Mamuni Mayan (Tamil: மாமுனி மாயாசுரன், romanized: Māmuṉi Māyāsuran) is a character in Tamil mythology. He is featured in works of Sangam literature such as the Cilappatikaram, Manimekalai, and Civaka Cintamani, identified with the asura Mayasura of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.[1] The character is regarded to be the mythical founder of the Vastu Shastra.[citation needed]

In Tamil tradition, Mayan is credited with the authorship of the Mayamata Vastu Shastra as well as the Aintiram (Aindra, a school of grammar connected with the Tolkappiyam). He is also credited with the authorship of the Surya Siddhanta.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Mahabharata, Book 2: Sabha Parva: Section I". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Translation of the Surya Siddhanta into English, by Bhāskarācārya, Bapu Deva Sastri, Lancelot Wilkinson, ISBN 3-7648-1334-2, ISBN 978-3-7648-1334-5,