Saturday, August 3, 2013
"A" in the picture below.
The entire region in light blue was above the sea level about 25,000 years ago. This is similar to the narration of how Varaha lifted up the land from water. Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu ruled these regions initially. This region was initially called as Hiranyapura. The description of the region comes in Mahabharata, Udyoga parva where Narada shows these places to Matali while the latter wanted to find a groom for his daughter.
The Hiranya in the name indicates the knowledge and use of Gold. This place was also known as Swarna dweepa. This place was dominated by Daityas and Danavas who were fair in complexion, well built, Vedic but cruel and adamant! The early record of Vedic knowledge comes from this place only. The horse headed Vishnu rising with Vedas is reported here only by Narada. This region also had Patala, the deepest place. Building technology – which is always associated with Maya – was already known and in use in this region. This region was closer to the equator and signified the fight between Devas and Asuras. The nearest Deva outpost was Pumpukar of olden days which is now submerged. Association of Indra by Indra festival in Pumpukar comes from this place being a outpost for Devas who were in Uttarkuru.
The time period of 25,000 years BP signify the period when habitations were at peak in the south of equator. Astrology of Daksha's times flourished at this time, but not necessarily in this region. There must have existed many other smaller regions in the Indian Ocean at that time when the sea level was lower than now.
Making gold was oldest knowledge and the concept of Lakshmi was developed at that time itself. There are many allusions in Mahabharata to all that I have said above. I will write those topics later, may be after a year – after I finish my thesis that I am currently working on. It needs more time and concentration to write that topic. A preliminary write up in Tamil can be read here
The kind of discoveries that are coming up nowadays, lend credibility to my observations from Mahabharata. The 20,000 years old structure found below the pyramid itself was made as a hill from the volcanic rocks. This reminds me of the passages on Hiranyapura given in Mahabharata. Let me quote some of the relevant parts here:
"Narada continued, Here is that spacious and celebrated city of cities, called
Hiranyapura, belonging to the Daityas and Danavas, possessing a hundred
diverse kinds of illusion. Here in these regions called Patala, it hath been
Endued with great energy and heroism, many Danavas, having obtained
boons from Brahman in days of old, lived here, exhibiting a thousand different
kinds of illusion." (Udyoga parva -100)