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    Few Basics in preventing the "death" of 'Tamil Language & Culture' and the 'Tamil Race' within Tamil Nadu itself - Part-1

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    Thamil Thaai Vanakkam



    ************************************************* The Granite Stone Statue of Thamil Annai (Thaai) at Mathurai, Tamil Nadu

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    Important Note: In the above song it is very correct to change the existing phrase as "....Thekkanamum Athi sirantha Dravida nal thiru Naadum....." to ".....Thekkanamum, Dravidamum, Athi sirantha "Thamil nal thiru Naadum"...."

    (Vanmai Sear - composed by Puratchi Kavignar Barathidasan) Courtesy: INRECO - YouTube

    (Sen Thamil Thaaye Unai vanankuhintrom)

    (Vaalvinil Semmaiyai Seipaval Neeye - composed by Puratchi Kavignar Barathidasan) Courtesy: INRECO - YouTube

    Coutesy: Balagopalan Nambiar - YouTube

    (by Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar)

    (a song by Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar)
    "Thamil Moli" Vaalththu





    Courtesy: CineUlagam

    Courtesy: CineUlagam

    A Glimpse of the Videos on the three "International Tamil Conference Seminars" held in Tamil Nadu to date.

    10th International Tamil Conference held in Coiambatore during the earlier tenure of Chief Minister M.Karunanithi of Tamil Nadu

    http://www.ulagatamilsangam.org/a/videos/49 8th International Tamil Conference held in 1995 in Thanjavur
    during the earlier tenure of Chief Minister Selvi J.Jeyalalitha of Tamil Nadu

    http://www.ulagatamilsangam.org/a/videos/48 5th International Tamil Conference held in 1981 in Mathurai
    during the tenure of the Ex-Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran of Tamil Nadu

    http://www.ulagatamilsangam.org/a/videos/47 2nd International Tamil Conference held in 1968 in Chennai
    during the tenure of the Ex-Chief Minister C.Annadurai of Tamil Nadu

    The position of Tamil Language in the present day Tamil Nadu

    Initially we should first define who is a Tamilian. Historically the Tamilians lived in the six regions of Ancient Tamil Nadu which were the Chola Nadu, Paandiya Nadu, Chera Nadu & Aayi Nadu (both of present Kerala State) Thondai Nadu and Kongu Nadu - all encompassed within a landmass having as its boundaries the Venkadam Hills in the North, Kanyakumari region in the South, and the great Sea as it's Western and Eastern boundaries, speaking Tamil Language and following the Tamil Culture which developed over "three millenium" in Tamil Nadu.

    Around 650 B.C. the great Tamil Grammetical work "Tholkaappiam" states that the northern and southern boundries of then Tamil Nadu were "vada Venkadam then Kumari aayidai Thamil koorum nalulakam (the great region where Tamil was spoken in between northern Venkadam [hills] and southern Kanyakumari [sea])". This is further confirmed by reference in the Tamil Epic "Silappathikaarem" of 175 A.D. as "Nediyon kuntramum (Venkata hills) Thodiyol pauvamum (Kanyakumari sea) Thamil varambaruththa (Tamil boundaries) than punal nannaattu" (refer chapter - venit kaathai).

    Further in the epilogue (nootkatturai) of "Silappathikaaram" it is stated the boundaries of then Thamilakam was "Kumari, Venkadam, Kuna (east) Kuda (west) kadalal (sea) mandini marungit than Thamil varaippu". The "Sangam period Poetess "Kaakkai Paadiniyaar" has referred to same as "Vadakkum, Thetkkum Kudakkum Kunakkum - Venkatam, Kumari theempunal Pauvam entru an naan kellai". Another Sangam period Tamil Literary work "Ahanaanooru" mentions that Venkatam region belonged to the "Thondaiman kings" as "Vinai navil yaanai virat poar Thondaiyar ina(thu), malai thavalum eatraru nendunkoattu oangu vell aruvi Venkadaththu"

    The Dravidas was undoubtedly a term used by the North Indians to refer to a "section of the people of the present Karnataka State" during the period of the Mahabharatha episode (around B.C.450). However in the fourteenth century A.D. this term was used by the North Indians as a 'general term' to refer to the people not only of Karnaataka but also of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Tulu countries, who all came under the sway of the "Vijayanagara Empire of Karnatakas".

    But even after the fall of Vijayanagara Empire of Karnaatakas, while the people of the foregoing countries referred "back" again to their traditional names as Karnatakas, Andhras and Keralas, the term "Dravidas" continued to be used in Tamil Nadu - especially by the Andhra Viceroys (Telugus) of the earlier Vijayanagar empire in Tamil Nadu, who continued to rule as independent Rulers (the Naayakkar kings) in "some parts" of the Tamil Nadu (namely Thanjavur, Senji and Madurai). Subsequently with the fall of the Naayakkar kings, the Polygars (the Paalayakkaarer) who were petty Subordinate Rulers (both Tamils and Telugus) of the villages of Tamil Nadu which were earlier under the Naayakkar rule became independent Rulers in these villages, and they too preferred to be call themselves as "Dravidas".

    With the formation of the States of India on the Linguistic basis, in Tamil Nadu some sections of it's population especially the Telugu people and Karnaataka people settled in Tamil Nadu still preferred themselves to be referred to as "Dravidians", and efforts are being taken by them "to wrongly project to the masses of Tamil Nadu", that all Tamils too are "Dravidians", and were using this term 'also' to refer to them,
    which will cause the term "Tamilians" being completely "lost in practice", and will finally pave way for the "high majority Tamilians of Tamil Nadu" to completely loose their "histoical identity" as Tamilians (the Mannin Mainthar) of Tamil Nadu - "their traditional home in India over three millennium".

    Presently the people of Karnaatakas are in the north-west and the Andhras are in the north-east beyond the north of Tamil Nadu, and without any restrictions in their countries call themselves only as "Karnaatakas" and "Andhras" and not as "Dravidians"..

    The first references to "Dravidas" is seen in the Sanskrit Mahaabharatha of Sage/Poet Viyaasa (Refer Kisari Mohan Ganguli's English Translation of same and extracted and given below). From this reference it is positively confirmed that the term "Dravida" doesnot refer to the Tamils under Keralas (Cheras), Cholas, and Paandiyas who were all 'Tamil Dynasties of Tamil Nadu', but to some "other racial group other than them" and "the Andhras" in their neighbourhood. In the second reference too it is positively confirmed that the Tamils under the Chola dynasty were not referred to as "Dravidas" but as "Cholas".

    In the Sanskrit Raamaayana of Vaalmiki which was earlier than the Sanskrit Mahaabharatha of Viyasa, the three Tamil dynasties Cheras, Cholas, Paandiyas, and the Andhras are mentioned, but none of them are referred to singularly or collectively as Dravidians in same.

    This assumption is further confirmed by two References in the King Asoka's 13th Rock Edict which too refers to the regions in the south of India beyond the Maurya Empire's boundries, being the Chola, Paandiya, Kerala and Kongu countries (Satyaputra) all falling within the limits of then Tamil Nadu, and the Andhra where the Buddhism spread, but nowhere it refers to them as "Dravidas".

    From the foregoing it is definite the racial group - the Dravidas mentioned in Mahaabharatha has to be definitely to a section of the present Karnatakas. Further King Asoka's 2nd Rock Edict too refers to the dynasties of then Tamil Nadu as Cholas, Paandiyas, Keralaputras and Satyaputras but never referred to them as a group or individually as "Dravidas".

    In the subsequent Hathikumbha Inscription of the Kalinga (Orissa) King Karavela too mentions the three Tamil Countries of South India as "Tamira countires" and not as Dravida Countries.

    Also we note from the Sanskrit text named "Madura Vijayam" by Gangadevi, there is a mention to Dravida Ladies as being in the south, and further seperately reference to the Cholas and the Paandiyas but without any mention that they were Dravidas (singularly or collectively). Hence it is possible that it was a reference to small settlement of Karnatakas in a region in Tamil Nadu of that period on the way to Madura whose beautiful wifes are referred to as "Dravida Ladies".


    Evidence

    "...sarvam eve anupashyata tathaiva Aandhraan ca Pundran ca Colaan, Paandyaan, Keralaan....."

    Raamaayana - by Valmiki, Kishkinda Kanda,Volume 4, Chapter 41, Lines 12

    ".......When that host was being thus struck and slain by heroic warriors, the Parthas headed by Vrikodara advance against us. They consisted of Dhrishtayumna and Sikhandin and the five sons of Draupadi and the Prabhadrakes, and Satyaki, 'and Chekitana with the Dravida forces', and the Pandyas, the Cholas, and the Keralas, surrounded by a mighty array, all possessed of broad chests, long arms, tall statures an large eyes. Decked with ornaments, possessed of red teeth, endued with the prowess of infuriate elephants, attired in robes of diverse colours, smeared with powere scents, armed with swords and nooses, capable of restraining mighty elephants, companions in death, and never eserting one other, equipped with quivers, bearing bows adorne with long locks, an agreeable in speech were the combatants of the infantry files led by 'Satyaki belonging to Andhra tribe', retinue with fierce forms and great energy. Other brave warriors such as the Chedis, the Panchalas, the Kaikayas, the Karushas, the Kosalas, the Kanchis, and the Maghadhas also rushed forward........"

    Mahaabharatha - by Viyaasa, Karna Paarva, Section 12

    ".......and even Krishna himself.......addressing Yudhishthira said That prosperity which the sons of Pritha had acquired at Indraprastha and which unobtainable by other kings was beheld by me at the Rajasuya sacrifice at which besides I saw all kings even those of the Vangas and Angas and Paundras and Odras and Cholas and Dravidas and Andhakas and the chiefs of many islands and countries on the sea-board as also of frontier states including the rulers of the Sinhalas, the barbarous Mlecchas, the natives of Lanka, and all the kings of the west by hundreds, and all the chiefs of the sea-coast, and the kings of the Pahlavas and the Daradas and the various tribes of the Kiratas and Yavanas and Sakras and the Harahunas and Chinas ........"

    Mahaabharatha - by Viyaasa, Vanaparva, Section 110

    "Vasudeva said........Thou O Karna hast been born in this way. Thou art therefore morally the son of Pandu......O thou of mighty arms with thy brothers the Pandavas with yapas and homas and auspicious rites of diverse kinds performed in thy honour. Let the 'Dravidas' with the Kuntalas, the 'Andhras' an the Talacharas, Shuchupas, and the Venupas all walk before thee......."

    Mahaabharatha - by Viyaasa, Udyoga Paarva, Section .....

    ".........O son of Kunti art indulging in similar bragging, be a man !........O Partha thou wishest in vain to conquer !........why art thou not able to realise the might of this vast army of the assembled monarchs......the 'Dravidas', the 'Andhras' and the Kanchis, this host of many nations ready for battle......."

    Mahaabharatha - by Viyaasa, Udyoga Paarva, Section......

    "......Now it is conquest by Dhamma that Beloved-of-the-Gods considers to be the best conquest.[27] And it (conquest by Dhamma) has been won here, on the borders, even six hundred yojanas away, where the Greek king Antiochos rules, beyond there where the four kings named Ptolemy, Antigonos, Magas and Alexander rule, likewise in the south among the Cholas, the Pandyas, and as far as Tamraparni. Here in the king's domain among the Greeks, the Kambojas, the Nabhakas, the Nabhapamkits, the Bhojas, the Pitinikas, the Andhras and the Palidas, everywhere people are following Beloved-of-the-Gods' (Lord Buddha's) instructions in Dhamma........"

    Thirteenth Rock Edict of Mauriya King Asoka
    The Rock Edicts of King Asoka

    (An English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/ashoka.html)

    ".....Everywhere within Beloved-of-the-Gods (Lord Buddha's), King Piyadasi's (King Asoka) domain, and among the people beyond the borders, the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Satiyaputras, the Keralaputras, as far as Tamraparni, and where the Greek king Antiochos rules, and among the kings who are neighbors of Antiochos everywhere has Beloved-of-the-Gods (Lord Buddha's), King Piyadasi (King Asoka), made provision for two types of medical treatment: medical treatment for humans and medical treatment for animals....."

    Second Rock Edict of Mauriya King Asoka
    The Edicts of King Asoka

    (An English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/ashoka.html)

    (L.11) ........And the market town (?) Pithumda founded by the Ava King he ploughs down with a plough of asses; and (he) thoroughly breaks up the confederacy of the Tamira (Tamil) countries (the Chera, Chola and Paandiya) of one hundred and thirteen years, which has been a source of danger to (his) Country (Janapada). And in the twelfth year he terrifies the kings of the
    Utarapatha........"

    Hathigumbha Inscription of king Karavela.
    Epigraphia Indica - Vol 22


    My King! I am unable to bear the looks of those Dravida ladies who used to be once richly gifted in beauty. Raped by the ravaging Turushka-s, those tender women now have dry lips and warm breaths, and their long undone hair is terrible to look at. I can not describe the dishonour and suffering always painted on their faces, knowing no hope of protection......a mythology of the sword of how it originally belonged to Shiva, who gave it to the Pandya-s, and by the virtue of which LakshamI always playfully resided in the houses of Chola-s and Pandya-s. Now, seeing Pandya-s become unable to wield the mighty sword of Shiva any longer, Sage Agastya has decided to take it away from them and instead invest it into the Kshatriya grips of Vijayanagara........"

    Madura Vijayam - by Gangadevi

    Further the renowned Kannada Historian "Shamba Joshi" traces the Kannada Race to the earliest Vedic Race called "Kanna". He further states the "Kalavar Race" (Kalabhras of South Karnataka) as the "Moola Dravida" and "Kanna" as "Arya Dravida". Hence from the foregoing it is very clear that the "Dravidas" mentioned in the Mahaabharatha were no other than the "Kalavar Race", and the "Karnatakas" mentioned in the same Mahaabharatha were the "actual Karnatakas" or "Kannas" who lived in a region south of then Malava (country) present South Maharashtra, though both the north and south regions presently falls into the present Karnataka State. Hence it is clearly evident "Dravidian" was "never" a name used to designate the "then Tamilians of the Chera, Chola, Paandiya, Kongu & Thondai(mandala) countries" - the regions which covered the present Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

    Hence in future all - "Historians", "Politicians", "Media" and the "Others" of 'Tamil Nadu and elsewhere' - should not refer to the "Tamilians" as "Dravidians" - but only as "Tamilians", and also it is correct for all Political Parties of Tamil Nadu having the term "Dravidar" in their Party names, to use the term "Thamilar" in place of the term "Dravidar" - in their respective Party names, as they are all Political Parties of Tamil Nadu working for the Development, Welfare, and the Better future - 'essentially' of the "Tamilians" (the Mannin Mainthar) "who are the majority", and of the others races of Tamil Nadu

    Courtesy: Thamilanendru Solluvoam - composed by Puratchi Kavignar Barathidasan - INRECO - YouTube

    Thamilan Endru Solladaa !!
    Thalai Nimirnthu Nilladaa !!
    - words from Thamil Puratchi Kavignar Barathidasan

    Important Note:

    ".......the Film-based Dravidian Politics, which the Telugu and other Non-Tamil (Leaders) in the "Tamil country" cultivated - so blatantly betrayed the Tamils....'Tamils have thus lost their very "Linguistic Tamil National Identity" through the Dravidian trap'......in the contrary, Kannada, Telugu and Malayaali ethnic consciousness grew strong with the formation of the new States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala".
    Source: Tamilnation.org
    - http://tamilnation.co/diaspora/karnataka.htm







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    Statistics of Ethinic Groups in Tamil Nadu :

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ow/2952062.cms

    http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/sout....php?rog4=IN25

    http://joshuaproject.net/states_districts/IN/IN25

    http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Census...Statement3.htm

    ***********************************

    Courtesy: Thamil Ottrumai Mahaanadu -YouTube

    Courtesy: Thamil Ottrumai Mahaanadu -YouTube





    The present status of "Tamil Language among Tamils within Tamil Nadu is very distressing". The Tamils themselves are feeling shy to talk in Tamil and feel it a great pride to talk in English or Tamil heavily mixed with English words, and words from the other Languages spoken by the Races from other States of India settled in Tamil Nadu, completely not knowing there already exists the relevent Tamil equivalents for same.

    Many Tamils of the present day Tamil Nadu speak in English even with their fellow Tamils, instead of their own mother tongue the beautiful Tamil Language, having the false thinking that it is only then they could command the respect of the other Tamils and that of the Races from the other states of India living in Tamil Nadu - while in the technologically and socially very highly developed countries like France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Spain, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc etc etc the people have given the "first place" to their own native languages over the English language - politically, technologically and socially within their countries.

    The Temple - Worship and Rituals are dominated with Sanskrit Language Manthirams throwing away the Tamil - Saivite Thirumuraikal & Vainavite - Naalayira Thivya Pirapanthams that existed for long in these temples, and also doing away with the traditional Othuvaar & Araiyar Systems of the & Saivite & Vainavite - Religions which existed in the Siva and Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu from the early periods.

    The Tamil Music festivals are dominated with the usage of Sanskrit and Telugu Songs and Keeththanaas when there are enough and more Tamil - Songs and Keerthanas that are available. The Musicians only celebrate the Telugu Composers while forgeting the Tamil Composers - Thamil Isai Mummoorththikal namely Muththuthaandavar, Arunaachala Kaviraayer, Maarimuththaapillai and many others - who have contributed much to Tamil Music with their Songs and Keerththanaas. In the Tamil Dance festivals too the accompanying Music compositions played in rythem with the relevent Dances are mostly in Sanskrit or Telugu as against Tamil.

    The "Greatest living historical Monument of Tamilian Pride" - is the "Thanjavur Rajarajaeswarem Thirukkoyil" (also known as 'Birahatheeswarem Temple' and as 'Thanjai Periya Koyil'). This magnificient architectural monument was constructed by Rajaraja Chola - 1 (A.D.985 - 1014) one of the two "greatest Tamil emperors of Tamil Nadu" to commemorate his great achievement of having built the mighty "Tamil Chola Empire" which encompassed three forth of India and the countries overseas. Presently this temple is still under the trusteeship of the decendents of "Maraatiyar kings", instead of it being under the trusteeship of "Tamil Nadu Inthu Aranilayam" or a Board comprising of "Eminent Native Tamil Personnels" who are intellectuals in the field of "Tamil Saivaism" Religion and in "Tamil Language and Culture".







    The "Thillai Aadavallaan Thirukkoyil" (also known as 'Chithambaram Temple') which has been an important temple associated with "Tamil Saivaism" heavily patronised and developed by the Tamil Chola Emperors and which was under the purview of "Tamil Nadu Inthu Ara Nilayam", again went into the hands of "Theetchithar who are decendents of the Vedic Priests who migrated from Andhra Pradesh", and who are deterring the practice of "Tamil Saivaism", "singing of Tamil Thevaarap pathikamkal of Thirumuraikal within the temple", and in the "re-introduction of the age old Tamil Saivite Othuvaar system which was introduced into Saivite Temples by the great Rajaraja Chola - 1 and was in practice for many long years".









    Theetchithar are Vedic Priests from Andhra Pradesh who came into Thillai Thalam during the period of rule of Naayakkar kings of Thanjavur, who dominated and suppressed the Tamil Saivite Priests and some Vedic Priests from Gauda Desa already conducting Temple Rituals at Thillai Aadavallaan Thirukkoyil with the royal patronage of the Naayakkar kings. With the commencement of Naayakkar rule over Thillai it was renamed as "Chithamparam" around the year A.D.1535 under the king Sevappa Naayakkar ruling from Thanjavur.

    "The massive Aadavallaan Thirukkoyil (Chithamparam Nadarajar Temple) complex, all it Properties & Assets - namely the Lands and the incomes from them, the Iympon & Bronze Icons of Deities, the Temple Jewellery, the Gold & Money - were donations and endowments made essentially by the Pallava, Chola and Pandiya Kings to this Temple - the great Religious Centre of the World Tamil Saivite Community.


    Hence all Properties and Assets of this Temple at any time rightly belongs to the entire Word Tamil Saivite Community.
    Same should not be made the "Sole Property" of a handfull of "Deekshithar" - the Vedic Priests from Andhra, who came to limelight only after the fall of the Naayakkar Kings and took complete control of same claiming themselves as the "Sole Owners" of the - "Sen Thamilar Thenkoyil" as referred in the Tamil Inscription in this temple, of the period of Vikkrama Cholan (A.D.1118-1136) as follows:.

    '......thenVenthan koon nimirththa "Senthamilar thenkoyil
    pon meinthu
    " thikkai pukal veinthaan - onnaarkku
    kuttram pala kandoan koal illaikkum velKooththan
    "Sittrambalaththile" sentru......'
    South Indian Inscriptions - Vol 4, Page 33, Chidambaram Kalvettukal


    "Deekshithars" or their fore-fathers never built this Temple for them to become the "absolute owners" of the Temple, and they were never referred to as Thillaivaal Anthanar at any time, but only as "Deekshithar". This is a Temple built developed and sections added time to time by the Tamil kings of Tamil Nadu, which are confirmed by the Tamil Inscriptions on the Temple itself which have been already copied and published in "South Indian Inscriptions Vol 4" etc. There are no references whatsoever to "Deekshithars" in any Inscriptions of this Temple.

    Further they also replaced the "Tamil Saivite (Agamic) form of worship" of this Temple with the "Sanskrit Vedic form of worship" and also discontinued the practice of Othuvaars singing "Thevarems" (Thiruppathikam) from the Tamil Thirumuraikal at this temple.

    Hence it is very essential that all "Tamil Saivites in Tamil Nadu and World over" should vehementally protest against this Temple being re-privatised, and becoming the "Sole Property of a handfull of Deekshithars", and should take every endevour to see same comes under the purview and complete control of the "Inthu Araneri Thurai of Tamil Nadu"

    The Former Chief Minister C.N.Annadurai of Tamil Nadu refers to the above unfortunate situation in many Saivite and Vaishnavite - Temples of Tamil Nadu as follows:

    ".....Thamilanukku Thamil Naattille Thamilarin panaththaal katti, Thamilarin panaththaal paraamarikkapadum "Koyilkalile" Thamilarrkku sama urimai illai......!!! "

    Thamilarin Marumalarchchi - By C.N.Annadurai, page 47

    தொல்லியல் துறையில் பதிப்பிக்கப்படாமல் அழியும் தமிழ் கல்வெட்டுப் படிகள்: மைசூருவில் முடங்கும் தமிழ் வரலாறு. The following Video speaks on same. The Tamil Nadu Government should provide much "financial assistance" to the Archeologists & Epigraphists of Tamil Nadu, to remedy this situation at their earliest and digitalise these inscriptions.

    http://tamil.thehindu.com/india/article6763471.ece



    Renovations of Historic Temples of Tamil Nadu

    The granite Temples of Tamil Nadu are being ruined by the "Trustees, and Managing Bodies of these Temples" - They with intensions of renovating these temples have applied modern paints both on the interior and exterior of the Temple and on the granite Gopurams without allowing them to have their serene granite appearence of these Temples, thus completely loosing their Artistic & Aesthetic value. This type of painting areas of the Temples are also ruining the Epigraphical value of the Inscriptions on the Walls and Pillars and in other areas of these Temples. In the process of renovations, stone slabs with Inscriptions should be preserved in their actual locations and not replaced with new even if they are cracked but be repaired, without replacing them with new granite slabs. Also the cleaning of the structure of these Temples with modern "Sand blasting method" and the other "renovations of the Historic Temples too should be done only under the supervision of expert Archeological Officers" to prevent the defacing of the valuable Inscriptions on them which throws much light on the Tamilian History of Tamil Nadu, and also the beauty and sharpness of the "Beautiful Sculptures" and the valuable "Ancient Paintings" in these Temples. Contracts for Renovations of Temples should not be given for 'unscrulpus Contractors who doesnot have any Artistic & Historic sense of appreciation of these Temples and value them".

    Prevention of the practice of the "Ancient and Traditional Sporting Event of Valour" of Tamil Nadu - the "Earu Thaluvuthal" (Jallikattu=Taming of Bulls)

    "Earu Thaluvuthal" or "Vidai Urthal" presently known as "Sallikattu" (Jallikattu) - an Ancient Tamilian Sporting Event of Valour" of Tamil Nadu - has been recently banned in Tamil Nadu on the grounds of Animal cruelty. This 'Traditional Tamilian Sporting Event' should be re-introduced with 'Guidance Rules' to prevent any 'lapses and extremes' on the part of some stray 'Jallikattu Practitioners' towards the humane handling of the Animals'

    Important Note:

    The Office which insisted on the Ban of the Tamil Sporting Event "Earu Thaluvuthal" (Jalli Kattu) on the basis of In- Humane Approach towards Animals, should first concentrate on the "complete Ban" of Animal Sacrifice in some Temples in India and "on the killing and consumption of the Animal Flesh" in whole of India.

    (Engal Thai Moli Thamil)





    (by Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar)



    (by Puratchi Kavignar Bharathidasan)

    The Text of the above Video Song by Puratchi Kavignar Bharathidasan

    சங்க நாதம்

    "சங்கே முழங்கு! சங்கே முழங்கு! சங்கே முழங்கு! சங்கே முழங்கு!

    எங்கள் வாழ்வும் எங்கள் வளமும்
    மங்காத தமிழென்று சங்கே முழங்கு!
    எங்கள் பகைவர் எங்கோ மறைந்தார்,
    இங்குள்ள தமிழர்கள் ஒன்றாதல் கண்டே!
    பொங்கு தமிழர்க் கின்னல் விளைத்தால்
    சங்காரம் நிசமெனச் சங்கே முழங்கு!


    திங்களொடும் செழும்பரிதி தன்னோடும் விண்ணோடும் உடுக்களோடும்
    மங்குல்கடல் இவற்றோடும் பிறந்த தமிழுடன் பிறந்தோம் நாங்கள்,
    ஆண்மைச் சிங்கத்தின் கூட்டமென்றும் சிறியோர்க்கு ஞாபகம் செய்
    முழங்கு சங்கே!

    வெங்கொடுமைச் சாக்காட்டில் விளையாடும் தோளெங்கள் வெற்றித் தோள்கள்!
    கங்கையைப்போல் காவிரிபோல் கருத்துக்கள் ஊறுமுள்ளம் எங்கள் உள்ளம்!
    வெங்குருதி தனிற்கமழ்ந்து வீரஞ்செய்கின்ற தமிழ் எங்கள் மூச்சாம்! தமிழ் எங்கள் மூச்சாம்!"


    (Semmoli Sirappu Paadal) Courtesy: IsaiTamilYalini - YouTube)



    Measures to be undertaken in Tamil Nadu to prevent the death of Tamil Language & Culture in Tamil Nadu itself

    If this situation is not corrected immediately - it will gradually pave way to the "death of Tamil - Language & Culture "and the Tamil Race" within Tamil Nadu itself" in the next few decades - as it has happened to "Tamil Language" in Kerala (former Tamil - Chera Nadu, Aye Nadu) where it was the 'language of the entire region of Kerala' - historically from B.C.450 (the period of Mahabharatha war) to A.D.1200, after which it was gradually dominated by the newly developed "Malayalam Language" (a mix of Tamil, Sanskrit and Tulu), lost it's status with the migration of Namboothiri Brahmins from Tulu Nadu into Kerala, who developed the Malayalam Language and made it a dominant Language over the already existing Tamil Language which was entirely replaced during the period of formation of new States of India in the year 1956 based on the Languages spoken widely. Thus "Malayalam Language" thus became the Official Language of the region. (Refer my other "Thread" titled - "A brief study on the origin of the Malayalam Language" in this same Website)

    Hence to prevent same in the present day Tamil Nadu, and in the process of Re-Tamilising the whole of present day Tamil Nadu in every field it will be much prudent if certain measures as suggested below are put into practice within Tamil Nadu, to ensure Tamil Language and Tamil Culture continue to survive in Tamil Nadu preventing it being further adulterated, disseminated and undermined by the English Language and the Western Culture, and by the Languages and Cultures practised by the people from the other States of India settled in Tamil Nadu - which is the actual reality in Tamil Nadu of today.

    (1) All Tamils of Tamil Nadu should be "very proud" - to talk and communicate with all other Tamils throughout Tamil Nadu and World over in beautiful, rich, and prestigious Tamil Language - a language which was adored and spoken by great Tamil - Poets, Kings, Emperors and Tamil People of Tamil Nadu over a period of three millenium - the "Original Natives of Tamil Nadu" (Mannin Mainthar) from time immemorial



    Hence all Tamils of Tamil Nadu should speak in Tamil with the other fellow Tamils and that too if possible in beautiful "Elocution Tamil". They should talk in English Language "only" with those who have as their "mother tongue" a different Language other than Tamil, and thereby not knowing to converse in Tamil Language.



    (2) The study of "Tamil - Language, Literature", Selected Sections of "Thirukkural" - the Ancient Tamil Code of Ethics, and the "History of - Tamil Nadu & India" be made compulsory to "all" in schools and colleges both in the government and private sector of Tamil Nadu up to 8th standard. English being an International communication language be made the compulsory second language to all, while either Hindi or the Mother-tongue (optional) of other Races of India settled in Tamil Nadu be made the third Language also upto 8th standard.



    (3) The media of education of "all other" Arts & Science subjects in schools and colleges both in government and private sector too should be in Tamil upto the 8th standard. From 9th standard onwards the Students could deviate towards their respective professional studies in English enabling them to secure Job opportunities and openings not only in Tamil Nadu, but also in other States of India and in Foreign Countries overseas.





    However the Students who have chosen to continue all their studies in Tamil even after the 8th standard, and do their Medicine, Science, Engineering or other Professional Studies in Arts, Commerce, Accountancy, Banking, Management etc etc in Tamil medium in the Universities, Medical Colleges, Engineering Colleges and other Institutions of Tamil Nadu, possibly opting to work within Tamil Nadu instead of going to work in other States of India or Overseas, then it should be made "mandatory" that all Government Departments and Private Organisations "within Tamil Nadu" to give "first preferance" in Job Placements to those who have done their Professional Studies in Tamil.



    This will pave way for the gradual transformation of the above Sectors in Tamil Nadu to function entirely in Tamil very successfully and efficiently within a decade or two, as it has taken place very successfully in many other countries such as Holland, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Japan Korea etc etc etc.

    (4) All seeking Government and Private sector Employment at all levels within Tamil Nadu, should posses a basic certificate in Tamil Language, and should be willing to work, communicate and correspond in Tamil with the co-employees of these Employment sectors - where possible.

    (5) As already suggested and activated by the Government of Tamil Nadu, all Civil Court Procedures and Hearings should be conducted in Tamil, with the relevent Court Records documented and filed in Tamil.

    (6) The Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu should appoint Tamil - Saivite & Vaishnavite Priests in all Temples, and the practice of all daily Poosai valipadukal and Ritual performances, and all Rituals at the 'Annual Festival' and as and when at the 'Kudamullukku Thiru Vilaa' of these temples - should be as per Agamas and in Tamil with the holy Hyms sung - selected from the twelve "Tamil Saiva - Thirumuraikal" and "Tamil Vainava - Naalaayira Thivya Pirapantham". The re-introduction of the 'abondoned Tamil' - 'Othuvar' and 'Araiyer' - Systems, should also take place, thus reviving and promoting the 'undermined age old Tamil' - Saivaism & Vaishnavaism temple traditions.



    All High Priests and Lesser Priests of the Siva & Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu "should come forward" to recite the "Tamil Thevaara - 'Poattri' Thiruppathika Manthirankal" from the Tamil Thirumuraikal, and selected Pathikams from the Tamil Naalaayira Thivya Pirapantham to the Images of God Siva & God Vishnu "at the Karuvarai of these Temples" instead of the Sanskrit Vedic Mantras. During the Annual Festivals of these Saiva & Vaishnava Temples in the connected Poosai valipaadukal and temple processions the 63 - Tamil Saiva Saints & 12 Vaishnava Saints of Tamil Nadu too should be be given much reverence and worship.
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    (Listen to this Video at slightly high volume)











    In all Saivite and Vaishnavite Thirukkoyikal throughout Tamil Nadu it is the Thamil Manthiranghal from Thamil - Thirumuraikal and Naalayira Thivya Pirapanthangal that - "should always be ringing in the ears of the Devotees". Also these Temples should be referred to as "Thirukkoyilkal" in Tamil and not as "Devasthaanams" in Sanskrit both in practice and in their Name Boards.

    A beautiful rendering from Tamil Thirumurai/Thiruvasakam by 'Bombay Saradha' - You Tube

    A beautiful rendering from Tamil Thivya Pirapantham' by 'Bombay Saradha' - You Tube

    (7) 'At 'Tamil Music festivals' throughout Tamil Nadu only "Tamil - Songs and Keerththanangal" of "Thamil Isai Mumoorthikal - Muthuthandavar, Arunachala Kavirayar, Marimutha Pillai and 'many others' of Tamil Nadu, and Paadalkal from volumes of Ancient Tamil Literature, and Religious Compositions such as Tamil - Thirumuraikal and Naalayira Thiviya Pirapantham etc - should be sung on the performing stages, while those who wish to retain the Karnatic (Carnatic) Music and develop same could do so but with the festivals being called as 'Karnatic (Carnatic) Music festivals' with Telugu & Kannada Keeththanangal being sung on these performance stages without restrictions.

    A Tamil Keerththanam of Muththuthandaver - You Tube

    A Tamil Keerththanam of Arunachala Kavirayer - You Tube

    All "Tamil Dance performances in Tamil Nadu" too should accompany only Tamil songs and Tamil Keerththanangal from sources mentioned above and not with Sanskrit or other Language Songs and Keerthanangal, while Dravidian Dance performances could be with Songs and Keerthanangal of any Dravidian languages.

    - A Tamil gem from Naachiyaar (Aandaal's) Thirumoli from Tamil Naalaayira Thivya Pirapantham

    - A Tamil gem from Mahaakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar

    All associations and institutions promoting Tamil Isai (Music) should be known as 'Thamil Isai Kalagam or Sangam' or as 'Thamil Isai Valarchi Kalagam or Sangam' and not as Sangeetha Saba or Sageetha Gaana Saba. Same should be the case with the associations and institutions which are developing and promoting the Thamil Naatiyam and Naatakam in Tamil Nadu.

    (8) The Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department should be provided with "adequate Funds & Encouragement" by the Government of Tamil Nadu to educate and train "many New Students" in the field of Archaeology and Epigraphy and do active Historical Research in Ancient, Medieval & Later - History of the Tamils of Tamil Nadu, and on the Tamilians and their Culture of these periods.

    They should also revive the earlier abondoned Project on "Digitalising" of around 65,000 Tamil Inscriptions still in the "Enstampage Format" lying in the Mysore Archaeological Department without being published. This Project completed successfully will shed 'more light' on the Ancient, Medieval & Later - History and Culture of the Tamilians of Tamil Nadu, and the Goverment of Tamil Nadu should give "top most priority" to same and arrange to "Document them Digitally".
    .

    (9) It should be mandatory that all Tamil Nadu Government Departments and Private Business Centres, Banks, Schools, Colleges, Universities and other Academic Educational Institutions, Vocational Centres, the Malls, Super Markets, Shops and other Trades and Service Centres throughout Tamil Nadu - should have their Names, Name-boards and Instruction-boards "necessarily" first in Tamil followed by English.



    (10) It should be made mandatory that all Street Names throughout Tamil Nadu should necessarily be in Tamil followed by English.

    (11) It should also be made mandatory that all Transport Services such as Buses, Trains serving within and originating from Tamil Nadu, should have destination names in Tamil followed in English and Hindi

    (12) All TV Channels of Tamil Nadu should have their Programes explicitely projecting the culture, traditions and values of Tamil Nadu, and should not introduce scenes in the Serials and Programes injurious to same. TV News Readers and Programme Leaders both Males and Females who are important people in projecting the Tamil Culture and Traditions to all TV Viewers around the World should nicely and neatly dress in the traditional Saree, Poo, Pottu, Mel-Angi and Vesti, and speak in sweet Tamil without any mix of English words. They should refrain from projecting themselves to the audiences around the world wearing Tee-Shirts and Denim Trousers or other Western Dresses such as Trousers (Slacks) Shirts and Overcoats, and talking in Tamil mixed with more English Words - the Tam-English.

    (13) The Tamil Film Producers of Tamil Nadu for the sake of much profits from Films produced, should not introduce scenes that are injurious to the Tamil Cultural values of Tamil Nadu, but should explicitely project the culture, traditions and values of the Tamilians of Tamil Nadu to the external World. Tamil Films Producers should also "give much opportunities" to the "Native Tamilian - Males & Females" to act in "Tamil Films that are produced in Tamil Nadu" - with "stories surrounding Tamil Families both in the cities and villages of Tamil Nadu" and "portraying the Tamilian way of life", instead of giving most of the opportunities to non-Tamilian Actors and Actresses from the other states of India, many of whom cannot speak even few words properly in Tamil.

    Last edited by virarajendra; 26th February 2017 at 08:17 PM.

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