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Continuing the discourse on Harihara, I am reproducing here some
more information based on the additional inputs sent by Dr S.
Kalyanaraman. He sent links to Harihara temple at Billawar at
Jammu, at Osian in Rajasthan and Harihara procession in
Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain. In addition he sent a scanned copy
of an old book on temple architecture of Orissa. My sincere thanks
to him for helping me expand my knowledge in temple art and olden
The book on Orissa architecture opens me to another dimension of
Hindu temple art having its early origins in Lapita art whose
remnants are seen – of all the places – in Polynesia – the region
which I believe bears the remnants of the scattered culture of early
Tamils or Proto-Tamils or Proto Manavas from whom the North
Indian population diverged and entered North India through Arabian
sea corridor and Dwaraka.
I also thank Mr skm, a reader for bringing to our notice the
existence of Harihara form in the Tamilnadu itself, at Sankaran
kovil. Reproduced below are the images of Harihara at Sankaran

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.Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of Harihara... It is Navratha on plan and consists of a square sanctum internally crowned by curvilinear sikhara. Modi.Kalyanaram gives the following details of this temple: "This Siva Temple according to tradition is said to have been built by king Babhruvahana. the original temple was built by Babhruvahana. He was born to Chithragatha... Why is the Fin MIin hiding Tax Payer Data from us?.. he crossed Kalinga. Who is afraid of Modi? – article by Ram Jethmalani. She was the only descendant in her generation thereby making her the queen of the land.. Antarala and a pillared mandapa... Mangalyaan probe – UK could not appreciate it? Why does caste persist? Is Deepavali a celebration of death? – a reply to . There he met Chitrangadha. “Don’t like this temple? Choose another” – Madhu K. As if to support this inference.. The wall portion has plain moulding at the base and top. New York Times article on Narendra Modi was biased. whose family was known to have been having only one son in each generation.. This is not Manipur of today. son of Arjuna. Chandas and Meluhha: mleccha yavana must be honore. then Mahendar parva and then went along the sea shore and reached a place called Manipura. ► October (14) ► September (21) ► August (20) ► July (22) ► June (8) ► May (22) 11/22/2013 11:23 AM . Rise of the Cyber Hindu or the Hindu? Mangalyaan launch – the time is good. popularly known as 'Alli RaNi' in Tamil legends. Asur and their Meluhha speech in ancient Ne..MMS stand-off on Sardar Patel – the real sto..Is it ..... The first inference is that this form could have come into existence after Krishna's times.D. Witzel to publish translation of Rig veda . When Arjuna went on exile as a punishment for having intruded the privacy of Yudhishtira with Draupadi. Evidence of conducting puja alone cannot define a .. Aṣṣur. in the district of Kathua in the Jammu Aryan Invasion Theory : Reassessing linguistic evi. Some insights into form and worship of Harihara. This is the Harihara temple at Billawar.. The temple is noteworthy for architectural planning. 3 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan. the son of Arjuna. Arjuna's trail shows that this Manipura was somewhere in the eastern shore of South India or Tamilnadu or Srilanka. It has niched shrines for Parsvadevatas on its central rathas and is studded with dikpala figures and rosettes in pedimented niches at the corners and flanking rathas.. There is a story behind Babhruvahana. Does Witzel have the Adhikara to translate Rig Ved.. The ancient name of the place was Belapur or villapur which got corrupted to Billawar. The temple is assignable to circa 10th century A. Padmanabha swamy in ananta sayana . the sthala purana of the Harihara temple at Jammu has a unique story... The link sent by Dr S." Though the presently existing temple structure is attributed to the 10th century AD.. The mention of the name Krishna ("ShankhadaNdam tu KrushNardhE" ) in this verse gives some clues on the origin of this form. Iconographic feature of Lord Padmanabha Swamy Maize in the hands of temple deities – an indigeno.the discussion. Similarity in the death of Tutankhamen and Manu Ne.... sculptural wealth and decorative scheme.

These Parathavas possessed of good physical prowess took up the commands of Chitrangadha and obeyed her. he entered Manipura where he was received by his son Babhruvahana. The Parathava legends on their origins as noted in Thurston's compilation of "Castes and tribes of South India" make a reference to Alli Rani's domination over them. The stories of Skanda were narrated to Pandavas thereby showing that the cult of Skanda could have started or spread only after Mahabharata. The female dominance was actually due to the abject surrender of pearl divers.blogspot. The local Tamil legend tells about one Alli ArasaNi or Alli Rani having married Arjuna. Until then he must have been acquainted with Naga cult and Tamil practices of worship of Shiva and Skanda in Manipura. Babhruvahan went on to meet Yudhishtira and Kunti. ► April (28) Arjuna married her and got a son by name Babhru vahaha or Habhru vahana. Babhruvahana defeated him and Arjuna fell down like dead. The VeL kings of Sangam age were Skanda or Vela worshipers. The vELir or vEl people coming from Dwaraka to Tamil lands at about 3500 years BP shows that between the time of Mahabharata (5000 years BP) and the last submergence of Dwaraka (3500 years BP). This legend has given rise to an allegory that any household having the domination of the female will be referred to as Alli Rajya. ► March (22) ► February (9) ► January (15) ► 2012 (100) ► 2011 (181) ► 2010 (219) ► 2009 (297) ► 2008 (410) Total Page views FEEDJIT Live Traffic Fe e d Later in the Mahabharata there came a situation when Arjuna was overpowered by this son. It was only in the later period. called Paravas or Parathavas to this 4 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan. When Arjuna went after the horse for Aswamedha yajna. That could have been the first time he was introduced to Krishna. This was during Mahabharata period. Skanda vEL. In chapter 3-230 of Mahabharata. Then he was revived by Uloopi by the naga gem. Skanda was known as vEL. he invited his son for a fight. The earliest reference to Skanda as Karthikeya comes in Valmiki Ramayana. perhaps after the last deluge (3500 years BP) they came under the rule of Pandyan kings. This perhaps gave rise to the legend of female dominance. the vEL worship 11/22/2013 11:23 AM . rings similar to Vela..Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of Harihara.pur or the city of VeL. he continued his journey and eventually returned to Indraprastha. In that.. sage Markandeya lists out the various names of Skanda. After spending 3 years with her. Later Babhruvahana became their king. Refusing to accept such reception which he said was unbecoming for a kshatriya. That was perhaps the first time Babhruvahan went to North India.female dominance in her country. After that. Under this queen it was all. or vElan Murugan. Babhruvahana. The name of the place "Belapur" in Jammu where Babhruvahana established Harihara temple.

I wonder whether Habhru became Hebrew and his followers were the ones who left India. by Mayamatham. in Sangam age). the youth. seems to show that with him Skanda worship spread to Aryavarta (though Skanda legends were known to Aryavarta much before that time). sEyOn etc). he subdued the ocean (Ugra Kumara Pandyan. Coming to the topic. From North India. The cult of sacrifice of goat or ram was associated with this Velan veriyattam which held violent 11/22/2013 11:23 AM . The features of worship of Baal look very similar to Skanda who was known as Baala. The concept of Harihara as a fusion of Vishnu and Shiva also could have been initiated by him. Skanda was reddish in colour (the colour gave him the name Senthil. with his abode on "high places" referring to hill tops (which is where Muruga was connected to. (genetic study traces the origins of Hebrews / Jews to Fertile Crescent close to the borders of Indian sub continent) Some connection between Hebrew and Habhruvahan looks plausible. As the vEL connection comes from Tamil lands. For the Hebrews.blogspot.Madurai/ South Madurai). 5 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan. This connection will be explained in detail in a future article. Baal was connected with ram. Babhru means deep brown or reddish brown. Babhruvahan's name appearing with the establishment of a temple for Harihara in Belapur in Jammu. the idea of Bel could have spread to Persia as Baal. The use of the name Krishna in the place of Vishnu. Let me confine myself by saying here that Canaanite Baal. There is one more probability. Baal was an important deity. son of Meenakshi and Sundaresa did that in Then. was associated with spells and prophecies and violent gyrations (Velan veriyaattam was an oft repeated event in Sangam texts. was established in North India.. The presence of Harihara predominantly in North India and parts of the Deccan which were worshipers of Skanda ruled make me think so. Sumerian Bel and Persian Marduk bear resemblance to Muruga / Skanda / Velava. was connected with the Tower of Babel (Muruga was associated with introduction of Tamil language as a refined one).Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of the vEL people did not have any reservation in migrating to Tamil lands when sage Agasthya led them after the submergence of Dwaraka (Bet Dwaraka). The word Hebrew sounds similar to Babhru vahan! His name is variously pronounced as Habhru vahan or Babhru vahan or Vabhru vahan. makes me wonder if Babhruvahan conceived the idea of worshiping Krishna (from his father's side) and his native Kula devatha Shiva (from mother's side) together as Harihara.

Center band. Continuing with Harihara.. This location is in Indus region with which Velir / vEl were associated. Osian. 8th century View from the south wall of the northwest shrine. Above.. Baal was hated in the Biblical period and was eventually shunned. an ithyphallic meditating figure (Brahma?) 11/22/2013 11:23 AM . Harihara temple. 6 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan. Vishnu on Garuda flanked by attendants (Brahma's daughters?) The capitals of the columns are carved with human faces. gyrations/ dance Osian in Rajasthan has a temple of Harihara.Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of Harihara.

com/2010/11/harihara-processionat-ujjain-mahakal. A Pandyan by name Ugra Kumara Pandiyan is associated with Kumara or On the 14th day in the Shukla paksha of Karthik month. 7 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan. 11/22/2013 11:23 AM .hindu-blog. There are quite a few references about this king in Sangam ) The Sankaran Kovil Harihara has an interesting connection with Muruga in its story of origin. the son of Meenakshi and Sundaresa. consecration of Harihara was done by Ugra Pandian.. According to the temple legend.blogspot.html Harihara in Osian. Harihara is taken out in a procession. Rama and Krishna were the later day real life characters to be worshiped. He was the one who subdued the surging ocean by his javelin thereby getting the title "Kadal vadimalaba ninRa Ugra PAndiyan".http://www. He was given a cult status and came to be worshiped as Skanda or Muruga. He was the first king after the first Sangam was initiated. http://www. Skanda was perhaps the first and earliest real life character who was worshiped in our /osian/ (http://www.Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of Harihara. Inline image 2 For more pictures: .html The Mahakaleshwara temple in Ujjain dedicated to Lord Shiva has the Murthy of Harihara.

Non-random-Thoughts: Some insights into form and worship of Harihara.. Aslesha..general issues No comments: Post a Comment Links to this post Create a Link Home Older Post Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Most read Moola.. Hinduism . Gods in Hinduism. Jyeshta & Vishaka – are they dreadful?? There are some popular beliefs and adages connected to 4 stars in particular – Moola. 8 of 8 http://jayasreesaranathan.. Birth of baby in the star of a Sharing here the salient features of a conversation I had with a reader on Mars. The connection with Ugra Pandyan to Sankaran Kovil temple makes Harihara as the oldest concept initiated by Skanda himself and worshiped in the first Sangam age. Posted by jayasree at 1:55 PM Labels: customs. Aslesha. In astrology such knowledge is danger. Hindu awakening. All . Mars – Venus combination in marital affairs. 11/22/2013 11:23 AM . Brihatparāśarahorāśāstra Half-baked knowledge of anything is likely to play a spoilsport....Venus combination with reference to marital happiness.blogspot.. Jyeshta & Vishaka.