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3. Must be above 35 years of age and below 70 years (எழுபது பிராயத்தின் கீழ் முப்பத்தைந்து பிராயத்தின் மேற்ப்பட்டார் );
4. Must have knowledge of ‘Mantrabrahmana’ (Mantra Text) as well as experience in teaching the same to others (மந்த்ர பிராமணம் வல்லான் ஒதுவித்தறிவானைக் );
5. Can own only one – eighth (1 / 8) veli of land and must have learned one Veda and one of the four Bhashyas and experienced in explaining them to others, then he shall be eligible to contest i.e, voters write his name on the pot-ticket (ballot) to be cast into the pot (ballot pot) (அரக்கா நிலமே யுடையனாயிலும் ஒரு வேதம் வல்லனாய் நாலு பாஷ்யத்திலும் ஒரு பாஷ்யம் வக காணித்தறிவான அவனையுங் குட வோலை எழுதிப் புக இடுவதாகவும்);
During the Mahabharata Days the interaction between the South and the North were more intense and frequent than what it was during the Ramayana Period.
Lord Krishna attended the Tamil Sangam,Conclave of Poets held at Kavatapuram.
He was a special Invitee.
Nambhoothiris are a set of Brahmins who are settled and found in Kerala.
Adi Shankaracharya is from this sect.
Namboothiris are reported to have settled in the western Coast of South India , Kerala.
Parashurama created land from the Arabian sea and established the Namboothiri sect.
The group is a closed group and they do not allow others to get married into their community, even of they are Brahmins.
However this custom is changing now.
I am collecting information from the sources mentioned above.
I have been posting periodically the evidence of Hinduism and Hindu Culture throughout the world.
Now to the information of Hinduism being the first religion of Philippines.
Philippines was a part of Sri Vijaya Empire, based at Java.
Tamil literature speaks in detail about the Sri Vijaya Empire and many tamil kings invaded this empire and some them even married princesses,
To signify this, Philipines has, Manu’s picture in the National Assembly of Philippines.