A Mayan Example by Tapas

MAYAN EXAMPLE BY TAPASWe should use the Mayans as an example of  this.  They created asociety in the Americas very similar to India during its time, inculture, science, and strength.  They created Maha-Master-Units.  Theycreated a society so great that researchers are now wondering if theMayans didn't help to influence India's culture (At least inArchitecture).  I believe many of the great mayan temples wereinstitutes for learning and maintaining their knowledge and spirtitualpractices.  Likely selected children were brought there to learn andmeditate from an early age.Apparentely in Ancient Times, back when the European's were stillliving in the dirt and hitting themselves with sticks, Asia and theMediterranean Countries were trading via sea with each other and withthe Mayans.  The Surya Siddhanta, a textbook on Astronomy from India,talks about the America's and called it Patala or Pataldesa, whichmeans the underworld.  Not because they believed it to be underground,but because the other side of the globe appeared to be straight downor underneath them.It further explains that the Americas were called Surya and Asia wascalled Devas.  The Surya Siddhant says that the Devas and Asuras liveon the earth.  The Devas live in the northern hemisphere (we now callEAST or Asia) and the Asuryas live in the Southern hemisphere (we nowcall WEST or the Americas) and have a tradition of enmity against eachother.  It further says that the ocean which surrounds the poles ofthe earth has divided the planet into two great continents; thecontinent of the Devas and the continent of the Asuryas.  TheBrahmanas of India write the Deva-Serman after their names thusdescribing themselves as the Devas.Hindu records say that a member of a great race which preceded ourswas a highly developed personality known a Asuramaya.  He learned allthe basic cosmic cycles and used his knowledge to determine thedurations of the various geological and cyclical periods of humanevolution.  The chronology and computations of the Tamil calendar, saythe Brahmans, are based upon the work of Asuramaya and upon carefullymaintained collateral zodiacal records.  The name Asuramaya iscompound of the two Sanskrit words, Asurya and Maya.  The personagehimself is Maya, the prefix Asura signifying that Maya was of theAsuryas, a name given to a certain caste or people of Ancient times.The word Asurya derives from surya, Sanskrit for the sun.  Theastronomer named Maya was said to have gained his knowledge fromstudying the sun.  The sun and its encircling planets also occupiedthe central attention of the Mayan astronomer caste in CentralAmerica.In ancient "Vedic" times there were two great architects, Visvakarmaof the demigods or Aryans, and Maya of the Asuryas.  Surya Siddhantawas gifted to Mayasura by the Sun (Or Brahma).  The Mayan people, alsoknown as technicians, were no doubt named as such because of beingconnected with this person named Maya or Mayasura or Maya Danava.They were part of his clan or tribe.  They had fallen away from theVedic way of life and were sent or escaped to the region of CentralAmerica.  They carried with them much of the science of astronomy andnavigation for which this Mayasura was known.In the "Brahma-Vaivarta Purana", Lord Krsna tells Ganga Devi that aGolden Age will come in the Kali Yuga- one of the four stages ofdevelopment that the world goes through as part of the cycle of eras.Lord Krsna predicted that this Golden Age will start 5,000 years afterthe beginning of the Kali Yuga, and will last for 10,000 years.The Mayan Calendar Prophesizes the Golden Age to start on 2012 and itsupposedly matches with the Hindu Calendars when their prophesizedGolden Age will start.Arjuna one of the heroes of the Mahabharata was a friend of Maya, anexpert architect and he had also married a Naga princess.  Mayahimself is described as an Asura, as contrasted with Devas (literallybright ones), another fact of significance.MAYAN ARCHITECTURE AND VASTU ARCHITECTUREIt is noted in the Vastu Shastras that the creator of its architectureis named Mayan.  Apparently Mayan is written in the architecture plansof many of the great temples in India and around the world.  I willcopy part of an article written about Sri V. Ganapati Sthapatiresearch.It is Sthapati's theory that Mayan, the creator of Indianarchitecture, originated from the Mayan people of Central America. InIndian history, Mayan appears several times, most significantly as theauthor of Mayamatam, "Concept of Mayan" which is a Vastu Shastra, atext on art, architecture and town planning. The traditional date forthis work is 8,000bce. Mayan appears in the Ramayana (2000bce) andagain in the Mahabharata (1400bce)-in the latter he designs amagnificent palace for the Pandava brothers. Mayan is also mentionedin Silappathikaram, an ancient Tamil scripture, and is author of SuryaSiddhanta, one of the most ancient Hindu treatises on astronomy.The fundamental principle of Mayan's architecture and town planning isthe "module." Buildings and towns are to be laid out according tocertain multiples of a standard unit. Floor plans, door locations andsizes, wall heights and roofs, all are determined by the modular plan.More specifically, Mayan advocated the use of an eight-by-eightsquare, for a total of 64 units, which is known as the Vastu PurushaMandala. The on-site inspection by Sthapati was to determine if theIncan and Mayan structures did follow a modular plan and reflect theVastu Purusha Mandala. He also intended to examine the stone workingtechnology-his particular field of expertise.Machu PicchuThe moment Sthapati approached an ancient Incan residential buildingat Machu Picchu on March 15th, he pointed at the wall and said, "Thatis a thickness of one kishku hasta"-33 inches, a standard measure inSouth India first promulgated by Mayan. He proceeded to measure thebuildings in detail and discovered each was indeed built on amodule-based plan, following the system of Mayan's eight-by-eightsquares. The module method was followed within small fractions of aninch. The buildings were oriented toward certain points of thecompass, also a principle of Mayan, rather than randomly placed. Alsothe lengths of buildings were never more than twice their width, asMayan stipulated.CHICHEN ITZAAt Chichen Itza, Sthapati, Deva and Thamby again unsheathed their tapemeasures and closely examined the Pyramid of the Castle. It tooconformed to the Vastu Vedic principles of Mayan. The temple structureat the top was exactly 1/4th of the base. And the stepped pyramiddesign derived from a three-dimensional extension of the basiceight-by-eight grid system. The temple room at the top was alsomodular in design, with the wall thickness determining the size ofdoorways, location of columns, thickness of columns and the width andlength of the structure.Most interesting was the name of this structure-chilambalam, meaning asacred space. It is Sthapati's theory that the Mayans worshiped thevery concept of space, specifically a space made according to themodular system. This same idea is found in Hinduism in the sacred roomin the center of the Chidambaram Siva Temple in South India, wherespace or akasha is worshiped-there is no idol. Chidambaram, Sthapatifinds suspiciously like chilambalam, means "hall of consciousness."The concept of sacred space is at the center of the mystical shilpitradition of IndiaThe richly decorated Mayan buildings provided a feast for a sculptor'seye. There is a very common feature called a "mask" by thearcheologists, but known to the Mayans as "Big Nose." A nearlyidentical face is a common feature of Hindu iconography, seen, forexample, at the top of the arch placed behind a deity. "It is the verysame thing in India," we call it `Maha Nyasa'-Big Nose!  Several otherdetails of the sculptures were similar or identical to India, such asthe earrings, ear plugs, teeth, head dresses, even buckles around thewaist. There are bas reliefs of priests sitting in lotus posturemeditating.Sri Ganapati Sthapati concluded that after a lifetime study of SouthIndian architecture, that Mayan, the divine architect of Indiantradition, came from Central America.LANGUAGELinguistic Similiarities between Mayan and Sanskrit.Chacla in Mayan refers to force centers of the body similar to thecakras of Hinduism. K'ultanlilni in Mayan refers to the power of Godwithin man which is controlled by the breath, similar in meaning tokundalini. Mayan chilambalam refers to a sacred space, as does TamilChidambaram. Yok'hah in Mayan means "on top of truth," similar to yogain Sanskrit.Southern Persia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan had several differentnames: Sivapuri (The Region of God Shiva), Sivabhu (Sacred Land ofShiva), Sivapuni (The Purity of Shiva), and Shivulba (The Womb,Origin, or Cave of Shiva). The Pueblo Indians called their underworldor place of origin Sibapu or Sibapuni; for the Mayans, it wasShibalba, their "underworld" and place of the gods. The linguistic andfunctional similarities of the Hindu Sivabhu, Sivapuni, and Shivulbawith the Puebloan Sibapu, Sivapuni, and the Mayan Shivalba (Xibalba)are too nearly exact to be coincidences.Guatemala derives from Sanskrit Guadhaamala, meaning Guha (CosmicIntelligence) + Dha (Serpentine) + Amala (Umbilical Cord).  (theSacred Umbilical Cord Linking India with America?)There is a Mayan holy book, Chilam Balam. Chilan or Chilam is a titleof Mayan priests. Balam is the Mayan name for Jaguar. In Sanskrit,Cheilan = Ceylonese and Vyalam = tiger; lion; hunting leopard."Jaguar" probably stems from the Sanskrit Higkara, meaning Tiger-likeor "sounding like a tiger."Linguistic Similiarities between MAYAN and CEYLON.They gave several names that directly and indirectly identifiedCeylon: Shilanka (Xilanca) - an ancient name of Ceylon (Zeilan-Ka).Shikalanka (Xicalanca) - Ceylon. In Tamil, Shikalam.Itzamna was one of their culture heroes. He claimed to have come froma western country. Isham, meaning 'Tiger, ""Land of Gold," was aDravidian name of Ceylon. The Na in Isham-na is an honorific.Ishbalanka (Xbalanca), another culture hero. In Tamil, it means "Shivaof Lanka." India's God Shiva was supposed to have made the footprinton top of Adam's Peak in today's Sri Lanka.Shibalba, The Mayan underworld. This word stems From the SanskritShivulba, meaning "from the fountainhead of God Shiva-Mt. Meru, inIndia."Palenke (Palenque). This name derives from the Tamil Pal-Lanka,meaning "Protectorate of Lanka." Ancient Lanka was India's "Atlantis."The Yaxilan (Yakshilan) Mayan ruins. This name means "The CeylonYakhs" in Sanskrit.Ceren, a name of Ceylon. Some Mayan ruins in El Salvador are called Ceren.Lacandon, a tribe of Yucatan. India's god Kubera banished the Laks, aTartarian Huna or Rakshasha tribe from Northern India to Ceylon,giving the country one of its many names and becoming the Lakan orLakam people. The Don in Lacan-don derives from Dan (Tannu or Dannu?).(See the online Cologne Sanskrit and Tamil dictionaries for comparisonof ancient Ceylon names with those of Mayan tribes and places.)