Post No. 9212

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Several years ago I wrote about Sandhya vandana of Brahmins and the science behind it. I wrote that Brahmins are ‘living fossils’ and so they deserve a place in the Guinness Book of Records. I wrote that Brahmins’ thrice a day Sandhyavandana ritual has all the sciences from Astronomy to Zoology. Here is one more addition:-


What is Sandhya vandana?

Brahmins do it thrice a day with water under the sunlight or twilight. I already proved that Brahmins are the sons of the soil otherwise they would not use water in all the ceremonies. They belong to tropical regions like India not a desert or cold region. And in the cold region they don’t see sun for six months.

Sandhya = twilight; Vandana= bow and pay respect.

During this Sandhya Vandana they worship Sun God and Goddess Gayatri. Both are one and the same- ‘Light’.

Where is Sumeria?

It is modern Iraq. The rivers Tigris and Euphrates are running through this land and so the land in between two rivers is called Mesopotamia.

Sumer is the bottom most part of Iraq.

What is a Ziggurat?

It came from the Sanskrit word ‘Sikhara’. Early scholars thought that Semitic languages spoken in the Middle Eastern countries are different. But modern research shows all the words are from Tamil and English (Those who have read my 100+ articles in this blog is very familiar with that.) Most of the Sumer’s kings have Sanskrit names!

Ziggurat, called Sikhara in Sanskrit, is a step pyramid. It is like a Hindu Temple Tower but squares within squares and not a cone like shape.

Ziggurats were built through out ancient Babylonia and Assyria . These step pyramids were built with bricks and at the top stood a shrine. Now we know there were some for Moon God Nanna and other gods. Genesis , the first chapter of the bible, contains the story about Tower of Babel. This chapter was written in the middle of 8th century BCE. People thought the Tower of Bael was also a step Pyramid like Ziggurat. But Ziggurats were there thousands of years before the Bible came into existence. The oldest part of the Bible such as Exodus, Numbers and Samuel chapters are dated 950-900 BCE only.

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Sumerian scholars point out that the Sumerians came from a mountainous area in the East and settled down in the plains of two rivers. This East is India.

Sumer means people from Good Meru. One must remember that Egypt and Sumer has 5000 year history; different races speaking different languages migrated or invades and influenced the culture there.

Hebrew bible called this land Sennaar; we see Tamil word red river or fertile river there.

Sen / sem = prosperous, fertile; aaru= River

Thirty Indus- Srasvati seals are found in Sumer s far. Also some teak wood. They show the connection between India and Summer from around 2500 BCE.

Paramesh Choudhury’s book THE INDIA WE HAVE LOST (1997) have full details.

2500 years ago Greek writer Herodotus described the Ziggurat . He said it was a series of 8 super imposed stages, each one somewhat smaller than one below it.

What is the connection between the Ziggurats and the Brahmins, the priestly class of India?

Hindus are the only race in the world who made God genderless, that is above genders. Brahman/ god is neither feminine nor masculine. Later they called God, ‘she’ and continue it until today. God is like a mother with unstoppable grace, love and mercy. Semitic people though god is ‘He’ only.

Goddess Gayatris is invoked by the Hindus thrice a day standing in the sun light or twilight. That Gayatris is at the top of Ziggurat/ Sikhara, they say in their mantra thrice a day. They invoke her into their heart by waving their hands inward and at the end of their prayer comes this beautiful mantra about Ziggurat/Sikhar.

Even the Brahmins tuft at the top of their head is also a cognate word of Ziggurat/ Sikhaa/tuft.

The mantra they say after praying to goddess is as follows:-

“Uttame shikhare devi bhuumyaam parvata muurdhani

Braahmanebhyo hyanujnaanam

Gachcha devi  yathaa sukham “


Oh, resplendent Gayatri,

Kindly extend your grace to us who are worshipping the Brahman and restore yourself to your seat happily on THE HIGHEST SUMMIT/SIKHARE/ZIGGURAT of the glorious Mount Meru.

(Parvata is mountain. Parvati, daughter of the King of the Mountains , is a common Hindu feminine name from Sri Lanka to Nepal).

All  the good qualities, virtues and meters in prosody are feminine in Sanskrit, which is unique in the world. Anything to do with good, anything to do with grammar, particularly prosody, all the nouns are feminine in Sanskrit.

In short Brahmins around the world are talking about the Goddess on top of the Ziggurat at least thrice a day (being living in London I do recite this mantra only twice a day. I skip the mid -day prayer because of work load; may be a lame excuse!)

Don’t you also think that Brahmins deserve a place in the Book of Records for talking about Goddess on Ziggurat for at least 8000 years? Gayatri Mantra is in all the four Vedas and the oldest book in the world the Rig Veda is dated from 6000 BCE by Herman Jacobi and Bala Gangadhara tilak.

Ziggurat (long live) Zindabad.

–subham —

tags- Ziggurat, Sikhara, Brahmins, Gayatri