TAMILS’ GREAT DISCOVERY ABOUT SEA AND OCEAN (Post.10955)

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 10,955

Date uploaded in London – –    8 MAY   2022         

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I have written 20 to 30 articles on sea, naval attack, commercial contacts , Asvin Deva’s adventure sea, ancient Tsunami attack in Dwaraka and Southern Tamil Nadu.

I have also covered the following ancient discoveries of Hindus:

1.Oldest and greatest Civil Engineer Bhageeratha’s diversion of River Ganga into the modern Gangetic Plains to pour into Bay of Bengal. Because of his great success, Bhageeratha Prayatna has become a phrase among Hindus

2.The submarine mountains and submarine volcanoes (Badavagni or Vadamukagni) are clearly described in Hindu literature

3. The greatest discovery is ‘sea never crosses its boundary’ in spite of thousands of rivers pouring down billions of gallons of water every second. This state ment of ‘sea never overflowing’ is in Rig Veda which is repeated by Parana in Sangam Tamil literature. To make such a statement the Rig Vedic seers must have watched the earth from space like Yuri Gagarin or have gone round the world several times like Colombus or Captain Cook. 

2.Another cliché used by both Sanskrit and Tamil writers is ‘Sea Girt Earth’. Whenever they sang about earth, they always used ‘earth surrounded by sea water’. Hindus already knew that three fourths of the earth is covered by sea. For this also they must have known the geography of the whole earth.

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New Discovery of Tamils

Tamils have repeated whatever said in the older Sanskrit literature but added one more discovery.

What is it?

Tamils have a special word for sea MUNNEER. It means Three Waters. i.e. sea is a mixture of three types of water. I have not found this word in Sanskrit though Sanskrit literature has got more words for sea and water. It has been used by Sangam poets in over 30 places. That shows its importance. Ancient Tamils were surrounded by sea on three sides 2000 years ago. So there is no wonder in their discovery.

There are two interpretations for this word Munneer.

The most famous Tamil commentator Nachinarkiniar says that the sea water is responsible for Creation , Preservation and Destruction. Hindus have attributed these three tasks to three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Nachinarkiniar must be a scientist because now we know the life began in sea and sea water evaporation produces rain for agriculture and the end of the world will happen by Tsunami attack. Hindus believe in cyclical deluge (dissolution)

The other explanation has also got some scientific truth; it says sea is called Three Waters= Munneer because it receives River Water, Water from top/Rain Water and Spring Water. Some scholars rejected this saying River water and Rain water are one and the same. But I view it differently. Water from top is not river water. Since the earth is covered by water in three fourths of its surface, the rain received directly from ‘up above the sky’ is Water from Top. More interesting is Spring water. Only now we know about the submarine hot water springs and special currents with freshwater in the sea. Ancient Tamils knew this and called it Spring water. It cant be springs outside sea because they always merge with river water

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Tamils have the following words: Nama neer, Munneer, Velai, Aazi, Kadal etc.

Sanskrit words are in Amarakosha and other books such as Kalidasa.

The words used by Kalidasa for SEA in his works are:

Saagara,Samudra, Arnava, Mahaarnva, Udadhi,

Mahodadhi,Udanvat, Lavanaambhas, Varunaalaya,

Ratnaakara, Amburaasi, Nadiipati, Saritaam pati

There are many other words in later literature.

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The rivers /sindhu flowing into the sea/Samudra are mentioned in the Rigveda many times

Rigveda 6-56-3; 8-92-22; 9-108-16; 9-88-6; 8-44-25; 8-6-4

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FROM AMARAKOSA

समुद्रोऽब्धिरकूपारः पारावारः सरित्पतिः  mark अथ वारिवर्गः

उदन्वानुदधिः सिन्धुः सरस्वान्सागरोऽर्णवः

रत्नाकरो जलनिधिर्यादःपतिरपाम्पतिः

तस्य प्रभेदाः क्षीरोदो लवणोदस्तथाऽपरे

–from sanskritdocuments.org

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Sea in Bhagavad-Gita

आपूर्यमाणमचलप्रतिष्ठं समुद्रमापः प्रविशन्ति यद्वत्।

तद्वत्कामा यं प्रविशन्ति सर्वे स शान्तिमाप्नोति न कामकामी॥७०॥

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–subham—

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