Homa Kunda In Kanyakumari 280 BC Tamils

The Sanatana Dharma walked hands in hand with Tamils.

As early as 96 AD reference had been made by an anonymous author about Kanyakumari.

Periplus of Erythrean Sea” (81-96 AD) refers to Kanyakumari.

Eratosthenes 4 who visited India in about 276 B.C.


The Sanatana Dharma walked hands in  hand with Tamils.

As early as  96 AD reference had been made by  an anonymous author about Kanyakumari.

Periplus of Erythrean Sea” (81-96 AD) refers to Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari Temple.jpg
Kanyakumari Temple.

Eratosthenes 4 who visited India in about 276 B.C.

In Poromcode, near Kaliyakkavilai, a neolithic celt was discovered which may roughly be dated to 1500 to 1000 B.C. (period of neolithic civilisation in Tamil Nadu).

A hand made coarse earthern jar and other relics were found near Thoothur village in Kanniyakumari district. The shape, fabric and the decorations indicate that they are probably of the megalithic or early historic period.

From the legends and traditions existing in these regions, it has to be believed, beyond doubt, that a great city flourished in these regions during the megalithic or early historic period and that it might have been similar to the one which existed in Mohanjadaro and Harappa. Since, the relics of this period remained in the sea bed, it has to be believed that this civilisation was wiped out due to sea erosion.

‘The Kingdom of the Ayis flourished to the South of the Chera Kingdom and it extended from Nelcynda’ 140 AD (obviously identical to Nelcynda of the Periplus) to ‘Komari’.-Ptolemy.

: The earliest known rulers of this region belonged to the Ayi dynasty, whose remote ancestors are referred to as the ‘Hida Raja’ in the Asokan Rock Edicts II and XIV. The term ‘Hida’ is the variation of ‘Ida’ or ‘Idaya’ a synonym of ‘Ayar’ which takes its singlular form as ‘AYI’. Probably the region around ‘Pothiyil’ mountains was ruled by them. Thus the antiquity of the ‘Ayis’ dates back to 250 B.C. and possibly still earlier. The mention of them in the Asokan Edicts along with the Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras and Sathiyaputras as independent rulers outside the Mauryan dominion, enhanced their importance.

Ayi Andiran : He was one of the many Vei Chieftains who ruled over several parts of the Tamil country. Legends are many about the ancestry of the Vel Cheiftains. To mention one, they are said to have issued from a ’Homakundam’.Domain of Ayi Andiran was the area around the Pothiyil Hill which is the Southern most section of the Western Ghats…

Maduraikanchi, a literary work lends support to the view that Kanniyakumari was in possession of the Pandyas. ‘Purananuru’ mentions the Pandya ruler as the lord of the Pahruli river which had its confluence with the sea at Kanniyakumari. Besides early inscriptions also mention Nanjilnadu as part of the Pandya Empire. Vadimbalambaninra Pandyan, it is said, by his engineering skill harnessed the course of this river. The Goddess Kanniyakumari was regarded as the family deity of the Pandyas..

This clearly shows the interaction between the Tamils and  Sanatana Dharma since  3 Century in Kanniyakumari.

Let me add that Kanyakumari district has two famous temples, Suchindram Sthanumalayar Temple and Kanyakumari Temple at Kanyakumari.

Suchindarm has a rare temple where Brahma , Vishnu ans Shiva are found in one idol.

Kanyakumari was a part of Tamil Nadu when Tamils’s land extended beyond Kanyakumari  and the land was was consumed bya Tsunami.



Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

2 thoughts on “Homa Kunda In Kanyakumari 280 BC Tamils”

  1. I wonder INDOLOGISTS AND HISTORIANS CONNECTED WITH INDIA ARE MAKING GREEK VOYAGERS’ ACCOUNT TO MISINTERPRET IN THEIR OWN WAY. See the MAP OF ARRIAN.After exactly passing 231/2 degree there is no triangular peninsula but a small triangle tip and SERENDIP was shown in the western side of the map. This is not surprising to people who know GEOLOGY. Actually before GONDWANA break from ANTARTICA LAND MASS MADAGASKAR and Srilanka were joined together and after the GONDWANA MASS drifted MADAGASKAR AND SRILANKA were separated. Thus the early Greek mariners were influenced by the EARLIEST MAP they were having and hence they did no draw peninsular INDIA and showed Srilanka as west of India. Further the mariners used the sea route and not land route. Thus starting from Bhrigukachcha in the west Tamralpti in the east they will automatically land at Jaffna. Even upto fifteenth century AD the Chinese sailors believed that after boarding at Kollam they automatically land at JAFFNA. That is why there is more common between Srilankan Tamils and Malabar rather than mainland Tamils. The Dutch doubted the ethnicity of Srilankan Tamils since they had peculiar patromatrilineal system where after marriage groom always stay with bride’s family but followed patrilineal system which was introduced by MIDDLE EAST MERCHANTS INEIGHTH CENTURY AD in order to protect their ethnicity. Megasthenes account and Greek mariners geography was followed by Sanskrit literature–Pandiyas having matrilineal system should not be confused with MADURAI PANDIYAS but with UCHANGI PANDIYAS OF TULU COUNTRY SRILANKAN PRINCESS KUMENI IDENTIFIED WITH THADATHAGAI PIRATTIYAR having three breasts-the extra one vanishing with appearance of bridegroom the shipwreck of Srilankan princess which is a frequent incident in Sanskrit Dramas. From the period of DARIUS I trade developed from Persia to Srilanka through PUNJAB-MADURA/GUJARAT BOARDING SHIP AT BHRIGUKAKACHA and landing at Kuthiraimooku of Western Srilanka. Further during First century BC after Bhrigukachkacha mariners landed at ports between GOA AND MUZIRIUS and thenSrilanka. Actually the East coast was completely unknown but for Tampralipti and Kalinga and only from Srilanka particularly from Jaffna people landed at East coast and from Kuthiraimooku there was landing at KORKAI/KAYAL etc., only for pearls. The original home of Cheras was from Goa to Trichur the Pandiyas occupied Trichur to Korkai and Cholas occupied the landed portion from Bellari to Mysore. The constant push by CHUTUNAGAS/SATAVAHANAS/KADAMBAS pushed Cholas eastwards and once they occupied Tondaimandalm with KAKANDI(PROBABLY PAVITHIRI near Palaverkadu)as capital and port. During the time of THITHIYAN onwards the eastwards push of Cholas began and during the period of KARIKALA III PUHAR was established. Actually the KAVERY BELT OF CENTRAL TAMILNADU was more attraction for SIMHAVARMAN and Mahendravarman who glorified it with CREST JEWEL. SANSKRIT LITERATURE does not know the region between south of Krishna-Godavari upto Tondi. Even now among Tamil speaking Brahmins particularly within subsect of VADAMAS–there are two categories–Chola VADAMAL AND OUTHIRA VADAMAL which was misinterpreted as NORTHERNERS. HOW CAN NORTHERNERS CAN BE CONSIDERED CHOLA NORTHERNERS AND NORTH NORTHERNERS. STUPID. The term VADAMA signifies–THE OLDEST (PRAKRITHIC TERM FOR VRIDHA/ANOTHER EAST/ANOTHER VADAM MEANS MURUKKU ONE WHO ARE STUBBORN IN THEIR IDEOLOGIES ETC.,If Chola country is assumed between Mysore and Bellary this is resolved. Since Tamil was prevalent even upto Sholapur during Satavahana period Chola Vadamal means people residng in region between Mysore and Bellari and Outhira Vadamal means people beyond Bellari and upto Sholapur. The term Choliya also means only this. Further Outhira Vadamal claim that they belong to Narmada basin. Yes absolutely correct but they were only Tamil speaking brahmins and they can’t claim more than that.The term CHOLI MEANING BLOUSE is stated to have been derived as made in Chola country and only the CHOLA COUNTRY was expert from time immemorial in textiles. Further the garland of CHOLAS was AATHI which in Tamil also means AAR. The region abounding in such trees was ARCOT. Thus these suggest that the original Cholas occupied only in Deccan. Further the manufacturing units of beads/diecasting etc., were all between PALANI AND KARUVUR REGION. This itself suggests extensive activity only in west coast. That is why Pandiya and Chera coins abound there.


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