Southern Arabian kingdom of Shiva History and try appreciate what Supreme Lord Shiva means. SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi = Om Namah Shivay.
Shaivism was the most important influence in ancient Arabia before Islam along with pre islamic Babylonian Deities. Arabs when they converted to Islam took the Namaz ritual from Persians [Arabs call it Salat] and also Sajda [will elaborate on that shorlty ] & Prayer of evening, Isha is always invoking Lord Shiva also known as Isha. Those who do not understand live in ignorance but they are praising the Supreme force of creativity.
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Those who destroy or vandalize any Shiva temple or relic in any form, have known to be suffering and the entire community has disappeared or suffered for hundreds of years incessantly. NEVER EVER SAY one single wrong word or you will be paying heavy price for many lives to come. Shiva temples of antiquaty have been tempered and that is why there is so much war and conflict in those areas. It has been historically known that any human entity that insults or use wrong words for any Shiva Symbols usually gets severe punishment and suffers for long time.
Ancient Arabia was known as Land of Arva or Asva called by ancient Persians as land of horses as Arva or Asva in Avestan and Sanskrit means Horse. Ancient Arabia had more than 13 key temples dedicated to Shiva but one of the main ones was where today’s Kaba is situated where they had many ancient Babylonian, Greek deities.
In a remote ancient time todays Tamil speaking people lived in old Babylonia and also in ancient Sumeria, Egypt and parts of Africa like Ethiopia. They used to worship Shiva, the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.
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On the five gold plates were inscribed verses by ancient Arab poets like Labi Baynay, Akhatab-bin-Turfa and Jarrham Bintoi. That discovery made Harun-al-Rashid order Abu Amir to compile a collection of all earlier compositions. One of the compositions in the collection is a tribute in verse paid by Jarrham Bintoi, a renowned Arab poet, to king Vikramaditya. Bintoi who lived 165 years before Prophet Mohammad had received the highest award for the best poetic compositions for three years in succession in the pan-Arabic symposiums held in Mecca every year. All those three poems of Bintoi adjudged best were hung inside the Kaaba temple, inscribed on gold plates. One of these constituted an unreserved tribute to King Vikramaditya for his paternal and filial rule over Arabia. I will dedicate full details of that shortly that uncover the hidden and suppressed truths.
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There is an arabic poem extant that is attributed to the uncle of the apostle, whose title was the pious, but who was called the Jahil because of his refusal to take to his nephew’s religion, and was killed with others of the Quraish tribe. This arabic poem is in praise of Mahadeva (Lord Shiva). I wil elaborate on that one day.
Pre-Islamic Arabian poet Bintoi’s tribute to king Vikramaditya is a decisive evidence that it was king Vikramaditya who expanded to the Arabian Peninsula and made it a part of the Indian Empire. This explains why starting from India towards the west we have all Sanskrit names like Gandhara & Khorasaan (now Afghanistan), Persa [iran] Arvasthan, Bahlika [Balkh now known as Tajikistan.
At the highest level, Shiva is regarded as formless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman, and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe
The roots of Siva in folk etymology is Si which means “in whom all things lie, pervasiveness” and va which means “embodiment of grace. IN a remote past, the term evolved from the Vedic Rudra-Shiva to the noun Shiva in the Epics and the Puranas, as an auspicious deity who is the “creator, reproducer and dissolver”.
Shiva encompasses male and female energies and it is the ultimate subtle reality that technically runs the energies of the living worlds. Whatever name, form or shape you give or call the ultimate reality is just that and it is always pervasive, unchanging irrespective of anyone knowing or believing or not.
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Name with the Tamil word Sivappu meaning “red”, noting that Shiva is linked to the Sun – Sivan, “the Red one”, in Tamil) and that Rudra is also called Babhru – red in the Rigveda.The Vishnu sahasranama interprets Shiva to have multiple meanings: “The Pure One”, and “the One who is not affected by three Gunas of Prakrti (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas)”. Shiva is known by many different names in different regions and cultures. Shiva also has Dasha-Sahasranamas with 10,000 names. In the scriptures of the south, there is a reference to kabbala-ishwara. The Bhavishya Purana also refers to Madinam pura as a teertha.
The worship of Shiva became popular in Central Asia through the Hephthalite Empire, and Kushan Empire. Shaivism was also popular in Sogdia and the Kingdom of Yutian as found from the wall painting from Penjikent on the river Zervashan. In Indonesia, Shiva is also worshiped as Batara Guru. Daikokuten, one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japan, is considered to be evolved from Shiva. The name is the Japanese equivalent of Mahakaal, the Buddhist name for Shiva.
Nataraja another name of dancing form of Shiva is also called Mahakaal or the timeless Unchanging Time.
Ancient kingdom of Shiva or Sheba
Muslim, Jewish and Biblical texts now only mention the land of Saba but it was Sheba or Sheeva pronnouced as Sheba or Saba.
The Saba, “the oldest and most important of the South Arabian kingdoms. Kenneth Kitchen dates the kingdom to between 1200 BCE until 275 CE with its capital, Ma’rib. The kingdom fell after a long but sporadic civil war between several Yemenite dynasties claiming kingship resulting in the rise of the late Himyarite Kingdom.
The biblical narrative about the kingdom of Sheba was based on the ancient civilization of Saba in South Arabia
The most famous claim to fame for the Biblical land of Sheba was the story of the Queen of Sheba, who travelled to Jerusalem to question King Solomon, arriving in a large caravan with precious stones, spices and gold. In the Quran, Sheba is mentioned in surat an-Naml in a section that speaks of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon. The Quran mentions this ancient community along with other communities that were destroyed by God. In the Quran, the story essentially follows the Bible and other Jewish sources.
Southern Arabia had Sayhadic languages were Sabaean [Shivean] , Minaeic known as Madhabic or Madhabi now extinct.
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Indian people are totally ignorant of their vast ancient past. They are living in a stupid world of consumerism. They have no connection with any thing beyond body. I feel pity for the people of this time frame for not knowing real meaning of Shiva or its symbolism. They are so naive as to keep throwing milk on stone symbols which is not any religious or spiritual practice but symbolism being taken literally. RESPECT and meditate on Shiva to get love, devotion and peace in your life. If any Shiva temple is in any bad condition get it fixed and that area will prosper exponentially.
Weather we believe or just shut our mind. We witness the same energy in so many forms, shapes yet we dont “understand” it as human mind has no capacity to fathom the intensity of energy!! Om Namah Shivay!