Account Share

Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #tirunelveli

Most recents (1)
#History/#Art thread โ€“ From my recent trip to Madurai/Tirunelveli. On Jain sites (some with a rich history dating back to at least the 3rd cent. BCE), early Pandyan rock-cut cave temples (7th-8th cent. CE) & the amazing Vettuvan koil.

Pic: Mahavira (~8 cent CE), Kizhakuyilkudi
Before I start on the places, the history around all this is fascinating & splits opinion. Is it apt to call the script Tamili/Tamil Brahmi? Did it develop independently in the Tamil country/come with the Jain monks from the north? Were 8,000 Jains actually impaled in Madurai?>
>Were the Saivites overaggressive in promoting their faith? Shall only be happy to discuss on these separately (unless it gets too long/irrational). And Iโ€™m not posting every inscription from the places here, despite their importance. Again, shall be happy to discuss them.
Read 39 tweets
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a ๐Ÿ’Ž Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with ๐Ÿ˜˜ Paypal or  Become a Patron ๐Ÿ˜ on Patreon.com
Related hashtags
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a ๐Ÿ’Ž Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with ๐Ÿ˜˜ Paypal or  Become a Patron ๐Ÿ˜ on Patreon.com