Improbable Is Possible Sanatana Dharma Tamil World History


I have been researching India,its History,Sanatana Dharma,Hinduism for the past eight years.

I have been referring Indian texts in Sanskrit,Tamil and English (these languages I know a bit).

My search was triggerred by anamolies in Indian History and culture in the prescribed text books.

‘Considering these facts,( I have written detailed articles on each point mentioned here),I have been pursuing my studies and I am stuck with some startling, seemingly improbable facts.

Nothing is Improbable because I do not understand it,

Arthur Conan Doyle quote..image

Nothing is Improbable, Arthur Conan Doyle Quote in Sherlock Holme.

This might shock some.

I shall be writing a series with evidence on some of my conclusions, which might border on Wild imagination to plain Crazy!

So the idea that One could see the world with a small device in one’s palm and communicate.!’

When checked with resources from ancient Indian texts,foreign literarure not being referred to in our curricula,archaeology,Astronomy,Astro-archeaology,Philology,Linguistics,Racial theories,Geology, and the past cultures of the world and their religion and legends,I found,

  1. Bharatvarsha existed as explained in Indian Texts,
  2. The events, characters are real,
  3. Bharatvarsha extended throughout the world,
  4. Rama and Krishna were real.
  5. Rama’s name is found  in Kings List of Sumeria, along with Dasaratha and Bharatha.
  6. Rama is referred to in Atlantis Legends.
  7. Rama Tribe is found in Africa.
  8. Ramas Chapel in Iraq.
  9. Egyptian Pharoahs wore Vaishnav marks on thier body.
  10. Australian Aborigines perform Shiva Trinetra Dance even today.
  11. Ancient Tamil is spoken ,even now in Cameroon.
  12. Hindu thoughts were prevalent in Greece much before the arrival of Alexander to India.
  13. Pillars of Herules was dedicated to Krishna.
  14. Krishna Balarama and Shiva were worshipped in ancient Greece.
  15. Tamil Siddha Bhogar is found in Sooth America.
  16. Agastya is found New Zealand.
  17. Rig Veda was compiled in the Arctic.
  18. Pradhyumna, son of Lord Krishna founded the Port city Port Barzhyn in Russia.
  19. Russia has Vedas called Perun,Perun Santis and they were nine in number.
  20. Siberians worship Ayur Devathas of Hinduism even today.
  21. Lake Baikal was Indra’s Amravathi.
  22. Kaikeyi was born in Russia.
  23. Russian language is very close to Sanskrit.
  24. Saptha Rivers, that is seven rivers as explained in Indian Texts are found in Russia.
  25. Yagnyavalka, the Sage who gave Shukla Yajur Veda lived in Russia.
  26. Caspian Sea was Kashyap Sagar.
  27. River Danube was name after Dhan, mother of Dhanavas.
  28. Rig Vedic Mandala city is found in Arkaim, Russia.
  29. Russia was calle Sthree( Women) Varsha and was a Republic.
  30. Petra Jordan Has a Shiva Temple.
  31. Arabia was Aravasthan.
  32. King Vikramaditya ruled the region.
  33. His edict is found in Kaaba.
  34. Muhammad’s Uncle wrote Siva Stuthi.
  35. Shiva Linga is in Meccan and Islam follows Vedic rituals at Kaaba.
  36. Ancient Arabians followed Tamil customs.
  37. Tamil kings extended their kingdoms to middle and far east.
  38. Cilappadikaram Nedunchezhiyan ,Pandya King was called Nebuchadnezzar I.
  39. Yadavs migrated to Israel and are the ancestors of Jews.
  40. Hittie,Elamite,Hurian,Sumerian,Minoan civilizations trace their roots to Tamils.

Articles to follow.

Please note that this Blog exploratory and research oriented in Nature.

Alternative views with evidence welcome.

Krishna’s Palace In Siberia Sanskrit Inscription Por-Bazhyn


 

The walls of the Por-Bazhin Fortress were 10 metres high. The unique monument has been put on the list of Russia’s historical and cultural heritage objects. Taking part in a wide-scale scientific expedition today are more 200 people. After the excavations are over the work to restore the fortress with the use of local clay and wood – the materials it was made of – will begin.

  • The Por-Bazhyn Fortress covers an area of 3.5 ha. Rising majestically skywards on the border of Mongolia in Siberia, at the headwaters of the great Yenisei, on the island of the picturesque Lake Tere-Khol, are the remains of some fortress walls. To this day they shield the mysterious Por-Bazhyn fortress, erected more than 1200 years ago in the time of the Uighur Kaganate. Why was it built? Who lived behind its walls? Are there hidden in the vaults of Por-Bazhyn the teeming treasures spoken of in local legends? How did the ancient builders manage to erect thousands of tonnes of clay and body bricks? For the fortress walls attain a height of ten metres and contained inside is a whole labyrinth of buidings. Por-Bazhyn is still enveloped by tales and legends. Academics believe that the fortress was built in the 8th century AD. The central palace, which stood on an elevated platform, belonged to the Uyghur Khan Moyun-Churu. The enigmatic ruins on the tiny island in the lake have long attracted the attention of travellers and academics. The first research of the fortress was carried out in 1891 by Dmitry Klements, an employee of the Minusky museum. In his archaeological diary he noted that this Tuvan monument “is the first among antiquities”. Klements also found external similarities between the ruins on Lake Tere-Khol and the remains of the ancient town of Kara-Balgasun on the River Orkhon in Mongolia. Academics resumed their research of the monument only at the end of the 1950s and 60s. An expedition led by Sevyan Vainshten closed in on the secrets of the fortress. Inside the fortress walls, archaeologists discovered 27 residential and servants’ quarters. In the central part of Por-Bazhyn the remains of two buildings were found which had apparently perished in a fire. Today, as a result of natural processes the ancient walls of Por-Bazhyn is gradually disappearing into the waters of Lake Tere-Khol, while the island territory is permanently shrinking. It is the opinion of specialists that in 3-4 years’ time this unique monument of history and culture could vanish forever.

The idea to conduct a full-scale archaeological excavation of the Por-Bazhyn Fortress was first voiced in October 2006 by the head of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with students from the Tuva State University and received wide support from the very beginning. In order to implement the project, the Por-Bazhyn Fortress Cultural Fund was set up in January 2007. The Fund carries out work to select participants for archaeological expeditions and prepare and ship scientific equipment. On the Board of Guardians for the project are famous state, political and public figures. A Scientific Council was created within the structure of the Cultural Fund for the purpose of providing systematic supervision of the scientific work to investigate and preserve the historical heritage of the Por-Bazhyn fortress. The Council is headed by the academic Anatoly Derevyanko, director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian division of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In conjunction with the Russian Academy of Sciences, a professional team of archaeologists, Orientalists and restorers was put together. Taking part in the expedition will be specialists from leading scientific institutions – the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Museum of the East, the State Historical Museum, Moscow State University, the Tuva Institute of Humanitarian Research and many other Russian scientific research organizations. The summer of 2007 saw the beginning of a comprehensive archaeological survey of the Por-Bazhyn fortress. The scientific investigation employs a full arsenal of modern methods. The academics are assisted by over 600 students from Tuva, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan State Universities as well as Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. A special competitive selection process was set up at the universities for those wishing to take part. All the candidates underwent a psychological test carried out by employees of the Centre of Emergency Psychological Assistance under the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations. Thanks to the efforts of the specialists, prior to the start of the archaeological works it was possible to draw up a detailed topographical plan of the fortress and carry out laser scanning and a geomagnetic survey of the monument. On the basis of the data obtained, a 3-D computer model of the island was created to render in the minutes detail the relief and a map of the anomalies of Por-Bazhyn was drawn. The monument has been divided into six provisional excavations, each including various sites and objects. Several specialist archaeologists are working at each of the excavation sites, actively helped by the students. As early as the first stage the academics came to the conclusion that Por-Bazhyn was built under the strong influence of traditional Chinese architecture. Technologies widely in use during the time of the Tan dynasty were employed in the construction of the fortress. Images of large-eared Chinese dragons, which protected Por-Bazhyn from evil spirits, were found during the excavations. One more interesting find: not far from the fortress a rock quarry was discovered. Clearly, the lake looked quite different during the construction process. The rock quarry was situated right by the fortress and granite was delivered from there to the building site overland. Academics believe that the granite was used to build the foundation of the fortress. The project was planned to last more than one year. According to the results of the archaeological research a project to preserve the fortress will be drawn up. It is planned that the next few years will see the creation of a museum educational centre and national park. But the scientific community is already united in the opinion that the investigation and preservation of the Por-Bazhyn fortress, a monument of historical and cultural significance, is one of the most large-scale projects in modern archaeology.

Source. http://en.tuvaonline.ru/2007/10/20/4959_exhib-por-bazh.html

I have written on  Port Baijn,Siberia,also spelled Por Bazhyn was conquered by Pradhyumna,Son of Lord Krishna.

This city was surrounded by sheet of water and the construction is that of a fortress.

This was discovered by a team of archeologists.

Por Bazhyn archeological find. Image.

Por-Bazhyn Siberia remains.

Por-Bazhyn has been known since the 18th century, and was explored in 1891 for the first time. In 1957–1963, the Russian archaeologist S.I. Vajnstejn excavated in several areas of the site. Large-scale fieldwork was undertaken in 2007–2008 by the Fortress Por-Bajin Foundation, with scholars and scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Oriental Museum, and Moscow State University.

Por Baijn site. Image

Por-Bazhyn surrounded by water

Since the end of the 19th century, Por-Bazhyn has bueen linked to the Uyghurs because of its location, the date of finds from it, and the similarity of its lay-out to the palace complex of Karabalgasun, the capital of the Uyghur Khaganate. Vajnstejn identified Por-Bazhyn as the ‘palace .. at the well’ built, according to the runic inscription on the Selenga stone, by Khagan Moyanchur (also known as Bayanchur Khan, AD 747-759), after his victory over local tribes in AD 750. Moyanchur involved the Uyghur Khaganate in internal power struggles in China, and married a Chinese princess.Other identifications of the site included a border fortress, a monastery, a ritual site, and an astronomical observatory; these are found in older literature published before the conclusion of modern fieldwork in 2008. (  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por-Bazhyn )

 

 

However vast area remains unexplored in this complex of  3.5 hectares.

Currently the thinking by archaeologists is that ,

‘In conclusion, the excavators suggest that this was a summer palace built by Khagan Bögü which, after damage to the palace by an earthquake and the Khagan’s conversion to Manichaeism, was converted into a Manichaean monastery. Following his death and the abolition of Manichaeism, the monastery was abandoned. The empty site was later destroyed by one or more earthquakes and extensive fires in the central complex and elsewhere on the site.'( wiki)

I postulate that it is much older than the time assigned because,

  1. Siberia means  the beautiful land’. Siberia translates as ‘the beautiful land’ from Sanskrit. In Sanskrit ‘Su’ (सु) means ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’ and ‘Pura’ (पुरा), ‘Puri’ (पुरी) or ‘puram’ (पुरम) all mean ‘land’ or ‘city,
  2. Rig Veda was composed in the Arctic,
  3. Siberians worship Vedic Ayur Devathas even today,
  4. Baikal was Indra’Amravathi,
  5. Lake Baikal was called Vaikanasa Theertha,
  6. Narodnaya mountain in the Urals,where Uyghurs lived was called Narada mountain,
  7. Arkaim was built on Rig Vedic Mandala design,
  8. Yama,Hindu God of Death built a temple in Arkaim,
  9. Uyghurs were living during the period of Lord Rama,
  10. Seven sacred rivers of India mentioned in ancient Hindu texts are found in Russia,
  11. Lord Krisna’s son Pradhyumna conquered this land,
  12. Land north of Himalayas was called Uttara Kuru.

‘As per various ancient Indian sources, Sri Krishna’s son Pradyamna is known to have extended the Yadhu Empire north of what is present day India. He had attacked the city of Vajrapura and defeated King Vajranabha. Later a truce was called and Pradyamna married the king’s daughter Prabhavati. The poetic versions of this war say that Pradyumna is transported by geese to a land far far away.’

‘Some historians identify this kingdom as Kyrgistan, a Central Asian Republic. This identification is based on the Mahabharata epic which describes a Kuru warrior Bhishmaabducting three brides from the Kasi kingdom for making them wives of his half-brother Vichitravirya. This same custom of abduction of brides by bridgegroom or his allies for marrying them, still prevails in Kyrgistan. At some point during the reign of Pururavas-Aila (the first king mentioned in the line of lunar dynasty of Indian kings) Uttara Kuru and the Kurus of India could have belonged to the same Kuru Empire. Arjuna collected tribute from Uttara Kuru during his northern military campaign for Yudhisthira’s Rajasuya sacrifice. The epics also mention that they followed a republican constitution with no monarchy.’

  • There is the fact that Lord Krishna fled Dwaraka because of the repeated attacks by Jarasandha and built a fortress amid the sea to escape him.
  • I do not subscribe to the view that there were seven Dwarakas and what is found off Gujarat coast was the latest of Krishna because if you want to escape from an enemy you do not settle very near to where you had been attacked.
  • And the construction of the Por-Bazhyn is of of an Indian fortress and temple.
  • And it is surrounded by water.

Loot at this video of Dwaraka fortress that reminds of Por-Bazhyan.Check this video with Por-Bazhyn video at the beginning of the article.

Sanskrit inscription,yet to deciphered is found near Baikal.

Look at the image below. It was recovered at Por-Bazhyn..

Reminds me of Krishna’s Sudarshana chakra.

Por-Bazhyn artifact.Siberia.image.

Por-Bazhyn artifact. Reminds of Sudarshana chakra.

 

It is probable that Krishna built Por-Bazhyn to escape Jarasandha and further excavations and cross referencing with local history shall prove me theory.

 

‘Then transfer to the MRS village (an old name which stands as Russian abbreviation for Malomorskii Fishing Farm) 45 km) and crossing Olkhon Vorota (Olkhon Gates) strait to the Olkhon island while heading for  Nikita Bebcharov’s guest– house  managed  by a private family in Huzhir village.  Then you’ll have an excursion to the Burhan cape where you will visit the well – known Shamanka rock  – one of the 9 Asian sacred places called “ Rock Temple” in the past.

‘The Burkhan Cape Shaman Rock Temple was once visited by the Dalai-Lama who had carried on special service near the Altar-of-Rock in a small cave inside the Craig that has some inscriptions in Sanskrit. By the shamanist believers the Cape is regarded to be home of the major of 13 sky deities – Khan Hate– Baabai who came to our Land as a fortune ruler. ‘
Then we drive to the “Chanchur” retreat lodge on the eastern coast of the Baikal. to get prepared for Siberian Banya (steam bath), which is also a wide-spread tradition the Russians keenly preserve and like especially on the eve of New Year when one is supposed to sweat out and wash away all past problems in the Banya in order to  enter the New Year clean and released of any burden of the last year.  Before you start sweating-out in the Banya, you will get our special instructions and all explanations required to ensure you have Siberian steam bath spent in a proper and most pleasant way (our special birch and fir besoms shall also be prepared for you and our Banya-expert on your request shall provide special “besom massage”). During your stay in the Banya you will be offered our special tea and home made soft drinks and freshen-ups. You will feel yourself as just delivered after this Siberian Sauna!

( source. http://www.baikal-discovery.ru/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=42

References and Citations.

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0009-who-built-this-siberian-summer-palace-and-why/

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/krishnas-son-pradhyumnas-city-in-por-bajin-siberia/

http://archive.archaeology.org/1011/etc/letter.html

 

Thirty Gitas Of Hinduism


The term Gita, Sanskrit means,

 

गीता– a song, sacred song or poem, religious doctrines declared in metrical form by an inspired sage’

All of us aware of Srimad Bhagavd Gita.

Though I know some texts( I have written on some of them) which are called Gita, I have recently come across information that there are thirty Gitas!

The rate at which I come to know what I do not know about Hinduism is staggering.

Childishly I have started started writing on Hinduism.

I am certain that I would not even touch the periphery of Hinduism before my death.

Hope and pray that I may attempt to scratch its surface.

I propose writing on these Gitas in detail shortly.

Who Realize God? Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita quote.

 

  1. Uttara Gita Lord Krishna’s second discourse to Arjuna
  2. Anu Gita – Lord Krishna’s final message to Arjuna
  3. Uddhava Gita – Krishna’s last discourse to his disciple Uddhava.
  4. Devi Gita
  5. Asthavakra Gita
  6. Avadhoota Gita
  7. Rama Gita
  8. Vibhishana Gita
  9. Hanumad Gita
  10. Guru Geeta
  11. Siddha Gita
  12. Vidya Gita
  13. Yama Gita
  14. Ganesha Gita
  15. Agastya Gita
  16. Bharata Gita
  17. Bheeshma Gita
  18. Bhikshu Gita
  19. Brahma Gita
  20. Gopika Gita
  21. Hamsa Gita
  22. Rishabha Gita
  23. Rudra Gita
  24. Siva Gita
  25. Vyasa Gita, Vasistha Gita(Yoga Vasistha)
  26. Sanatkumara Gita
  27. Sanat Sujata Gita
  28. Rishabha Gita
  29. Sruti Gita
  30. Kapila Gita

Reference.

Sanskrit Dictionary

Immoral Unethical Behaviour Hindu Texts Explanation


I have received  comment which highlights the seeming contradictions/immoral and unethical behaviour in the Hindu Puranas and Ithihasas.

Let me answer the general explanation and shall offer my views under each query in detail.

1. Hindu Puranas and Ithihasas are facts.

Vishnu's Discus.

Vishnu’s Discus.gif

 

As such there is no need to window dress events and characters.The facts are presented as they were.

Though there ideals in place for people to follow not all followed them.

2.According to indian texts the Yuga Dharma, values change with Time.

As society evolves behaviour changes and so are the norms of behaviour.

Sociologically speaking Polyandry was practiced so was polygamy. Later came one man one woman relationship.

At the same time people were practicing all this at the same time as it is even today.

3. There is a universal scheme of things. Human activities , seemingly independent have Butterfly effect in that any action by an individual has a ripple effect on others and the society.

Universe taken as a whole has a design though we may not be aware of it.

Universe is Teleological.

So an act meant  for the welfare of the society or the Universe may result in harming the bystander and others involved.

Humans in their arrogance believe that they are at the top of the totem pole of creation are yet to accept that they are pawns in the Universe’s scheme of things.

This is the import of Lord Krishna’s statement in the Bhagavad Gita that Dharma is ver difficult to define.

The seeming contradictions in Hindu texts can be seen in a different light with this perspective.
‘Respected Sir,

Why is that the Puranas are full of contradictions?

[1]Durvasa Munivar grants Kunti a boon-she can use the boon but she has to atone for it.

It is in the process of getting rid of Adharma and people who perpetrate it.

This is one such instance.

Durvasa’s act was for welfare of society and Kunti as a tool and as such has to atone.

If Lord Krishna wanted to get rid of Kauravas and other wicked people He could have easily done so within the batting of an eyelid.

He tried as much as possible to adhere to Dharma and when it was not possible He resorted to seemingly unethical means though they were for the welfare of Humanity.

So also Rama killed Vaali hiding behind Tree.

[2]Ambika and Ambalika can have children through sage Vyasa without marrying him just because he is the step brother in law born to sathyavathi before her wedding..It is sad that in the midst of all this Vidura is sidelined because his mother who co habited with sage Vysya is a maid. I thought The purana sons took the lineage of the father and not the mother.If that was the case Vichitravirya and chitraganda are fisherboys and not “Kuru Vansh ” princes.Like Yuyutsu and Vidura.

The caste is determined by attitudes and functions and not by birth though there are exceptions followed in exercising the Raja Dharma, Qualification and duties of Kings.

As Vidura’s mother was a maid and Pandu had a better qualification of being a Kshatriya had head start over Vidura.

And though eldest Dhritharashtra was denied the Throne because he was blind.

This was because a King is expected to be fully fit.

[3] Sathyavathi who is desperate tat her sons or grandsons or even great grandsons should sit on the throne at the cost of Bhishma does not have to atone for any sin.

As to Bhisma, it is because of his ptatignya not to marry so that his father Santanu could marry Satyavati.

So there is no sin involved in the case of Satyavati.

[4] The Kuru Vansh as it is called is continued after a certain stage through Vyasa’s Lineage and not through Shantanu’s.By logic,Vyasa is the the son of Sage Parashara. Thereby Ambika and Ambalikas sons are in the lineage of Sage Parashara..How can you call them Kuru Vansh?

Earliest progenitor was Kuru and hence his name was carried.

[4]With so much talk about atonement for sins,What is right and what is wrong?

It is difficult to define as Krishna says.

He says one has to follow what great sages said.

At the philosophical level there no Right and No Wrong.

Everything is relative.

The smooth functiong of society needs code of conduct.

For those who realize the Self these rules are irrelevant. 

They perform Nishkamya Karma.

[5] Yuyutsu’ is not born to Dhritarashtra but The former does not have to atone for any sin.

[6] The story of sathyavathi’s grandfather Vasu is strange.How he begets children while at penance in the forest is very difficult to comprehend and accept. even though the book gives the happening in detail.

Having sexual intercourse solely for progeny is not considered as a sin.

As a matter of record Hinduism does not call Sex as Sin.

It advocates moderation in everything and reminds one of the consequences of his act and its effects on his family and society.

[7]I am not even talking about the number of Pandava Wives apart from Draupadi

I have replied in the general comment.

[8] The story of Draupadi in her previous birth as Nalayini the wife of Sage Mauggalya should be followed by every “chaste” Indian woman,I suppose.

Value judgement of chastity is different in Hinduism. 

Of the seven Chaste women of Hinduism only Sita fits the bill

Please check my article on this.

[9] Chastity in those days was ONLY for women ,I think.

No.

It was expected if men as well.

But being the torchbearers of culture women’s role was highlighted.

Men could have wives,girls,concubines,their maids and the works.If that;s not enough Maudgalya wanted his “chaste ” wife nalayini to carry him to a whorehouse.Is this a kind of joke?

Please check my general comment at the beginning of the article.

[10] I am not able to understand the stories of Brihaspathi and Mamatha.Did Brihaspathi do right according to the Vedas.

Please check my general comment at the beginning of the article.

The story of Sugreevan and Vali lusting for each other’s wives means its right for the man. You cannot say this example is 2 of a kind.We have the story of Devendra and Ahalya too.

The husband always punishes the wife severely for not being Chaste.

Please check my general comment at the beginning of the article.

11] All the ancient texts treat and refer to the widows like bad omens and fit to wear only dowdy dresses that is if they dare to live without burning on the funeral pyre.

This has no Vedic Sanction.

The Puranas Widowers are the celebrated species-It wedding time for them-Celebrations!

Misconception.

[12]I can go on with myb questions butI will be happy if you can give me answers to the above questions. behaviour.’

Krishna Defeated Pandya Chola Mahabharata


Contrary to the misinformation being spread that the Tamil Polity and Culture were inimical to Sanatana Dharma references in the Mahabharata and ancient Tamil classics abound about the intricate and interwoven relationship between Sanatana Dharma and Tamils.

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Lord Krishna as a child.Image.jpg

Krishna as a child

I have quite a few articles on this issue.
Lord Krishna married a Pandyan princess.
He had a daughter through her and he gifted his daughter diribg her marriage 100 Yadava Families, enjoining them with the task of providing Milk and Curds to her descendents.

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Her name was Pandyah.
The wife of Lord Krishna was called Nappinnai and Andal, the Vaishnavaite Saint states this in her Thiruppavai which is sung even to day in Vaishnava Temples.
Arjuna married a Pandyan princess Chitrangadha and she was from Manalur Tamil Nadu.

Sahadeva defeated Cholas, Pandyas, Andhras and Cheras during his Dig Vijaya on the occasion of the Rajasuya yaga performed by Yudhistira.
Balarama visited Parashurama in the South which was then called Chera Kingdom.
Balarama worshiped Devi at Kanyakumari and Lord Murugan at Valliyur, Tamil Nadu.
Chera Kimg Udiyan Cheralathan fed both the Pandya and Kaurava armies during the Kurukshetra War.
Pandya  King Malayathdwaja fought alongside the Pandavas during the Mahabharata War and wounded Dronacharya.
He was the father of Meenakshi after whom the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is named.
(Please read a detailed post on this in thecsite)
Now I have come across references in the Mahabharata that Lord Krishna broke open the gates of a Pandyan King Kulasekhara and killed him in a battle.( VII.11.398) and VIII.23.1016)
‘ Kulashekharan is said to be as strong as a bull. He is apparently killed by Lord Krishna, but although his son wants to avenge his father’s death, he is dissuaded from doing so by his well wishers.
Krishna also defeated Chola King.(VII.11.321)

Krishna’s encounter with the Pandyas

Vasudeva Krishna slew king Pandya by striking his breast against his, and moved down the Kalingas in battle (5:48). TheCholas and the Pandyas were mentioned as vanquished by Krishna at (7:11).

The mighty Sarangadhwaja, the king of the Pandyas, has white steeds, decked with armour set with stones of lapis lazuli. His country was invaded and his father was slain by Krishna in battle. Obtaining weapons then from Bhishma and Drona, Bala Rama andKripa, prince Sarangadhwaja became, in weapons, the equal of Rukmi and Karna andArjuna and Achyuta. He then desired to destroy the city of Dwaraka and subjugate the whole world. Wise friends, however, from desire of doing him good, counselled him against that course. Giving up all thoughts of revenge, he is now ruling his own dominions. Steeds that were all of the hue of the Atrusa flower bore a hundred and forty thousand principle car-warriors that followed that Sarangadhwaja, the king of the Pandyas, opposing Drona in Kurukshetra War.(7:23)

http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/pandya )

One of the contemporaries of Jarasandha of the Brhadratha dynasty of Magadha is Jayatsena of Magadha. He takes part in the Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata as one of the leaders on the side of Kauravas, along with Srutayus of Kalinga, Paundraka Vasudeva of Pundra, Karna of Anga, and Malayadwaja of the Pandyas.

During the battle, Malayadwaja apparently wounds the mighty Dronacharya, the teacher of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas, and who fights on the side of the Kauravas. Malayadwaja goes further and takes on Drona’s son, Ashwathama, in a duel.

Malayadwaja’s daughter is Meenakshi, after whom the famous temple of Meenakshi Amman is built in Madurai. The city of Madurai is built around this temple. After this, the Pandyas fall back into obscurity for seven centuries.

The Magadha King, Jayatsena, brought to the Pandava’s side another akshauhini division of soldiers consisting of warriors with unlimited prowess. King Pandya, who lived near the ocean, came to the Pandava’s side bringing with him a veritable sea of troops.

An inscription records that a Pandya king led the elephant force in the Mahabharata War on behalf of the Pandavas, and that early Pandyas translated the epic into Tamil. The first named Chera king, Udiyanjeral, is said to have sumptuously fed the armies on both sides during the War at Kurukshetra ; Chola and Pandya kings also voiced such claims—of course they may be devoid of historical basis, but they show how those kings sought to enhance their glory by connecting their lineage to heroes of the Mahabharata. So too, Chola and Chera kings proudly claimed descent from Lord Rama or from kings of the Lunar dynasty—in other words, an “Aryan” descent. ‘
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https://www.quora.com/What-was-happening-in-South-India-during-Mahabharata

http://hinduwebsite.com/history/mahasangam.asp