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This question was disturbing me. What is  the significance of the octagon/ number 8? Why was it chosen?

There are famous buildings/structures which are this shape.

Dome of the rock, JerusalemRelated image 

One World Trade Center: Related image

Great Pyramid of Giza (8 sided):Related image

 

CERN: Image result for cern octagon

 

Rub el Hizb: 2943921dfd.jpg

http://synchromystic.wikia.com/wiki/Octagon      https://somathread.ning.com/groups/sufi/forum/origins-and-meanings-of-the-eight-point-star

From some quick reading this 8 pointed star/ octagon (interconnected- see pic above, also octagram can be drawn inside octagon) has origins in astrology and has symbolism relating to ancient pagan/deity/idolatry/sun worship which has filtered through to other religions such as Islam. 

The 8-point star represented the goddess Inanna, Sumerian queen of the heavens and Ishtar (from which Easter comes from), the Babylonian goddess known as “The Lightbringer.” An eight-point star enclosed within a circle was the symbol for the sun god. This deity called Inanna/Ishtar is also the goddess of war, weapon bearing and has a lion consort, which is strikingly similar to the Devi Durga, who is usually depicted as having 8 arms! Conincidence?

As Sikhs we should not be promoting any form of idolatry and so I am asking why are we copying architecture with such symbolism from these cultures and religions that worship false deities NOT Waheguru! 

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On 4/7/2018 at 3:58 AM, Guest detective said:

This question was disturbing me. What is  the significance of the octagon/ number 8? Why was it chosen?

There are famous buildings/structures which are this shape.

Dome of the rock, JerusalemRelated image 

One World Trade Center: Related image

Great Pyramid of Giza (8 sided):Related image

 

CERN: Image result for cern octagon

 

Rub el Hizb: 2943921dfd.jpg

http://synchromystic.wikia.com/wiki/Octagon      https://somathread.ning.com/groups/sufi/forum/origins-and-meanings-of-the-eight-point-star

From some quick reading this 8 pointed star/ octagon (interconnected- see pic above, also octagram can be drawn inside octagon) has origins in astrology and has symbolism relating to ancient pagan/deity/idolatry/sun worship which has filtered through to other religions such as Islam. 

The 8-point star represented the goddess Inanna, Sumerian queen of the heavens and Ishtar (from which Easter comes from), the Babylonian goddess known as “The Lightbringer.” An eight-point star enclosed within a circle was the symbol for the sun god. This deity called Inanna/Ishtar is also the goddess of war, weapon bearing and has a lion consort, which is strikingly similar to the Devi Durga, who is usually depicted as having 8 arms! Conincidence?

As Sikhs we should not be promoting any form of idolatry and so I am asking why are we copying architecture with such symbolism from these cultures and religions that worship false deities NOT Waheguru! 

I don't think there are any basic geometric shapes that someone hasn't concocted some metaphysical meaning for. 

When engineering things, or building things, the shape of the thing is determined by the math, science, materials, means of construction, and asthetics.  

I wouldn't read too much into it, or you'll be left with no shapes from which to construct anything.

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Very interesting. No where else in Sikh history have I seen an octagonal building. So it does stand out like a sore thumb.  Also the fact that constructions in the same time period like the OP has shown have the same shape, seems like more than just a coincidence, but very carefully planned.There must be a reason for it otherwise they wouldn't have designed it that way.

Extending from the sun/idol worship aspect Lucifer is also called the lightbearer/morning star and is worshipped in Freemasonry and organisations like the United Nations. Maybe it's got something to do with 'order out of chaos' and bringing about a 'new world order'?

I remember someone else mentioning they have seen freemasonry/Egyptian symbols in Harmandir Sahib so it could very well be possible since we know they like to corrupt from the inside and many of the so called sikh leaders and organisations have sold out.  

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