworship of forefathers in Sanskrit tradition. In India, Hinduscommemorate their ancestors during the Pitr-Paksha that is thefortnight reserved for their remembrance. The very same is thesignificance of ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ (worship of forefathers).
TheIslamic practice of observing the moon rise before deciding oncelebrating the occasion derives from the Hindu custom of breaking faston Sankranti and Vinayaki Chaturthi only after sighting the moon.
BarahVafat, the Muslim festival for commemorating those dead in battle or byweapons, derives from a similar Sanskrit tradition because in Sanskrit‘Phiphaut’ is ‘death’. Hindus observe Chayal Chaturdashi in memory ofthose who have died in battle.
Theword Arabia is itself the abbreviation of a Sanskrit word. The originalword is ‘Arabasthan’. Since Prakrit ‘B’ is Sanskrit ‘V’ the originalSanskrit name of the land is ‘Arvasthan’. ‘Arva’ in Sanskrit means ahorse. Arvasthan signifies a land of horses., and as well all know,Arabia is famous for its horses.
Thisdiscovery changes the entire complexion of the history of ancientIndia. Firstly we may have to revise our concepts about the king whohad the largest empire in history. It could be that the expanse of kingVikramaditya’s empire was greater than that of all others. Secondly,the idea that the Indian empire spread only to the east and not in thewest beyond say, Afghanisthan may have to be abandoned. Thirdly theeffeminate and pathetic belief that India, unlike any other country inthe world could by some age spread her benign and beatific culturalinfluence, language, customs, manners and education over distant landswithout militarily conquering them is baseless. India did conquer allthose countries physically wherever traces of its culture and languageare still extant and the region extended from Bali island in the southPacific to the Baltic in Northern Europe and from Korea to Kaaba. Theonly difference was that while Indian rulers identified themselves withthe local population and established welfare states, Moghuls and otherswho ruled conquered lands perpetuated untold atrocities over thevanquished.
‘Sayar-ul-Okul’tells us that a pan-Arabic poetic symposium used to be held in Mecca atthe annual Okaj fair in pre-Islamic times. All leading poets used toparticipate in it.
Poemsconsidered best were awarded prizes. The best-engraved on gold platewere hung inside the temple. Others etched on camel or goatskin werehung outside. Thus for thousands of years the Kaaba was the treasurehouse of the best Arabian poetic thought inspired by the Indian Vedictradition.
Thattradition being of immemorial antiquity many poetic compositions wereengraved and hung inside and outside on the walls of the Kaaba. Butmost of the poems got lost and destroyed during the storming of theKaaba by Prophet Mohammad’s troops. The Prophet’s court poet,Hassan-bin-Sawik, who was among the invaders, captured some of thetreasured poems and dumped the gold plate on which they were inscribedin his own home. Sawik’s grandson, hoping to earn a reward carriedthose gold plates to Khalif’s court where he met the well-known Arabscholar Abu Amir Asamai. The latter received from the bearer five goldplates and 16 leather sheets with the prize-winning poems engraved onthem. The bearer was sent away happy bestowed with a good reward.
Onthe five gold plates were inscribed verses by ancient Arab poets likeLabi Baynay, Akhatab-bin-Turfa and Jarrham Bintoi. That discovery madeHarun-al-Rashid order Abu Amir to compile a collection of all earliercompositions. One of the compositions in the collection is a tribute inverse paid by Jarrham Bintoi, a renowned Arab poet, to kingVikramaditya. Bintoi who lived 165 years before Prophet Mohammad hadreceived the highest award for the best poetic compositions for threeyears in succession in the pan-Arabic symposiums held in Mecca everyyear. All those three poems of Bintoi adjudged best were hung insidethe Kaaba temple, inscribed on gold plates. One of these constituted anunreserved tribute to King Vikramaditya for his paternal and filialrule over Arabia. That has already been quoted above.
Pre-IslamicArabian poet Bintoi’s tribute to king Vikramaditya is a decisiveevidence that it was king Vikramaditya who first conquered the ArabianPeninsula and made it a part of the Indian Empire. This explains whystarting from India towards the west we have all Sanskrit names likeAfghanisthan (now Afghanistan), Baluchisthan, Kurdisthan, Tajikiathan,Uzbekisthan, Iran, Sivisthan, Iraq, Arvasthan, Turkesthan(Turkmenisthan) etc.
Historianshave blundered in not giving due weight to the evidence provided bySanskrit names pervading over the entire west Asian region. Let us takea contemporary instance. Why did a part of India get named Nagalandeven after the end of British rule over India? After all historicaltraces are wiped out of human memory, will a future age historian bewrong if he concludes from the name Nagaland that the British or someEnglish speaking power must have ruled over India? Why is Portuguesespoken in Goa (part of India), and French in Pondichery (part ofIndia), and both French and English in Canada? Is it not because thosepeople ruled over the territories where their languages are spoken? Canwe not then justly conclude that wherever traces of Sanskrit names andtraditions exist Indians once held sway? It is unfortunate that thisimportant piece of decisive evidence has been ignored all thesecenturies.
Anotherquestion which should have presented itself to historians forconsideration is how could it be that Indian empires could extend inthe east as far as Korea and Japan, while not being able to makeheadway beyond Afghanisthan? In fact land campaigns are much easier toconduct than by sea. It was the Indians who ruled the entire West Asianregion from Karachi to Hedjaz and who gave Sanskrit names to thoselands and the towns therein, introduce their pantheon of thefire-worship, imparted education and established law and order.
Itmay be that Arabia itself was not part of the Indian empire until kingVikrama , since Bintoi says that it was king Vikrama who for the firsttime brought about a radical change in the social, cultural andpolitical life of Arabia. It may be that the whole of West Asia exceptArabia was under Indian rule before Vikrama. The latter added Arabiatoo to the Indian Empire. Or as a remote possibility it could be thatking Vikramaditya himself conducted a series of brilliant campaignsannexing to his empire the vast region between Afghanisthan and Hedjaz.
Incidentallythis also explains why king Vikramaditya is so famous in history. Apartfrom the nobility and truthfulness of heart and his impartial filialaffection for all his subjects, whether Indian or Arab, as testified byBintoi, king Vikramaditya has been permanently enshrined in the pagesof history because he was the world’s greatest ruler having the largestempire. It should be remembered that only a monarch with a vast empiregets famous in world history. Vikram Samvat (calendar still widely inuse in India today) which he initiated over 2000 years ago may wellmark his victory over Arabia, and the so called Kutub Minar (KutubTower in Delhi), a pillar commemorating that victory and theconsequential marriage with the Vaihika (Balkh) princess as testifiedby the nearby iron pillar inscription.
Agreat many puzzles of ancient world history get automatically solved bya proper understanding of these great conquests of king Vikramaditya.As recorded by the Arab poet Bintoi, Indian scholars, preachers andsocial workers spread the fire-worship ceremony, preached the Vedic wayof life, manned schools, set up Ayurvedic (healing) centres, trainedthe local people in irrigation and agriculture and established in thoseregions a democratic, orderly, peaceful, enlightened and religious wayof life. That was of course, a Vedic Hindu way of life.
Itis from such ancient times that Indian Kshtriya royal families, likethe Pahalvis and Barmaks, have held sway over Iran and Iraq. It isthose conquests, which made the Parsees Agnihotris i.e.,fire-worshippers. It is therefore that we find the Kurds of Kurdisthanspeaking a Sanskritised dialect, fire temples existing thousands ofmiles away from India, and scores of sites of ancient Indian culturalcentres like Navbahar in West Asia and the numerous viharas in SovietRussia spread throughout the world. Ever since so many viharas areoften dug up in Soviet Russia, ancient Indian sculptures are also foundin excavations in Central Asia. The same goes for West Asia.
[Note:Ancient Indian sculptures include metal statues of the Hindu deityGanesh (the elephant headed god); the most recent find being in Kuwait].
Unfortunatelythese chapters of world history have been almost obliterated frompublic memory. They need to be carefully deciphered and rewritten. Whenthese chapters are rewritten they might change the entire concept andorientation of ancient history.
Inview of the overwhelming evidence led above, historians, scholars,students of history and lay men alike should take note that they hadbetter revise their text books of ancient world history. The existenceof Hindu customs, shrines, Sanskrit names of whole regions, countriesand towns and the Vikramaditya inscriptions reproduced at the beginningare a thumping proof that Indian Kshatriyas once ruled over the vastregion from Bali to Baltic and Korea to Kaaba in Mecca, Arabia at thevery least.
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The following explanation is reproduced from the Sword of Truth archives.
AllArabic copies of the Koran have the mysterious figure 786 imprinted onthem . No Arabic scholar has been able to determine the choice of thisparticular number as divine. It is an established fact that Muhammadwas illiterate therefore it is obvious that he would not be able todifferentiate numbers from letters. This "magical" number is none otherthan the Vedic holy letter "OM" written in Sanskrit (Refer to figure2). Anyone who knows Sanskrit can try reading the symbol for "OM"backwards in the Arabic way and magically the numbers 786 will appear!Muslims in their ignorance simply do not realise that this specialnumber is nothing more than the holiest of Vedic symbols misread.