‘The Nazca Lines, a series of fantastical geoglyphs etched into the desert in Peru, may have been used by two separate groups of people to make pilgrimage to an ancient temple, new research suggests.
But the purpose of the desert etchings may have changed over time……
The earliest Nazca Lines were created so pilgrims could view the markings along a ritual processional route, the researchers said. But later people may have smashed ceramic pots on the ground where the lines intersected as part of an ancient religious rite, according to a study presented here on April 16 at the 80th annual meeting of the Society for American Archeology.’
These lines in Peru are in groups and each group seems to represent something.
The Nazca Lines, a series of fantastical geoglyphs etched into the desert in Peru, may have been used by two separate groups of people to make pilgrimage to an ancient temple, new research suggests.
The earliest Nazca Lines were created so pilgrims could view the markings along a ritual processional route, the researchers said. But later people may have smashed ceramic pots on the ground where the lines intersected as part of an ancient religious rite, according to a study presented here on April 16 at the 80th annual meeting of the Society for American Archeology.What’s more, the Nazca Lines may have been created by at least two different groups of people who lived in different regions of the desert plateau, researchers said.
……. locked between the Andes Mountains and the coast, more than a thousand geoglyphs dot the landscape. People from an ancient civilization created the shapes between 200 B.C. and A.D. 600, by removing the reddish rocks on the surface of the desert, revealing the white-hued earth beneath.
The Strange Shapes include animals such as camelids, dogs and monkeys, as well as fanciful supernatural beings, scenes of decapitation and trophy heads, and geometric designs such as trapezoids, lines and triangles. Though the mysterious shapes gained widespread attention in the 1920s, when plane passengers saw them from above, people who lived there likely saw them even earlier while walking the hilltops in the Nazca plateau.
Archaeologists have long puzzled over the purpose of the Nazca Lines. Some researchers have argued the Nazca Lines form a labyrinth.Others have said the lines and figures matched up with the constellations in the sky or with subterranean water routes. And still others have said the Nazca Lines were part of an ancient pilgrimage route.
In recent years, researchers at Yamagata University in Japan have uncovered 100 geoglpyhs, as well as shards of broken ceramics at the intersection points of some of the lines.
To understand exactly how all of these images fit together, Masato Sakai of Yamagata University and his colleagues analyzed the location, style and method of construction for some of these newfound geoglpyhs. Sakai found that about four different styles of geoglyphs tended to be clustered together along different routes leading to a vast Pre -Incan complex in Peru known as Cahuachi. Archaeological evidence, such as several temples and pyramids, as well as a trove of severed heads, suggests that Cahuachi was once a religious center where pilgrims brought offerings. ‘
There are also interpretations that this could be Alien Message or an Alien Mark.
However,let us look at some more information as found by referring to Ancient texts in Sanskrit and Tamil.( I am unable to check other languages as I am not familiar with them. Scholars in the other languages may contribute with source)
In the Sundara Kanda of Ramayana by Valmiki,Sugriva instructs his army to search for the kidnapped Sita in the area ‘Where Shiva’s Trishul Mark is Found’
The hero of this Epic is Lord Rama and his date according to Puranas and Ramayana is more than a Million years ago. But Rama’s date is assigned at 5114 BC,based on Astronomical details found in the Ramayana. This seeming contradiction, I have explained in Rama’s death precedes Krisha’s by 200 years.
During the Great Flood mentioned in Sanskrit and Tamil Sangam Classics,the forefather and the First Man Satyavrata Manu’s descendent migrated from the south of Vindhyas to North of India and founded the Ikshvahu Dynasty.
At the same time, Shiva and his eldest son Ganesha moved westwards towards Middle east Africa,America before reaching Arctic where the Rig Veda was composed.
Subrahmanya,called Murugan in Tamil, moved eastward towards Australia and the evidence of Murugan is found in the Polynesian territories.
And Sage Agastya is found in New Zealand.
Shiva and Ganesha presence is found in the western regions away from India,in almost all countries.
Shiva worship in the south of India seems to have preceded His worship in the Vedas.
For all the refernces in this article,please check my articles on each of them.
The Akkadian culture which was the forerunner of Sumerians had their links to the Tamils.
Rama,His father Dasaratha,his brother Bharatha are found in the Sumerian Kings List.
Rama entered into a Treaty with Horus.
The presence of Sanatana Dharma is also found in Americas.
Chihuahua district in Mexico derives its name from the root Shivava, named after a native American;Tamaulipas-Tamralipta;Nayarit-Nairitti..
There is naturallly formed Vishnu Temple in Colorado US.
There is also a Quadrilateral Shiva Temple.
California was called Kapila Aranya,the forest of Sage Kapila who founded the Sankhya System of philosophy
Nearby is the Ash Island,where Kapila turned the sons od Sagara into ashes.
Then we have Hanuman’s temple in Honduras.
And His son Makratdwaja’s in Mexico.
There is still more.
Such being the case,I thought,why can’t the mark called as Nazca Lines be of Indian origin?
Can it be interpreted by the ancient languages/scripts of India?
Here I was struck with four issues.
1. The images of Nazca Lines is Group.
2.The meaning will change if the angle in which it is seen.
3.Multiple lines have to be segregated so that they form out to provide meaning.
4.I have to find a suitable script and key to decipher the Nazca Lines.
I have tried out with Sanskrit Brahmi and Tamil Brahmi.
I have reproduced the Nazca Lines and the Tamil Brahmi script as Images.
I have been able to decipher Na,Ma Si.
Please check and offer opinion.
This blog is exploratory in nature.
Constructive suggestion for improvement of content is welcome.