Indus script deciphered

Many scholars and amateurs are trying to decipher the Indus script without any success so far.

If we look at it from a new angle, perhaps we may succeed. From the very beginning people who have excavated passed on their personal opinion without allowing  scholars to interpret it. Since no rosetta stone is available for Indus Valley civilization and so everyone’s decipherment remains a speculation. When one seal is interpreted with a set of rules, the same rules must be follwed for interpreting other seals as well. No one has succeeded in it.They get stuck up somewhere.

I am proposing a new approach.Why should we think that there is only one set of people following the same culture occupied the valley. The valley was very near some imporatnt ports and natural mountain  passes. So many different people might have come and occupied that area. If it is the case we have to look for different languages, different cultures and may be different languages too. Vedas speaks about five people (pancha Jana:) and Puranasa speak of 18 types of people (18 ganas).

Even if we accept that the invading Aryans destroyed  the Indus civilization, we must have something Aryan there-the Aryan Gods, Aryan culture etc. So I think that the Indus people were following different Gods and cultures. There may be two different systems even diametricall y opposite.

When I looked at the elephant seal with a man or woman fighting with two symmetrical tigers immediately I thougt of Indra on his mount Airavata. Since I have been doing research on Vahanas (mounts of Gods) in different cultures like Sumerian, Babylonian, Indian and Egyptian I saw the elephant seal as the first Vahana seal of Indian sub continent. A man or woma is standing on an elephant. And he/ she is fighting with two tigers. Most interesting thing is that on top of the elephant is a wheel symbol. The name of the Vedic God Indra in the Vedas is Chakra meaning wheel. His vehicle is the elephant Airavata. If the figure is a woman it may be Indrani, wife of Indra. One other Hindu God associated with the wheel is Lord Vishnu. But during age old days he was not that popular. So I will consider the seal is that of Indra with his name on top of it in the form of a symbol ( wheel).

In other seals a mortar and pestle symbol is always put together with three vertical lines. I read it as Mitra.

Reason being three lines are thra/three and the mortar and pestle is Maituna meaning intercourse in Sanskrit.

This ‘Mitra’ seal is always accompanied by some fish signs. Fishes are Devas, according to great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. Both of them dont close their eyes even during sleep. So all the fish symbols are used to symbolise Gods and Devas. In HIndu and other ancient religions God appear as fish.  They may be interpreted as Agni,Varuna, Vayu, Yama and other devas depending upon the strokes, lines etc.

Anothr symbol-The two circle symbol may be Aswin devas. They are the Vedic twins. So circle within circle when it is followed by two vertical strokes may be aswins and in other places without strokes it may be aswa/horse.

My deciphermments are all only speculations. Once I apply the same principle for other seals and succeed it will be  a great step forward.




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