The world of Siddhars is unique and their thought run parallel to Sanatana Dharma, if one were to go by their works.
Many thoughts found in their works are reflected in the Sanatana Dharma.
This could be because of the fact that we were fed the concocted History of India, where Tamil is portrayed as anti Sanatana Dharma,inimical to North.
Hence with this background one tends to think Tamil System of Tought is different from the Sanatana Dharma.
But my researches for the past six years show that this is not so.
One finds the echo in the other.
The problem is which preceded.
This seems difficult to fathom as the time frames are quite vast, running into thousands of years,
This BC, AD business has no relevance in Indian Thoughts because of its antiquity.
The Siddhas are realized souls who transcend Time and Space and they are believed and in many cased have been sen in Physical frame.
To cite a few, Babaji of Himalayas.Trilinga Swamigal, Kuzhandaianada Swamigal and many more from both he south and north of Vindhyas.
While the worship of Shiva has not been mentioned in the Vedas, the Tamils swear by it from their fist Grammar book, Tholkaappiyam.
Shiva is credited with the Creation of the Tamil language, with His son Lord Subrahmanya as his successor.
And Sage Agstya was entrusted with the job of nurturing Tamil.
Agastya is considered to be one of the early co-founders of Tamil, if the term could be used.
Agastya composed the first Tamil Grammar work called Agathiyam.
Agastya is a Siddha.
Bhogar, is the disciple of Agastya.
Bhogar installed the Idol of Lord Subrahmanya at Palani,Tamil Nadu with Nine poisonous herbs and this Idol is being worshiped even now and it is expected to last this Kaliyga, the prest aeon.
Bhogar was also a Yogin as the other other Siddhars..
He indulged in Astral Traveling, can use Transmigration at Will.
He is recorded to have been to Chile in South America.
This has been cited in their legends.(?)
Bhogar was also reported to have designed Aircraft for Traveling and used it.
I had written articles on the connection between the Tamil and the Aztecs,Mayas .
Kindly refer these Posts to have more information.
In one of his songs Bhoganāthar claims to have flown to China at one point in a sort of airplane which he built: he held discussions with Chinese Siddhas before returning to India (Kailasapathy, 1969, p. 197-211). His visit to South America has been confirmed by accounts left by the Muycas of Chile:
“Bocha, who gave laws to Muycas, was a white, bearded man, wearing long robes, who regulated the calendar, established festivals, and vanished in time like others (other remarkable teachers who had come across the Pacific according to numerous legends of Incas, Aztecs and Mayans).” (Lal 1965, p. 20)Citaitons.Material in this chapter is based upon the life story of the Siddha Bhoganāthar narrated by Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah in his introduction to the third volume of the collected works of Bhoganathar, Bogar Kandam Yogam: Babaji’s Yoga of Boganathar, and notes in lectures.
Authorities quoted by Bancroft in the Pacific States, Vol. V., 23-24.
See ‘The Wandering Taoist’, by Deng Ming-Dao. 1983 for a contemporary account of Taoist immortals and their practices in China, and ‘The Tao and Chinese Culture’ by Da Liu. 1979 for a description of the highest goal of Taoist practices, ‘golden” immortality.
It is here that Macchamuni (Macchendranātha), one of his disciples, later composed the first great treatise on the scientific art of Kriya Tantra Yoga, from which arose the Kalpia and Kapalika tantric traditions.
Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition, by M. Govindan (Kriya Yoga Publications, 1991), pp. 113-118.
More on Bhogar and Siddhars to follow.
From Google scholar.
The Incas celebrated the Makara Sanakrathi.
The Ayar-Incas that primitive Aryan words and people came to America especially from Indo-Arya by the island chains ofPolynesia. The very name of the boat in Mexico is a South Indian (Tamil) word: Catamaran.”-
The Ayar-Incas (2 Volume Set): 1. Monuments, Culture, and American Relationship; 2. Asiatic Origins-Miles Poindexter,Former US Ambassador-
The Incas celebrated the Makara Sankaranti in the South Indian Style.
‘Most of you in India are familiar with the Charak Puja ceremonial observed in Bengal and several States in South India. This Hindu Ceremonial also observed in Mexicohistorian call it the mexicon and peru. The Spanish Valador ritual. A relief of Bayon central temple of Angkor Thom inCambodia represents a rite similar to the Mexico Valador. The use of parasol (Chhatra) is an age-old sign of royalty and rank in India, Burma, China and Japan. The Maya Astec and the Incas also used it as a sign of royalty. Frescoes of Chak Multum in Yucatan show two types of parasols both of which correspond to types still in use in South-East Asia.’
Incas celebrated it as “Inti Raymi”