Chozha Manu Dynasty List Tamil Confirms Purana Ikshvaku Genealogy

During my research into the History of India, cross referencing Sanskrit Textural information with Tamil, an ancient language of India, I have found corroboration of the facts/ information mentioned in Sanskrit Texts, Puranas and Ithihasas in Tamil literature. This, despite the misinformation that Tamil is inimical to Sanatana Dharma ,Vedic Way of Living.

I have written a number of articles disproving the Aryan Theory; the Tamils and Vedic people lived alongside amicably; they intermarried;Vedic practices were followed by Tamils: Tamil concepts were integrated into Vedic Sutras,like Apasthamba sutra on Mangalya Dharana.I had also written that the Chozhas, one of the three Ancient dynasties of Tamils,descended from Manu,were a part of Ikshvaku Dynasty.This has been declared by Chozhas in their Epigraphs in Kanyakumari,among others, and numerous Copperplates evidence, including one at Thiruvaalangadu.I am posting the Dynasty of Manu from Bhagavatham below.

Manu Dynasty (Ikshvaku)- Srimad Bhagavatham

  • Brahma
  • Marichi, one of the 10 Prajapatis created by Brahma.
  • Kashyapa, son of Marichi and Kala Bo. Kashyapa is regarded as the father of humanity.
  • Vivasvat or Surya, son of Kashyapa and Aditi.
  • Shraddhadeva Manu, originally Satyavrata, son of Vivasvan and Saranyu (Saṃjñā)

Manu Dynasty-Vikrama Chozha Ula, In Tamil

Manu Dynasty by Vikrama Chola Ula(Moovar Ula)
  • பிரமன், உலகம் படைத்தவன்
  • (Brahma,The Creator)
  • காசிபன், பிரமன் மகன் (Kasyapa’ Son of Brahma)
  • மரீசி, மேதக்க மையறு காட்சியன்( Marichi, one who can discern Truth, Unbiased(Father of Kasyapa’)
  • சூரியன், எல்லாளன்,(Surya,Sun,who runs around in a Chariot with one Wheel) ஒற்றைச் சக்கரத் தேரில் வருவோன்
  • மனுச்சோழன், ( Manu, the Chozha,the one who dispensed Justice to a Cow)பசுவுக்கு நீதி வழங்கியவன் 
  • ஆடுதுறை அறனாளன், புலியும் மானும் ஒரே துறையில் நீருண்ணச் செய்தவன் 
  • * I shall explain the names below in forthcoming articles.
  • வானூர்தி அரசன்
  • தேவருலகைக் காத்தவன்
  • வேள்வியில் பெற்ற மந்திரத்தைக் கூற்றுவனுக்குச் சொல்லிக்கொடுத்தவன்,
  • முதுமக்கள்-தாழி செய்தளித்து எமனை வென்றவன்
  • தூங்கும் எயில் எறிந்த சோழன்
  • மேலைக்கடல் நீரைக் கீழைக்கடலில் பாயச்செய்தவன்
  • நாக-கன்னியை மணந்தவன், குகை வழியே நாகலோகம் சென்றவன்
  • சிபிச் சக்கரவர்த்தி, தான் வளர்த்த புறாவுக்காகத் தன்னையே தராசில் நிறுத்துப் பருந்துக்கு இரையாக அளித்தவன்

One may note that,

  • Chozha genealogy tallies with Matsya Purana,Vishnu Purana.
  • The Order of Kings is not followed in Tamil.
  • Marici is the father of Kasyapa.Tamil says it is the other way around,which is incorrect.
  • However, Names of other Kings tally.
  • Surya,Sun is mentioned in Tamil as well as the First of the Dynasty, Kasyapa and Marici being Rishis.
  • Tamil conveys the purport of Sisumara Chakra aspect of Surya, by calling Sun as ‘ one who drives a chariot with one Wheel.
  • Tamil also calls Sun as one who rules lands within all Boundaries, implying that Sun covers the whole land.
  • Marici is known for his truthfulness. Tamil also records this by calling him as ‘Mythakka Mayaru Kaatchiyon.
  • Manu is correctly called as the son of Surya,Sun.
  • Tamil adds one information that Manu dispensed Justice to a Cow. Though this information is available in Sanskrit Texts, it does not specify Manu.Shall check.

Other names in classical Tamil indicate the names of Kings as found in Sanskrit Texts. It needs deciphering.I shall post in forthcoming articles.

The Manu Dynasty list mentioned here is from Tamil literature Moovar Ula,Parade of Three Great Kings.It was written by poet Ottakoothar,in praise of Vikrama Chola,His son Kulothunga Chola II and his son, Rajaraja Chola II . There are 342, 387, 391 poems respectively about each King. Each poem is in two lines.

Citation and reference.

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