Khazars Worhipped Siva Lingam Before Becoming Jews

The Khazars worhipping Siva Lingam before they became Jews



Khazars, in the late 6th century CE established a major commercial empire covering the southeastern section of modern European Russia. Their influence in Eastern Europe extended well into the countries we now know as Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.  Their empire was known as the Khazar Khanate or Khazaria..

Khazars were descendants of the Turkic tribe, known as the Huns or Hun that invaded and savaged Europe from Asia around AD 450.

 Religious Beliefs

The Khazars were once worhippers of the Siva Lingam, before they became Jews. (We can notice worship of Siva Lingam wrapped by snake, being worshipped with water etc)

Direct sources for the Khazar religion cannot be ascertained, but it is believed that they engaged in a form of religious practices known as Tengrism. But many practices seem similar to the Vedic traditions.

•          Horse sacrifices were made to the supreme deity.

•     Rites involved offerings to fire, water, and the moon, to remarkable creatures and to a god of fortune.

Sun Disc Seal

•    Sun amulets were widespread as cultic ornaments.

•          A tree cult was also maintained.

(Not enough information is available in the public domain. One reason is that proper excavations have not been  done and second is that the available information is concealed.)

1st   Conversion

Around 740 AD, Bulan, the King of Khazaria, adopted the religion of Judaism and the whole nation followed him.

2nd Conversion

Khazaria with Rus in the west and Khwarezm in the east

In around 965 there emerged  in the west of the empire a Rus' prince Sviatoslav. He became famous for his persistent campaigns in the east and south. Rus' prince Sviatoslav was a pagan whose mother was Christian. 

Map showing Oguz Turks to the east of Khazaria

In 965, as the empire was struggling in west against the victorious campaign of Sviatoslav, Khazaria was attacked from east by the Oğuz Turks (Muslims). Kazaria sought help from Khwarezm, another Muslim state in east. But their appeal was rejected because they were regarded as "infidels" (al-kuffâr: pagans).

Save for the king, the Khazarians are said to have converted to Islam in order to secure an alliance, and the Turks were, with Khwarezm's military assistance, repelled.

Thus they all converted to Islam in fear.



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