Our book Kasi-Tamilagam A Traditional Connect in 3 languages, English, Tamil and Hindi, to commemorate the timeless bond between Tamilagam and Kasi, was released by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi on 19 Nov, 2022.
This book carries a Felicitation Message from the Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri.R.N.Ravi.
This book also contains Benedictory Messages for the readers from Pujya Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swami of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and from Sri la Sri Kasiwasi Muthukumaraswamy Thambiran Swamigal of Thiruppanandal Adheenam.
Why this book?
Each place has its glories. Similarly, Kasi and Tamilagam too glow with their respective glories.
The name Kasi itself means to Glow. The Glow of Kasi has spread all over the land. The Glow of Kasi spread to Tamilagam too many, many millennia ago.
This book, Kasi Tamilagam Connect, traces some of the glowing factors of Kasi that have reached Tamilagam and vice-versa.
This compilation on the connect between Kasi and Tamilagam, is not just about a set of data points to be connected.
It is an effort to present people with connections that will lift their thoughts to a higher plane, inspire them and elevate them to greater heights as a well-connected, well-rounded Indian, a true Bharati.
This book is a tribute to the long lineage of noble people who have relished this connect and expressed it in their own ways.
Starting from Rishi Agasthya from time immemorial who came from Kashi to Tamilagam, to the Siddhars, Saints, Scholars, Philosophers, Mystics, Poets, Musicians from Tamil Nadu who have travelled to Kashi, this book traces the spiritual imprints left by them in both these regions and in the overall knowledge and heritage of this civilization.
It also showcases the similarities between these 2 lands, its people and their cultural practices.
It highlights as to why Kashi has been held significant by this civilization and its influence on the people of Tamilagam.
Our civilization is rooted in Parampara which is to share the knowledge and practices Paar – Paar – Paar i.e beyond and beyond and beyond, across generations and across times.
This book is for coming generations to get a quick bird’s eye view of this timeless connect.
It has been authored by D.K.Hari and D.K.Hema Hari who are founders of Bharath Gyan, an endeavour in Indian Civilization Knowledge Studies.
The Kashi Tamil Sangamam is a significant step towards physically reviving the bond between the people of Kashi and Tamilagam. This book, Kasi-Tamilagam A Traditional Connect augments their journey by highlighting the antiquity, spirituality and vitality of this ageless connect.