Research has been going on whether the standing stones of Carnac in France were burial plots or whether their use was astronomical in nature. No matter what the future (unbiased) science will reveal, one thing is established, the stones of Carnac are aligned to the sun and moon in a special way.
Sun Temples around the world have similar names – for example: the ‘Konark’ temple of India and the ‘Karnak’ Temple of Egypt. In Sanskrit ‘Konark’ is a combination word, ‘kona’ (कोण) meaning ‘angle’ and ‘ark’ (अर्क) meaning the ‘sun’.
|The ‘Konark’ Sun Temple, Odisha, India.
‘Kona’ ( कोण ) is ‘angle’ and ‘ark’ (अर्क) means ‘sun’
in Sanskrit. The Konark is a representation of the Chariot of Surya Deva driven by seven horses.
The Carnac complex in France is located at the unique latitude at which the solstice sun, both summer and winter, form a perfect Pythagorean triangle relative to the parallel of latitude.
|The ‘Carnac’ Megalithic site.
The etymology of the name ‘Carnac’ is unknown, but if we were to apply Sanskrit to decode the meaning, of the word ‘Carnac’ – this is what we arrive at:
1. ‘Kar-Ark’ : ‘kar’ (कर) means ‘sunbeam’. ‘Ark’ (अर्क) means ‘sun’. Karark (कर-अर्क) means ‘sunbeam from the sun’ or ‘ray of light from the sun’.
2. ‘Kar-nak’ : kar (कर) means ‘sunbeam’, ‘nak’ (नक्) means ‘night. Karnak means ‘Ray of Light at Night’. This could have been in reference to the Moon.
3. ‘Kaar-ark’: ‘Kaar’ (कार) means ‘act of worship’ or hymn of praise’. ‘Ark’ (अर्क) is ‘sun’. ‘Kaar-ark’ could thereforebhave been a place of worship for the sun, that is, a Sun Temple.
4. Kar-naksh: Kar (कर) means ‘Sunbeam’. Naksh (नक्ष्) means ‘approach or come near’. In that sense Carnac would mean ‘From where the sunbeam approaches’.
The Egyptians are not sure of the meaning of ‘Karnak’ in their language, however it is accepted that Karnak of Egypt is also a sun temple.
|The ‘Karnac’ Sun Temple of Egypt|
It is obvious that all three sites are temples, more specifically ‘astronomy-related’ sites dedicated to the worship or study of the Suin – and Sanskrit explains their etymology of the names Carnac (France) and Karnak (Egypt) vias the Sanskrit ‘Konark’.