I have been writing on Sanatana Dharma,Hinduism and Tamil and their presence throughout the world in ancient times.During this journey I have been able to find evidences of these in almost all parts of the world, from Australia to Americas through the Far East, East, Middle east, West and Caribbean, not to forget Africa.I have found traces of practices,customs,religious thoughts and also straight presence of Vedic Sanatan Dharma,Tamils.Based on the researched information, i have been able to propose that the the ancient world had Sanatan Dharma/Tamil presence. Based on evidence found in Sanskrit Puranas, Ithihasas, Tamil Classics, and cross referencing them with archeological finds of the lands I had referred to and with the legends and practices of the peoples there,the existence of Aryavartha( what is present in the North of Vindhyas now) and the South of Vindhyas(called Dravida)
The timeline of both is mind boggling. While Aryavartha is traced to about 7000 ago( based on the rough estimate of Rig Veda date of around 5000 years ago),that of Tamil is traced to about 20,000 years ago( based on the archeological date of the sunken city of Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu,India).Even this does not seem to be correct. A site of advanced Tamil Civilization near Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India is dated around a Million years. This advanced civilization quotes Vedas, Sanskrit! Nataraja ,Jwalapuram ,Cuddappah,Andhra Pradesh( or is is Telengana now?) is dated areound 74,000 years based on Mount Toba Ash dispersal.So, it is eveident that these two civilizations, cultures are quite ancient.Another interesting point is tthat most academicians and people take Himalayas to be most ancien,whilw writing History.But the Deccan Plateau and the western and eastern Ghats of India are among the most ancient in the world, if not the most ancient.Hi,malayas can be dated to somewhere around 40 Lakhs years ago, the western Ghats and Eastern Ghats of India are dated to 21000 Million years ago, as eveidenced in the Formation of Sila Thorana of Tirumala Hills,India.Not to be outdone,Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu is dated around 2.94 Billion years !
So this leads us to an interesting question. Which is Older?The Aryavarta or the Dravidia? I gave up after tracing their antiquity to a Million years .Fact is both are ancient..I am unable to assert with evidence which is earlier.As I research, I write. As on date, available evidence points to Dravida being the earlier one , considering that the First Human Being Manu is from Dravida Desa( This is not the only evidence. Kindly read my other articles )
The presence of Siva concept much before the Vedic period,details of Siva concept in Tamil being more elaborate,aborigines of Australia performing Trinetra Dance of Siva, the physical resemblance of ancient Australian people, the evidence of Naan Madol in northeast of Australia, presence of Tamils in Micronesia and more evidence point out that the Tamils lived in those areas in ancient times,
The name Nan Madol means “spaces between” and is a reference to the canals that crisscross the ruins. The original name was Soun Nan-leng (Reef of Heaven), according to Gene Ashby in his book Pohnpei, An Island Argosy. It is often called the “Venice of the Pacific”.
Today Nan Madol forms an archaeological district covering more than 18 km² and includes the stone architecture built up on a coral reef flat along the shore of Temwen Island, several other artificial islets, and the adjacent Pohnpei main island coastline. The site core with its stone walls encloses an area approximately 1.5 km long by 0.5 km wide containing nearly 100 artificial islets—stone and coral fill platforms—bordered by tidal canals.
Now, consider the following.
- The ancestral components are found in South Asia and Neolithic West Asian Farmers of Iran.
The origins of the Dravidians are a “very complex subject of research and debate”. They may have been indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, but origins in, or influence from, West-Asia have also been proposed. Their origins are often viewed as being connected with the Indus Valley Civilisation, hence people and language spread east- and southwards after the demise of the Indus Valley Civilisation in the early second millennium BCE, some propose not long before the arrival of Indo-Aryan speakers,with whom they intensively interacted. The Dravidian peoples are of a mixed genetic origin and formed initially due to the mixture of indigenous South Asian Hunter Gatherers and Neolithic West Asian farmers from Iran, with all[/almost all Dravidian groups later additionally acquiring admixture from Steppe Yamnaya pastoralists.[From these interactions and migrations arose eventually the so-called “Hindus synthesis”, after 500 BCE.
The third century BCE onwards saw the development of large kingdoms in South India. Medieval South Indian guilds and trading organisations like the “Ayyavole of Karnataka and Manigramam” played an important role in the Southeast Asia trade, and the cultural Indianisation of the region.
Dravidian visual art is dominated by stylised temple architecture in major centres, and the production of images on stone and bronze sculptures. The sculpture dating from the Chola period has become notable as a symbol of Hinduism.
The Yamnaya culture, also known as the Yamnaya Horizon,[ Yamna culture, Pit Grave culture or Ochre Grave culture, was a late Copper Age to early Bronze Age archaeological culture of the region between the Southern Bug, Dniester, and Ural rivers (the Pontic steppe), dating to 3300–2600 BC. Its name derives from its characteristic burial tradition: Ямная (romanization: yamnaya) is a Russian adjective that means ‘related to pits (yama)’, and these people used to bury their dead in tumuli (kurgans) containing simple pit chambers. “Yamna” is the name that is derived from the same word in Ukrainian (ямна, romanization: yamna).
The people of the Yamnaya culture were likely the result of a genetic admixture between the descendants of Eastern European Hunter-Gatherers and people related to hunter-gatherers from the Caucasus. People with this ancestral component are known as Western Steppe Herders. Their material culture was very similar to the Afanasevo culture, and the populations of both cultures are genetically indistinguishable. They lived primarily as nomads, with a chiefdom system and wheeled carts that allowed them to manage large herds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamnaya_culture
The practice of Burying people in a large Jar is the ancient custom Of Tamils,Mudu Makkal Thaazhi).
- Tamil King Sibi Had his capital near Swat Valley.
- Murugan, Peacock Tribe is found in Turkey (Murugan is worshipped as God in Tamil)
- Land of Tamils was located in the north eastern portion of what is now Australia.
- Presence of Vikramadiya in Middle east.
- Krishna’s Palace in Port Barzhyn, Russia.
- Narada Mountains,Narodnaya in Urals.
- Arkaim in Russia is modelled after Rig Vedic Mandala design.