Friday, December 24, 2010
Andaman Islands were called as `Pulan Hantuman' or the `Land of Hanuman'!
In the olden days, Andaman Islands were called as `Pulan Hantuman' or the `Land of Hanuman' by the Malays and this name slowly metamorphosed into “Andaman”. Tamil literatures on Palm leaves mention Andamans as Theemai-t-theevugal (Islands of Harm or Evil).The Chinese history mention these Islands as "The Land of Demons (Ogres)". The Andamans are then called so because the Andamanese were afraid of outsiders, so they invariably killed whoever landed on their coasts. Nicobar came from the Tamil term "Nakkavaram", meaning the land of the naked. But, folks, all these are things of the past and now Andamans is cool, breezy and beckoning you!
Posted by Andaman Holidays at 5:38 PM