Friday, January 31, 2020

சோழர்களும் ராமரும் ஒரே வம்சம் (Part 1 of my video talk in Tamil in 'Desiya Siragugal' channel)

Other episodes:
Part 2   "Muruga initiated the first ever Vedic Homa"
Part 3   ""No curse on the Big Temple"
Part 4   "Dravidian architecture does not mean 'Tamil' architecture"

In the light of the raging controversy over the language to be used in the Kumbhabhishekam of Brihadeeswarar temple of Tanjore, I was interviewed by Mr Sai Ganesh owning the YouTube channel "Desiya Siragugal". The 1st part of the video was released today. It can be viewed here:

In this part I have brought out the information on the origin of the Cholas. Quoting two inscriptions, one by the son of Rajaraja chola and the other by the grand son of Rajaraja chola, I have shown that the Cholas claimed their origins from Manu and also from Rama. They claimed direct ancestry from Bharata, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. I have highlighted the literary sources too that claim Rama as the ancestor of the Cholas.

These evidences raise a serious question on the exclusivity of Tamil origins, mainly of Cholas. It also highlights the pan-Indian nature of the Cholas and through them the Tamils and their practices. More in the next video.

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