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Do they think he was a Yavana or Greek, a Saka or Scythian, or what? Thirumangai Azhwar can't be a European or Western Asian, as members of those tribes are, for the reason that he is a native Tamilian. Many sources state that he is from the Kallar community. The name Kallar primarily traces its etymology to "thief", which Thirumangai Alwar was ...


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Both Ramayana and Mahabharata states about Lord Jagannath. Please see the chapter of the book Lord Jagannath By Suryanarayan Das under the chapter stories from the ramayana and mahabharata (page 12). Mahabharata does so when describing the Ashvamedh Yajna of Indradyumna and the advent of the deities of the Jagannath temple (Jagannatha, Subhadra and ...


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When the Vanaras saw Kumbhakrana, they fled. Then Vibhisana told Rama the following words - "Let’s tell all the monkeys that he is just some giant mechanical man. Once they accept that, they will lose their fear of him." - Valmiki Ramayana VI.49.31 Source: The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India Volume VI (Yuddhakanda). Page No. 271. ...


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Meaning of Varna Varna comes from Vrina dhatu which means "choice". The other words from this root are Varan or to choose; Swayamvar; Aavaran or to cover self; Varnan or to describe. Varna signifies our choice to perform karma in quest to reach Brahma. Varna's translation to Caste or Color is incorrect, likely used by European translators to cast ...


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