Why do the walls of Mecca have Sanskrit texts?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 01, 2020 02:49 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 01, 2020 02:49 PM

They don’t.

The claim that Ka’bah in Mecca has Sanskrit texts was made by Purushottam Nagesh Oak (commonly referred to as P.N. Oak) who is known for his Hindu-centric historical revisionism.[1]

He is the creator of many conspiracy theories, like the Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple called Tejo Mahalya, Christianity is actually Krishna-neeti (“doctrine of Krishna”) and that Ka’bah was a Shiva Temple.

In a 13-page pamphlet titled Was Kaaba a Hindu Temple?, Oak derives a claim of a “Vedic past of Arabia” based on an inscription mentioning the legendary Indian king Vikramaditya that Oak claims was found inside a dish inside the Kaaba.

According to Oak, the text of the alleged inscription is taken from the page 315 of an anthology of poetry entitled Sayar-ul-Okul (Se’-arul Oqul meaning the memorable words), compiled in 1742 on the orders of a “Sultan Salim”.

This is obviously wrong as the actual Sultan at the time was Mahmud I. Sultan Selim III lived from 1761 to 1808.

There’s a question on Hinduism Stack Exchange, asking about the Hindu connection of Ka’bah in Mecca, which lists the claims made by P.N. Oak :

Kaaba is derived from Kaabalishwara – The name of Shiva after he took crescent moon on his head. Crescent moon in the symbol of Islam.
The stone that Haj pilgrims embrace is very similar or identical to Yoni of the Shivalinga. They also claim that the Shivlinga itself was removed and inserted in the SE corner of Kaaba.
Practices like Circumambulation of the Kaaba 7 times which is similar to Vedic practice of Circumambulating Pradana Shtalas in temples.
Inscriptions praising Emperor Vikramadithya in the Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Turkey which supposedly proves Vedic influence in Middle-East.
Long standing trade connection between Kerala and Arabia.
The first follower of Islam after the prophet, Malik Deenar came to Kerala and performed conversion of King Cheramal Perumal to Islam.
Pagan Arab Priests of Kaaba and their Namboodhiri Brahmin ancestry.
There is Triad of Godesses in pre-islamic Arabia (Al-Uzza,Al-Lat and Menat) just like Saraswati/Parvati/Lakshmi.
The remains of Medein Saleh are said to have contained multi-armed idols.

Quoting an answer which refutes those claims—

Kaaba has nothing to do with Hinduism.

Claims made by P.N. Oak:

Vikramadithya’s Empire extended up-to Arabia. He built a Shiva temple there.
IN Sayar-Ul-Okul page No. 315, the author praised Vikramadithya.
Gold dish of King Vikramadithya found inside Kaaba


Vikramadithya’s Empire never extended Up-to Arabia. Bhavishya Purana says about his empire here:


In the west the other bank of the Sindhu River; in the South the Setu; Badarinarayana in the Himalayas formed the North limit and the city of Kapilavastu, the boundary in the East. These were the limits of Vikramaditya’s Empire.

2. There is no such thing called Sayar-Ul-Okul. It is a lie made by P.N.Oak. If this is available, the PDF of Sayar-Ul-Okul can be found online.

3. No inscriptions of Vikramadithya found in Kaaba.

It was circulated by pagans because they believed that all planetary deities(7) revolving around the Earth.Muslims would say like it was circulated by Abraham.

Cheraman Perumal was a saivite Saint, he was one among 63 Nayanmars. He lived in late 8th century and early 9th century, who couldn’t meet founder of Islam.

Kabaleeswarar Temple was built in 7th century AD. But the name Kaaba was given to it much before 7th century AD.

They not only worshiped Allat, Aluzza and Manat, they worshiped them along with other many deities.

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