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  • Dr. C. Devakumar
    Jai Jinendra Dear Dharmabandhvon, “Old (wave) gives into new; that is the course of nature”- Tolkappiyam When the so called bhakti movement swept the land
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      Jai Jinendra
      Dear Dharmabandhvon,

      “Old (wave) gives into new; that is the course of nature”- Tolkappiyam

      When the so called bhakti movement swept the land of south more particularly, Tamil Nadu, there was the need to accommodate popular names with equivalent so that people slowly get used to the change. Thus have born the following:

      Old names or usage                              new equivalents

      Sramana(n) or samana(n)                         saravana(n)

      Arugan                                                    Murugan

      Arugata (food)                                         saiva

      When one travels the rural side in Tamil Nadu, one comes across villages with names like Arugavur (the village of Aruga = Arhat), Mummani (= Ratnatraya) though the inhabitants are no longer Jains (though their ancestors were perhaps). Similarly, I came across a village near Lucknow called chaubisi, clearly reminding the 24 Tirthankar parampara.

      The five-storeyed structure Qutub Minar clearly reminds the similarity with that of Meru parvat.

      No wonder, our ancestors were very enthusiastic in preserving the values of religion in every walk of life and kept the caste system away in matters of religion. Alas! At last, this did not last.

      You may add to this list of missing links.

      With regards

      Dev

       

                             

       


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