I have been writing on the presence of Sanatana Dharma throughout the world in ancient times and all civilizations, when checked for their roots, owe their existence to Sanatana Dharma.
This applies to all ancient civilizations like Uighur, Mayan, Atlantis, Mu, Mittani, Hitties, Incase.
The Hittie civilization was the root of civilizations that sprang up in the Middle East.
Hitties were the forerunners of worshiping idols.
There is evidence that they worshiped Lakshmi, Siva.
One finds the names of Lord Rama, Dasaratha and Bharata in Sumeria Kings List.
Lord Rama defeated Sets armies in the present Afghanistan.
Hitties show traces of Tamil ancestry as well.
I am providing links to these articles towards the conclusion of this article.
When one checks the history of pre Islamic Arabia, one finds that idols, including those of Navagraha were destroyed by Muhammad in Kaaba, Mecca.
About three hundred idols were reported to have been destroyed.
Where did these Idols come from?
One information is that King Vikramadhitya(-inscription-in-kaabamecca Mecca,) , who ruled Arabia installed them there.
Or as Lord Rama also ruled these areas, as evidenced from the Kings List of Sumeria, these might date back to Rama.
There is also evidence that the Hitties, who were the early rulers, worshiped Vedic God’s and Goddesses.
Shall be writing on this.
Meanwhile there is a Temple for AinDhara in Syria.
Ain dhara is a Vedic Goddess.
There is a Temple that has been excavated.
IT is the Yazhilikaya
One can find the Twelve Aditya carved in Rock Temple.
:This was a holy site for the Hittites, located within walking distance of the gates of the city of Hattusa. It had two main chambers formed inside a group of rock outcrops. Access to the roofless chambers were controlled by gateway and building structures built right in front of them, however only the foundations of those structures survived today. Most impressive today are the rock reliefs of Chambers A and B portraying the gods of the Hittite pantheon. One of the uses of the sanctuary may have involved the New Year’s celebrations ceremonies. It was in use at least since late 16th century BCE, but most of the rock carvings date to the reign of the Hittite kings Tudhaliya IV and Suppiluliuma II in the late 13th century BCE, when the site underwent a significant restoration.
The most impressive is Chamber A, which contains rock-cut relief of 64 deities in procession. The left wall shows a procession of male deities, wearing the traditional kilts, pointed shoes and horned hats. Mountain gods are also shown with scaled skirts to symbolise the rocky mountains. The right wall shows a procession of female deities wearing crowns and long skirts. The only exception to this divide is the goddess of love and war, Shaushka (Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar/Inanna) who is shown on the male procession with two female attendants. This is likely to be because of her male attributes as the goddess of war. The processions lead to a central scene of the supreme couple of the pantheon: the storm-god Teshub and the sun-goddess Hebat. Teshub stands on two mountain gods whilst Hebat stands on a panther. Behind Hebat are shown their son Sharruma, daughter Alanzu and a granddaughter.
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