Kerala in the Rigveda?Dakshina patha in the Rig Veda? No!!! (Post No.9421)

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Post No. 9421

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 Kerala, the ancient Chera country, is considered the Land of Parasurama. His hymn and His father Jamadagni’s hymns are in the Rig Veda. And 2000 year old Sangam Tamil literature also refer to Parasurama. He is one of the Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu. So we have to consider seriously a ‘hymn’ where Chera Nadu is mentioned in the Rig Veda, the oldest book in the world. Because of different interpretations, the hymn was not much debated or discussed. Now is the time to probe more into it.

Here is the ‘hymn’ and its different interpretations: –

P T Srinivasa Iyengar says in his History of the Tamils, the following. But there is no Rig Vedic Verse 7-101-14!!!!Probably he is misquoting:-

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TAMILS BOUGHT THEIR BRIDES 3000 YEARS AGO (Post No.9415)

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Post No. 9415

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IS THERE ANY RECORD OF TAMILS LIVING 3000 YEARS AGO IN ANY PART OF INDIA?

YES , WE HAVE IT AROUND 2850 YEARS AGO.

Did Panini who wrote the first grammar book in the world know South India? Is the question discussed by some who wrote about this issue. Though we have references to South Indian Kings in Ramayana and Mahabharata the date of the scriptures in its present forms is debatable. Panini did not give any grammatical rules quoting South India or the Tamils in particular.

But Katyayana Vararuchi who made notes on Panini’s work refers to Codas, i.e.Chozas and Pandyas. Later Asokan Inscriptions also

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Age of Panini and his Knowledge about South India (Post No.7222)

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Date: 16 NOVEMBER 2019

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Post No. 7222

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The greatest grammarian the world has ever produced is Panini. His master piece Ashtadhyayi (literally Eight Chapters) is the creation of a great genius. Within 4000 sutras (pithy sayings with grammar rules) he has proved that Brevity is the soul of wit. No one else can say such rules in such a short sutras.

Panini’s knowledge about South India is taken as one of the factors to decide his age. Goldstucker and RG Bhandarkar placed him in the seventh century BCE. Others gave him various dates between 4th century BCE and seventh Century BCE. But his silence on Upanishads, Buddha, Mahavira etc place him definitely before Buddha.

Following is the dates given to Panini  by various scholars:-

Goldstucker – seventh century BCE

R G Bhandarkar – seventh century BCE

D R Bandarkar – middle of sixth century BCE

Charpentier – 500  BCE

H C Rayachaudhry –  later half of sixth century BCE.

Grierson – a century elapsed between Panini and Asokan inscriptions

Weber – post Alexander

Each one of them gave his own reasons to place him in the above periods .

PANINI AND SOUTH INDIA

Panini did not write about geography of India. But yet he gives the names of rivers, mountains and towns to illustrate some rules.

Panini besides referring to the seas and the islands lying near the coast and mid ocean, actually mentions the portion of country which lies between the  tropics as antar ayana desa. It can refer only to Deccan lying south of the Tropic of Cancer, which passes through Kachcha and Avanti.

Panini also knows of Asmaka on the banks of modern Godavari. He also refers to Kalinga. And people who lived before Panini also mentioned several places in the south. That indirectly proves that south India was known to them.

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