Anga, Vanga and Kalinga are mentioned typically together as the eastern Janapadas. Kalinga was the southernmost tribe.
Godāvari is actually called in common parlance as “Godāri Gangā” and sometimes even simply as “Gangā”. This is unparalleled with any other river in southern India.
I think we should discuss the period of the Janapadas distinctly from that of the great kingdoms. Kalinga was used as a name for both.
It is absurd to say people were speaking Odia during Kalinga war. Do you have a single literary evidence for Odia language then? It evolved from an old Prākrit. Moreover, the type of Prākrit changed later to a Magadhi version, which is the ancestor of both Bengali and Odia.
I feel really sorry for your ridiculous jingoism. The entire weight of literary evidence is clear that the Godavari delta was a central portion of the Kalinga Janapada. I am just pointing out the obvious, while being extremely respectful to my Odia cousins.
The onus of the explanation lies with the people who want to restrict the Kalinga janapada to just till Śrikakulam area. Why would a rich cultured civilization go till Śrikakulam and just ignore the fertile Godāvari delta!? It doesn’t make any sense!
You are artificially trying to eliminate Godāvari delta from the Kalinga region. You can’t just wish it away. It is the largest river in South India, with a very large agricultural economy since ancient times. In parallel, it had very ancient Shiva temples. Who were these people?
What nonsense! How can you compare Godāvari with Vamsadhāra!? Compared to the Godavari, of course, they are just streams.
You are actually insulting the marital and the maritime character of the Kalinga by saying they just stopped at the Vamsadhara river. It doesn’t make any sense!
Godāvari was the boundary of Kalinga. Dakshina Kalinga was the Godāvari delta. Every single evidence points to this !
I also gave arguments why an important port city needs to be at the mouth of large navigable rivers: whether Paradwīpa on the Mahānadi, or Coringa on the Godāvari.
Now look at the remarkable similarity of the name. Where does it come from? This is just commonsense.
Let us see the facts: Coringa was an extremely important port in the 18th century. It was devastated by two monstrous cyclones: one in 1789 and another in 1839. The latter killed 300,000 people and destroyed 20,000 ships. Coringa is undoubtedly in the Dakshina Kalinga region.
On Cousins Day (July 24) today, we may remember James H. Cousins (22 July 1873 — 20 February 1956), an Irish writer and his book "New Ways in English Literature" which Sri Aurobindo had reviewed quite approvingly. He was Vice-President at Kalakshetra, too. https://t.co/K30K6zmmFV
Very few people know that most of mythological fiction are popular representation of the Veda. The four or five brothers of Ramayana and Mahabharata are basically Mitra-Varuna et al. So it's imperative that the new temple should be dedicated to Mitra-Varuna instead of Ram or Rama
Important but self-certification can be dicey. So the real question is which knowledge, which school? Thankfully Sri Aurobindo wrote for seven long years in the ARYA a century back. There can't be a better examination of tradition than what he has executed. Mitra-Varuna will rule.
Human nature can't be compared with anything else; they are just indicators. Sri Aurobindo stresses on Fraternity - the third formula - on the Vedic Mitra-Varuna principle. We are moving towards that.
The last sentence is flawed. Of the four Varnas, the last one is especially geared to work with the service motive. Mahasaraswati in The Mother book represents that faculty. https://t.co/gEPjHIaqEu