Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kumari Kandam - The sunken land mass from the Indian continent

Kumari Kandam or Kumarikkaṇṭam is the name of a legendary sunken landmass said to have been located to the south of present-day Kanyakumari District at the southern tip of India in the Indian Ocean. The legend assigns the continent and its final submergence an antiquity ranging in tens of thousands of years.

Compare the photo above with the present map below to see how it is suppose to fit in. Proponents say that the land mass is "Lemuria", a different name for the same continent. The supposed sunken land seems to be covering most part of the Indian Ocean. On the East side of the land lays Sumatera & Malaysia. In 26th December, 2004, in the very same region, the world witnessed a devastating effect of mother nature when Tsunami took place. The tsunami is was the result of the shift in tectonic plate in the sea bed that recorded a tremor as largely as 8.6 in richter scale. Could it be that a Giant Tsunami, multiple times greater than what we witnessed 4 yrs & 1 month before, strucked this part of the continent?



Ancient texts has made some reference of this said sunken land.

There are scattered references in Sangam literature, such as Kalittokai 104, to how the sea took the land of the Pandiyan kings, upon which they conquered new lands to replace those they had lost.

There are also references to the rivers Pahruli and Kumari, that are said to have flowed in a now-submerged land. The Silappadhikaram, a 5th century epic, stating that the "cruel sea" took the Pandiyan land that lay between the rivers Pahruli and the many-mountained banks of the Kumari, to replace which the Pandiyan king conquered lands belonging to the Chola and Chera kings (Maturaikkandam, verses 17-22).

Adiyarkkunallar, a 12th century commentator on the epic, explains this reference by saying that there was once a land to the south of the present-day Kanyakumari , which stretched from the Pahruli river in the north to the Kumari river in the south. This land was divided into 49 territories, which he names as 7 coconut territories (elutenga natu), 7 Madurai territories (elumaturai natu), 7 old sandy territories (elumunpalai natu), 7 new sandy territories (elupinpalai natu), 7 mountain territories (elukunra natu), 7 eastern coastal territories (elukunakarai natu) and 7 dwarf-palm territories (elukurumpanai natu). All these lands, he says, together with the many-mountained land that began with KumariKollam, with forests and habitations, were submerged by the sea. Two of these territories were supposedly parts of present-day Kollam and Kanyakumari districts.

R. Mathivanan, then Chief Editor of the Tamil Etymological Dictionary Project of the Government of Tamilnadu, in 1991 claimed to have deciphered the Indus script as Tamil, following the methodology recommended by his teacher Devaneya Pavanar, presenting the following timeline.
ca. 200,000 to 50,000 BC: evolution of "the Tamilian or Homo Dravida",
ca. 200,000 to 100,000 BC: beginnings of the Tamil language
50,000 BC: Kumari Kandam civilisation
20,000 BC: A lost Tamil culture of the Easter Island which had an advanced civilisation
16,000 BC: Lemuria submerged
6087 BC: Second Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king
3031 BC: A Chera prince in his wanderings in the Solomon Island saw wild sugarcane and started cultivation in Kumari Kandam.
1780 BC: The Third Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king
7th century BC: Tolkappiyam (the earliest extant Tamil grammar)

BBC reports the following further evidence which suggests volcanic eruptions may have some effect to this said land.
Scientists have discovered the remains of a "lost continent" beneath the waves of the Indian Ocean.
Drilling by the Joides Resolution research vessel, which traverses the seas extracting samples from beneath the sea floor, suggests that the continent, about a third the size of present day Australia, sank from sight only 20 million years ago.
A recovered sample of the 'lost continent'. It lies beneath the southern Indian Ocean. Called the Kerguelen Plateau, it is one of the most remote places on Earth.
The Joides Resolution, the world's largest research vessel, bored a series of holes through the undersea plateau, which is about two kilometres below the ocean surface.
Spores and pollen
It brought to the surface many types of rocks associated with explosive volcanism, as well as sedimentary rocks similar to those found in India and Australia.
Sending the drill bit down to the sea floor. "We found abundant evidence that much of the Kerguelen Plateau formed above sea level," said Dr Mike Coffin of the University of Texas.
"Wood fragments, a seed, spores and pollen recovered in 90 million year-old sediment from the central Kerguelen Plateau indicates that it was above sea level."
Scientists believe that it rose out of the ocean about 110 million years ago, following a series of huge volcanic eruptions.
Small dinosaurs
50 million years ago, it may have been covered in lush ferns, moist with tropical humidity.
The 'core store' on the Joides Resolution Small dinosaurs would have hidden in the undergrowth stalking their prey.
20 million years ago, it started to sink beneath the waves of what is now the Indian Ocean.
Scientists hope that studying the region will help them understand the break-up of Australia, India and Antarctica.

..................End of BBC report.....................
The recent Mumbai attack & terrorism almost caused a war between Pakistan & India. While Pakistan maintained that it wanted peace but it was the first to deploy it's soldiers to the borders of Pakistan-India. Perhaps, if the particles of the drill by the Joides Resolution in the BBC report above uncovered some gold coins from the supposedly "Pandiyan Land" from Kumari Kandam, maybe that would have prompted a lot of media attention & sparked interests from various quarters from all over the world. Maybe then, it would have been worth investing $$ which is better than investing in war.

21 comments:

kumarikkandam said...

Kumarik Kandam And Mesopotamia: Mesopotamian Story Of Flood

The archeological evidences of Poombuhar prove Kumarik Kandam


Many a book has been written under the name kumarik kandam or The Lemoria Continent anchored in the notes of Iraiyanar Ahapporul (A Thamizh Literary work), and the quotes from Silappadhiharam, the oldest Thamizh epic existing. The in print truth was persistently rephrased since there were no other reliable sources available for the historians on Kumarik Kandam, The Lemoria Continent. It started well with Deva Neya Paavanar, the first Thamizh Linguist, who approached The Kumarik Kandam, The Lemoria continent in an unusual loom.
All Thamizh scholars and historians were fastened to the equivalent point with similar approach, staying away from the thought of Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria continent, saying that it was an imaginary story, and it had never existed. They were reprimanding that the Thamizh scholars had been upraising themselves under the name Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria continent.
Paavanar had found the right path to mark the history of the Thamizh people or the Thamizh world with the exact view point. He sent his research paper to Madras University for the doctorate which was rejected by the university’s ostensible academicians who had no fundamental clutch of having, handles on what had been said by Paavanar. They pointed out that the research was deficient in crucial substantiation. It was a scorn for the whole Thamizh world that the great Thamizh scholar was completely disregarded and thrown out devoid of bountiful right esteem.
Paavanar’s research was not only discarded by the Thamizh scholars of the university but also was poked fun at his research and the person as well. In the present day, the same research, the proven thinking, Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria Continent, is being acknowledged by the whole world with evidences. It is not far-off to proclaim the world that Thamizh was the first language and the Thamizh people were the first people evolved on the earth, for which, the substantiations reaching are promising.
There were numerous ideological clashes on the mother land of the Thamizh people either they were people of the Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria Continent or the invaders like the Arians who came to Navalam (India). To expose to the world the counterfeit ideology that ‘the Thamizh people were not the people of the Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria Continent’, the Arians tried to spread number of stories. Some said that the Thamizh people were not from Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria Continent or Navalam (India). But the Arians were trying to prove that they were the ancient race of Navalam (India). Others said that the Thamizh people came to Navalam (India) through cyber passageway (Himalayas) and fought against the Arians who were in the Indus region. And they insisted that the Thamizh people were driven away to the south by the Arians which are all counterfeit.

kumarikkandam said...

The Europeans came to Navalam (India) through Vasco-da- Gama in 1498. The British invaded Navalam (India) through the East Indian Companies. Some came with the purpose of business and others for spreading Christianity. To spread Christianity and to maintain business, the British and the Europeans started learning Thamizh. Some got absorbed in to the richness of Thamizh while they were learning and they mastered it finding innumerable European words rooted in Thamizh. Thamizh terms were commonly known mostly in Sitik (Solomon Islands), Thuranian, Babylonian languages which made Professors like Julian Wilson who thought that the Thamizh people came to Navalam (India) from Scandinavian nations (Norway, Sweden and Denmark region including Finland and Iceland). Prof. C. F. Gower too accepted Prof. Wilson’s idea which was erroneous.
Some of the affluent Thamizh letters like Zha, Gna Gha were found in Mongolian language which made Prof. Fergusson, William Hunter, Marshan decide that the Thamizh people came to Navalam (India) from Magnolia. Dr. Ophet and many more professors found that there were many things interweaved relationship between Sumerian and Thamizh in language, race religion, legends and stories,
Dr. Lehovari came to a conclusion that the language and the culture of the people who started the civilization of Babylon is found in the Thamizh people. Hence, the people migrated from Mesopotamia (Iraq) to the east were none other than the Thamizhs or the Dravidians.
“Thamizh people were not from the Thamzh land. For the reason that the code of conduct between the South African tribes and the Australian tribes look similar which is also found in Thamizh Nadu. Hence, Thamizh people belong to the black origin”, explained Crools and Morris which is also a false declaration.t.

kumarikkandam said...

Dr. Slater, James Hornell and some more people said that the Thamizh people were from the Greek origin as the burial style of the Thamizh people and the Mediterranean Sea countries (Cyprus, Greece, Anatolia and many more is similar. Thus, they drew a finale that the Thamizh people’s origin lay in the Greek.
From all the fore said scholars’ information, one could easily conclude that the civilization of the Thamzih people was found in more than fifty countries of the world. And more than fifty languages of the world have Thamizh as the root word of their languages. This is the substantiation to promulgate to the world that Thazmizh is the universal language and the first language ever spoken on the earth.
Dr. Hekee came out with a startling theory, “Lomoria continent is nothing but the land submerged in the Indian Ocean where the origin of the first living being and the human being evolved. Thamizh people were not the people who came down to this land from somewhere but their mother land is Lemoria continent alone.” It was P. V Manikka Nayakkar the first Thamizh person, who seconded Dr. Hekee followed by V. R Ramachchandira Theetchdhar, wrote in his book “Origin and spread of the Tamils” insisting the theory of Dr. Hekee.
“We therefore conclude that the so called Mediterranean race had its origin in peninsular India, which was a part of the origin Dravidian home which was in the submerged continent and connected south India with Africa, when the indo Gangetic basin had not probably been formed. So the Dravidian element is not be found in Indian culture alone, but is largely traceable in Cretan, Aegean, Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Phoenician and other cultures of the ancient world”
The foresaid explications were said a few centuries ago. Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continent theory was submerged by the Arian and the dominant rulers just as the The Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continent. But now the cat is out of the basket. The historical view, the archaeological aspects and linguistic researches prove the truth. And this book is going to explain with a neo aspect Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continent.mizh epic existing. The in print truth was persistently rephrased since there were no other reliable sources available for the historians on Kumarik Kandam, The Lemoria Continent. It started well with Deva Neya Paavanar, the first Thamizh Linguist, who approached The Kumarik Kandam, The Lemoria continent in an unusual loom.
All Thamizh scholars and historians were fastened to the equivalent point with similar approach, staying away from the thought of Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria continent, saying that it was an imaginary story, and it had never existed. They were reprimanding that the Thamizh scholars had been upraising themselves under the name Kumarik Kandam the Lemoria continent.

kumarikkandam said...

The Europeans came to Navalam (India) through Vasco-da- Gama in 1498. The British invaded Navalam (India) through the East Indian Companies. Some came with the purpose of business and others for spreading Christianity. To spread Christianity and to maintain business, the British and the Europeans started learning Thamizh. Some got absorbed in to the richness of Thamizh while they were learning and they mastered it finding innumerable European words rooted in Thamizh. Thamizh terms were commonly known mostly in Sitik (Solomon Islands), Thuranian, Babylonian languages which made Professors like Julian Wilson who thought that the Thamizh people came to Navalam (India) from Scandinavian nations (Norway, Sweden and Denmark region including Finland and Iceland). Prof. C. F. Gower too accepted Prof. Wilson’s idea which was erroneous.
Some of the affluent Thamizh letters like Zha, Gna Gha were found in Mongolian language which made Prof. Fergusson, William Hunter, Marshan decide that the Thamizh people came to Navalam (India) from Magnolia. Dr. Ophet and many more professors found that there were many things interweaved relationship between Sumerian and Thamizh in language, race religion, legends and stories,
Dr. Lehovari came to a conclusion that the language and the culture of the people who started the civilization of Babylon is found in the Thamizh people.Hence, the people migrated from Mesopotamia (Iraq) to the east were none other than the Thamizhs or the Dravidians.
“Thamizh people were not from the Thamzh land. For the reason that the code of conduct between the South African tribes and the Australian tribes look similar which is also found in Thamizh Nadu. Hence, Thamizh people belong to the black origin”, explained Crools and Morris which is also a false declaration.
Dr. Slater, James Hornell and some more people said that the Thamizh people were from the Greek origin as the burial style of the Thamizh people and the Mediterranean Sea countries (Cyprus, Greece, Anatolia and many more is similar. Thus, they drew a finale that the Thamizh people’s origin lay in the Greek.
From all the fore said scholars’ information, one could easily conclude that the civilization of the Thamzih people was found in more than fifty countries of the world. And more than fifty languages of the world have Thamizh as the root word of their languages. This is the substantiation to promulgate to the world that Thazmizh is the universal language and the first language ever spoken on the earth.
Dr. Hekee came out with a startling theory, “Lomoria continent is nothing but the land submerged in the Indian Ocean where the origin of the first living being and the human being evolved. Thamizh people were not the people who came down to this land from somewhere but their mother land is Lemoria continent alone.” It was P. V Manikka Nayakkar the first Thamizh person, who seconded Dr. Hekee followed by V. R Ramachchandira Theetchdhar, wrote in his book “Origin and spread of the Tamils” insisting the theory of Dr. Hekee.
“We therefore conclude that the so called Mediterranean race had its origin in peninsular India, which was a part of the origin Dravidian home which was in the submerged continent and connected south India with Africa, when the indo Gangetic basin had not probably been formed. So the Dravidian element is not be found in Indian culture alone, but is largely traceable in Cretan, Aegean, Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Phoenician and other cultures of the ancient world”
The foresaid explications were said a few centuries ago. Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continent theory was submerged by the Arian and the dominant rulers just as the The Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continent. But now the cat is out of the basket. The historical view, the archaeological aspects and linguistic researches prove the truth. And this book is going to explain with a neo aspect Kumarik kandam the Lemoria Continen

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Mystique Earth said...

Hi @ Kumarikkandam,
Thanks for sharing the information with us. Appreciated your input.

Take care.

Mystique Earth said...

Hi again Generic,
We have heard it before, the Lost Atlantis, Lemuria or Kumari Kandam. Each time we hear about it, provokes and intrigues us to find out more about the possibilities of the reports.

Mystique Earth said...

Hi Leon,
It is a pleasure knowing you.

I hope you find these notes useful and do also check the notes dropped by the commentators, particularly the one named "Kumarikkandam".

Atmo said...

Indian Archeology Department and Central Govt is not interested in finding the roots about the Tamil Tradition, they wanted to eliminate Tamil culture by the imposition of their neo-Hindi Culture. They have money to spread Hindi but no money to do a research on Dravida culture. Tamil politicians are on the race to bag more money, and we have to protect our culture and study our culture...more research has to be done on Kumarikandam...

Anonymous said...

@Atmo

The Indian government is certainly interested, but unfortunately, they have not interest in Archaeology, or any Ancient history that challenges accepted thought. So be it Saraswati-Sindhu Civilization, or KumariKandam Thamizh Civilization, anything like this that challenges orthodox western thinking is not only frowned upon, but forbidden, to the extent that any person promulgating such 'dangerous ideas get ostracised and ridiculed.

Neo said...

Great work kumarikkandam

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Sunai said...

Hi Kumarikandam,

Excellent blog.. briliant stuff..


Every country or race is proud about their history. Its only us who gets influenced by other cultures. Every one is soo excited and keen in knowing more about queen elizabeth or king edward. why not Pandiyas, Pallavas and Cholas?? Because they feel its not modern. If this situation continues our traditon and history will be wiped off in next 50 yrs.

Its nice to learn about others. But one should know their own history.

Mystique Earth said...

Hi Sunai,
Welcome aboard.

Srinivasan Natarajan said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting and creating awareness about Ancient Thamizhans.

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by
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Mystique Earth said...

Hi Muruga Vel,
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Rajavelu said...

Love to hear about Kumari kandam, but I need to know that in all the Theories(I've read the overview or preface only), There were Atlantis and Lemorians, never mentioned about "Kumari knadam". Please tell me clear on this. Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Excellent....all are true!!!!!

Sagar said...

Guys, the theory of Aryan invasion of India and conquering the Dravidians is a theory created by westerners who first believed the world started from Greece and then they changed to Egypt. Our history what we study is completely written by Europeans according to their understanding and for the purpose of projecting their culture. With a more open minded study Europeans are coming to a conclusion that there was not Aryan-Dravidian nor there was any Aryan invasion. British used and taught it to many Indian leaders to create the divide of north and south east and west. Now since they themselves are correcting this historical mistake then why we have to follow the theory. Indian government has never shown any interest to research on India's past because talking about India's past is communal in our country.