AMAZING TAMIL HINDUS! INDRA’S ‘AMRIT’ IN 40 PLACES in 2000 YEAR OLD TAMIL BOOKS! (Post.9331)

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Post No. 9331

Date uploaded in London – –2 MARCH  2021     

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IF WE GO BY LANGUAGE SPEAKERS, TAMILS ARE THE BEST AMONG ANCIENT HINDUS. 2000 YEAR OLD SANGAM TAMIL LITERATURE REFERS TO INDRA’S AMRIT IN AT LEAST 40 PLACES. OLDEST BOOK TOLKAAPPIAM SAYS INDRA AND VARUNA ARE GODS OF THE TAMILS. ONE PANDYA KING WHO DIED IN SEA EXPEDITION ON HIS WAY TO SOUTH EAST ASIA, SAID THAT TAMILS WON’T EAT ALONE EVEN IF INDRA’S AMRUTHA IS GIVEN TO THEM. THEY WILL ALWAYS SHARE IT (PURANANURU VERSE 182 BY PANDYA KING ILAM PERU VAZUTHI). TAMILS ARE THOROUGH WITH HINDU SCRIPTURES!

Apart from Purananuru, the oldest part of Sangam Corpus, there is an interesting anecdote in Paripaatal, one of the 18 books of Sangam Literature. A village lass was looking at a painting in a temple near Madurai. She was wondering why a cat was running away from an Ashram of a seer. Immediately her husband who is also from the village, says that was Indra who is running like a cat after molesting Ahalya, wife the great saint Gautama. This incident and the painting show that even in the countryside people were thorough with Hindu Puranas 2000 years ago!

There is another incident in Ahananuru, one of the 18 Sangam Books, where Krishna helps the naked girls to dress themselves because Krishna’s brother was walking towards the river. Actually Krishna took away the ladies’ dress and hung them in the tree as part of his fun and frolics with the cowherdesses . When they begged him seeing Baladeva at a distance, Krishna lowered the tree and the beauties got their clothes.

Tamils never knew River Indus (Sindhu), but they praised Ganga and Himalayas in several places. They called all the pure women as Arundhati, Vasistha’s wife. Her name is referred to in many places in Sangam and post Sangam works.

Unknown Ramayana episodes are in Sangam Tamil literature. They are not in any of the Ramayans we knew such as Valmiki, Kamban, Tulsidas. That is why I call Tamils re best Hindus in India who are talking about many Puranic anecdotes that are not found anywhere else.

Coming back to Indra , we have common Tamil names like Rajedran Mahendran, Upendran, Surendran.

RAJENDRA CHOZA

MAHENDRA VARMAN

Among feminine names we have Indraa for Indraani, Amrutha etc.

Tamils didn’t stop naming their daughters Amrutha; they went far ahead to name their daily food as Amrutham:

Brahmins sprinkle water on the food served and worship it as Amruta.

Vaishnavite brahmins named all their food  items Amrutha

Saathamuthu -= Rasa Amrutha (Tomato soup or Tamarind soup)

Kariayamuthu – Vegetable Curry Amuthu

Thirukkan amuthu= Payasa Amrutha

Sangam Tamils used four different spellings for the word Amrit in Sanskrit. That shows the word is borrowed from Sanskrit.

Indra was praised in Tirukkural couplet 25. But the famous commentator Parimel Azakar misunderstood it as a criticism due to the Ahalya molestation. But Buddha praised Indra for his purity and modesty in Dhammapada. Fortunately one commentator followed Buddha in praising Indra as a person who has control over his senses.

Since the great Pandya king who died in sea says Indra’s Amrutha, the whole Tamil world knew about the Samudra Marthan episode which is confirmed by Purananuru verse where Shiva was parised as one who has blue thrt because of the poison which he swallowed to save Asuras and Suras/devas.

In short Tamils were well versed in Hindu mythology. Valluvar refers to Vamana Avatara, Yama, Leela Vinodha Krishna (Pal Maya Kalvan). Lakshmi is referred more than any other goddess.

Last but not the least, no ancient Tamil works exist without Sanskrit words. If anyone removes or deletes  the Sanskrit words from 18 Sangam Tamil books, it would look like a terribly injured soldier. And the wonder of wonders is SANGAM is a Sanskrit word! Tolkaappiar says no Tamil word can begin with letter ‘SA’. True to his instruction, Tamils never used ‘SA’ words in 27,000 plus lines of Sangam books except in a few places. And those are Sanskrit ‘Sa’ words. So Tamils depend upon Sanskrit SANGAM even to boast about their own literature!! Sangam is very often used by Panini 2700 years ago in his grammar book.

Long Live Tamils!

Please see the Tamil attachments where Amrit and Indra are referred to directly; in other places they refer to them with different words:–

INDRA

 tags – Indra, Amrit, in Tamil, Sangam Literature

SAMUDRA MANTHAN, BANGOCK AIRPORT, THAILAND
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