Saint Agasthya was the most knowledgeable person of the 8000 yrs ago period. He is credited for:
- The Martial Arts (Kalari Paytu),
- Chemical based Medicines specially for Venom treatment,
- Game of Chess called "Shad Yantra" of 100 Squares,
- Beautifully written Tamil Script and Language,
- Got Entire Land of Sri Lanka given to him by MahaBali, as Vaman (Dwarf) Avtar.
It is said that Agasthya Smriti (Memoirs of Agasthya) has summary of his all inventions and actions, including Agasthya Suktam. Agasthya Suktam is said to be a chapter about how to manage WAR and play Chess Game with pieces.