Question on Chinese folk novels
DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Wed Sep 30 02:50:54 EDT 1998
How to reconcile the two statements below.
Agastya teaches tamil not Sanskrit. Is this aryanisation?
At 07:44 PM 9/29/98 PDT, you wrote:
>Agastya resides in Potiyil in ParipaaTal. For Kamban, Agastya teaches
>in Potiyil/Malaya mountain which he learnt from Siva. For the buddhist
>author of ViiracOziyam grammar, Agastya learns Tamil from
>Agastya represents the Aryanization of the South in Tamil literature
>4th century AD onwards. That is from the time Agastya appears in the
>of the South. It is only natural that his abode, malaya figures
>in Hindu Sanskrit texts while potalaka figures in Buddhist Sanskrit
>texts in special ways.
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