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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Today, the 22nd July, 2009 is considered a rare day due to total eclipse over some parts of our country.

One advise given to all is not to look at the SUN with naked eyes. Many scientific and religious reasons are given.

In this context, a particular line in our "KARU HARUCHODHU" during our funerals is ' Sandirana sarpa nunguvane nodi nithirae maadi dhadhu Papa ' which translates into 'To sleep after seeing the moon being swallowed by snake is a sin' or simply put to see the sun during eclipse is a sin/mistake/not good for the eyes.

Karu Harachodhu is being carried out for centuries now. Does it mean our ancestors had known about the ill effects of looking at the sun with naked eyes during eclipse?

May be we are not aware of our ‘good old – Muththe muththappa/heththe heththappa ‘ scientists? '


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gopenath
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I would definitely believe that our ancestors were not only Scientists but also Intellectuals!!!!!!
An example comes from their medicinal practice with the so called " ARAVATHU GIDU " to treat children.... I dont have any ideas about since how many centuries was this practised. But definitely it was a remarkable finding with the help of no Science and technology... This is one small example and there are thousands like this. Our Muthe Muthappas and Hetthe Hetthappas were really intelligent if not scientists...........

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deva_mathan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The scientific Tempre or scienfic bent of mind was always there in Badagas. Lest they would not have built houses way back in 1600's in locations where water fall is always there. Look at our drainage systems.

The Italian priest who visited India in 1613, writes about existence of hamlets in the Nilgiris. We are not sure, how many years/ centuries prior to 1613 as to the existence of our hetthappa/ Mutthappa.

Organic food, is another example of badaga habits until last few decades were part of Badaga eating habits.

I am looking for a silent transformations to our good old golden lifestyles, while advancing ourself with latest technical inventions.

Let us keep going places.

Cheers!

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