Vietnam Ganesha
  • Wonderful article Vijay sir.
    It is fascinating to see Ganapathy's presence in Afganisthan to Greater India.
    (He is still sitting in the Indonesian currency !)
    We are waiting to see more of this series.
  • fascinating indeed. I had gone to an authentic Vietnamese restaurant last night and I saw a golden statue (which looked like a Ganesha) at the cashier's counter. I just wondered about it. Lo and behold, this morning I see this email thread about Champa!

    Thank you so much!

  • Thanks. below is an interesting discussion on the Corn / maize

    maize / corn discussions
    “*Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man*” – Nobel
    laureate, Rabindranath Tagore
  • Corn - Cholam....chola nadu

    Our ealier food is choolam....not rice....chola nadu sorudaithu (ie.choola soru)

    We also cultivated cholam...corn

    with regards

    S. Arul Ganesh
  • Corn - Cholam....chola nadu

    The meaning of Chola in sanskrit is thin cover - in Tamil Urai.

    One who ruled from Uraiyur is called cholas in sanskrit.

    Cholam aslo has a soft cover over the corns and hence Cholam.
  • That is why I believe we must give greater credence to local stories,
    sevi vazhi seidi and local puranams. Otherwise modern linguists can link
    any word in any language and arrive at any 'acceptable' or
    'revolutionary' theories. Same goes for dating of events.
    In our enthusiasm to give absolute periods and dates to events, we must
    not lose the original sources even if they appear to be improbable or
  • Interesting..

    Where does the "Kozhi vendhar" - Cholas, "Kozhiyur" - Uraiyur fit in here?

    Unlike the Pandyas and Cheras, the Chola etymology is confusing and mysterious.
  • Thanks karthik - credit goes first to Kalki for firing up the interest and
    to PSVP friends for supporting the quest...

    “*Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man*” – Nobel
    laureate, Rabindranath Tagore

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