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Shalivahana or Satavahana
The Shalivahana era, or Saka era, named after Satavahana (Gautamiputra Satakarni) is used with Hindu calendars, the Indian, Balinese, Javanese and Cambodian Buddhist calendar. Shalivahana era begins near the vernal equinox of the year 78, after defeating Scythian king Maues. Shalivahana is the next phase or start of Yuga of Learning. Shalivahana patronised popular dialects in preference to the elites' language Sanskrit.
Shalivahana born to Ramakrishna from Pallandupuri on river Cauvery and potter's daughter Satakarni from Prathishtanapuri. Ramakrishna left them after some time. So, he was brought up by a hunter. The boy Shalivahana was extremely intelligent and had an extreme fascination towards pottery and hunting. He can make dolls of soldiers, weapons and so on, which look real. One day he sat on a large branch of a Shali tree and shouted, "This is my Shali-vahan" and friends began to call him, Shalivahana. As a youth Salivahana broke-up the gangs that robbed traders' caravans. The people of Paithan on the bank of river Godavari made him local chief.
Shalivahana was an assistant to a local king, who was paying tribute to king Vikramadhithya. Shalivahana stopped paying Tribute. When Vikramadhithya sent his representative, he told them, “If emperor is capable, let him wage a war against me and collect the tribute.” Vikramadhithya got very angry and marched with all his army towards the kingdom. He defeated great emperor Vikramaditya with deception, using clay figures, which look like actual soldiers and army. The invaders could not distinguish between real and large number of dolls. Salivahana could easily kill Vikramadhithya. Thus, he became an emperor. Pahlavas, who were under Vikramaditya, started rebelling against him.
Pahlava king wanted to marry Amaravathi princess NAkanikai, who is the most intelligent and learned girl that time. Shalivahana take NAkanikai as hostage and challenges Pahlava king to rescue her. Shalivahana, a smart hunter ambushes Pahlava king and married NAkanikai.
Shalivahana, ruler of the Satavahana Empire, defeated the Yavanas, Sakas, and rulers of Nahapana and Ushavadata (from Nahapana's coins). The Nasik Prasasti describes Gautamiputra as the ruler of the Aparanta, Anupa, Saurashtra, Kukura, Akara, and Avanti. Kanishka of kushan may have been a Shalivahana. He is one of two era founders (Shalivahana and Vikramaditya).
போஜனப்ப்ரிய! விஜ்ஞானம் நாமரூபம் சதயதனம்
Loving food only or you are just fit for eating!
Living is about Consciousness - Mind and Matter - Sense Gates
ஸ்பர்சம் வேதனம் திருச்ணம் உபாதனம்
Contact - Feeling - Craving - Clinging
பவம் ஜாதி ஜாராமரணம் நிறுபயம் சக்ரவர்திம்
Becoming - Birth Aging and Dying - Even great king is helpless, have to accept harsh realities
King answers Vedas contain:
மந்திரம் லௌகிகம் | தந்திரம் விஜ்ஞானம் ||
தர்மம் ப்ரஹ்மஸ்வருபம் | ஸுன்யப் பிரச்னம் போதிஸத்த்வம்
[vedic hymn/rituals (மந்திரம்) are for worldly things; scientific material or techniques (தந்திரம்) in vedas are for understanding universe. Truth/laws (தர்மம்) are the forms or views of ultimate reality. Only by questioning with open or empty mind, one can attain enlighytenment]. Openness or egoless state is the way to the attainment of perfect knowledge or enlightenment
This is similar to Muruga story. People read vedas with out knowing meaning of Om, starting point. Every one will say, all are in Vedas, with out knowing anything. Many learned people just memorise small part of the work with out understanding the content and what the works are about
KunAdhyA looses challenge and destroys all his work (ப்ருஹத் கதா, ப்ருஹத் கதா மஞ்சரி) and sets fire to his huge library. Thus he burnt many valuable works and lot of literary works were lost due to wars.