Dasara – Gandaberunda and clue to history

The following news appeard in Deccan Herald on 7th October, 2011. The news talk about the Offial emblem of Karnataka. Gandaberunda, the mythical bird formed the royal emblem of the Wodeyaar Kings of the princely state of Mysore, in Karnataka. news says that the emblem completed 500 years history.

Gandaberunda - at Daeara  flower show

Gandaberunda - at Daeara flower show in mysore

The news item tells that though the 400th year of Dasara, which was tipped for the most grand celebrations, failed to live up to its expectations, the 500th year of adoption of Gandaberunda got a floral celebration, with a 10 ft flower model of the imaginary bird put on display at Dasara flower show here.

Historian Prof P V Nanjaraje Urs, who has done a wide research on the Mysore State, tells that the Gandaberunda was first used as a sign on coins in Vijayanagar mints, many of coins which still exists. Since then, the tradition passed on to generations. In mid 16th century, history has it that Yaduraya embarked on a Vijaya Yathra across the Mysore State to consolidate their rank. During the Yathra, an ascetic encountered and gave him a red cloth. The King offered pooja to it and accepted it as a blessing. He won all acclaim thereafter.

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Karnataka ruler announced red cloth as Rajdhwaja or State flag. To add the principles of dharma and sathya, the flag got a slogan as “Sathymevodhbhavaramyaham” with imaginary bird Gandaberunda. The bird was surrounded by elephant headed lion on two sides and a lion carrying Mahishasura’s head on the top.

Gandaberunda at Rameshwara temple

Gandaberunda at Rameshwara temple ,Shimoga , karnataka

The mythology has it that Gandaberunda and sharabas(elephant headed lion) adjoining it are a union of a strength of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. When Lord Vishnu took Narasimha Avathar to kill Hiranyakashyap, father of his devotee Prahlad, his anger simmered even after Hiranyakashyap’s death. The entire universe, including the Gods and Goddesses went into a tizzy and wanted Lord Shiva to intervene.

GANDA-BHERUNDA - at brihadeshwar temple

GANDA-BHERUNDA -motif at brihadeshwar temple

Means emblem stands for Vishnu. Dravid ( people who are follving Vishnu like Druv) people remembers this ancient emblem. They trust in this emblem.
Emblem of Holy Roman Empire

Now look at the picture of emblem of Holy Roman Empire . The emblem is outcome of ancient Druid priest tradition of Europe. The emblem does not carry the tradition of Vishnu ? The double-headed eagle is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire. and the Holy Roman Empire established by Merivingian kings.
In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the dual sovereignty of the Emperor (secular and religious) and/or dominance of the Byzantine Emperrors over both the East and west.

Double headed Eagle -Symbol of Holy Roman empire depicts similarity with Gandaberunda

If you look at the emblem of Ayuthya kingdom of Thailand , then the kingdom also carry this sort of Emblem. This mysterious emblem is clue to world history.
Mythological account

The Gandaberunda (also known as the Berunda) is a two-headed mythological bird of Hindu mythology thought to possess magical strength. It is used as the official emblem by the Karnataka government and it is seen as an intricately sculptured motif in Hindu temples.
The mythology says that the Ganda Berunda took physical form in the Narsimha (Man-Lion) incarnation of Vishnu.

After Narasimha has slain the demon Hirankashyap, through the taste of blood, Narasimha did not let go of his dreadful form and the demigods were even more afraid from the supreme lord now, than before the demon. Shiva, the best friend of Vishnu, thus incarnated himself as Sharabh, a part-lion and part-bird beast. With his Wings, representing Goddess Durga and Kali, he embraced Narasimha and pacified him. But out of Narasimha (Vishnu) emerged an even more fearful form: Ganda Berunda, having two heads, fearful rows of teeth, black in complexion and with wide blazing wings. The destructive energy of Narasimha (Vishnu) in the form of the two-headed bird, began to fight fiercely with Sharabha (Shiva) for eighteen days.), Vishnu stopped the fight, and Sharabha easily tore apart the two-headed bird. Narasimha (Vishnu) himself displayed now his peace, and Shiva finally transformed back in his usual form.

Now look at facts about “Gundestrup Cauldron” of Iron age Europe.Gundestrup Cauldron is symbol of La tene culture (Lal Tibba Culture?) wikipedia gives detail about it. I am haere providing link to facts.
Link to Gundestrup Cauldron
It is signals clue between Bahartvarsha and Europe.

At the end of research I found that…

Cauldron is Clue to Katarmal Sun temple

A cauldron or Katarmal “ ?

A cauldron (or caldron) is a large metal Pot (Kettle) for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger

The word cauldron is first recorded in Middle English as caudroun (13th c.). It was borrowed from Old Northern French or Anglo -Norman caudron (Nornam -Picard caudron, French chaudron). It represents the phonetical evolution of VUlgur Latin *caldario for Classified Latin cald?rium “hot bath”, that derives from cal(i)dus “hot”.
The Norman-French word replaces probably the initial Old English word ?etel (German (Koch)Kessel “cauldron”, Dutch (kook)ketel “cauldron”), Middle English chetel. The word Kettle comes from the Old Norse variant spelling ketill “cauldron.. (Or Norse Katarmal?)

Link to Cauldron

Holy Grail

The word graal, as it is earliest spelled, comes from old French graal or greal, cognate with Old provencal grazal and Old Catalan gresal, meaning “a cup or bowl of earth, wood, or metal” (or other various types of vessels in Southern French dialects). The most commonly accepted etymology derives it from Latin gradalis or gradale via an earlier form, cratalis, a derivative of crater or cratus which was, in turn, borrowed from Greek Krater (a two-handed shallow cup). Alternate suggestions include a derivative of cratis, a name for a type of woven basket that came to refer to a dish, or a derivative of Latin gradus meaning “‘by degree’, ‘by stages’, applied to a dish brought to the table in different stages or services during a meal”

Link to Holy Grail

The deity of the sun temple in Katarmal is known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). The temple, noted for its magnificent architecture, artistically made stone and metallic sculptures and beautifully carved pillars and wooden doors, has a cluster of 44 small, exquisitely carved temples surrounding it.

Link to KatarmalTemple

Katarmal is 800-years old Sun Temple. The main deity of the Sun temple is commonly known as “Baraditya” facing east. This is the biggest temple in Kumaon region. This temple was built by Katarmal, the medieval king of Katyuri dynasty.

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