Kumari kandam the sunken land mass from the world map
Kumari Kandam or Kumarikkaṇṭ am is the name of a legendary sunken landmass saidto have been located to the south of present-day Kanyakumari District at the southerntip of India in the Indian Ocean. The legend assigns the continent and its finalsubmergence an antiquity ranging in tens of thousands of years.Compare the photo above with the present map below to see how it is suppose to fitin. Proponents say that the land mass is "Lemuria", a different name for the samecontinent. The supposed sunken land seems to be covering most part of the IndianOcean. On the East side of the land lays Sumatera & Malaysia. In 26th December,2004, in the very same region, the world witnessed a devastating effect of mothernature when Tsunami took place. The tsunami is was the result of the shift in tectonicplate in the sea bed that recorded a tremor as largely as 8.6 in richter scale. Could it bethat a Giant Tsunami, multiple times greater than what we witnessed 4 yrs & 1 monthbefore, strucked this part of the continent?Ancient texts has made some reference ofthis said sunken land. There are scattered references in Sangam literature, suchas Kalittokai 104, to how the sea took the land of the Pandiyan kings, upon which theyconquered new lands to replace those they had lost. There are also references to therivers Pahruli and Kumari, that are said to have flowed in a now submerged land.The Silappadhikaram, a 5th century epic, stating that the "cruel sea" took the Pandiyanland that lay between the rivers Pahruli and the many-mountained banks of theKumari, to replace which the Pandiyan king conquered lands belonging to the Cholaand Chera kings (Maturaikkandam, verses 17-22). Adiyarkkunallar, a 12th centurycommentator on the epic, explains this reference by saying that there was once a landto the south of the present-day Kanyakumari , which stretched from the Pahruli river
in the north to the Kumari river in the south. This land was divided into 49 territories,which he names as 7 coconut territories (elutenga natu), 7 Madurai territories(elumaturai natu), 7 old sandy territories (elumunpalai natu), 7 new sandy territories(elupinpalai natu), 7 mountain territories (elukunra natu), 7 eastern coastal territories(elukunakarai natu) and 7 dwarf-palm territories (elukurumpanai natu). All theselands, he says, together with the many-mountained land that began withKumariKollam, with forests and habitations, were submerged by the sea. Two of theseterritories were supposedly parts of present-day Kollam and Kanyakumari districts. R.Mathivanan, then Chief Editor of the Tamil Etymological Dictionary Project of theGovernment of Tamilnadu, in 1991 claimed to have deciphered the Indus script asTamil, following the methodology recommended by his teacher Devaneya Pavanar,presenting the following timeline.ca. 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 advancedcivilisation16,000 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 sugarcaneand started cultivation in Kumari Kandam.1780 BC: The Third Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king7th century BC: Tolkappiyam (the earliest extant Tamil grammar)BBC reports the following further evidence which suggests volcanic eruptions mayhave some effect to this said land.Scientists have discovered the remains of a "lost continent" beneath the waves of theIndian Ocean.Drilling by the Joides Resolution research vessel, which traverses the seas extractingsamples from beneath the sea floor, suggests that the continent, about a third the sizeof present day Australia, sank from sight only 20 million years ago.A recovered sample of the lost continent. It lies beneath the southern Indian Ocean.Called the Kerguelen Plateau, it is one of the most remote places on Earth.The Joides Resolution, the worlds largest research vessel, bored a series of holesthrough the undersea plateau, which is about two kilometres below the ocean surface.Spores and pollenIt brought to the surface many types of rocks associated with explosive volcanism, aswell as sedimentary rocks similar to those found in India and Australia.Sending the drill bit down to the sea floor. "We found abundant evidence that much ofthe Kerguelen Plateau formed above sea level," said Dr Mike Coffin of the University
of Texas."Wood fragments, a seed, spores and pollen recovered in 90 million year-old sedimentfrom the central Kerguelen Plateau indicates that it was above sea level."Scientists believe that it rose out of the ocean about 110 million years ago, following aseries of huge volcanic eruptions.Small dinosaurs50 million years ago, it may have been covered in lush ferns, moist with tropicalhumidity.The core store on the Joides Resolution Small dinosaurs would have hidden in theundergrowth stalking their prey.20 million years ago, it started to sink beneath the waves of what is now the IndianOcean.Scientists hope that studying the region will help them understand the break-up ofAustralia, India and Antarctica...................End of BBC report.....................The recent Mumbai attack & terrorism almost caused a war between Pakistan & India.While Pakistan maintained that it wanted peace but it was the first to deploy itssoldiers to the borders of Pakistan-India. Perhaps, if the particles of the drill by theJoides Resolution in the BBC report above uncovered some gold coins from thesupposedly "Pandiyan Land" from Kumari Kandam, maybe that would have prompteda lot of media attention & sparked interests from various quarters from all over theworld. Maybe then, it would have been worth investing $$ which is better thaninvesting in war.