Even after being provided with a large amount of archeological information about the presence of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, both the Islamists and their apologists refuse to believe the scientific evidence and continue to peddle their agenda and play the victim card.
While it is not necessary to provide more evidence to those who willfully lie and spread misinformation, it is our duty to get the ordinary Hindu out of the lying liberals’ hold and put to rest any seeds of doubt liberals may try and sow in their minds. On that note let us examine some of the historical references made about Sri Rama Mandir in Ayodhya found in the inscriptions of temples in Tamil Nadu.
In the temple complex of Pullalur Kailasanathar temple in Kanchipuram built by Parantaka Chola I in his 34th regnal year, a temple was built for Sri Rama which is inscribed in the stones of the temple as ‘Thiru Ayodhi Nindrarulia Sri Raghavar’ and ‘Ayodhi Perumanadigal Sri Ragavar’.
Epigraphist S. Rasu has provided an explanation for the same. He says, “There is evidence for the presence of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya in the inscriptions of a temple dedicated to Sri Ram built in 941CE in Kanchipuram. The ancient Indian itihas Ramayan had been written in many languages. They (ancestors) built temples for him in many places. Even at Kodumanal, an archeological site, there is a temple for Rama”.
He further adds that in Pul Velur (now known as Pullalur village of Kanchipuram taluk, in 941CE, in the 34th year of the reign of Parantaka Chola I, they built a temple for Rama and inscribed ‘Thiru Ayodhi Nindrarulia Sri Ragavar, Ayodhi Perumanadigal Sri Ragavar’ while mentioning it.
Rama is also known as Raghava as he was the descendant of Raghu Vamsa. The wife of Parantaka Chola I, queen Nampirattiyar Seibhuvana Sundari Maniyar donated 10 kazhanchu (a unit of measuring gold) gold to light a lamp for Sri Raghava. Pul Velur Sabayar accepted the 10 kazhanchu gold and agreed to light the lamp till the sun and moon are present. They also agreed to pay a penalty of ‘ettaraikkanam’ (unit of money) if they miss lighting the lamp on any day.
The inscriptions mentioning these details were recorded by the Epigraphy branch of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1923. The original source is available in the 32nd volume of South Indian Inscriptions on page number 54 as the 41st inscription. Apart from this during the reign of Rajendra Chola I donations were made towards reading Ramayana in the temple.
இந்தக் கல்வெட்டில் ராமபிரான் ‘எயிற் கோட்டத்து புள்வேளூர் திரு அயோத்தி நின்று அருளிய ஶ்ரீ ராகவப் பெருமாள்’ என்று குறிப்பிடப்படுகிறார். பராந்தகரைத் தவிர, இரண்டாம் ராஜேந்திர சோழர் காலத்தில் ராமாயணம் படிப்பதற்கான நிவந்தங்கள் இந்தக் கோவிலுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்டிருக்கின்றன #JaiSriRam pic.twitter.com/2IFgJAm1mH
— Krishnan (@tskrishnan) August 4, 2020
Another temple of Vishnu, Vaikunda Perumal temple in the same district of Kanchipuram, which is believed to be built by Pallava king Nandivarman II towards the end of 7th century, has an inscription of the queen, Villavan Madhevi, of Parthibendra Varman donating land to the temple built by her for the God of ‘thiruvayodhyai’ (Ayodhya) for the daily affairs of the temple.
It houses another inscription in which it is mentioned that Villavan Madevi, the queen of Parthibendra Varman donated some land to the temple built by her for the god of ‘Thiruvayodhyai’ (Ayodhya) for ‘sri bali’ and ‘archana bhoga’. It appears that the queen built a temple for Rama inside the temple complex of Vaikunda Perumal temple for which she made the donation.
The fake historians can lie and distort as much as they wish but the stones sculpted by the creators of history and history inscribed on them will always speak the truth. Another evidence about the presence of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya presents itself in the form of an inscription made in the time of Vikrama Chola on the stones of ‘Eri Kattha Ramar’ (Rama who protected the lake) temple in Madurantakam. It was known as Ayodhi Perumal vinnagaram (Vinnagaram is how Vishnu temples are generally referred to in Tamil) in the time of Cholas. In this inscription also Sri Rama is mentioned as ‘Thiruvayodhi Peruman’ (god of Ayodhya). Vikrama Chola reigned the Chola Desa between 1118 CE and 1135 CE.
மூன்றாவது, இப்போது ‘ஏரி காத்த ராமர் கோவில்’ என்று அழைக்கப்படுவதும் பல்லவர் காலத்தில் அயோத்திப் பெருமாள் விண்ணகரம் என்று அழைக்கப்பட்டதுமான மதுராந்தகம் ராமர் கோவிலில் உள்ள விக்கிரமசோழன் காலத்துக் கல்வெட்டு. ராமபிரானை ‘திரு அயோத்திப் பெருமான்’ என்று குறிப்பிடுகிறது. #JaiSriRam pic.twitter.com/yIQ6zH1GXx
— Krishnan (@tskrishnan) August 4, 2020
It is but a pity that despite having such rich historical references to the presence of Sri Rama in Ayodhya, even some misguided Tamil Hindus chose to believe the anti-Hindu narrative of Dravidian and Tamil nationalist parties who are but the handmaidens of Abrahamists out to destroy our civilization.
It is this Hinduphobic group that ran the Twitter trend calling Ravana as their god and not Sri Rama. It also shows how the Hindu society relies on populist stands instead of enhancing its knowledge by searching for the truth.
Did you find this article useful? We’re a non-profit. Make a donation and help pay for our journalism.