Though the term 'Dalit' refers to the suppressed and oppressed Indians, history of India reveals that the celebrated seers, religious leaders, exponents of the Indian philosophies and indigenous political heads of India were subjugated and branded as untouchables.Their descendants are now known as Indian Dalits.

  1. 1. St.Thiruvalluvar is the author of Thirukkural, the ancient ethical literature of India that has been             translated in         more than 40 languages. ( A 133 feet tall statue of Thiruvalluvar has been erected at Kanyakumari, the Southern-most tip of peninsular India, in his honour).
    2. St.Valmiki is the author of 'Ramayana', the great epic of India.
    3. St.Thirumular is the author of Thirumandiram, a Saivite Sacred literarture which is the basis for Saiva Siddhantha philosophy.
    4. St.Thiruvunthyar is the author of the First Saiva Siddhantha Sastra.
    5. St.Thiruppanalvar is a great Vaishnavite Alwar
    6. Siddhars are the great seers and mendicants etc.,.

The above great Saints and Philosophers of Dravidian Religions have been intriguingly classified as untouchables and their descendants are now called as 'Dalits'.

Why were these great leaders degraded as untouchables?

A careful scrutiny of Indian history provides the answers to the above question. The Dravidian political leaders, seers and philosophers of Dravidian Religions were branded as untouchables by groups of foreign invaders who had no religion of their own, and who had captured political power, religions, trade, land ownership etc., from the Indian Dravidians.

I - How was it possible
for them to achieve this?

Indus Valley civilization reveals that the Dravidians were the original inhabitants of India. The groups of foreign invaders who came without any religion of their own in various periods are Persians, Greeks, Sakas, Kushanas and Huns who were denoted by a common term 'Aryan', by the Dravidians. (Worship is different from religion. Worship is universal in occurrence whereas religion requires scripture, rules and regulations, philosophy etc.,).

It was in 7th c.A.D. after the demise of Harsha, the last great Dravidian Emperor, the invading groups joined together at Mount Abu in Rajasthan and formed a United Front against Indian Dravidians under the leadership of Persians, the fire worshippers, who later on claimed that they are the Brahmins. Because of their united efforts, they were able to capture political power from the Dravidians in North India and they formed 'Aryavardha', the Kingdom of the Aryans.

1. Slavery:

In 'Aryavardha' the native Dravidians were enslaved.

2.Colour Discrimination:

The White Aryans devised Varnashrama Dharma, otherwise known as colour discrimination. This was enforced on the native Dravidians and thus they were subjugated and degraded.


Based on Varnashrama Dharma, which justified colour discrimination, (Varna= Colour) racism was formulated by the White Aryans.

4. Occupational discrimination:

The White Aryans reserved for themselves the three top occupations
1. Priesthood ------------------- Brahmins;
2. Kingship ------------------- Kshatriyas;
3. Trade and land ownership.- Vaishyas.

The Dravidians were divided into two groups:
1. Sudras -------------------------- Slaves
2. Panchamas--------------------Fifth group or Enemies

(Now, the Dravidians, i.e., the so-called Sudras and Panchamas, constitute 90% of India's population, whereas the Aryan population ( Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas) is only 10%).


The non - White Dravidians who were common people and who were forced to surrender to the Aryan rule were made slaves under the Aryans. They were called Sudras, with the privilege of citizenship in Aryavardha. Among
sudras those who were traitors to the Dravidian cause were named as Satsudras that means best slaves to Aryans .


Those Dravidian leaders and scholars who did not accept the Aryan rule and opposed it were denied citizenship and condemned as enemies and called as the fifth group or Panchamas. Their lands and possessions were confiscated and they were driven out of their own land. Therefore, they and their descendants were forced to undertake all degrading works.

5.Casteism - Fire Worship:

On the basis of Manudharma Sastra, which justified occupational discrimination, casteism was formulated by so called 'Brahmins'. The Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas of the Aryans and the Sudras of the Dravidians were included in Chathurvarna or Casteism, and were given citizenship in Aryavardha. The Sudras of the Dravidians were compelled to work as slaves and follow the fire worship of the Aryan Brahmins. The Dravidian leaders who opposed the caste system of the Aryan Brahmins and their fire worship were branded as outcastes, known as Panchamas.


The Dravidian leaders were branded as outcastes and untouchables because:
1. they were against the supremacy of the Aryans, the group of foreign invaders.
2. they were against the fire worship of the Aryan Brahmins, the Persian invaders.
3. they were against the caste system or the Chathurvarna of the Aryans.

Racism and casteism devised by the Aryans, were thus imposed on the Dravidian descendants for generations, through the principle of 'work and descent'.

In present day Indian Society the SC\ST are the so called panchamas, the BC and MBC are the so called sudras, a part of FC are the so called satsudras and all other FC are the Foreign Invaders ie., Aryans.

7. Brahminism:Religious Sanction - Sankara Mutts:

The fire worshiping Aryan Brahmins captured the religions of the Dravidians namely Buddhism,Jainism, Saivism and Vaishnavism.They took themonotheistic (one God) concept of Saivism and Vaishnavism from the Bhakti movement of Tamilnadu and twisted it into Monism ( I am God);thereby claiming that Brahmin is God. They manipulated the Cycle of Birth theory of Buddhism and Jainism to claim that the Brahmins are superior by brith and introduced a graded ladder system of racism and casteism into the Indian society.

Thereby the political concept of Manudharma shastra was given a religious colour for religious sanction. This is Brahminism. The Brahmins established Sankara Mutts in the 9th century AD all over Indian to maintain racism and casteism through this religious colour that was given to the principles of Manu Dharma Sastra.

8.International Racism

In 1794 Sir. William Jones translated Manu Dharma Sastra the book of Recism and Casteism from Sanskrit to English. After that , the white Europeans coined the term 'Hinduism' for 'Indian Racism and casteism' for the principles of Manu Dharma Sastra. 'Hiduism' is a way of life of the Indian Aryans' and has nothing to do with Dravidian Indian Religions.
Only after 1794 Aryanism or Racism spread all over the world. This orignated from the Indian Aryans who subequently were instrumental in forming the International Aryan League against the non white human society, joinig hands with the so called European Aryans.
Christianity is an Asian religion of Dravidian origin. It was captured by Europeans from fourth centuiy A.D. (during the Constantine period) and is now under the clutches of International Racism of the white European Aryans.

II - Remedial Measures

1. Conversion

It is for the above reasons that Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar recommended conversion from Hinduism to Buddhism.

For further details and for remedial measures kindly go through the book titled "INTERNATIONAL RACISM IS THE CHILD OF INDIA'S CASTEISM - - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, AND AN APPEAL TO UNO." This Book was distributed and the matter discussed in the Conference on Racism held at Durban (convened by UNO by the Office of Human Rights - OHCHR - on 01.09. 2001 in room 3, between 10 am and 1 pm). The High Commissioner agreed to appoint a committee to scrutinize the activities of Sankara Mutts.

2. Conversion is not a complete solution

Racism and Casteism are maintained through Religious Sanction. Therefore to liberate the so called Sudras and Panchamas, Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar recommended conversion from Hinduism to Buddhism. Brahmins, the fire worshippers, claimed that Buddhism is also a branch of Hinduism since Lord Buddha was included as one of the Avatars of Lord Vishnu.

Here we should carefully note one important thing . That is, Hinduism is different from Indian Religions.

Hinduism is nothing but Varnshramadharma i.e., racism and casteism of Aryan Brahmins the fire worshippers. History reveals that Brahmins have no religion, philosophy, theology and temple -worship of their own.

Brahminism is like a parasite thriving on the trees of the Dravidian Religions of India, Brahminism, Aryanism, Varnashrama Dharman, Manudharmam, Hinduism, Hindutva, Racisim and Casteism all mean one and the same i.e., Brahminism.

But Indian religions namely Buddhism, Jainism, Saivism and Vaishnavism have evolutionary spiritualinter-relation and do not have fire worship.

Hence, if we want to renounce the Varnashramadharrna of Aryan Brahmins, the Persian invaders and their fire worship, conversion from one Indian religion to another Indian religion is not a complete solution.

3. We have to liberate our glorious Forefathers' Religions:

In these circumstances instead of conversion to other religion we have to liberate the religions, philosophies, theology and temples of our glorious forefathers from the clutches of fire worshipping Brahmins renouncing their Hindutva, i.e., Racism and Casteism.

This self realization is also realizing one's body, life (spirit), soul and God in accordance with a tenets of the "Religions of the glorious forefathers of the Dravidians", namely 'Dravidian religion'.



Contribution  of Dravidian Religious Heritage to   India's Peace and Social Harmony

108 Questions to Sankara Mutt |

 Iconography of Hindu Religion |

Who are the Indian Dalits? |

 Cycle of birth |

Humane love and Spirituality |

Is Indus Valley Civilization of Dravidians or Aryans? |

 Bhakthi from North or South? |

Christ-Bodhisattva-Brahman |

Racism through Advaita Philosophy |

Sin_Avatar_Salvation_in_Hindu_Religion |

Vinayaka or PIllaiyar |

Theology_of_Hindu_Religion |

‘Hindu’, ‘Indian Religions’, ‘Hindu Religion’ and ‘Hinduism’ - Differences |

 Worships and Religions of India in B.C|

Arrival of Christianity in India |

 Offshoots of St.Thomas Dravidian Christianity

 Religion an instrument for social exploitation and upheaval

Who are the Aryans?...Sanskrit.....

Are the Brahmins Leaders of Hindu Religion? 

St.Thomas Dravidian Christianity - Mythical Aspect

Origin of Hindu Religion

Religious Fanaticism


Dr. M. Deivanayagam Ph.D.
Dr. D. Devakala Ph.D.

International Institute of

Dravidian Vedic - Agamic - Research & Training


278.Konnur High Road,

Ayanpuram, Chennai - 600 023.


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