- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Rama and Krishna are indigenous Hindu legends. If there is no provision for peer-review then it is as good as being a blog.You don't Aryanize Aryans. Yes, Academia.edu is like blogs and Wikipedia the holy grail.
I am not contesting Mahinda Palihawadana on time scale about writing of Ramayana. Actually I quite agree with him. The question is: 1. Were there any events? 2. What reason has he to assign the supposed events to 1000 BC or so? They could be even older. I do not know bout how old the tradition is at Bisrakh.If you are talking about the paper of Mahinda Palihawadana, then I would like to mention that Mahinda Palihawadana is a well respected Sri Lankan philologist who published quite a few papers in peer-reviewed journals of Indian philology.
From my link in the previous post:
"The Ravana temple is being built in Mahadev Amarnath and Navgrah temple premises in city's Chandpole area, where idols of Ravana's main deities, Shiva and Devi Kharanna stand."
That is my city and my neighborhood. I too am a brahmin from Chandpole, Jodhpur (though not a local). I do not know about Devi Kharanna. I do not mind if they are Ravana worshipers, Ravana after all was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and a great scholar.