There never existed a 'Sangam Era'. The literary works as found from tamil nadu and sri lanka now called as 'sangam literature's' by modern scholars which refers to the kings and regions of Kerala (i.e Sera) are not historical documents but a collection of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythology as written in Tamil language between 8th century C.E and 13th century C.E. (ex. pattitrupattu, purananuru, agananuru, silapathikaram, manimegalai etc)
For Example: 'Ilango Adikal' was the brother of 'Senguttuvan' and their father was 'Nedumseralathan', who is said to have conquered all of India until the Himalayas (i.e Imayamalai) and his father 'Uthiyanseralathan' is said to have fed the armies in the Mahabharata war.(ex. Paripadal).
There existed no 'illango adikal, senguttuvan, nedumserlaathan, uthiyanseralaathan etc' in Kerala history during the period of Ptolemy, Pliny or Ashoka's time when the sovereign of Kerala was titled as 'Keralaputhra' in Sanskrit. The term 'Chera/Sera' in Malayalam/Tamil literary history is the appellation of 'Kerala' in Sanskrit.
The terms 'Tamil, Damila, Dramida etc' as found in the Prakrit literary works and Dravidian literary works including Malayalam (i.e lilathilakam) are the transliteration of 'Dramila/Dravida' in Sanskrit meaning 'adjoining the seas' or the southernmost region of Bharatha (Indian subcontinent) adjoining the ocean as consisting of 'Kerala (chera), Chola (chozha), Pandya (pandi) kingdom' since known literary history hence the ancient Greek travelers/literature refers to the southernmost region of India (indica) as 'Damirica" and the sovereign of Kerala as 'Kerobothras' (i.e Keralaputhra) since antiquity.
The terms ''sangam age' and 'kulashekhara empire' are often used by historians to create an 'historical time period' for the occurrence of the mythological events and kings as relating to the hindu, jain, buddhist mythology as written in Tamil language hence the 'Chera' aka Kerala Kings such as 'Rama Rajashekharan' and 'Sthanu Ravi Varma' in Kerala History are falsely assumed to be the 'Seraman perumal nayanar', a Hindu shaivite king and 'Kulashekhara Azhwar', a Hindu vaishnavite king' of Hindu mythology in Tamil. (i.e divya prabandham, periyapuranam)
For Example: In the traditional Hindu mythology, The Chera aka Kerala king 'Maharaja Kulashekhara' was born on the banks of the river Periyar in Kerala to 'Maharaja Dridhavratha' more than 5000 years ago when the territory as ruled by the Chera aka Kerala king covered the largest portion of Dravidadesha (dravida region) including vast regions of modern Tamil Nadu.
There are several pagodas in erode, coimbatore, thirunelveli etc or modern Tamil Nadu which were once within the territory of the Kerala aka Chera kings in history including kanyakumari district and the royal seat of the 'Keralaputhra' or 'Kerobothros' as per Ptolemy (2nd century C.E) was ‘Karoura’ hence the early historian William Logan (1841–1914) assumed that 'Karoura' of Ptolemy was maybe referring to 'Karur of Coimbatore district in TN' due to the similarity in the names but as per native historians it was the 'Karoor' village in Thrissur district of Kerala or 'Thrikariyoor' (karur) village of Ernakulam district in Kerala itself.
For Example: 'Adiyarkku Nallar' of 12th century C.E in Tamil Nadu also identified in his work, the Kerala aka Chera capital 'Karur' with 'Thiruvanchikulam' (thrissur district) in Kerala Only.
There never existed a 'Sangam Age'. The period of 8th century C.E – 13th century C.E or the period of Jaina influence in Tamil Nadu was when the 'sangam' literature's and grammars were written for Tamil (i.e tholkapiyam) as per several historians whereas the oldest Kannada literature is dated to the 9th century C.E , and the oldest Telugu literature is dated to the 11th century C.E, and the oldest Malayalam literature is dated to the 14th century C.E.
Well versed information. About Sangam dynasty.
Nice video These sangams held in kumarigandam lemuria continent now under sea
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It would have been great if you would have explained them rather reading the slides.
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