Seventy Popes Murdered or Died in Mysterious Circumstances ! (Post No.7514)


Post No.7514

Date uploaded in London – 30 January 2020

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Historians who wrote Christian history say that at least 70 out of 266 Popes were murdered or died in mysterious or suspicious circumstances. Wikipedia has given a list of at least 40 such Popes.

Another interesting thing about past popes is majority of them were from Italy.

Current Pope Francis is the first person to come from the Americas. He is an Argentinian.

One more interesting thing about the Popes is the average length of their Popehood. Historians give 20 to 25 years per king. Hindu history shows that Gurus or religious teachers lead their group for more years. The average may be 30 to 50 years per Guru. But surprisingly we have 265 Popes for a period of 2000 years. That is an average of less than 8 years per Pope. This confirms the conspiracy theories, murders and violence surrounding Popes.

History of Bible is more interesting. In the beginning Popes ruled that no one should possess a Bible and they should handle it only inside the Churches. Later, Bibles were sold with Pope’s permission to selected people. Not everyone can hold it. Later, there was big opposition for PRINTING Bible when Gutenberg invented printing machine. All these began with King Constantine burning all Bibles except one version in the fourth century. The reason was various Bibles had various stories which were contradictory like Hindu Puranas. Despite this, there are contradictory versions in Dead Sea scrolls and the Greek Bible in the British Library. There is tremendous pressure from vested interests not to publish those contradictions. There are 2000 differences or mistakes in the current Bible compared to Greek Version. In the beginning Bible was in Greek and Hebrew languages only. Even the later English Bible is constantly updated or altered with new English words or sentences till this day.

Old Tamil Bible has more Sanskrit words than Tamil words, they say.

History of Christian denominations is more interesting and there are over 200 Christian sects. Some even oppose celebrating Christmas. Syrian Orthodox, Greek Russian and Protestant movements are well known. The schism started in 11th century.

One of the Popes was jailed in France for eight years. No one came for his support or help.

Inquisition killed thousands of people. Women who opposed Christianity were burnt alive as witches including the most famous Saint Joan of Arc. A lot of Gypsies of Indian origin were also killed in such bonfires. It became part of untold and unsung stories.

History shows that Spanish and Portuguese did more violence ‘in the name of Christ’ than any other Christian sect. They wiped out the ancient South and Central American civilisations. Though Europeans from other countries went to the Americas and Australia, Pacific Islands ,South Africa and India and massacred natives, aborigines and others, it was mainly for political reasons. They wanted to occupy those lands or plunder gold and diamond.

India became a world wonder in the eyes of Christians and Muslims. Wherever they went they changed the entire country or region to their side except India. It remains a predominantly Hindu land till this day.

I am attaching a paper cutting from Daily Mail dated 1-12-2001 and Wikipedia Popes list who died in violence.


List of popes who died violently           

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A collection of popes who have had violent deaths through the centuries. The circumstances have ranged from martyrdom (Pope Stephen I)[1] to war (Lucius II),[2] to a beating by a jealous husband (Pope John XII). A number of other popes have died under circumstances that some believe to be murder, but for which definitive evidence has not been found.

Martyr popes[edit]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

In tradition, the first pope, Saint Peter, was crucified upside-down.

Murdered popes[edit]







Post No.7503

Date uploaded in London – 27 January 2020

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PADMINI, queen of Rana Rattan Sing of Mewar , and a  lady of exquisite beauty, has been deservedly given an exalted place in the epic of Rajput chivalry by col. Tod and also by Malik Mohammad Jayasi in his Padmavati, a classic work of Hindustani literature . The traditional belief is that the immediate cause of Alauddin Khilji’s invasion of Chitor was his infatuation of Padmini.  History records the chivalrous role of Padmini and a number of other women of Mewar at the time when the famous citadel of Chitor was besieged by Alauddin.

The valiant Rajputs offered a heroic resistance against his onslaught for eight months; but at last to give way in view of the superior numerical strength of the Delhi army.  Before the final surrender of the citadel , however of 26th august , 1303, hundreds of brave women , under the leadership of Padmini plunged themselves in to the fire of JAUHAR – self immolation – to escape pollution and captivity by the Muslim invaders.

The funeral pyre was lighted within the great sub terranean retreat in chambers impervious to the light of the day, and the defenders of Chitor beheld in procession the queens, their own wives, and daughters , to the number of several thousands.

This is the greatest sacrifice of women in the history of the world. This is the bravest act of women the world has never seen.  The fair Padmini closed the throng, which was augmented by whatever of female beauty or youth could be tainted Tartar lust. The women were conveyed to the cavern for security. They were saved from dishonour. Thus Padmini and several thousand Hindu women preferred heroic death  to a disgraced existence.


In the bardic traditions of Rajasthan there are thrilling references to the selfless patriotism and heroic exploits of her daughters. The bards’ folk songs are echoing in the walls of the mighty forts. Every stone and sand particle in the surrounding Thar desert are reverberating with the glorious sacrifices they made.

The first example in this category is Samyogita (RANI SAMYUKTA), daughter of Jjayachandra, the ruler of Kanauj. She married Prithiviraj in a swayamvara. When Mohammad of Ghor marched with reinforced troops for the second time to meet his adversary Prithiviraj on the Tarain near  Thanesar, she is said to have armed her lord for the encounter and exhorted him with the following words—

“To die is the destiny not only of man but of the gods; all desire to throw off the old garment; but to die well is to live for ever. Think not of self; but of immortality; let your sword divide your foe and I will be your arthaanga (other half) hereafter”

Prithiviraj fought with reckless valour, but was at last overpowered and killed by the Muslim invaders. True to her vow, the devoted spouse sacrificed her life by mounting his funeral pyre.

We praise Gargi Vachaknavi of Vedic lore as the oldest and most intelligent woman in the world. And in the same way we can praise Rani Samyukta as the most intelligent and bravest woman in the historic period. She and Rani Padmini will inspire Hindu women for generations to come.

Xxx subham xxx

Surprise! Surprise!! Sri Rangam Temple Diamond is in Russian Sceptre (Post No.7499)

Surprise! Surprise!! Sri Rangam Temple Diamond is in Russian Sceptre (Post No.7499)


Post No.7499

Date uploaded in London – 26 January 2020

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There is an interesting story about a diamond named after a Russian noble man named Count G G Orlov. The story told by Ian Balfour is that it made its way from Sri Rangam Temple to Russia. Count Orlov presented it to Catherine the Great and she asked the Royal jeweller to fix it in the sceptre. It is now in Kremlin in Moscow.

The diamond has many names Moghul Diamond , Dariya-i- Noor, Orlov diamond and possibly Kohinoor diamond. Here is the interesting story as told by Ian Balfour in his book ‘Famous Diamonds’.


சித்தூரின் வரலாறு : சந்தாவின் பீஷ்ம பிரதிக்ஞை! (Post No.7496

சித்தூரின் வரலாறு : சந்தாவின் பீஷ்ம பிரதிக்ஞை! (Post No.7496


Post No.7496

Date uploaded in London – 26 January 2020

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  சித்தூரின் வரலாறு : சந்தாவின் பீஷ்ம பிரதிக்ஞை!


சித்தூர் அபூர்வமான வீரர்களைக் கொண்டது. அதன் வரலாற்றில் ஒரு பொன்னேடு தான் சந்தாவின் பீஷ்ம பிரதிக்ஞையைப் பற்றித் தெரிவிக்கிறது.

சித்தூரை ஆண்ட ராணா லாக்கா இப்ராஹிம் லோடியை அடித்து வீழ்த்தித் துரத்தினான். இதனால் அவன் பெயரும் புகழும் எங்கும் பரவின.

அவனது மகன்களில் சந்தா மூத்தவன். பெரும் வீரன். அனைத்து நற்குணங்களின் இருப்பிடமாக அவன் திகழ்ந்தான்.

இதை அறிந்த ஜோத்பூரின் அரசன் தன் மகளை சந்தாவுக்கு மணம் முடிக்க் எண்ணினான்.

அந்தக் கால வழக்கப்படி ஒரு பிராமணரிடம் தேங்காய் உள்ளிட்ட மங்கலப் பொருள்களைத் தந்து மணம் பேசி முடிக்க அனுப்பினான் ஜோத்பூர் அரசன்.

சித்தூர் வந்த பிராமணன் அரசனிடம் தன் மன்னன் கூறியதைச் சொல்லி தேங்காயைச் சமர்ப்பித்தான்.

தேங்காயைப் பெற்ற ராணா லாக்கா விளையாட்டாக சிரித்துக் கொண்டே, “ இதை இந்த முதியவனுக்குக் கொடுத்து பெண் கொடுப்பதாக அல்லவா நினைத்தேன். இப்படி ஒரு விளையாட்டு விளையாடலாமா?” என்று வேடிக்கையாகக் கேட்க அரசவையில் இருந்த அனைவரும் இந்த நகைச்சுவையைக் கேட்டுச் சிரித்தனர்.

இதைக் கேட்டுக் கொண்டே அரசவையில் நுழைந்த சந்தா, அரசவையினரை நோக்கி, “ சபையோரே! எனது தந்தையார் விளையாட்டாக இதைச் சொல்லி இருந்தாலும் அவர் சொன்னது சொன்னது தான். அந்தப் பெண்ணை நான் மணக்க மாட்டேன். அவளை என் தாயாராகவே பார்ப்பேன்” என்றான்.

அனைவரும் திடுக்கிட்டனர்.   

லாக்கா எவ்வளவோ சொல்லிப் பார்த்தான். சந்தா கேட்கவில்லை.

விளையாட்டு இப்போது வினையாகி விட்டது.

தேங்காயைத் திருப்பி அனுப்ப முடியாது. அது மிகத் தீவிர விளைவை உண்டாக்கி போரில் வேண்டுமானாலும் கொண்டு விடும்.

என்ன செய்வது?

நன்கு யோசித்த லாக்கா இறுதியாக ஒரு அஸ்திரத்தைத் தன் மகன் சந்தா மேல் பிரயோகிக்க நினைத்தான். “இதோ பார், மகனே! நீ மட்டும் அவளை மணக்கவில்லை எனில் உனக்கு இந்த ராஜ்யம் கிடைக்காது. ஜோத்பூர் அரசனான ராணாமல்லாவின் மகளை நான் மணந்தேன் எனில் அவளுக்குப் பிறக்கும் மகனே இந்த நாட்டை ஆள்வான்” என்றான்.

இப்படிக் கூறினால் சந்தா உடனே அவளை மணக்கச் சம்மதிப்பான் என்று எண்ணிய லாக்காவிற்கு இப்போது உரிய பதிலை சந்தா வீரத்தோடு கூறினான்: “தந்தையே! உங்கள் பாதத்தைத் தொட்டு வணங்கி இதைக் கூறுகிறேன். எனது புதிய தாய்க்குப் பிறக்கும் மகனே சித்தூரை ஆள்வான். நான் அவனுக்குக் காலம் முழுவதும் துணையாக இருந்து பணிவிடை புரிவேன். இது சத்தியம்” என்றான்.

அனைவரும் திடுக்கிட்டனர்; அவனது சபதம் கேட்டு பிரமித்தனர்.

ஐம்பது வயது லாக்காவிற்கும் ஜோத்பூர் ராணாமல்லாவின் 12 வயது மகளுக்கும் திருமணம் நடந்தது.

பின்னர் உரிய காலத்தில் அவள் ஒரு மகனைப் பெற்றாள்.

அவனுக்கு முகுலன் என்று பெயர் சூட்டப்பட்டது.

முகுலனுக்கு ஐந்து வயது ஆகும் போது கயாவை முஸ்லீம்கள் தாக்கினர்.

இதைக் கேட்ட சித்தூர் அரசன் அதைத் தடுக்கப் படையுடன் செல்ல விழைந்தான்.

மகனை அழைத்த அவன்; “சந்தா! இப்போது கயா நோக்கிச் செல்கிறேன். ஆனால் பெரும் படையை எதிர்த்துப் போரிட வேண்டியிருப்பதால் திரும்புவது சந்தேகம் தான். முகுலனுக்கு நீ என்ன செய்யப்போகிறாய்?” என்று கேட்டான்.

“தந்தையே! அவனே சித்தூர் அரசன்” என்று கூறிய சந்தா அவனுக்கு மகுடம் சூட்ட ஏற்பாடு செய்யலாம் என்றான்.

ஆனால் லாக்காவிற்கு இது சரியென்று படவில்லை. ஐந்து வயது சிறுவன் எப்படி ஒரு நாட்டை ஆள முடியும்?

ஆனால் சந்தா உறுதியாக இருந்து முகுலனுக்கு மகுடன் சூட்டினான்.

எதிர்பார்த்தபடி லாக்கா திரும்பி வரவில்லை; போரில் அவன் வீர மரணம் எய்தினான்.

முகுலனுக்கு உறுதுணையாக இருந்து சந்தா செய்த ஆட்சி அனைவராலும் பாராட்டப்பட்டது. அனைவரும் அவனைப் புகழ்ந்தனர்.

முகுலனின் அன்னைக்கு இப்போது ஒரு சந்தேகம் தோன்றியது.

இப்படி உறுதுணை என்று சொல்லி தானே அரசாட்சியை சந்தா கைப்பற்றி விடுவானோ?

அன்னையின் இந்த எண்ணத்தை ஒருவாறாக அறிந்த சந்தா மிகவும் வருத்தப்பட்டான்.

நேராக அவளிடம் சென்றான்: “அன்னையே! சித்தூரை விட்டு இன்றே நான் செல்கிறேன். இது உங்களுக்கு மகிழ்ச்சி அளிக்கும்; உங்கள் சந்தேகத்தையும் போக்கி விடும். விடை தாருங்கள். ஆனால் என்றேனும் எனது உதவி தேவை எனில் செய்தி அனுப்புங்கள். உடனடியாக ஓடோடி வந்து உங்களுக்குத் தேவையானதைச் செய்வேன்” என்றான். சித்தூரை விட்டு அன்றே அவன் அகன்றான்.

சந்தா சென்றவுடன் முகுலனின் அன்னை தனது சகோதரனை ஜோத்பூரிலிருந்து வரவழைத்து அரசாட்சியில் தனக்கு உதவுமாறு வேண்டினாள். அவன் வந்தான்.

பின்னர் ராணா மல்லாவே இன்னும் பல அரசு அதிகாரிகளை சித்தூருக்கு அனுப்பினான். இப்போது சித்தூரின் மீது அவனுக்குப் பேராசை பிறந்தது. அதையும் தானே கைப்பற்றி ஆண்டால் என்ன?

இந்த எண்ணம் தோன்றியவுடன் தன் மகளுக்குப் பிறந்த முகுலனைக் கொல்ல சதித் திட்டம் தீட்டலானான்.

இதை அறிந்த முகுலனின் அன்னை – ராணா மல்லாவின் சொந்த மகள் -மிகவும் வேதனையுற்றாள்.

இப்போது என்ன செய்வது? அவளுக்குச் சந்தாவின் நினைவு வந்தது.

உடனடியாக அவனுக்குச் செய்தி அனுப்பி, “உடனே வந்து தன்னையும் முகுலனையும் சித்தூர் அரசையும் காப்பாற்றுமாறு” வேண்டினாள்.

செய்தியைப் பெற்றவுடன் சந்தா நேராகச் சித்தூர் விரைந்தான்.

ராணா மல்லாவை அடக்க அனைத்து ஏற்பாடுகளையும் மேற்கொண்டான்.

ராணா மல்லாவையும் அவனுடன் சேர்ந்த அனைவரையும் கொன்றான். சித்தூர் ராணா மல்லாவிடமிருந்து விடுவிக்கப்பட்டது. ராணா மல்லாவின் மகன் போதாஜி சித்தூரை விட்டு ஓடி விட்டான்.

ராணா முகுலனுக்கு இறுதி வரை சந்தா உதவி செய்தான்.

சந்தாவின் சரிதம் சித்தூர் வரலாற்றில் பொன்னேடுகளால் பொறிக்கப்பட்ட சரிதம் ஆயிற்று.


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Post No.7480

Date uploaded in London – 21 January 2020

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(List of 57 generations of Gurus is attached at the end)

Hindus are the only people in the world who use geographical and historical data in their everyday ritual. No where in the world we can see such a historical sense. While they do Pujas in the temple or at home, they begin it with Sankalp (vow) in which they refer to Manvantara, Yuga, Year, Date, Day and their location on earth. It will even beat the google map. Because they have divided the entire northern hemisphere into several ‘dwips’ (land mass), and they say where in the world they do that ritual. Let us forget all these Mantra stuff and come to the real world!

Foreign ‘scholars’ who have no faith in Hinduism or practical experience accused Hindus of  people with no historical sense. They praised only one Kashmiri Brahmin as the first one with Historical sense. That Brahmin named Kalhana wrote Raja Tarangini (River of Kings) with the names of Kings and their periods which can be understood by foreigners. But surprise, surprise! the foreign ‘scholars’ rejected his first four chapters in Raja Tarangini saying it contains myths and unhistorical information.  It is like praising a beautiful woman and saying the part above her neck is Ugly!!! The fact of the matter is Kalhana challenges the date of Buddha, Kali Yuga, Kanishka etc which didn’t suit the ‘scholars’.

Let me come to the topic of the day!

I titled it as ‘57 generations at one go’. What is it?

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad is the oldest of the 108 Upanishads. Even the jaundice eyed foreigners generously dated it as 850 BCE material. But Hindus believe it is still older which is proved by the internal evidence. This Big Forest (Brihad Aranyaka) Upanishad has a chapter called Vamsa Brahmana in which it gives 57 generations of teachers and two gods.

Foreign historians give 25 years per generation/ per king. But when it comes to forest living , peace loving, meditative, god fearing, vegetarian Gurus it must be longer than 25 years. So let me stretch it to 30 to 40 years and give a rough calculation.

30X 57 generations  =1710 years or

40 X 57 = 2280 years

Before 850 BCE which means , the first Guru for this particular Upanishad lived 2560 years or 3130 years before our time!!

Can we rust this information?

Yes , you can trust it because,

Even foreigners believe all that is said in Vedic literature is true, but they doubt Puranic information. But we have other strong proof from archaeological and historical sources.

Kabilar, the Brahmin poet, who contributed the highest number of Tamil poems to Sangam Tamil Corpus, sings about a chieftain named Irungovel in Purananuru verse 201 as the person in the 49th generation in his line. The most famous Tamil commentator Nacchinarkiniyar , a Brahmin belonging to Bharadwaja Gotra, says that the Yadavs came to Tamil Nadu with a group after Krishna’s demise. Kabilar lived 2000 years ago and if we add another (25 X49) 1225 years it means 3225 years. This is about Irugovel’s forefather’s  arrival in Tamil Nadu. I am referring it to prove that the number of generations is used commonly and to prove Hindus had this historical sense of accounting.

If one comes to all Mutts and Adeenams in Tamil Nadu one can see they always use the generations to say this ascetic is the 68th in the line of Acharyas or 157 th etc.This accounting generation is used even today.

Aihole Inscription and Parthivasekarapuram Copper Plates used Kaliyuga years even during fifth century.


In the list of 57 generations we see some strange names of Rishis. That proves it is very ancient.

In the list we see several Rishis has the same name. This is very important. Hindus very often come across the names of Indra, Agastya, Visvamitra, Vasistha, Bhoja, Vikramditya, Sankaracharya, Janaka, Avvaiyar etc and get confused. The Pauranic speakers projected them as one person. It is incorrect. Look at the list of Popes in Vatican City.

Popes with the name of John – 23 Popes!

Benedict -16, Leo- 13, Gregory 16!

Go to the list of Pharaohs of Egypt; there are 14 Ramesses!

So, Hindus must number them like Westerners to avoid confusion (Eg. Pope John XIV, Gregory XIII).

One more information about Indian Geography in the list:-  One name has the prefix Vidharbi meaning he is from Vidharba region. So even thousands of years ago we have used the prefix showing the region. Most of Sangam Tamil Poets have prefix such as Madurai, Karur, Uraiyur etc showing where they came from. So they had geographical sense 2000 years ago.

If we read chapters after the ‘Vamsa Brahmana’ , we will come across several states in North India such as Videha (Bihar, Nepal), Panchala (Punjab, Haryana). Buddhist literature of sixth century BCE mentioned 16 Mega Kingdoms (Maha Janapada) in North India. Vedic literature belongs to a period long before Buddha’s time.

Now read the list and see that it goes beyond the time of Indus-Sarasvati River Civilization!

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Post No.7476

Date uploaded in London – 20 January 2020

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There is a saying in Tamil , “A IS KNOWN (SEEN) WHEN HE IS BORN” (Vilaiyum Payir Mulaiyile Theriyum). One can recognise a genius even at his early years. Picasso started his art work at the age of nine. And kept them all through his life and donated some of them to  Barcelona Museum in Spain. Now they may be worth millions of dollars or Euros. Two of them are just paper cutting figures of Dog and Dove.,

London Newspapers have featured them because they are going to be exhibited in Royal academy until April 2020. They are among 300 works gathered from around the world for the show. The exhibition is called ‘Picasso and Paper’. He had a life long fascination for paper and would buy very expensive high quality paper to work with but would equally  draw on the back of an envelope. He never threw anything away and would keep even bus tickets and cinema tickets.

The exhibition also features a section looking at the materials Picasso used throughout his career including the salad bowl he used as a block for making an early wood cut. This reminds another Tamil saying ‘Even a blade of grass is a weapon for a skilled person’ (Vallavanukku Pullum Ayutham).,

Picasso’s father was an artist and his parents recognised his exceptional talent even as a child. He was very much taught and encouraged to develop his art.

Picasso drew incessantly as well as using paper to make sculptures, prints and photographs.  The exhibition includes works more recognisable by the master including the huge 4-5 metre long collage Women at their Toilette and his 1962 work Le Dejeuner Sur L’herbe d’Apres Manet.


Longest hair – Indian Girl in Guinness Book of Records

Another interesting news item featured in Indian and foreign newspapers is about the Indian girl Nilanshi Patel of Gujarat. She was entered as the girl with longest hair. Every woman wanted to know what hair oil she used to grow suh a long hair. But she dodged the question by saying that was a hair oli prepared by her mother with secret ingredients. Whatever the secret, hair oil companies will be ready to pay her millions of rupees to get that secret formula. Here is what the newspapers said about her:-

Source – news papers published in London and India


At the age of 6, Nilanshi Patel had her beloved long hair cut for the first time. She absolutely hated it and instantly regretted it.

That one bad hair experience resulted in Nilanshi’s vow to never cut her hair again.,

Well, it’s been 10 years since she made her personal pact, and her gorgeous dark, wavy hair has been growing ever since. It’s currently 5 feet, 7 inches long — making the 16-year-old from India an official Guinness World Record holder.

According to the 2020 edition of the Guinness World Records, the “real-life Rapunzel” now has the longest hair of any teenager in the world!

Nilanshi’s hair requires constant maintenance, but she’s more than happy to put in the time and care. Her supportive mother helps by massaging mustard oil into her locks every day. Other than that, the teen doesn’t use any special products or shampoos.

Her mother hopes her daughter will let her amazing hair grow longer so that she will be even more famous.

Patel says she washes her hair once a week and amazingly, it takes only a half-hour to dry. However, it takes an hour just to comb it — something her mother happily assists with. “My mother helps me to braid and to comb my hair,” she says, explaining that she has always been supportive of her decision to keep growing it. “I style it as a long braid and also as a bun” — the latter is her go-to style for special occasions and table tennis.,

Amazingly, Patel’s hair isn’t even a third of the length of the that of the adult woman with the longest hair. That Guinness World Record has been held since 2004 by China’s Xie Qiuping, whose hair measures more than 18 feet long. She started growing her hair at age 13 — seven years older than Patel when Patel started — so the 16-year-old could conceivably surpass hers one day.

Although she says her friends call her a “real-life Rapunzel,” Patel also gets questions from people who assume her hair gets in the way of everyday activities. “I don’t face any problems with my hair. I do all the sports and all the things with me hair,” she says. “It’s a lucky charm for me, clearly.”

Who is Rapunzel?

 It is a German fairy tale. Other languages also had similar stories.

A lonely couple, who want a child, live next to a walled garden belonging to a sorceress.[11] The wife, experiencing the cravings associated with the arrival of her long-awaited pregnancy, notices some rapunzel (a salad green in most translated-to-English versions)[12] growing in the nearby garden and longs for it. She refuses to eat anything else and begins to waste away, and the husband begins to fear for her life– one night he decides to break into the garden to get some for her. When he returns, she makes a salad out of it and greedily eats it. It tastes so good that she longs for more. So her husband goes to get some more for her. As he scales the wall to return home, the sorceress catches him and accuses him of theft. He begs for mercy, and she agrees to be lenient, and allows him to take all the rapunzel he wants, on condition that the baby be given to her when it’s born.[13] Desperate, he agrees. When his wife has a baby girl, the sorceress takes her to raise as her own and names her “Rapunzel” after the plant her mother craved. She grows up to be the most beautiful child in the world, with long golden hair.[14] When she turns twelve, the sorceress locks her up inside a tower[15] in the middle of the woods, with neither stairs nor a door, and only one room and one window. In order to visit Rapunzel, the sorceress stands beneath the tower and calls out:,

Rapunzel!Rapunzel!Let down your hair

That I may climb thy golden stair!

One day, a prince rides through the forest and hears Rapunzel singing from the tower. Entranced by her ethereal voice, he searches for her and discovers the tower, but is naturally unable to enter it. He returns often, listening to her beautiful singing, and one day sees the sorceress visit, and thus learns how to gain access to Rapunzel. When the sorceress leaves, he bids Rapunzel let her hair down. When she does so, he climbs up and they fall in love. He eventually asks her to marry him, which she agrees to. But the sorceress prevented her escape. Prince also lost his eye sight

For years, he wanders through the wastelands of the country and eventually comes to the wilderness where Rapunzel now lives with the twins to whom she has given birth, a boy and a girl. One day, as she sings, he hears her voice again, and they are reunited. When they fall into each other’s arms, her tears immediately restore his sight. He leads her and their twins to his kingdom,[20] where they live happily ever after.

Tags – Picasso, paper art, London exhibition, Dog and Dove, Longest hair, Nilanshi Patel, Rapunzel

Xxx subham xxx



Post No.7474

Date uploaded in London – 20 January 2020

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First let us look at two basic facts:-

1.Greeks is relatively a modern term given to the people by Romans. Now it is called Hellas. Scholars could not give the meaning of both the names. Only conjectural theories are there.

2.Greek civilization did not begin in mainland but in an island known as Crete.

Now let me give some important words connected with earliest period of Greek History:

3.First civilization in Greece is MINOAN. In Tamil ‘’MIINAVAN meaning a King of ancient Tamil Kingdom of Pandyas. They had the title Miinavan (equivalent to Sanskrit Matsyas. Both Miin and Matsya mean Fish in English)

4.One of the earliest kings mentioned by Herodotus and others is PANDION . Oldest Tamil Kingdom is Pandiyan kingdom. Their Tamil academies are dated to a fabulous period of 10,000 years (In Iraiyaanar Akapporul  Urai)


Who was PANDION?

5.According to Herodotus, the Lycians originally came from Crete and were the followers of Sarpedon. They were expelled by Minos and ultimately settled in territories belonging to the Solymoi (or Milyans) of Milyas in Asia Minor. The Lycians were originally known as Termilae before being named after Lycus who was the son of Pandion.

–from Wikipedia under Lycians.

6.Note another important word in the above  passage:

They were called TERMILAI. Scholars have already identified that DRAVIDA became DRAMILA which became TAMIL or vice verse.

So we can easily see TERMILAI is nothing but Dramila i.e Tamils.

If a person concocts a theory on a single word , scholars will summarily reject it. But we see Three words here: Minoan, Pandion and Termilai. So one can not reject them just like that. And all these are said by the earliest historian Herodotus of sixth century BCE!

7.The comparisons do not stop there. More interesting things are “N” ending in Pandion, another king Sarpindon etc. This is a typical Tamil feature.

8.Early Historians added one more interesting information. They were a matriarchal society. They called themselves by their mothers names.

This is again a Tamil feature. In my article about Amazons of India (Stri Rajyas= Woman Kingdoms) of India I have given two Stri Rajyas, one in North West India and another in Tamil Nadu. Even Megasthanes referred to ‘Pandeya’ Queen of Madurai 2300 years ago. That was Goddess Meenkashi of Madurai. She may have lived several hundred years before Megathanes. Like we worship Kshatria kings Rama and Krishna as Gods, she would have become a Goddess in course of time. In fact, Tamil and Sanskrit literature use the one word for God and King!,

Arjuna- Alli Rani (Rani=Queen) is a famous dance theme in Tamil folklore. Allirani is named Chirangada in Mahabharata. So matriarchy existed in Tamil Stri Rajya at one time.

My Comments:

Based on the above facts, what I surmise is there was a fight between the Tamil migrants in Crete Island; Tamil Minoan (Miinavan) and Tamil Pandion (Pandyan) had fraternal fight like we see in the Mahabharata or later Tamil Sangam Period History. In fact, Tamils are the longest fighting race in the world. Three Tamil kings fought among themselves continuously for at least 1600 years till they invited Muslims to interfere. And Muslims devoured all the three Tamil kingdoms and finished Tamil Rule in Tamil land in 14th century CE. In short Tamil rulers committed suicide by inviting Muslim invaders.

Back to Greece

Greek is place where people of mixed races migrated and a lot of newer things emerged from 8th Century BCE when Homer wrote first Greek epics Iliad and Odyssey . They had a darker period of 400 years before Homer. No scholar is able to tell us what happened.

9.We see lot of similarities between the Greeks and Hindus.

I have already written about the following:

1.Rig Vedic Sarama dog story in Greek Hermes Dog story

2.Comprison between Penelope and Nappinnai in Tamil

3.Torjan Horse came from Turaga (horse in Sanskrit). When you say Trojan Horse actually you are saying Horse Horse Story. The word Turkey came from Turaga where from Hindus imported horses. The earliest Sanskrit inscription, writing, manual, letters – all came from Turkey-Syria region.

(Please read my articles or Wikipedia articles on Mitannian Civilization, Amarna/Dasaratha letters in Egypt, Kikkuli’s Horse manual with Sanskrit instructions—all dated 14th century BCE!!!),

10.More New information

Words Crete is from the Sanskrit word Krita/Crown.

If you look at the map of Greece, you can see Crete looks like a crown on the head of Greek Mother, like India has Kashmir crown on Bharat Matha (Mother India).

Some scholars believe Shresta (the best) became Crete.

11.More Tamil words!

Tamils called all their ports Thurai. It is in the most famous city of TROY.

So with Troy, Pandion, Minovan and Termilai we are dead sure about Tamil connection to ancient Greece.

My Pet Theory

From 2012 I have been writing in this blog that Sanskrit and Tamil were the two languages that gave birth to other ancient languages. Tamil and Sanskrit came from one source, Lord Shiva, according to Tamil poets. Because they had the same morphological structure Agastya Rishi from the Himalayas came and codified the first grammar book for Tamil. This is also not disputed by anyone. From Kalidasa’s Raguvamsa to the greatest modern Tamil poet Bharati we read about Tamil-Pandya-Agastya connection.

Even before Alexander’s invasion Tamil words are found in Greek. Common origin of Sanskrit and Greek are accepted by all world scholars. My theory is Tamil also belonged to same root and the case suffixes and the Sandhi Rules (Joining rules) are unique to Tamil and Sanskrit.

12.Tamil words in Greek

I have already listed in my earlier posts the following words:

Paleo (Pazaiaya in Tamil), Tele (Tholai), Nereids/water nymphs (Neer), Oryza (Arisi), Odometer (Odu), Syrinx (Suranga), Dolia (Thaazi), Penelope (Nappinnai, Pene=Pinnu),

Amphorae (ambanam, ambaaram), Alpha  (A, Aa), Pepper (Pippali), Tyrannos (Thiram), Pathos (Padu, Vathai), Anthropo (Aan, Andiran/Indra, Andrew), Cheir (Kai), Paidi (paiyan=page in English), Mega (Maha, Maa).,

Apart from these words, Sandal, Ginger, Malapathram (cinnamon), Ezini (yavanika/curtain), Hora (hour, Orai in Tamil), Gala (Halu in Kannada Paal in Tamil) and many more words are referred to by other scholars.

A Tamil-Sanskrit root word can branch out in only two ways and it is seen in ,

Pathos – Padu, Pattaaan in Tamil and Vathai in Sanskrit

Anthropo – Aan, Andiran in Tamil and Indra in Sanskrit

Sandal – Saanthu in Tamil, Chandan in Sanskrit.

Une – Eka – Eine – One in Tamil, Eka in Sanskrit

Mega – Maha- Maa in Tamil

If we follow this pattern, we can trace most of the ancient word to either Sanskrit or Tamil.

That means the world became civilized by Sanskrit and Tamil contacts. Hindus migrated to other parts of the world from India and spread the culture.

13.YAVANAS/GREEKS are HINDUS says Mahabharata.

Greeks, Egyptians, Sumerians, Mayans say that they came to the land from elsewhere. But the only people in the world who say they are the sons of the soil are Hindus. Vedic scriptures and later Sangam books never talked about outward origin or migration into India. Hindu scripture said that even Devas (heavenly angels) wanted to be born in India.,

About Tamil literary references to Yavana guards, Yavana Colonies, Yavana lamps, Yavana wine, Yavana architects, Yavana mystic Oracles etc I have posted several articles here.

Hindu scripture say that all races Yavanas, Sakas/scythyans, Kambojas, Dravidians, Pahrlavas/Iranians and many other people came from Divine Cow- Kama dhenu. They consider all the world comprise only Hindus. But the scripture say that they did not follow all the rules of Vedas or they were born to mixed caste/ race couples. This is very unique. They say all came from the same source. If we apply it to their speeches, naturally they should have spoken only one language!

14.Yet another proof of Vedic Hindus’ expansion is seen in the names of the first Kings: India- Manu, Egypt- Manu/Menes, Greece – Manu/Minos

15.Here is a sloka from Mahabharata first book Adi Parvam:-

Yados tu yaadavaa jaataas turvasor yavanaahaa sutaahaa

Druhyor api sutaa bhojaa anos tu mlecchajaatayaha


Van Buitenen translation –,

From Yadu sprang the Yadava;  Turvasu’s sons are known as the Yavanas; Druhyu’s sons became the Bhojas;  Anu’s, the tribes of the Barbarians.

Mlecchas are also Vedic people.

Vedas mention Pancha Janaahaa/ Five groups. They are

Yadu, Turvasu, Druhyu, Anu and Puru.

There are lot of references to Yavanas/Greeks. I will give the translation of a few more slokas/couplets  below:-

Visvamitra , while still a king, tries to take the sage Vasistha’s cow Kaamadhenu . 1-165-35

Then Vasistha became angry and cursed Visvamitra and the cow produced troops to drive away the enemies.

“From her/cow’s horse she created the Pahlavas; the Sabaras and Sakas from the dung; from her urine she created the  Yavanas, as she well high swooned with rage. From her foam she brought forth the Pundras, Kiratas, Dramidas, Simhalas,  Barbaras, Daradas and Mlecchas. And when she brought forth these manifold hosts of  Barbarians clad in their manifold armour and brandishing arms , she scattered with her furious troops that large enemy before Visvamitra’s eyes”.

Hindus always speak in symbolic language. Because of Kamadhenu there was a clash and as a result of which these people sided with Visvamitra, but defeated by Vasistha’s troops–  is the hidden message

16.What we have to see here is that the sloka mentioned all the Vedic tribes came from one source- the Divine Cow. And all parts of cow except the front are sacred to Hindus. No one came from the front part of the cow. Hindus even today touch the backside of the cows and worship them. They show the backside (arse) of the cow to the god in all the temples in the early morning .They use the cow dung and urine for purification. Cow’s urine and dung have anti-bacterial medical properties. All are our people is the simple message conveyed through this story.,

(Pahlavas- Iranians, Barbarians- Babylonians, Darads- Tartarians, Kiratas-Chinese, Yavanas- Greeks/Romans, Dravidas- South Indians etc).

Later when the Hindus spread about to different parts of the world, they slowly adopted other local customs.

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Xxx subham xxx



Post No.7454

Date uploaded in London – 14 January 2020

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Hundreds of Sanskrit words found in the RIG VEDA , the oldest book in the world, are used by us today. They are found in 2000 year old Sangam Tamil literature and later Indian languages. Nemi which means Wheel is found in the . Rig Veda and Sangam Tamil literature. But this word has extended meaning , mainly the God who holds Sudarsana Chakra, ie.Vishnu/Krishna. It  is also found in Sangam Tamil literature.

It has other meanings such as Chakra/Indra, Varuna, Sun, sea, wheel of a Chariot, Chakravarti/emperor, chariot etc.

Indus-Sarasvati Civilization has many symbols in the shape of a wheel. So it is interesting to study the symbol. It may mean any one of the above meanings or the sound, if we believe the Indus language is phonetic. Many scholars believe it is logo-syllabic and not phonetic.

I have already written one article many years ago saying that the elephant with a person standing on it with wheel symbol is Indra. Indra’s name is Wheel/chakra and his Vahana is Airvavatha elephant.

Let me give the Vedic and Tamil references of NEMI first:-

Rig Veda  1-32-15; 1-141-9; 2-5-3; 5-13-6; 7-32-20; 8-46-23; 8-75-5 and many other places in later Vedic literature.

Linking Chakra/wheel with the Chakravarti/emperor is a unique Hindu concept. The Vedic concept is found in later Tamil Sangam poems. There’ Aazi’ is used for chakra. Strange coincidence is  Tamil ‘Aazi ‘and Sanskrit ‘Chakra’ mean sea as well. If we continue our research we may find more meanings. In the oldest part of the Vedas, Nemi meant wheel, particularly of Ratha/ Chariot.,

Nemi is found in the following places in Sangam Tamil literature:–

Akananuru.14-19, 175-14, 251-13, 324-11, 400-21.

Kalitokai .104-9; Kuruntokai.189-3, 227-1, 36-4, . Narrinai .394-5.

Paripatal.1-55, 3-94, 13-6, 9, 15-3, 19-46;

Purananuru .3-4, 17-7.,

In Purananuru verse 58- Nemiyon refers to the holder of the wheel -Lord Krishna. In Kalitokai, Nemiyaan refers to Vishnu with the wheel.

In short NEMI is connected with Vishnu or Emperor. Thus it is interesting to connect  Indus- Sarasvati civilisation with Nemi. Among the ancient civilisations all foreign encyclopedias and history books written by the British, which is followed in Indian educational institutions until today, India is the only country that has no kings for 2000 years! They wrote that we had kings only from the period of Buddha. They ignored all the kings mentioned in Vedic literature and Hindu Puranas. It is an urgent task to rewrite our history.

Neminatha -Indus connection

Some years ago we read that the submarine archaeologists  have discovered the Dwaraka port that was devoured by the sea long ago. Historians dated it around Indus Sarasvati Riverbed civilization period. Hindu Puranas say that the city Dwaraka went under the sea after the demise of Lord Krishna around 3100 BCE. We had very well developed transport facilities then because Krishna shuttled between Dwaraka and Mathura. They were 700 miles apart. More over we read about Krishna’s Naval Expeditions in the Puranas. Along with this we read about Krishna’s cousin and the 22nd Tithankara Neminatha lived in the same city. His father’s name Samudravijaya shows that he was a sea merchant like the Ma Nayaka of Tamil epic Silappadikaram. Looking with this background we should study Jain literature, particularly the activities of Neminatha and his family in sea side port. Neminatha’s brother was called Rathanemi (Chariot wheel).


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Art and literature in South India attained fulness and freedom of expression in the Vijayanagara epoch.

Gangadevi was the queen of Kumara Kampanna who conquered Shambuvaraya and Sultan of Madurai in 1361 CE, and brought thereby the whole of Tamil country as far as Rameswaram under Vijayanagar Empire.

Gangadevi was well educated and a talented woman and she accompanied her husband Kumara Kampanna to the South during his expeditions. She wrote a fine Sanskrit epic called the Mathura Vijayam describing the heroic deeds of her husband. In the eulogy on poets at the beginning of the book, she gives considerable prominence to the Sanskrit poets of the Telugu country such as Agastya, Gangadhara and Viswanatha, and the last of whom was her Guru/preceptor. Special interest is attached to the poet Tikkaya “whose poetry resembles the moonlight, drunk with avidity by thirsty poets like chakora birds”.  This Tikkaya is none other than the famous Tikkana Somayaji, the author of fifteen out of the eighteen parvans/books of the Telugu Mahabharata . it is obvious that Gangadevi, the pupil of Viswanatha and an admirer of Tikkana Somayaji’s poetry is a Telugu princess.

The Mathura Vijayam is a historical epic , which describes Kampannas’s victories in the Tamil country. Its value as a source book of early history Vijayanagara history cannot easily be overestimated.  As a poetess Gangadevi takes a high rank; she is perhaps the greatest of women writers of South India who chose Sanskrit as the vehicle of expression. The appraisement of her work by editors may be quoted here with advantage –

“The work is in the form of a classical Kavya , conforming to the rules laid down in the treatises on poetics and containing the usual lengthy of the seasons , the twilight, the rising of the moon and other necessary topics. The authoress writes in the Vaidharbi style , and her thoughts which  flow with ease and simplicity , are clothed in diction at once beautiful and charming. Her similes are grand and drawn direct from nature, with none of the conventional pedantry of grammar or rhetoric which so largely spoils the productions of later-day poets. she has adopted certain scenes and descriptions which are favourite with Kalidasa, but they are transformed at the mint of her imagination and invested with new significance.



Unlike Gangadevi,  Molla (1440-1530 CE) was not a lady of royal rank. She was of humble origin, being the daughter of Keshava Shetti, a potter of Gopavaram , a few miles to the north of Nellore on the bank of river Pennai. Molla is the earliest and perhaps the greatest of the Telugu poetesses. Though her date is not definitely known, it is not at all unlikely she flourished in the palmy days of Emperor Krishnadevaraya  or a little earlier. In the eulogy on poets of her Ramayanam she refers to the famous poet Shrinatha , who lived in the closing years of fourteenth century or later. Nothing is known about her personal life except that she wrote Ramayanam.

Molla’s Ramayanam, though small in size , is a poem of considerable poetic excellence and literary merit. Until recently it used to be studied as a text book in village schools, where boys were taught to learn it by heart. Molla is a vigorous writer. Though simple, her style is dignified and her verse easy flowing and forcible. She is at her best in Sundara Kandam; the brief pen picture of Ravana , Hanuman ads Sita are unsurpassed in the whole range of Telugu literature. It is not known whether Molla wrote any other work; but her Ramayanam is enough to secure for her an abiding place in the galaxy of the immortals who enriched the Telugu language and literature.

(Note- Wikipedia has latest information from research scholars)

Source book

Great women of India, Advaita Ashrama,

Mayavati, Almora , Himalayas , 1953


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