RAVAN is worshipped by most tamilians. You can see your own friend Aalunga how much he loves me
those who believe in crap like AIT, spread such wrong information about Ravan and Ram.
The Tamil Nadu countryside is exposed to folk forms that celebrate Ravana as a hero and Rama as the villain who treated women unfairly. Many Tamils who know the Ramayana know it through its Tamil version, the Kamba Ramayanam. In it, Ravana is highly venerated as a Vedic scholar, a connoisseur of music, a warrior—as an epitome of everything moral. In short, Ravana is a tragic hero, not a villain.
In the eyes of history, Rama remains a mythological figure because there are no coins, edicts or other evidence to prove that he existed. But he has been part of the collective consciousness of Hindus for a long time. However, for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam—like its precursor Dravidar Kazhagam and its patriarch Periyar—Rama has never been a hero figure.
In fact, Rama is seen as an invader not above chicanery who vanquished the 'Dravidian' king Ravana who, when viewed through DMK bifocals, comes through as a more humane character. While Rama questioned Sita's chastity leading to her agnipariksha, Ravana is seen as the man who never violated her although he abducted her and took her away to his kingdom, Lanka. The Tamil Nadu countryside is exposed to folk forms that celebrate Ravana as a hero and Rama as the villain who treated women unfairly.
Not surprisingly, octogenarian DMK leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi—always faithful to his atheist roots—has been known to make statements that would be considered blasphemous by Rama devotees. He did just that this week at the 99th birth anniversary of Periyar in Erode. "Some say there was a person over 17 lakh years ago—his name, Ram. And we shouldn't touch the bridge (Ram Setu) he built. Who is this Ram? From which engineering college did he graduate? Is there any proof of this?" He went a step further when he declared on September 20 that he stood by all that he had said and that "Ram is a big lie". Karunanidhi remains unrepentant even as alleged Sangh parivar members attacked his daughter Selvi's house in Bangalore.