TAMIL – SANSKRIT RELATIONSHIP – PART 8 BY PSS SASTRI (Post No.8062)

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Post No. 8062

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TAMIL – SANSKRIT RELATIONSHIP – PART 8 (CONCLUDING PART) BY PSS SASTRI (Post No.8062)

THIS IS THE EIGHTH AND LAST PART OF PS SUBRAHMANYA SASTRI’S LECTURE IN TRIVANDRUM IN JANUARY 1946.

I have not posted all the pages from Index. Anyone interested in full index ,please e mail me. My e mail ID is at the top.

Page 96 – Presents given to Lord Skanda are same in Paripatal and Mahabharata

Page 96- 100  important Tirukkural couplets are explained and similarities are shown from Sanskrit.

Pages 101 and 102 Conclusion

HIS CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH

“FROM THE ABOVE PASSAGES , IT CAN BE SAFELY BE INFERRED THAT, FROM THE TIME OF SANGAM CLASSICS, VEDIC RELIGION  AND CULTURE WERE ADOPTED AND ENCOURAGED IN THE TAMIL COUNTRY BY THE KINGS OF   THE THREE KINGDOMS OF CERA, COLA AND PANTIYA AND HENCE A KNOWLEDGE OF  SANSKRIT LITERATURE FROM THE VEDIC PERIOD TO THE CLASSIC PERIOD IS ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE A LARGE NUMBER OF PASSAGES SCATTERED AMONG THE POEMS OF CLASSICAL TAMIL LITERATURE” .

CONCLUDED ON PAGE 102.

INDEX FROM PAGE 103 TO 112.

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MY COMMENTS

Those who read Kanchi Paramacharya’s (1894-1994) lectures would know that Vedic culture was not adopted by Tamils in Sangam period. He gives examples with words like Velvi ,Marai, Nan Marai from the oldest poems. The Tamil words used by most of the poets shows its pre- existence.  

My view is that even if we accept the date of Agastya’s first visit to do new grammar for Tamil language as 1000 BCE, a lot of things should have happened in 1000 years before Sangam Age. Most of the scholars date Agastya’s visit to Tamil Nadu between 700 BCE and 1000 BCE.

We have got secondary evidence from Sri Lanka’s Mahavamsa and Valmiki Ramayana. Both show Brahmins lived from Kashmir to Kandy in Sri Lanka from very ancient times. The Yagas performed by Karikal Choza,Rajasuya Yaga of Cholza Perunarkilli, Asvamedha of Pandya king Mudukudumi Peruvazuthi are some of the proofs.(Kalidasa in Raguvamsa talk about Pandya’s Asvamedha Yajna)

I have shown that mostly Brahmin Tamil poets of Sangam age using Kalidasa’s 200 similes out of 1500 placed Kalidasa in first century BCE (not Gupta period). Even G U Pope noticed it and remarked it in his comments on Kurinjippattu of Kapilar.

Except this ‘adopting’ theory of PSS, we may agree with him in other points.

Last but not the least I have been showing in my posts that at least 25 Greek words are of Tamil origin (Paleo=Pazaiya, Tele=Tolkai, Clepto= Kalavu, Odo=Odu, Nereids= Neer/water etc). And there are over 1000 Tamil words in English (One=Ondru, Eight=Ettu, Paraaya =Pray etc). I have a long list.

And there are thousands of Sanskrit words without any trace in Indo European languages. And hundreds of Hindu customs and beliefs are completely absent in other parts of the world. All these explode the theories of Suniti Kumar Chatterji, MB Emeneau, T Burrow et al. When they were not able to explain properly, they hide behind the supposed languages like Munda, Supposed Indo-European. It is similar to Tamils hiding behind Indus Valley Civilization to prove their antiquity. I have compared it to a child hiding in Mother’s sari when father is angry with his mischief.

If one is well versed in Greek, Sanskrit and Tamil, a new book will be written in the History of Linguistics.

I have been listing Tamil words found in Rig Veda or vice versa separately. To put it in a nutshell, (I believe that) Tamil and Sanskrit contributed a lot to all the ancient languages. Man might have originated in Kenya or Ethiopia in Africa and migrated to different parts of the world 60,000 years ago or even earlier; but culture spread from India to other parts of the world.

tags – Tamil- Sanskrit- 8, Relationship, PS S Sastri,

–Subham–

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