If there is one One culture ,One advanced civilization that matches the Sanatana Dharma, it is the Tamil Culture, Literature .
It has been in existence for such a long period that the Vedas and Puranas quote Tamil language,Culture,Spices,Pearls,Elephant Tusks, Tamil Scholars.
Valmiki has written a Tamil Classic,Vanmikar Arupthu,Vlmiki’s Sixty, a work dealing with practical life and Philosophy.
Ramayana describes the princes from Tail Kingdom being present in Sita’s Swamvar.
Mahabharata speaks similarly on Draupadi’s Swayamvar.
Chera King Udiyan Chralathan fed both the Panadava and kaurava Armies during the Mahabharata War.
The Pandya King fought along with the Pandavas as the Pandya Princess was married to Arjuna.
Krishna married a Pandyan Princess,Pandyah, Megasthanes says and had a daughter through her.
Arjuna married a Pandya Princess and had a son Babruvahana, who was the only person who killed Arjuna,that Arjuna was revived is another matter.
In its turn Tamil quotes extensively the Vedas.
A King Sibi was the ancestor of Rama.
There are numerous references that speak of the close relationship of the South Dravida with the Sanatana Dharma.
I have posted extensively on this in posts where it is warranted(Under Hinduism/Tamils)
I have posted an article, based on archeological, geographical evidence that Lord Rama’s ancestor Vaivaswatha Manu migrated from the South to Ayodhya to found his kingdom.
Shiva with his son Ganesha left by the Arabian sea towards the middle east.
Now let us consider the following .
Tamil People settlement dates back to Palaeolithic Age.
That is Prehistoric Age, 1,510,000 BCE until around 3000 BCE.
A discovery of a rare fossilized baby brain in Viluppuram district, by a team of archeologists was reported in April 2003, It is estimated to be about 187,000 years – 200,000 years or older.
Then came the Neolithic and Iron Ages.
Considering the fact that Sibi and manu Needi were Cholas and are quoted by extensively by Puranas and Tamil Literature, there is definitely a possibility that the Cholas descended from the Solar Dynasty.
Cross checking with the Thirvalangadu Copperplate, the Dynasty of the Tamil Kings are traced back to Solar Dynasty.
Genealogy from the Chola Inscriptions.
- Suraguru (Mrityujit)
- Vasu (Uparichara)
Genealogy from the Purana Timeline.
- Eri Oliyan Vaendhi C. 3020 BCE
- Maandhuvaazhi C. 2980 BCE
- El Mei Nannan C. 2945 BCE
- Keezhai Kinjuvan C. 2995 BCE
- Vazhisai Nannan C. 2865 BCE
- Mei Kiyagusi Aerru C. 2820 BCE
- Aai Kuzhi Agusi Aerru C. 2810 BCE
- Thizhagan Maandhi C. 2800 BCE
- Maandhi Vaelan C. 2770 BCE
- Aai Adumban C. 2725 BCE
- Aai Nedun jaet chozha thagaiyan C. 2710 BCE
- El Mei Agguvan a.k.a. Keezh nedu mannan C. 2680 BCE
- Mudiko Mei Kaalaiyam Thagaiyan C. 2650 BCE
- Ilangok keezh kaalaiyan thagaiyan a.k.a. Ilangeezh nannan C. 2645 BCE -start of Kadamba lineage by his brother Aai Keezh Nannan
- Kaalaiyan gudingyan C. 2630 BCE
- Nedun gaalayan dhagayan C. 2615 BCE
- Vaengai nedu vael varaiyan C.2614 BCE
- Vaet kaal kudingyan C. 2600 BCE
- Maei Ila vael varaiyan C. 2590 BCE
- Sibi Vendhi C. 2580 BCE
- Paru nonji chaamazhingyan C. 2535 BCE
- Vaeqratrtri chembiya chozhan C. 2525 BCE
- Saamazhi chozhiya vaelaan C. 2515 BCE
- Uthi ven gaalai thagan C. 2495 BCE
- Nannan that kaalai thagan C. 2475 BCE
- Vel vaen mindi C. 2445 BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 2415 BCE
- Nedu nonji Vendhi C. 2375 BCE
- Maei Vael paqratrtri C. 2330 BCE
- Aai Perun thoan nonji C. 2315 BCE
- Kudiko pungi C. 2275 BCE
- Perun goep poguvan C. 2250 BCE
- Koeth thatrtri C. 2195 BCE
- Vadi sembiyan C. 2160 BCE
- Aalam poguvan C. 2110 BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 2085 BCE
- Perum paeyar poguvan C. 2056 BCE
- Kadun jembiyan C. 2033 BCE
- Nedun kathan C. 2015 BCE
- Paru nakkan C. 1960 BCE
- Vani sembiyan C. 1927 BCE
- Udha chira mondhuvan C. 1902 BCE
- Perun kaththan C. 1875 BCE
- Kadun kandhalan C. 1860 BCE
- Nakka monjuvan C. 1799 BCE
- Maarko vael Maandhuvan Aaththikko C. 1786 BCE
- Musukunthan Vaendhi C. 1753 BCE
- Peru nakkan Thatrtri C. 1723 BCE
- Vaer kaththan C. 1703 BCE
- Ambalaththu Irumundruvan C. 1682 BCE
- Kaari mondhuvan C. 1640 BCE
- Vennakkan Thatrtri C. 1615 BCE
- Maarko chunthuvan C. 1565 BCE
- Vaer parunthoan mundruvan C. 1520 BCE
- Udhan kaththan C. 1455 BCE
- Kaariko sunthuvan C. 1440 BCE
- Vendri nungunan C. 1396 BCE
- Mondhuvan Vendhi C. 1376 BCE
- Kaandhaman C. 1359 BCE
- Mundruvan Vendhi C. 1337 BCE
- Kaandhaman C. 1297 BCE
- Monjuvan Vendhi C. 1276 BCE
- Ani sembiyan C. 1259 BCE
- Nungunan Vendhi C. 1245 BCE
- Maarkop perum Cenni C. 1229 BCE
- Monjuvan Nanvendhi C. 1180 BCE
- Kop perunar chenni C. 1170 BCE
- Monthuvan jembiyan C. 1145 BCE
- Narchenni C. 1105 BCE
- Caet chembiyan C. 1095 BCE
- Nakkar chenni C. 1060 BCE
- Parun jembiyan C.1045 BCE
- Venjenni C. 998 BCE
- Musugunthan C. 989 BCE
- Maarkop perun jembiyan C. 960 BCE
- Nedunjenni C.935 BCE
- Thatchembiyan C. 915 BCE
- Ambalaththu iruvaer chembiyan C. 895 BCE
- Kaariko chenni C. 865 BCE
- Venvaer chenni C. 830 BCE
- Kaandhaman, C. 788 BCE
- Kaandhalan C. 721 BCE
- Caetchenni C. 698 BCE
- Vani nungunan C. 680 BCE
- Mudhu sembiyan Vendhi C. 640 BCE
- Peelan jembiyach chozhiyan C. 615 BCE
- Maeyan gadungo C. 590 BCE
- Thiththan C. 570 BCE
- Perunar killi Porvaiko C. 515 BCE
- Kadu mundruvan C. 496 BCE
- Kopperunjozhan C. 495 BCE
- Narkilli Mudiththalai C. 480 BCE
- Thevvan go chozhan C. 465 BCE
- Naran jembiyan C. 455 BCE
- Nakkam peela valavan C. 440 BCE
- Iniyan thevvan jenni C. 410 BCE
- Varcembiyan C. 395BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 386 BCE
- Nakkan aran jozhan C. 345 BCE
- Ambalathu irungoch chenni C. 330 BCE
- Perunar killi C. 316 BCE
- Kochaet Cenni C. 286 BCE
- Cerupazhi Erinda Ilanjaetcenni, C. 275 BCE
- Nedungop perunkilli C. 220 BCE
- Cenni Ellagan C. 205 BCE
- Perun gilli C. 165 BCE
- Kopperun jozhiyav ilanjaetcenni C. 140 BCE
- Perunar killi Mudiththalai ko C. 120 BCE
- PerumpootCenni C. 100 BCE
- Ilam perunjenni C. 100 BCE
- Perungilli Vendhi aka Karikaalan I C. 70 BCE
- Nedumudi Killi C. 35 BCE
- Ilavanthigaipalli Thunjiya Maei Nalangilli Caet Cenni, C. 20 BCE
- Aai Vaenalangilli C. 15 BCE
- Uruvapakraer Ilanjaetcenni, C. 10 – 16 CE
- 16 CE – 30 CE Kingdom ruled by a series of Uraiyur chieftains
- Karikaalan II Peruvalaththaan, C. 31 CE
- Vaer paqradakkai Perunar killi, C. 99 CE
- Perun thiru mavalavan, Kuraapalli Thunjiya C. 99 CE
- Nalangilli C. 111 CE
- Perunarkilli, Kula mutrtraththu Thunjiya C. 120 CE
- Perunarkilli, Irasasuya vaetta C. 143 CE
- Vael kadunkilli C. 192 CE
- Kochenganaan C. 220 CE
- Nalluruththiran C. 245 CE
Many scholars dispute this despite evidence from from the Puranas and Chola Inscriptions.
Purana evidence is disputed despite the fact the geographical features mentioned in them, Kings reign tally with other verified facts and accredited by archeology.
Chola inscription are also not due credence because it happens to be excavated mostly by Indians and it does not agree with the concocted story of Aryan Invasion Theory.
What a scholarship!
The fact that Ramas’ ancestor was from the South, the Floods mentioned in the Tamil Classics tally with this event, I am of the opinion that the Cholas descended from te common parentage of Lord Rama.
One group migrated to North, another towards the Middle-east and yet another survived and stayed back in the south.
* I will be tracing the Pandya and Chra Dynasty as well.
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