Monday, December 5, 2005


Am dead! I mean, I'm almost dead!

One more rat that lost its life
In the race for paltry existence
Brings no change to a morbid world
That breathes easy with one rat less.

Stop! Stop this mindless game
And back to the basics now you go!
Relax! Return to the Life in you
And rest on the lawns of Goddess Love!

- Vijay S

Pink Tabebuia in full bloom

Bangalore getting ready for colors

Friday, December 2, 2005

Of lost continents and fascinations

I have always been fascinated with the idea of lost continents and better yet, mysterious hidden lands. I remember it starting when I chanced on a novel on dolphins, mermaids and reuniting lovers. The book had a beautiful, beautiful blue shiny cover depicting a mermaid and a dolphin – and it made for a wonderful read in those days of M & B addiction. But one of my friends had to borrow it, and I had to forget who it was, and well you know the rest is history –the book is not with me anymore! Anyway, that was quite a tangent!

This book mentioned Atlantis – and boom went my imagination. Wow, Atlantis? People who speak different tongues? People who can speak with all creatures? Oh man if only…if only.

And then came Harry Potter. Moguls and Wizards. Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort. The world of magic hidden away. Oh man if only…if only.

“Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition” was the next. It mentioned “Kumari Kandam” or as many would call it the lost land of Lemuria. Now Atlantis? Okay – too far away for me. World of wizards? Too far fetched (not really) for me. The land of Lemuria? The Kumari Kandam? Now that is what I call close reality.

Kumari Kandam

Govindam’s book talks about this land that stretched from the present Tamilnadu/Sri Lanka to Australia, touching Africa on the right and Indonesia and Java on the left. It was one huge land ruled by the Pandhya kings. Agastyar, Boganathar and Babaji were some of the well-known men who stand testimony that such land existed.

Some hard evidences? Here goes….

Did you know that Java has a temple dedicated to Agastyar, a Tamil Siddha?
Did you know that scientists have discovered Madagascar to contain fauna and flora very similar to what is present in Tamilnadu?
Did you know that the Greek words for Cardamom and Ginger are very very similar to their Tamil versions? And this can only point to trade between these regions

I guess I can go on – I am sure the more I read, I would only come across more evidences. I am fascinated. Right across my backyard. A lost continent. Lemuria. Kumari Kandam. WOW.