Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vedic Gods Ashvini-kumaras (अश्विनी-कुमार) in ancient Europe:

Vedic Gods Ashvini-kumaras (अश्विनी-कुमार) in ancient Europe:
Most Vedic scriptures celebrate the two heavenly twins, the Ashvini Kumaras, also known as Nasatya (kind, helpful) and Dasra (enlightened giving). Also known as Deva-Bhishak (doctors of the Divine beings) they are the patron Gods of Ayurveda. The Twin Pandavas, Nakula and Sahadeva, were considered incarnations of the Divine Twins. The Divine twin brothers were worshiped in ancient Greece and Rome as Castor and Pollux; Ašvieniai in Lithuania and Dieva Deli in ancient Latvia. The Lithuanian name comes closest to their Vedic Sanskrit name. Not altogether forgotten, even today one can see two horses on top of many ancient buildings in Latvia and Lithuania and on top of many ancient temples across the Baltic and North Germanic lands, which is a reminder of this ancient tradition of worshiping the Ashvini-kumaras in ancient Europe.
Castor and Pollux at the entrance of the Capitol in Rome, which was designed by Michelangelo, one of the most influential figures in Classical Western Art;
Ašvieniai on top of old Latvian and Lithuanian homes.

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