New Siva, Agastya statues discovered in Vietnam (Post No.7099)

Mystery of seven Lingas
look at the marks of missing gem stones
Danang is in Central Vietnam

Compiled by  London Swaminathan
swami_48@yahoo.com

Date: 15 OCTOBER 2019
British Summer Time uploaded in London – 18-16
Post No. 7099

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Agastya and Kaundinya are the two Brahmins who established Hindu civilization all over South East Asia, from Indonesia to Vietnam. It lasted for 1500 years. Agastya statues found in Indonesia and Cambodia are already known. They are in different Museums around the world including V & A Museum of London.

New discovery of Eka Muka Linga and seven mysterious lingas with strange marks, Agastya statue etc. throw new light on the history of Vietnam. New book published about the Danang Museum in Vietnam has beautiful pictures. It has got good articles on the Pasupata cult and possible metal lingas in Ashta Murti form. Only seven lingas are found now without the gold, silver coverings and precious gem stones.

Still the scholars could not identify all the gods and ascetics. One statue is identified as Agastya, which is very different from the pot bellied short Agastyas found elsewhere in S E A countries. I wonder the unidentified ascetic statues has Kaundinya as well. Several gods have description as one male god, one female god. We need experts like renowned historian Dr R Nagaswamy to identify them.

One must be proficient in Sanskrit and other S E A languages. R C Majumdhar in his lectures has pointed (in 1930s) out how the Chinese distorted all the names.

I will give the list of distorted Place names and Personal names in another article.

Those who are interested in Shaivism and the culture of South East Asian countries will find this book very valuable.

See the details in the attached pictures.

Agastya without pot belly! a bit taller!!!
INSCRIPTION WITH SHIVA HYMN
unidentified
Apsaras
Dancing Shiva
AGASTYA IN KALLANAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Image result for AGASTYA FROM TAMILANDVEDAS.COM
Image result for AGASTYA FROM TAMILANDVEDAS.COM
agastya+in+London
AGASTYA IN V AND A MUSEUM, LONDON (FROM INDONESIA)

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