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The Worship of Siva

They wanted to go back to the old Vedic religion where they worshipped all Vedic gods including Siva and mother goddesses. A disagreement arose, and such Yadavas who wanted to go back to the pre-Krishna religion were discarded. This separation probably took place on the banks of river Ghaggar, near some Siva temple. Ambika/Amba is the most popular name of the Saivite Goddess in the Gujarat region, the place where the Yadavas used to stay in India at the time of Krishna. The most revealing connection is that of Hagar, the handmaiden of Sarai. This is nothing but the tributary of river Saraswati, the river by name Ghaggar in India! Once again they took oaths amongst themselves that henceforth they are not going to worship anyone else other than Krishna. In order to prove that they abide by this agreement, it is likely that various measures were taken by the Yadavas. For example, any idols of Siva or other gods had to be thrown away; such other idols should not be kept with anyone.

They are no longer going to worship him. Siva is an important god of the Hindu pantheon; his worship was strong in the Gujarat region. So it is likely that some Yadavas were reluctant to completely give up the worship of Siva. In another variation, something else. But all these legends carry the same framework. There is something to be gained for which Skanda leaves home and goes out. The most important Gayatri mantra (hymn) of the Hindus belongs to her, it is in her name. She is considered to be the second wife of Brahma, second to Saraswati in importance. And Gayatri being considered as the mother of Vedas, the Vedic gods have been represented as her sons in the Jewish legends. Whoever wins the contest gets both their hands in marriage. And together with her, he fathered the people of this world and created all living beings. And the same is the case with Abraham and Sarai of the Abrahamic world. That was it, he won the contest!

Even they need to be rejected and discarded. Obviously, they would have taken a decision to discard all Vedic gods as well? The only reason why their scriptures talk about Egypt is because their scriptures were intentionally modified by their prophets, under instructions from Moses. This was done to save their faith. Some historians who identified Jews with Yadavas suggested that Yadavas migrated out from India after being displaced by a gigantic flood that destroyed their city of Dwarka. Rebeccah, the wife of Issac, is none other than Ambica, the wife of Siva of the Hindus. Rebeccah of Jews is portrayed as a pleasing and benign woman. And just like in Jewish legend, the Ambika of Hindus is actually a benign and pleasing goddess. The resemblance between the characters is quite striking. In Hindu legends, Swami is a warrior god; he is fit and agile and served as the commander general of the armies of gods. This fits in with the description of Esau, who is said to be an agile and able hunter.

So they needed to be suitably modified so as to fit them and show them as legends about mortals. Some modifications were done here and there to fit the legend of godly figures into the legends of mortals. For example, to justify the attainment of title by Jacob, they have shown Esau as a bad figure; otherwise it would be difficult to justify the guile with which Jacob had acted. So, for example, Tirupati Balaji is called Venkateswara swami. After pointing out all of this, the scholar claimed that this is indicative of the fact that Venkateswara Swamy and Skanda are one and the same; and likewise all forms of worship are different manifestations of the same god, he argued. In south India, Ganesh is considered elder to Swami. It might not be that they wanted to worship Siva alone, but they probably wanted to continue worshipping the Hindu religious trinity of Brahma/Vishnu/Siva and the Vedic Gods; they probably did not want to completely discard the worship of everyone, especially Siva.

Temple of Siva

And what does the son Ishmael of Hagar signify? Why would a temple of Siva be made the son of Hagar, the tributary of Saraswati? This entire covenant of Abraham is nothing but an agreement amongst Yadavas that henceforth, they are not going to worship any god other than Krishna/Yahweh. So let me show that there is more resemblance than just two names here. the similarity of names and the concept cannot be missed. In Hindu legends, Iswar is the son of Brahma; he is even called Brahmaputra, meaning son of Brahma. So it is likely that some Yadavas were reluctant to completely give up the worship of Siva. It might not be that they wanted to worship Siva alone, but they probably wanted to continue worshipping the Hindu religious trinity of Brahma/Vishnu/Siva and the Vedic Gods; they probably did not want to completely discard the worship of everyone, especially Siva.

Which all gods did they discard? Mithra is the god of friendships and pacts; so his name got associated with “judgement” in Jewish scriptures. Siva is not the only Rudra; there are other Rudras apart from him, though he is the most prominent Rudra. As per Indian scripture Gita, Siva is one among the eleven Rudras. Ganesh is many a times called Jaiganesh in the north. In fact, people are named as Jaiganesh, and this particular habit of prefixing jai is a peculiar habit of this deity alone. For other deity names, they also append Sri along with Jai, JaiSriram for example. And just like in Jewish legend, the Ambika of Hindus is actually a benign and pleasing goddess. Ambika/Amba is the most popular name of the Saivite Goddess in the Gujarat region, the place where the Yadavas used to stay in India at the time of Krishna.

In order to prove that they abide by this agreement, it is likely that various measures were taken by the Yadavas. Ganesh in Hindu legends becomes the lord of ganas, whereas Jacob in Jewish legends gets the title of Israel and is bestowed with Abrahamic legacy. The legends of the Jewish bible have been appropriately modified to fit them with human beings. The legends of Hindus are obviously pertaining to godly figures. Rudra means someone who is supremely angry, and one who destroys. So his name got figuratively associated with “ditch” and “humiliation.” One important thing to notice is that they have not listed elements of nature (fire, wind, water ..) and Sun and Moon in this list of six sons; probably they considered these to be the manifestations of God on earth.

Having made such an agreement, it was necessary to show that they have discarded other gods of Hinduism. Considered to be an extremely important post, both the brothers fight for the post. In order to break the deadlock, it is declared that whoever goes around the world and comes back first would be made the lord of the ganas. Skanda immediately starts on his peacock and goes around the world at a fast pace and comes back in seven days. Siva is an important god of the Hindu pantheon; his worship was strong in the Gujarat region. Skanda felt cheated by this development, and he goes away from Kailas to far away place in the south. This legend has other variations. However, I have seen people being named as Jaiganesh. Jai means “hail.” They have done a lot of cutting the names right in the middle.

So they needed to be suitably modified so as to fit them and show them as legends about mortals. The six sons of Abraham through Ketura are none other than the Vedic gods of India. Showing the connection between the six sons and the Vedic gods requires some linguistic analysis; it would not be possible to show the analysis here, as it requires some development of the subject. Just to capture the results of the analysis, Zimran is Devendra, Zokshan is Daksha, Medan is Marut, Midian is Mithra, Ishbak is Aswins and Shuah is Rudra. Mount Moriah is nothing but Mount Meru of Vishnu/Krishna. Vishnu/Krishna is believed by Vaishnavites to reside there. Abraham took Isaac there and offered him as sacrifice, before he was stopped in the last minute.

This is nothing but the tributary of river Saraswati, the river by name Ghaggar in India!

God of Abrahamic Religions

The Jews no longer wanted to have anything to do with these Vedic gods. To put it succinctly, the entire covenant with God of Abrahamic religions – including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – is nothing but an agreement amongst Yadavas to worship only Krishna/Yahweh and to reject all other Hindu gods in favor of Krishna. Suddenly forsaking the Vedic religion and Vedic gods would have been difficult for the masses. And then, after they broke away from this faction, the Yadavas then had a serious discussion amongst themselves about their religion.

So they needed to be suitably modified so as to fit them and show them as legends about mortals. Some modifications were done here and there to fit the legend of godly figures into the legends of mortals. It might not be that they wanted to worship Siva alone, but they probably wanted to continue worshipping the Hindu religious trinity of Brahma/Vishnu/Siva and the Vedic Gods; they probably did not want to completely discard the worship of everyone, especially Siva. Such Yadavas have been left in India on the banks of Hagar river.

Jacob is not so able, but is considered to be an intellect. Jai means “hail.” They have done a lot of cutting the names right in the middle. For example, we can see that the long name of Saraswati is cut right in the middle and only Sarai portion of it is retained. Similarly, in Ishwar, only Ish has been retained and a consonant has been suffixed, to get Isaac. And the answer to that is yes. They have rejected the Vedic gods as well!

Jews did not take these people along with them to Kashmir, and later to Israel. So it is likely that some Yadavas were reluctant to completely give up the worship of Siva. So, for example, Tirupati Balaji is called Venkateswara swami. After pointing out all of this, the scholar claimed that this is indicative of the fact that Venkateswara Swamy and Skanda are one and the same; and likewise all forms of worship are different manifestations of the same god, he argued. This has been symbolically represented in their scriptures when Isaac is taken to Mount Moriah and is offered as sacrifice to Yahweh.

There are several legends that show that Ganesh and Swami/Skanda fought with each other for various things. How did he get this name? Abrahamic religions have covenant with Krishna of India! It is not just the covenant, most aspects of the Jewish theology, including all the important names of their God Yahweh, the important names connected with them including the words Jews/Hebrews/Israel, the original sin, Sabbath, the system of prophets, the names of their scriptures and rabbis, the song of songs, and everything else can be unambiguously traced back to Krishna and Yadavas of India.

Jews Have Covenant With Krishna Of India

Some historians who identified Jews with Yadavas suggested that Yadavas migrated out from India after being displaced by a gigantic flood that destroyed their city of Dwarka. This flood is described in Indian scriptures. This drought is now universally recognized by geologists. However, I have seen people being named as Jaiganesh. Jai means “hail.” They have done a lot of cutting the names right in the middle. For example, we can see that the long name of Saraswati is cut right in the middle and only Sarai portion of it is retained. In Hindu legends, Iswar is the son of Brahma; he is even called Brahmaputra, meaning son of Brahma. And in Jewish legends, Issac is the son of Abraham. Rebeccah, the wife of Issac, is none other than Ambica, the wife of Siva of the Hindus. This is nothing but the tributary of river Saraswati, the river by name Ghaggar in India! Ghaggar/Hagar – the resemblance is overwhelming. And the relations they have with Sarai/Saraswati are quite revealing in themselves. At the ripe old age of 137 years, Abraham is said to have married another woman, termed as concubine, named Ketura. And he is said to have fathered six sons through her. Ketura is none other than Hindu goddess Gayatri, considered to be the mother of Vedas.

In his absence, Jacob wins the booty through guile/wisdom. On his comeback, Esau feels extremely cheated. In both cases it is about the title and legacy. Considered to be an extremely important post, both the brothers fight for the post. In order to break the deadlock, it is declared that whoever goes around the world and comes back first would be made the lord of the ganas. Skanda immediately starts on his peacock and goes around the world at a fast pace and comes back in seven days. To his surprise, however, his brother Ganesh is happily seated munching sweets on Mount Kailas, is declared as the winner of the contest, and is given the title of Ganapati/Ganesh or the lord of the ganas. How did he get the title? So after Skanda went away, Ganesh promptly bowed down to his parents and ambulated around them seven times. As the famine drew stronger, it was necessary to find water, and people just about migrated to any place where they thought that they could find water. On their way to Kashmir, it looks like they had a disagreement in this regard. Obviously, the strongest of faiths can wither at the onslaughts of such dramatic famines of hundreds of years.

Despite such close connections being shown, the similarity of two or three names does not break much ice; one problem with these similarities is the causative factor. And as long as the argument stays at this deadlock, it does not progress much in capturing public as well as scholarly imagination. So let me show that there is more resemblance than just two names here. This legend has other variations. For example, in another variation, they were fighting for the two grand daughters of Brahma. Whoever wins the contest gets both their hands in marriage. This fits in with the description of Esau, who is said to be an agile and able hunter. Obviously, Jewish forefathers could not write that Esau is the chief of armies of gods, because they wanted to consider Esau as human in their legends. The legend needed to be suitably modified to fit in the new realm. Similarly, in Ishwar, only Ish has been retained and a consonant has been suffixed, to get Isaac. Similarly, in Jaiganesh, only Jaiga has been retained and a consonant has been added to it as suffix to make it Jagob or Jacob.

Later on, it started being applied to all other gods. They listed down the entire Hindu pantheon as the descendants of Abraham! They are just symbolically representing the gods rejected as Abraham and his descendants in their scriptures. These gods named under Abraham are henceforth to be considered as humans and not as divine. And they have been rejected. Ganesh is many a times called Jaiganesh in the north. In fact, people are named as Jaiganesh, and this particular habit of prefixing jai is a peculiar habit of this deity alone. This was how some of the Jewish scriptures were prepared by Jewish elders. So it is likely that some Yadavas were reluctant to completely give up the worship of Siva. It might not be that they wanted to worship Siva alone, but they probably wanted to continue worshipping the Hindu religious trinity of Brahma/Vishnu/Siva and the Vedic Gods; they probably did not want to completely discard the worship of everyone, especially Siva. They wanted to go back to the old Vedic religion where they worshipped all Vedic gods including Siva and mother goddesses. A disagreement arose, and such Yadavas who wanted to go back to the pre-Krishna religion were discarded. This separation probably took place on the banks of river Ghaggar, near some Siva temple.