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Monday, March 11, 2013
I think after the war, there was not only the desctruction of cities, but also a destruction of a great civilisation that slowly was swallowed by Time to the state it is today and Time may bring back those times back to the worthy
Thank you Madam
I have written at many places what had happened post Mahabharata. Kindly read the following article.
The below link gives the description of the route taken by Arjuna and the Dwarakans after Dwaraka was submerged 5000 yrs ago. You would find that it would trace the route of IVC culture!
The Indus culture was a Post- Mahabharata culture of people of dwaraka spreading out to northwest India and starting their traditional jobs. It must be noted that 18 clans left the Gangetic regions and accompanied Krishna when he left Mathura once for all to come to settle down at Dwaraka. Each of these clans were experts in a particular trade. They continued their trade once after they settled in Dwaraka. But they had a hurdle in marketing their products. That formed one of the core reasons for Mahabharata war - a reason to have an economic advantage!
Let me explain. The northern silk route was a popular route that connected North India (Aryavarta) with Central Asia and Europe. Even as early as Ramayana times, this route was in use in some form. Kaikeyi's motherland was there (Kazakhsthan) and Bharata had to travel for a week by a fast moving carriage to come from there to Ayodhya. Bharata later founded Pushkalavathy (Peshwar) and Tjakshasheela (Taxila)on the route mainly to have control and vigilance over this route to Europe.
In Mahabharata times, Duryodhana's maternal home happened to be in this route in Gandhara! That means Kauravas must have controlled this northern route and anyone moving their goods would have to pay taxes to them. At that time Krishna's men in Dwaraka possessed varieties of trading skills and must have been aping to have a control over this trade route.
For them the first stop must have been at Dwaraka through Dakshina pada and from there to Uttara pada (northern route). This explains why the Tamils also participated in the Mahabharata war. Of interest is the participation of Pandyan King Sarangadwaja who sided with Pandavas. (The Cheran king in contrast, supplied logistics to both the sides.).
The Pandyan king sarangadwaja was not interested in siding with Pandavas that had Krishna as the mentor. It was because Krishna had earlier killed the father of sarangadwaja. (Mahabharata says all this) So Sarangadwaja was keen on taking revenge on Krishna. But Drishtadhyumna pacified him and convinced him to be on the PAndava side. What possibly could have made Sarangadwaja to ignore the enmity with Krishna and fight along with him? As he was a king, nothing other than a larger good for his country could have convinced him to side with Krishna. The larger good could be in all probability some commercial or economic benefit available for his subjects. If the northern route came under the control of the Pandavas, all those in their alliance could reap the benefit. The artisans and traders were all in Dwaraka and they had a greater stake in wresting the control of the Northern route and their king, Krishna was supporting Pandavas. That is how the Pandyan loyalty to Pandavas could have been got.
To substantiate this line of thinking, we will see that the entire IVC culture was a trading and commercially active culture. It covered the region from Dwaraka to Gandhara and was busy sending their products to Europe and Central Asia. There were no kingdoms in this culture because there was an overall power centre at Indraprastha which ensured that the trade routes were safe for them. The unicorn moulds of the IVC -found in silver too - were infact the Varaha money (legal tender) which continued till Vijayanagara times.
The IVC culture continues smoothly till natural causes rattled the settlements 1500 years after it started (around 1500 BC). It was at that time Byt Dwaraka was inundated.
A complete dispersal of people of the IVC happened. While most of them moved to the Gangetic plain, those in Dwaraka were brought to Tamil lands. The 18 clans with rich expertise in many trades were brought to Tamil lands by Agasthya. It was the same time - the same natural calamity disturbed Kavatam of PAndyans who also entered mainland South India. A merger took place in what is now known as Kongu region. Kangeyam, Muddor kURRAm were the regions where the shepherd communities of Dwaraka and Thennan (southerner) PAndyan mixed up. The Kangeyam bull is similar to the bull depicted in IVC seals. There is a genetic study that says that bulls of South india came from IVC sites!
The Kongu Tamil of this region is not the original Tamil as most of the settlers were from Dwaraka who spoke Kodum Tamil (Apa-brahmsa). The rich tradition of Mahabharata God in this region also testifies their previous regions in Dwaraka and before that in Ganga region. The classification of 5 Thinais of Tamil grammer took shape only after the Dwarakans came here. Tholkappiyam of today was written sometime after they shifted to Tamil lands.
Vajra was their memorable king. vajra was the great grand son of Krishna who was evacuated from Krishna's Dwaraka by Arjuna and was installed as the king of Indraprastha. Vajra was incidentally the grand son of Banasura of Mahabali's lineage. He was located in Mahabalipura which is now submerged.(There were 7 locations one after another into the sea off present day Mahabalipura. Like Dwaraka, this region was remembered and reestablished after each submergence. The reason was Vamana connection to Bali. The submergences must be in the direction of Sundaland (Indonesia))
By this we can say that Vajra can be considered as having had early roots in or near Tamilnadu. The word 'Vajra' in Porunthal pot can be explained by the Vajra connection to Dwearakans who later migrated to Tamil nadu. Their identity with Dwarakan Vels ended by 2000 years ago when the last popular Vel king Paari was killed by the 3 Tamil kings by deceit. By the time of silappadhikaram, almost all the Vel kings (the kshtriyas who protected the displaced Dwarakans)were killed and the artisans became the 2nd class citizens under the Tamil kings. The roots of caste conflicts started then and it is my contention that the 18 castes - all of then artisans) mentioned by Marai malai adigal as backward classes were in fact displaced Dwarakans.
By all these it is indicated that life and civilisation had continued after Mahabharata and we are continuing that legacy.
It is time to rethink our history as mere mythology or imaginary, but in terms of economics, trade, science etc.
The Mahabharata has made a very drastic change in the history of the world as a whole.
Hope someone will combine such datas and create a marvelous movie, so that our next and the present generation gets to know the true world history based on a single/great incident. Let the Hassans and MKs get hit on thier heads
//I have written at many places what had happened post Mahabharata. Kindly read the following article.//
Actually I have been reading most of your blogs, infact I am addicted to your blog for the last 3 years, the only thing is I forget most of the names, places etc because of confusion. One thing I do normally is I have text file that contains all the links of any interesting topics such as this for future reference