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Namo Narayana
06 April 2006, 09:41 PM
I had a friend forward me an interesting interpretation of Denmark. He interprets denmark as Dhenu Marg , Dhenu = cow, Mark or Marg is way.
Very interesting because Denmark is the largest exporter of dairy products.

I would like to know what you guys think about this. I remembered this forward when Gill was talking about the shiv linga in Mecca.

sarabhanga
06 April 2006, 11:01 PM
Namaste,

dAna-mRga and dAnu-mArga are the likely Sanskrit origins for “Danmark”.

“Denmark” is the English spelling of Danmark, and Denmark has only been exporting milk products for a relatively short time.
Although dhenu is certainly related with dAna and dAnu.

Arjuna
07 April 2006, 07:43 AM
In Russian Denmark is "Dania", which supports Sarabhanga's statement.

Gill Harley
09 April 2006, 12:12 PM
There is one school of thought that thinks the Danes, and Denmark, originate from the Celtic Tuatha da Dannan (meaning: Children of Danu, Danu being a Rig-vedic river goddess and one of the many wives of Kashyapa Muni in the Srimad Bhagavatham.)

Historians and archaeologist are starting to talk about a marauding race of peoples that they've called the Proto Celts (Tuatha da Danann), although evidence for them is scarce. But it's thought that they sort of marauded into India around 2-3,000 BC and then marauded out of again a thousand years later. The Gundestrop Cauldron is attributed to them, see below:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a91/gillharley/Gundestrop1.jpg

It was found in Denmark and is dated to around 1,000 BC. What we have here is a cross-legged yogi figure in an antlered headdress.

Now look at this impression from the one of the Harappan seals, dated circa 3,000 BC.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a91/gillharley/yogiseal2.gif

It shows another cross legged yogic figure wearing an antlered headdress.

And then (below) this is obviously a much later picture of Shiva - but look at what he's holding on his right arm, and then look at the Shiva on the Gundestrop Cauldron again.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a91/gillharley/Shiva.gif

Hmmm....!:)