I will be posting a couple of blogs on the Lost Continent of Lemuria, the Home of the Tamils.
Proof is available Texts, History Archaeology and Photos.
Ancient Tamil Literature dating back to 5000 years speak of the Home of the Tamils Lemuria , ‘குமரிக்கண்டம் .
Please refer ‘History of The Tamils’ By Srinivasa Iyengar, available in Google Books.
Internal evidence may be found there .
There are references to Tamil Kingdoms in The Ramayana, Mahabharata.
“The probable location of these southern Yakshas is the eastern Kerala or the western Tamilnadu, where lies the southern parts of the Western Ghats (Malaya Mountains). The mountain peaks in these regions are very high, close to 2.5 KM in height, the highest in India after Himalayan peaks, with temperature dropping to zero degrees like in Himalayas as well as in the central mountains (Trikuta) of Lanka. Assuming that the Yakshas and Rakshasas always seek such a climate (high mountains, cold climate) which is found in all these places (the Western Ghats, the Himalayas, the Trikuta mountains of Srilanka), we can safely assume that this (the southern parts of the Western Ghats) was indeed the location of the territory of Ravana’s step brother Kubera. Besides this, the description of flora and fauna, of Kuvera’s territories contains mention of coconut trees and Panasa trees, which are found abundant in Kerala, but not found in a mountainous Kailasa in the northern Himalayas.”
These southern Yaksha territories seems to have existed from Kanyakumari to Palani, probably also extending along the mountainous Kerala-Tamilnadu boarder to Kerala-Karnataka boarder reaching as north as Mangalapuram, where Yaksha-Gaana is attested as popular dance form. They might have had their sea-port in Kanyakumari allowing them to control Indian Ocean from there, launching their ships and navy.
In The Mahabharata.
Mahabharata mentions the Chera King ‘Perunchotru Udhiyan Neduncheralaathan’ during the Epic Mahabharata war fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas.
He is reported to have fed both the Armies.
Hence his name’Perunchotru Udhiyan, meaning ‘who has fed many a stomachs’
He is reported to have performed the ‘Tharpana. for all those killed in the Mahabharata War in Chera Kingdom,the present Kerala.
There are references to the Tusks’ and pearls from Tamil Nadu in the Vedas.
These references may be found in Srinivasa Iyengar’s Book
It is evident that the Tamils were a highly developed Society during the Vedic period.
(The book ‘Hindu Manners,Customs and ceremonies by Abbe A.J.Dubois, in the Epilogue mentions that even as the Hindu Culture is very ancient, there is equally ancient Culture.
That made me read the reference Books on Tamil History)
Arjuna is also reported to have married a Pandya Princess from Madurai(probably the Madurai further down South (Then Madurai) which sunk with Lemuria.
Viswamitra had banished his sons to Dravida and they mingled with he Tamils,evolved the Agamas and ‘Dravidianised the Vedas a bit
These references may be found in Pargiter’s Books as well.
- Kumari Kandam, a Tamil Story (indianemiratigirl.wordpress.com)