Vakanar: 1 definition

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Vakanar means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Ancient Sri Lanka

Tamil poet Mayil Vakanar wrote a book on the history of Tamil kings of Jaffna in 1736 during the Governor ship of Jan Maccara, a Dutch officer. Jaffna was under the control of Dutch in the 18 th century. Mayil Vakanar says that he referred to the texts Kailaya Malai, Vaiyai Padal, Rasa Murai and Pararajashekharan Ula and wrote his book. Interestingly, Mayil Vakanar starts Sri Lankan history from the Ramayana era. According to him, Rakshasas reigned over Sri Lanka for three Yugas. Rama killed Ravana and gave the kingdom to Vibhishana. He says that King Vijaya came to Sri Lanka and built many Koyils (Temples).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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