While researching material for article on the presence of Sanatana Dharma in the Americas,I chanced upon an article which mentions Pyramid Temple at Benares, Varanasi.
The temple was called Bidh Madhu.
It seems to have been destroyed by the Mughals(?) In the seventh century AD.
I am unable to get additional information on this.
( In the process I came across some new information about the temples destroyed by Mughals. I will be sharing it shortly.)
I have been wondering about,
1. Though Hindus, Egyptians and People of Central America,Mayans worshipped Sun in the days,the temples dedicated to Sun differ in design.
Temples in India may not look like Pyramids,they do resemble Pyramids.
2. Of twenty sacred sites around the world,seven are from Hinduism.
‘One such is the fact that twenty sites in the world lie in the same Latitude and the distance between them represent the Golden Means/ Fibonacci number..’
One such is the fact that twenty sites in the world lie in the same Latitude and the distance between them represent the Golden Mean’
2. Benares , Varanasi is the oldest continuously Lived City in the world.
3. Appropriate Bhagavad Gita Verse in Egyptian Pyramids.
4.Shiva Linga design in Mexico city, Vatican City.
5.Temples for Gadothgaja, Hanuman are found in Central America.
6 Chicken Itza temple resembled.Madurai Meenakshi Temple,India .
7. The design of the top of Angkorvat has Sreechakra . The design of the temple A Hindu temple more inclined to be a Pyramid.
8.Meru ,used in the worship of Devi is a Pyramid.
Would some reader throw light on the temple of Bid Madhu at Varanasi?
The spelling of Bidh Madhu might not be correct.
Mrs. Zelia Nuttal (1857 -1933) Archaeologist and ethnologist has said:
“No country in the world can compare with India for the exposition of the pyramidal cross. the body of the great temple of Bidh Madhu (formerly the boast of the ancient city of Benares…demolished in the 7th century) was constructed in the figure of a colossal cross, with a lofty dome at the center, above which rose a massive structure of a pyramidal form. At the four extremities of the cross there were four other pyramids…A similar building existed at Mathura. By pyramidal towers placed crosswise, the Hindu also displayed the all-pervading sign of the cross. At the famous temple of Chidambaram, on the Coromandel coast, there were seven lofty walls, one within the other, round a central quadrangle, and as many pyramidal gateways in the midst of each side which forms the limbs of a vast cross.”
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