In the Vedic tradition, the hexagonal yantra or the Shatkona (षट्कोण) or the six-angled figure, consisting of two triangles, one pointing up called ‘Om‘, the other pointing down known as ‘hrim‘ are locked in harmonious embrace; the upward triangle symbolizes Shiva and represents the focused aspects of masculinity; the downward triangle symbolizes Shakti, the sacred embodiment of femininity. The mystical union of the two triangles represents Creation. The two locked triangles are also known as ‘Shanmukha‘—the six-faced, representing the six faces of Shiva & Shakti’s progeny Kartikeya. This symbol is also a part of several yantras and has deep significance in Hindu ritual worship and history.
|The Shatkona , a Hindu symbol, represents the union of
the male and feminine form. It represents
Purusha (the supreme being) or Shiva,
and Prakriti (causal matter) or Shakti.
The Vedic Shatkona appears as star of David or the Seal of Solomon in Israel.
|The hexagon on the Wall of Jerusalem
Also known as the ‘Seal of Solomon’
and ‘Star of David’. Solomon, also called Suleiman,
was the son of David.
As per Professor P. N. Oak the city of Jerusalem, is the city of Sri Krishna, the term Jeru is the same as Yeru or Yadu. In his book, The World Vedic Heritage, P.N, Oak wrote that at the close of the Mahabharata War, the Yadhu tribe of Sri Krishna was forced to leave Dwarka and migrate westward, There are skeptics who say that this is not possible or plausible, yet we find that the name of the civilization in Israel prior to the Hebrew was known as ‘Canan’ (from Sri Krishna’s other name ‘Kanha‘), one of the largest rivers in Israel is known as the Kishon, sometimes even referred to as the Kishen. The Sea of Galilee which is really a lake, is known as Ganne-sarat or Kanne-sarat, ‘sarat‘ is Sanskrit for ‘lake’. For more on this subject click here.
In fact the name Solomon itself is a Sanskrit name, its origin lies in the name ‘Shala-manav’, which means ‘large’ or ‘tall’ and was another name of ‘Bharat’s father, the same Bharat after which India was named ‘Bharat‘. P.N. Oak listed 22 tribes that had left India at the close of the Mahabharata war, 10 tribes perished, 12 settled in Russia, Syria, Greece, Palestine, Egypt and Israel. Even today ‘Shalmanov’ is a family name in Russia and you may even find a few people named ‘Solomon Shalmanov’.
There were three kings of the Assyrian Empire in the 8th century BC, who bore the name Shal-Manesar, ‘shal’ (शाल ) means ‘large’ and ‘mana’ (मन) is mind’ sara is ‘lake’, in this context it would mean ‘large-minded’. ‘Manasar’ (मानसार) also means ‘high degree of pride’, an apt name for a king.
Professor Oak was of the view that the city of Jerusalem already existed in the era of the Canan civilization and hence the ‘hexagonal’ ‘shatkona’ was seen on the walls of the city of Jerusalem. It existed from the times of the Canan-ites, (the people of Kanha) when the city was still known as Yadhu–Ishalayam, Yadhu for the name of Sri Krishna’s tribe, ‘ish’ (ईश) means ‘god’ and is the name of both Shiva and Rudra, ‘alaya’ (आलय) is ‘home’.
|The lions on the gate entrance of Jerusalem
and the lotus motif are Vedic symbols.
India’s foremost sacred plant, the lotus,
|The Jagganath Temple at Puri
The ‘Singh Dvar’ or ‘Lion’s Gate’
is a common feature of ancient Indian temples.
|Lotus Motif carving Bharut Stupa, 2nd century BC
Madhya Pradesh, India. The lotus was a common feature
of Hindu temples and later of Buddhist Stupas.
The lotus has a cherished place in the Vedic tradition. The Lotus is as ever-present in the depictions of gods and sages. The lotus was a symbol of auspicious splendor and of divine self-generating birth . The earliest mention of the lotus in India is in the Rig Veda where it is called puskara. The Rig Veda says “O, Agni, in the beginning atharvan churned thee out of the lotus, the bearer of all.” (RV 6.16.13)
|The lotus, in India, is the symbol of
the prolific earth and of Mount Meru.
The gods and goddesses in the Hindu pantheon are described as lotus-naveled or ‘kanjanabh’ (कञ्जनाभ), lotus-eyed or ‘kamalaksh’ (कमलाक्ष), having feet like the lotus or ‘charankamal’ (चरणकमल), or ‘seated-on-the lotus’, that is bearing a ‘padma-asana’ (पद्मासन) or a ‘kamalasana’ (कमलासन). The list of the mention of the lotus in Vedic sutras and strotrams, in epics and hymns is endless. In no literature anywhere in the world has the lotus been held in such reverence and sanctity as is done in the Vedic and Hindu ethos.
Vedic Gods also appear in the ‘Canan’ civilization of pre-Hebrew Israel. In his book ‘India in Greece’, Edward Pococke states, “When Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord and built them high places and groves, on every hill and under every tree, the object was Bal and the pillar was his symbol. It was on this altar they burned essence and sacrificed the calf on the 15th day of the month, the sacred Amavas of the Hindus. The calf of Israel is the bull of Baleshwara or Iswar. Bal alias Baleshwar or Krishna.” And indeed, Bal also called Ba’al was the principle diety of the Cananites, or the people of ‘Kanha‘ in where today flows the river Kishon. Israel still has places named Ramah and Ramathiam.
|The Canan-ite God Baal with his Calf.
That’s the same as Hindu God Kanha or Krishna
with his calf. There’s a Baal-gad town (बाल – गढ़)
in Israel and even a River Kishon!
And here follows a picture of the Canan-nite God Hubayu. When the Christians came in and demonized paganism and all ancient religions, they gave the horns and tail of Hubayu to Satan!
|The Canan-nite God ‘Habayu’
looks like a mixed up figure
of the Vedic Shiva and his bull ‘Nandi’.
The Cananite name ‘Habayu’ may well be a distortion of Shiva – the letter ‘s’ often gets transformed to ‘h’, as in Hindu from Sindhu, the ‘v’ changes to ‘b’, as in ‘vishvajeet’ to ‘bishvajit’ and so on. Hence Habayu may well have been a distortion of Shivaya or Shiva.
|Lord Shiva and Nandi|
As mentioned above, it is said that the Christians gave the tail and horns to Satan, Satan was no other than the Cananite God ‘Habayu’ who in turn was a distorted representation of Shiva and nandi. For more on this click here.
In fact the map of Israel is the map of Kashmir of India. Click here for an interesting trip to ancient Israel.