URUGULA!!! EGYPT- SUMERIAN- TAMIL- ATHARVANA VEDA- GREEK LINK !!! (Post.10,823)

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Post No. 10,823

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There is a verse in Atharvana Veda (5-13) with strange names of snakes! Now the world knows they are found in Greek, Sumerian and Kalidasa. Greatest poet of India Kalidasa says it is in Tamil Nadu.

Uraga means snake. Snake has been used in India from Nagaland to Nagerkoil in Tamil Nadu via Nagpur in Maharashtra. Hundreds of snake towns are in India. Uraga is Sanskrit word for snake. It is freely used in Tamil dictionary. Kalidasa says Uragpura was the Pandya capital. He was the first poet to connect Agastya and Pandya in his Raghu Vamsa 2100 years ago. He lived in first century BCE and was the Royal Poet in the assembly of the greatest Indian King Vikramaditya. But his mention of Uragapura puzzled all the commentators. Now I solve the mystery with another Sumerian- Atharvana Veda puzzle.

A few days back, we looked at the word Tiamata/Sumerian and Taimaata in AV (5-13-6) . In the same verse another snake is URUGUULA.  R T Griffith and other translators say these snakes are not identifiable; they are not known. But later researchers found out Aligi, Viligi, Tiamath, Uruguula are found in Sumer as well but with different stories, sometimes with different meanings.

Now let us look at this Uruguula

AV.5-13-8

“Daughter of Uruguulaa , she-fiend whom the black, skinned mother bare

All female serpents poison who crept swiftly near is impotent”.

The above mantra is considered an anti dote for snake poison.

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In Sumer there is a city named Urugala.

In Akkadian/Sumerian Urugal meant nether world.

(The nether world or its personified deity Nergala is found in Akkadian)

Though snake is not meant in Sumer two things point out towards that direction:-

  1. Nergal= Naka loka
  2. Nether world= associated with snake in Tamil and Sanskrit literature
  3. That is where we see Uruguula of AV= Snake world Nergal

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Another similarity with Tamil

Urvaara is field in Rig Veda onwards

Uru is similar to Tamil Uzu=plough (R=L change is universal)

Uzavan= farmer

Uzavu = farming

So we get two meanings

1.Ploughing land

2.Snake (in Atharvana Veda)

This Ur or Uru we find in Tamil and Sumer.

We have Ur, Nippur etc. Probably they meant where people lived and cultivated land.

Even in Tamil the great city MADURAI  is associated with farming land MARUTHAM (swapping of letters make it MATHURAI)

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Let us keep aside Plouging and take the word Snake again.

Uraka is used for Snake in Tamil epics Manimekalai and Silappadikaram and a lot in later literature.

Uruguula and Uraka are phonetically closer.

In Kalidasa there is an unsolved puzzle!

URAGAPURA OF PANDYA KINGS

अथोरगाख्यस्य पुरस्य नाथम् दौवारिकी देवसरूपमेत्य|
इतश्चकोराक्षि विलोकयेति पूर्वानुशिष्टाम् निजगाद भोज्याम्॥ ६-५९

|| Raghu vamsa 6-59

atha uraga Akhyasya purasya nAtha.m dauvArikI deva sa rUpam etya itaH cakora akShi vilokaya iti pUrva anushiShTA.m nijagAda bhojyAm

59. atha= later; dauvArikI= a female warder; deva sa rUpam= devena sa rUpam deva sa rUpam – tam; samAnam rUpam asya iti sa rUpam= divine featured; uraga= urasA gacChati iti uraga – generally a reptile, serpent, a city named after serpent – say nAga paTTaNam – of Andhra ; Akhyasya= known as; purasya nAtha.m= to [that] city

Meaning :–

Later, lady Sunanda, the female warder of palace-chambers, having come to the divine-featured lord of the city known by the name of a serpent, firstly spoke to the younger sister of bhoja, namely princess indumati saying, “look here, oh, princess with beautiful eyes like those of a cakora bird…” and then spoke to her laying stress on the matter she is saying. [6-59]

(From Sanskrit-documents website)

This URAGA NAMED CITY has been interpreted by various commentators as follows

Mallinatha says it Nagapuram on the banks of Kanyakubja river in Pandya country

Arunagirinathar says Nagapuram on the banks of Kayakudi

Another North India commentator identified with Nagappattinam near Raja Mahendrapuram

We have one Nagappattinam in Tamil Nadu as well.

But all missed Madurai, the great capital of Pandyas for over 2000 years. Other names of Madurai are Snake City- NAGAPURAM and AALVAAY (Halaasya in Sanskrit) Sri Venkata Ragavachayar has pointed out this his commentary published by LIFCO in Tamil

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URU BOROS IN GREECE

I wanted to add more points here confirming Madurai, the Snake City. One of the Sangam Poets in Purananuru is Per Aalvaayaar.

It is based on a story in later Madurai Puranas. When one of the Pandya Kings asked Lord Siva to show the boundaries of Madurai, Siva threw his Snake on the ground. It made a big circle by touching the tail with his mouth. So Maduai is called Halasya (snake) Kshetra (shrine)

Later poet who gave us the story is Nambi. He also used the expression Naga Ma Puram = Great Snake City.

It doesn’t stop there. The snake is not only found in Purananuru poet Per Aalvayarar (Mr Great Snake man) but also in Greek similar to Uru guulaa of Atharvana Veda. It was found in Egypt in 1400 BCE and in China in 1200 BCE.

URUBOROS/ Greek =URUGULA= Snake eating its own tail= Aalavay= Halasya= Madurai

Following is from Wikipedia

The ouroboros or uroboros (/ˌjʊərəˈbɒrəs/[2]) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon[3] eating its own tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. The term derives from Ancient Greek οὐροβόρος,[4] from οὐρά oura ‘tail’ plus -βορός -boros ‘-eating’.

 Ancient Egypt

One of the earliest known ouroboros motifs is found in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, an ancient Egyptian funerary text in KV62, the tomb of Tutankhamun, in the 14th century BCE. The text concerns the actions of the god Ra and his union with Osiris in the underworld. The ouroboros is depicted twice on the figure

Here again we see the nether world found in Akkadian

So we start of our journey from Halasya= Aalavay= Madurai snake in Purananuru poet’s name to Greece Uroboro and from there we go to Egypt of 1400 BCE and from there to Atharva Veda Urugula dated before 3100 BCE. We know that Veda Vyasa of 3150 BCE  divided Vedas into four.

Now you see the link of Tamil- Akkad/Sumer- Greece- Egypt

(In 1982 there was a discovery of a shipwreck which was dated 135 BCE in Uluboron in Turkey).

–subham–

 Tags- Urugula, Uragapura, Uruboros, Snake, Nagapura, Kalidas, Sumer, Greek, Atharvana Veda

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2 Comments

  1. Sivan Pushpavanam

     /  April 15, 2022

    May be, Nagapura could be preent day Nagapattinam. Think it over. Pushpavanam

  2. NAGA PATTINAM WAS ALSO PROPOSED BY SOME SCHOLARS AND REJECTED AT ONCE, BECAUSE NAGAPPATTINAM WAS A PORT AND NEVER HAD BEEN A CAPITAL OF CHOZAS OR PANDYAS. THANKS FOR UR COMMENTS.

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