Cheras, on a Roll till the Rise of the Chozhas
For most of the hoary past recorded in available and lost Tamil Sangam literature and corroborated in Sanskrit lore as well, the Tamil country was ruled by three royal clans, the Chozhas, the Cheras and the Pandyas.
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Why refer to legends at all?
Before proceeding to our next topic, the Chozha and the Pandya connections of Keralite kings, I wish to answer the question, ‘Why should we refer at all to legends, when it is historic events that we are interested in?’
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Prehistory and Legends of Kerala
There is a reference to the Kerala regions in the Kishkindha Kanda of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana of Valmiki. This is in the context of King Sugriva briefing his messengers about regions lying south of their kingdom where they can look for Sita. In an earlier blog, I have speculated that the Ramayana story taken along with Gauda-Saraswatiya and Nambudiri traditional lore probably indicated that the Konkana-Kerala coastal region west of the Sahya mountains could have been reclaimed from the sea at a time within the interval between the Bala Kanda and Kishkindha Kanda periods in Dasarathi Rama’s life in India’s very ancient history.
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This paper aims at bringing out, through archaeological evidences and references, the history of the evolution of Hinduism. It attempts to present the features of the religion that have withstood time and continue to be the living thread between antiquity and the present day.
This paper is divided into three parts. The first part would be presenting
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Sri Aurobindo represents the completest synthesis that has been realized to this day of the genius of Asia and the genius of Europe… Romain Rolland, French Vedantist and Nobel laureate.
Years ago I saw Aurobindo in the atmosphere of his earlier heroic youth and I sang to him, Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath. Today, I saw him in a deeper atmosphere of .. wisdom and again sang to him in silence, Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath! Rabindranath Tagore
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