Myth is a legendary or a traditional story that usually concerns an event or a hero, with or without using factual or real explanations. Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity. Still others are simple tales about otherwise unremarkable people who get into trouble or do some great deed.
In this section we will explore some of the most amazing myths and legends from around the world, stories that once upon a time were believed to be true.
Mahabalipuram, the famous centre of Pallava art and architecture, is situated on the coast of Tamil Nadu. The local traditions and the foreign accounts vividly refer to the submergence of six temples out of seven that existed here.
The monk, or lama, known as Sangha Tenzin is probably the only mummy in India to have undergone natural mummification. Buddhist monk remarkably preserved because he started the mummification process while still living.
Tamil Nationalists believe the now-sunken Kumari Kandam was a continent which was ruled by Pandiyan Kings for over 10,000 years and the Tamil people there migrated to other locations, forming new languages, races, and even civilizations.
A chain of “rocks” is connecting India to Sri Lanka. This is the commonly accepted version by geologists for this strange strip of rocks. For the Hindus these formations are remainings of the Bridge of Rama
The Hindu flood myth is found in several different sources. The earliest account is said to have been written in the Vedic Satapatha Brahmana, whilst later accounts can be found in the Puranas, including the Bhagavata Purana and the Matsya Purana, as well as in the Mahabharata.
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