ANCIENT TAMILS’ AMAZING HISTORICAL SENSE ! (Post No.10,732)

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Post No. 10,732

Date uploaded in London – –    10 MARCH   2022         

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Half baked foreign idiots wrote that Hindus have no historical sense and the Kashmiri Brahmin Kalhana was the first one to write proper history in his book Raja Tarangini (River of Kings). But strangely the same idiots rejected the first four chapters of his 1000 year old book because they could not understand it.

These people were so ignorant to reject all the Puranic King lists. Not only all the Puranas (Hindu Mythology) listed the kings in the Solar and Lunar dynasty, but also included a chapter on Geography. The Pancha Lakshana, i.e. five criteria of a Purana is that it should have chapters including one on history and one on geography. You cant see such an organised approach in Egyptian, Sumerian, Mayan, Persian, Chinese, Greek or Roman history.

Tamil Hindus followed their northern counterparts and wrote as much history as possible. The compilers of Tamil Sangam literature mentioned all the names of kings in the colophon or introduction of poems. Tamil Sangam poet Paranar listed at least eighty historical anecdotes in his poems. I would consider him the first Tamil historian. Then Saivite saint Appar , contemporary of Mahendra Pallavan (around 600 CE), listed historical and geographical details. He was the one who listed an important anecdote of Brahmin poet Tharumi’s clash with another Brahmin poet Nakkirar of Sangam age. Appar alias Tiru Navukkarasar mentioned the Manikkavasagar’s Nari- Pari  (Fox changing to Horses) episode as well.

Tamil Epic Silapadikaram mentioned the Gajabhau’s attendance in the consecration ceremony of Kannaki statue and because of it we were able to fix the date of Kannaki and Kovalan as second century CE.

No foreigner studied Tamil literature in a historical angle. I would like to point out three things found in Purananuru , Maduraik Kanchi and Tirukkural. Foreigners’ lack of knowledge in Tamil literature also led them to bluff through their writings.

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PURANANAURU VERSE 363

A poet by name Aiyathi Siruventheraiyar (translated into Sanskrit it would be Junior white Manduka Maharishi) sings,

“ The earth which is wearing the long and big seas as saris has seen more rulers than the sand particles on the shore…………”

Here we see even a poet who existed 2000 years ago knew the number of kings who ruled that place are innumerable.

PURANANAURU VERSE 358

Puram 358 composed by poet Vaanmiki in Tamil says

“This earth surrounded by atmosphere and round sun  passed between (the hands) seven kings on one single day!”

He knew seven people fought for one country. I knew a chaotic period in Egypt where in scores of kings fought for the land. But we did not know that seven people’s fighting for a country. Probably it happened in pre historic times. Mahabharata and other scriptures mentioned innumerable kings who are not in the dynastic lists.

MADURAIK KANCHI LINES 236-238

Sangam Poet Mankudi Marudanar also said that the number of kings who ruled the world are more than the number of sands in the sea (sea shore).

The poet was able to say this because they knew the number of kingdoms were at least 56 in the Puranic days. Even When Buddha lived, there were 16 mighty empires according to Buddhist and Sanskrit scriptures (16 Maha janapadas). Greek and Roman writers wrote that Hindus claim 6000 year old history showing 154 kings (in one dynasty alone). This was reported 2000 years ago! 154 kings multiplied by 56 kingdoms would give us a big list. Under them there were several princes paying tributes. When the British were ruling India it had over 560 kingdoms (princely states). Prime Minister Indira Gandhi abolished their privy purses at one stroke in 1971. This will give us some idea about the number of kings in 560 places. ( Alvar’s Tiru vaai mozi also has this simile)

Look at the number of Kings who joined the Mahabharata War.

Swayamvarams of Draupadi , Indumati and Damyanti were attended by all the kings of India! Kalidasa gave us a complete list including the Pandyas.

TIRUKKURAL COUPLET 22

Tiru Valluvar says in his book Tiruk Kural

“To attempt to estimate the greatness of ascetics is as absurd as to seek the (number of ) dead in the world”.

Another translation of the same couplet 22

“To tell their greatness who have left their all

Is just like counting up the whole world’s dead”.

What a beautiful simile!  You can’t count the number of dead. Even with the superfast computers you can’t tell precisely the number of people dead on earth in the past 10000 years. This simile itself shows how clearly, they (Hindus) saw the world. So comparing and saying ‘the number kings who ruled India were more than the number of sands particles on the sea shore!’ is amazing.

Remember Hindus were the one who counted the number of species on earth as ‘84 Lakhs Yoni Bedhas ‘ corresponding to modern estimate of 8-4 million different species of flora and fauna on earth! We are that accurate!!!!

–subham—

TAGS–Historical sense Tamils, Hindus, Maduraikanchi, Purananuru, Sand particles, numerous

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