Agastya Canopus Validates Sanatan Dharma Tamil Dates

Sage Agasthya is mentioned in the Rig Veda : in fact he authored hymns 166-190.


He is also mentioned in Tamil Literature, Sangam as well as later works in Tamil.


Star Canopus, Agasthya.jpg
Star Canopus, Agasthya.


He is credited with the firs grammar book in Tamil,Agathiyam, which was followed by Tholkappiyar later by about 300 years(there is some discussion on this).


The Agastya mentioned in Tamil has been dated somewhere around 3000-5000 BC.


On the other hand, the Agasthya mentioned in the Vedas, Puranas ,Ramayana and Mahabharata is dated earlier.


Agasthya was the one who taught the Adhitya Hrudaya stotra to Lord Rama in the battle field .


Mahabharata recounts the story of Agasthya, Ilvala and Vatapi:Vatapi was swallowed by Agasthya.


Tamil literature says that he was entrusted with the task of spreading Tamil by Lord Shiva who is believed  to have founded Tamil and Shiva was the Chief of the First Tamil Conclave at Then Madurai, which was swallowed by a Tsunami.


This event concurs more with the Times of Ramayana than with the Mahabharata.


Even then this can not account for Agasthya being mentioned in the Rig Veda.


Though earlier studies have indicated that the Rig Veda was composed around 5000 BC, latest researches say that it was composed much earlier, some 25000 years earlier.Please read y post on this.


There are indications that the Rig Veda might have been composed in the Arctic.


I have an article on this.


So we have a confusion.


What is the date of Agasthya?


5000 BC or 25000 BC?


There is also a view that there were more than one Agastya.


Comparison of works in Tamil by Agastya nail this lie perpetrated by the West to misinform the world about the antiquity of Sanatana Dharma and Tamil.


There was only one Agastya. who composed the Rig Vedic Hymns and Tamil Classic Agathiyam.


How does one reconcile this anomaly in dates?


By Astronomy.


Legend of Agasthya states that as he was traveling from the North towards the South, he had to cross the Vindhya Mountains, which was growing quite tall to compete with the Himalayas and it was feared that it would affect the Skyline(Heavens).


The Devas represented this to Agasthya who was the Guru, Teacher of Vindhyas.


So when Agasthya crossed the Vindhyas,it prostrated before Agasthya as a mark of respect and Agastya told the mountain to remain in that position to enable him to cross and recross.


Agasthya crossed over to the south and did not return to the North by Land.


And the Vindhyas remained prostrated.


( Sage Agasthya traveled to the North from the South by the Sea)  .


There is a Star called Agasthya in Hinduism and it is referred as having been sighted by Agastya; in fact it is named as Agasthya.


It is the Star Canopus.


it is possible to
find the epoch
of Agastya’s crossing the Vindhyas.
Here we have a clue that Canopus, the
second brightest star in the night sky, is
called Agastya in India. This star is close
to the ecliptic south pole, having an
ecliptic latitude of–76°. As the celestial
poles go round the cliptic poles due to the
phenomenon of precession of the earth’s
axis of rotation, this star becomes visible
from different latitudes on the globe at
different times. If we assume that for a
star to be visible at a place its altitude at
the meridian passage should be at least5°
, then calculations give the visibility
curve for Agastya (Canopus), as shown
in Figure 1 for the various epochs from
12,000 BC to AD 12,000. We see e
after, as it was brought more and
more northwards by precession, it became visible at various places in India, as
shown in Figure 1. It became visible in the east coast (in the present
Chennai region) in 8500 BC
, and in the present day
Hyderabad in 7200 BC
, in the Vindhya region in 5200 BC at Delhi in 3100 BC.
At present it is visible from most
parts of India for longer or shorter durations. This cycle will repeat after every
25,725 years.
If sage Agastya was the first to cross
the Vindhyas from the north, he would
have been the first northerner to see the
star. Hence the star has been named after
him, just as the Magellanic clouds in the
southern sky are named after the navigator Magellan,
who first saw them as he
sailed southwards.
This fixes an epoch of 5000 BC
for sage Agastya. This date is
based on the assumption that for a star to
be visible its meridian altitude has to be at least 5°
. If we make 8°meridian altitude as the criterion for visibility,
the date of Agastya would be shifted to about
4000 BC.
The dates 5000 and 4000 BC
should therefore bracket the probable epoch
of Agastya crossing the Vindhyan mountains.’
Consider these facts.
1.Some RigVeda Hymns were composed by Agasthya, which has been dated around 27000 earlier.
2.Agasthya is mentioned in The Ramayana, which quotes the Vedas.
Ramayana took place in the  Treta Yuga.
3.Agasthya legend is narrated in the Mahabharata, which took place in the Dwapara Yuga, which is sepaated fro Treta Yuga by thousands of years.
4.Tamil Classics quote Vedas, Vedas quote Tamil,Tamil is reported to have been founded by Agasthya and he had written the Tamil Classic Agathiyam.
5.Tamil dates back to over 25000 years according to latest archeological findings.
Please read my post on this filed under Hinduism,Tamils.
6.Star Canopus is visible once in 25, 725 Years.
Therefore, the Star should have been visible once in 25725 years as Celestial objects follow a regular cycle.
Canopus is mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Tamil Literature
And Agasthya is one person.
He should have existed at some point of time every 25725 years, at least once.
The Time scale of Hindus is four Yugas.
Four Yugas of Hinduism.png
Four Yugas of Hinduism

One Canopus sighting per 25, 000 years .


Each Yuga should have had as many Sightings of Canopus as there are/were 250000 Years.


Conjoin this with Cyclic Theory of Time according to Hinduism which is now being accepted as a reasonable estimate of Time scale.


Please read y post on the Cyclic theory of Time, under Astrophysics.


We arrive at the conclusions.


1.Agasthya existed in Ramayana, Purana ,Mahabharata and Times.


He also existed at the time quoted by Tamil Classics.


2.This validates that Tamil and Sanatana Dharma were interlinked.


3.That Time is Cyclic and the events occur in Cycles.


4.Tamil Language is as old as Sanskrit.


5..Agasthya existed around 5000 BC and around 25725 years before that.


Citation. Check for Images , calculations.


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