The history of India is not only the history of the sultans, the emperors. The great legacy of the Ayyas is visible both in the palaces they used and in the tombs. But even after thousands of years have passed, the history of India’s landlords is still visible in all things in public use. It is a misfortune for India that not even the ruins of her past are visible in the north. The visible was hidden and discovered by the British. Maybe that’s why he stayed in the north. But the whole of the South is still steeped in that legacy, a part of which has been picked up for the first time by stalwart Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam for wide release. The name of the film is Ponniyin Selvan 1, that is, PS-1.
This is the legend of the Chola Empire. A great saga whose glory shines like the sun for some 500 years of history. And for this reason, the period of the Cholas was called the ‘Golden Age’ by Tamil literature. An empire that achieved impossible successes. An empire during which all things like art, literature, religion, trade, agriculture, and research were at their peak. Under whose rule the towns also had their own autonomous system and the temple-monastery was the center of religion as well as the center of education. it was the center of the business. India’s problem is that it is not even aware of that part of its history that is clearly and clearly visible. In such a situation, it becomes very difficult to know or trust that part of the story, in which the bubble of the world has been inflated.
PS 1 will see the great saga of the Chola Empire.
PS-1 is the story of the Chola kingdom and its great warriors, which was founded by Vijayalaya in the 8th century with control of Tanjore by defeating the Pallavas. The story of the film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s classic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. The film is being made in several parts and currently the first part will be released on September 30. The Hindi version of PS-1 will also be released alongside Vikram Vedha, starring Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan. The Hindi audience is eagerly awaiting one of the most amazing stories ever.
the story of the movie is real
However, PS-1 will see the story of Chola emperor Adita Kalikaran, Arulmoji Varman (Raj Raja Chola), and Vallavaraiyan Vanthiythevan. The Vannar castes of Tamil Nadu are considered descendants of Valavarayan Vanthiythevan. During the rule of the Cholas, almost the entire southern region remained under the control of one ruler. and lasted about five centuries. That in itself is a wonderful thing. No foreign invader had ruled for so long even on the throne of Delhi. Neither do the Mughals. The distribution of power in the Chola Empire was among all the people from the bottom up. Many states were created and they had their chieftains. The towns also had their own power. There were also royal officers. Only the supreme power used to be with the emperor who ran the entire empire as a single unit. You can also see it a bit like a democratic system.
The Cholas were originally worshipers of Shaiva. But he also had the same faith in other sects of Hinduism. The Vaishnavas also worshiped the sect alike and built many temples. The work of compiling the Shaiva texts was done in the time of Raja Raja. There is talk of having a similar job for Vaisnava texts. The Cholas also sheltered Buddhists and Jains and there is evidence of this in the south. Many improvements that were made to the temple system during the time of the Cholas are also mentioned. Apart from Bhakti Marga among the Shaivas during the Cholas, there were also some sects with different practices like Pashupat, Kapalika and Kalamukha who worshiped femininity. In some of the ancient castes of Tamil Nadu, even today, all the traditions of the time of the Cholas can be seen. Women had complete freedom in the Chola Empire. Not only did he have a right to property, his idea was also important in all civil systems. However, the Devadasi system also existed.
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The pride of the Chola Empire is still visible today
There is no answer to Chola architecture. Striking examples of this are clearly visible in the architecture of his time. The bronze Nataraja idol of Shiva in the Tandava posture is actually the living proof of Chola sculpture. The best period of sculpture in history is seen only during the time of the Cholas. During his reign, he did the work of connecting many temples, huge dams, canals. Brihadeshwara Temple, Rajarajeshwara Temple, Gangaikonda and Cholapuram Temple are still people watching.
The Cholas were powerful both on land and at sea. There is no better and stronger naval power in the history of India than in any other empire. It was due to naval power that the Cholas established control of Sri Lanka. Apart from this, due to the Navy, control over areas like Java, Sumatra, Malay, etc. was also found. It was sea power that made the Chola campaign successful throughout the coastal areas of India.