Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Founding King Abhiraj of Burma and his Origin,relations.

We already known that the Burmese and international renown historians of great learning accepted that the founder of modern Burma or Mramma was the Sakyan or Sak or Thet Prince Abhiraj. So now we are exploring the person Prince Abhi or Abhiraj and his army and people. What was there origin and how they look like, what was there culture, who is there living kin or relatives around the world. Earlier on we have already informed that the origin of the Abita people are in the northwestern part of India, Sind or Sind region, modern Punjab, the land of having five rivers (Punj means five and Ab, water or river).
for better understanding visualization we would refer to the map of Indu river valley again.
                                     Indu or Sindhu River Valley(Source: Internet)
Map of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma and neighbours.(Source: Internet)
{Note: Sindu Valley is in Punjab and now partly in India and Pakistan}

The Ahirs, also referred to as Abhira or Abhir, are one of the ancient martial tribes of India, who ruled over different parts of India and Nepal, also modern Burma founded by Abhiraj since ancient times.
The word Abhira means "fearless". "Ahir" (Sanskrit Abhira अभीर "fearless").
From the times of the Shakyas, the Kushans and the Scythians (600 BC), Ahirs have been warriors. Some were agriculturists and farmers. Ahirs comprise a subgroup of the Dhangar caste of India. Yaduvanshi - These are prominent in Bihar, Bengal, Maharastra, South India, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, Burma, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Nandvanshi - These are prominent in Western UP Utah, Bulandshahar, Agra, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Gujrat, Mathura, Burma, Nepal and Sri Lanka. {Source: The Indian Mirror on Internet}

This statement can also be verified by the great historians of Asia and Europe.
Evidences from the ancient Indian inscriptions (Banerji; Pp 20)
The countries and tribes mentioned in the Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta indicate the limits of the zone of Samudragupta's influence pretty accurately.
Kings of Samatata, Davaka, Kamarupa, Nepala and Kartrpura are mentioned as princes on the
frontiers (pratyanta-nrpati). Of these names only Davaka cannot be definitely located; Samatata
is South-Eastern Bengal, Kamarupa is lower Assam, Nepala is the valley of the same name and
Kartrpura the Kangra valley. Therefore the empire of Samudragupta was bounded on the
East by the Delta of the Ganges and Assam and on the North by the valleys of Nepal and Kangra.
Davaka is generally taken to be Daccan. But according to another theory it may be the ancient kingdom of Tagaung in upper Burma. Therefore the Northern part of the Ganges Delta may have been included in the empire of Samudragupta. In the same place of the Allahabad pillar inscription a number of tribes are mentioned. 1. Malavas, 2. Arjunayanas, 3. Yaudheyas, 4. Madrakas, 5. Abhiras, 6. Prarjunas, 7. Sanakamkas, 8. Kakas and 9. Kharaparikas. (Prof. R.D. Banerji  M.A. Mahindra Chandra Nandy: Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Benares Hindu University. )

 We would also provide more information and evidences from the European historian of of great learning  Dahlaquist, Allan ( 1977)mentioned in “Megasthenes and Indian Religion”  as under:-

In VII.20.5 of Rig Veda, we read:
“The bull has begotten a bull to the fight; he, the man, is born of woman. He who as a general leads the men is a mighty warrior, desirous of combat, courageous,
            This verse refers to Indra; he is said expressly to be senani, “leader of the host”. The Rig Veda thus bears witness that the Indians of Megasthenes’ day could have understood Indra to be the leader of a host, who crossed the Indus at the head of the Yadu and Turvasa (here understand as tribes), crushed all opposition and led them to their new homes.

            I understand Yadu and Turvasa to mean tribes, but mentioned the idea that they may have been ancient kings. On this point we may quote Law, Tribes in Ancient India ‘The Surasenas: “Surasenas claimed descent from Yadu, a hero whose people are repeatedly referred to in the Rif Veda; and it is probable that the Surasenas were included among the Rigvedic Yadus.” Every map of Ancient India agrees with this : Yadu and Turvasa (or Turvasu) are placed in the same area as the Surasenas: the district around Yamuna and Mathura. This is of the greatest interest for the subject of our investigation. The Rig Veda has many references to the remarkably close connection between Indra and the two peoples (or kings) Yadu and Turvasa.
            Another tradition which agrees for the most part with what we have said here is to be found in the Mahabharata. There, Yadu and Turvasu are said to be sons of Yayati, born in Pratishthana, among the Kasi (Mbh. I.83.9). It is true that this does not refer to Indra, but to his friends, but it is perfectly evident that it speaks of the same persons, with irreconcilable basic ideas: one having come from the far side of the Indus, from the west; the other having been born in the east of India, where his descendants lived  on under the name of the Surasenas. We do not need to take up the detailed question of Indra’s special  relations to the Yadu and Turvasu mentioned in the Mdh. What we have already said is sufficient to show that Megasthenes’ statements that Heracles was a migrant, a leader and possibly, that he was born in India, are all perfectly capable of being applied to India. (Dahlaquist, Allan (1977)
The above what we have mentioned can also be counter checked and confirmed by website or blog of the great  respective clan or tribe of these great Kings and their people as follow:-

The Ahirs, also referred to as Abhira or Abhir, also claim descent from Yadu through Krishna, and are identified with the Yadavs. In the 1881 census records of the British empire, Yadavs are identified as Ahirs.

Besides Scriptural origin, historical evidence exists for identifying the Ahirs with the Yadavas. It is argued that the term Ahir comes from Abhira (Behandarkar, 1911; 16), who where once found in different parts of India, and who in several places wielded political power. Ancient Sanskrit classic, Amarkosa, calls gwal, gopa & ballabh to be the synonym of Abhira. A Chudasama prince styled Grahripu and Ruling at Vanthali near Junagarh described in the Dyashraya kavya of Hemachandra, describes him both as a Abhira and a Yadav. Further, in their Bardic traditions as well as in popular stories Chudasmas are still called Ahir Ranas.[ Again, many remains of Khandesh (historical stronghold of Abhiras) are popularly believed to be of Gawli Raj, which archaeologically belongs to the Yadvas of Devgiri. Hence, it is concluded that Yadvas of Devgiri were actually Abhiras. Moreover, there are sufficient number of clans within Yadav, who trace their lineage from Yadu and Lord Krishna, some of which are mentioned in Mahabharata as Yadav Clans, like Gaur, Krishnauth etc. Vātsyāyana also mentions the Abhira kingdoms in the Kama Sutra.

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