More About Rig Vedic Kings : Nine Interesting Points (Post No.5336)

Research Article Written by London swaminathan

Date: 18 August 2018

 

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Post No. 5336

 

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Kings and Queens of Rig Veda

I am just updating my previous post with the following new information:

So far my research has revealed More Interesting Information

1.We have Sumerian and Iranian names in the Rig Veda.

2.Sindhudvipa (name of a seer) is a very interesting name, meaning king of Indus valley . This links Rig Veda with the Indus Valley Civilization. The follow up is in Mahabharata- Jayadratha of Sindhudesa (3100 BCE)

3.Another interesting name is Pratardhana (1380 BCE) . This name is found in Vishnu Sahasranama and Mitanni Civilization (1380 BCE inscription). Mitanni King is not the Rig Vedic king who is very old. But the interesting fact is that the Rig Vedic name has travelled up to Turkey.

4.Revolutionary Naabhananethista is a very interesting name for several reasons; the name itself is strange; more linked to Sumerian sound; another reason is Hindu scriptures say that he revolted against the family and so his father Manu and brothers did not allot him a share in the property; He is like Akhenaten of Egypt. In Sumerian/ Assyria another king with similar name revolted against the formal religion and introduced new god like Akhenaten. So this revolutionary Nabananedisthta needs further research.

  1. I have already discussed Sumuka which is found only in Manu Smrti and Sumerian literature Nowhere else!
  2. Dumuzi/ Sammata/ Fish God mystery is also discussed already (please look at the bottom for links)

7.There is another interesting detail added by P L Bhargava: King’s younger brother and some Vaisyas become Brahmins by becoming Rishis. We see such a thing in Ilanko of Tamil literature and other Puranas.

8.Iranian King Balbhutha figures in the Eighth Mandala of Rig Veda where Camel Dana and Cow Dana are described. The Rig Veda covers a vast area from Iran to Gangetic Plains. It also covers Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mesopotamia (Iraq, Middle Eastern Countries) and China.

9.The word ‘Anasa’ (snub nosed or no nose people) are described in the Rig Veda. They belong to Mongoloid race of China, Tibet, Mongolia etc. Foreigners deliberately invented Aryan- Dravidian division and dubbed ‘Anasa’ as Dravidians and distorted Hindu history. Likewise Dasa/slave is found in Greece as well.

 

Following is from P L Bhargava Book:–

 

“Younger brothers of kings became seers ( Rishis)  and they founded Brahmin families.

In Tamil literature we see Ilango, younger brother of mighty Chera king Cheran Senguttuvan, became an ascetic and composed Tamil epic Silppadikaram.

Among early kings, Manu, Saryaata, Puruuruvas, Nahusha, Yayaati and Puuru were hymn makers. Among Aikshvaakus, Maandhaatri, Trasadasyu, Vasumanas, Tryaruna and Sindhudvipa were composers of hymns.

Among Pauravas, Suhotra, Ajamiidha, Pratardana, Mudgala, Kusika, Gaathin, and Sudaas were authors of hymns. Among AanavasSivi and among Yaadavas Viitahavya were makers of hymns.

 
Among Vaisyas or commoners, there were three well known hymn makers, viz.,Manu Savarni, Naabhaanedishtha, and Vatsapri. They all became Aatreya Brahmins.
Among ladies to whom hymns of the Rig Veda are ascribed the most celebrated were Urvasii, Lopaamudraa, Visvavaaraa, Apaalaa and Ghoshaa. Urvasi was wife of king Puruuruvas and Lopaamudraa was wife of Agastya (This shows Rig Veda knew Vidarbha area. Lopamudra was the princess of Vidarbha; Agastya came to South Tamil Nadu) . They are perhaps the heroines rather than the authors of the hymns ascribed to them. The other three, however, appear to have actually composed the hymns attributed to them. Visvavaaraa and Apaalaa were of the Atreya family. Ghoshaa was the daughter of king Kakshiivant and expressly calls herself a ‘kings daughter ‘.

Source India in the Vedic Age PL Bhargava, Jaipur, 1956

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160 Kings in Rig Veda!

posted on 23 Nov.2014

 

Bharata Dynasty in the Rig-Veda:–

1.Bharata
2.Devavaata
3.Srnjaya
4.Vadhryasva
5.Divodaasa
6.Pratardana
7.Pijavana
8.Devasravas
9.Sudaas
10.Sahadeva
11.Somaka

Trksi Dynasty

1.Mandhata
2.Purukutsa
3.Trasadasyu
4.Trasadasyu Purukutsa
5.Trasadasyava

A
ABHYAVARTIN, AJAS, ALINAS, AMBARISHA, ANAVA, ANHASA, ANU, API, AVLAN, AYU
B
BALBHUTHA, BHAGERATHA, BHALANAS, BHAYAMANA, BHEDA, BOJA
C
CHAIDYA, CHAYAMANA, CHEDI, CHITRARATHA
D
DARBHYA, DASHADYU, DASARAJA, DASONI, DEVAVAN, DEVAVRATA, DHVANYA,DHVASARI, DIRGANITHA, DROPKRISHNA, DRUH, DRUHYU, DUHASU,DUHSIMA, DURGAHA, DYOTANA
E
EMUSHA
G
GAIRIKSHITA
H
HARAYANA, HARISCHANDRA
I
IKSHVAKU, ISHTAHWA

 

K
KAKUHA, KASU, KARURAYAN, KIKATA,KSHABAVAN, KSHATRASRI, KUNDAPAVYU, KURUNGA
L
LAKSHMANA
M
MANYAMANA, MAYAVA, MITRATHITHI, MITRAYU INDROTA
N
NAHUS, NAHUSHA, NAM, NARMARA, NINDITASVA, NITOSHA
P
PAIJAVANA, PAKASTHAMAN, PAKTHA, PARAMJAYA, PARSU, PASADHYUMNA
PERUK, PITHINAS, PLAYOGA, PORUKUTSA, PRADAKUSANU, PRAMAGANDA
PRAJAPATHI, PRASTOKA, PRATARDHANA, PRATARDAS, PRATHAVANA
PRATHUSRAVAS, PRISHADVANA, PURAJA, PURAYA, PURODAS, PURU
PURUKUTSA, PURUPANTHA

R
RAMA, RATHAHAVYA, RATAVITI, RATHAPROSTHAS, RIJIASVA
RIKSA, RUMA, RUNACHAYA

S
SAHADEVA, SAHAVASU, SANDA, SANTANU, SAPYANAMI, SATRI, SAVISTHA
SIGRUS, SINJARA, SIVAS, SMADIBHA, SOBHARI, SOUDASA, SRINGAVRISHA
SRINJAYA, SRUTARATHA, SRUTARVA, SUDASA, SUNITHA, SURADEVA,
SURADHAS, SUSAMAN, SUSHRAVAS, SVANA DRATHA, SVARNARA,SVASNA
SVAITREYA, SYAVAKA, SYAVATANA

 

T
TARANTA, TARUKSHA, TIRINDRA, TRAITANA, TRIKSHI, TRISKY, TUGRA, TUJI, TURVAYANA
TUTUJI
U
UKSANYAYANA, UPAMASRAVASA, USINARANI
V
VAIDADASVI, VAIKARANA, VAITARANA, VAMRAKA, VARASIKA, VAYATA
VAYYA, VESA, VETASU,VIBINDHU, VIDATHIN, VIRKA, VISANINS,VISVAMITRA
VRICHIVAN, VRISHAKAPI

Y
YADU, YAKSUS, YAYATI
YUDHYAMADHI

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