Monday, August 21, 2017

1500 वर्ष पुराने सोमनाथ मंदिर के प्रांगण में खड़े बाणस्तम्भ की विलक्षणता




क्या आप 1500 वर्ष पुराने सोमनाथ मंदिर के प्रांगण में खड़े बाणस्तम्भ की विलक्षणता के विषय मे जानते हैं?
‘इतिहास’ बडा चमत्कारी विषय है। इसको खोजते खोजते हमारा सामना ऐसे स्थिति से होता है, की हम आश्चर्य में पड जाते हैं। पहले हम स्वयं से पूछते हैं, यह कैसे संभव है..?
डेढ़ हजार वर्ष पहले इतना उन्नत और अत्याधुनिक ज्ञान हम भारतीयों के पास था, इस पर विश्वास ही नहीं होता..!
गुजरात के सोमनाथ मंदिर में आकर कुछ ऐसी ही स्थिति होती है। वैसे भी सोमनाथ मंदिर का इतिहास बड़ा ही विलक्षण और गौरवशाली रहा है। १२ ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से पहला ज्योतिर्लिंग है सोमनाथ..! एक वैभवशाली, सुंदर शिवलिंग..!! इतना समृध्द की उत्तर-पश्चिम से आने वाले प्रत्येक आक्रांता की पहली नजर सोमनाथ पर जाती थी। अनेकों बार सोमनाथ मंदिर पर हमले हुए। उसे लूटा गया। सोना, चांदी, हिरा, माणिक, मोती आदि गाड़ियाँ भर-भर कर आक्रांता ले गए। इतनी संपत्ति लुटने के बाद भी हर बार सोमनाथ का शिवालय उसी वैभव के साथ खड़ा रहता था।
लेकिन केवल इस वैभव के कारण ही सोमनाथ का महत्व नहीं है। सोमनाथ का मंदिर भारत के पश्चिम समुद्र तट पर है। विशाल अरब सागर रोज भगवान सोमनाथ के चरण पखारता है। और गत हजारों वर्षों के ज्ञात इतिहास में इस अरब सागर ने कभी भी अपनी मर्यादा नहीं लांघी है। न जाने कितने आंधी, तूफ़ान आये, चक्रवात आये लेकिन किसी भी आंधी, तूफ़ान, चक्रवात से मंदिर की कोई हानि नहीं हुई है।
इस मंदिर के प्रांगण में एक स्तंभ (खंबा) है। यह ‘बाणस्तंभ’ नाम से जाना जाता है। यह स्तंभ कब से वहां पर हैं बता पाना कठिन है। लगभग छठी शताब्दी से इस बाणस्तंभ का इतिहास में नाम आता है। लेकिन इसका अर्थ यह नहीं की बाणस्तंभ का निर्माण छठवे शतक में हुआ है। उस के सैकड़ों वर्ष पहले इसका निर्माण हुआ होगा। यह एक दिशादर्शक स्तंभ है, जिस पर समुद्र की ओर इंगित करता एक बाण है। इस बाणस्तंभ पर लिखा है -
‘आसमुद्रांत दक्षिण धृव पर्यंत
अबाधित ज्योतिरमार्ग..’
इसका अर्थ यह हुआ – ‘इस बिंदु से दक्षिण धृव तक सीधी रेखा में एक भी अवरोध या बाधा नहीं है।’ अर्थात ‘इस समूची दूरी में जमीन का एक भी टुकड़ा नहीं है।
जब मैंने पहली बार इस स्तंभ को देखा और यह शिलालेख पढ़ा, तो मेरे रोंगटे खड़े हो गए। यह ज्ञान इतने वर्षों पहले हम भारतीयों को था..? कैसे संभव है.? और यदि यह सच हैं, तो कितने समृध्दशाली ज्ञान की वैश्विक धरोहर हम संजोये हैं..!
संस्कृत में लिखे हुए इस पंक्ति के अर्थ में अनेक गूढ़ अर्थ समाहित हैं। इस पंक्ति का सरल अर्थ यह हैं की ‘सोमनाथ मंदिर के उस बिंदु से लेकर दक्षिण धृव तक (अर्थात अंटार्टिका तक), एक सीधी रेखा खिंची जाए तो बीच में एक भी भूखंड नहीं आता है'। क्या यह सच है..? आज के इस तंत्रविज्ञान के युग में यह ढूँढना संभव तो है, लेकिन उतना आसान नहीं।

किन्तु फिर भी मूल प्रश्न वैसा ही रहता है। अगर मान कर भी चलते हैं की सन ६०० में इस बाण स्तंभ का निर्माण हुआ था, तो भी उस जमाने में पृथ्वी का दक्षिणी धृव है, यह ज्ञान हमारे पुरखों के पास कहांसे आया..? अच्छा, दक्षिण धृव ज्ञात था यह मान भी लिया तो भी सोमनाथ मंदिर से दक्षिण धृव तक सीधी रेषा में एक भी भूखंड नहीं आता है, यह ‘मैपिंग’ किसने किया..? कैसे किया..? सब कुछ अद्भुत..!!
इसका अर्थ यह हैं की ‘बाण स्तंभ’ के निर्माण काल में भारतीयों को पृथ्वी गोल है, इसका ज्ञान था। इतना ही नहीं, पृथ्वी का दक्षिण धृव है (अर्थात उत्तर धृव भी है) यह भी ज्ञान था। यह कैसे संभव हुआ..? इसके लिए पृथ्वी का ‘एरिअल व्यू’ लेने का कोई साधन उपलब्ध था..? अथवा पृथ्वी का विकसित नक्शा बना था..?
नक़्शे बनाने का एक शास्त्र होता है। अंग्रेजी में इसे ‘कार्टोग्राफी’ (यह मूलतः फ्रेंच शब्द हैं.) कहते है। यह प्राचीन शास्त्र है। इसा से पहले छह से आठ हजार वर्ष पूर्व की गुफाओं में आकाश के ग्रह तारों के नक़्शे मिले थे। परन्तु पृथ्वी का पहला नक्शा किसने बनाया इस पर एकमत नहीं है। हमारे भारतीय ज्ञान का कोई सबूत न मिलने के कारण यह सम्मान ‘एनेक्झिमेंडर’ इस ग्रीक वैज्ञानिक को दिया जाता है। इनका कालखंड इसा पूर्व ६११ से ५४६ वर्ष था। किन्तु इन्होने बनाया हुआ नक्शा अत्यंत प्राथमिक अवस्था में था। उस कालखंड में जहां जहां मनुष्यों की बसाहट का ज्ञान था, बस वही हिस्सा नक़्शे में दिखाया गया है। इस लिए उस नक़्शे में उत्तर और दक्षिण धृव दिखने का कोई कारण ही नहीं था।
आज की दुनिया के वास्तविक रूप के करीब जाने वाला नक्शा ‘हेनरिक्स मार्टेलस’ ने साधारणतः सन १४९० के आसपास तैयार किया था। ऐसा माना जाता हैं, की कोलंबस ने इसी नक़्शे के आधार पर अपना समुद्री सफर तय किया था।
‘पृथ्वी गोल है’ इस प्रकार का विचार यूरोप के कुछ वैज्ञानिकों ने व्यक्त किया था। ‘एनेक्सिमेंडर’ इसा पूर्व ६०० वर्ष, पृथ्वी को सिलेंडर के रूप में माना था। ‘एरिस्टोटल’ (इसा पूर्व ३८४ – इसा पूर्व ३२२) ने भी पृथ्वी को गोल माना था।
लेकिन भारत में यह ज्ञान बहुत प्राचीन समय से था, जिसके प्रमाण भी मिलते है। इसी ज्ञान के आधार पर आगे चलकर आर्यभट्ट ने सन ५०० के आस पास इस गोल पृथ्वी का व्यास ४,९६७ योजन हैं (अर्थात नए मापदंडों के अनुसार ३९,९६८ किलोमीटर हैं) यह भी दृढतापूर्वक बताया। आज की अत्याधुनिक तकनीकी की सहायता से पृथ्वी का व्यास ४०,०७५ किलोमीटर माना गया है। इसका अर्थ यह हुआ की आर्यभट्ट के आकलन में मात्र ०.२६% का अंतर आ रहा है, जो नाममात्र है..! लगभग डेढ़ हजार वर्ष पहले आर्यभट्ट के पास यह ज्ञान कहां से आया..?
सन २००८ में जर्मनी के विख्यात इतिहासविद जोसेफ श्वार्ट्सबर्ग ने यह साबित कर दिया की इसा पूर्व दो-ढाई हजार वर्ष, भारत में नकाशा शास्त्र अत्यंत विकसित था। नगर रचना के नक्शे उस समय उपलब्ध तो थे ही, परन्तु नौकायन के लिए आवश्यक नक़्शे भी उपलब्ध थे।
भारत में नौकायन शास्त्र प्राचीन काल से विकसित था। संपूर्ण दक्षिण आशिया में जिस प्रकार से हिन्दू संस्कृति के चिन्ह पग पग पर दिखते हैं, उससे यह ज्ञात होता है की भारत के जहाज पूर्व दिशा में जावा, सुमात्रा, यवद्वीप को पार कर के जापान तक प्रवास कर के आते थे। सन १९५५ में गुजरात के ‘लोथल’ में ढाई हजार वर्ष पूर्व के अवशेष मिले हैं। इसमें भारत के प्रगत नौकायन के अनेक प्रमाण मिलते हैं।
सोमनाथ मंदिर के निर्माण काल में दक्षिण धृव तक दिशादर्शन, उस समय के भारतियों को था यह निश्चित है। लेकिन सबसे महत्वपूर्व प्रश्न सामने आता है की दक्षिण धृव तक सीधी रेखा में समुद्र में कोई अवरोध नहीं है, ऐसा बाद में खोज निकाला, या दक्षिण धृव से भारत के पश्चिम तट पर, बिना अवरोध के सीधी रेखा जहां मिलती हैं, वहां पहला ज्योतिर्लिंग स्थापित किया..?
उस बाण स्तंभ पर लिखी गयी उन पंक्तियों में,
(‘आसमुद्रांत दक्षिण धृव पर्यंत, अबाधित ज्योतिरमार्ग..’)
जिसका उल्लेख किया गया है, वह ‘ज्योतिरमार्ग’ क्या है..?
यह आज भी प्रश्न ही है.
- Prashant Pole

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Secrets of Agastya Samhita.

What was probably the first non-stop flight was made not from New York to Paris but from Ceylon to a place near modern Delhi, if the records are correct.
According to the Sanskrit epic, Ramayana, a story many centuries older than the Greek epics, an Indian king made this trip in a balloon in five days.  His carriage was called “Pushpaka”, meaning “butter-fly-like” and the epic contains a detailed account of preparations for the flight, with a vivid description of the balloon itself.
What is more convincing evidence that the trip was actually made, is the fact that the poem contains an accurate and beautifully written description of an aerial view of the various cities and countries passed over on the journey.  Only a super imagination could have conceived this perspective and picture.
It is due to the investigations of Varam R. Kokatnur (’14 M.S., ’16 Ph.D) that this and many other fascinating discoveries about the learning of ancient India have been made available.  Dr. Kokatnur is a consulting chemist by profession, having his business in New York City; but his hobby is the study of hieroglyphics; and it was while tracing the relation of Sanskrit to the hieroglyphics that he discovered valuable information which will greatly affect our present knowledge of history of chemistry.
Agastya SamhitaWhen the American Chemical Society met in Detroit, Michigan, from September 5 to 10, Dr Kokatnur read a paper containing evidences to show that Cavendish and Priestly were not the first men to discover hydrogen and oxygen, but that these gases had been known to the sages of ancient India, and then he read a second paper to show that chemistry was of Aryan and not Semitic origin. 
After listening to the proofs he offered, members of the convention gave the author a special vote of thanks for the originality and value of his researches and agreed that his evidences were conclusive.  The papers, as read by Dr. Kokatnur, will soon be published in the Isis, a scientific journal published in many languages.  The publication of this article in the ALUMNI WEEKLY precedes all other announcements.
Dr. Kokatnur is a native of India, educated in Bombay University and the University of California as well as Minnesota.  He was a Shevlin fellow in Chemistry, is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, a member of Sigma Xi and many other scientific societies.
While working on his study of hieroglyphics, he came across a Sanskrit book which contained four pages of an old but well-known manuscript which was written in 1350 and contains the collected writings of Agastya.  These few pages were discovered by Vase in the library of an Indian prince, in 1924, in Ujjain, India.
Agastya is a  sage whose name has been mentioned in Indian writings as far back as 2000 B.C.  Consequently, this manuscript, which is known as “Agastya-Samhita” if authentic, is extremely old as far as source material is concerned, belonging to post-Vedic and pre-epic times.
You Being a chemist, Dr. Kokatnur naturally seized this manuscript with avidity for the sage Agastya is credited with being the discoverer of hydrogen and oxygen, the dry electric battery, electro-plating, kites, hot-air blimps and propelled balloons.  In fact, he is named variously after his discoveries, in contrast with the present practice naming the discoveries after one’s name.  Thus he is called “pot-born” (dry electric battery); “cathode-anode” (electricity); “conquerer of kites and blimps”, and so forth.  It is as if we should call Henry Ford, “Flivver”, and Mr Edison “incandescent lamps”, “movie” or “Dictaphone”.
In this manuscript, the mention of hydrogen and oxygen is made only incidentally in connection with the construction of the balloon.  Of course, Agastya did not know the gases by these names, but his terms for them are more specific than ours.  Hydrogen is called “upfaced” because of its lightness; while oxygen is known as “vital” or “essential to life”.  He did not use the word “gas” but called them “airs”.  In the English language, hydrogen is so-called because water is generated by its combustion, and oxygen was named by Lavoisier from the Greek root meaning “acid” because he believed it to be an essential part of every acid.  In the German language, hydrogen is “wasserstoffe” and oxygen “sauerstoffe”, meaning the same but being also inaccurate, for all acids do not contain oxygen.  How much more accurate were Agastya’s names than ours?  The originality and aptness of these names is cited by Dr. Kokatnur as one evidence that the manuscript must be authentic.
Chemists at the convention gasped when Dr. Kokatnur read to them the following translation of the method of making a dry electric battery which was written centuries before the Christian era:
Minnesota Alumni Weekly“A well-cleaned copper plate should be placed in an earthen-ware vessel.  It should then be covered first by moist sawdust.  Mercury amalgamated zinc plate should then be placed on the top of the saw-dust.  By their contact a light known by the twin-names Mitra-Varuna (cathode-anode or electricity) is produced.  The water is split up by this into gases, Vital and Up-faced.  The joining together of hundred such vessels is very active or effective.”
From his knowledge of Chemistry, Dr. Kokatnur recognized that this was the method used in making a dry battery, but did not know what part the mercury amalgamated zinc plate had in the reaction until he consulted a battery maker who explained that it prevented polarization.
Continuing, Agastya said:
“When the “up-faced” is filled in an air-proof (impervious) bag and the bag is tied at the head of the vehicle, the “up-faced” due to its lightness carries the vehicle in the sky.”
Then the process of air-proofing the balloon bag is explained.  This is to be done by dipping a silk bag in the bark of trees which produce a milky juice (probably rubber).  After the first immersion and drying it was again dipped in the juice of another tree which contains tannin.  Then it is dried again, coated with wax, and at last coated with some kind of mixture made from sugar and lime.
Only to a chemist would the original translation have meant anything, for the manuscript does not specifically state that tamin is the second juice used.  The tree is named, and from his knowledge of Chemistry, Dr. Kokatnur deduced that the desired juice might be tannin for that is one of the chemicals contained in the sap of this particular tree. He consulted a rubber chemist and found that tannin will coagulate rubber (latex). 
After he has explained the process of making a dry electric battery, the sage Agastya gives us the process of electroplating:
“(This great light) plates the copper with gold or silver in the presence of acidified water and the metal that is combined with saltpeter.  The gold-plated copper is called “hundred pot born”.  Apparently the metal combined with saltpeter is either gold nitrate, gold chloride or gold cyanide. 
According to ancient literature, the Indians of pre-Christian times knew the laws of air and water and recognized that they were similar, except that in water one moves on the surface and in the air one must travel through the body of the matter.  Manuscripts written in 800 B.C. show that they had a knowledge of physics, for it is specifically stated that light, heat and sound exist in waves. 
They knew how to take advantage of currents both in the air and on the water.  Their balloons were steered by sails and guided by specially bred birds which must have been crossed to produce a bird of unusual strength which could be easily trained.  Hundreds of such birds were tied to the balloon described in the epic, Ramayana.  In the translation made by Romesh C Dutt, which is a condensed version of the Sanskrit original, we find in Book Five that Rama, the hero, had met and consulted with Agastya.  Dutt says:
“The wanderings of Rama in the Deccan, his meeting with Saint Agastya, and his residence on the banks of the Godavari river, are narrated in this Book.  The name of Agastya is connected with the Deccan, and many are the legends told of this great Saint before whom the Bindhya mountains bent in awe, and by whose might the Southern ocean was drained.  It is likely that some religious teacher of that name first penetrated beyond the Vindhyras in the Deccan, three thousand years ago.”
According to the epic, Agastya gave Rama magic weapons with which to conquer his foes.  There is not space here to relate the story, but it closes with Rama, returning home victorious with his rescued bride Sita, in an aerial carriage.  Dutt’s translation continues:
“Mark my love,” so Rama uttered, as on flying Pushpa car, 
borne by swans, the home-returning exiles left the field of war.
Lanka’s proud and castled city on the Trikuta’s triple crest, 
As on peaks of bold Kailasa mansions of Immortals rest!

See my love, round Ceylon’s island 
how the ocean billows roar
Hiding pearls in caves of corals, strewing shells upon the shore,
And the causeway, far-extending – 
monument of Rama’s fame – 
“Rama’s Bridge” to distant ages shall our deathless deeds proclaim!
See the rockbound fair Kishkindha and
her mountain-girdled town,
Where I slayed the warrior Bali, placed Sugriva on the throne.
And the hill of Rishyamuka where Sugriva first I met,
Gave him word – he would be monarch
ere the evening’s sun had set.
See the sacred lake of Pampa by whose wild and echoing shore,
Rama poured his lamentations when he 
saw his wife no more,
And the woods of Janasthana where
Jatayu fought and bled,
When the deep deceitful Ravan with
my trusting Sita fled.”
Of course, such poetic descriptions have always been given legendary, poetic interpretations, but we know that many arts known to the ancients have been lost.
No one can say definitely that this balloon flight as described was actually made, but Dr. Kokatnur has a number of evidences to substantiate his belief in the authenticity of the manuscript, Àgastya-Samhita`.
“In the first place”, he says, “the fact that the voltaic cell was discovered only a century ago and that the remedies to prevent polarization were discovered still more recently, indicate that the manuscript, to include these elements must be, if a fake, of very recent origin.  It is easy to detect if a manuscript is 50 years or several centuries old by examining the condition of the paper and writing.  These appear to be in favour of its authenticity. Further, it is not often that a man is well enough versed both in science and language to execute a fraud successfully is found.
“In India the knowledge of the sciences is only available in the English language.  It is doubtful if any Indian English-educated chemists – there are no electro-chemists by the way – know the fact that amalgamated zinc prevents polarization, and if one did, the chance of his knowing Sanskrit well enough to fake such a manuscript is remote.”
“The names of the twin-gods “Mitra Varuna” is very old and is even mentioned in Rik-Veda.  The word “Mitra” means “friend”, “an ally”, in other words, “cathode” because a deposit is made at this place.  “Varuna” means “liquefied or enemy” (of zinc) and therefore “anode”.  The use of such a twin word with such a significant meaning is certainly highly original.
“Similarly the names “prana” “vital life” and “udana” (up-faced or upward-moving) for oxygen and hydrogen are equally original and significant.
“Hindus seem to know of gases and there is no question of the antiquity of such knowledge.  From times immemorial, the twice-born castes of India have repeatedly chanted certain prayers, wherein som of these gases are mentioned.  One of the prayers of undoubted antiquity, repeated every day in India by the twice-born at the time of meals, somewhat in the spirit of a Christian blessing, is as follows:
“I reside in the animal body in the form of digestive fire (animal heat) and with the aid of Prana and Apana gases, digest the four kinds of foods”.
“If the knowledge of these gases were an isolated instance, one might well believe the fraudulent nature of this manuscript.  But the high concurrent knowledge of Chemistry in India is a never-to-be-disputed fact.  Their knowledge of the preparation of mild and caustic alkali several centuries before the Christian era, their knowledge of aqua-regia in potential, the detection of metals by the colour of their flames, the recognition of zinc as a distinctive metal many centuries before it was definitely known as such in Europe, and above all the great monuments like the ten-ton wrought iron gun at Nurver, as prerequisites point to the authenticity of this manuscript.”

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Marvelous Explanation Shiva Lingam – Some Scientific Truths


Marvelous Explanation Shiva Lingam – Some Scientific Truths

In the Nirgun-Sagun state Shiva is worshiped as the Shivalingam (Contrary to the rumors spread by our Islamic brothers that Shivalingam is the male genital the fact is that Shivalingam has a deep and scientific theory and philosophy).
A glance at the rounded, elliptical, an-iconic image of Shivalingam placed on a circular base (known as Peedam), which is found in the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbhagraha) in all Shiva temples, has given rise to various interpretations, without realizing the scientific truths discovered by the ancient Hindu sages. The practice of worshipping Shiva Lingam as the holy symbol of Lord Shiva, has been from time immemorial.
The worship of Shiva Lingam was not confined to India and Srilanka only. Lingam was referred to ‘Prayapas’ by the Romans who introduced the worship of Shiva Lingam to European countries. The statutes of Shiva Lingams were found in the archeological findings in Babylon, a city of ancient Mesopotamia. Further, the archeological findings in in Harappa-Mohanjo-daro, which yielded numerous Shiva Lingam statutes, have disclosed the existence of a highly evolved culture long before the Ariyan’s immigration.
The word Shivalingam has been derived from sanskrit roots Shiva (Lord) + Lingam (Mark/Chinha/Symbol). Hence, Shivalingam is the mark of lord within its creation. Everything in the world arises out of a dome/a ball/ a pindi......be it a tree which comes from a seed which is round, a child which comes from a cell which is round, all heavenly bodies are round, the minutest of cells are round and our very earth is round. Every thing being round is a mark of the Lord/Shiva. Since Shiva cant be comprehended, we worship his mark or we worshib the whole Brahmman in a Shivalingam. Philosophically, Shiva Lingam consists of three parts. The bottom part which is four-sided remains underground, the middle part which is eight-sided remains on a pedestal. The top part, which is actually worshipped, is round. The height of the round part is one-third of its circumference. The three parts symbolize Brahma at the bottom, Vishnu in the middle and Shiva on the top. The pedestal is provided with a passage for draining away the water that is poured on the top. The Lingam symbolizes both the creative and destructive power of Lord Shiva and great sanctity is attached to it by the devotees. This does not mean others should give a false meaning to the image of Shiva Lingam.
Diya V Sharma, Doctoral Researcher In Shaivism, Advait Vedanta
Bodhyana suthra  Mahanyasa , section shiva archna (shiva worship)
 shloka states

“Deho devalaya Prokthaha 

Jeeva Shiva Sanathanaha

Thejathe Agjana nirmalyam

SO HUM” Bhavena Poojayee” 

The body is the Temple, The life within is the SHIVA
Removing your ignorance and coming to an understanding, that, I AM THAT, should be ones WORSHIP.


By Ayathuray Rajasingam – On Hindu Understanding of universe, Particles, energy, protons electrons and Newton etc. Goosebumps assured !!!
A glance at the rounded, elliptical, an-iconic image of Shiva Lingam placed on a circular base (known as Peedam), which is found in the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbhagraha) in all Shiva temples, has given rise to various interpretations, without realizing the scientific truths discovered by the ancient Hindu sages. The practice of worshipping Shiva Lingam as the holy symbol of Lord Shiva has been from time immemorial.
The worship of Shiva Lingam was not confined to India and Sri Lanka only. Lingam was referred to ‘Prayapas’ by the Romans who introduced the worship of Shiva Lingam to European countries. The statutes of Shiva Lingams were found in the archeological findings in Babylon, a city of ancient Mesopotamia. Further, the archeological findings in Harappa-Mohanjo-daro, which yielded numerous Shiva Lingam statutes, have disclosed the existence of a highly evolved culture long before the Ariyan’s immigration.
In Hinduism, there are various ways of realizing God, which indicates Hinduism is liberal and have no rigid principles. Individual Hindus realize God according to his/her temperament. According to Hinduism, God becomes manifest in various aspects and forms and is known by various names.
Shiva Lingam consists of three parts. The bottom part which is four-sided remains underground, the middle part which is eight-sided remains on a pedestal. The top part, which is actually worshipped, is round. The height of the round part is one-third of its circumference. The three parts symbolize Brahma at the bottom, Vishnu in the middle and Shiva on the top. The pedestal is provided with a passage for draining away the water that is poured on the top. The Lingam symbolizes both the creative and destructive power of Lord Shiva and great sanctity is attached to it by the devotees. This does not mean others should give a false meaning to the image of Shiva Lingam.
It is unfortunate for some critics to have an imaginary invention on the image of Shiva Lingam as a male organ and viewed with obscenity, but had conveniently forgotten how a phallus could have appeared from the base. Moreover, since Lord Shiva is described as having no form, it is ridiculous to maintain that Lingam represents a phallus. This is the reason why Swami Vivekananda described Shiva Lingam as the symbol of the Eternal Brahman, when a German Orientalist, Gusta Oppert traced it to phallicism. Swami Vivekananda cited Atharva Veda that the worship of Shiva Lingam was sung in praise of sacrificial post – a description of the beginningless and endless of the Eternal Brahman and refuted it as an imaginary invention.
Hinduism does not oppose Science. It does not even oppose other religions. Science is a continuing effort to discover and increase human knowledge of the physical or material world through experiment and observation. But Hinduism has the force of providing answers to certain issues that Science could not.
The Lingam is shaped like an egg and represents the ‘Brahmanda’ or the cosmic egg. There are two types of Shiva Lingam. One is a black meteorite egg-shaped stone. It is said that such a stone is installed at Kabba in Mecca. The other one is man-made and is solidified mercury. Solidifying mercury is an ancient Vedic science.
Shiva Lingam represents the totality of the Cosmos and the Cosmos, in turn, is represented as a Cosmic Egg. Again an egg is an ellipsoid depicting with no beginning, nor end.
A glance at the image of Shiva Lingam shows there is a pillar with three marks and a Disc beneath it and sometimes with a coiling cobra snake around the Pillar and shows its fangs above the pillar. The truth behind the scientific research by the Danish scientist, Neils Bohr, demonstrates that Molecules (the smallest part of everything) made up of Atoms which consists of Proton, Neutron, and Electron, all of which play a vital part in the composition of Shiva Lingam. In those days instead of using these English words such as Proton, Neutron, Electron, Molecules and Energy, the ancient sages employed the usage of the words like Lingam, Vishnu, Brahma, Sakthi (which in turn is divided into Renuka and Rudrani), Sarppa, etc. as Sanskrit was the dominant language in those periods.
According to Hinduism, the Pillar is described as the column of fire which represents the three Gods – Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara while the Disc or Peedam represents Sakthi. The Disc is shown with three ridges, in carved at its periphery.
Sage Vyasa, the author of Maha Bharatha, mentions that Lord Shiva is smaller than the subatomic particle like Proton, Neutron, and Electron. At the same time, he also mentions Lord Shiva is greater than anything greatest. He is the cause of vitality in all living things. Everything, whether living or non-living, originates from Shiva. He has engulfed the whole world. He is Timeless. He has no birth, no death. He is invisible, unmanifest. He is the Soul of the Soul. He has no emotion, sentiment or passion at all. There is a mysterious or indescribable power in the Shiva Lingam to induce concentration of the mind and helps focus one’s attention. The contents of sage Vyasa is corroborated with the instance of that Arjuna fashioned a Lingam out of clay when worshipping Lord Shiva. Similarly, in Ramayana that before crossing to Sri Lanka, Rama, Lakshmana and Sita fashioned a Shiva Lingam at Rameswaram for worshipping Lord Shiva and also that Ravana could not lift the Lingam after it was placed on the ground by the small boy. These instances show that God may be conceptualized and worshipped in any convenient form. It is the divine power that it represents, is all that matters and here we see that both Arjuna in Maha Bharatha and Rama and Sita worshipping Lord Shiva as Nirguna Brahman or the formless Supreme Being.
The outcome of the scientific research is that the world came into existence with the formation of Molecules. According to Science, two atoms make one Molecule. The valency of molecules indicates the combination of the atoms.
It is essential to have a clear idea of the structure of an atom according to the findings of the Danish scientist, Neils Bohr., the nature of which is given below.
An atom is made up of Proton, Neutron, and Electron.
Neutrons do not have a charge and so would continue on in a straight line.
The nucleus of an atom is composed of positively charged Protons and neutrally charged Neutrons. Almost all the mass of an atom is in its nucleus. The nucleus is the very dense region consisting of Protons and Neutrons at the center of an atom.
Electrons are negatively charged and so would be deflected on a curving path towards the positive plate.
But the whole atom is electrically neutral on account of the presence of an equal number of negative electrons and positive protons.
The electrons revolve rapidly around the nucleus in circular paths called energy level. The energy levels are counted from the center outwards.
Each energy level is associated with a fixed amount of energy.
There is no change in energy of Electrons as long as they help to revolve in the same energy level and the atoms remain stable.
The Bohr model shows that the electrons in atoms are in orbits of differing energy around the nucleus. It is like planets orbiting the Sun.
An examination of the image of Shiva Lingam in the context of Bohr model would demonstrate the puzzling truth that Brahma has created the world. The behavior of Proton, Electron, Neutron, and Energy are well demonstrated by Shiva Lingam.
Vishnu signifies Proton with positive electrical charge.
Mahesha signifies Neutron with no electrical charge.
Brahma signifies Electron with negative electrical charge.
Sakthi is Energy. Sakthi is a type of energy field represented by a Disc.
Shiva Lingam represents the atomic structure. According to the Rishis, Shiva and Vishnu are present in the Lingam. In Sanskrit, the three lines signify multiple. In the atomic structure, there are Protons and Neutrons which are surrounded by fast spinning Electrons.
Sakthi is represented by a Disc in an oval shape with three ridges carved at its periphery. She is Energy and plays a vital role in the Universe.
If one look at the portrait of Vishnu, a lotus is depicted as arising from the navel of Vishnu and Brahma is shown as seated on the lotus. Lotus signifies Energy which has the force of attraction. The stem of the lotus can bend because of its flexibility signaling that Brahma moves around Vishnu. This is a message that Electron is attracted to Proton because of the opposite electric charge.
Moreover, Neutron is depicted as Shiva which has no charge at all.
The nucleus of the atom also contains neutrons. Neutrons are about the same size as Protons but have no electric charge. Neutrons are bound very tightly in the atom’s nucleus with the Protons. When the atom’s nucleus contains as many Neutrons as Protons, the atom is stable.
Similarly, the ancient sages provided the idea that when Shiva is not disturbed and separated, he remains calm. Shiva remains calm because Sakthi takes the form of Renuka. The energy which forms the molecules is denoted by its valency, which in Sanskrit is Renuka. Renuka is one produces Renu or molecule. Two atoms make one molecule.
Hence ancient Hindu sages brought the idea of Sakthi as Shiva’s wife and as part of Shiva and dances around Shiva throughout. However, when Neutron is disturbed and separated natural disaster occur, which signify that Shakthi turns out to be a terror known as Rudrani (Kali) performing destructive dance, signaling natural disaster.
The actual producer of molecules is Electron which signifies Brahma. Modern physics shows that Electrons are shared between the atoms to form a molecule. Therefore the Hindu concept that Brahma created the earth is in conformity with Science.

Yoga as a form of Lingam
Hinduism is deep rooted in the practice of Yoga and meditation. According to Hinduism, Yoga refers to the integration or union of a person’s own consciousness with the Supreme Reality or in other words Cosmic Consciousness.
Yoga was one of the greatest gifts provided by the worship of Lord Shiva to the world and received by people from all walks of life amidst diversity. The concept of Yoga began to surface with the excavations of stone seals from the archeological findings of the Indus Valley civilization and the Mohenjadero-Harappa civilization.
The Vedas were the revelations of the ancient sages, received through yogic meditation during the period of the Indus Valley civilization.
The initial form in the existence is a geometric surface, known as an ellipsoid. According to Yogic tradition, Lingam is a perfect ellipsoid. The first form of creation is an ellipsoid. Apparently, the final form before dissolution is also a Lingam. Modern cosmologists are of the view that the core of every galaxy is in the form of an ellipsoid. Yoga always maintains that the first and final form is a Lingam. If a person meditates, his/her energies will naturally take the form of Lingam. As the first and final form before dissolution is also a Lingam, Lingam is considered as a gateway to the beyond. In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is considered as the Supreme Truth.
There is another scientific truth that water poured down on the Lingam is not considered as holy water or Theertham as it is called. Shiva Lingam is considered to be an atom model. There is radiation from Lingam as it is made out of a type of granite stone. Granite is a source of radiation and reported to have higher radio activity thereby raising some concerns about their safety. Granite is said to have formed as lava or molten rock cooled and solidified over thousands or even millions of years, contain naturally occurring radioactive elements like radium, uranium, and thorium. Perhaps this is the reason that ancient Hindu sages advised their disciples not to touch water that is poured down on the Lingam.
The sages were aware that there will be radiation fall-out if some accidents occur and that is the reason that Shiva Temples were built close to the vicinity of sea, ponds, rivers, tanks or wells. Perhaps this may be the reason why these five Ishwaram temples were built around the coast of Sri Lanka, though Thondeeshwaram was submerged in the sea on account of the movement of the tectonic plates. Even lake Manasarovar is situated at the base of Mt.Kailash.



It is unfortunate that the Truth of the great work done by the ancient Hindu sages is misinterpreted by citing some verses in the Vedas, but we are fortunate to witness that the practices and literature were left as a legacy. It is a consolation that recent scientific discoveries have shown that the findings of the ancient Hindu sages were meaningful.
OM NAMASIVAYA.
References:
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda at the Paris Conference of the History of Religions
Hindu Dharma – by Bansi Pandit
Atomic Structure – The Bohr Model
Atom Models – NDT Center
Shiva Lingam – A symbol of science by Dr.P.Vartak.
Ramayana & Maha Bharatha
What is the meaning of Shiv Lingam – by Shri Hariharan Veer Shivadas, Director of Operations Gandhi Foundation the USA

Ancient Indian civil engineering found >8000 BC . SHRIVARDHAN SUBMERGE WALL


HINDU CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES IN 8000BCE?
 SHRIVARDHAN  SUBMERGED WALL ... IN OCEAN ... OFF RAIGAD COAST...... Sea coast has been coming back since last 26,000 years and this would be about the time this was on land ... This gives credence to the story of Lord Parashurama reclaiming land from sea ... Konkana was the place where Parashurama had finally settled after donating the whole land to Kashyapa. He had borrowed land from sea-in same manner as Dwaraka was below sea-level and some parts of Netherland now. Natural below sea level formation was in east Siberia. On hilly roads-lower wall to sustain the road is Retaining wall, upper wall to protect from falling rocks is called Breast wall. In under-sea level region, this is reverse. Sea facing wall is breast wall-called Okhotsky (=Vakshah) in east Siberia (Shibir is local name= tents, temporary shelters). Similar terms were used in Dwaraka which are now current in civil engineering. Sea facing wall was Okha (= Vaksha) ; now a port. Retaining wall is Dragandhra town (=Daharaam-dharaa). Probably, Oxus river in Pak occupied Kashmir had similar terms for hill roads. When Parashurama had constructed under sea level town, similar structures and names should exist. Parashurama had naval power also by which he had influence up to Kurd region of Iraq-Turkey. They are one of the 14 tribes which had supported Kamadhenu when Sahasrarjuna had attacked. So, the calendar after death was called Kalamba samvat. This is originally a term of solid geometry used in astronomy texts. In spherical polar coordinate system, this is top point like north pole in our maps/globe. Opposite point is Kalamba. Anchor of ship also s called Kalamba (= Column), as it goes down vertically. Persons engaged in shipping are Kalanja and their country is Kalinga. Their head is Kadamba (top point). Thus, the kings of shipping regions of Kalinga and Udupi were called Kadamba. Udupa is wooden boat, region using it was Udra (north Orissa) or Udupi (Malabar coast). Kalamba samvat started in 6177 BC-exactly 3100 years before the death of Yudhishthira in 3077 BC when Laukika era or Saptarshi era had started. Parashuram had destroyed Kshatriyas 21 times-Megasthenese has called it republic period of 120 years. Thus, each republic lasted for about 5 years each like present system. Prior to 21 republics, Parashurama must have been at least 35 years of age, so he lived up to at least 35+120 = 155 years-hence he has been called a Dirghajivi. Kalamba (Kollam) samvat start tallies with the archeological estimate of Konkana civilization era within experimental errors. There can be a theoretical error in radio carbon dating if there was a higher level of radioactivity as it was after Mahabharata period.HINDU 

MIND BOGGLING NEW EVIDENCE: Indian Hindu Links of AUSTRALIA

MIND BOGGLING NEW EVIDENCE: Indian Hindu Links of AUSTRALIA !!! Hinduism is the Mother of all Civilisation and Cultures _/\_
Australian Aboriginal and Dingo Mystery
Proved Indian Hindu Links
of all civilization.
Australia holds some of modern humans’ earliest archeological evidence, with relics dating back to about 45,000 years ago. In other words, Australian aboriginals are the oldest continuous population of humans on the planet. Shares very strong bond with Ancient Hindus and their traditions .well before Europeans could even dream of exploring the far-off continent
Before you dig deep in to this part of case study u must understand the step motherly treatment given by this western scientist who always attempt to diminish Hindu's proud history of mankind as much as possible.
First they started with "Hindus have no culture " Later " Aryan Invasion Theory" Now " Hindu prayed Aliens"  . These racist scientists even tried to tamper our history with "First humans came from africa theory" As many Africans genetically look closer to chimps. These are utterly a propaganda. Indian civilizations and our ancient Hindus don't share any link All these propaganda is to twist our history as many civilizations from America to Australia have strong connections with Indian DNA and our culture.
So they created this theory that Africans migrated into Indian subcontinent then from there into other parts !!! Another desperate attempt.
. Slowly but steadily when science get advanced these western experts are finding it very hard to botch up the facts and new evidence. But I always said: West can fake/alter our history but cant change it !!!
1) Dr Raghavendra Rao from the Anthropological Survey of India, says that DNA evidence linking Indian tribes to Australian Aboriginal people points to the fact that humans arrived in Australia via a southern coastal route through India. His team used computer programs to predict that a common ancestor existed, between the Indian population and Aboriginal Australians, up to 50,000 years ago.
The Uru megalithic sites of Australia date back to between 30,000 and 50,000 years, with extensive sites in the central west of NSW. The Sun is the most common symbol that is seen in the Megaliths erected by the Uru of Australia.
The Uruans worshipped the Sky-Father and Mother Earth.These are concepts linked to the Vedic India. In India, the 'World-Mother' is worshipped as Goddess 'Jagadambika' (जगदम्बिका). The 'Sky-Father' in Sanskrit is 'Jagatpati' (जगत्पति) which is 'Vishnu'. Jagatpati is also another word for the Sun as per the Vedic tradition.
With this as the background lets apply Sanskrit to decipher the word 'Uru'- the name by which this civilization came to be known. In Sanskrit 'Uru' (उरु) means 'Earth'. This may be a reference to the 'Earth-Mother' of the Uruan culture.
However, in the megalithic sites of Australia, it is the Sun that takes prominence and is the most common and recurring symbol. In Sanskrit 'Aru' (अरु) means the 'Sun'. And the name Australia may be derived from 'Aru'.
The entire word Australia can be decoded if we apply Sanskrit. 'Arus' (अरुस्) means the 'Sun', 'Taral' (तरल) means liquid which may refer to the coastal route which the Indians took to arrive into Australia and the fact that the entire continent is surrounded by water - a logic similar to why Australia and New Zealand together are referred to as Oceania. 'Alaya' (आलय) means 'home' or a 'retreat'.
And here is something from the Gympie Times, Australia dated 30th October 1975.
A Granite Hindu God Ganesha
Artifact found in Dogun, Australia
"At Dogun, schoolboy Cliff Brown, 13, found an elephant about 100mm high carved from beige granite. It is thought to be the Hindu God Ganesha." - The Gympie Times.
A statue found in the Gympie Ruins area
The 'Padma_Asana' Posture is the same as
Indian Vedic Goddess
Courtesy: http://www.stradbrokeislandgalleon.com/index.html
And now a report from BBC News, dated 14th January 2013 quotes a genetic research study which has concluded that Australia experienced a wave of migration from India about 4,000 years ago. It also says that a Genome-wide data substantiates that the Holocene gene flowed from India to Australia.*
An Australian Bushman with
the U-shaped Vedic Tilak on his forehead
In his book, 'Oriental Fragments' Edward Moor made the following observation in 1854, "In the vast spread of Australia, for instance, we might expect to find ... traces and remains of Sanskrit, and temples and images and various Hinduisms - evincing indeed, the existence there, at no very distant period, of a magnificent Hindu empire..."
2) The Dingo Mystery and the Indian link of Australian Aborigines :
Before you dig deep into this part of case study u must understand the step motherly treatment given by this western scientist who always attempts to diminish Hindu's proud history of mankind as much as possible. First, they started with "Hindus have no culture " Later " Aryan Invasion Theory" Now " Hindu prayed Aliens"  . These racist scientists even tried to tamper our history with "First humans came from Africa theory" As many Africans genetically look closer to chimps. These are utterly a propaganda. Indian civilizations and our ancient Hindus don't share any link. All these propaganda is to twist our history as many civilizations from America to Australia have strong connections with Indian DNA and our culture. So they created this theory than Africans migrated into Indian subcontinent then from there into other parts !!! Another desperate attempt.
. Slowly but steadily when science get advanced these western experts are finding it very hard to botch up the facts and new evidence. But i always said: West can fake/alter our history but can't change it !!!
Below are the findings by these western scientists. Again they tried to play it down by saying 4000 years ago ie,. 2000 BCE only but we all know our Hindu empire was a Naval super power and controlled a vast area of the world's territory even before any of these western civilizations came into existence. Let it be Truth will expose them sooner or Later !!! I tried my best to put all these infos in one single cover picture.
The Dingo Mystery
The dog in the below photo may look familiar to Indians as it closely resembles the free roaming dogs found in India. But this is Dingo, a dog species found in Australia and is also Australia’s largest terrestrial predator. Recent genetic studies of Australian Aborigines have revealed the missing link between Ancient India, Dingo and the natives of Australia. This study also negates the popular belief that Europeans were the first outsiders to arrive on the Australian soil. On the contrary, these studies reveal that ancient Indians were the first outsiders to arrive on the Australian Soil 4000 years ago, to be exact some 4,230 years ago.
The Dingo Mystery was that the oldest known fossil of this dog species in Australia dates back to 4000 years. There are no fossils of Dingo older than 4000 years found anywhere in Australia. So it was as if this dog suddenly arrived on the Australian landscape 4000 years ago. If so, then who brought it and from where? was the question.
The Mystery of the Archaeological Records in Australia
The archaeological records of Australia also indicated that there was a sudden change in the lives of the Australian natives 4000 years ago with improved agricultural practices and plant processing techniques (to remove toxins from edible plants), and new stone tools had arrived suddenly in Australia at around the same time. So from whom did the native Australian Aborigines learn all these new techniques 4000 years ago?

The Genetic Study of the Australian Aborigines
Now a Genetic study conducted by the researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany has reported evidence of substantial gene flow from India into Australia dating back to about 4,000 years ago. The timing or dating of this gene flow matches so well with the earlier explained mysteries that now it is clear that Ancient Indians had arrived on the Australian soil 4000 years ago, bringing with them the Dingo. They also taught the native Australians the new agriculture techniques, plant processing, and stone tools creation. Read this news item Indians broke Australian isolation 4,000 years ago and a more detailed report Must be Indian: Human Settlement in Australia
This also explains the other so far unexplained mystery of the huge expansion of a new Aboriginal language group in Australia at around the same time i.e. some 4000 years back.
Ancient Indians, not modern Europeans were the first outsiders to enter Australia
Till now it was widely believed that Europeans who first arrived in Australia at the end of the 1700s were the first outsiders to enter Australia. But this new genetic study has now revealed that the ancient Indians were the first outsiders to set foot on the Australian soil 4000 years back. More importantly, this migration is supposed to have happened from southern India, the present Dravidian speaking population of India.
Why did it take so long for a proper genetic study to be conducted on the Aborigines of Australia? Researcher Mark Stoneking says that the Aboriginal Australians have been hesitant to participate in these kinds of genetic studies, and were suspicious about the intention of such studies till recently.
Another important point to be noted is also the fact that the native Australians themselves arrived to Australia some 50,000 years back from India. The current theory of human origin and expansion, called the “Out of Africa” theory says that humans originated in Africa, and from there migrated to India, and from India spread to the rest of the world. So every non-African human being has his ancestral roots in India.
Hinduism is the Mother of all Civilisation and Cultures

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A British officer renovate Baijnath Mahadev Temple in 1883 पत्नी की पूजा से प्रसन्न होकर शिव ने दिया अंग्रेज को जीवनदान







मध्यप्रदेश के आगर मालवा नगर में श्रीबैजनाथ महादेव का एक ऎसा ऎतिहासिक मंदिर हैं जिसका जीर्णोद्धार तत्कालीन अंग्रेज सेना के एक अधिकारी ने करवाया था। प्रदेश के नवगठित एवं 51 वे जिले के रूप में गत वर्ष अस्तित्व में आए आगर मालवा के इतिहास में उल्लेख है कि बैजनाथ महादेव के मंदिर का जीर्णोद्धार कर्नल मार्टिन ने वर्ष 1883 में 15 हजार रूपये का चंदा कर करवाया था। इस बात का शिलालेख भी मंदिर के अग्रभाग में लगा है। उत्तर एवं दक्षिण भारतीय कलात्मक शिल्प में निर्मित श्रीबैजनाथ महादेव को चमत्कारी देव माना जाता है। इसका ज्वलंत उदाहरण उस समय दिखाई दिया जब अफगानिस्तान में 130 वर्ष पहले पठानी सेना से घिरे कर्नल मार्टिन की प्राणरक्षा भगवान शिव ने की और वे सही सलामत घर लौटे।
इतिहास में वर्णित है कि वर्ष 1879 में अंग्रेजों ने अफगानिस्तान पर आक्रमण कर दिया था। इस युद्ध का संचालन आगरमालवा की ब्रिट्रिश छावनी के लेफ्टिनेंट क र्नल मार्टिन को सौंपा गया था। मार्टिन युद्ध एवं स्वयं की कुशलता के समाचार आगर मालवा में छोड कर गए अपनी पत्नी को नियमित भेजते थे। इस दौरान एक वक्त ऎसा भी आया जब मार्टिन के संदेश आना बंद हो गए। उनकी पत्नी को अनेक शंकाएं सताने लगी। वह एक दिन घोडे पर बैठ कर आगरमालवा में घूमने गई तो श्री बैजनाथ महादेव मंदिर से आती शंखध्वनि और मंत्रों से आकर्षित हो मंदिर पहुंची। वहां मंदिर में पूजा पाठ कर रहे पंडितों से चर्चा की एवं शिव पूजन के महत्व के बारे में पूछताछ की। पुजारी ने कहा भगवान शिव औघरदानी और भोलेभंडारी हैं। अपने भक्तों के संकट वह तुरंत ही दूर करते हैं। पुजारी ने लेडी मार्टिन से पूछा बेटी तुम बडी चिंतातुर लग रही हो क्या कारण है। लेडी मार्टिन बोली मेरे पति युद्ध में गए हैं और कई दिनों से उनका कोई समाचार नहीं आया इसलिए चिंतित हूं, इतना कहते हुये लेडी मार्टिन रो पडी। फिर ब्राहमणों के कहने पर श्रीमती मार्टिन ने लघु रूद्रीअनुष्ठान आरंभ करवाया तथा भगवान शिव से अपने पति की रक्षा के लिये प्रार्थना करने लगी और संकल्प लिया कि उनके पति युद्ध जीतकर आ जाए तो वह मंदिर पर शिखर बनवायेगी। लघुरूद्री की पूर्णाहुति के दिन भागता हुआ एक संदेशवाहक शिवमंदिर पहुंचा। लेडी मार्टिन ने घबराते हुए लिफाफा खोला और पढने लगी। पत्र में उनके पति ने लिखा, हम युद्धरत थे तुम्हारे पास खबर भी भेजते रहते थे लेकिन अचानक हमें पठानी सेना ने घेर लिया। ब्रिटिश सेना के सैनिक मरने लगे ऎसी विषम परिस्थिति से हम घिर गए और जान बचाकर भागना मुश्किल हो गया। इतने में देखा कि युद्ध भूमि में कोई एक योगी जिनकी लम्बी जटाएं एवं हाथ में तीन नोंक वाला हथियार (त्रिशूल) लिए पहुंचे। उन्हें देखते ही पठान सैनिक भागने लगे और हमारी हार की घंडियां एकाएक जीत में बदल गई।
पत्र में लिखा था यह सब उन त्रिशूलधारी योगी के कारण ही संभव हुआ। फिर उन्होने कहा घबराओं नहीं मैं भगवान शिव हूं तथा तुम्हारी पत्नी द्वारा शिवपूजन से प्रसन्न होकर तुम्हारी रक्षा करने आया हूं। पत्र पढते हुए लेडी मार्टिन ने भगवान शिव की प्रतिमा के सम्मुख सिर रखकर प्रार्थना करते हुए भगवान का शुक्रिया अदा किया और उनकी आंखों से खुशी के आंसू छलक पडे। कुछ दिनों बाद जब कर्नल मार्टिन आगर मालवा ब्रिटिश छावनी लौटकर आए और पत्नी को सारी बातें विस्तार से बताई और अपनी पत्नी के संकल्प पर कर्नल मार्टिन ने सन 1883 में पन्द्रह हजार रूपये का सार्वजनिक चंदा कर श्रीबैजनाथ महादेव के मंदिर का जीर्णोद्धार क रवाया। आगरमालवा की उत्तर दिशा में जयपुर मार्ग पर बाणगंगा नदी के किनारे स्थापित श्रीबैजनाथ महादेव का यह ऎतिहासिक मंदिर लिंग राजा नलकालीन माना जाता है। पहले यह मंदिर एक मठ के रूप में था तथा तांत्रिक अघौरी यहां पूजापाठ करते थे। मंदिर का गर्भगृह 11 गुणा 11 फीट का चौकोर है तथा मध्य में आ ग्नेय पाषाण का शिवलिंग स्थापित है। मंदिर का शिखर चूनेपत्थर का निर्मित है जिसके अंदर और बाहर ब्रहमा, विष्णु और महेश की दर्शनीय प्रतिमाऎं उत्कीर्ण हैं। करीब 50 फुट ऊंचे इस मंदिर के शिखर पर चार फुट उचां स्वर्णकलश है। मंदिर के सामने विशाल सभा मंडप और मंडप में दो फुट ऊंची एवं तीन फु ट लंबी नंदी की प्रतिमा है। मंदिर के पीछे लगभग 115 फुट लंबा और 48 फुट चौडा कमलकुंड है जहां खिलते हुए कमल के फूलों से यह स्थल और भी रमणीक दिखाई देता है। महाशिवरात्रि के अलावा यहां चैत्र एवं कार्तिक माह में भी भव्यशिव मेला आयोजित होता है और दूर दराज से श्रद्धालु चमत्कारिक श्रीबैजनाथ महादेव के दर्शन पूजन करने पहुंचते हैं।

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

हिंगलाज माता का मंदिरः हिंदुओं के साथ मुस्लिम भी करते हैं पूजा





क्षत्रियों की कुलदेवी के रूप में प्रसिद्ध हिंगलाज भवानी माता का बलोचिस्तान स्थित मंदिर 52 शक्तिपीठों में से एक है। कराची से 250 किलोमीटर दूर क्वेटा-कराची रोड़ पर राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग से करीब घंटेभर की पैदल दूरी पर स्थित है यह मंदिर। मंदिर के सालाना मेले में यहां हिंदू और मुस्लिम दोनों शामिल होते हैं। यहां के स्थानीय लोग हिंगलाज माता मंदिर को श्रद्धा से नानी का हज, नानी का मंदिर कहते हैं। नानी का मतलब यहां ईरान की देवी अनाहिता से है। कहा जाता है कि माता के दर्शन के लिए गुरू नानक देव भी आए थे। 

पाकिस्तान स्थित इस मंदिर के लिए कहा जाता है कि यहां मांगी गई हर इच्छा पूरी होती है। किसी समय पूरे विश्व के हिन्दुओं की श्रद्धा का केन्द्र रहा हिंगलाज माता का मंदिर में अब भी दूर-दूर से लोग आकर मन्नत मांगते हैं। यहां का सारा प्रबन्धन स्थानीय निवासियों की एक कमेटी करती है।