Do Vedas (and any other Vedic scripture, such as Puranas) hold any information on pyramids? What is their function? What can they do?

  • How is it an off-topic question? OP clearly asking about pyramids in Hindu scriptures.
    – hanugm
    Oct 27, 2019 at 14:21

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A Pyramid will have 5 faces.

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The Vedic literature contains many hymns, describing spiritual aspects, in esoteric fashion. So if we consider those esoteric mentions, we can infer that a Pyramid is a an symbolic representation of panchabhutas or 5 elements.

  1. Agni - Fire

  2. Vayu/Indra - Air

  3. Varuna - water

  4. Earth - Aditi

  5. Space/Heaven - Tvastr

Earth and Heaven are called the Parents of Gods in Rig Veda I.185.4

May we be close to both the Worlds who suffer no pain, Parents of Gods, who aid with favour, Both mid the Gods, with Day and Night alternate. Protect us, Heaven and Earth, from fearful danger.

The 5 faces of a pyramid represent 5 elements of Nature/God. That is why even the temple domes resemble, though not in exact manner, a pyramid.

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The Meru Sri Yantra also resembles a pyramid.

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Even a human sitting in a cross-legged fashion or in padmAsana, resembles a pyramid.

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So pyramid is every where and in all times, only difference being in Egypt, the structures were constructed in exact pyramid shape.

  • These are only similar shapes of Pyramids but is there anything specifically about pyramids itself? Their effects, uses etc., I ask this because people who are advocating pyramids are not suggesting Meru Sri Yantra or gopuram. They are suggesting an exact replica of pyramidal shape while meditation. Oct 25, 2019 at 6:14
  • Based on my research of Vastu-sastra (derived from hindu websites), pyramids provide an overall positive effect on human beings. They somehow focus energies. However, I couldn't find any infomration from original Vedic sources. I wonder if Vastu-sastra has any information.
    – user17738
    Oct 27, 2019 at 15:22
  • @Sarvabhouma: has it been proven that if one meditates under pyramid shaped structure, advancement in spirituality is guaranteed? I don't think so. If that was the case did Sri Ramakrishna or Sri Ramana Maharshi or for that Buddha meditate under pyramid shaped structure? Oct 27, 2019 at 15:27
  • @MarinoKlisovich: Personal experiences may be different. You mght have experienced such positive effect out of your own advancement in spirituality. We cannot generalise. Oct 27, 2019 at 15:28

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