5000 years ago the world was not divided by the territories which we see today. There were no conflicts and distinctions of religion, scriptures, beliefs and cultures. The world was ruled by one king and the capital of the world was Hastinapura, New Dehli. After the great world war of Mahabharata, there was anarchy all over the world. During this unstable period, the throne was being ruled by the King Parikshita. During his rule, Kaliyuga, the age of darkness arrived which influenced the minds of people outside the India as it was not able to work on this land of gods and pilgrims, Bharata. Thus after the rule of Parikshita, the world started being divided into many parts and their veidic culture was modified by the people who were ruled by personality of Kali.
This post is an effort to revive the veidic culture of ancient Egypt and analyze it through the light of Sanatana Dharma. Egypt is the second oldest civilization and the modified version veidic culture which helped in building great miracles. The archeology, philosophy, theology, traditions, monuments and all facts related to Egypt prove the presence of veidic essence within it. Max Muller had also observed that the mythology of Egyptians (and also that of the Greeks and Assyrians) is wholly founded on Vedic traditions. Eusebius, a Greek writer, has also recorded that the early Ethiopians emigrated from the river Indus and first settled in the vicinity of Egypt.
The Symbol Ankh and Pavitram
Ankh is a key like symbol carried by Egyptian Gods. This is what Wikipedia says about it: “The origin of the symbol remains a mystery to Egyptologists, and no single hypothesis has been widely accepted. One of the earliest suggestions is that of Thomas Inman, first published in 1869:
It is by Egyptologists called the symbol of life. It is also called the “handled cross”, or crux ansata. It represents the male triad and the female unit, under a decent form. There are few symbols more commonly met with in Egyptian art. In some remarkable sculptures, where the sun’s rays are represented as terminating in hands, the offerings which these bring are many a crux ansata, emblematic of the truth that a fruitful union is a gift from the deity”.
My interpretation it is the PAVITHRAM of Hindus. Hindus, particularly Brahmins, wear this key like symbol ‘Pavithram’ made up of Dharba grass during every ritual or Puja. Like Egyptian Gods get or give energy with Ankh, Hindus get energy from the sun by wearing Pavitham. The above passage can be interpreted as Lingam and Yoni of Saivism as well.
Concept of soul
Soul is situated in the heart
Heart is mentioned in Egyptian literature as Ib or Jb or Ab. Heart is said to be formed from a drop of blood of mother’s heart. To ancient Egyptians, Heart was the seat of the soul thus it was the centre of emotions, will and intentions. In their tradition, heart was the key of afterlife. This is evidenced by the many expressions in the Egyptian language which incorporate the word jb. This word was transcribed by E. A. Wallis Budge as Ab.
In Sanatana Dharma, Soul is situated in the subtle heart. Soul is the origin of consciousness which is transferred through the brain to all the neurons.
Soul and supersoul
Soul is the Sheut of the God(s). The word Sheut means shadow. Egyptians surmised that a shadow contains something of the person it represents. Through this association, statues of people and deities were sometimes referred to as shadows. Shadows are identifies as the representation or an existing image of the respective being. Thus as soul is the shadow, it has quality of the origin but it cannot be equated with the quantity or power of it’s creator as it cannot be misunderstood with the person because of whom shadow is seen. Soul is also identified as rays of the god Ra (The Sun God).
According to Sanatana Dharma, God or the Supersoul is compared with the Sun and the soul with it’s rays. Soul and God are qualitatively similar but quantitatively different. The famous philosopher in Hinduism, Shripad Madhvacharya Swami compared the Supreme with the moon and the souls with it’s shadow. When the pots are filled with water and arranged under the moon, they reflect the moon. Moon is compared with the supersoul and souls with reflection or the shadow.
Soul is the minute spark of the supreme
Soul in Egyptian mythology is also known as Ka. Ka means the spark or the vital spark. According to Aryan tradition, soul is the minute part of God. Just like a fire emits the sparks, the Supreme being Lord Krishna is present within each being as Supersoul and as His minute spark, the soul.
Soul is personal
The ‘Ba’ (bꜣ) was everything that makes an individual unique, similar to the notion of ‘personality’. The Ba is an aspect of a person that the Egyptians believed would live within the heart during the life and after the body died. Usually Ba means person or a form which has attributes, ability of acting, desires and intentions.
Although some unauthorized sects in Hinduism believe that soul is impersonal, soul has form according to the Vedas, Upanishadas, Dharma Shastras and Puranas. Soul is within the body and according to Bhagvad-geeta, wears body just like we wear clothes (Only a form can have clothe, formless cannot). Therefore, just like Egyptians, the Aryans also believed in the form of the soul.
Soul mentioned as a bird
Soul is often seen in the form of a bird in Egyptian literature. As we know, In upanishadas, soul and Supersoul are compared with the birds. In the Brahma Sutras it is said that, Two birds enter in the cave of the heart, one sees and one eats.
Transmigration of the soul
As we all know, Egyptians believed in reincarnation and transmigration of the soul into new body. The soul departs from this old body and goes to new one. In Hinduism, this transmigration is compared with changing of cloths.
The myth of Nile
River Nile is known as Blue Nile in Egypt because of its blue colour. Actually It is named after its color which is blue. It is a Sanskrit word Nila meaning blue which is transliterated as Nile. Almost all ancient Egyptian names are Sanskrit names.
Letters written by Dasharatha
Scholars around the world knew the connection between India and Egypt. That was the time King of Ayodhya, Dasaratha wrote ten letters after marrying his daughter to Egyptian king Amhenotep (Sramana Dev).
The letter written by Dashratha to Amhenotep was discovered around 1887 by local Egyptians who secretly dug most of these letters from the ruined city of Amarna (The word is transliterated from Sanskrit word –‘Amarana’ meaning ‘No death’ (in this case- Eternal kindom), and sold them in the antiquities market. They had originally been stored in an ancient building that archaeologists have since called the Bureau of Correspondence of Pharaoh. These tablets are written by Dashratha in Egyptian local language called ‘Akkadian cuneiform’ so that king Amhenotep could understand them.
Only meaning of some words and phrases is understood and translated by archeologists. Some phrases with meanings from the letter are given as follows –
Meaning- Without the veidic foundation, any human society is like a bird in a cage.
Meaning– A brick may easily move from under its partner, still I will not move from under the feet of the king- the glorious one, as my daughter is your wife and my glory is yours.(Used in letters EA 266, 292, and 296. EA 292 by Adda-danu of Gazru.)
- “For…with lack of a cultivator…daughter”
Meaning– “For the lack of a cultivator, my field is like a woman without a husband. My child without a man” (Rib-Hadda letter EA 75)
- “Hale like Bram the Sun…”
Meaning– “And know that the King is Hale like the Sun in the Sky. For his troops and his chariots in multitude all goes very well and it will go with all auspiciousness as my daughter is yours and my glory lies within your faith which rests in Brahman….”
- “I looked and this way, and I looked…”
“I looked this way, and I looked that way, and there was no light. Then I looked towards Rama, my son, indeed my Lord, and there was light. I expect you to become like Rama, the all merciful” (EA 296 by Yahtiru.)
- “May the right goddess of Gablgna (Ganga)…”
“May the goddess of Ganga rant power to the king, my dear son.” (varieties of the phrase in the Rib-Hadda letters)
“For you the king, a pot of gold as your dawary held in pledge” (The Pot of a Debt. EA 292 by Adda-danu of Gazru.)
- “7 times and 7 times again…”
7 times and 7 times– Over and over again, you fell at my feet, thus your politeness fruictified and my wealth (my daughter) became your consort.
- “fall … 7 times and 7…father“
I fall, at the feet 7 times and 7 times, on the back and on the stomach unto the supreme personality of Godhead for He is the Suprmem Father of you, me and of the entire universe. (EA 316, by Pu-Ba’lu)
Manes, The law giver
Menes or Manu was given a legendary date 3100 BC by the Greeks because Indian Kaliyuga Calendar begins at that period (5000 years ago). Mayans also followed this Kali Yuga Calendar. Menes (Manu) was praised the first Law Giver of Egypt by the Greek Historian Diodorous Siculus.
Manu (In Hinduism)= Manes (in Egyptian literature), Minos (in Greek mythology), Moses (in Blible and Isalam).
Manu, Manes, Minos, Moses – these four names overshadow the entire ancient and modern world, they appear at the cradles of four different people to play the same role, they all were law givers. This idea of law giver in different cultures (or Psuedo-religions) is born of Hinduism originated from the description of Manu, the law giver in Sanatana dharma and was modified in different cultures through Egyptian literature which was copied from viedic texts.
Louis Jacolliot has written:
“Egypt received from India, by Manes or Manu, its social institutions and laws, which resulted in division of the people into four castes, and placing the priest in the first rank; in the second, kings; then traders and artisans; and last in the social scale, the proletaire”
Diodorus Siculus also stated that Menes had introduced the worship of the gods and the practice of sacrifice as well as a more elegant and luxurious style of living. In Sanatana Dharma, Manu is the law giver who wrote Manu-Samhita which is an important scripture among Dharma-Shastras teaches law and ethics and mentions all the rules and regulations should be followed by a living entity.
For this latter invention, Menes’ memory was dishonoured by the Twenty-fourth Dynasty pharaoh Tefnakht and Plutarch mentions a pillar at Thebes on which was inscribed an imprecation against Menes as the introducer of luxury. Thus Menes as Manu and His original description was lost because of this disregard and ‘anti-veidic agenda’ of local rulers of ancient Egypt.
Egyptians were just like Indian Hindus. They believed kings were half God, half man. Indian words for kings and palaces are synonymous with Gods and Temples. Diodorous links Heracles (Hercules) with Egypt and India. Hercules was one of the 12 ancient Gods of Egypt and he cleared India of wild animals, says Diodorous.
Egyptian kings called themselves children of Surya/sun. This corresponds with the Surya Vamsa of Hindu scriptures. Like Indian Hindu kings, Egyptian kings had two names : 1. Name given at birth 2. Coronation name or Abisheka Nama.
Narmer Palette on which Menas, the law giver is shown who is punishing the sinner. The highlights show his Paduka (Sandals) and Kamandalu (A water pot). Indian sages carry the same.
Destroted Sanskrit words in Egyptian literature
Just a few examples:
Zawyet el Aryan=Arya
Dashuf= Dasyu or Dasa
Amarna= Amarana or Amara
El Badari= Badrinath (Lord of Badri)
Beni Hasan=Vani darsan
Naj el der=Naga.
The Shri Yantra and Egyptian Pyramids
Sri Yantra’s 3 dimensional geometrical pattern contains the elusive Theory Of Everthing ( TOE ) which interlinks gravity and antigravity to the other fundamental forces of nature. This cosmic consciousness pranic diagram contains the 11 dimensions, the ultimate periodical table of elements and E8 root structure which is inclusive of the double helix DNA , quarks, anti-quarks, leptons, neutrinos, excitons, plasmons , solitons ,mesons, hadrons, gluons, W-bosons, nuclear forces , scalar waves , akashic torsion field records , dark energy, time, space etc.
The golden ratio is lifted by an Italian Fibonacci , from the mystic Vaastu geometry of Sri Yantra of Indian Vedic times 10,000 years ago. 51 deg 49 min 38.25 sec are angle measurement for both the Egyptian pyramid and Sri Yantra.
These facts are incredible but true thus cannot be ignored.
Veidic pyramids are known as वास्तु शिखरिन्, meaning- वास्तु(vastu)-architecture, शिखरिन्(Shikharin) –Pyramid
Vāstu śāstra is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “science of architecture.” These are texts found on the Indian subcontinent that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry.
The pyramid has been known from ancient times as a powerful design that connects to energy forces or to the cosmic energy and its shape is identified with healing qualities. The Egyptians viewed the pyramid as a spiritual symbol because its form directs the electromagnetic energy surrounding the earth and form the stars and other planets. In metaphysical studies, its structure with four sloping sides emits positive energy that neutralizes negative energy .One of its main function is to remove or recycle stagnated and negative energy and focus harmonizing energies. Research and experiments have shown that pyramid powers change the mental, physical and emotional states of individuals who have been exposed to its vibrations. They are also used to preserve the prasadam and induce energy in it.
The third Eye
The third eye is known as the gateway to higher consciousness. It may alternately symbolize a state of enlightenment. In Eastern spiritual traditions, the third eye is known as the ‘inner eye’; the mystical and esoteric concept referring to the ‘ajna’ chakra. The third eye is associated with clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, visions, and precognition. People who have developed their third eye are known as ‘seers’.
There are two small organs in the brain known as the pituitary body and the pineal gland. Medical Science refers to the pineal gland as the ‘atrophied third eye.’ It is said that neither of these glands are atrophied. These glands were once used in the past as a means for man to get in touch with the inner worlds, his way to ingress. These glands will again serve that purpose. Man will again possess the ability of clairvoyance by remembering how to establish a connection to the pineal gland and the pituitary body, but on a much grander scale by connecting the pineal gland and the pituitary body with the cerebrospinal nervous system. Once this is accomplished, it will be under the control of man’s will.
Activating the third eye can be accomplished through meditation. Mastering the art of meditation will help to activate the pineal gland and the pituitary body as well as teaching you to relax and open your mind to all possibilities. Once this is accomplished, clairvoyance is easily reached.
When we study this third eye in Hinduism we can surely realize that the Egyptians might have used exactly the same ‘eye’ as the Hindus to symbolize the Third Eye. As we can see in the images below, they did indeed.
Preserving of Body
In Egyptian tradition, we often see mummies, the preserved bodies. In Hindu scriptures also we may find such mentions of preservation of dead bodies.
The demigods are in a position many times higher than that of human beings. Therefore, although the great saints and sages were also powerful brāhmaṇas, they requested the demigods to revive Mahārāja Nimi’s body, which had been preserved in various perfumed balms. One should not think that the demigods are powerful only in enjoying the senses; they are also powerful in such deeds as bringing life back to a dead body. There are many similar instances in the Vedic literature. For example, according to the history of Sāvitrī and Satyavān, Satyavān died and was being taken away by Yamarāja, but on the request of his wife, Sāvitrī, Satyavān was revived in the same body. This is an important fact about the power of the demigods. -Shrila Prabhupada, SB 9.13.8 Purport
Division of Months
In Indian Calenders we will see an extra month after each four years. Purshottam maas is an extra month or thirteen in the Hindu calendar. This is been done for bridging of the lunar and solar calendars
The ancient Egyptian calendar was a solar calendar with a 365-day year. The year consisted of three seasons of 120 days each, plus an intercalary month of 5 epagomenal days treated as outside of the year proper.
Swallowing of Sun
Ra was the solar deity, He is the Sun God, bringer of light, and thus the upholder of Maat. Apep was viewed as the greatest enemy of Ra, and thus was given the title Enemy of Ra, and also “the Lord of Chaos”. As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake or serpent leading to such titles as Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Apep swallows the sun during the great battle which leads to solar eclipse.
In Hindu tradition, Rahu is the severed head of an asura (demon) called Svarbhānu, that swallows the sun causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a serpent riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is one of the navagraha (nine planets) in Vedic astrology and is paired with Ketu. The time of day considered to be under the influence of Rahu is called Rahu kala and is considered inauspicious. In Vedic astronomy, Rahu is considered to be a rogue planet. The other name of Rahu is Bhayanaka.
Apep and Rahu Swallowing the sun
Rahu and Apep
The Cosmic Egg (Brahmanda)
One of the earliest ideas of “egg-shaped cosmos” comes from some of the Sanskrit scriptures. The Sanskrit term for it is Brahmanda (ब्रह्माण्ड) which is derived from two words- ‘Brahm’ (ब्रह्म) means ‘cosmos’ or ‘expanding’ and ‘anda’ (अण्ड) means ‘egg’. Certain Puranas such as the Bhagvata Purana speak of this in detail. In the upper half, there are 7 heavenly planetary systems and bellow, there are 7 hellish planetary systems. Earth is at seventh planetary system in which mountain Meru is at the centre.
Egyptian people also saw this universe in the form of an egg. In the original myth concerning the Ogdoad, the world arose from the waters surrounding of the mountain (Mountain Meru). Ra was contained within an egg laid upon this mound by a celestial bird. In the earliest version of this myth, the bird is eagle like. it could also be an ibis.
Breaking of vessels
Hindus break all the mud pots after using them in a funeral. They are usually made up of clay and painted red. Indian civilization is oldest scientific civilization, thus there are many scientific reasons behind our traditions. When person is dead, the decomposition of the lifeless body starts. Thus there are many unpleasant vibrations around and microbes in the air. Therefore we wash our clothes we put to visit the place of dead and our body carefully. This tradition of breaking the mud pots also indicates that, the body which is made up of the earth has become one with the earth.
Egyptians also broke all the red color ceramic vessels and pots used to prepare bread at the end of the burial ritual. This was done to ensure that they were not reused. Such descriptions of breaking the pots find in The Book of Dead.
Spinx and Purusha-Mriga
InEgyptian tradition, it has the head of a human, the haunches of a lion, and sometimes the wings of a bird. It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster.This deadly version of a sphinx appears in the myth and drama of Oedipus. Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx).
Purusha Mruga was renowned as one of the biggest devotees of Lord Shiva. As the name suggests, It was half man and half animal. It has wings, tail of tiger, stomach and legs of a lion. It is described in Mahabharata as well as many other minor Puranas. Indian reference to a Sphinx also comes from Tamil epics and is carved on Tamil temple walls. In fact, there are temple lamps used in traditional shrines with images of the sphinx, indicating the key role it played in local mythology. It is the symbol of prosperity and protection.
Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890), who worked in French India as a government official and was at one time President of the Court in Chandranagar, translated numerous Vedic hymns, the Manusmriti, and the Tamil work, Kural. This French savant and author of La Bible Dans L’Inde says:
“With such congruence before us, no one, I imagine, will appear to contest the purely Hindu origin of Egypt, unless to suggest that: “And who tells you that it was not Indian that copied Egypt? Any of you require that this affirmation shall be refuted by proofs leaving no room for even a shadow of doubt?
“To be quite logical, then deprive India of the Sanskrit, that language which formed all other; but show me in India a leaf of papyrus, a columnar inscription, a temple bas relief tending to prove Egyptian birth.”
(source: Hinduism in the Space Age – by E. Vedavyas p.117).