Tamraparni is referred to in Tamil Classic Kalithogai and Sanskrit texts. Tamraparani,aka Thammabanni in Pali flowed into Sri Lanka and Vijaya,the first King of Lanka was from Tamils. The river flowed into Sri Lanka
The Germania manuscript corpus contains two primary variant readings of the name. Root of the word is from the Hindu Vedic 'Tvasthar' – father of Manu. The most frequently occurring, Tuisto, is commonly
It is yet another pointer to Sanatana Dharma being present in the south much earlier to Vedic period. The philosophical explanation of Yagnya follows in another article. I have noticed that the name Yagnyanarayanan is present in South India , among Brahmins. As this Avatar preceded Matsya, which took place after Manu had a family,Yagneswara is the first Avatar of Vishnu.
Manu had a grand daughter through his daughter called Dakshina,one meaning of the term is South. It is probable that she was the founder of the Lunar Dynasty , she was also called Ila. Ila's son was called Ellalan,who ruled the south. Ellalan in Tamil means 'one who rules the boundaries' He was a king of the present Sri Lanka. Mahavamsa of Sri Lanka records that he was a Chola and a noble king. He was also called as Manu Needhi Chola, A Chola King in Dravida Desa. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellalan Now there is the famous Emperor Sibi who belonged to Solar Dynasty. His date preceds Rama's. 'The words "Kumari Kandam" first appear in Kanda Puranam, a 15th-century Tamil version of the Skanda Purana, written by Kachiappa Sivacharyara (1350-1420). Although the Tamil revivalists insist that it is a pure Tamil name, it is actually a derivative of the Sanskrit words "Kumarika Khanda". The Andakosappadalam section of Kanda Puranam describes the following cosmological model of the universe: There are many worlds, each having several continents, which in turn, have several kingdoms. Paratan, the ruler of one such kingdom, had eight sons and one daughter. He further divided his kingdom into nine parts, and the part ruled by his daughter Kumari came to be known as Kumari Kandam after her. Kumari Kandam is described as the kingdom of the Earth. Although the Kumari Kandam theory became popular among anti-Brahmin anti-Sanskrit Tamil nationalists, the Kanda Puranam actually describes Kumari Kandam as the land where the Brahmins also reside, where Shiva is worshipped and where the Vedas are recited. The rest of the kingdoms are described as the territory of the mlecchas. He ruled from the north and conquered the south, defeating his maternal cousins. This is recorded in the Temple history of Thiruvellarai, temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Pundarikaksha. Please read my detailed article on this. This Vishnu temple is older than Sri Rangam Ranganatha Temple in Tamil Nadu. Ramayana records that Vibhishana requested the Idol of Lord Ranganatha from Lord Rama and though Rama gave him, Vishnu,Ran
Relevant portions of the Vedic Duties which would suit the individual's disposition and also a group with the same disposition were organised and presented as Smritis. There are quite a few number of Smritis to be followed . Though all the Smritis state from the Vedas, and each one of them is an authority for all the Varnas, it is traditional for some groups to follow a specific Smriti...Kashtriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras are to follow Manu Smriti. Though Brahmins are expected to follow Manu Smriti, it is traditional to follow eleven Smritis, including Manu Smriti.