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King Sibi Manu Neeedhi Chola Sanatana Dharma

In Hinduism on August 22, 2014 at 11:53

The more one reads Sanskrit Literature,Tamil ,Puranas , Ramayana and Mahabharata, one finds a connection between the Sanatana Dharma and their Dravidian roots.

 

I have posted a few articles on this subject.

Trincomalee Temple.jpg.

Trincomalee Temple.

 

Of Lord Rama’s ancestor having lived in the south and migrated to  Ayodhya to establish the Kingdom.

 

Of a Chera King having participated in the Mahabharata  War,of his having performed Tharpana for  those killed in the Mahabharata war.

 

Of Arjuna marrying a Pandya Princess.

 

There is more,

 

Of King Sibi and Manu Needhi Chola.

 

King Sibi cut his own flesh to for a hawk to save a dove.

 

Many Needhi Cholan ran his son over for  rendering Justice to a Cow.

 

Cholas carry the name Chembian,  Tamil version of Sibi.

 

Sibi is dated  between c 100 C.E. to c. 1250 C.E.

 

Manu Needhi Cholan was also called Ellala’,one who ruled the Boundary’

 

He is reported to have expanded the Koneswaram Temple in Sr Lanka.

 

 

Developed from 205 BC, the original kovil combined key features to form its basic Dravidian temple plan, such as its thousand pillared hall – “Aayiram Kaal Mandapam” – and the Jagati expanded by King Elara Manu Needhi Cholan. Regarded as the greatest building of its age for its architecture, elaborate sculptural bas-relief ornamentation adorned a black granite megalith while its multiple gold plated gopuram towers were expanded in the medieval period.(wiki)

 

Ellalan got the title Manu Needhi Cholan because he has executed his own son to provide justice to a Cow. Legend has it that the king hung a giant bell in front of his courtroom for anyone needing justice to ring. One day, he came out on hearing the ringing of the bell by a Cow. On enquiry he found that the Calf of that Cow was killed under the wheels of his chariot. In order to provide justice to the cow, he killed his own son Veedhividangan under the chariot as a punishment to himself i.e. make himself suffer as much as the cow.[5] Impressed by the justice of the king, Lord Shiva blessed him and brought back the calf and his son alive. He has been mentioned in theSilappatikaram and Periya Puranam.[6]His name has since then been used as a metaphor for fairness and justice in Tamil literature. His capital was Thiruvarur.

Chronicles such as the Yalpana Vaipava Malai and stone inscriptions like Konesar Kalvettu recount that Kulakkottan, an early Chola king and descendant of Manu Needhi Cholan, was the restorer of the ruined Koneswaram temple and tank at Trincomalee in 438 A.D., theMunneswaram temple of the west coast, and as the royal who settled ancient Vanniyars in the east of the island Eelam(wiki)

 

Manu Needhi ruled Sri Lanka as well.

 

References may be found in the Mahavamsa.

 

Buddha Jataka tales also refer to this

Manu Statue In Philippines Assembly Hindu Empire

In Hinduism on August 12, 2014 at 12:02

I am in the process of researching Human immigration in the world.

 

Hindu Deities Philipines,jpg

“Most of the folklore of the Philippines is of Hindu origin.” Sanskrit words are found in abundance in the local languages, indicating deep cultural and linguistic ties. Ramayana is still a popular play in some parts of the country. (image source: Hindu-Buddhist Art of Vietnam: Treasures from Champa – By Emmanuel Guillon)

 

Widely accepted theories are that

 

people migrated from Africa,

 

from south-east of Urals.

 

The movement of people into Europe is from Asia.

 

One wave settled in Spain,Africa.

 

The second wave consisting of Magyars, Bulgars settled in the countries which are called by these names now.

 

Hun wave also started from Asia.

 

The  movement from Urals resulted in Saraswati River valley, which later became the Vedic civilization of Mohenja Daro.

 

I am skeptical of these theories as they do not seem to be backed by adequate evidence.

 

By referring to Puarans, Archelogy.Linguistics and cultural affinity, the movement of humans seem to have been from India, that  too from the South.

 

I have posted some articles on this, under Hinduism

 

Satyavrata Manu, ancestor of Lord Rama, moved from the south to Ayodhya.

 

Please refer my post on this.

 

I am collecting information from the sources mentioned above.

 

I have been posting periodically the evidence of Hinduism and Hindu Culture throughout the world.

 

Now to the information of Hinduism being the first religion of Philippines.

 

Philippines was a part of Sri Vijaya Empire, based at Java.

 

Tamil literature speaks in detail about the  Sri Vijaya Empire and many tamil kings invaded this empire and some them even married princesses,

 

To signify this, Philipines has, Manu’s picture in the National Assembly of Philippines.

 

At present Manila is the capital of the Philippines. In the National Assembly Hall, behind the president’s seat, is a picture of Manu. Manu taught law to the Philippines, hence this picture. This shows the relation of the ancient Hindu culture to the Philippines.

When the Philippines drafted its Constitution, it placed the statue of Manu (the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race) in the National Assembly Hall with this inscription on its base: “The first, the greatest and the wisest law-giver of mankind.” Researches into the racial and cultural origins of the Philippines increasingly prove that it was colonized by some people in South India. In fact, the script of the Filipinos has some obvious similarities with that of South India. “Our dialects belong to the Dravidian family.” says Justice Romualdez. “The names of some places on the shores of Manila Bay and the coast of Luzon show their Sanskrit origin.”..

 

Dr Pardo de Tavera (1857 – 1925) has observed:

“It is impossible to believe that the Hindus, if they came only as merchants, however great their number, would have impressed themselves in such a way as to give to these islanders, the Philippines, the number and the kind of words, which they did give. These names of dignitaries,of caciques, of high functionaries of the court, of noble ladies, indicate that these high positions, with names of Sanskrit origin, were occupied at one time by men, who spoke that language. The words of similar origin, for objects of war, fortresses and battle songs, for designating objects of religious beliefs, for superstitions, emotions, feelings, industrial and farming activities, show us clearly that the warfare, religion, literature, industry and agriculture were at once time in the hands of the Hindus and that this race was effectively dominant in the Philippines.”

 

 

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In 1990, Antoon Postma, a Dutch expert in ancient Philippine scripts and Mangyan writing, and a long-time resident of the Philippines, translated the document that came to be known as the Laguna Copperplate Inscription (LCI). When he saw that the writing looked similar to the ancient Indonesian script called Kavi, and that the document bore a date from the ancient Sanskrit calendar, he enlisted the help of fellow Dutchman, Dr. Johann de Casparis, whose area of expertise was ancient Indonesia.

Casparis confirmed that the script and the words used in the Laguna document were exactly the same as those that were used on the island Java at the time stated in the document, which was the year 822, in the old Hindu calendar or the year 900 C.E. (Common Era) on our calendar.

In 1996, a Filipino history buff in California, Hector Santos, precisely converted the Sanskrit date over to our calendar by using astronomical software and some historical detective work. He determined that the Sanskrit date written on the plate was exactly Monday, April 21, 900 C.E.

 

swasti shaka warsatita 822 waisakha masa di(ng) jyotisa.

caturthi kresnapaksa somawara sana tatkala dayang angkatan lawan dengan ña sanak barngaran si bukah anak da dang hwan namwaran dibari waradana wi shuddhapattra ulih sang pamegat senapati di tundun barja(di) dang hwan nayaka tuhan pailah jayadewa.

di krama dang hwan namwaran dengan dang kayastha shuddha nu diparlappas hutang da walenda kati 1 suwarna 8 dihadapan dang huwan nayaka tuhan puliran kasumuran.

dang hwan nayaka tuhan pailah barjadi ganashakti. dang hwan nayaka tuhan binwangan barjadi bishruta tathapi sadana sanak kapawaris ulih sang pamegat dewata [ba]rjadi sang pamegat medang dari bhaktinda diparhulun sang pamegat. ya makaña sadaña anak cucu dang hwan namwaran shuddha ya kapawaris dihutang da dang hwan namwaran di sang pamegat dewata.

ini grang syat syapanta ha pashkat ding ari kamudyan ada grang urang barujara welung lappas hutang da dang hwa

Long Live! Year of Siyaka 822, month of Waisaka, according to astronomy. The fourth day of the waning moon, Monday. On this occasion, Lady Angkatan, and her brother whose name is Buka, the children of the Honourable Namwaran, were awarded a document of complete pardon from the Commander in Chief of Tundun, represented by the Lord Minister of Pailah, Jayadewa.

By this order, through the scribe, the Honourable Namwaran has been forgiven of all and is released from his debts and arrears of 1 katî and 8 suwarnabefore the Honourable Lord Minister of Puliran, Ka Sumuran by the authority of the Lord Minister of Pailah.

Because of his faithful service as a subject of the Chief, the Honourable and widely renowned Lord Minister of Binwangan recognized all the living relatives of Namwaran who were claimed by the Chief of Dewata, represented by the Chief of Medang.

Yes, therefore the living descendants of the Honourable Namwaran are forgiven, indeed, of any and all debts of the Honourable Namwaran to the Chief of Dewata.

This, in any case, shall declare to whomever henceforth that on some future day should there be a man who claims that no release from the debt of the Honourable…

 

 

Citation and more information at.

http://vedicempire.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103&Itemid=9

Ramayana’s Best Sloka

In Hinduism on August 1, 2014 at 09:52

There is a Legend that Varauchi,who was in King Vikramaditya’s Court and A great Sanskrit scholar as asked to pick the best sloka in the Ramayana, which has 24,000 slokas, couplets.

 

Lord Rama.jpg

Lord Rama.

 

He is reported to have found it, from the Ghosts in a Tree, who were talking among themselves.

 

This is the Best Sloka of Ramayana, found by Vararauchi,

 

Ayodhya Kanda, 40 Sarga, 9 Sloka

रामम् दशरथम् विद्धि माम् विद्धि जनक आत्मजाम् |
अयोध्याम् अटवीम् विद्धि गच्च तात यथा सुखम् || २-४०-९

It has 3 meanings as follows.
Meaning 1:”Know Rama to be Dasaratha. Look upon Seetha the daughter of Janaka as myself. Consider the forest as Ayodhya and depart happily, my son!”
Meaning 2: Know Rama is one with 10 avtharas (Vishnu) Know Seetha as Lakshmi (Mam) and Know Forest as Ayodya (Un conquerable-Vaikunta) and depart happily
Meaning 3: Consider Dasaratha as Dead, consider me as departed to my maternal home (as widow), and forget Ayodya and depart happily.

Babur Demolished Rama Birth Place 1528 AD ,Tulsidas

In Hinduism on July 31, 2014 at 08:15

The issue of Rama Janmabhoomi-that of Lord Rama‘s Birth place-having been demolished by the Moghul Emperor Babur  is very sensitive in the sense

that the ‘Secular Indians” (?) do not want to talk about History.

 

Lot of references quoted against this fact.

 

 

How about what a contemporary of Babur has to say on this?

 

I am talking about Sri.Tulsdas of Sri Ramacharita Manas.

 

He states   who and how the Rama Janmabhoomi was demolished by ‘Yavanas'(Mohammedans) in his works.

 

 

‘Yavans’

(barbarians /Mohammedans) ridicule hymns, several

Upnishads and treatises like Brahmans, Puranas, Itihas

(histories) etc. and also the Hindu society (orthodox

religion) having faith in them. They exploit the Hindu

society in different ways.

 

 

Goswami Tulsi Das says that forcible attempts are

being made by Muslims to expel the followers of Hinduism

from their own native place (country), forcibly divesting

them of their Shikha (lock of hair on the crown of head)

and ‘Yagyopaveet’ (sacrificial thread) and causing them to

deviate from their religion……(Tulsishatak)

 

Goswami Ji

says that he indulged in gruesome genocide of the natives

of that place (followers of Hinduism), using sword (army).

Gowami Tulsi Das Ji says that countless atrocities

were committed by foolish ‘Yavans’ (Mohammedans) in

Awadh (Ayodhya) in and around the summer of Samvat

1585, that is, 1528 AD (Samvat 1585- 57=1528 AD).

 

 

Describing the attack made by ‘Yavans’, that is,

Mohammedans on Sri Ramjanambhumi temple, Tulsi Das

Ji says that after a number of Hindus had been mercilessly

killed, Sri Ram Janam Bhumi temple was broken to make it

a mosque.

 

Looking at the ruthless killing of Hindus, Tulsi Ji

says that his heart felt aggrieved, that is, it began to weep,

and on account of incident it continues to writhe in pain.

 

 

Seeing the mosque constructed by Mir Baqi in

Awadh, that is, Ayodhya in the wake of demolition of Sri

Ram Janam Bhumi temple preceded by the grisly killing of

followers of Hinduism having faith in Rama and also

seeing the bad plight of the temple of his favoured deity

Rama, the heart of Tulsi began to always cry tearfully for

Raghuraj (the most revered among the scions of the Raghu

Dynasty).

 

Being aggrieved thereby, submitting himself to

the will of Sri Rama, he shouted: O Ram ! Save….Save…

Tulsi Das Ji says that the mosque was constructed by

the wicked Mir Baqi after demolishing Sri Ram Janam

Bhumi temple, situated in the middle of Awadh, that is,

 

 

Tulsi Das Ji says that the Quran as well as Ajaan call

is heard from the holy place of Sri Ram Janam Bhumi,

where discourses from Shrutis, Vedas, Puranas, Upnishads

etc. used to be always heard and which used to be

constantly reverberated with sweet sound of bells.”

 

Date of Tulsidas.

 

Goswami Tulsidas; 1497/1532–1623)

 

Date of Babur.

 

Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur (14 February 1483 – 26 December 1530.

 

Citation.

 

http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.in/2010/10/demolition-of-ram-janma-bhumi-as.html

Vibhishana Married Mandodari Ramayana

In Hinduism on July 28, 2014 at 19:07

There are various versions of the Ramayana.

There are some variations in the narrations among them.

Most notable among them, I thought was the one, which states that it was not the real Sita but Maya Sita.

But, Mandodari, who is considered to be a Chaste woman and kept on par with Arundhathi, Vasishta’s wife as a model of Faithful wives got married to Vibhishana, after Ravanas’ death, at the instance of Lord Rama.

 

Mandodari Mourns Ravana's Death.jpg

Queen Mandodari and the women of Lanka mourning the death of Ravana. Bas-relief of 9th century Prambanan temple, Java, Indonesia

 

This is from the Rama charita Manas by Tulsidas.

 

Mandodari was considered as one among the Pachkanya who were known for their chastity.

 

Ahalyā draupadi kuntī tārā mandodari tathā
pañcakanyā smarenityaṃ mahapātaka nāśanaṃ

Remembering ever the virgins five -Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari
Destroys the greatest of sins.

 

“After the death of Ravana, Rama advises Vibhishana to take Mandodari as his wife, even though he already has a wife. A theory suggests that Ravana’s race may have had matrilineal families and thus, to restore order in the kingdom after Ravana’s death, it was necessary for Vibhishana to marry the reigning queen to get the right to rule.[13] Another theory suggests it may be a non-Aryan custom to marry the reigning queen.[12] The marriage between Mandodari and Vibhishana is purely an “act of statesmanship”, rather than a marriage based on their “mutual sexual interference”.[13]Mandodari may have agreed to marry Vibhishana, her younger brother-in-law, as this would lead the kingdom to prosperity and stability as allies of Rama’s Ayodhya, and she would continue to have a say in governance.[12] Another reason for the marriage is as an alternative to suicide for the widowed Mandodari, which is averted by Rama.

Adbuda Ramayana states that Mandodari was the Mother of Sita.

 

The Adbhuta Ramayana narrates: Ravana used to store the blood of sages he killed in a large pot. The sage Gritsamada was practicing penance to acquire the goddess Lakshmi as his daughter. He stored milk from Darbha grass and purified it with mantras in a pot so that Lakshmi would inhabit it. Ravana poured the milk from this pot into his blood pot. Mandodari is frustrated seeing the evil deeds of Ravana, so she decides to commit suicide by drinking the contents of the blood-pot, which is described to be more poisonous than poison. Instead of dying, Mandodari gets pregnant with the incarnation of Lakshmi due to the power of Gritsamada’s milk. Mandodari buries the foetus inKurukshetra, where it is discovered by Janaka, who named her Sita.

 

Valmiki’s Ramayana does not say anything to this effect.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandodari

 

Mandodari married Vibhishana Ramaharitamanas Link.

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=UT_tq0ilv88C&pg=PA25&dq=SUGRIVA+AND+VIBHISHANA&lr=&num=100&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U2TMN1d4pbSKEn9HSo7XcOpWm9lVA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=SUGRIVA%20AND%20VIBHISHANA&f=false

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