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Sphinx of India?

Postby Minimalist » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:15 am




Turn your speakers down unless Indian music is your thing.
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Postby kbs2244 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:27 am

This brings up the question in my mind of
“When doses a Sphinx become a Gargoyle?”
Is part of the definition of a Sphinx the Lions body?
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Postby Beagle » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:33 am

Very interesting. I'm wondering how old those figures are, especially in relation to the Egyptian sphinx. :?
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Postby Ishtar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:36 am

Thanks for that, Min.

I think the so-called Sphinx of India (man-lion) is probably the half man, half lion incarnation of Vishnu called Narasimha.

I've never connected Narasimha to the sphinx in Egypt before mainly because he's usually shown with the face of a lion and the body of a man in recent art.

Btw, I liked the music! :lol:
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Postby Beagle » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:43 am

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Postby kbs2244 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:44 am

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Postby Minimalist » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:30 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Ishtar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:24 pm

Yes, I like south Indian food, with lots of coconut milk and parathas and roti ... yum yum! :lol:
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Postby Minimalist » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:24 pm

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Postby Beagle » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:54 pm

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Postby Ishtar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:18 pm

Well, the Srimad Bhagavatham records the story of Narasimha the Lion God, half man and half lion.

There's the usual controversy over the dating thus:

Historical scholarship suggests that the text was written in the 9th or 10th century as part of the development of the bhakti traditions. However, Hindu religious tradition holds it to be one of the works of Vyasa written at the beginning of Kali Yuga (about c.3100 BCE).

Some argue that the Purana's mention of the Vedic Sarasvati River as a great river (maha-nadi) is evidence of the Purana's traditional date,[5] since the river dried up about 2000 BCE. Interdisciplinary and intertextual studies are appearing which try to confirm the ancient status of this Purana. However, linguists and indologists point to the possibly allegorical meaning of this phrase: the River of Sarasvati is the River of Wisdom, indeed a maha-nadi, a Big Stream.


Obviously, the last sentence is usual bollox inserted by Witzel et al. He interprets the whole of the Vedas literally until he comes to something that doesn't fit in with this theory, and then he goes: "Oh, but it's allegorical." Grrrr! :evil:
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Postby Forum Monk » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:23 pm

The movie seems to be no longer be working - or is it my PC?
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Postby Ishtar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:32 pm

It's working for me FM. But you might have to click at the top to allow Activex.

Anyway, this is Narasimha.

The poor chap spreadeagled on his lap and being clawed to death is the king of the demons, Hiranyakasipu. So you see...it had it coming!

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