Written by London Swaminathan


Date: 3 NOVEMBER 2017


Time uploaded in London- 9-56 AM



Post No. 4362

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INDRA IN A TEMPLE; Lalgudi Veda post

Vedas are mysterious; the more we read the more we wonder. Even with the available English translations of foreigners who did not understand or appreciate our culture and religion, we know a lot of things. We must read it between the lines. In Hindi, Marathi and Guajarati there are original translations and interpretations; In many other languages, only translations are available


Here are some more wonders:–

Miraculous powers are attributed to the prayers of Rishis (seers) in the following passages in the Rig Veda:


viswaatrasya rakshati brahma idam bhaaratam janam—RV 3-53-12


Praises to Indra have I sung, sustainer of this earth and heaven. This prayer of Viswamitra keeps secure the race of Bharatas.

the race of Bharatas is the descendants of Viswamitra, Bharata being the son of  celebrated Sakuntala,  the daughter of Vviswamitra and Apsaras Mena.


evam nu kam daasaraaknje sudaasam praavad

indro brahmanaa vo vasishtaahaa- RV 7-33-3

“So verily, with these he crossed the river (Yamuna), in company with these he slaughtered Bheda.”

vasishtasya stuvatah indrah asnot urum trutsumya akrunod lokam RV 7-33-5


“Like thirsty men they looked to heaven, in the battle with the Ten Kings, surrounded and imploring.


Then Indra heard Vaishta, as he praised him, and gave the Trustus ample room and freedom.”


These passages show that Indra answered the prayers by giving them miraculous powers. They could cross even deep rivers.


Later we came to know about Vasudeva with Krishna crossed the River Yamuna and Moses crossed the sea with his followers.

The mention of River Yamuna in the Battle of Ten Kings surprised the historians. Even during this early period, the Vedic Hindus spread up to River Yamuna. The Battle of Ten Kings can be compared to several Wars fought by the Three Tamil Kingdoms Chera, Choza and Pandya. Every time one king attacked the other two kings, a lot of chieftains joined one or the other. So the kings were praised as one who defeated Nine Kings or seven kings. Though all the Tamil kings spoke the same language, followed the same culture and same religion, fights like Ten Kings War of Rig Veda (Dasaraja Yuddha) occurred through out 1500 years of Tamil history. Tamils were the longest fighting race in the world.


Half baked foreigners, without understanding  Indian culture, dubbed one or two as Aryans and others as Dravidians or aborigines. The fact of the matter is they were all Vedic Hindus. Foreign coolies concocted their own stories. If one has to understand Indian culture one must study all the 2500 poems of Tamil literature. We have to thank god for foreigners not able to read Tamil poems; otherwise they would have dubbed half of them as Aryans and others Dravidians.



“To these who knowest , Agni, you Disposer, all these wise SECRET SPEECHES I have uttered.

Sung to you, sage, the charming words of wisdom, to you, O Singer, with my thoughts and praises” – RV 4-3-16


2000 year old Tamil Sangam Literature translated the word Veda into ‘Marai’ which means ‘Secre’t, ‘Hidden’ (meaning).




The severest blow to all the foreigners who advocated the Aryan Invasion Theory comes from the Brahmana Literatures.



“One must not sleep with his head towards the west, lest he should sleep stretching his legs towards the gods. The Southern quarters belongs to the Fathers (Pitrs=departed souls); and the Western one to the Snakes (s+naka= Nagas); and that faultless one is the one where the gods ascended to the Heaven. And the Northern quarters belongs to Men; Hence in human practice a hall or a shed is constructed with the top beams running from South to North because the North is the quarter of men. It is only for a consecrated, not for an unconsecrated person, that is constructed with the top beams running from West to East.—Sat. Brah3-1-1-7


(This shows that some sort of Vastu Shastra existed from the Vedic period)



“He cuts off some goat’s hair and lets loose the animals towards the North East for this North East is the region of both gods and men – he thus bestows cattle on that region, and hence both gods and men subsist on cattle- 6-4-4-22


Standing with his face towards North East, Prajapati (Brahma, the Creator) created creatures, and again North East is the quarter of both gods and men…………… In that quarter is the GATE OF THE WORLD OF HEAVEN.—6-6-2-2/4


“Standing with his face towards North East, Prajapati (Brahma, the Creator) created offspring by means of the Vishnu strides; in like manner does the sacrifice now, standing towards North east, create offspring by means of the Vishnu strides. 6-7-2-12

“In whatever direction he may intend to drive, let him first drive east, for the East is Agni’s region 6-8-1-8

“With the they proceed to South west quarter, for that is Nirrti’s quarter (Nirrti= Goddess of Evil); he thus places Nirrti in Nirrti’s quarter-7-2-1-8


“THE EAST TENDS GODWARD – meaning towards Agni 7-3-21 “

(I consider this as the origin of Vastu Shastra; so Vastu Shastra is several thousand years old!!!)


Foreigners said that Vedic culture spread from the western direction (Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan) to the East, but Vedic scriptures reject those bluffs. Indra is allocated East and Varuna is allocated West in Vedic scriptures. Apart from tha,t the rivers are listed from east to West. And Hindus also believe that Bhageeratha and his forefathers lived on the banks of Ganges. Moreover, Kasi/Benares/ Varanasi was the oldest city in the world and it is on the banks of Ganges.  All of these prove that the westerners’ views are incorrect.

—Subham, Subham–


Is God Omnipresent?


Once a saint, to test his disciples to find out if they are conscious of God’s presence everywhere, called a few of them, gave them a mango each and asked them to eat it in a place where nobody could see them. They all went with their mangoes and, except one, returned and reported that none saw them eating the mangoes. But the disciple who was an exception came back with the mango and told the Guru that he could not find a place where he was not watched by God, who is an eternal and all pervading witness. God is omnipresent.

—From Stories as told by Swami Ramdas


Avvaiyar’s Wisdom

Ancient Tamil poetess Avvaiyar dedicated her life to educate the people. She was a preacher of simple yet profound truths. Her teachings have the validity for the whole world for all time. She has a permanent place in Tamil literature and her name is a household name in Tamil speaking parts of the world. Several poetesses had this name Avvaiyar. The most famous one was the Sangam poetess. This Avvaiyar  was said to be the sister Tiruvalluvar, author of Tirukkural, according to an old legend.


‘’An interesting story offers an insight into Avvaiyar’s mind. After long wanderings the poetess arrived at a temple and, sitting down to rest, stretched her legs in the direction of the sanctum (Garba Gruham). The temple priest came to her shouting, ‘’how dare you stretch your feet towards god. Get up and get out’’.


Avvaiyar pointedly replied, ‘’Sir I am dead tired and I am urging the ache in my legs to seek relief from god. If you think this is blasphemy, please put my legs in the direction where there is no God. Please, learned priest show me a direction where God is not found ’’.

The priest was nonplussed; soon he acknowledged her wisdom and admitted his ignorance.


Story as told by Sri Suddhananda Bharati from London Sri Murugan Temple Consecration Souvenir, year1984.

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