History of Subramanya
  • --- On Sun, 11/10/09, rama chandran wrote:

    Ãpasthambha School which was 10,000 years old rediscovered!

    Discoveries of Shri. R.Ramachandran, Vedic Scholar from Chennai based on inscriptions and literatures.

    The present day Subramanya is located in South Kanara is in Kudremukh group of mountains of three peaks

    1) Mukha Head 1881 Meters (6173 Ft)
    2) Midge Point 1883 Meters (6177 Ft) and
    3) Funk Hill  1892 Meters (6207 Ft).

    In this Subramanya is located at 1727 Meters (5667 Ft) over looking Bisle Ghat and Sisalkal 1195 Meters (3921 Ft)[1].

    In Ramayana Period that is B.C. 8000 this place was identified as Sahaya and Malaya Mountains. The Malaya Mountains were a range of mountains that were mentioned in the Matsya Purana, the Kurma Purana, and the epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These mountains are believed to have formed the Southern most part (Southwards starting from Palakkad) of the Western Ghats, while the Northern part of the same was called the Sahya Mountains. The peaks of these Malaya Mountains are higher than those of the Sahya Mountains. The Anaimalai and Nilgiri form some of its higher ranges. Believably in the Ramayana and Mahabharata ages, and later in the period of recorded history it might have been the junction of the Chera and Pandya Kingdoms .[2].

    Here, Rama saw these mountains where Sita Devi was sitting under Simsapa tree. This tree is of three kinds white, black and yellow, which is bitter inks and for Flag post (Samiths) for doing Asvatha metha yags for his country[3].

    There are chances that Ravana the Lankathipathi, was studying in the school of Ãpastambha , branch of which was located here[4].

    Prof., Max Muller wrote on the authority of F.E. Hall that Ravana (Rawana) wrote a commentary on the Rig Veda[5].

    Rāvana: Prof Max Muller wrote on the authority of F.E.Hall that Rāvana wrote a commentary on the Rig Veda (Pada Pātha of Rig Veda) in a note at the end of its astaka VII, it is ascribed to Ravana. The Pada text of Rig Veda as given differs slightly from the well known work of Śākalya[6].

    An inscription dated March 9, 1346 by Emperor Harihara (1336-1356)  refers to sage Vidyaraya theerta and sree Bharati therertha, in which Sree Vidyaranya Theertha was Senior to Bhatarathi Theertha[7].

    A gift of land was made on May 26th 1386 at the river bed of Pampa named Kil Kunda Nadu, Aragade Area, Santalige Nadu for the Athishtana of Vidyaranya Vidya theertha Bharathi Theertha[8].

    Even though, this Place was called Pithra[9] Kunta[10] once upon a time the meaning of which is the ornament of three Vedas where all the three Vedas were taught and a Brahman is guarded by three Vedas, this place was renamed as Sri Skandapura by King Sangama II, Son of Kampanna on May 30th 1356 .

    Chapter 5 of Bitragunta copper plates mentions, on May 30th 1356 a village called Bitragunda was renamed as Sri Skandapura by King Sangama II Son of Kampa[11].

    This may be due to the work that Skanda Swamin who did bhashya on Rig Veda.

    After Ramayana period This Pithra Kunda was just forgotten and not came in to picture.
    But there are reasons to believe that the Agama for Temples and Palaces were written by Maya and titled Mayamatha was from here only in B.C. 500.

    In A.D 610- 642 when Pulikesi II was ruling Chalukya Dynasty there were several wars with Pallavas from Kanchi, and Mahendra Varman I A.D.600-630 at one stage, took few Agama texts from Chalukya, and when his son Narasimha Varman formed a rock cut temple in Mahabali Puram, made everything  in rock and even the Gopura Kalasa was also made by rock. But as it was against Agama, the king didn’t installed those rock Gopura Kalasa and kept that aside.

    tructing temples were originated from this place.

    The festivals are all done in Vaikanasa Agamas[12].

    Only the Brahmins from here formed and invented the Ganesa Idle which identifies the South Pole (Rahu).

    our horoscopes Rahu and Kethu was placed, and the calculation was arrived that it takes 18 months for crossing one rasi of 30 deg., of the Zodiac.

    The horoscope of Adhi sankara has no mention about this Rahu and Kethu, and from this period people started celebrating the birth day based on Nakshathra. Till A.D. 500 people were celebrating their birth days on Thithi based, and were called Chandra Sidhdhantha, and once people started celebrating their birth days based on Nakshathra they were called as followers of Surya Sidhdhanth.

    But when we look in to the Ayurvedic section of India , Saraka was staying here and taught Ayur Veda to various students. This school also taught Medicine to Jeevika in 10th Century A.D.

    In AD 1200 Anatha Theertha[13] rediscovered this school which was later taken over by Skanda Swamin, the author of Kaushika Bhashya which taught Vedanta on Siva[14], and later on by Madhvacharya[15]. (A.D.1199-1275)[16]

    Shri Madhvacharya (1238-1317) was the chief proponent of Tattvavada popularly known as Dvaita., was born on Vijayadashami day of 1238 CE at Pajaka.Pajaka is a village in Udupi Taluk and district of Karnataka state in India. Pajaka is the place where Dvaita philosopher.

    This Madvacharya wrote commentaries on Rig Veda as per his wish, and the Madhva Vijaya , Vedartha Prakasa, in Taitriya Samhitha
  • Interesting article

    Need to visit the Balalla territories & Subramanya :-)

    It was curious to see the kulkund word as I remember seeing a similar word somewhere in the Mayan texts.

    - R

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