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Indus God- Uranus - copper tablets deciphered

20/6/2013
Kottayam,
Kerala.
Reference and acknowledgements to Asko Parpola, Page.no.234, Deciphering the Indus Script (Book).
 The above given pictures shows a male figure of a hunting god, which had been engraved on a copper tablet, found from Mohenjo Daro. The explanation given by Asko Parpola is that this figure could be the image of hunter god Rudra. The back side of the same plate contains the above given inscription, which could be the name of the god. I tried to tally the name of "Rudra" and other names of rudra with the above given inscription, but there is no relationship between the two. However, the name of "Uroanus" (Old Greek pronunciation of  modern word "Uranus") tallies with the inscription. The details are as given below.

Methodology ---As given under the page ---Dholavira sign board deciphered.

Table of Analysis:
  1 4
   
 
 
 
 
 
 First step --
-----------------------------identifying the objects
 "U" as discussed under the page -"U" symbol Looks like "Ra" of Hindi Looks like "O" of Greek as well as English Looks like "E" of ancient Cretan Greek--refer to omniglot.com Looks like "Nu" of old Cretan Greek letters Two WheelsGerminating seed ---seedling
Second step -
------------------------
 Sanskrit name
 "U" sound   Looks like one branch of a plant - Sanskrit-"Ekazakha" (Or) "aGkura"
(or)
Zakha(Branch)
  Dwi -chakra BijaGkura
 Third step
--------------------------
Applying sound
 U R O E/A/Z Nu De B
 Fourth step
--------------------------
corrected sound
 U R O Z Nus De V
The name of the deity seems to be " Uroznus Dev"

Notes to this Interpretation:

1) Many of the letters in this copper tablet seems to be of Greek origin.

2) The name of the God "Uranus" it self is of Greek origin.

3) Uranus is the precursor of "Varuna", who is God of later day Vedic people. 

3-a) This shows that this tablet has been prepared at the later period after entry of Indo Greek kings.

3-b) Many of the later Vedic period ideas and language  coincides with Greek ideas and Greek language and letters.

3-c) This above given example shows that the origin of Sanskrit could be from Greek language.

4) The name Uranus was pronounced as "Ouranos" in Greek.

5) The pronunciation of the word"Ouranos" in Greek  has following Greek alphabets :
           /ˈjʊərənəs/ or /jʊˈreɪnəs/; Ancient Greek Οὐρανός--
 I  made the above given interpretations based on these ancient Greek spellings

6) The last letter "V" is not available in Greek, hence the person who prepared the tablet could have used "B" in place of "V"-------- In Bengali Language also similar problem exists, In Bengal all the letters with 'V" sound are pronounced as "B".

7) There are many possible Sanskrit words for the logo-gram of "Shoot", but only two words suitable for this situation has been adapted, this symbol needs further verification.

8-a) This symbol at the back side of one of the copper plate shows that this symbol is equivalent to  the name of the God in other plate. The two leaf like logos are likely to be Umbrellas and not leaves as popularly interpreted so far. God "Varuna" is associated with rains and his "White Umbrella" has the benevolent power of showering rain. Some times Hindu Gods are associated with more that one Umbrella. "Varuna" is associated with "two Umbrellas".(this point needs verification and supporting reference).

8-b) The "crab" sign needs more verification, it may be indicating the "Act of Grasping" as explained by Asko Parpola And Iravatham Mahadevan. To analyse it further, there is a possibility that this symbol may be indicating the "noose" held by Varuna. The "Noose" stands for "death". How did the ancients kill their people in archaic times? Ancient stories talk about sacrificing people by bleeding them to death. But, the sacrificed body at European bog had a noose around it at the time of excavation. Similar is the case of Peruvian sacrificed boys and girls, they were strangled to death by the priests.The North Indian Thugs (before arrival of British rule) used to kill  travelers and  pilgrims by noose. So, possibility is that the "crab" symbol could be  the "noose with handles" (Just like skipping rope with wooden handles) (Wooden handles would have helped in easy operation of noose) (Silent killing weapon as used in --Godfather stories)
see the rope (noose) held by Lilith (Goddess of death) of Middle east. It looks some what similar to Crab sign of Uranus.

8-c) (or) it could be indicating the rainy season, because when the sun is in Crab constellation it rains in India (Indian Monsoon period). Karkitta month (Month of Crab) coincides with heaviest rainfall of monsoon in Kerala. After the Vavoo Bali (festival in remembrance of ancestors) on full moon day of this month, the monsoon activity declines (end of monsoon). This day is being celebrated in a big way at Kerala. May be, the symbol of crab may be indicating this event of end of monsoon.

8-d) Sometimes, it looks like a bull head, there is a possibility because Uranus is bull headed.

9) The overall view, this logo gram gives a feeling that it represents "U" symbol,(The "U" shaped line connecting both Umbrellas) thereby indicating god "Uranus".

10) The body of deity is marked with (^) (Chevron marks), which shows that his skin was not smooth, it was rough and tough and malformed. Even though in later Vedic period Varuna was described as smooth and gold coloured skin, original description of varuna was of dark colour, maleficent, deformed , ferocious looking god. (Equivalent of Rudra) (Varuna seems to be the precursor of "Rudra") . 

11)  Asko Parpola and Iravatham Mahadevan had given detailed explanation about Rudra and other alternate forms of Rudra in the above referred book (Page .no.234 to 237). The only point to be added to  that explanation is  that Uranus is the original sky god , who had been later morphed into Rudra, Shiva and Kalan. All these Gods are based on the role model of Uranus. Gods with same power  and attributes are common in Hindu Pantheon. It happens because the old gods are replaced with new one after the victory one tribe over the other tribe. In this process the power and attributes of old god are given to the new god, resulting in such confusion.

12) One interesting correlation to be noted here is that Kalan described by me is more or less looking like Uronus (Varuna) (Note ---horns and Tail). Only difference is that "Kalan" is relatively new name, whereas "Uronus" is the most ancient name.

Uranus (mythology)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Uranus (/ˈjʊərənəs/ or /jʊˈreɪnəs/; Ancient Greek Οὐρανός, Ouranos meaning "sky" or "heaven") was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus. In Ancient Greek literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. According to Hesiod's Theogony, Uranus was conceived by Gaia alone, but other sources cite Aether as his father. Uranus and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, and the ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical times,[4] and Uranus does not appear among the usual themes of Greek painted pottery. Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic.

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