Origins of Tamils?[Where are Tamil people from?]-PART :52

[Compiled by: Kandiah Thillaivinayagalingam]

We came to know from the Rig vedas that "natural causes" or "ecological changes" is not only the reason for the fall of the civilization around 1700 B.C,even though.some say that the Saraswati River was drying up due to the river capture and sandstorms or others that the region suffered catastrophic floods.Eventually,this prosperity came to an end.The integrated cultural network collapsed.Trade,writing,and seals all but disappeared from the area.Many believe that the decline of the Harappan civilization was a result of Three possible causes,and probably a combination of all three:1.External human forces:Invading nomadic tribes of Aryan
warriors.Harrapans had very poor weapons--stone tipped arrows. Aryan war-god Indra vs. Indus pacifists.2.Natural forces: floods,droughts,radical geologic changes.Natural dams flooded the cities. Back up of salt water from the ocean.3.Internal human forces:urban pollution and over population.Decline of trade with Mesopotamia. Conservative culture that did not pick up new ideas.Didn’t use their ingenuity to defend themselves.Also the identification of the Vedic Sarasvati River with the Ghaggar-Hakra River was accepted by most of scholars.such as:Friedrich Max Müller,Michael Danino and S.R.N. Murthy.Hence the abandoning of Harrapa and Mohenjodaro was probably due to several factors such as Invading hordes of Aryans / Indo-Europeans, progressive desiccation of the Indus Valley,Seasonal flooding of Mohenjo Daro and other sites[dangers of floods],due to shifts in the river course and the sharp decrease in trade with Mesopotamia 

It is very easy to find out whether this Indus valley civilization is belongs to dravidians or aryans.For example:

1]:There were no temples or places of worship as well as no evidences of any form of "fire culture" existed there.We find from the archaeological excavation that there were no evidence of fire altars in Harappa or Mohenjodaro.and consequently one can reasonably conjecture that the various rituals around the fire which are so critical in Hinduism were introduced later by the Aryans.

2]:We find Brahui,a Dravidian language still spoken by about 2.2 million people mainly in the Balochistan region of Pakistan and also in Afghanistan as well as Indus valley script is a agglutinative as Dravidian language.

3]:There were no evidences found in Indus valley to support any caste system,the so called "varna system" existed among indus valley people.But we find that 3500 years old Rig Veda proposed a caste system in four steps such as:Brahmins [priest ],Kshatriyas (the warriors),Vaishyas (merchants) and Shudras (workers).According to traditional theories, the Indian caste system has its origins in the advent of the Aryans in the Indus Valley.Thus,this social stratification system was the product of the Aryan people’s will to separate themselves from, and subjugate,the local populations,dark-skinned inhabitants,the
Dasyus.Here,the Caste was assigned by birth;children inherited the caste and functions of their parents.There was very little mobility across castes and the fair skinned Aryans conveniently placed themselves at the top of the Social hierarchy.and placed native Indian/Indus valley people such as domestic workers & cleaners, artisans, traders and the fourth Varna,at the bottom of the Social hierarchy,by which the Aryans who came in as a conquering people,now became the ruling class.
4]:The Indus Valley people do not appear to have been in possession of the horse: there is no osteological evidence of horse remains in the Indian sub-continent before 2,000 BC, when the Aryans first came to India, and on Harappan seals and terracotta figures, horses do not appear.However, Bulls and elephants do appear on these seals,That is,We find that, though the Aryans had a horse culture,which is very evident from rig veda,there were no evidence exists of horses among the many representations of animals of the lost Harappan civilization.

5]:The spiritual approach of the non-Aryans[Indus valley people] was Tantra and it differed from
the Vedic practices of the Aryans because it was fundamentally an introversive process rather than an external ritual.The various artifacts found in the Indus valley ruins are yogic or Tantric in nature.These include proto-Tantric fertility symbols such a lingams and yonis & Mother Goddess figurines Also we find a Shiva seal which depicts a buffalo-horned masked male figure seated on a throne in a version of the cross-legged "lotus" posture of Yoga and his private parts prominently visible,Another wood-sculpture of a squatting female statue also found.Here this female squats in birthing position lifting her dress to reveal her private parts,stained from offerings.Women, according to many Vedic injunctions were considered too low to study and teach the scriptures.On the other hand,Tantric teachings,have generally held women in high regard.

6]:The lack of references to agriculture in the Rig-Veda indicate that the early Aryans were pastoralists.In contrast, the Tantric Dravidians were wheat /rice-growing farmers.



  1. If Tamil Origin Theory is valid, then where are ancient sites in Tamil Nadu comparable to Indus Valley cities? Anthropology of ancient skeletons dug-up in Indus valley revealed close match with present population of Punjab & Sind.

    Even today there is no general agreement on Indus-Valley language & culture. However, most scholars accept that there is no evidence of Aryan Invasion. There is simply no evidence of destruction of cities or abrupt religious, cultural transformation by invading armies. Some have suggested a gradual migration of small groups of Aryans who gradually climbed up social hierarchy and influenced the culture & religion of masses. Again there is no general agreement. Meanwhile the issue got thoroughly politicised by warring groups of cultural & linguistic fanatics.