15 Things you should know about the lost continent of Kumari Kandam

The ancient continent of Kumari Kandam is said to have existed south of modern-day India, now below the Indian Ocean. Its people the Tamil are said to have spread across the world creating other civilizations after Kumari Kandam disappeared.

Atlantis, Lemuria,  and other lost civilizations are the reason why a lot of people are interested in history. Ever since Atlantis was mentioned by ancient Greek philosopher Plato, people around the world are convinced that somewhere out there is a lost city/continent that was once inhabited by an extremely advanced ancient civilization: the Atlanteans.

However, Atlantis isn’t the only continents said to have existed on Earth. If we travel towards India, we will find there is a lesser-known story of a massive continent that was swallowed by the ocean: Lemuria, frequently connected to the ancient legend of the Tamil people and the lost continents of Kumari Kandam.

In this article we take a look at the story behind the fascinating continents said to have existed in the distant past.

Just like Atlantis, the story behind Lemuria and Kumari Kandam is a fascinating one. Kumari Kandam is a lost continent home o the Ancient Tamil people.

The mythical continent is said to have existed south of modern-day India and is located not below the Indian Ocean.

Just as with Atlantis, the continent of Kumari Kandam was lost to the sea, and few of its survivors escaped the cataclysmic events and spread across the planet.

There are several names by which the continent goes depending on spelling it can vary from Kumari Kandam, Kumarikkantam, and Kumari Nadu.

The word ‘Kumari Kandam’ was first mentioned in a 15th-century version of the Skanda Purana –the largest Mahāpurāṇa, a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts— and was written by Kachiappa Sivacharyara (1350-1420).

Contrary to popular belief, the word “Kumari Kandam” derives from the ancient Sanskrit words “Kumarika Khanda.”

Kumari Kandam is described as the kingdom of the Earth in the Andakosappadalam section of Kanda Puranam.

Kumari Kandam is considered the cradle of civilization, the place where everything started.

Many authors indicate that the people of Tamil belong to the oldest civilization on the surface of the planet and when the continent of Kumari Kandam was lost to the sea, its people migrated to other parts of the planet founding different civilizations.

The continent was mentioned for the first time during the 19th century when scholars proposed the existence of a lost continent called Lemuria, in order to explain strange geological, and biological similarities between India, Africa and the Island of Madagascar.

After scholars had mentioned the possibility that there is a lost continent hiding beneath the Indian ocean; people rushed to connect it to ancient legends of lost civilizations mentioned in ancient Tamil and Sanskrit texts.

It is believed that the ancient people of Tamil called Lemuria their home before a massive catastrophe swallowed the landmass.

However, modern-day scholars argue such a continent could not have existed, and the theory is rendered obsolete after the continental drift theory.

Interestingly, there are numerous ancient Tamil and Sanskrit writings that speak of legendarily lost lands in South India that have been devoured by the ocean.

Some authors argue that one of the best pieces of evidence supporting the existence of the lost continent of Kumari Kandam is a 1.7 million-year-old artificial bridge, located in the Palk Strait, in the Indian Ocean called Rama’s Bridge.


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  1. Yep, there is scant information on Kumari Kandam. Unwinding he confusion is currently a closed loop of conflicting, scattered references and no hard evidence of any kind. I have been communicating with a group of beings in the non-physical levels of existence through a channel that works with them to bring enlightenment. I have now logged more than 36 hours of taped and transcribed interviews with them over the last 16 years. There really is no other way of accessing the truth about lands lost to the seas so long ago.

    There is nothing but confusion about lost continents. So, I will briefly offer what I know. There are five. Listed from first to last, they are Arterria, located off the south eastern coast of Africa south of Madagascar. This was birthplace of the Black Race. The second is Lemuria, located just south of India, a ten island archipelago. This was birthplace of the Brown Race.The third, Kumari Kandam, north of Australia, west of New Zealand. This was birthplace of the Yellow Race. the forth, Mu. Located off the coast of Japan. This was birthplace of the Red Race. The fifth, Atlantis, located in the mid-North Atlantic Ocean. This was birthplace of the White race.

    Just thought you might be interested to know these facts. I have published a book about this and related subjects in case you might want to know more.

  2. is m.u. the same as Lemuria and are they Manchester United fans??

  3. We can get satellite images of kumari kandam,we will come to know really it existed or not.
    advanced under water survey also can tell it existed or not.There should not be any assumption

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