The word megalith has stemmed from the merger of two Greek terms of "mega" meaning large and "lithic" signifying stone.

Presently the megalithic tribes of India use various structures of stone as burials or memorials of the dead. However in the past megaliths were not only sepulchral/funerary structures but were also used both as memorials of the dead and to commemorate various events of the family and that of the community. Megaliths were found even to be used as boundary markers and also as astronomical structures.

MENHIRS. CHATRA

MENHIRS. CHATRA


Each passing day numerous ancient megaliths get destroyed in India and we have no record of this disaster. It is sad that no government agencies like the ASI, the State Archaeological Depts and the District Administrations demonstrate any interest in their protection perhaps for their tribal origin and also possibly because megaliths to them do not appear to be significant relics of our land.

In actuality prehistoric megaliths are a significant source of our ancient history and their preservation is imperative as these monuments are evidences that India was indeed a land of the tribals in hoary times. A few of them however suggests that astronomy and geometry was known to the megalithic tribals millennias prior to the emergence of the Brahmanical astronomer/mathematicians. Obliteration of prehistoric megaliths is bound to erase this verity.

To view a few photographs of megaliths of India visit:

http://www.megalithsindia.in/2010/11/images-of-megaliths.html

The photographs and essays from this website may be used for research purposes giving credit to it.

Come let’s celebrate megaliths…

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UMBRELLA STONES OR KUDAKALLU

UMBRELLA STONES OR KUDAKALLU
KERALA

Monday, 7 May 2018

SACRED BREAST SHAPED HILLS AROUND THE WORLD

Various sacred breast shaped hills across the world

The prehistoric world primarily being matriarchal and/or matrilinear was carpetted under the now defunct fertility cult. 
Traces of this ancient civilisation can be still seen in several tribal cultures across the world in places like in China, India, Africa etc. Several shapes of mountains resembling recumbent pregnant women were held to be sacred landscape figures even worshipped as Recumbent Mother Goddess forms.

Breast and vulvas were regarded sacred being representative of the ubiquitous Mother Goddesses: appendages of the fecundity cult.

The world comprises of several natural breast shaped hills which being appendages of the fertility cult of the Mother Goddesses were once very sacred for the the ancients. 
Many megaliths have been placed in alignment to such hills. 

The Punkri Burwadh megalithic site in Jharkhand state of east India is cradled between two breast shaped Amjhori hills oriented to the East-West (Fig 6).

Mams Tor is a Mother Hill in England. Maithan or the Breast of the Mother is a famous hill in Jharkhand on the Jharkhand-Bengal border of east India (Fig 10).

Below are a few photographs of such breast shaped hills of around the world including that of India which were the accessories of the prevalent fecundity cult of the Mother Goddesses. 
These hills therefore were held very sacred by the Mother Goddess worshippers during prehistoric times.


Fig1. Breast shaped hills with nipples. Guizhou Province.China. Source: Wikipedia.



Fig 2, One Breast Hill with nipple.Himalayas. Tibet. Source: Wikipedia.

Fig 3.Breast shaped Hill. Deganwy castle. Wales. Source: Wikipedia.



One Breast Hill. Western Sahara. Source: Wikipedia.

Fig 4.THE EMINENT "PAPS OF ANU" BREAST SHAPED MOTHER HILL. IRELAND


Fig 5. Twin Peak Breast Hill. San Francisco. USA. Source: Wikipedia.

Fig 6. The Amjhori Breast shaped Hills. India. The famous Punkri Burwadih megalithic site is cradled exactly between these two breast shaped hills. The monument is also positioned exactly on the East-West axis. Credit : Author.

Fig 7. Breasts of Aphrodite Hill. Mykonos. Greece. Source: Wikipedia.

Fig 8.Two breasts. Lohardagga. India. Credit: Author.

Fig 9. Virgin Breast Mountain. Somalia. Source: Wikipedia.

Fig 10. The two Breasts of the Maithon Hill. The term Maithan itself means the Breasts of the Mother.


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