Astrological Chart of the Birth of Immortals

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Title: Astrological Chart of the Birth of Immortals

Description: It is believed that the boxes drawn with numbers represent the astrological chart of the universe when the the seven immortals were born. Jyotish shastra is an ancient science of reading star positions in the sky from the Indian subcontinent that predicts future. A unique formation of stars is observed when such immortal beings are born on planet earth. It is believed that whoever has such a configuration of numbers in their chart is destined to remain immortal.

अश्वत्थामा बलिव्र्यासो हनूमांश्च विभीषण:।

कृप: परशुरामश्च सप्तएतै चिरजीविन:॥

सप्तैतान् संस्मरेन्नित्यं मार्कण्डेयमथाष्टमम्।

जीवेद्वर्षशतं सोपि सर्वव्याधिविवर्जित॥

AshwatthamaMahabaliVedvyasaHanumanVibhishanaKripacharyaParashurama and Rishi Markandeya-By reciting the names of these seven immortals one can be free of all ailments and live forever.

Attributed to: Narada

Date: Unknown

Source: Paper Pulp manuscript

Dimension: 400 mm x 200 mm

Language: Sanskrit

Identifier/Keywords: Manuscript, astrological, chart. numbers, verse, sanskrit

Title: Manuscript of Immortals

Description: This manuscript in possession of Forgotten Immortals has snippets of stories of King Mahabali, one of the seven Chiranjivi (immortal) seen in Kerala in South India. The text is written in Gujarati language and dated 1877 and 1880 in two different pages. However there is a leaf with Sanskrit text as well. It seems the full manuscript is lost and only some pages have remained. There are cryptic numbers written and it is speculated that the numbers resemble cosmic charts in Indian Astrology but it is difficult to decipher.

Manuscript is ascribed to an obscure man named Narada who went around India in search of immortals. There are stories of a British photographer who encountered Ashwathama. Narada must have been on this journey between 1877 and 1880 since these two dates appear on the manuscripts and the journal but the facts are very shady to tell for sure.

Attributed to: Narada

Date: 1877/1880

Source: Paper pulp manuscript

Dimensions: 400mm x 200mm

Language: Gujarati, Sanskrit

Identifier/Keywords: manuscript, numbers, astrology, narada, king, mahabali, cryptic,

Title: Narada Journal

Subject: A series of accounts written by Narada during Narmada Parikrama (circumambulation)

Description: A mysterious journal by a man named Narada is in the possession of Forgotten Immortals describing Ashwathama sightings written in Gujarati. The journal claims that the photographs were acquired from British photographer who was traveling along the banks of the river Narmada and happened to have photographed Ashwathama in the jungles of Khandwa and Satpura mountain ranges. This is a journal by a man named Narada. Apart from the name written on the cover page of this journal there is no other mention of the man named Narada.

However, there seems to be a semblance with the mythological character Narada who appears in ancient texts like Upanishads and Puran.

Attributed to: Narada

Source: Paper Pulp Manuscript

Attributed Date: Around 1900

Dimensions: 10 in. x 12 in.

Language: Gujarati

Identifier/Keywords: Narada, Journal, Ashwathama, narmada, gujarati, pradakshina,

Title: Manuscripts by Narada

Description: This set of manuscripts was found along with the Narada journal. There are stories of the narrator (assumed to be Narada) on a pilgrimage around Narmada river banks in search of the immortals where he comes across a man named Kanaiyalal who gives him photographs of some mysterious British photographer who took pictures of Ashwathama. The blue color of the print proves that the images might be cyanotype photographs. Andrew Cussins, mysterious photographer was known to have travelled in the jungles around the banks of rivers Narmada and Tapi. It is assumed that Narada must have come across photographs of Andrew Cussins since he is known to have done this journey between 1884-1886.

Narada must have been on the pilgrimage to find immortals between c.a. 1890 and c.a. 1900 since two of the pages have these recorded dates. Besides the writings in the journal and the name written on the cover page of the journal, Narada remains an obscure character.

Attributed to: Narada

Ascribed Date: 1890 – 1900

Source: Paper pulp manuscript

Dimensions: 400 mm x 200 mm

Language: Gujarati

Identifier/Keywords: Ashwathama, narada, journal, manuscript, narmada, tapi, andrew, cussins,

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