Now the Tamil Kingdoms of Chera, Chola and Pandyas are described by Sugreeva to Hanuman and Angadason of Vaali, when Sugreeva directs them to routes to be taken by themthe places to search for Sita, who was kidnapped by Ravana.
These verses appear in the Valmiki Ramayana.
I am providing the text of slokas and translation hereunder.
Valmiki Ramayana,Sundarakanda, Slokas 1 to 49.
Considering the evidence I have been able to unearth about Hinduism and its spread throughout the world, its scientific approach and the references made to it by Sanskrit and Tamil literature two of the oldest languages, I am unable to brush aside that Gurauvayur has been a place of worship for 5000 years aside.
It is a fact that the Vedas do not advocate collective, group, community worship and no mention is found in them to the practice of building temples.
King Sarangathdwaja wanted to attack Dwaraka to avenge his father’s Death, the Pandya King after obtaining weapons from Bhisma, Drona, Balarama and Kripa.
However wiser counsel prevailed and he dropped the idea.
Later he fought alongside the side of the Pandavas against Drona(7:23).
He was rate as an Athiratha by Bhishma( (5,172)
getting the Mahabharata translated into Tamil ; and
(17) establishing the Tamil Sangam in the town of Madurai.
The Sanatana Dharma walked hands in hand with Tamils.
As early as 96 AD reference had been made by an anonymous author about Kanyakumari.
Periplus of Erythrean Sea” (81-96 AD) refers to Kanyakumari.
Eratosthenes 4 who visited India in about 276 B.C.