Sirius is the brightest star in our sky, after the Sun. Twice as massive as Sun, it is almost 8.5 light-years away from us. We can easily find it near the foot of Orian contilation.
Sirius and different civilizations have a very close link. It had been an important entity in ancient civilizations.
Sirius Star In Ancient Egypt
In ancient Egypt, the name Sirius signified its nature as scorching or sparkling. The star was associated with Egyptian gods like Osiris. Osiris was an Egyptian god of life, death, fertility and rebirth of plant life along the Nile. As per Egyptian myths, the dead kings travels to Sirius star as their final destiny and rebirth. The great pyramids have shafts that lead in the direction of the Sirus star.
Sirius Star In Hinduism
Sirius star at night, the holy star of the ancient world has also in Hinduism as well. In India, Sirius is sometimes known as Svana, the dog of Prince Yudhisthira. The prince and his four brothers, along with Svana, set out on a long and arduous journey to find the kingdom of heaven. However, one by one the brothers all abandoned the search until only Yudhisthira and his dog, Svana, were left. At long last, they came to the gates of heaven. The gatekeeper, Indra, welcomed the prince but denied Svana entrance. Yudhisthira was aghast and told Indra that he could not forsake his good and faithful servant and friend. His brothers, Yudhisthira said, had abandoned the journey to heaven to follow their hearts’ desires. But Svana, who had given his heart freely, chose to follow none but Yudhisthira. The prince said that, without his dog, he would forsake even heaven. This is what Indra had wanted to hear, and then he welcomed both the prince and the dog through the gates of heaven. (Source here)
Sirius Star In Pre-Islamic Traditions
Like Egyptians, the people of Arab also worship Sirus and consider it as a guardian of their travels for trades. They used its direction to set their routes. Sirius star at night is always a holy star of the ancient world, and in Arab too.
Sirus Star And Islamic
Islam negates all such false faiths and myths. In one single holy verse of the Quran, it tells us who should be important to the people?
The surah is also known for referencing the star Sirius in verse 49 where it is given the name الشِّعْرَى (transliteration: ash-shira; the leader).
The verse says
“وأنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَى“,
That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star)
Islam slashes all the old faiths by saying ALLAH is the one who created the Sirus, the lord of Sirus. The Sirus is nothing but a star like other trillions star in our Galaxy, and like 1000s trillion stars in other galaxies.