On Agastya and Aryanization - 1
naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 11 21:07:41 EDT 1998
Potters and the Indian priestly class have ancient connections.
To add to the discussion of kOtu kulam, potters and their
connection to "Siva cult:
KaDuveLi Siddhar, in one of the most popular of all siddha poetry,
calls "Siva as a potter.
nanda van2attil Or aaNDi - avan2
naalaaRu maadamaayk kuyavan2ai vENDik
koNDu vantaan2 oru tONDi - mettak
kuuttaaDik kuuttaaDip pOTTu uDaittaaNDi
"a beggar in a flower garden
sought out for a potter,
and pleaded for 10 long months-
Prayers granted; the beggar brought forth
a water pot.
Then, what's the use?
He danced frantically and
slipped the pot.
It became pieces"
Here, beggar is Atman; potter is "Siva; pot is body;
the dance is life...
KaDuveLi uses "Siva explicitly few times elsewhere.
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