Sunday, August 05, 2012

Dark Knight's Sikh Link

by Loren Coleman ©2012
Did you know there are sync-links to Sikhs in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises?
One of the major locations in The Dark Knight Rises, please recall, was the prison fort where three of the characters in the story were held: Mehrangarh Fort. The fort appears to have direct links to the Sikhs. The fort is one of the largest in the world.

The fort has seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning "victory"), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning "victory") gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today.

Singh from Sanskrit sinha for lion, is an essential component of the name for a Sikh male. Every Sikh male name must end with "Singh." Historically, this was so ordained by Guru Gobind Singh on the Baisakhi day, 30 March 1699, when he inaugurated the Khalsa, introducing a new form of initiatory rites, khande di pahul.

Mehrangarh Fort, is located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state, and is one of the largest forts in India. It is literally, the Fort of the Sun, Mehrangarh [etymology: Mihir (Sanskrit) -sun or Sun-deity; garh (Sanskrit)-fort; i.e."Sun-fort"]. According to Rajasthani language pronunciation conventions, "Mihirgarh" has changed to "Mehrangarh." The Sun-deity has been the chief deity of the Rathore dynasty. Some very odd stories are associated with the fort at this Dark Knight filming location. 

The foundation of the fort was laid on 12 May 1459 by Rao Jodha (1438–1488) on a rocky hill 5.6 miles (9 km) to the south of Mandore. This hill was known as Bhaurcheeria, the mountain of birds. 

According to legend, to build the fort Jodha had to displace the hill's sole human occupant, a hermit called Cheeria Nathji, the lord of birds. Upset at being forced to move Cheeria Nathji cursed Rao Jodha with "Jodha! May your citadel ever suffer a scarcity of water!" 

Despite building a house and a temple in the fort very near the cave the hermit had used, even today the area is plagued by a drought every 3 to 4 years. Jodha then took an extreme measure to insure that the new site had a chance of success; he buried a man named Raja Ram Meghwal alive in the foundations. Raja Ram Meghwal was promised that in return his family would be looked after by the Rathores. 

To this day his descendants still live in Raj Bagh, in Raja Ram Meghwal's Garden, an estate bequeathed them by Jodha. 

A human stampede occurred on 30 September 2008, at the Chamunda Devi temple inside of the Mehrangarh Fort, in which 249 people were killed and more than 400 injured.

Filming of the last installment of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, began on May 6, 2011, at Mehrangarh Fort.

According to IMDb, here are the Sikh personnel working on The Dark Knight Rises, for the Second Unit, India ~
Krishan Pratap Singh, assistant director: India (who is also involved with Zero Dark Thirty, to be released on 19 December 2012, USA, about Navy SEAL Team 6 tracking down wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden),
Vans Pradeep Singh Rathore, location manager: India,
Chandradeep Singh Rathore, director's assistant: India, and
Dileep Singh Rathore, line producer: India.
For more on the August 5, 2012, Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting at a Sikh Temple, which left seven dead, please see here.

In the first film of the Dark Knight trilogy, in Batman Begins, there is a scene with Katie Holmes in the foreground, in which a random Sikh shows up in the background. This has been the source of some comment by Sikhs, before today. See here.

Other synchromystic threads sent in by Andrew Griffin and Darren Brizdaz:

On this day in history - August 5, 1969, the U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, the Red Planet, sending back photographs and scientific data.

Dr. Amitabh Ghosh (not a Sikh) of NASA-AFP is the Indian who selected the Mars landing site of Curiosity, which will set down after midnight on August 6th.

Mention is to be made of the "woman in red" who crashed the marching of the Indian delegation during the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.


Michael said...

The Curiosity Mars Lander had me thinking "Curiosity killed the cat" all last week.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Talking about
"The Dark Knight Rises" and this prison/fort...

The character Miranda in the film turns out to be the true power behind Bane and it is revealed that she was the child who was born in the prison that made it out successfully.

" Miranda was created by Shakespeare for his play
"The Tempest" from the feminine form of the Latin gerundive 'mirandus' (admirable, lovely), from the verb 'mirari' (to wonder at, to admire). This gives the meaning "she who must be admired ".

" Miranda is also the name of one of the satellites of Uranus. Though Uranus has 27 known satellites, five are considered major. Miranda is the smallest of these major satellites".

"In the USA, the "Miranda Rights" are read when somebody is arrested, telling them that they have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. This was named after Ernesto Miranda, who made a confession without being given a warning ".

Anonymous said...

Last night TBS showed two back-to back airings of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorioue Basterds," which featured a movie theater fire/machine gun massacre instigated by a lady in a red dress, who owned the cinema.

Daniel Sale said...

"Minor but weird coincidence: Sikh temple shooter may have lived on Holmes Ave. in Cudahy, WI."

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

And how close do the two words Mehrangarh and Miranda sound to each other BTW?

Anonymous said...

Just as in The Movies, a sequel is done as 'a search for more money,' so this Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting is 'a search for a more desirable reaction' than the Aurora Theater shooting manifested for its orchestrators.

It seems important to look at WHAT is being 'reported' on this amplification of Aurora (REP) to see who is being perceived as 'the enemy.'

"...described the shooter as a white man."

"Turban-wearing Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims..."
Or just WHITE is too stupid to know the difference between Muslim and Sikh.

"...treating this as a domestic terrorist incident..."

"The gunman is worse than the one at the theater a couple of weeks ago..."

"...gunman ambushed and shot a police officer several times when he responded to a 911 call and was helping a shooting victim..."
First Aurora w/ the "BOOBY-TRAPPED" apt. designed to hurt or kill first-reponders, aka cops.
Now this insane exaggeration of a cop wounded in the line of duty as "AMBUSHED."

"...(hospital) said three men had been brought in wounded and were in critical condition. One had been shot in the abdomen, one in the extremities and face, and a third was hit in the neck."
Since appropriate and expected outrage and call for more governmment control did not result from the Aurora victims, including a 6-year-old girl, an infant, a pregnant woman, a black guy w/ blonde girlfriend, an aspiring woman sportscaster, etc.

"...underscore how much our country has been enriched by our Sikh community..."
H-1Bs equal 'enrichment?'
Obviously not for WHITE.

If WHITE is the enemy, then the DARK KNIGHT RISES and assumes the hero.

Stay God-centered.

Anonymous said...

Why choose Aurora, CO?
Aurora is well-known in the Denver Metro Area as largely low-income/government welfare recipient blacks, Asians, Mexicans, with high crime rate, that is to say, DARK. Choosing an Aurora theater would ensure that DARK would be targeted and labeled VICTIM.

Why choose Oak Creek, WI?
The country and the world's most heinous criminal globally broadcasted is JEFFREY DAHMER of Milwaukee, WI, 12 miles or 23 minutes from Sikh Shooting in Oak Creek, WI.
DAHMER - WHITE - overwhelming majority of his victims were DARK.

Serial homosexual (borderline) pedophilic tortuous murderous necrophiliac cannibal.

Link to 'Dark Knight Rises' - Heath Ledger Joker - John Wayne Gacy Clown - Olympiad symbols.

Stay God-centered.

Anonymous said...

Re "Miranda Rights" comment:

The Aurora Shooter actor in court was read his Miranda Rights by the judge from the bench during the court vid, so query if he was even read his rights at point of custody.

Homeland Security Patriot Acts, Miranda Rights are usurped.
Detaining someone on a 'suicide watch' (Aurora Shooter) or 'harm to self or others' laws also eliminates Miranda Rights and pretty much all other rights.

I am one of 2 who has not seen 'Dark Knight Rises,' with no intent to.
If Miranda is the true power behind Bane, the quintessential bad guy, then that would correlate with above, 'Miranda' being used by the 'bad guys.'

Many thanks for that one!

Stay God-centered.

Leo Panna said...

Damn dude... you're right on... almost EXACTLY 2 weeks.

aferrismoon said...

The attacker at the temple apparently has a 9/11 tattoo.

Links to killing of a Sikh, 'in revenge' for 911 attacks on Sept 15th 2001


Anonymous said...

Gilford Shooting
Husband = Athletic
Husband also = Space
Need to be fit to get to space.
Shooting tooking place at political gathering.

Aurora Shooting
Aurora itself = Space
Missy Franklin (Athletic)Olympian has a connection to Aurora, CO.
Shooting took place at Social gathering at Dark Knight Movie.

Sikh Temple Shooting.
Curiousity reaches Mars few hours later. Olympics are happening.
This Shooting took place at spiritual gathering in a place of worship.
Sikhs are known Warrior i.e Dark Knights. Should read up on Sikhs becoming a Knight, there is a youtube video available on this.

we know of 3 whites doing the shooting, first one became guilty of his crime, second seems to be claiming insanity and third commited suicide.

Third also belonged to a group promoting white supremacy.

There seems to be a message here and that message is Supremacy. It seems we have a complished some sort of supremacy.

Olypians, atheletes = Super Humans, such as perhaps Sikhs the Dark Knight.

Being able to travel far into space. Maybe we didn't send any robots. May be we sent a super human into space to travel to mars. Who knows. Maybe this human is a of a sikh religion. Perhaps Sikhism is the supreme religion.

May be there is a new world coming soon and this was a way to make people alert.

Maybe this new world will have one religion called Sikhism. Maybe Political leaders will be Sikhs of all race. May be only the super humans can reach it.

I don't know, I'm just saying cause i dreamt it.