CURSES 5000 YEARS AGO! STRANGE CURSES IN RIG VEDA- part 1 (Post No.10071)

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Post No. 10,071

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There is a strange hymn in the Rigveda with full of curses. Most of the Hindu inscriptions end with curses. They curse the one who violates the instructions in the inscription or one who damages them. Persian inscriptions also end with similar curses. But the origin of curses lies in the Rigveda the oldest book in the world.

Hindus believe that Veda Vyasa who lived around 3150 BCE divided the Vedas into Four Vedas. So according to Hindus it is at least 5200 years old. The translators of the Vedas in the West never believed in what Hindus believed. They did not practise what Hindus practised. They were only anti Hindu and anti -Indian gang members. Since they translated the Vedas into English , French and German, people thought they were “scholars”. They were hired just to destroy Hinduism. Their appointment letters and the post they held spell it crystal clear.

The curses poem did not interest them much. We can derive much information from it. It is in the name of seer Maitravaruni Vasistha. We knew one famous Vasistha in Ramayana and he was challenged by Visvamitra on many occasions. Parasurama’s father Jamadaghni also figured in the Vedas. Actually the last phase of the Vedas is Rama period. Afterwards we don’t have any verses in the Rigveda. So what Hindus say about chronology is also confirmed by the Rigveda. Hindus say that Rama lived in Treta Yuga and Krishna lived in the later Dwapara Yuga. After Vyasa and Krishna died Kali yuga began. This shows that the following curses are from the Treta Yuga, at least five thousand years old.

(Yugas are calculated in two ways shorter period Yugas and longer period yugas. This will be discussed in another article)

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Curses of Vasistha (RV 7-104)

1.Indra and Soma, burn and destroy the demon foe. Annihilate the fools, slay them and burn them up. Send downward who adds gloom to gloom. Chase them away. Pierce the voracious ones.

2.Let sin around the wicked boil like as a cauldron set amid the flames of fire. Against the foe of prayer, devourer of raw flesh, the vile fiend fierce of eye, keep your perpetual hate against cruel eyed .

My comments

This is a curse against anti god, anti -prayer gangs. The very interesting point is to throw them into cauldron in the middle of fire. Later day pictures of hell show this. Even 1400 years ago, Saivite saint Appar was thrown into a burning Lime kiln but he was saved by Lord Siva.

Another interesting point is that anti Hindu gangs were cannibals. Like Chinese eat scorpions, lizards, rats and snakes today, like the East Europeans eat horses today, there was a gang of cannibals in Vedic period. Even the Rakshasas of Sri Lanka ate human flesh. Story of Agastya show that Vatapi and Ilvalan ate human flesh. And the same story show that the forest was full of human skeletons of seers.

So the curses were thrown against the barbaric tribes.

Cruel eyed : commentators say spy or gossip mongers.

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RV.7-104-3

Indra and Soma , plunge the wicked in the depth, yes, cast them into darkness that has no support. So that none of them may ever return.

7-104-4

Hurl your deadly crushing bolt down on the wicked fiend from heaven and earth. Burn them to death

7-104-5

Let them sink without a sound.

7-104-6

Indra and Soma, I offer these prayers with wisdom. Accept my prayers; let both of you be united like two horses in the chariot.

Mantra 7

Slay the treacherous fiends; let the wicked have no bliss who evermore assails us with malignity.

Mantra 8

I pursue my way with guileless spirit;  whoever accuses me  with words of falsehood, may the speaker of untruth be crushed like water in the hand.

Mantra 9

Those who harm the righteous must be given to snakes or to Nirruti (Hindu goddess personifying death, decay and destruction)

Mantra 10

May he a thief or a robber, sink to destruction; both himself and offspring.

Mantra 11

May he be swept away himself and children; may all the three earths press him down beneath them.

Mantra 12

A wise man can easily distinguish the true and false.

Soma protects the true and honest

My comments

This is a good quotation. A prudent man can easily find out who is honest. Several Hindu stories in the Vikram and Vetal and Katha sarit sagara stand examples for this.

But Sayana, commentator, gives the story of Kalmashapada here.  I give the story from Who is Who in the Mahabharata by Subash Mazumdar

“ Kalmashpada was a king of Ikshwaku dynasty. He once encountered Shakti, son of sage Vasistha, on a narrow forest path. The question of relative priority as to who should pass first and who should give way, led to heated argument until the king losing his temper started mercilessly whipping \shakti in a demonic raage. Thereupon Shakti collecting his spiritual strength, cursed the king would become a Rakshasa hungering for human flesh wandering the forest for 12 years.

At this juncture Visvamitra who had earlier been bested by Vaishtha and therefore wanted to please Shakti, arranged for a Rakshasa called Kinkara to enter the body of Kalmashapada. Later this curse upon the king was redoubled in force by the pronouncement of a brahmana who was erroneously served human by orders of the king.(It is in Adi Parva of Mahabharata).

The king in his rakshasa form initiated his consumption of human flesh by killing and devouring Shakti himself. Later he also killed Vaishtha’ss other sons.

Once Kalmasha pada , while in Rakshasa form, saw a brahmin couple enjoying conjugal pressure. He killed and ate the Brahmana. Thereupon the brahmana cursed that the king would also die if he ever attempted to enjoy conjugal bliss with his queen.

Years later when he wanted to kill and eat Adashyanti, widow of Shakti, Vasishta sprinkled holy water on him and the curse having ended the king expressed his lifelong indebtedness to Vasishta .

The king wanted a son through his wife Madayanti . but because of Brahmana’s curse, he asked Vasishta to produce a son in his queen. Thus was born prinv Even

e Ashmaka. ( This story is in Mahabharata)

Now we have another confirmation of flesh eating tribes in the olden days.

There are 25 mantras . I have covered only 12 out of 25.

To be continued ……………………………….

Tags- curses, Rigveda, RV.7-104, Vasistha, Kalmashapada 

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