The civilization of the ancient demons of Sri Lanka
In recent years more and more talk about the three ancient centers of culture where there was a written language. One of them apparently Chinese, the other two are connected in the contact area and neitherpast Indo-European tribes. To the Northern branch there are “traits and cuts” and protocones. And to the South? here is part of traces of the hide of the sea. But secrets do not count. For example, extremely similar separate signs of the mysterious writing of the Indus civilization Mohenjo – Daro and Harappa and the writing of kohau-rongo-rongo from Easter island. Coincidence? Or the trail of ancient mariners, to swim from India to Polynesia?
Meanwhile great Explorer Thor Heyerdahl in his book, “the Maldive mystery” is dedicated to ancient unknown cultures of the Islands adjoining the Indian subcontinent. The most tangible traces preserved on the island of Sri Lanka.
Now in Sri Lanka are living mainly two Nations – the Sinhalese and the Tamils. Ancient totem first is a lion, the second Cobra and a tiger. Now the Indo-European language Sinhalese – Buddhists and Tamils neitherpast – Hindus. Come, according, to the island, first the Sinhalese, somewhere 2500 years ago. And before that lived in forests, some live, dwarf hunter – the Vedas. But they had no cities. Meanwhile, the island has a huge structures doingall era.
According to legend they were built by two ancient peoples – the Naga, meaning snake, and achy, or demons. It is clear that it really is hardly talking about snakes and demons as such. But who?
The Kingdom of the Nagas, according to legend, was located on the river Kilani, near the present city of Colombo and in the North of the island. Looks like we are talking about a tribe, related to Tamils. But it is particularly interesting to look for signs of the Kingdom of demons – akov.
Believe that the legendary leader of the Sinhalese first operatlonal in the ports of the Gulf of Cambay, and then, about 525 BC with the help of who went to his side of the sorceress Kuwanna destroyed the capital akov Lanka. But it ruins not found until now. As for the witch, the leader allegedly later killed her yourself, and then married happening at all from the South of India, However, and the witch to the leader of the Sinhalese was married. But during the voyage to Lanka storm scattered the ships, and the first wife mistakenly got on the Maldives, where he founded a local dynasty.
People achow, according to the legends, worshipping the God of wealth Kubera. The Russian author K. Olegin identifies the location of the capital achow with inaccessible rock of Sigiriya, at the base of which is the famous Cave cobras. At its “mirror wall” preserved colorful murals depicting dancing snake-like women with extra long ears, in the lobes which is inserted into the drives.
The frescoes of not less than 2200 years is a Sinhala period. But the fortress of Arittha 40 kilometres South-East of the ancient Sinhalese capital of Anuradhapura is recognized by historians as a more ancient structure. What could the mythical ache? The fortress walls are composed of carefully fitting together blocks of stone are rather impressive. And known as old waterworks tunnels with even more massive stone blocks.
It does remember an equally mysterious fortress of pre-Columbian America and not so much surprised by the similarity of the signs on Easter island and in the valley of the Indus river. After all, God Kubera has been known and protoindian. Not from those civilizations stretches the thread to Lanka? We will remind, the largest port city neitherpast these tribes now lie under the waters of the Gulf of Cambay. From here another 7 thousand years ago the goods were in the Indus valley, and to Lanka and in the Persian Gulf. But the ancient inhabitants of Lanka were different from the inhabitants of his alleged metropolis special skill in hydraulic engineering. They even were able to adjust the level of artificial lakes. Preserved frescoes of the dancing goddesses whose postures are characteristic of the statues left over from the civilizations of the Indus valley. However, near those cities were not building stone, used brick. So the ancient Sri Lankans had mastered the laying of huge stone blocks.
Thor Heyerdahl also compared the mysterious civilization achow with the cities of the Indus valley, mentioning the ritual of elongation of the earlobes, known to us also by the statues of “long-ears” on Easter island and the customs of the Incas. He writes that this custom long before his appearance on the Pacific coast was the mariners from the port of Lothal in the Gulf of Cambay.
The Arab author Abu Rayhan Bi-Rooney in the XI century Lanka attributed to one of four major sacred centers of the world, considering it a symbol of the South. Why in the myths of the Sinhalese ache became demons? Perhaps because of their worship of wealth, meat-eating and the initial rejection of Buddhism.
In short, the history of Sri Lanka in an era distant from us more than 2500 years, very mysterious. The author of this article in 1993 had a chance to examine the woman, who had the ability to re-troscopy – the so-called clairvoyance, turned to the past. She gave interesting information about the customs of one of the tribes that lived on the island in this little-studied period. The most useful was a small dictionary of the language, for example, the name of the ritual dagger – “vucko”. The language of the tribe, according to this informant, was Indo-European. In this case, perhaps talking about the people that appeared in Lanka shortly before the Sinhalese, and not about the mysterious Acheh. These ancient builders of castles and dams the language was, apparently, Dravidian, and dialect of southern India and the ancient civilizations of the Indus valley and ports on the shores of the Gulf of Cambay. Besides, even a very experienced clairvoyants rarely to date they have seen pictures. And in this case the overall validity of the historical background, say, descriptions of rituals, is not enough. Painfully complicated question.
As for the inscriptions of Easter island, it seems, their decoder is installed-Rustam could help on languages in the Dravidian group. The hint gives the history of the Tamils living in the Indian coast opposite Sri Lanka. After all they invented the catamaran. Even the word itself from their language and means logs tied together. Indians living in Singapore and Malaysia, most of them Tamils. But all this does not mean that Tamils themselves have reached Easter island. Because other tribes could learn from them not only skill build but also take the letters from them or their neighbors.
An experienced sailor Heyerdahl surprised possible route from Lanka to the East from the prevailing headwinds. But he assumed that from the Maldives in ancient times were able to travel to the West to South Africa and even to South America. However, we don’t know what sails used at that time. So the route to the East of Lanka, in our opinion, is quite likely. Because the road could be phased in when the target is not achieved at one swimming.
One example of borrowing a Polynesian custom, and expression, typical for Sri Lanka. Rice cooked in coconut milk, Lanka is called “Kiribati”. It is brought to the goddess revered here Pattini. And in Polynesia is spread over numerous Islands nation of Kiribati. Here and there a trace of the ancient navigators who have mastered the catamarans.