The Tamil people live in the southern part of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Their Dravidian Language is spoken in those places and variations
thereof can be found as far up as Pakistan and Nepal as well as Singapore, Malaysia and even Madagascar. I mention this because it confirms the Tamils
beliefs that they come from a now sunken continent from which their ancestors fled to India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar. In
ancient Tamil accounts this sunken Continent is referred to a variety of names but today it is called "Kumari Kandam":
Of course this neatly agrees with all other ancient sources elsewhere saying that there was a massive flood that submerged all the land - an idea that
modern academia totally rejects. And guess what? The first people of Madagascar are not Africans or Arabs, as the vicinity would suggest, but
Austronesians, as depicted by this image of Madagascarian Pre-History:
By lucky coincidence I found this map looking up the prehistory of Madagascar and was astonished how it ties in to Tamil Mythology showing Madascar
being the outer tip of an area.
A Dictionary Project of the Government of Tamil Nadu (the Government of South India) published the following Timeline for the History of the Tamil
200 000 to 50 000 BC: Evolution of the Tamil and their Language
50 000 BC: Kumari Kandam Civilization
16 000 BC: Kumari Kandam Submerged
6087 BC: Second Tamil Kingdom established
1780 BC: Third Tamil Kingdom established
Scientists have acknowledged that the language, the people, the culture and the literature are some of the oldest to be found on earth - anywhere. A
Wikipedia snippet says:
Tamil Nadu's history dates back to pre-historic times. Archaeological evidence points to this area being one of the longest continuous habitations
in India. In Adichanallur, 24 km (15 mi) from Tirunelveli, archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India unearthed 169 clay urns containing
human skulls, skeletons and bones, plus husks and grains of rice, charred rice and Neolithic celts, giving evidence confirming them to be of the
Neolithic period, 3800 years ago
Scientists have acutally uncovered a large amount of giant eggs and skeletons of Sauropods (huge Reptilian Dinosaurs) in the area. I mention this
because some of the sangam (the oldest Tamil literature, most of which is lost) mentions Reptilian-like beings living alongside humans.
Ancient Tamil literature may also be among the earliest to mention flying chariots, a concept later discovered in other cultures and religious
Tamil researchers seem to have discovered that their language went through a De-Evolution rather than an Evolution. They refer to the language as it
was thousands of years ago to the "golden age" of their language. This would seem to confirm the idea of an advanced civilization in pre-history.
Tamil Nadu is also the home of Jainism
a Religion that is of unknown and mysterious origins of which
some rumor it was carried down from the pre-flood days. This image depicts the rather advanced looking Cosmology of Jainism:
Western Academics have been harsh in trying to debunk the Tamils history. One reason for this must be that it does not match western views of History.
Another is of course that after such a long time evidence supporting it is hard to come by. However, once in awhile evidence comes along that makes
you scratch your head and ask: "What if...?". One such pieces of evidence is known as Adams
Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka
It confirms Tamil legends about the area being above water in ancient times. But not only that, the Bridge also confirms Hindu legends:
he bridge was first mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana of Valmiki.
The name Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Sanskrit; setu: bridge) was given to this bridge of shoals in Rameshwaram, as Hindu legend identifies it with
the bridge built by the Vanara (monkey-men) army of Rama , which he used to reach Lanka and rescue his wife Sita from the Rakshasa king, Ravana, as
stated in the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.
But thats not all. The Bridge was even mentioned in ancient Islamic legend as having to do with Adam (yes, Adam as in the biblical first human):
referring to an Islamic legend, according to which Adam used the bridge to reach Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka, where he stood repentant on one foot
for 1,000 years, leaving a large hollow mark resembling a footprint. Both the peak and the bridge are named after this legend
Geological Survey of India (GSI) carried out a special programme called “Project Rameswaram” that concluded that age data of corals indicate
that the Rameswaram island has evolved since 125,000 years ago.
Archaeologists have found evidence of human settlements in Sri Lanka ranging back an incredible 500 000 years (or, according to more conservative
estimates 125 000 years). There is evidence of modern human man residing in Sri Lanka as far back as 34 000 BC.
Sri Lanka also features subterranean cave systems which inhabited people. Evidence was found for human habitation in complex cave and underground
tunnels as far back as 2700 BC. Buddhists, who arrived later, turned these habitations into Temples:
I mention this because just like the pre-flood and post-flood myths from China, South America and the Middle East, Hindu Mythology, Tamil Mythology
and Sri Lankan Mythology mention subterranean dwellers, as well as Giants that lived in pre-flood times. Mahasona is the name of an ancient Sinhalese
(Sri Lankan) Giant who later become a demon in folklore.
Finally, what Tamil Nadu is best known for are the most ancient "skyscrapers" in the world. Believe it or not, there are more than 33000 !) of these
scattered across the land and some of them are thousands of years old. What even more ancient ideas where they based on?
Finally, if you are still smirking about tales of sunken cities and lost civilizations, read this BBC article:
9000 year old sunken city found off the coast of India
I would appreciate help in the process of gathering more information and facts about the Tamil, about Sri Lanka, about their sunken cities and lost
civilizations and about their mythology.
edit on 21-3-2011 by Skyfloating because: (no reason given)