The Chief of Devas, Indra holds a special place in Tamil Classics. He was included as One of the Primary Deities assigned to each region(there were five geographical regions in Tamilzhakam, according to Sangam Classics), others being Cheyon(son of Siva, Murugan,Maayon(Vishnu) Varuna, and Kotravai(Durga).Special importance was given to Indra and every year a Festival was…… Continue reading How Tamils Celebrated Indra Festival Silappadikaaram
Based on the present available evidence it may be stated that the Dasyu were not a part of the basic five tribes of the Rig Veda,
This could denote those who did not worship Agni, Fire, who were treated as Heretics.
This description fits the people of Dravida Desa, who did not worship Agni but Shiva.
This also confirms that the Shiva worship was in the South , they did not worship Fire,and were treated as outsiders by the Rig Veda.
But other practices of the Vedas were followed by the Dravidas, Tharpana, Yagas and Yagnyas.
Sage Agasthya who composed Rig Vedic Hymns is credited, along with Lord Shiva, as the Founder of the Tamil Language.