Sixty Stories about Ayers Rock!(Post No.2530)

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Written by london swaminathan


Post No. 2530

Date: 11th February 2016


Time uploaded in London  16-20

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(During my trip to Australia in January 2016, I did not have time to travel to Uluru. But I had the opportunity to study it from the writings in Australian Museum in Sydney)


Ayers Rock is one of the wonders of the world. It is in the middle of Australia. It is the largest monolith made up of sandstone with a height of 1115 feet.

Its circumference is six miles. It is the holiest mountain for the aborigines of Australia like Mount Kailash is for the Hindus. Natives call this place Uluru. It was named Ayers Rock after Sir Henry Ayers, the premier of South Australia.

Aborigines of Australia call the creation period as dreamtime. They believe that two boys created this Uluru during the period of dreamtime. Dozens of paths travelled by their ancestors converge here. Those paths cover many sacred places.


Most of the stories around Uluru are about snake or snake people. One of them is that the dreamtime came to an end when Kuniya (Rock Python People) were attacked by Niru (Poisoned Snake Warriors). Now all these characters are identified in different shapes of rocks in the area.

The dreamtime is the aborigines’ description of a time when the earth was created by the spirit ancestors. They travelled across the landscape making its features and giving them  names in songs.  These spirits were responsible for different languages and customs. Their routes are called dreaming tracts.


Like the Vedic Hymns of Hindus, aboriginal people commit to memory by repeating or singing the hundreds of different associated tales. There are thousands of such stories and songs in Australia. Like the Vedic seers “hear” the hymns, the shamans have access to the world of the dreaming spirits. Aboriginal people take you to different places and then sing the associated tales in songs. Such routes are known as song lines.


Uluru has at least sixty stories associated with it. One story is about the western people, Windulka, growing angry with two peoples Kuniya and Mala (Sanskrit sound) who failed to arrive for an important ritual. This story has several tragic deaths.


Kata Tjuta is 30 miles west of Uluru. This is regarded as a female sacred place. From a distance it resembles the body of a female. This is also similar to Hindu belief who believe that Goddess Parvati’s (Sati) parts fell on different parts of India and they became Sakti Kentras. Wanambi, a giant snake lives there, according to the aborigines’ legend.

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The caves around Uluru have the finest aboriginal paintings. They are several thousands of years old art works.


My interpretation

I guess that these are stories of infightings between the Naga tribes, who migrated from India. That is why they name several people as rainbow snake people, rock python people etc. The word Snake is derived from the word Naka/Nagas.


Hindus knew that there are seven worlds under and seven worlds upper. Underground worlds is the word for any place that is below the (India)  land’s southernmost tip – Kanyakumari. Hindus divided this area into Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala,Rasatala and Patala (Nagaloka). Anyone living in this area is called Nagas and the women Nagakanyas.


Atala = Atlantic Ocean, Sutala = South


The words such as Atlantic Ocean and South are derived from Atala, Sutala. Even Kanchi Paramacharya was playing with these words in his 1932 lecture at Chennai and said Kapilaanya got corrupted in to California (Please read my article ‘Is California , Kapilaranya?’).


Like the white people sent the convicted people to Australia, Hindus also sent all the convicted or penalised people to the South. Rama, Lakshmana, Five Pandavas and Viswamitra’s sons travelled to south during the punishment period. Those who did not follow the Vedic ways were sent to the South and they became Dravidas according to Hindu scriptures. In the same way all the punished/ penalised people were banished to less populated southern hemisphere. People like Maha Bali were sent to Patala loka i.e. they were sent out of India, but was allowed to come back every year to see their kith and kin. Until this day it is celebrated as Onam festival.


Look at the following story I posted three years ago. This will make it clearer that the snake stories are about human beings.

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On 28 April 2012 I posted the following in my post titled “Are Mayas Indian Nagas?”

Maya calendar begins on 11th August 3114 BC. Indian calendar Kaliyuga begins in 3102 BC. But Hindu mythology is very clear about their existence long before Kali yuga. Kaliyuga is the last of the four yugas. But Mayas are silent about their existence before this date 3114 BC. The amazing co incidence between Hindus and Mayas, particularly their calendar years, was a puzzle. Now we have solved the puzzle with all the information available.

Mayas were Indian Nagas. They migrated after a big fight with Krishna and Arjuna. Both of them burnt the Khandava Vana (forest) for the sake of general public. But the tribal Naga people living inside the forest resented this act. It looks like lot of Nagas who resisted Arjuna and Krishna were killed. Indra was pro Nagas. But anti Naga Krishna had an earlier fight with another Naga leader called Kaliya. When he objected cowherds coming into his area Krishna went and killed Kaliya. Those who narrated the Puranic stories “Kaliya Mardhanam” slowly projected them as demons and snakes. But the fact of the matter is they were actually people who wore snake symbol (totem).

(Khandava Vana is called Gondwana land in geography lessons and the tribal Naga people are called Ghondus in anthropology lessons).

Following this clash, the enmity between the Nagas and Pandavas widened. Krishna died just before the Kaliyuga began. After all the Pandava brothers demise, the Nagas wanted to take a revenge on Arjuna’s grandson Parikshit. When they were waiting for an opportunity Parikshit was cursed by Shamika that he would die by “snake bite”. In reality the seer’s friend and tribal Naga leader Takshaka was given that task of “snake bite”. Takshaka challenged Parikshit and said that he would be assassinated within seven days. King Parikshit took all the precautions. But like Shivaji escaped in a fruit basket from the prison of mighty Moghul emperor Aurangazeb, Parikshit’s enemies entered Parikshit’s palace in a fruit basket and killed him. Puranas symbolically wrote that Parikshit was killed by “snake bite”.

Like Indira Gandhi’s assassination was followed by revenge attacks on Sikhs, Parikshit’s son Janamejayan went on a killing spree what was described symbolically as a Sarpa Yagna (snake sacrifice) on the banks of river Narmadha. A lot of Nagas were killed, actually massacred. The English word snake originated from Sanskrit word (s)naga.

Brahmin’s Peace Agreement

In those days mixed marriages existed and some Nagas were married to kings and Brahmins. One of them was a seer called Astika (Aztec Civilization was named after Astika) . He was asked to go as an emissary for peace talks, because his father Jaratkaru was married to a Naga woman. He was successful in his peace mission and stopped all the killings. Then started the Naga migration from a port called Patala . That is what Hindus called Patala loka (One of the seven worlds “below”the earth; Patala port may be the gate way to Patala). The port was the gate way to Sri Lanka, South East Asia and South America. Hindu scriptures describe these lands as Naka Loka/ Naga Land. When Hindu mythologies said that Bali and other demon kings were sent to Patala Loka what they meant was they were banished from the mainland. Port Patala at the estuary of Indus river was mentioned even by foreign travellers. Broach (Bharukacha) was another port on the banks of river Narmadha. Both these ports handled much of the foreign trade with the West in ancient India.

When Arjuna burnt the Khandava Vana, one leader was allowed to escape from the burning. His name was Maya Danava. He thanked Arjuna and Yadavas for this and he constructed the palace for the Pandavas as a token of gratitude. He led a massive migration to South East Asia and then to Central America and South America. The day he left the holy Bharat was gratefully remembered by the Mayas as 11th August 3114 BC. It coincided very well with the date of Janamejayan’s rule, Arjunas great grandson, around 3100 BC.


Brahmins are doing an amazing thing thrice a day. They recite the 5000 year old Peace Agreement during their daily ritual called  Sandhyavandhanam. They praise the Nagas as Maha Yasa: (Great and famous people) and request them to keep away in the name of Astika and Jaratkaru. The mantra starts with Narmadhayai Nama: (Salute to river Narmadha!).

(Please read my article Brahmins deserve an entry into Guinness Book of Records)


No. 22 Kata Tjuta and No.23 Uluru in this map.


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