FROG MYSTERY IN VEDAS- 2; HINDU GODDESS TURNS FROG GODDESS IN EGYPT(Post.10,340)

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Post No. 10,340

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I HAVE FOUND FIVE FROG MYSTERIES IN THE RIG VEDA, THE OLDEST BOOK IN THE WORLD, THE OLDEST ANTHOLOGY IN THE WORLD, FIRST REPORT OF HUMAN PROGRESS BY 400 POETS IN 1025+ HYMNS IN 10,552 MANTRAS AND THE ATHARVA VEDA WITH 6000 MANTRAS. I MAY FIND MORE BECAUSE I HAVE JUST FINISHED 4 BOOKS OUT OF 20 BOOKS IN THE ATHARVA DEDA. THERE ARE MORE MYSTERIS IN YAJUR VEDA.

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So far I have explained three mysteries: –

1.Vaishtha’s beautiful poem in the seventh mandala/ book of RV is known to all scholars in the world (RV 7-103). Greek playwright Aristophanes copied it and adapted it in his comedy drama. (My article is in this blog). Thousands of years after Vaishtha appeared the Greek comedy. Later great Tamil poet Kamban also used it .(It is in my Tamil article)

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2.Mystery 2: I have pointed out the frog in the cremation ceremonies of Hindus (RV.10-16). Since the 30+ translators of RV are not practising Hindus, actually anti Hindus, they could not explain several ceremonies in the Vedas; they just translated some literally and others according to their whims and fancies.

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3.Mystery 3: A frog tied with red and blue thread and covered with Avakaa plant is placed in the canal behind gold, already placed in the ground. Then the water in the newly dug out canal is let. This is in the later Kausika Sutra book which explains all the rituals in the AV. (Ref.AV Book 3; Verse 13). But the Avakaa plant here is identified by Western translators with two different species in their translations. It shows they are confused.

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Now let us look at the New Mysteries:

4.Mystery Four

Interesting names of frogs are found in Atharva Veda (AV.Book 4; Hymn 15)

Mantra 15 (AV.4-15-15)

“Khanvakaa, ho! Khaimakha ho!

Thou in the middle, Taduree!

Fathers enjoy the rain from one who strives to win the Maruts Hearts”.

For this Mantra 15 the explanation given is Khanvakaa! Khaimakha! are onomatopoetic words! I don’t believe it. Whenever the Westerners don’t understand anything, they bluff. How do we know they are bluffing?

In another hymn six different species of SNAKES are given. They are not explained properly. Now we know Aligi and Viligi found in AV were Sumerian King Names ; Tiamath in Babylonia is also in our Vedas (Deva matha?). westerners never said it.

Read my article

Serpent Queen | Tamil and Vedas

https://tamilandvedas.com › tag › serpent-queen

17 Jun 2012 — Atharva Veda also mentioned two snakes called Aligi and Viligi. Modern research by scholars showed that these were actually the names of two …

So I opine that Khaimukha, Khanvakaa, Taduree have some meanings and they not just funny sounds.

 We have to go back to different cultures where the Naga kings ruled.

In Mahabharata we come across frog in several stories. AAYU, king of frogs, had a  daughter by name Sushobana; she made King Parikshit go mad by her cheating. Parikshit started killing all frogs and then King Aayu brought her in front of Parikshit and requested not to massacre frogs out of anger. This shows clearly FROG was not frog but the people who used frog as totem symbol. So in Atharva Veda also we must look at snakes and frogs as totem symbols. They are the names of the clans or communities of people and not animals.

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Mystery Five

Now let us look at Mystery 5

Egyptian   Heqet /Hiqet/Hekek is Frog Goddess of Birth.

In ancient Egypt frog was the symbol of fertility. It has a strange phenomenon called metamorphosis. It changes into a tadpole from eggs and tadpoles develop into four legged frog which has the amazing ability to live in water and land. As toad it can live inside the rocks. All these are symbols of Hindus’ rebirth and reincarnation. This can explain why Hindus placed frog at the end of cremation ceremony. Chinese legend says frogs came from heaven with dew.

Egyptian plague of frogs found in Bible (Exodus 8:2-14) also not frogs, but may be frog people (see Aayu story of Mahabharata). Early Christians portrayed frogs as symbols of the devils or heretics. But later Coptic church of Egypt revived the ancient Egyptian belief and gave it a positive image. It appeared on oil lamps as symbol of Resurrection.

Hindu gods also go through the metamorphosis like frogs, when they are adopted by different cultures.

In Egypt we find Heqet as Goddess of child birth and midwifery. She came out of Ra’s mouth with Shu and they were the ancestors of the gods. In Hinduism Shakti and Aditi are ancestors  or Mother of Gods. In Eastern India it becomes Shasthi who is always associated with Skanda who is associated with Number 6 (shashthi) and raised by six Krittikas.

So I guess that Egyptian Frog Goddess is none other than Shasthi , Goddess of Child birth and midwifery in Hinduism.

We know S in Sanskrit becomes H in other languages (Eg. Sindhu=Hindu). Thus Sakti or Shasthi becomes Heqet in Egyptian. Same goddess took different form in Greece as Hekate (H=S) = Sakti

Following is from my old article in this blog:-

Hekate in Greece

Hekate is the corrupted form of Sakti in Sanskrit. The goddess of sorcery, who resided in the Underworld.  There she oversaw the ritual purifications as well as magical invocations. Witches, such as Medea, drew power from the goddess. Hekate would sometimes appear on earth at night time, especially at cross roads, accompanied by baying hounds.

(Hindus fear to cross junction of three roads, particularly at night time,  and they believe evil spirits occupy those places. Greeks also believed in it)

Artistic representations show her carrying torches. Where paths met, a triple figure of Hecate rose from masks placed at the junction. Offerings were left at road side shrines and at junctions. In some parts of Greece she was worshipped by occult bands and moon worshippers.

(Vedic Hindus believed in Path way god Pushan. In South Indian villages lot of road side shrines are there for village gods and goddesses.)

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Even if we look at it as Jagati it makes sense.

Jagati is temple platform at the bottom; Jagati is one of the 26 metres in Vedic prosody . Brahmins recite it everyday in their Sansdhyavandana thrice a day.

Jagati is also earth, floor, ground. Jagat becomes Geo/ Gaiya/jaya in Greece.

In short metamorphosis of Sanskrit words and metamorphosis of Hindu Gods led to different names.

–subham–

tags- Frog Goddess, Sashthi, Heqet, Wgypt, Frog names

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