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2) Other symbols for "Vu" sound

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1)There are basically five logos  in this seal-----

2) The inscription on the seal should be read from left to right 

3) That is --beginning from the side --which the bull is facing--

4)----just like Egyptian hieroglyphics---

The fifth symbol is interesting one--this fifth logo stands for---"Vu" (U)--sound----which means---"day"---- 

Normally "U" symbol was used in all the old Indus seal --this seal is in later stage of development and new logo has been used instead of old "U" symbol---

What does this logo indicates?--- the logo looks some thing like a  "Whistle".  See--it looks like two tubes tied together---the upper end slightly thinner than lower tube---when the air is blown through this twin tube---it would have made whistling sound--

Now, the Tamil word for whistle is "Voothal". Definitely there is a "Voo" sound, but not exactly "Vu" sound, which we are concerned about---still we can take it that--- this symbol stood for "Vu" sound. (May be spelling mistake committed by Indus priest)

Now the second possibility is that this symbol  could have stood for  "Uttara Ashadha" ---refer---to my book --- chapter-10--table-9 (Jyothish wheel) ---
(serial.no21 in the table) the symbol for Uttara Ashadha  is "Back of square" as per jyothisha vedanga---

This symbol shown in the book correlates with this brick making mold---

this symbol indicates two things---one heavenly symbol---Uttara Ashadha constellation ---and earthly thing---the common man's symbol---the brick making mold---

now the question is---what was the name of this brick making mold? What was the pronunciation? Did it start with a "U" sound?---the word for this brick making mold is yet to be indentified---

The important thing to be noted here is that ---the word ---Uttara Ashadha--starts with --"U"--indicating that the fifth symbol stands for--" U"-phonetic sound -----and not  indicating the constellation


1) The first logo indicates ----yet to be identified--

2) The second logo indicates--the bundle of roots----the moola nakshatra constellation--the Sagittarius constellation/ tail of scorpion
(reference--see --table-7;chapter-10 of my book---jyothish wheel table)

3) The third symbol--quotation mark--(")
---means month---that is--month of Moola-
In this quotation mark the second stroke got merged with the next letter--cutter/ krittika constellation symbol-
(otherwise the second possibility is that the second stroke may be missing--however it conveys the meaning of "Month")

4) The fourth logo is symbol of ---krittika constellation---Pleiades--

5) The fifth symbol is interesting one--
this fifth logo stands for---"Vu" (U)--sound----which means---"day"---



          This seal was discussed by Asko Parpola  in the world Tamil conference(2010) at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,India. The last inscription in this seal shows the third example of “Vu” sound. This comb  like symbol is widely used in many seals; and has been found with many permutation and combinations. 

            He has presented the paper explaining that the "leg” symbol means the Tamil word "Thaal" and the "Ass" indicates the   wild Ass demon “Dhenukasura," mentioned in Krishna Avatar stories. Together these two symbols stand for the word "Palm Tree.” 

       In my opinion, linking the story of Krishna is logically correct, only problem is that Krishna was travelling through sky constellations and not through geographical area of "Kutch" in Gujarat as being portrayed by Asko Parpola.

           Refer to the idea of Heroes and Gods travelling through sky constellations. (Para under the heading “Two Models of ancient calendars”)

            The seal should be read in a different way. The tiger indicates the constellation “Canis Major". It looks like that in olden days the ecliptic path way would have passed through Dog constellation. In India, the dog constellation is invariably indicated as tiger not dog. The conclusion that can be arrived is that the seal indicates the month of Tiger (dog), approximately corresponding to Gregorian months of April/May. 

           The leg symbol stands for day of “Leg of Kalan” as described in table-2. In the Jyotisha Vedanga table, leg coincides with two legs not just one leg. Right leg of Kalan coincides with "Horse Constellation" and left leg of Kalan coincides with "Fish constellation. (See Kalan: figure-2 )

                 The priest, who prepared the seal, had to define which leg of Kalan he meant, right leg, or left leg. That question is clarified by the ass symbol (For me it looks like goat symbol, see the raised tail, donkey does not have a raised tail) or (it could have meant the Aries constellation). In turn, this "ass symbol" indicated the day of "Horse" (see the picture of Kalan: figure.2, right leg). 

         Asko Parpola does not say anything about the comb  like symbol. How will it be possible to understand the meaning of word without explanation to all the symbols in the word? It looks like that this comb symbol  stands for fingers of Kalan.

        What is the "Hindi" word for fingers? It is "Unguli" (Sanskrit-Anguli). Finally it is an important breakthrough that this comb symbol  stands for the sound "Vu" , indicating the "day", that  it  was the day  of Donkey/ Horse/ Goat as listed out in the Jyotisha Vedanga table. 

  Parpola, A. (2010, June 23). The Indus script and wild ass. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from www.thehindu.com: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article481104.ece


)There are basically four logos  in this seal-----

2) The inscription on the seal should be read from left to right ---------
3) That is --beginning from the side --which the bull is facing--

4)----just like Egyptian hieroglyphics---

The most interesting point in this seal is the last logo which looks like a Pestle and Mortar. Many explanations had been given for this symbol  so far and non of them is satisfactory.

But now consider the new explanation that this symbol "Mortar" stands for phonetic value of "Vu"(U). What is the Sanskrit word for mortar?"UluuKhala".  This word starts with ---U--sound, hence it can be safely concluded that this mortar symbol stood for a phonetic value of ---Vu--and  not merely for  the object "mortar".

Now , consider  the same symbol in  the  view point of "Dravidian theory" supporters. For them  also this  mortar symbol gives an opportunity. In Tamil language the mortar is called as  ---"Vural". Now both Dravidian theorists and Aryan theorists can work more on this idea and find out, which language  was actually used by the Indus people.