The study of Puranas and ancient Tamil literature is exciting.
Thanks to the educational system introduced by the British, we have been trained to take Indian history as legends and figment of imagination.
Till the advent of Internet we had no means of checking whether what is mentioned in Indian texts is fact or fiction.
Now resources are available in the Internet, not only in English but in other languages as well.
If one cares to check these resources one would find corroboration of Indian Texts.
Astro dating, linguistics, anthropology, archeology, Carbon dating, Infrared dating resources are aplenty to validate Indian texts.
Cross referencing Indian texts with Foreign authors,right from Plato,Thucycides is possible.
Some interesting facts about ancient Indian history emerge.
There was Sanatana Dharma of India which preceded all civilizations.
It was present throughout the world.
The current date assigned to Rig Veda, Hinduism as 5000 BC is no longer valid as Sanatana Dharma goes back possibly by million years!
Another curious fact is the presence of Dravidas in the south of Vindhya ranges.
This civilization quotes Vedas and they quote Tamil,a Dravidian culture.
Enough material is available to prove that the Dravidian Kings were the forerunners of Sanatana Dharma and the first Man Manu was a Dravidian King.
The Cholas were cousins of Ikshvaku Dynasty,by virtue of Manu’s daughter having been Married to a,Chola King.
Tamil kings,Chera,Chola and Pandyas were respected by the kings from the region where Sanatana Dharma was flourishing.
Three kings,Aryavarman,Ariyappadaikadantha Neduncheralaathan and Imayavarmban Neduncheralaathan invaded North India and settles people there.
One can find Brahui,a Dravidian language is found in Balochisthan and Afghanisthan even today.
Tamil is spoken among the Cameroonians even today.
Traces of Tamil culture is found among Hitties,Elamites,Aztecs and Mayans.
The Home of Tamils ,Lemuria is 230 million years old and Himalayas was not even formed then.
Himalayas were formed about 70 million years ago.
The issues that confounds are,
Who influenced whom,Sanatana Dharma, Tamil or is it the other way around?
If Dravidians/languages are found throughout the world and especially in the North of India,how come they were in South ,when did they move and why.
What was lying in the north of Vengadam,Seshachalam hills,the northern boundary of Lemuria between 230 million years ago and 70 million years ago when Himalayas was formed?
One finds details of Shiva in Lemuria, but only limited information about him in Sanatana Dharma,that too relating to Himalayas and His marrying Uma.
I am searching ,through I have written articles on these issues.
To unravel this one has to check the Kings List of Tamil Nadu.
There are references in foreign sources and Puranas about these Prehistoric kings and I intend finding out the Truth.
For instance, Chera king was named as Aryavarman and the term varma is of Sanatana Dharma origin where the Kshtriyas,Kings use Varma as surnames.
This king is mentioned in Iranian legends!
I had written on Tamil Kings List from 404 BC,where I have covered Cheras and later Cholas.
I am yet to write on Pandyas.
Herebelow I provide list of Tamil Kings from
- Eri Oliyan Vaendhi C. 3020 BCE
- Maandhuvaazhi C. 2980 BCE
- El Mei Nannan C. 2945 BCE
- Keezhai Kinjuvan C. 2995 BCE
- Vazhisai Nannan C. 2865 BCE
- Mei Kiyagusi Aerru C. 2820 BCE
- Aai Kuzhi Agusi Aerru C. 2810 BCE
- Thizhagan Maandhi C. 2800 BCE
- Maandhi Vaelan C. 2770 BCE
- Aai Adumban C. 2725 BCE
- Aai Nedun jaet chozha thagaiyan C. 2710 BCE
- El Mei Agguvan a.k.a. Keezh nedu mannan C. 2680 BCE
- Mudiko Mei Kaalaiyam Thagaiyan C. 2650 BCE
- Ilangok keezh kaalaiyan thagaiyan a.k.a. Ilangeezh nannan C. 2645 BCE -start of Kadamba lineage by his brother Aai Keezh Nannan
- Kaalaiyan gudingyan C. 2630 BCE
- Nedun gaalayan dhagayan C. 2615 BCE
- Vaengai nedu vael varaiyan C.2614 BCE
- Vaet kaal kudingyan C. 2600 BCE
- Maei Ila vael varaiyan C. 2590 BCE
- Sibi Vendhi C. 2580 BCE
- Paru nonji chaamazhingyan C. 2535 BCE
- Vaeqratrtri chembiya chozhan C. 2525 BCE
- Saamazhi chozhiya vaelaan C. 2515 BCE
- Uthi ven gaalai thagan C. 2495 BCE
- Nannan that kaalai thagan C. 2475 BCE
- Vel vaen mindi C. 2445 BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 2415 BCE
- Nedu nonji Vendhi C. 2375 BCE
- Maei Vael paqratrtri C. 2330 BCE
- Aai Perun thoan nonji C. 2315 BCE
- Kudiko pungi C. 2275 BCE
- Perun goep poguvan C. 2250 BCE
- Koeth thatrtri C. 2195 BCE
- Vadi sembiyan C. 2160 BCE
- Aalam poguvan C. 2110 BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 2085 BCE
- Perum paeyar poguvan C. 2056 BCE
- Kadun jembiyan C. 2033 BCE
- Nedun kathan C. 2015 BCE
- Paru nakkan C. 1960 BCE
- Vani sembiyan C. 1927 BCE
- Udha chira mondhuvan C. 1902 BCE
- Perun kaththan C. 1875 BCE
- Kadun kandhalan C. 1860 BCE
- Nakka monjuvan C. 1799 BCE
- Maarko vael Maandhuvan Aaththikko C. 1786 BCE
- Musukunthan Vaendhi C. 1753 BCE
- Peru nakkan Thatrtri C. 1723 BCE
- Vaer kaththan C. 1703 BCE
- Ambalaththu Irumundruvan C. 1682 BCE
- Kaari mondhuvan C. 1640 BCE
- Vennakkan Thatrtri C. 1615 BCE
- Maarko chunthuvan C. 1565 BCE
- Vaer parunthoan mundruvan C. 1520 BCE
- Udhan kaththan C. 1455 BCE
- Kaariko sunthuvan C. 1440 BCE
- Vendri nungunan C. 1396 BCE
- Mondhuvan Vendhi C. 1376 BCE
- Kaandhaman C. 1359 BCE
- Mundruvan Vendhi C. 1337 BCE
- Kaandhaman C. 1297 BCE
- Monjuvan Vendhi C. 1276 BCE
- Ani sembiyan C. 1259 BCE
- Nungunan Vendhi C. 1245 BCE
- Maarkop perum Cenni C. 1229 BCE
- Monjuvan Nanvendhi C. 1180 BCE
- Kop perunar chenni C. 1170 BCE
- Monthuvan jembiyan C. 1145 BCE
- Narchenni C. 1105 BCE
- Caet chembiyan C. 1095 BCE
- Nakkar chenni C. 1060 BCE
- Parun jembiyan C.1045 BCE
- Venjenni C. 998 BCE
- Musugunthan C. 989 BCE
- Maarkop perun jembiyan C. 960 BCE
- Nedunjenni C.935 BCE
- Thatchembiyan C. 915 BCE
- Ambalaththu iruvaer chembiyan C. 895 BCE
- Kaariko chenni C. 865 BCE
- Venvaer chenni C. 830 BCE
- Kaandhaman, C. 788 BCE
- Kaandhalan C. 721 BCE
- Caetchenni C. 698 BCE
- Vani nungunan C. 680 BCE
- Mudhu sembiyan Vendhi C. 640 BCE
- Peelan jembiyach chozhiyan C. 615 BCE
- Maeyan gadungo C. 590 BCE
- Thiththan C. 570 BCE
- Perunar killi Porvaiko C. 515 BCE
- Kadu mundruvan C. 496 BCE
- Kopperunjozhan C. 495 BCE
- Narkilli Mudiththalai C. 480 BCE
- Thevvan go chozhan C. 465 BCE
- Naran jembiyan C. 455 BCE
- Nakkam peela valavan C. 440 BCE
- Iniyan thevvan jenni C. 410 BCE
- Varcembiyan C. 395BCE
- Nedun jembiyan C. 386 BCE
- Nakkan aran jozhan C. 345 BCE
- Ambalathu irungoch chenni C. 330 BCE
- Perunar killi C. 316 BCE
- Kochaet Cenni C. 286 BCE
- Cerupazhi Erinda Ilanjaetcenni, C. 275 BCE
- Nedungop perunkilli C. 220 BCE
- Cenni Ellagan C. 205 BCE
- Perun gilli C. 165 BCE
- Kopperun jozhiyav ilanjaetcenni C. 140 BCE
- Perunar killi Mudiththalai ko C. 120 BCE
- PerumpootCenni C. 100 BCE
- Ilam perunjenni C. 100 BCE
- Perungilli Vendhi aka Karikaalan I C. 70 BCE
- Nedumudi Killi C. 35 BCE
- Ilavanthigaipalli Thunjiya Maei Nalangilli Caet Cenni, C. 20 BCE
- Aai Vaenalangilli C. 15 BCE
- Uruvapakraer Ilanjaetcenni, C. 10 – 16 CE
- 16–30 CE Kingdom ruled by a series of Uraiyur chieftains
- Karikaalan II Peruvalaththaan, C. 31 CE
- Vaer paqradakkai Perunar killi, C. 99 CE
- Perun thiru mavalavan, Kuraapalli Thunjiya C. 99 CE
- Nalangilli C. 111 CE
- Perunarkilli, Kula mutrtraththu Thunjiya C. 120 CE
- Perunarkilli, Irasasuya vaetta C. 143 CE
- Vael kadunkilli C. 192 CE
- Kochenganaan C. 220 CE
- Nalluruththiran C. 245 CE
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