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Apart from Orion is any other constellation a possible source?
Was there any other astral group that could have acted as a source of similar inspiration or as a celestial guide?
We do note that the constellation Chaya Agni (Cygnus), having a 10 to 12 hour gap with Orion, also offers a similar, four-directional cross. It was located at the pole around 17,000 B.C. and was visually aligned with latitude +20 degrees around 9000 B.C. to 12,000 B.C. and, prior to this, around 36,000 B.C to 35,000 B.C..
Chaya Agni (a cygni) is associated with the Vaishnava aspect of Hindu iconography and shares a one to one correspondence with the world
heritage monument of Konarak (which is dedicated to Vaishnava, God Sun - Maitreyi and Chaya Devi). This monument bears, in stone
archaeology, many characteristics of direction and time measuring devices.
At Bhubaneswar, around the site of b Orionis, are located a few deep, low-base monuments which may be connected (by imaginary lines) to
form a similar pattern as that of the constellation Cygnus. e Cygnus appears as a conjunction of stars, its corresponding member monument
is the deep-located, open-air, jointed Siva Lingas (only one specimen). The stars have a north to south orientation, and so too does the jointed Lingas! It is located just outside the precinct wall at the southeast corner of a Orionis (Lingaraj) site and is called Bappa O Maa (Father and Mother of Lingaraj).
Apart from this, It remains to be seen whether there could be any other better or similar source and format that might have provided inspiration.
Apart from the Kalingan, Any Other Race?
In the archaeological models that we have studied, one other model presents some close affinity: the Vikings. The possibility of an
intra-maritime race connection cannot be denied at this stage. The possible archaeological model of the Viking's signature will be
discussed in another paper.13