Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shiva - Noah - Verococha has a SMS for you…(Part-1)

This is in continuation with my Mythology- is it a myth or reality series. For those who have not read the truth about my previous birth and how I am related to mythical characters click here “I acknowledge the fact that Lancelot is the handsomest guy in the world”. In this blog we are going to see the connection between Lord Shiva in Hindu mythology/religion – Noah in bible and Verococha in Inca Civilisation. I should here by recognize my mom’s hand in this blog as she is the one who enlightened me with the history/geography/mythology about Lord Shiva and thanks to my school for enlightening me about Noah during the Christmas day skits. Let’s see one by one, to start with the widely known story of NOAH.

NOAH’s ARK:

Meet Mr Noah, most of you know him as a character in bible, how many know that he also appears in Quran?

Bible (also in the book of Genesis) refers him as the tenth and last of the antediluvian Patriarchs whereas Quran refers him as a Prophet. Ok what did Noah do in Bible/Quran? God was angry with the mankind, their wickedness, so he decided to punish them. But he asked Noah (as he is the Naatamai of the world then) the good man of the lot to build an Ark and asked him to take on board his family and representatives of the animals and birds (here I presume that our god forgot the formula of creation and so he did not want to have the trouble of reinventing it, so he asked Noah to get samples instead – one male and one female to be precise, for those who are wondering why one male and one female and some geniuses like Kartik who will ask what if the male species which Noah chose is impotent or if the female is not fertile – I will just ask you to die, go to God and ask him the same question).

Noah and his family and the animals entered the Ark, and "on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights". The flood covered even the highest mountains to a depth of more than 6 meters (20 ft), and all creatures died; only Noah and those with him on the Ark were left alive. At the end of 150 days the Ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. For 150 days again the waters receded, and the hilltops emerged. Noah sent out a raven which "went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth". Next, Noah sent a dove out, but it returned having found nowhere to land. After a further seven days, Noah again sent out the dove, and it returned with an olive leaf in its beak, and he knew that the waters had subsided. Noah waited seven days more and sent out the dove once more, and this time it did not return (nandri ketta pura). Then he and his family and all the animals left the Ark, and Noah made a sacrifice to God, and God resolved that he would never again curse the ground because of man, nor destroy all life on it in this manner. Man in turn was instructed never to eat any animal which had not been drained of its blood. In order to remember this promise, God put a rainbow in the clouds, saying, "Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." (That’s why the rain stops when rainbow appears)

End of part 1 – to be contd…

45 comments:

G3 said...

Attendance aapicer :)

Lancelot said...

@ g3

akka water pocket during the muniyandi vilas treat :P

gils said...

avvvvvvvv.....semma heavy duty stufff polanu paatha cartoonlaam kaamedia irukay...hmm..bajrang dalku url anupata? :D

AzUReLy *-*MySticoe said...

Sweet!!

G3 said...

ennamo solli irukkeenga.. aana enna solla varranu dhaan purila.. will wait for next part :)

Karthik said...

Next part vandaa thaan puriyum.. Dunno what is ARk.. Is it a ship?? Why that DOVE dint come?? Since it has OLIVE leaf, v now use it as a SYMBOL of peace??

Karthik said...

What sacrifice NOAH made???

swathi paul(dew drop) said...

i remeber my gran teeling this story when i was a kid.but your take on the story was more intresting

Kaycee said...

I think your opportunistic take on the story is "Commit crime when the heavens pour", and hire a lawyer when there's a rainbow in the skies.

What a selfish world this is... Sigh!

Senorita said...

@ Lancelot...nice writeup..eagerly awaiting the next instalment...

kanaguonline said...

different one and nice... its a chance for me to know about our religious characters.... but post the next one soon else i will forgot these characters... and i have to start from part-I :)

Vinnie said...

Lance!!
i will comment after reading all parts :) dont keep me waiting...

Lancelot said...

@ Gils

he he he...Please send it to Bajrang Dal I wanna meet them one to one...

Lancelot said...

@ Sahana

wait for the second part - then u will spat..

Lancelot said...

@ g3 akka

please read my previous blog in this series- then only u can read the next part...

Lancelot said...

@ Kartik

Ark is a ship- - -
Dove didn't come back because it found food and shelter- - -
yes for the symbol- - -
Kida vetti padayal pottaru- - -

Lancelot said...

@ swats

nandri hein

Lancelot said...

@ Krits

eppo crime nadanthuchu ...naan parkavae illayae- ayayo case miss pannitenaa???

Lancelot said...

@ Sen

he he he you only made me to write this series...thank u

Lancelot said...

@ vin

i will not keep you waiting- as its a long one - i have divided it into parts will post it today or over the weekend...and I know if I keep you waiting you will be LOST :P

Lancelot said...

@ Kanagu

thalai don't mix mythology with religion- then the sole point of my posts in this series will be lost- I am trying to do away with all the religions in the world - and emphasis on only one religion- the human religion...

Thoorika said...

Epdi idhu ellam?! enna dha sola vara?! I shall wait for all the parts!! then I will comment!!!

LV said...

@ Lancelot: i am waiting for part 2

viji said...

light-a purinji puriyata maatri irukku, ennoda syllabus maatri...

ocean said...

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Lancelot said...

@ Thoorika

yes wait for the part 2 i say

Lancelot said...

@ LV

I am also waiting for the second part...

Lancelot said...

@ Viji

my post is like your tamil,, puriyara mamthiri irukkum aana puriyaathu :P

Lancelot said...

@ ocean

thank u...

LV said...

@ lancelot: So when u telling us about part 2

Lancelot said...

once i figure out what I wanted to write i will put in the second part :P

Chriz said...

haha.. bible storyaa thaaru maaraaa solli
thaaangal thaarumaaar aaaapicer endra paeyaraaal pinnaaal varum sandhadhiyaaal alaikka paduveergal ena vaalthugirein

Lancelot said...

@ chriz anna

waitese for the next part then u will kaari thuppify me :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

ahemm... padu interesting a iruku.. aanaaalum... :P konjam comedy pannita la ... nandri keta pura it seems.. lol :P

Charmed One! said...

Hey i remember this story of Noah.. Guess it was aired on DD1 or something some 15 years back or so...

you have written it really well :) ...aM waiting for the second part now :)...

kanagu said...

ok lance... I will try to understand it in that way :)

Lancelot said...

@ wolf (avlo periya peru type panna romba somberithanam :P)

he he he...nandriketta naa naaya than irukaanumaa??? en purava irukaa kudaathu???

thanks for ya first visit and comment- please come again another day :P

Lancelot said...

@ charmed one

congrats on ya "you know what"

and you are also DD generation like me eh?? cool :)

and second part posted :)

Lancelot said...

@ kanagu

good boy

second part posted bro...

moi said...

Very insightful indeed and i loved the part where you have mentioned some great advise for mr.karthik 'go die and ask god the same question"..lol!! and i want to know, what did noah sacrifice?

moi said...

BTW even i have seen this story in DD channel but didn't understand much then!!

Charmed One! said...

@Lancelot
thanks for the wishes :)
Yup am very much a dd generation kid like u :) ...
mahabharat, Jungle book, Chandrakantha, Thehekikhat, Chithrahaar , rangoli, :)
I even remember bits and parts of Oshin :) .... u remember that :) ??

Lancelot said...

@ tu

He he he...and same answer to you please ask Mr Noah what sacrifice he made (in my school play we showed as if he was giving breads to God as sacrifice- but my presumption is it should be goat...)

Lancelot said...

Oh you are also DD generation eh? good to hear that - I can understand all the hindi programmes in it though my hindi sucks big time :P

Lancelot said...

@ Charmed One

//Yup am very much a dd generation kid like u :) ...
mahabharat, Jungle book, Chandrakantha, Thehekikhat, Chithrahaar , rangoli, :)
I even remember bits and parts of Oshin :) .... u remember that :) ??//

WOW Nice to hear that how can I forget those things?? I remember apart from what you said - SURABHI, Shaktimaan, Captain Vyom, Raj Kahani, Om Nama Shivaya, Jai Hanuman, friday ngiht movies (with the numerous Vicco ads in between)..those days were the best I wish I am still there...

Genius Kamal ! ! !

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