Parashurama Kshetra-Part 2

Prehistory and Legends of Kerala

There is a reference to the Kerala regions in the Kishkindha Kanda of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana of Valmiki. This is in the context of King Sugriva briefing his messengers about regions lying south of their kingdom where they can look for Sita. In an earlier blog, I have speculated that the Ramayana story taken along with Gauda-Saraswatiya and Nambudiri traditional lore probably indicated that the Konkana-Kerala coastal region west of the Sahya mountains could have been reclaimed from the sea at a time within the interval between the Bala Kanda and Kishkindha Kanda periods in Dasarathi Rama’s life in India’s very ancient history.

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