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Indus Script Deciphered 31-3

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 31- 3. (continued from 31 -2)

Resemblance of a figure with an Indus seal

ISD 32-3 01 jpg             

 Right: Indologist Iravatham Mahadevan at the site on the Vindhyagiri

ISD 31-2 jpg

Indus detail of the above

Regrettably the Indus script that may have filled a larger part of the rock (left) was overwritten by a much younger script of Kannada. It was very easy to miss the early inscripts here, hence it has been damaged since ages.

One Indus seal, # 539, could be the identical kayotsargi as shown on it as the fifth symbol from the left on the Adishila in Sravana Belagola, along with Indus symbols suggesting that this Indus seal represents the epigraphic heritage of an earlier age.

All the seal photo samples shown here are from the catalogs made by M.S. Vats for Harappa finds and E. Mackay and Sir John Marshall for finds from Mohenjo-Daro, also pictures of seals used by A. Fairservis. The sign manual composed by Marshall, the sign manual made by G.L. Possehl, the one by M.S. Vats and the one by Mahadevan are all referred to for comparative study with the Indus Sign Lexicon with reference to the daily Jain puja symbols, rituals, traditions, Jain temple cave inscriptions, rock bed sign inscriptions and temple drawings and also sign texts to be seen on the 26 ancient Jinas, as mentioned earlier.

To be continued: 31 -4 (a few examples of the Jinas in which Indus signs are visible)