I have observed in some of my articles that while we seem to have attempted to explore Indian civilization on the banks of Rivers , Sarasvathi, Ganga and Sindhu we are yet to explore the rivers mentioned repeatedly in the Vedas, Puranas and Ithihasas.
Also the rivers mentioned by regional classics.
The Rivers are.
- ‘Gangesca yamuneschaiva Godavari Sarasvathi
- Narmade Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannithim kuru,
Snanan Mantra. MANTRA FOR TAKING BATH.
There are Vaigai, Tamraparani in the present Tamil Nadu and there are references in Tamil classics about Pahruli, Nadu and Peru rivers.
The Vaigai is closely associated with Lord Shiva and the present Madurai is on the banks of Vaigai river.
Tamraparani river is in Thirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu and is associated with Sage Agastya and Shiva.
Pahruli and the other two rivers have submerged and their probable location is near Madagascar.
I am trying to attempt some of the civilizations on these river banks.
Narmada is a holy river in the western part of India and one finds Shiva more prominently.
And Dwaraka of Krishna was in the present Gujarat.
Hindu texts mention two migrations from this valley.
Both due to Tsunami.
Latest Tsunami after Mahabharata War resulted in Sage Agastya bringing 71 Families from there and settling them in the present Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
These settlers in Tamil Nadu ruled the border areas of Karnataka, Coimbatore, Dharma puri, Salem and Erode areas as Velirs, small kingdoms under the three great kingdoms of Chera, Chola and Pandya
.I have written on this.
Another migration seems to have been there before Ramayana period and this seems to have been led by Bhargava Rama, popularly known as Parashurama.
He shifted families from the Narmada Area to the south , to Kerala, Konkan coast Maharashtra and Goa.
Detailed post on this follows.
Parashurama, born a Brahmana took upon the responsibilities of a Kshtriya by waging war against Kshatriyas.
He settled the immigrant families from Narmada and settled them in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
These six groups of Brahmins settled by Parashurama are,
5. Chitpuvan and
The practices of these Brahmins differ slightly from Vedic Brahmins.
‘Parashurama is worshipped as mūlapuruṣa, or male ancestral founder by some Anavil , Dravidulu, Bhumihar,Tyagi ,Chitpavan , Nambudiri Brahmin communities. Along with the sages Vyasa, Kripaand Drona’s son Ashwatthama, Parashurama is considered to be foremost among the rishis in the Kaliyuga.Parashurama will also become one of the saptarishi in the 8th Manvantara
This, coupled with the regions the were settled is a mine of History which I shall write in detail.
‘Reference and citations.