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Monday, October 19, 2009

Dussahra , Diwali and South India

I was wondering lately the reason for Mallus not celebrating Dusshra /Diwali. And this lead us into a discussions about Ram and Ravan. A google search added some more info. I found many references which said that the fight between Ram and Ravan was more of a fight between the Aryans and Dravidians. The assuras one has heard about are in fact the Dravidians ,the early inhabitants of the Indian Subcontinent and the Devas are Aryans who had later on invaded India. The fact that Ravan was one of Asura Kings supports this fact.This also leads one to suspect that probably all the Hindu epics were written by Aryans and thus that would explain why Asuras are depicted as the evil ones. Now that was a great revelation!! In any case personally I feel that Sita might have been better off with Ravana because Ravana was strong enough to be ready to declare her as his wife without really fearing about the opinion of the mob . Apart from that he didnt have any constraints accepting her as his wife even though she had spent considerable time with Ram. Ram obviously appears weak in front of Ravan.


  1. Looks like Mani Ratnam might have read this post. I haven't seen the movie but im assuming its along these lines...

  2. There could be an additional geographical reason. The time of Dussehra/Diwali is right in between the summer and winter seasons of northern India. The summers are too hot and the winter is quite cold. The time of Diwali is especially nice and weather is ideal for celebrations.

  3. BJP/RSS supporters ... please excuse! I feel Ram is one of the weak characters in Hindu Mythology and he is closely followed by Yudhishthir. If we analyze the character with grey shades they have displayed far more strength of character be it Ravan or Karna.