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It’s little known to the current generation that in the Middle East, people did worship and value women before the organized religions came up. Be they primitive, they did value women to a high caliber that they believed God is both Man and Woman. So they called God as Al, in other words, the people, be they men or women, who came up were revered or tagged with the name Al before theirs. So, in India, if we look at the divine trinity, Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, there is also a feminine counterpart to them, Saraswati, Parvati and Lakshmi, the mother goddesses! So, is there any evidence or similarity of them in the Middle East?

When we look at the Allat Sisters, it seems so, to a degree, as they’re revered in those lands before the Common Era. According to Sadhguru, their existence has been somehow undermined as they didn’t want women to be divine. And that’s because women are usually simple-minded and will be satisfied quickly and peace and well-being is their priority. So they’re being suppressed in the dark eras only by men in their whim for control. But, in the ancient culture and texts, the scene is totally different…

But the fact is that, without the feminine, there’re won’t be masculine. And God, is neither feminine nor masculine and formless – Nirakara-Nirguna-Para-Brahma, but expresses as Woman and Man, to depict that, in Ancient India, the words Devi for woman and Deva for Man has been designated, if we observe the Goddesses in Arabia, their names begin with Al- which itself says the divinity of women. However, it’s not yet fair to say that these Goddesses were the same as Goddesses Lakshmi, Parvati and Saraswati, but they are to be viewed as the pure ideals and an outward expression of God through human form but it’s a merge attempt to worship that essence thinking it as some person, which is actually the whole, expressing from within oneself.

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari.

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