The relationship among India and Africa – its centuries old. There is a deep relationship among Africa’s Ethiopia and India. You would have known that there used to be an island known as ‘Kumari Kandam’ in the South Indian Ocean, which became extinct due to natural deflation, drowning in the Indian Ocean. This was the island that used as a transit between Africa and India. It is believed that the Tamil Sangam Raja Kumari ruled in Kandam Island. Tamil and Sanskrit were contemporary languages and both were born from the origin of the Lord Shiva’s Damaru.
According to Dr.Clyde Winters, Ethiopia and India’s relations were very deep. They say that the King of “Naga” community of Ethiopia, ruled over India. 500 BC Old Dravid literature gives much information about this Naga community. According to this literature, “Naga” kings in Indian tradition won central India from Villavar (archers) and Minara (fishermen). Nagas used to be great sailors who ruled many states of India, Sri Lanka and Burma. For the Aryans they were described as half-man and half-snake, then for the Tamils, they used to appear as people who used to fight while using bow and trap.
The first description of Nagas was in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The capital of the Nagas used to be “Deccan” and until 1300 BC their empire was extended from the banks of the Ganges and Jamuna. In the Dravid literature, ‘Chilpattikaran’, it is mentioned that the world’s first Nag Empire was called “Nagnadu”. Nagas were native to Kush-Punt / Ethiopia. They are also mentioned in ancient Greek inscriptions. These are also called Puntites and according to Sumeria’s literature, these people used to trade with the Indus citizenship of India.
In the Ethiopian culture “Kebra Nagesh” refers to the Arvids kings of India.
According to Kebra Naga’s, there were many employees of Nagani’s ‘Empress Mecca’ who had business links with India. Queen Mekeda’s son, Manalik, established her empire in southern India whose capital was Deccan. The Naga tribes were known as Maravar, Eyinar, Oliyar, Oviyar, Aru-Valur and Parathavar. According to Kalittokai IV, 1-5, the Nagas looked like fierce looking tigers wearing strong limbs, hard frames, long hair and curved locks.
It is believed that there is a great contribution of Nagas to provide the script. It was these Naga’s who had written the script. The script given by them is called “civil” script. The Sanskrit language script is ‘Devanagari’. According to Sir William Jones, the script of Sanskrit and Ethiopia is similar. The editors believe that Ethiopian script has influenced many other writing systems.
Dravid literature indicates that the Nagas started the worship of Kali, Nag, Murugan and Sun or Krishna. Even today, the snake is worshipped in South India and the people of South India consider Nag as their ancestor and not “the monkey of Darwin”! Murugan (Kartikeya) is worshipped in East Africa! This is a sign that Ethiopia had a deep connection with India. It is believed that Naga or Ethiopians had defeated the people of Dravidian language of ‘Kumari Nadu’ (the land of Kumari Kandam). In the Kumari Nadu, ‘Pandyan’ kings used to rule. This island has been sunk in the ocean due to natural calamities and in this direction, other discoveries are carried forward.
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