Source for slokas : Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.2-3
yo ‘sau satyavrato nāma, rājarṣir draviḍeśvaraḥ
jñānaḿ yo ‘tīta-kalpānte, lebhe puruṣa-sevayā
sa vai vivasvataḥ putro, manur āsīd iti śrutam
tvattas tasya sutāḥ proktā, ikṣvāku-pramukhā
yaḥ asau — he who was known; satyavrataḥ — Satyavrata; nāma — by the name;
rāja-ṛṣiḥ — the saintly king; draviḍa-īśvaraḥ — the ruler (lord, master) of the Draviḍa countries;
jñānam — knowledge; yaḥ — one who; atīta-kalpa-ante — at the end of the last kalpa, lebhe — received;
puruṣa-sevayā — by rendering service to the Purusha; saḥ — he; vai — indeed; vivasvataḥ — of Vivasvān; putraḥ — son; manuḥ āsīt — was the Vaivasvata Manu;
iti — thus; śrutam — I have already heard;
tvattaḥ — from you;
tasya — his; sutāḥ — sons; proktāḥ — have been explained;
ikṣvāku-pramukhāḥ — headed by Ikṣvāku; nṛpāḥ — many kings.
That saintly king and ruler (king) of the Dravida Countries who was known by the name of Satyavrata, at the end of the last kalpa (before the Pralaya) .. received knowledge by service to The Purusha, he indeed was Vaivaswata Manu, the son of Vivaswan, his sons have been proclaimed as the kings, famous as the Ikshvakus.
What this implies : The divine and dark Sri Rama, who was a descendant of Ikshvaku was the descendant of the Dravida King, Satyavrata Manu. This fits in with the time of Sri Rama, the Vedas and the late arrival of Aryans into India.
The people who support the Aryan theory translate the words Manuh Asit differently. Instead of saying “Was Manu”, they interpret this as “became manu” or was ” reborn as manu” – this is a case of retrofitting translations on a pre-concieved theory).
Satyavrata Manu moved north with Vasishtha and the other Saptarishis as well as one of his sons Ikshvaku, who established Ayodhya after the flood waters had receded. He was also known as Vaiwasvatha Manu and Sraddha. His other sons stayed back and survived with the help of Ganesha and Uma. (Pralaya Katha Vinayaka and Mata: Kruta Yuga Flood Narrations)
See Also :
- Dark, handsome heroes of Uttar Pradesh – Sri Rama and Sri Krishna
- Anarya! Dushyantha, Sri Rama, Sri Krishna.
- The Vedas were of the Tretha Yuga – Srimad Bhagavatham, Vedas
- Karikala (Kalikala) Chola and the Ikshvakus: Tiruvalangadu Copper-Plates of Rajendra-Chola I
- Aryan + Naga: Sisunagas, Gauthama Kasyapa Buddha, Chandragupta : Bhavishya Purana
- How many kinds of Yugas are there?
- Kalpas, Manvantaras, Samvatsaras
It is highly ironic that some Dravidians disown Sri Rama who is one of their own while the Aryans claim him, when they came to India several millenia after Sri Rama. Such indeed is life!
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