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Rig Veda, the oldest book in the world, dated around 4500 BCE by Bala Gangadara Tilak and Herman Jacobi of Germany, has a lot of amazing things about Human Eye.

Hindus believe in three things which science would prove one day:

1 Moon has connection with plants on earth. They grow with the help of moon. But science says photo synthesis happen with the help of sunlight and without photo synthesis plants will die. They never connect moon with the plants.

2.Hindus believe power of eye will improve or increase by doing Surya Namaskar (Exercise cum Sun Worship) in the early morning. Science don’t believe in it; but it says Vitamin D is obtained by sunlight. Nowadays doctors in London advise everyone to take Vitamin D. Latest scientific articles say deficiency of Vitamin D is the root cause of many health problems. So, the doctors and scientists partially agree with us.

3.Moon has a sway over human mind. Though scientists don’t agree with Hindus, statistical records show increased mental health problems are seen on Full Moon days and New Moon days. Surface of Earth is covered with 70 % water and human body also consists of 70% water, so the moon effect on water is understandable, argue believers. But no precise scientific proof is available.


Eye in the Rig Veda

The most famous sukta/hymn of Rig Veda 10-90 Purusha Suktam is recited every day in temples and orthodox brahmin houses. Max Muller gang and Marxist gangs are interested in it because of the reference to the four castes for the first time in the Vedas. But we are going to investigate another interesting point in it.

When a rishi looked at the universe as God, Cosmic Man/Person , he says,

“The moon was born from his mind; from his eye the sun was born”- RV -10-90-13

Here we see the connection to eye and sun. Greeks also borrowed it from us:-

Eyes resemble the sun, both as a rayed circle (eye and lashes) and also a set of concentric circles (pupil, iris, white). The sun is able to see all that is happening on earth. In many European languages , eyes can stand for the sun. in Old Irish the word for eye is ‘suil’.

Sul, solar, suil – and many other words are derived from Surya in the Rig Veda. R/L change is seen in all the languages; so, Surya becomes Solya and then solar, sul, sur etc.


There is a Greek prayer referring to the goddess Theia in terms of sun:-

“Thou beam of the sun

Far seeing mother of the eyes”.

Greek drama is full of allusions to the link between the eye and the sun. Aeschylus in Prometheus Bound refers to the ‘all seeing circle of the sun’.

The eye to menace the wheel of the sun- Aristophanes

The Greeks thought of the sun and the moon as the eyes of the animate sky like Vedic Hindus.

In Oedipus Colonius, Sophocles writes, ‘may the all seeing sun give you  such a sad old age as mine’.

This is similar to Hindu Brahmins daily prayer (Daily Sandhya Vandana in the afternoon) where the man asks for 100 year happy life looking at Sun. The mantra finishes with ‘look at Sun’ and the man looks at the sun with his crossed fingers. Without looking at the bright Sun Light directly Hindus make a small hole via the crossed fingers of both the hands.


Here again the Hindus confirm the link between the Sun and Eye. Here is the daily afternoon prayer of Hindus (I recite this Mantra everyday in London):-

Pashyema saradas satam

Jeevema saradas satam

Nandaama saradas satam

Modaama saradas satam

Bhavaama saradas satam

Shrunavaama saradas satam

Prabhravaama saradas satam

Ajeetaashyaama saradas satam

Jyok cha sooryam  druse saradas satam

May we look at sun for 100 years

May we thus live for 100 years

May we be delighted for 100 years

May we be happy for 100 years

May we excel in all for 100 years

May we speak and hear for 100 years

May we be unconquerable for 100 years

In this way we would like to see Sun………………….

This is found in all the Vedas with slight difference in wordings.

In the thrice a day worship of Brahmins there are many more mantras on Sun God. I chose this particular verse because it is chanted when one sees the Sun through gap created by locking both the hands.


Here is the proof to show that Greeks borrowed it from us:

In the most famous Wedding Mantra in the Rig Veda (10-85)

“One of the pair (Sun) sees all existing things; the other orders seasons and born again- 10-85-18

This is a reference to Sun and Moon. It is found in Wedding Mantra which is used even today unlike the Greek verses!

Another Rig Vedic reference sounds more interesting!

Yama’s son says in 10-16-3

“The Sun receives your Eye; the Wind your Spirit”

Again this is a funeral hymn. This means the dead person’s eye goes to the sun whereas his breath mingles with the atmospheric wind. Here we may interpret Eye and Sun as light. Most of the funeral hymns in Hindu Vedas say that the dead person becomes light and travels upward.


10-37-1 is praising Sun God ‘Surya’-

“Do homage unto Varuna’s and Mitra’s Eye; offer this solemn worship to the mighty god

Who sees faraway, the ensign, born of gods. Sing praise unto Surya, to the son of Dyaus”

Even today millions of Hindus pray to Sun God and do Surya Namaskar.


The Gayatri Mantra found in all the four Vedas is also about Sun. Gayatri represents Energy, Power, Sakti. In Hinduism Shakti or Power is always shown as Goddess.



Egyptians also borrowed the concept of eye representing sun.

The perception of the sun as an eye is related to its role as an ‘all seeing judge in the universe’. This is repeated in the Vedas as an attribute to Varuna and Surya.

In Egypt , on images of the sun god the eye portrayed on a solar disc could represent the head of the divinity.

In Egypt, Greece and India the all seeing role of the sun gave it an association with the eye.

Egyptians also saw the sun as all seeing eye like the hindus. Sun is symbolised by an eye as in the case of Horus , the youthful Egyptian sun god. He is also portrayed as a hawk in other places. The characteristic stylization of his eye, the Udjat eye , was considered a powerful amulet.


Eyes of St.Lucia

St .Lucia is another example of a goddess whose eyes are significant to her cult, as they become one of her emblems. The eye of Saint Lucia of the Mediterranean is a natural operculum that is worn in jewellery, a lucky charm in Corsica! . these are sea shells collected from the Mediterranean Sea (In Tamil it is called Ravavan muzi in Rameswaram).

Shiva’s Eye; St Lucia amulets, Ravana’s Pupil (sea Shells)


THE SUN GODS OF ANCIENT EUROPE by Miranda Green, London, 1991

The Sun Goddess, Sheena Mc Grath, UK, 1997.

Dictionary of Symbolism by Hans Biederman, New York, 1992

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