Serpent Queen:Indus Valley to Sabarimalai

Tamil and Vedas


Picture shows Indus Snake seal

The most famous snake queen figure came from the Minoan Civilization in the island of Crete. British archaeologist Arthur Evans excavated at the palace of Knossos in Crete and revealed to the world the fascinating details of a new civilization that existed between 2700 BC and 1500 BC coinciding with the Indus Valley Civilization. The famous serpent queen figure is of a priestess holding two snakes in her two hands. The same motif is found throughout in India from Vedic times to modern day. We have a faience figure in Indus Valley with two snakes.


Minoan Goddess 1600 BC

Rig Veda, the oldest religious book in the world, refers to a Sarpa Ranji (serpent queen). Atharva Veda also mentioned two snakes called Aligi and Viligi. Modern research by scholars showed that these were actually the names of two Assyrian Kings who lived in 3000 BC…

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