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13-Kaabaa or Shiv Temple?
The Kaabaa in Meccaa is actually Shiv Ling.
To this day there are inscriptions in Sanskrit language on the Kaabaa. As the pilgrim proceeds towards Meccaa he is asked to shave his head and beard and to don special sacred attire that consists of two seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to be worn round the waist and the other over the shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of our old Vaidik practice of entering Hindu temples clean and with holy seamless white sheets.
The main shrine in Meccaa, which houses the Shiv emblem, is known as the Kaabaa. It is clothed in a black shroud. That custom also originates from the days when it was thought necessary to discourage its recapture by camouflaging it.
Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaabaa temple go around it seven times. In no other mosque does the circumambulation prevails. Hindu invariably circumambulate around their deities. This is yet another proof that the Kaabaa shrine is a pre-Islamic Indian Shiv temple where the Hindu practice of circumambulation is still meticulously observed.
The practice of taking seven steps - known as Sapt Padee in Sanskrit - is associated with Hindu marriage ceremony and fire worship. The culminating rite in a Hindu marriage enjoins upon the bride and groom to go round the sacred fire four times (but misunderstood by many as seven times). Since "Makh" means fire, the seven circumambulations also prove that Meccaa was the seat of Indian fire-worship in the West Asia.
The Islaamic practice of Bakaree Eed derives from the Go-Medh and Ashwa-Medh Yagya or sacrifices of Vaidik times. Eed in Sanskrit means worship. The Islaamic word Eed for festive days, signifying days of worship, is therefore a pure Sanskrit word. The word MESH in the Hindu zodiac signifies a lamb. Since in ancient times the year used to begin with the entry of the Sun in Aries, the occasion was celebrated with mutton feasting. That is the origin of the Bakaree Eed festival. [Note: The word Bakaree is an Indian language word]
The Islaamic term "Eed-ul-Fitr" derives from the "Eed of Piter" that is worship of forefathers in Sanskrit tradition. In India, Hindu commemorate their ancestors during the Pitri Paksh that is the fortnight reserved for their remembrance. The very same is the significance of "Eed-ul-Fitr" (worship of forefathers). The Islaamic practice of observing the Moon rise before deciding on celebrating the occasion derives from the Hindu custom of breaking fast on Sankraanti and Vinaayaki Chaturthee only after sighting the Moon.
Baarah Vafaat, the Muslim festival for commemorating those dead in battle or by weapons, derives from a similar Sanskrit tradition because in Sanskrit "Phiphaut" is "death". Hindu observe Chayal Chaturdashee in memory of those who have died in battle.
The word Arabia is itself the abbreviation of a Sanskrit word. The original word is "Arabasthaan". Since Praakrit СBТ is Sanskrit СVТ the original Sanskrit name of the land is "Arvasthaan". "Arva" in Sanskrit means a horse. Arvasthaan signifies a land of horses., and as well all know, Arabia is famous for its horses.
Four months of the year are regarded as very sacred in Islaamic custom. The devout are enjoined to abstain from plunder and other evil deeds during that period. This originates in the Chatur-maas i.e., the four-month period of special vows and austerities in Hindu tradition.
Shabe-baraat is the corrupt form of Shiv Vrat and Shiva Raatra. Since the Kaabaa has been an important centre of Shiv (Shiva) worship from times immemorial, the Shiv Raatri festival used to be celebrated there with great gusto. It is that festival which is signified by the Islaamic word Shabe-baraat.
Since Eed means worship and Griha means "house", the Islamic word Eed-gaah signifies a "House of worship" which is the exact Sanskrit connotation of the term. Similarly the word "Namaaz" derives from two Sanskrit roots "Nama" and "Yagya" (NAMa yAJna) meaning bowing and worshipping.
All Arabic copies of the Koran have the mysterious figure 786 imprinted on them . No Arabic scholar has been able to determine the choice of this particular number as divine. It is an established fact that Muhammad was illiterate therefore it is obvious that he would not be able to differentiate numbers from letters. This "magical" number is none other than the Vaidik holy letter "OM" written in Sanskrit. Anyone who knows Sanskrit can try reading the symbol for "OM" backwards in the Arabic way and magically the numbers 786 will appear! Muslims in their ignorance simply do not realize that this special number is nothing more than the holiest of Vaidik symbols misread. You can try reading it yourself, look at the figure OM in a mirror and you can make out the Devnagari (Sanskrit-Hindi) numerals 7-8-6.
The following added - RVC Meeting of Swami Ram Tirth with Muslims of Lucknow, 1905.
('In Woods of God Realization' , vol. VI, Chapters IX/X, pages 142-244).'.. .......
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 11/24/12