Tamrabarani A Landmass Purana State Lemuria


I had written on the River Tamirabarani,which flows in southern most part of India.

The River flowed about 230 Million years ago in Lemuria continent.

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/ramanan50.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/lemuria-the-home-of-tamils-my-tedtalk-at-coimbatore/amp/

The Puranas mention Tamirabarani,as one of the landmasses of Bharatavarsha.

TThe Puranas mention Tamraparna/Tamraparni interchangeably as one of nine divisions of Bharatavarsha, the greater Indian subcontinent, and as the river sourced from the Kulacala hill of the Malaya mountains in the Pandyan country of Dravida, visited by Balarama, flowing through sandalwood regions, famous for pearls and conch, fit for Śrāddha offerings, sacred to Pitrs, flows towards the southern ocean, at its confluence with the ocean, it produces conches, shells and pearlshe Puranas mention Tamraparna/Tamraparni interchangeably as one of nine divisions of Bharatavarsha, the greater Indian subcontinent, and as the river sourced from the Kulacala hill of the Malaya mountains in the Pandyan country of Dravida, visited by Balarama, flowing through sandalwood regions, famous for pearls and conch, fit for Śrāddha offerings, sacred to Pitrs, flows towards the southern ocean, at its confluence with the ocean, it produces conches, shells and pearls.

V.R. Ramachandra Dikshitar. (1995) The Purana Index. pp. 16
This Jambudvipa was divided into nine varshas (geographical regions) of which one was Bharatha Varsha. The other eight varshas were Ketumula Varsha, Hari Varsha, Ilavrita Varsha, Kuru Varsha, Hiranyaka Varsha, Ramyaka Varsha, Kimpurusha Varsha, Bhadrasva Varsha.

Related.

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/ramanan50.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/jambu-dvipa-purans-confirmed-by-chinese-map-zhanbu-zhou-13-century/amp/

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/names-list-of-ancient-indian-kingdoms-landmass/

Ramayana reference to Tamrabarani.

Mahabharata
Listen as I now recount the isle of Tamraparni below Pandya-desa and KanyaKumari, gemmed upon the ocean. The gods underwent austerities there, in a desire to attain greatness. In that region also is the lake of Gokarna…Pulastya said… Then one should go to Gokarna, renowned in the three worlds. O Indra among kings! It is in the middle of the ocean and is worshipped by all the worlds. Brahma, the Devas, the rishis, the ascetics, the bhutas (spirits or ghosts), the yakshas, the pishachas, the kinnaras, the great nagas, the siddhas, the charanas, the gandharvas, humans, the pannagas, rivers, ocean and mountains worship Uma’s consort there”. Mahabharata. Volume 3. pp. 46-47, 99.

Tamraparni” is related “Search the empire of the Andhras, the sister nations three, Cholas, Cheras and the Pandyas dwelling by the southern sea. Pass Kaveri’s spreading waters, Malaya’s mountains towering brave, seek the isle of Tamraparni, gemmed upon the ocean wave!

Ref.Romesh Chunder Dutt (2002). The Ramayana and the Mahabharata Condensed Into English Verse. p99.

Vyasa, Mahabharata. c.401 BCE. Corroborating the map of Ptolemy drawn four hundred years later, this text also elaborates on two ashrams of the Siddhar Agastya in the region, one near the bay and another atop the Malaya mountain range.

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Mahabharata reference.
Listen, O son of Kunti, I shall now describe Tamraparni. In that asylum the gods had undergone penances impelled by the desire of obtaining salvation. In that region also is the lake of Gokarna, celebrated over the three worlds.( 3.88)

Greek references.
The name “Tamraparni” was adopted into Greek as Taprobana, called as such by Onesicritus and Megasthenes in the 4th century BC.Megasthenes shares in Indicathat “Taprobane is separated from the mainland by a river; that the inhabitants are called Palaiogonoi, and that their country is more productive of gold and large pearls than India.”

Taprobana”, which also finds mention in De Mundo of Aristotle and in the world map of another of his students, Dicaearchus. One of the first Geography in which it appears is that of Eratosthenes (276 to 196 BC) and was later adopted by Ptolemy(139 AD) in his geographical treatise to identify Sri Lanka as the relatively large island “Taprobane”, south of continental Asia.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamraparni



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