Haryeh as Aryeh Yahu Tzabaoth, The Lion of Judah

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HARE KRISHNA!

SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA KI JAYA!

ON THE LEFT IS ONE OF THE SCORES OF JEWISH-RELATED AND PROTO-CATHOLIC ICONS THAT I COMPARED WITH VAISHNAVA AND PURE LAND BUDDHIST ICONS IN MY INTERDISCIPLINARY MASTER’S DEGREE PROJECT.

ON THE RIGHT IS A NARA HARI RUPA FROM SILPA SHASTRA FOR COMPARISON.  THEIR JEWISH AND VAISHNAVA NAMES ARYEH AND HARYEH ARE EVEN RELATED. THEY ARE BOTH ASSOCIATED WITH THE WRATHFUL FORM OF THE LORD ELI / HARI AS TIME.  ONE IS THE “LION OF JUDAH” AND THE OTHER IS THE LION OF THE YADUS, THE WRATHFUL FORM OF HARI / ELI AS YHVH TZABAOTH IN EXODUS!   IN EXODUS (IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND JEWISH SCRIPTURES), THE WRATHFUL FORM OF ELI (HARI) AS YAHU TZABAOTH, THE LION OF JUDAH, INTERVENES BETWEEN THE FORCES OF THE PHARAOH AND THE MIXED MULTITUDE OF DEVOTEES LEAVING EGYPT.  LIKE SRI KRISHNA’S WRATHFUL FORM IN THE GITA, HE IS REMEMBERED IN THE WESTERN TRADITIONS AS THE LORD OF TIME, DEVOURING THE WORLDS!  ONE OF NARA HARI’S NAMES IS KALAH!  IN THE GITA, SRI KRISHNA SAYS “KALO SMI.” “TIME I AM, DESTROYER OF THE WORLDS.”  THE LION HEADED FORM OF ELI / HARI AS TIME (SEARCH ART HISTORY REFERENCES FOR “LEONTOCEPHALOS TIME,” CHRONUS, SATURNUS, ZERVAN, APADAMEK, ETC.) WAS WORSHIPED THROUGHOUT THE ANCIENT WORLD.  I HAVE SEEN SCORES OF NARAHARI MURTIS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN AND OTHER NON-INDIAN AREAS, IN MUSEUM AND OTHER ANTIQUITY COLLECTIONS.  DO NOT CONFUSE THE LATE ASTROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF SATURN THE PLANET, WITH THE EARLIER WORSHIP OF JUPITER SATURNUS AS TIME.  IN WESTERN MYTHOLOGY, ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE GITA’S THEOPHANY OF KRISHNA KALAH (TIME) DEVOURING THE COSMOS IS THE LATE MYTH OF SATURN / CHRONUS (TIME) DEVOURING HIS CHILDREN.

 

THIS PARTICULAR WESTERN NARA HARI IS FROM MEROE, A PART OF ANCIENT KUSH IN AFRICA, SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTH EAST OF EGYPT.   HE WAS IN THE STORED (NOT DISPLAYED) MEROE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, WHEN I LOCATED HIM BY STUDYING THEIR MEROE COLLECTION CATALOGUE.

SOUTH OF EGYPT,  NARA HARI’S MEROETIC NAME WAS APADEMAK, BUT HE WAS WORSHIPED AS THE WRATHFUL FORM OF HERI-AMUN ( RA ) AT THE SOUTHERN EGYPTIAN CAPITAL OF THEBES.   I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN THIS WRATHFUL LION-HEADED FORM OF THE JEWISH DEITY AS TIME, AS DOZENS OF MEDITERRANEAN REGION TEMPLE ICONS, AND ON DOZENS OF ARTIFACTS LIKE SEALS, AMULETS, ETC.   AS THE WRATHFUL TIME FORM OF THE SOUTHERN EGYPTIAN SUPREME GOD HERU-ASU AS AMEN-RA,  HE WAS WASU THEOS, WHICH IS VASU DEVA! HE WAS THE ‘FATHER OF ALL THE GODS’ AND THERE ARE AMAZING ICONS OF HIM THAT DEPICT THIS. http://www.per-aset.org/metternich2.jpg.  HE IS AT THE VERY TOP OF THIS STELA DEPICTING THAT HE IS THE ADI PURUSHA, AND ORIGIN OF ALL THE GODS.

HERE IS A NICE SITE FOR AMEN-RA’S WORSHIP AS APADEMAK BY THE AFRICAN PHARAOHS OF NUBIA: http://www.muzarp.poznan.pl/muzeum/muz_eng/nagaa.htm

A NICE STELA OF APADEMAK:  http://www.muzarp.poznan.pl/muzeum/muz_eng/nagaa6.htm

THE ICONS COMPARED IN THIS POST ABOVE INCLUDE THIS ONE, WHICH I FOUND IN THE BOSTON COLLECTION, AND SKETCH-EDITED FOR EASIER COMPARISON.

http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Classroom/9912/nubia.html

 

NARA HARI KALAH IN PERSIA (ZERVAN, ZURVAN) WAS ALSO WORSHIPED AS JUPITER SATURNUS IN ROME, AND ZEUS CHRONUS IN GREECE.  IN SOUTH EGYPT HE WAS AMEN RA AS TIME AND WASU THEOS, AND TO THE JEWS HE WAS YAHU ( OR YHVH ) TZABAOTH THE LORD OF THE HEAVENLY HOSTS, AND PATRON PROTECTOR OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH.  HE WAS ALWAYS WORSHIPED ESPECIALLY BY THE JEWISH WARRIORS, WHO OFTEN WORE AMULETS FOR PROTECTION DEPICTING HIM!  I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THESE AMULETS.  THE LION HEADED FORM OF THE JEWISH DEITY ALSO CAN BE SEEN ON THE OFFICIAL ROYAL STATE SEALS OF THE JEWISH KINGDOMS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH.

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK ON JEWISH SEALS: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?endeca=1&ean=9780800627898.

HOWEVER IT ONLY COVERS THE PRE- MACCABEAN ERA, AND SO IT DOES NOT HAVE THE MOST STRIKING OF THE LATE PRE-CHRISTIAN LION-HEADED JEWISH MILITARY AMULETS IN IT.  IT DOES HAVE LION-HEADED YAHU AND YAHU-SPHINX ROYAL SEALS IN IT.   THE NUMEROUS OTHER VAISHNAVA SYMBOLS ON THESE ANCIENT JEWISH ARTIFACTS ARE AMAZING. JAGGANATHA (DJED DJED NTR), SESHA NACHASH (SESHA NAGA), ELI / HARI CHAKRA,  AND PADMA’S (NYMPHIA’S ) LOTUS AND RHODON (ROSE OF RHODA / RADHA) ETC. ARE THERE !    “Keel and Uehlinger’s unique study brings the massive Palestinian archaeological evidence of 8,500 amulets and inscriptions to bear on these questions. Vindicating the use of symbols and visual remains to investigate ancient religion, the authors employ iconographic evidence from around 1750 B.C.E. through the Persian period (c. 333 B.C.E.) to reconstruct the emergence and development of the Yahweh cult in relation to its immediate neighbors and competitors. They also fully explore whether female characteristics were present in the early Yahweh figure and how they might have evolved in Israelite religion. Keel and Uehlinger’s major study marks the maturation of iconographical studies and affords an exciting glimpse into the vibrant religious life of ancient Canaan and Israel.”

HERE IS A PERSIAN ZERVAN, WHO WAS FOUND IN ITALY.  http://fimenet.8m.com/zervan.htm

A ROMAN VARIENT FORM OF ZERVAN:  http://visit.elysiumgates.com/figureh.html

THE “ORIGINAL’” FORM OF THIS SAME SUPREME DEITY WAS HIS BEAUTIFUL YOUTHFUL (KOUROS) LOVER FORM, WORSHIPED WITH HIS FEMININE SEKHET / SHEKINAH (SHAKTI) WHO WAS CALLED RHODA (RADHA) ON THEIR SACRED GIANT PINK LOTUS (NYMPHIA) FLOWER ISLE (DVIPA) OF RHODES.   THERE KOUROS (KRISHNA) AND BAL-DIONYSOS (BALADEVA) TENDED THEIR SACRED WHITE COWS, WITH THEIR EXPANSION COWHERD BOYS, AND DANCED IN THEIR SACRED CIRCLE-DANCE WITH RHODA AND HER EXPANSION MAIDENS (KORAE, NYMPHS, MUSES, HORAE, GRACES, CHARITIES, HOURIS, ETC.)   THIS TRADITION OF RHODA-KOUROS “BRIDAL MYSTICISM” IS THE SOURCE OF THE BIBLICAL “SONG OF SONGS,”  AND THE ENTIRE DIVINE LOVE MYSTICISM OF THE JUDEO-CATHOLIC TRADITION!

SRI KRISHNA KALAH NARA HARI KI JAYA !

YOUR ASPIRING SERVANT,  BHAKTI ANANDA GOSWAMI

 

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About Collected Works of Sri Bhakti Ananda Goswami

This site is a repository of the written work of Bhakti Ananda Goswami managed by one of his students, Vrndavan Brannon Parker. Bhakti Ananda Goswami is a practicing Catholic Hermit under private vows, and a Vedic Monk in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya-Vaishnava Lineage Tridanda Sannyasi and Siksha (Instructing) Master. His research provides the evidence proving that at the ultimate source there is only One Religion and Divinity yet there are multiple expressions of that religion and Divinity. Read the various collected articles on this site revealing that ancient Humanity was highly evolved and motivated by transcendent and life affirming impulses leading to High Civilization. (Please Note that this site is not maintained and updated by Bhakti Ananda Goswami himself but is managed by one of his students. Though he does scan the site he is not always able to respond to messages or comments.)

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