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Madurai historian set to create awareness to students on Tamil culture

Chennai, March 14 (BPNS)

A seventy-year-old retired Tamil teacher, D. Devaraj Athiyasaraj is in to create awareness among students on the ancient Tamil culture with his fourth documentary film, ‘Kumari Kandam’.

The retired Tamil teacher who is also a historian has already done three other documentaries on Tamil which include, “  American Kalloriyin Varalaru’, ‘ Sarkar Potta Utharavu’ and ‘Pasumalai Thanthai’. He also authored 25 books.

In his latest documentary,’ Kumari Kantham’(Kumari Continent) the retired Tamil teacher details the origin of Tamil civilization and how the Tamil king Pandyan launched the first Tamil Sangam or meeting of Tamil scholars. The documentary also features the history of River  Vaigai, the lives of known Tamil poets, and the rich ancient traditions of the Tamil people. The documentary was shot in 2D and 3D formats.

While speaking to BPNS, the Tamil teacher who is also an exponent of the rich culture of Madurai said, “ I want our youth to have more knowledge on the ancient culture of Tamils and its origin. Our old Sangam period literature books, ‘Kali Thogai’ and ‘Pari Padal’ has mentioned that ancient Tamil originated in Kumari continent and scholars had described this place as Lemuria continent.”

He further said that Kumari Kandam was the cradle of civilization and proof of the ancientness of Tamil culture.

The retired Tamil teacher from the CSI Higher secondary school, Madurai said,” The proof of the ancientness in Tamil culture and Kumari Kandam as the seat of it is evident from the ‘sanga pulavar shrine’ in Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple and Nakkirar Temple.”

He said that his documentary will be screened for the general public and in schools and colleges to create awareness among the students and the general public on the rich and ancient culture of Tamil people.