It is surprising to see that the inscription issued in Saka 1108 is nothing more than a mass of names and no achievements. What does this mean? The Velanati Chodas didn’t achieve anything or by the time of Prithviswara, everything is forgotten? That he is ruling from Pithapuram and not Tsandavole itself is an indication… Read More Pithapuram Inscription of Velanati Choda Prithviswara
The dynastic change from Vijayalaya Chola Adhirajendra Chola to Vengi Chalukya Kulottunga Chola is one of the most chaotic events in South Indian history. Think about it. You know everything about Cholas till 1062, then, suddenly everything goes blank, then, again, clarity comes around 1080. Why is it a fascinating subject? Too many parameters, too… Read More From Rajendra Chalukya to Kulottunga Chola
I really hope this is a dead and dusted thing. Why they talk about Ayodhya? Why don’t they talk about the most Holy and Important Tirthas of Kailash and Man Sarover? Madina Education Centre in Hyderabad, run by Madina Education and Welfare Society, is silently and sincerely waging a relentless war against the evil forces… Read More Demolition of Babri Masjid and Aftermath – Speech by Subramanian Swamy, March 13, Madina Education Centre, Hyderabad
There is a obscure kingdom on the extreme end of Saurashtra by name Saindhavas about him almost nothing is known. Why do they matter? They crushed the Arab Navy, not once, but twice – a defeat that devastating that the Caliph, ordered no more naval raids of India. Nothing is known about them except two… Read More Saindhavas of Bhutambilika
Though one can’t say Alexander’s conquest of Persia was a cake walk, his real miseries started when he entered Persia proper. Hoping for a comfortable winter stay, Alexander marched on Persepolis in late 331 BC but his way was contested by a mountain tribe, Uxians, who demanded a toll for passage. Alexander attacked them and… Read More Alexander in Afghanistan
I was looking into Keezhadi excavations and it looks as if the whole controversy created around it is just a controversy and nothing more. A quick reading tells that this is presented as a Brahminical conspiracy to suppress the glorious Tamil civilization and a whole narrative is built around it. First of all, a few… Read More Keezhadi – Is there a controversy, first of all?
Even in Srirangam, Vaikhanasa was the norm and Pancharatra was treated as a heresy. While Vaikhanasa is based on lineage(a person born in a Vaikhanasa lineage is ordained automatically), Pancharatra says, if qualified, anyone can become the priest. Obviously, it’s treated as a heresy. Yamunacharya is the first noted one who gave a scriptural backing… Read More Krimikantha Chola