Vol. 4 No. S-24 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-24, Year 2022

Religious Doctrinal Influences and Stages of Development in Indo-European Philosophies (from Asivakam to Saiva Siddhanta)

Ezhilarasi M.S
Department of Tamil, St. Mary's College (Autonomous), Thoothukudi-628001, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-15


  • Saiva Siddhantam,
  • European Philosophical Ideas,
  • Asivakam,
  • Idealism

How to Cite

M.S, E. (2022). Religious Doctrinal Influences and Stages of Development in Indo-European Philosophies (from Asivakam to Saiva Siddhanta). International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-24), 74-83. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s2410

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Created by the sages and siddhas who emerged on Tamil soil, the Asivaka ethic (a place in which an Indian philosophical doctrine is taught through an ascetic life) was a place to impart the multi-disciplinary knowledge required by the people and to provide all kinds of solutions. After the first century A.D., when the divine religion spread and developed in this land, the ideas and symbols of this doctrine were widely distributed among the different religions. After the Vedic system based on the Vedas penetrated this land, many changes were introduced to the doctrines of the ancient Tamils and within the atheistic and theistic religions. There was a great deal of exchange of ideas between European philosophical ideas and Tamil doctrines and religious principles. Science and God-based ideas complemented each other and developed, especially in the thought of the origin of the world. Many utopian arguments and mythologies were introduced into religious thought as well as universal theories due to the influence of orthodoxy. In the end, the incomparable spirituality of the Tamils, which supported the ideas of the philosopher Einstein and combined spirituality with science, developed into Saiva Siddhanta. It served as the focal point between materialism and idealism.


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