|Manu||Date: Thursday, 03-March-2011, 10:39 AM | Message # 1|
|Manu was the name of the flood hero in the traditions of India. He, like Noah, is said to have built an ark in which eight people were saved. It is highly probable that Noah and Manu were thus the same individual. "Ma" is an ancient word for "water," so that Manu could mean "Noah of the waters." In the Hebrew Old Testament, the words "water" and "waters" are both translations of mayim, with the syllable yim being the standard Hebrew plural ending. |
In Sanskrit, the name Manu appropriately came to mean "man" or "mankind" (since Manu, or Noah, was the father of all post-flood mankind). The word is related to the Germanic Mannus,2 the founder of the West Germanic peoples. Mannus was mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus in his book Germania.3 Mannus is also the name of the Lithuanian Noah.4 Another Sanskrit form, manusa is closely related to the Swedish manniska,5 both words meaning "human being."
The same name may even be reflected in the Egyptian Menes (founder of the first dynasty of Egypt) and Minos (founder and first king of Crete). Minos was also said in Greek mythology to be the son of Zeus and ruler of the sea.6
The English word "man" is thus also related to the Sanskrit manu, as well as its equivalents in other Germanic languages. Gothic, the oldest known Germanic language, used the form Manna, and also gaman ("fellow man").
FULL article/source - http://www.icr.org/article/noah-human-etymology/
|dethalternate||Date: Saturday, 05-March-2011, 9:40 AM | Message # 2|
-- dragon lord--
|everyone keeps saying ancient manuscripts what does it means |
'handwritten scripts'? but why 'manu' scripts?
Manu = "Satyavrata" (One with the oath of truth)
well Manu [मनु] is a title accorded to the progenitor of mankind, and also the very first king to rule this earth, who saved mankind from the universal flood.
He was the one to give the knowledge to sages/rishis to write the first laws for humans known as 'Manusmriti' [मनुस्मृति] [Smriti (Sanskrit: स्मृति)] literally "that which is remembered," refers to a specific body of Hindu religious scripture/text]
The text presents itself as a discourse given by Manu to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes". All future Dharmaśāstras followed it and yeh corrupted it also.
The word Man surely originates from Manu or "Manav" .Manav[hindi/sanskrit] means 'Human' in english.
FULL article - http://dinc666.blogspot.com/search?....ults=25
|Manu||Date: Sunday, 13-March-2011, 9:21 AM | Message # 3|
|so he was noah or adam? |
"Manu" is a title that is held by numerous characters in Hinduism.
Manvantara or Manuvantara , or age of a Manu, the Hindu progenitor of mankind, is an astronomical period of time measurement. Manvantara is a Sanskrit sandhi, a combination of words manu and antara, manu-antara or manvantara, literally meaning the duration of a Manu, or his life span .
Each Manvantara is created and ruled by a specific Manu, who in turn is created by Brahma, the Creator himself. Manu creates the world, and all its species during that period of time, each Manvantara lasts the lifetime of a Manu, upon whose death, Brahma creates another Manu to continue the cycle of Creation or Shristi, Vishnu on his part takes a new avtar, and also a new Indra and Saptarishis are appointed.
Eventually it takes 14 Manus and their respective Manvantaras to create a Kalpa, Aeon, or a ‘Day of Brahma’, according to the Hindu Time Cycles and also the Vedic timeline. Thereafter, at the end of each Kalpa, there is a period - same as Kalpa - of dissolution or Pralaya , wherein the world (earth and all life forms, but not the entire universe itself) is destroyed and lies in a state of rest, which is called the, ‘Night of Brahma’.
After that the creator, Brahma starts his cycle of creation all over again, in an endless cycle of creation followed by Destruction for which Shiva, Hindu God of destruction, and also renewal, is invoked towards the end of each such cycle.
1 human year = 1 Ahoratra for God (1 day and 1 night)
360 [Ahoratra]s of Gods = 1 Deva Vatsara
12,000 Man Years = 1 Chaturyuga
(4800 Man Years of Krita yuga, 3600 Man Years of Treta Yuga, 2400 Man Years of Dvapara Yuga, & 1200 Man Years of Kali Yuga)
71 Chaturyugas = 1 Manvantaram (1 life span of Manu)
14 Manvantaras = 1 kalpa (1 day of Brahma)
2 Kalpas = 1 day + 1 Ahoratra
360 days of Brahma = 1 Brahma varsha
100 Brahma varsha = 1 life span of Brahma.