Horned persons as Sarasvati heiroglyphs, vis'vakarma workshop: kod.
From: S. Kalyanaraman
Horned persons as Sarasvati heiroglyphs, vis'vakarma workshop: kod., sal http://www.hindunet.org/saraswati/horned1.pdf
Sarasvati heiroglyphs depict a single curved horn ligatured to a heifer and horns on a standing person ligatured to the buttocks of a bovine. Horns are also shown ligatured to seated persons. These ligatured glyphs can be explained in the context of vis'vakarma artisan guilds life-activities.
This is elaborated in the following sections:
- Sarasvati heiroglyph kod. 'horn'; sal sakwa 'buffalo horn'; rebus: kod. 'workshop'; sal 'workshop'.
- Glyphs showing seated persons in yogic posture: kamad.ha 'penance' (Prakrit); kammat.a 'mint' (Kannada)
- Seated person with horns, face with bristles of a tiger's mane and wearing bangles: mint
- Glyphs showing mating scenes (depicting tin) Glyphs: neck; bull, hoof, to copulate. dhakuc = to have sexual intercourse with, to copulate; to shake the loins (Santali.lex.) d.haka, d.haklau = to push, to thrust (Santali.lex.) d.ok �neck� dhakuc �to copulate�, d.ekka �hoof� (Te.Nk.Kuwi); d.eka (Kond.a)(DEDR 2970), dega to run, jump, leap (Kui); d.egna_ to leap, jump (Kur.)(DEDR 2971), tagulu �to have sexual intercourse with� (Ka.)(DEDR 3004); rebus: dok �possessions, occupancy�
http://www.hindunet.org/saraswati/ Bookmark: Decoding Sarasvati hieroglyphs ( see http://www.hindunet.org/saraswati/unicorn1.pdf )
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