Friday, January 25, 2008

No differentiation between NORTH and SOUTH!




No Aryan - Dravidian divide - it was one Aryavartha - (4)




Tamil texts speak of 3 sets of Noble hearted people (means Aryan in sanskrit)

who were known for their generosity and philanthropy.


Sagara of Ikshvaku dynasty (in which Rama was born)

and many other so-called Aryan kings

have featured in the Chronicled history of the Tamils

that has been classified as 3 groups of 7 Philanthropists! (VallaL)


The Earlier group of 7 Philanthropists known as

“mudal yEzhu vaLLaL”

were

(1) Chembian

(2) Kaari alias SagAri

(3) Viradan

(4) Niruthi

(5) Dhundumaaran

(6) SAGARAN of Solar dynasty

(7) NaLan


The persons of this group seemed to have lived in Thretha yuga.

But these names are found in many Tamil texts.

One of the oldest encyclopedia in Tamil,

called ‘Asiriya Nigandu’,

gives the description of these kings using quotes

from Bhagavatham, Vishnu puranam, Ramayanam etc.




Sagaran was described as having been poisoned

when he was in the womb of his mother

but subsequently saved by sage Bhrigu.


This information is not there in Valmiki Ramayana,

though it is mentioned in Ramayana that it was due to Bhrigu’s blessings

he got progeny

- the wonderful 60,000 sons who would be immortalized by manually creating an ocean!


The important information about the above mentioned 7 persons is that

they were from places far away from the now known Tamil land,

but were considered by Tamils as the best among men!



No differentiation by means of name, language or culture is found in those times

-this is what we have to keep in mind.

The 2nd group of philanthropists also contain no geographic division,

demonstrating that this land was considered to be one and ONE only.


They too emerged in the north of Vindhyas

but were dearer to people of the South too.


They (“idai yezhu vaLlaL) were

(1) Akkuran

(2) Sandhimaan

(3) Andhimaan

(4) Sishupaalan

(5) Vakran

(6) Kannan

(7) Chandan


This group consists of persons who lived in Dwapara yuga,

during or preceding the times of Mahabharatha.

Only the last 7 Philanthropists “kadai yezhu vaLlaL”

were in recent memory of the Tamils and were from Tamil lands only

which included present day Karnataka too!!!.


They were

(1) Paari

(2) Aai

(3) Yezhini

(4) nLLi

(5) Malayan

(6) bEgan

(7) vOri



Yezhini (3rd) and vOri (7th) ruled the areas around Kudremukh

with their capital at Kudremukh which is in present day Karnataka.


Research into their times reveal that their period was not beyond 2,500 years from today.


This means it was all Tamilian until then

and not Drvidian nor Kannadian which Sanjaya’s verse would have us believe.



(to be continued)




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