There are some self styled Tamil Arvalars,Tamil Lovers, who declare themselves to be the saviors of Tamil language and Tamils.
They shall shout from roof tops that they are Tamils and others are Aryans, who have migrated to Tamil Nadu.
They shall ridicule other languages including Sanskrit and Sanatana Dharma.
They have their names in Sanskrit, Karunanidhi, Dayalu,Dayanidhi,Kalanidhi, and worse they shall name their child as Stalin!
A pure Tamil Name, the last one indeed!
What they write in Tamil will not stand the scrutiny of Tamil Grammar Tholkappiyam.
Yet they call themselves as the leaders of Tamils and speak other languages at Home and send their children to English medium schools..
What they have achieved by this misinformation about Tamil, Tamils, India and Sanatana Dharma is to fill up their coffers and in the process mislead a generation and invited the hatred and ridicule of others in India.
So much so, even research articles on Tamil and Tamil languages indicating their rich ancient culture and their unswerving commitment to Sanatana dharma is looked at with derision.
Includes the work of this writer,
I am vilified as a Brahmin who hates Tamil and by the people who speak other languages as a Tamil Fanatic.
I am neither.
I am trying to reconstruct Indian History, which has been doctored.
I present facts as I come by.
And do not hesitate the other view if the evidence is authentic.
Now to these jokers who pretend to be Tamil Saviours and who declare themselves to know Tamil,
They changed the name of Madras as they felt is not Tamil.
And named it as Chennai in pure Tamil!
And Chennai is not a Tamil word!
The nativity of ‘Madras’ of being Tamil origin and ‘Chennai’ of being Telugu origin, has been clearly proven and documented after various researches done by renowned scholars and historians.
The name Madras originated even before the British presence was established in India. The name Madras is said to have originated from a Portuguese phrase ” mae de Deus ” which means “mother of god”, due to Portuguese influence on the port city. According to some sources, Madras was derived from Madraspattinam, a fishing-village north of Fort St George.However, it is uncertain whether the name was in use before the arrival of Europeans.The British military mapmakers believed Madras was originally Mundir-raj or Mundiraj. Madras might have also been derived from the word Madhuras (Sanskrit: मधुरस) meaning “juice of honey” or “sugarcane” in Sanskrit. A Vijayanagar-era inscription dated to the year 1367 that mentions the port of Maadarasanpattanam, along with other small ports on the east coast was discovered in 2015 and it was theorised that the aforementioned port is the fishing port of Royapuram.
There are two different theories for the origin of the name Chennai. The first theory is that it was derived from the name of a Telugu ruler Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, father of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, a Nayak ruler who served as a general under Venkata III of the Vijayanagar Empire from whom the British acquired the town in 1639.The first official use of the name Chennai is said to be in a sale deed, dated 8 August 1639, to Francis Day of the East India Company The second theory states that it was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple; the temple regarded as the face of the city.
In 1996, the Government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name from Madras to Chennai. At that time many Indian cities underwent a change of name. However, the name Madras continues in occasional use for the city, as well as for places named after the city such as University of Madras, IIT Madras, Madras Institute of Technology, Madras Medical College, Madras Christian College.
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