Are these customs Aryan or Dravidian?

Tamil and Vedas

Foreign scholars have done immeasurable damage to Indian History by introducing Aryan Dravidian race theory. Those who study 2000 year old Tamil Sangam poetry and Sanskrit literature will find out that there was lot of similarities than dissimilarities in south and north of India. Because of the Aryan- Dravidian theory the entire Indian history is distorted. The truth is that the ‘’foreign scholars’’ have not proposed such racial theory in any other part of the world. Even in other parts of the world, where the foreigners bluffed, everything was rewritten. But in India the old history is still followed!

If we have any proof for Aryan-Dravidian races in our ancient Vedic literature or Tamil literature we can at least debate it. When our literature clearly says that all are the children of the same parents, whether it is Asura or Deva or Naga or Garuda, foreigners categorised some as Arya…

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India needs an Indiana Jones !

Tamil and Vedas

Indiana Jones and Temple of doom

Where are our Hindu treasures?

Indians lack historical sense. This is because our ultimate goal is to merge one with God, that is Moksha. So they did not bother much about recording everything with time and date according to modern western standards. Moreover, History begins for Westerners only when they get records, epigraphs, inscriptions, monuments or artefacts. But Hindus laugh at such things. Tamil and Sanskrit literature were very clear about the number of kings the world had seen. They say it is uncountable, innumerable, incredibly big equal to the number of stars in the heaven or the number of water drops in the rain or the number of sand particles on the sea shore. This simile was used 2000 years ago in Mahabharata, Ramayana, Kalidasa’s works and Sangam Tamil literature.

Even Ramkrishna Paramahamsa warned people, “Don’t waste your time by counting the number…

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Rig Vedic Hariyupia and Indus Valley Harappa: Rig Veda Mystery 7

Tamil and Vedas


Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1379; Dated 30th October 2014.

Please read the earlier posts covering from Rig Veda Mystery 1 to 6.
Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are two major cities of the Indus valley civilization. Harappa is in East Punjab (now in Pakistan). It is on the banks of River Ravi. Ancient name of the river is Parusni.

There is a similar sounding word Hariyupia – in the Rig Veda. Few scholars identify it with Harappa of Indus Valley Civilization. Rig Veda describes it a as a Vedic city with Yupa posts of golden colours!!

Rig Vedic Index by A B Keith and A A Macdonell gives the following information:


“Hari-yúpíyá is mentioned in a hymn of the Rig Veda (6-27-5) as the scene of the defeat of the Vrivavants by Abhyavartin Caayamana. It may denote either a place or a river, since many battles seem…

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Number 7: Rig Vedic link to Indus Valley Culture !

Tamil and Vedas

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Sapta Mata (Seven Mothers ) seal from Indus Valley

Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1427; Dated 21st November 2014.

Number seven is used in Indus valley civilisation seals more than any other number. Number seven is the most important number in the Vedas. Does it show a connection between the Rig Veda and Indus culture?

Before going any further let me list my earlier posts on Numbers:
Mystic No.7 in Music! (posted on 13th April 2013)
Numbers in the Rig Veda (posted on 3rd September2014)
Hindus’ Magic Numbers 18,108,1008! (posted on 26th November 2011)
Most Hated Numbers 666 and 13 (posted on 29th July 2012)
King and 8 Ministries in Vedic Period (posted on 28th May 2013)
Four Stages and Seven Ages of Man (posted on 21st March 2013)
Tamil Articles:

Thamizarkalin En Jothidam (posted on 16th April 2012)
Neengal Naalum Therinthavaraa? (Tamil Quiz)

Indus script with…

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Indus script deciphered

Tamil and Vedas

Many scholars and amateurs are trying to decipher the Indus script without any success so far.

If we look at it from a new angle, perhaps we may succeed. From the very beginning people who have excavated passed on their personal opinion without allowing  scholars to interpret it. Since no rosetta stone is available for Indus Valley civilization and so everyone’s decipherment remains a speculation. When one seal is interpreted with a set of rules, the same rules must be follwed for interpreting other seals as well. No one has succeeded in it.They get stuck up somewhere.

I am proposing a new approach.Why should we think that there is only one set of people following the same culture occupied the valley. The valley was very near some imporatnt ports and natural mountain  passes. So many different people might have come and occupied that area. If it is the case we have to…

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Indra – Taranis – Thor in Indus Valley Civilization

Tamil and Vedas

Indra in Indus Valley on Iravata with Chakra above

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Celtic Indra Taranis with wheel

Research Paper written by London Swaminathan
Post No.1268;Dated 5th September 2014.

On 29 May 2011, I posted an article with the title “Indus Valley Civilization- New Approach required” in this blog. I have posted the picture of a tablet with elephant and a standing figure on it with a wheel above .I interpreted it as Indra on Airavata. Indra is called Sakra in Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. The sound Chakra means a wheel also powerful. Now I have more proof from the Celtic Gods and Norse Gods though there is a wide gap in the time.

The oldest Tamil book Tolkappiam described Indra and Varuna as Tamils’ Gods. Indra is called Venthan which means King. In Sanskrit also we have one word for the king and Indra. Kings are depicted with wheels in Indian literature. That…

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Indra’s 35+ Names!

Tamil and Vedas

Indra Sabha in Ellora
Indra Sabha in Ellora caves

Compiled by London Swaminathan
Post No.1273; Dated 7th September 2014.

The etymology of Indra is debatable.
Indra means who lacerate the seeds of the corn;
Indra means one that makes the cloud burst into rain;
Indu refers to a drop that leads to rain drops.
E.g Indra Dhanus= Rainbow; Indra Festival = Water Festival throughout India including ancient Tamil Nadu, Nepal and South East Asia.

Names of
Indra’s wife – Saci, Indrani, Pulomaja
Indra’s son — Jayantha
Indra’s city – Amaravati
Indra’s garden -Nandana
Indra’s palace- Vaijayanta
Indra’s horse -Uccaisravas
Indra’s elephant – Airavata
Indra’s Driver- Matali
Indra’s weapon – Vajra ayuda
Indra’s bow — Rainbow

Indra in Cambodia

Indra is the greatest hero in the world. No other ancient literature has any one equal to him. The epithets he carries are too many. He is praised in 250 hymns in the oldest scripture…

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Why did Sumeria and Egypt worship Indra?

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Vientine, Laos

Indra in Vientaine, Laos (South East Asian country)

Research Paper written by London Swaminathan
Post No.1288; Dated:14th September 2014.

Indra is the oldest God in the world worshipped until today. There are over 100,000 temples in India and millions of Brahmins all over the world. In all these places we hear Indra’s name every day. Children are named after Indra or his wife Indrani (Saci) from Nepal to Sri Lanka and all over South East Asia.

I have written umpteen articles on Indra creating an Encyclopaedia of Indra to dispel the false notion spread by foreign ‘scholars’. He is NOT an “Aryan” God from Central Asia or Siberia. He is a Hindu god from India travelling to different parts of the world. In my previous article, I published the pictures of Laos and Mongolia stamps on Indra.

My conclusion is Indra is not one person. It is a title like…

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Temples of Ancient Tamil Nadu

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Research article written by London Swaminathan
Post No.1214; Dated:- 4th August, 2014

Ancient Tamil Nadu had lot of Temples. Though Sangam literature mentioned about temples, images, painting of Gods etc. we did not have any archaeological evidence for temples. The reason is that all he old temples were constructed with bricks, wood and mortar. They could not have withstood the onslaught of time and weather. Only from the Pallava period we have temples built of stones. Today, Tamil Nadu can boast of 38,000 temples, big and small. Most of them belong to the later Chozas and later Pandyas.

Tamil epic Silappadikaram gives a better picture of temples that existed in second century CE in three major towns Pukar, Madurai and Vanji. It also mentioned other temples at Srirangam, Alagar koil, Lord Skanda shrines and Tirupati. It is very interesting to get all the information from one book. Ilango, author of…

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Valmiki in Tamil Sangam Literature

Tamil and Vedas

Sangam Tamil Literature has several poets with Sanskrit names. Mostly they are Hindu God names. The British rulers who followed the policy of divide and rule coined some artificial words like Dravidian and Aryan. Of these two words Aryan is known from the days of Rig Veda and Dravidian from very late stages of Indian literary history. But both the words had no racial meaning in which the scholars use them today. The scholars only have given them racial connotation. Because of this distorted picture, everything in history was written with a bias. But those who read Sanskrit and Tamil literature will find more similarities than differences in the Indian culture.

Every country, every culture has regional differences which are normal and superficial. There is no place in the world without such differences. Tamils of ancient Tamil Nadu had so many differences in the five different land divisions known as…

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