Nov 28, 2007

Saint Tiruvalluvar was a Jain

By Dharmanathan Varthamanan
I want to give the following supporting documents to prove as Jain saint:1. It is believed by Jains that "Acharya Kundakunda" has written Thirukkural. There is a Temple in a village called Ponnur (Ponnur malai) near Vandavasi town (Thiruvannamalai district), Tamil nadu.there is a ashram now also. Which is supported financially by "Times of India" group.

2. Eventhough other Tamil genius not agreed that it is not written by Kundkunda, They agreed that Thirukkural written by a Jain saint. (the famous present Tamil writer "Sujatha", The Tamil daily "Dinamani's" former editor Iravadham Mahadevan. are some of the examples who agree Tiruvalluvar as a Jain saint)

3. Shri vaiyapuri pillai, Thiru.Vi.Kalyanasundaram are also agreed that Thiruakurral was written by a Jain saint "Thiruvalluvar". Famous Tamil scholar and Jain activist Later shri Jeevabandhu S.Sripal has released one book with complete evindence. The name of the book is "Indhavithaan Yaar?(Who is controlling five senses)"

4. Recently (year 2000) International Tamil Language foundation ,8417,Autumn drive, Woodridge, Illinois 60517 -USA released a very nice book "Thirukkural-The Holy scripture" at the cost of US$ 19.95. In that book lot of articles regarding "Thirukkural and Tiruvalluvar". In that Sripal's articles also published both Tamil and English.There is a article "Tamilscontribution to world religions-Tamils preeminent place". In that articles we come to know that Thirukurral is written by a Jain saint.

Actually Lot of Tamil epics (Thirukkural, Naladiar,Silappadikaram, Jeevaga sinthamani, Udhyanakumara kaviam, Eladhi) and Grammar (Nannul,Yapparungala karigai) and Dictionaries contributed only by Jains. But it is not much spoken by people because of religious envy. But when they talk about "Strength' they use this and forget.

6 comments:

aishwarya said...

it is new to hear that thiruvallur was jain along with other poets who have been taught as tamil poets. i just want to know that did he really write the kural in tamil or in any other language. i also wonder existence of jain people in that perid?

digambur said...

v.selvaraj jain ponnur village vandavasi taluk sri 108 kund kund muni makaraj (thirukural write)i no of histery who want please contact selvaraj.623@rediffmail.com 6 .06.2009 night star vijay nadandau yanna thiruvalluvar history mr writer jayamohan.writermarks,tell thiruvalluvar is jain one thiruvalluvar foot path ponnur hills 2000 years old 500 page full deatiles i am keeping any u wany please sent mail yhanking you jain articles

NI said...

i agree that thiruvaluvar is a jain -- that does not mean who was not tamil....

dont mix religion and language...

Also, there is no religious envy...nobody is saying thiruvalluvar was hindu.... he was tamil jain.....

Race, Language, religion are variables--- it changes constantly history....

The author of this blog might have his ancestors as brahmins 2000 years back speaking pali language.... 1500 years back the same family might have spoken tamil and might have followed jainisim and 1000 years back might have spoken telugu and practiced hinduism ....nobody knows.....


Thiruvalluvar was a great poet...
Jainsim is a great religion like other religions

There is envy anywhere-- might be there is ignorance

kidambi said...

Nobody knows the real name of the author of Kural. Valluvar is only an honoric name.

The early founders of Tamil literature are jains and Buddhists with roots in the Pali
language.Let's be decent enough to give them the credit for civilizing the Tamil language when it was nascent.

Sridharan

Sasi Kala said...

since lod age jains lived in tamilnadu referred as samanas

Sundar vedanth said...

supporting evidences lie in Tirukural itself. Very first Kural says AdiBagawan muthatre Ulagu.
AdiBagwan is very first Jain Thirthankar.
Another one "Malarmisai Eaginaan"= Maan adi sernthar. Maan is Vardamaan Mahaveer. Malarmisai Eaginaan Maanadi sernthar meaning must be those who choose PariNirnana(Moksha?) VardaMaan's path their names will live for ever in this world. Ordinary Tamil teacher or even experts won't see this twist. Don't blame them. They have no idea or they are not interested in knowing things. There are so many words that proves Tirukural is a Jain work.
The word "Aram" in Tamil is nothing but equivalent of "Arihan(t)". Tirukural's major heading is "Arathu paal". What proof some one need more than this. Aruhan, AruhaDevan refers to Mahaveer and some other Thirthankars. Thiruvalluvar's real name or his other names are not known. Valluvar is a caste name in TN and Kerala. In Kerala, a regions comprises of few districts are called Valluva Nadu. (e.g. Pandiya nadu represents southern districts of Tamilnadu)
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