Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Om Akattheesaya namaha...1
In time Agasthya was born from the pot(kumpam), and Vasistha , one of the reputed Saptarisis ,started his life from the sea.
That's why Akasthya called the other name by kumpamuni.For an account of diminutive size he was known as Kurumuni.There are variations of this story in later traditions.
His marriage with Lopamudra, the daughter of a Vidarpa king, has also parallel in his wedding of Kaveri the daughter of Kavera.
Tredition credits Akasthya with founding the first Tamil Sangam and presiding over it.
Akasthyar compose a wellknown book of Akasthyam, had really treated of these three kinds of Tamil Arts namely Iyal, Isai and Natakam.
He is also represented as having composed the first Grammer of Tamil Language by his first student Tholkappiyar in the book Tholkappiyam.
More in next post.