The Cosmic Journeyman
- Sep 29, 2005
- Creative Industrialist
Can the same parallel be drawn for the
The Harrapan civilization fell to ruin around 1500 B.C.E when it was overrun by hordes of Indo-Europeans who flooded India after plundering ancient Sumer. These barbaric invaders, who had no previous civilization of their own, later called themselves “Aryans”. The word Aryan means “noble” in Sanskrit. Its use was originally indicative of one’s class and social standing. However, the word was later perverted and given racial implications because the European conquerors who implemented the caste system made race THE only grounds for one’s class and social standing.
Hinduism, which currently ranks third as the world’s most practiced religion with over one billion adherents world-wide (Judaism only has about 15 million devotees), incorporated deities from the original Harrapan pantheon. The spiritual system practiced in ancient Harrapa was Tantra, not Hinduism.
Kālī is the feminine form of kāla ("black, dark coloured"). Kāla primarily means "time" but also means "black" in honor of being the first creation before light itself. Kālī means "the black one" and refers to her being the entity of "time" or "beyond time."
According to David Kinsley, Kāli is first mentioned in Hinduism as a distinct goddess around 600 CE, and these texts "usually place her on the periphery of Hindu society or on the battlefield." She is often regarded as the Shakti of Shiva, and is closely associated with him in various Puranas. The Kalika Purana depicts her as the "Adi Shakti" (Fundamental Power) and "Para Prakriti" or beyond nature.
''To the Western mind which has been predisposed to Judeo-Christian values, Kali might seem to be the Indian personification of Satan. However, she is more like a responsible mother: she loves you to death, but she’ll bust your *** if you misbehave. Her complete name is Kali-Ma.''
Yes, in a sense but here is the difference. Set or Sutek was an ancient Royal who ruled the Southern kingdom. He was a Naga.
The Aryans, as you defined were Nobles, who essentially deposed the Nagas, who were the Kushan Royals of the Indus Valley. In turn they too were demonized and a patriarchal system was superimposed which suppressed the rule of the Eastern Ethiopian/Nubian/Kushan Queendom and the veneration of Kali-ma.