I delivered a talk under the aegis of Tedx ,Combatore on April 8th.
The event was streamed live.
I am yet to receive the video or the photographs from the event organisers.
I saw the photos at Tedx Coimbatore site.
Ramanan at Tedx Coimbatore.
This is is at Flickr.
Ramanan Tedtalk Coimbatore.
Kumarikandam, Ramanis blog
Many readers ,who have watched the event Live, have been asking me to share the material.
As I had told the organisers I am very uncomfortable speaking from a prepared text or notes and I speak extempore.
As the time allotted was 13 minutes, I had to prepare notes and it was a novel and nerve racking experience for me to take notes and rehearse at 1.30 am(?), with two people with Timers.
It is a different matter that I did not follow the prepared text to the letter in the Talk,though I was informed stuck to points and ppt thrown up on the screen.
I am reproducing the Talk from the notes I had prepared.
I shall share the video as and when received.
‘ Earth .1 Billion Years Ago. Note India near the present Arctic.
Rodina,the Super Continent 1.1 billion years ago.
Lemuria,the sunken Continent .
Gadira,Spain, in the West
Australia, in the East
Vindhya Mountains in the North
Then Madurai in the South.
Southern End of Lemuria was located to the south of Kanyakumari,Then Madurai
Covered an area of 700 kavatam- Nakkerar in his commentry of Iraiynar Agapporul
One Kavatam Is Ten Miles.
Sage Agastya is found in New Zealand
Shiva Trinetra Dance by Australian Aborigines
Cookes Island,Lake Pukkaki. ,New Zealand referred in Sundarakanda,Ramayana
Kanyakumari to New Zealand 11204 km or 7002 miles
Lemuria From North to South .Vindhyas to Then Madurai(near New Zealand)
Population of Lemuria.
Lands in Lemuria.
Elu teñku natu (“Seven coconut lands”)
Elu Maturai natu (“Seven mango lands”)
Elu munpalai natu (“Seven front sandy lands”)
Elu pinpalai natu (“Seven back sandy lands”)
Elu kunra natu (“Seven hilly lands”)
Elu kunakarai natu (“Seven coastal lands”)
Elu kurumpanai natu (“Seven dwarf-palm lands”)’ –
-Adiyarrkku Nallar in commentary on Silappadikaram.
200,000 to 50,000 BC: evolution of “the Tamilian or Homo Dravida”,ca. 200,000 to 100,000 BC: beginnings of the Tamil language50,000 BC: Kumari Kandam civilisation20,000 BC: A lost Tamil culture of the Easter Island which had an advanced civilisation16,000 BC: Lemuria submerged6087 BC: Second Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king3031 BC: A Chera prince in his wanderings in the Solomon Island saw wild sugarcane and started cultivation in Tamilnadu.1780 BC: The Third Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king7th century BC: Tolkappiyam (the earliest extant Tamil grammer)…
-Tamil Etymological Dictionary Project,Govt. Of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Sangam Literature.
Pathinen Melkanakku-Eighteen Works
Pathinen Keezhkkanakku-Eighteen Works.
These belong to Sangam Period.,possibly the Third Sangam
Agathiyam,First Sangam- Lost
Tholkaapiyam ,oldest available work is dated 865 BC
1.Naan Madol Ruins in Federated States of Micronesia,Western Pacific.
An old port Poompuhar, mentioned in early Tamil Classics, especially in detail in the Silappadikaram, has been found and it reveals a Man made Port of 11000 Years!
Stone Age Site 60 km from,Chennai
One hundred and fifty years ago, on May 30, 1863, young geologist Robert Bruce Foote bent down and picked up a stone tool on the Parade Ground at Pallavaram cantonment, near Chennai. It turned out to be an epochal discovery. Foote’s discovery revolutionised the study of India’s pre-history.
Attirampakkam (13°13′50″N, 79°53′20″E, 38.35 m a.s.l), is an open-air Palaeolithic site situated near a meandering tributary stream of the river Kortallaiyar, northwest of Chennai.
4.Perunchotru Udiyan Neduncheralaathan Provided food Mahabharata War.
Malayathwaja Pandya,Madurai Meenakshi’s father took part in the War.
Krishna Married a Pandyan Princess,had a daughter.
Balarama worshiped Murugan.
Satyavrata Manu,Rama’s ancestor, was a Dravida King.
Sibi,ancestor of Rama built a Vishnu Temple,Thiruvellarai,near Srirangam.
5.Tamil names in Harappa,Mohenjadaro Region,includes Town names.
சிந்துவெளி மற்றும் அரப்பாவில் ”கொற்கை, வஞ்சி, தொண்டி வளாகம்”சிந்துவெளியில் சங்கத் தமிழரின் துறைமுகங்கள், தலைநகரங்கள் மற்றும் ஊர்களின் பெயர்கள்பாகிஸ்தானிலுள்ள கொற்கை (Gorkai. Gorkhai), வஞ்சி (Vanji), தொண்டி(Tondi), மத்ரை (Matrai), உறை (Urai), கூடல் கட் (Kudal Garh) மற்றும் கோளி (Koli); ஆப்கானிஸ்தானிலுள்ள கொற்கை (Korkay. Gorkay). பூம்பகார் (Pumbakar) ஆகிய ஊர்ப் பெயர்கள் சங்க இலக்கியங்களில் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ள தலைநகரங்கள் மற்றும் துறைமுக நகரங்களின் பெயர்களான கொற்கை. வஞ்சி. தொண்டி. மதுரை. உறையூர். கூடல். கோழி. பூம்புகார் ஆகியவற்றை நினைவுபடுத்துகின்றன.’
6.The present formations of India, Arabia, Africa, Antarctica, South America and Australia started breaking up due to natural upheavals and moving to different parts of the earth at the rate of 15,000 years per mile on an average and found their places in the Asian Continent. The movement of the earth mass, called Navalam Theevu in Tamil, caused the formation of the present continent of India.(McKenzie and Sclater American Geologists).
7.Lemuria, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, about 2.5 lakh years ago, in Indonesia. Hence, Lemuria and Kumari Kandam, which existed in southern part of India, are different lands.
(Frank Joseph, Secretary for Ancient American Association, in his book “The Lost Civilization of Lemuria”, )
8.It was only during the final days of Atlantis that the Lemurians broke these seals and thus saved many surface dwellers from certain death. These people formed a society that subsequently returned for a time to the surface and became the Rama Empire situated in Southern Asia. Then the Great Flood of 8,000 BC ended this attempt to save humanity from the dark ways of the Anunnaki. (Atlantis Legend)
The points mentioned are explained in detail in the site, Category ,Tamils.
I shall locate them and share as, as usual I forgot.
This was what I intended to speak.
Question: Who here can remember the name of their great, great
Glory of Tamil Language
1) A language which is so structured that the sounds of the alphabet
are reflected in its very name – Tamil
2) Complex and Noble thoughts – 7 words – Tirukural. Long poetic
story in 1 sentence without full stop – Silapadikaram
3) Helps you think clearly and express precisely – because of its
mathematically oriented grammatic structure (Short example)
4) Ranked on par with Sanskrit – Evolved to grammatical precision
over 1,50,000 years
Where did this language come from? My research has revealed
that it comes from a lost continent – a continent called Kumari
(Describing geography and size of Kumari Kandam)
1) Kumari Kandam – Named after Kanyakumari
2) It was immense having a land mass of 34 million square miles –
approximately 29 times the size of present India. And it had a
population of 64 million.
3) It extended to Newzealand, spain etc.
4) Traces of Lemuria can be found even today – Agastya in New
Zealand, Shiva dance in Australia, Boomerang as an ancient
5) So diverse – It was divided into 7 groups of 7 each, totalling 49
territories – Mango land, coconut land etc
6) And there was something special about those territories –
Question to audience – How many here have family deities –
please raise hand. Actually very ancient custom – In Kumari
Kantam they assigned different Gods to different lands.
What kind of a society did they have?
Very intricate and elaborate society structure. For instance, lets take
marriage – how many types of marriage do we have today? I would say
3 types – Arranges, Love and Elopment/Running Away.
In Kumari Kantam they had 7 types of marriage… What happened to this society?
Unfortunately a tsunami destroyed Kumari Kandam in1780 BC
approximately. Only remnants of this great society can be found
throughout the world. Let’s look at a few remnants in India.
1) Remnants of Great literature
2) Poomphuhar etc.
3) Traditions such as Ancestory worship, Pongal, Adi Perukku, Chitra
In conclusion , I’d like to leave you with a few thoughts on the
amazingly pervasive nature of Tamil culture.
1) Manu – Man, First human being was a king of Tamil nation
2) A Tamil Chera king was such a legendary figure for his honesty
and integrity that he was appointed to feed the warring armies
3) Tamil has a great soul! City is mine and everyone is my relativE.
What I actually spoke will be known when I receive the Video.