I think yesterday, there was a news in TV saying that in periyakoil, RRC's 1026th birthday was celebrated. I wonder how do they know the year of RRC's bday, to calculate it as 1026th Bday. I think they mixed up with his year of crowing with his birth year.
Yes, Mr.Satish,you are correct.YesterdayI attended the function.One Tnj MunicipalCouncillor Mr.Rajeswaran,also INTACH member,touched thispointand raised a question regarding the birth year of RRC.According to him, when RRC was crowned he might have attained 34 years(approximately) after that he ruled for 29 years.So this year it must be 1060th birth day of RRC.So far nobody has raised this important question, I think. Hope our group will find the answer.N.S.
The year of birth is not referenced. The star is based on endowments mentioned in inscriptions to commemorate his star. Sps sir, might have the actual references
yes, sir! very true! according to the reknowned archaeologist, Sri. N. Sethuraman, RRC was born in the year 947 AD. He was crowned in the year 985 AD, 15 yrs after Maduranthaka Utthama Chozhar was crowned. A lot of people say that AK was 28 yrs of age when he was assassinated in 969. It is also said that Kundavai was two yrs younger to AK and Arulmozhi was 4 yrs younger to Kundavai. Based on all these points I have arrived at this :
Aditha Karikalan was born in the year 941. Kundavai was born in the year 943. Arulmozhi Varman was born in the year 947. When Arulmozhi was born, Kundavai was 4 years old and Aditha Karikalan was 6 years old. Aditha Karikalan was assassinated in the year 969. He was 28 years old. At that time, Kundavai was 26 years old. Arulmozhi Varman was 22. Maduranthaka Utthama Chozhar was crowned in the year 970. He ruled for 15 years, from 970 to 985. Arulmozhi Varman was 23 years old, when Maduranthakar was crowned. Arulmozhi Varman ascended the throne as Rajaraja Chozhar in the year 985, after Maduranthakar died. Arulmozhi was 38 years old. He ruled for 29 years, from the year 985 to 1014. When he died in the year 1014, he was 67 years old.
In the year 2011..... It's 1042 years since Aditha Karikalan was assassinated in 969, 1064 years since Arulmozhi Varman was born in 947, and 1026 years since Arulmozhi Varman ascended the Chozha throne as Rajaraja Chozhar in 985.
Please correct me if I have been wrong in any of these above mentioned points (and also any miscalculations). It is true that people have confused his birthday with the day he was crowned king. On 5th November, 2011, RRC turned 1064 years old (Aippasi, Sadaya nakshatram). But, he still lives on in history and in all our hearts.
yes, sir! very true! according to the reknowned archaeologist, Sri. N. Sethuraman, RRC was born in the year 947 AD. He was crowned in the year 985 AD, 15 yrs after Maduranthaka Utthama Chozhar was crowned. A lot of people say that AK was 28 yrs of age when he was assassinated in 969. It is also said that Kundavai was two yrs younger to AK and Arulmozhi was 4 yrs younger to Kundavai. Based on all these points I have arrived at this :
Aditha Karikalan was born in the year 941. Kundavai was born in the year 943. Arulmozhi Varman was born in the year 947. When Arulmozhi was born, Kundavai was 4 years old and Aditha Karikalan was 6 years old. Aditha Karikalan was assassinated in the year 969. He was 28 years old. At that time, Kundavai was 26 years old. Arulmozhi Varman was 22. Maduranthaka Utthama Chozhar was crowned in the year 970. He ruled for 15 years, from 970 to 985. Arulmozhi Varman was 23 years old, when Maduranthakar was crowned. Arulmozhi Varman ascended the throne as Rajaraja Chozhar in the year 985, after Maduranthakar died. Arulmozhi was 38 years old. He ruled for 29 years, from the year 985 to 1014. When he died in the year 1014, he was 67 years old.
In the year 2011..... It's 1042 years since Aditha Karikalan was assassinated in 969, 1064 years since Arulmozhi Varman was born in 947, and 1026 years since Arulmozhi Varman ascended the Chozha throne as Rajaraja Chozhar in 985.
Please correct me if I have been wrong in any of these above mentioned points (and also any miscalculations). It is true that people have confused his birthday with the day he was crowned king. On 5th November, 2011, RRC turned 1064 years old (Aippasi, Sadaya nakshatram). But, he still lives on in history and in all our hearts.
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should have been much older than RRC and his birth year should be 937 - which was why a conspiracy was hatched by the pazhuvettarayars and his group as per PS, on First Come First Served basis !
That was why Pazhuvettarayars used Nandhini. Nandhini used this opportunity to avenge the death of her lover Veerapandiyan and the hidden agenda
of the Pazhuvettarayars motive to kill AK to prevent him from ascending the throne ! Waav, Amarar Kalki must be correct in analysing the conspiracy though he had not elaborated it in PS !
But, the Pazhuvettarayars did not want AK dead in the first place. They only wanted to deny him of his right to the throne and crown Maduranthakan (as per PS). Amarar Kalki has not even hinted at any point in the story that the Pazhuvettarayars were (even secretly) planning to kill AK and used Nandini for that. It was Nandini's own wish that she wanted AK killed with the help of the Pandyan Abathudhavigal. In fact, Nandini lured Periya Pazhuvettarayar, as well as Parthibendra Pallavan and Kandan Maran into her "web of desire" as Kalki describes it, and used them to fulfill her needs.
If Uthama Cholan born in 937 A.D, then he would be 20 years old when Gandaraditya cholan died ... So, he could have easily suceeded his father as a king instead of giving throne to sundara cholan .....
Also, till 949 A.D, raja adithya was the crown prince ... only in takkolam battle in 949 A.D he was killed ... So, they decided to make Gandaraditya as the crown prince in 949 A.D ... When parantaka chola I died in 1950, uthama cholan was 13 yrs old .. They will surely assume that Gandaraditya would rule for another seven - ten years , by that time uthama chola would be 20 - 23 yrs old & it is old enuf
to take over the kingdom without any trouble .... So, y did parantak I asked sundara chola to succeed Gandaraditya ??
So, i dont feel uthama chola's birth year of 937 is a correct estimate ....
If he assume uthama chola birth year around 945 A.D, then we can tell that
uthama cholan would be only 12 -15 years & hence parantaka wish of sundara chola must succeeding Gandaraditya looks logical ... but, uthama chola died in 985 i.e 40 yrs of age ( if we assume his birht year as 945 A.D ) ...
A king dying of natural causes @ 40 years looks very much less probable ?