Indus Valley Harappan Writing Found Hampi Karnataka

I have often wondered about the antiquity of the South of India,. called Dravida Desa, the Ancient Langauge Tamil which is often quoted by the Vedas and Puranas and tamil Kings being mentioned in the Ithihasaas ,Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Rig Veda refers to Pearls, Sandalwood,Akhil( a type of Incense wood),Elephants and intricate silk from the Dravida desa,pointing out the Chera Kingdom, now called Kerala, which was once a part of the Tamil Chera Kingdom.

There is also this reference of Viswamitra banishing his sons to Dravida Desa.

Their descendant, Apasthamba compiled the Apasthamba Sutra, incorporating Tamil practices into Vedic Culture.

Indus Valley Harappan Inscrption found in HampiImage.jpg
Indus Valley Harappan Inscrption found in Hampi,Karnataka.

Tamil Records show that Lord Krishna attendd the Tamil Poets’ Conclave, He married a Pandyan Princess and had a Daughter through her.

Arjuna performed Tirta Yatra, Pilgrimage to South and married a Pandyan Princess.

He had a son through her , Babruvahana, who was the only one to defeat Arjuna and killed him(Arjuna was revived by Krishna)

Parashurama created what is Now Kerala .

Balarama visited the Dravida Desa and worshiped Lord Subrahmanya, worshiped there as Murugan.

Chera King Udiyan Cheralaathan  and another Pandyan King participated in the Kurukshetra War of Mahabharata.

While Udiyan Ceralaathan fed both the Kaurava and Pandava armies during the war and performed Sraddha for the slain in the Mahabharata war,a Pandyan King Darshak fought on the side of the Pandavas.

Lord Krishna  fought with a Pandya King and killed him.

There are references in the Bhavatham and Tamil Classics that during one of the Tsunamis,Satyavrata Manu, the ancestor of Lord Rama migrated to South and his son Ikshvaku founded the Ikshvaku dynasty.

The Chola Kings trace their Lineage to the Solar Dynasty of Rama and one of their early Kings called Sibi belonged to Ikshvaku Dynasty.

Mahabharata and Raghuvamsa of Kalidasa record this.

The archeological finding in Arikkamedu in Pondicherry and a Vedic Homa Kunda is found with references to Vedic Rites in Kanya Kumari dating back to 280BC.

More archeological finds are reported from Tamil Nadu linking Sanatana Dharma and  the Tamils.

Tamil Brahmi script was found in Harappa.

Now comes the startling find.

Drawings of the Indus Valley Scripts are found in Hampi, Karnataka!


The writing system of the Indus Valley Civilization is not deciphered and it still remains a mystery. All attempts to decipher it have failed. This is one of the reasons why the Indus Valley Civilization is one of the least known of the important early civilizations of antiquity.

On the goddess Kotamma temple woollen market way there is a rocky roof shelter for shepherds and sheep to stay at night up to morning.

The sentence emerged after a set of 19 drawing and pictographs discovered on a hilltop in Hampi (Karnataka, India) were deciphered using root morphemes of Gondi Tribe language.

Eleven of the Hampi pictographs resemble those of the Indus valley civilisation. This innocuous sounding statement could actually be a revolutionary find linking the Gond or Gondi tribe to the Indus Valley civilisation.

The Gondi people are a Dravidian people of central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra (Vidarbha), Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Western Odisha. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.

“Eleven of the Hampi pictographs resemble the Late Harappan writing of the Indus Valley Civilisation”, says Dr KM Metry, professor of tribal studies at the Kannada University. The professor claims that this shows that after the collapse of the civilisation situated in North-West India, the Harappans moved to other parts of the country, with some of them settling in Central India and a majority of them in the South.”

My surmise that the Dravida connection with Sanatana Dharma is more deep than considered and may be the Vedic Culture prevailed here along with the Indus Valley civilization, if not earlier.

* I have noticed a curious fact about Harappa.

The name Harappa is very differnt from the other Northern town names.

In fact, as far as my search goes, it is Unique

Among all the Indian languages,only Tamil has the word ‘Appa’ for Fathere.

And Shiva was called father in Tamil anitquity and He is addressed as Appan in medieval Tamil literature of the Shaivas and Vaishanava Saint , Azhwar calls Him , Mukkannapa, father with three Eyes!

Following is the definition of the word Haran, a name for Shiva.

Intriguing to find Tamil name for God in Harappa!


‘ hara—just dissipate    *SB 6.14.57
hara—please diminish    SB 10.2.40
hara—the attractor.    Madhya 8.143
hara—kindly take away    Madhya 20.299
hara—and Lord Śiva    Madhya 21.36
hara—plunder    Antya 15.16
hara—vanquishing    Antya 16.119
hara—You take away    Antya 16.133

* Refers to the Puranas or Ithihasas.


By Ramanis blog

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger,Tedex Speaker


  1. Appa is a word for Father is Kannada language.. It is also emerged from proto-dravidian language family. And it is well known that there are evident connection between people lived in present day Karnataka region with IVC. It is ridiculous to compare IVC people with only Tamil. From present day Pakistan, IVC people not came to present day Tamilnadu by aeroplane!!!.. Hope you understand it. Because of drying of river Saraswati, IVC people started moving towards Ganges Valley and down to South India… And they settled in Godhavari, Krishna, Tungabadra and Kaveri river Basin.. And all these Kingdoms emerged.. Satavahanas, Kadamba, Chalukyas, Chola, Chera, Pandyas and Pallavas… Before this all people were one group and they spoke pro Dravidian language.. After that settling in different places…languages got changed over the time.. But base is same for all Dravidian language… Think without assuming.. You will have the answer


    1. As I have indicated in many articles, there are seven river valley to be explored in India.I am yet to touch five of them, Narmada, Sindhu,Yamuna, Cauvery,Godavari.And there are three more Vaigai, Tamraparani, Pahruli.As this is a research oriented subject, articles will be updated periodically,And when we study Bharata varsha II am conscious of the fact that it did not the landmass we have now and the state and linguistic divisions.Regards.


      1. Following are the reasons why Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory is True. And I find nothing wrong in it. Entire Human History has always been like that.

        1. Sanskrit never originated in India. It belongs to Indo European Language. It was brought from outside invaders, that is the reason why Indus Valley Civilization scripts are still not deciphered. Sanskrit was first recorded in inscriptions found not on the plains of India but in in what is now northern Syria.

        2. DNA analysis clearly indicate that most of the North Indians & Brahmins in entire India are genetically more closely related to middle east people. The oldest haplogroup in India were O2a, found among the Austroasiatic peoples. Haplogroup H with Dravidians invaded O2a. And finally the Indo-Europeans haplogroup R invaded Dravidians. The north Indians has more Caucasoid and the south Indians more australoid in their genetics.

        3. Most of the North Indians burn the dead bodies traditionally whereas Indus Valley people clearly followed burial systems. This indicates that they are different from present people of North India.

        4. Indus Valley people had constructed their drainage system on very scientific lines. Whereas so called Aryans have followed “Defecating in open system”. That is the reason even today nearly 50% Indians don’t have toilets.

        Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) must be evidence based not emotion or Hindutuva mission based. Irrespective of AIT is true or false, we Indians love each other live peacefully with diversity of religions and races. Thats the greatness of India the world must learn from India.


    2. Kadambas are kannadigas but chalukyas are kannadigas? What language spoken before 1 AD in karnataka?
      Both Kannada and tamila are indian languages only.

      Our regions are invaded by foreign rulers and changed.

      Present Mysore, is called Erumai Nadu before 1 ad ( refer Neelkanda shastri book, a kannidga). Later Mysuravaraman invaded so it is renamed as Mysore… or something like that…


      1., Kadambas, Chalukyas of Vatapi, Early Kings of Vengi Chalukyas ( first king Kubja Vishnuvardhan is younger brother of Great Pulakesi II of Vatapi Chalukyas), Rastrakutas, Yadavas (early Kings), Chalukyas of Lata (Gujarat), Kalachuris of Kalyani, Western Chalukyas, Hoysala, Vijayanagar – All these dynasties are Kannadigas.
        Only debate is about – Satavahana dynasty. Who ruled from Pratistana. and Pratistana is capital city of Kuntala desa. Earlier name of Karnataka is Kuntala.
        Specific to your question. When Dantidurga defeated Chalukyas. He did inscription stating – He defeacted mighty Karnta army.


  2. In this Article, Indus Valley Harappan Writing Found Hampi Karnataka, You’ve Mentioned Arjuna Married A Pandyan Princess & a son, Babhruvahana was born of this union. Madam,with all due respect, i would wish to defer with you to this fact as Chitrangada, Babruvahana’s Mother was a Manipuri princess..


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