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Agastya Carries Vedic Aryanism into South India
Agastya Grows in Importance
Agastya in Tamilnadu
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6th century account of Skanda's Agastya Agni appears Aryan ascetic astronomical Asuras Ayyar Bhavabhuti Brahma Brahmin Census century A.D. Chitrav cult Daityas dated A.D. deity demon described Devasena Devi District divine early embryo Epic epithet evidently famous festival figure further Ganesa Ganga gods Guha hermitage Hindu honour Idumban Ikshvaku Ilvala images Indo-Aryan Indra informs inscription Jayanta Kadamba Kailasa Kalidasa Karttikeya killed known Krauncha Krittikas Kumara later Laxmana lineage Lord lunar month Madras Maha Mahabharata Maharashtra Mahasena mentioned mountain Muruga mythology Nahusha narrated North India Pandya Parasurama Parvati Puranas Raghu Rakshasas Rama Rama's Ramayana Ravana region Rigveda rite Rudra sage Salyaparvan Saptarshi Sastri semen Shashthi shrine Sircar Siva Siva temples Siva's Skanda Skanda temples Skanda's birth southern star story Subrahmanya taluka Tamil Tamilian Tamilnadu Taraka tion told Valli Vanaparvan Vasishtha Vatapi Vedic verse Vindhya Visakha Vishnu Visvamitra western tradition wife wives worship