WARNING: Nine People Are Watching You! (Post No. 2939)


Sinhalese inscription with Sun and Moon


Written by London swaminathan


Date: 3 July 2016

Post No. 2939

Time uploaded in London :– 7-31 AM

( Thanks for the Pictures)






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persian 500 bce

Persian Inscription, 500BCE


Big brothers are watching you! That is what Hindus said thousands of years ago. We know that CCTV cameras are everywhere; we know about the google map, spying satellites, infra-red cameras, infra-red binoculars as well. These can photograph even the backyard of your house or what is happening in the dark! But there are ways to evade all these spying devices.

Hindus say that there are NINE people who are watching you for ever and you can’t escape from them. They are called Nine Karma Sakshis (Nine Witnesses to your actions)


Suryah somo yamah kaalo mahaabhutaani pancha sa

Ete subha asubhasyeha karmano nava saakshinah


The nine are: Five elements, sun, moon, Yama, the god of death and the Time.


We know the five elements are water, fire, earth, air/wind and space/ether

Hindus are the only people who knew he full power of these five elements. Hindu scriptures have the eariest reference to the five elements. They used water to give boons to someone or to curse someone. They used water to donate anything. It is found in ancient Sanskrit and Tamil literature. Tamil literature says that the water used for donating lands and money by the kings ran like a river. Tamil epic Silappadikaram says that the wedding of Kovalan and Kannaki was done in front of fire. Hindus sealed their pacts in front of fire and gave their daughters in marriage in front of fire. The daughter was given to a man by water which is irrevocable (in those days!). all these are considered witnesses.

The ancient inscriptions show sun and moon in pictures or in words. Space is everywhere.





We think that anything done in a locked room or alone is secret. It is not. The nine witnesses mentioned by the Hindu sloka are everywhere, all the time. Sun and moon mean day and night—all the 24 hours.


Yama and Time are also important witnesses. We haven’t found any instrument that will put the clock backward. Everything is counted. Yama , the god of death is a very interesting scientific truth. Even if a mosquito sits on the surface of water it sends ripples which we may not see, but the mosquito sees it. Even when an ant is running, a line is drawn on the earth which we may not see, but the ant knows it. Likewise, every thought or action we do create impressions, pictures. Hindus call it Chitra Gupta (means Picture Hidden= secret picture), who is the accountant of Yama. Chitra Gupta is actually a Super Computer. All our thoughts and actions are calculated by this Chitra Gupta and the sum total decides our fate after our death.


Hindu marriages are done when the sun or moon shines. In south India they do it only in the day light/ when sun shines. In north India Hindus do it when the moon shines. Most of the inscriptions say ‘as long as sun and moon shine’. They are the witnesses for anything happening on earth.


Keeping these nine witnesses we must always think good and do good.


Nabonidus praying to Sun, Moon and Venus.

hindu wedding

Hindu Wedding with Fire as witness.




Who discovered Five Elements/Pancha Bhuta?


Research paper written by London Swaminathan

Research article No.1514; Dated  24    December 2014.

The concept of Five Elements, known as Pancha Bhuta in Indian languages, is found in Greek and Babylonian cultures. But they borrowed it from India. Greeks left one of the elements, Sky, and used the other four elements i.e. water, fire, earth and wind. Empedocles of Greece mentioned the four elements.

In the Babylonian myth, Enuma Elis, the elements are mentioned. But the hymn is like the creation hymn in the Rig Veda. I have already compared them in my post, “Creation: Vedic and Babylonian Hymns.

Buddhists and Jains also developed the five elements in their own way. It was exported to China and Japan.

Following is a verse from the Sangam Tamil literature:

“The earth is packed full of molecules,

the sky is supported by the earth, — patience

the air embraces the sky, — extensive wisdom

the fire encounters the air, — strength

and the water — mercy

is hostile to the fire. – destruction of enemies

Like, in nature, to the five elements, you bear with your enemies; you possess extensive wisdom, you have strength, you have might to destroy and mercy to protect —Purananuru verse 2, sung by Murinjiyur Mudinagarayar.


This is like a translation of the following hymn in Taiittiriya Upanishad:

From – divine – soul, verily,

space arose;

from space wind;

from wind fire;

from fire water;

from water the earth;

from earth the herbs and food;

from food semen and from semen the person/purusa

Taittiriya Upanishad, Brahmavalli, Anuvak.1

We see the same order in both

Sky – Sky

Wind – Wind

Fire —  Fire

Water – Water

Earth – Earth

Kalidasa used the five elements in Raghuvamsa and his other works.

Raghuvamsa 1-29

Brahma created Dilipan with five elements. This is true indeed because all his virtues  are useful to others (like five elements).

Raghuvamsa 4-11

As soon as Raghu became king, even the Pancha bhutas attained new vigour

Raghuvamsa 3-4

Dilipan’s wife Sudakshina who was pregnant, ate sand out of craving .

Sangam Tamil Puram verse 20 by Kurungkoliyur kizar said the same thing.

Kings were called “Bhubuk” i.e. eaters of land (of other kings)

Kings were considered God or Vishnu

Puram Verse 92 by  Avvaiyar says king is like a father.

Ragu 3-27 says  “king is Vishnu”

In Tamil the words for the king and his palace are synonymous with the God and Temple (Ko Il; Ko is king and Il is house; Kovil is Temple.)