When you hear the word “Lost Continent” always the “Lost Empire of Atlantis” comes to mind. Atlantis is a mythical lost Island which had an advanced civilization for that time. It is also said that the whole place had a tragic end when the Ocean swallowed it up. No one actually knows whether Atlantis truly existed or not. Do you know? Atlantis is not the only Island which is lost, now a very similar story has been told in India too but it is less popular as compared to Atlantis.
Let’s know about this lost continent…
Mother earth has many mysterious hidden in her womb, some of which we have witnessed and others go unknown to the human’s knowledge. One among such mysterious is the “lost continent of Kumari Kandam”. This Island has vanished with the depths of the Indian Ocean taking along a habited population with it. If we go by the words of the researchers and archaeologists, this Island is known to be 15,000 years old and has been depleted due to natural calamities.
We are all aware that the origin of the Tamil people and their culture is shrouded in deep mystery. Though there are many traditions narrated in early literature, “Kumari Kandam”, the land that lay to the south of India, which later submerged in the Indian Ocean, has been a matter of conjecture for a study by scholars.
Two American eminent geologists McKenzie and Sclater have clearly explained that Africa and South America were locked together as part of the primitive continent until about 200 million years ago.
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.
There was a general belief that both Lemuria and Kumari Kandam were one and the same. However, it has been established by Frank Joseph, Secretary for Ancient American Association in his book “The Lost Civilization of Lemuria”, the existence of a land called 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.
There is also an estimation that Ravana’s kingdom “Lanka” also originated in this Island because the “Ram Sethu” (bridge) built by Lord Ram leading to Sri Lanka also connects to this Island. Scientists and researchers have also given an approval to this that the traces of this bridge built using stones, pebbles, wood has been found deep under the sea.
The Mohenjo-Daro letters of Eastern Islands are nearly 1,00,000 years old. It is critically examined the views of various scholars and established the source of Mohenjo-Daro letters as well as the ancient civilization of Moo and has written that due to natural calamities, the island of Moo was destroyed about 2.5 lakh years ago.
Eastern Island, 1,000 miles near Japan, has a script called Rongo Rongo and it is identical with Mohenjo-Daro letters. This has been fixed as 1,00,000 years old.
From the Island of Moo called Lemuria, which was located near Indonesia about 2.5 lakhs years ago. Due to tsunami, about 1,00,000 years ago people regularly moved out to Atlantis in Mexican Sea and Kumari Kandam in South Tamil Nadu. These letters are the script of Moo civilization, which was well developed.
From Atlantis, due to tsunami, the Moo people moved to South America and became Aztecs and Incas. Those who moved to North America became Mexicans and Red Indians. From Kumari Kandam, South of Tamil Nadu, about 15,000 years ago people moved to Africa and became Sumerians and those who moved from Africa to Arabia later became Jews. People from Kumari Kandam, South of Tamil Nadu, people moved to Bengal and became Cholas and those who moved to Sind and Punjab became Cheras, this was again due to the occurrence of tsunami.
In Sillapathikaram, it was mentioned that one “Ezhuthanga Nadu” (7×7 =49 countries) existed. So, Southern Tamil Nadu and Kumari Kandam are different regions. Those who have moved to Southern Tamil Nadu were called Pandiyas and they spread over Ceylon and Tirunelveli.
Tamil literature says that during the Kurukshetra war, Chera Kings had given food to both the armies. From all these, we come to a conclusion that Ancient South India would have been with tall cliffs, dense forests with high fertility.
Because of a calamity, which took place in 9,000 BC, a terrific destruction occurred and destroyed Chera, Chola and Pandiya Kingdoms and they all then came and settled in South India. The great scholar Sri Avvai Duraisamy Pillai has established that the “Pancha Dravidam” is the region consisting Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
This is the time to write the correct history of Tamil Nadu. In “Irayanar Agapporul” (Nakkeerar Urai) it is mentioned that 72 Pandiya Kings had ruled Tamil Nadu (which was inclusive of the destroyed Kumari Kandam) from 30,000 B.C. to 16,000 B.C. (i.e. for 14,000 years).
According to N.P.Ramadurai, an astronomy researcher, the cycle of time referring to 24,320 human years is mentioned in the Rig Veda at about 50 places. But to read Rig Veda, ‘Grantha’ is essential. Also to read and grasp clearly our ‘Sangam literature’ ‘Grantha’ knowledge is necessary. If we thoughtfully accept that our old Tamil letters are ‘Grantha’ letters, it will pave the way to realize our ancient civilization.
Our history and origins have been tailored since centuries. Passing on to many hands one after the other additions and deductions have been made. Every religion claims that their particular religion has originated first and established foremost among all religions. But none of us know what’s actually originated first on earth; the ancient scriptures and Vedas are the only proof to these arguments, beyond that it’s only answerable by the creator himself.
Kumari Kandam was or is a part of India or not this can be a matter of debate. Well, one cannot deny the fact that the Indian Ocean once consisted of a fully-developed habitat that had made its living there. The further research on this only can reveal the actual truth behind this mystery.