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?

regards,

sarma.

At 07:44 PM 9/29/98 PDT, you wrote:
><<<
>Agastya resides in Potiyil in ParipaaTal. For Kamban, Agastya teaches
>tamil
>in Potiyil/Malaya mountain which he learnt from Siva. For the buddhist
>author of ViiracOziyam grammar, Agastya learns Tamil from
>Avalalokitezvara.
>
>Agastya represents the Aryanization of the South in Tamil literature
>from
>4th century AD onwards. That is from the time Agastya appears in the
>literature
>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.
>
>More later,
>N. Ganesan



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