Curd Pot Uri With Tamil Inscription Red Sea Port I BC
I have posted articles on the facts that,
The Tamils had a long and continuous interaction with Sanatana Dharma from the Vedic Times,
Tamil Kings were present during the Swayamvara of Damayanti,Sita and Draupadi,
Arjuna married a Pandyan Princess,
Arjuna and Balarama were ona Pilgrimage to South India, with the latter worshiping Parashurama,
Krishna married a Pandyan princess and had a daughter by her.
Krishna attended the Tamil Sangam at Thenmadurai, whichwas later consumed bya Tsunami,
The Chera King Chearalaathan fed both the Kaurava and Pandava Army during the Mahabharata War.
And much more.
So it is no surprise that Tamil wherever Sanatana Dharma went!
It is recorded that the Jews were the descendants of the Yadavas, Lord krishna’s Clan.
Interesting that The Jews were the descendants of the Yadavas, Lord Krishna’s Clan.
Twenty two tribes left India after the Mahabharata War.”
Now to Tamil artifact being found in Egypt.
A broken storage jar with inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script has been excavated at Quseir-al-Qadim, an ancient port with a Roman settlement on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. This Tamil Brahmi script has been dated to first century B.C. One expert described this as an “exciting discovery.”
The same inscription is incised twice on the opposite sides of the jar. The inscription reads paanai oRi, that is, pot (suspended) in a rope net.
An archaeological team belonging to the University of Southampton in the U.K., comprising Prof. D. Peacock and Dr. L. Blue, who recently re-opened excavations at Quseir-al-Qadim in Egypt, discovered a fragmentary pottery vessel with inscriptions.
Dr. Roberta Tomber, a pottery specialist at the British Museum, London, identified the fragmentary vessel as a storage jar made in India.
Iravatham Mahadevan, a specialist in Tamil epigraphy, has confirmed that the inscription on the jar is in Tamil written in the Tamil Brahmi script of about first century B.C.
In deciphering the inscription, he has had the benefit of expert advice from Professor Y. Subbarayalu of the French Institute of Pondicherry, Professor K. Rajan of Central University, Puducherry and Professor V. Selvakumar, Tamil University, Thanjavur.
According to Mr. Mahadevan, the inscription is quite legible and reads: paanai oRi, that is, ‘pot (suspended in) a rope net.’ The Tamil word uRi, which means rope network to suspend pots has the cognate oRi in Parji, a central Dravidian language, Mr. Mahadevan said. Still nearer, Kannada has oTTi, probably from an earlier oRRi with the same meaning.
The word occurring in the pottery inscription found at Quseir-al-Qadim can also be read as o(R)Ri as Tamil Brahmi inscriptions generally avoid doubling of consonants.
Earlier excavations at this site about 30 years ago yielded two pottery inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi belonging to the first century A.D.
Another Tamil Brahmi pottery inscription of the same period was found in 1995 at Berenike, also a Roman settlement, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Mr. Mahadevan said.”
Uri is a Pot which is hung by ropes to the ceiling for keeping Curds at Homes even today, especially in Brahmins Home.”
Uri Adithal is a sport in Tamil Nadu Temple Festivals when one is asked to hit a Pot filled with Money , either with eyes open or blid folded
Legend has it that Lord Krishna used to follow this method to get Curds Milk, Butter from the Home of the Yadavas.