Dakshinamurthy inside Church (Post No.9340)

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 9340

Date uploaded in London – –4 MARCH  2021     

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It is a well known fact that early Christians copied Buddhists in setting up their church and convents. It is also believed that Jesus Christ spent his early childhood in the Himalayas and learnt upanishadic parables from the seers/ Rishis. He followed the Upanishads in relating parables

A strange coincidence is that in the church building, the southern side is the side of the Dean and the pall bearers.

In Hindu temples, we have Dakshinamurthy in the southern prakara/ corridor facing south. That is the side of Yama, the god of death as well.

Here is what the ‘Word watching’ column in a newspaper says,

DECANAL

of or pertains to a dean or deanery, applied to the south side of a cathedral or other church, being that on which the Dean usually sits, from the Latin ‘decanus’ a Dean.

The pall bearers and executors in the seats on the Ddecanal side, the other noblemen and gentlemen on the Cantorial side .

–taken from my old paper cutting.

(The Latin word DECANUS is derived from Sanskrit word DAKSHINA/ South)

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Also read my article Sanskrit Words in the Bible for more such titbits

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tags – church, Dakshinamurthy, dean, Decanal