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Tamil and The Sanskrit Aindra Grammar School
The oldest available Tamil book known as Tolkappiyam written by Tolkappiyan is dated to be from 300-400bc. In this book, Tolkappiyan has mentioned that the natural languages spoken by the people in the region between Venkatam and Kumari (Indian Ocean) was f...

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Sauram & NavaGraha
Picture Credit: Amar D.Gupta The Hinduism which we practice today is a consolidation of various matham (religion). Each matham has one primary God and it can be considered as monotheistic.  The traditional 6 religion which were said to be grouped together b...

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Jallikattu Is India's National Heritage
Jallikattu is a bull-taming or bull-embracing sport practised in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. Although this sport is practiced mainly by people from the Mukkulathor community, it is participated by everyone irrespective of communal or religious bac...

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Does God only understand Sanskrit?
Picture credit :mariaparaffina I had an interesting discussion with a few people this week. One of the question which I came across was if God only understands Sanskrit. You can actually pray in any language including English. You can even pray by heart wit...

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The Mysterious European Statue In Brihadeeswara Temple
Please view the video above before reading further. Turn on the audio. You can also click on  Ancient Indian Sculptures show International Connections - Brihadeeswarar Temple There is a sculpture of a European man carved on the gopuram (tower)  of Thanjavur...

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Why Tamil Barbers Don't Work on Tuesdays?
Picture Credit Malaysia Daily The Tamil barbers are called Ambattar, Navidar or even Pariyari. They are also called Maruthuvar which carries the same meaning as "doctor" or "medical practitioner".  This is because the Tamil barbers also served as surgeons d...

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Kabali - What Malaysians Need to Know
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE MOVIE. ALSO, IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET EMOTIONAL AND NOT THINK OUT OF THE BOX, DON'T BOTHER READING THIS. THERE ARE OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS BLOG WHICH MAY INTEREST YOU. As expected, Kabali was receive...
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