Princess Sempavalam (Heo Hwang-ok), A thread~
The reference we get is from Korean work Samguk Yusa , written by a buddhist monk Ilyon in 13th century in chinese language , in which he mentions about a 16 yr old Princess Sempavalam (Heo Hwang-ok) who got married at the year 48CE to the first King Suro of Geumgwan Gaya
+and became the first queen of the korean kingdom of Geumgwan Gaya , after her dream in search of her pair that drove her to travel from Ayi kingdom(Tamilnadu) to Korea.
According to Samguk Yusa the legend queen Heo Hwank Ok, the name also meant Sem Pavalam in Korean language and industry for Coral ornaments and crafts was found only in ancient Tamil Nadu at that time. Heo was said to be the princess, who came from the "Ayuta Kingdom"
Ayuta Kingdom here refers to Ayi kingdom that was a vassal to Pandyan Empire of ancient Tamilagam , this can be substantiated with the fact that Princess Sempavalam carried with her the symbol of Pandyas ie) twin fish and Thirisoolam.
“Ayai” which meant mother worship existed in ancient tamilagam , and one of the philanthropist of last sangam was known as “Aai” , all these factors proves her link with the Pandyan Kingdom.
Some wrongly connect Ayuta kingdom with Ayodhya. The ancient name of Ayodhya was “Saketa” at the time when the Samguk Yusa was written in 13th century , therefore it doesn’t refer to Ayodhya.
orean culture have many similarities with Tamils , they call their mother and father as ‘Amma’ and ‘Appa’ just like tamils. Marriage between kids of paternal Aunt and maternal uncle (Murai Pen , Payyan(Concubitant)) like that of tamils is being followed in Korea.
Tamil language has more close similarity with Korean words such as Pudhu , Puthiya , Pul Vettu , Theru , Naal , Appaada , Achchacho, Nee Inge Baa , Uyaram called in korean as uram etc. Similar to tamils, Pearl diving is popular in Korean tradition too.
Koreans too celebrate pongal festival as Chuseok. Pickles known as kimchi are famous in korea.
The Madurai Pandyas had a single fish as their symbol , whereas Korkai Pandyas had a twin fish as their symbol. Samguk Yusa mentions heo belong to “Kaara” Community that actually denotes the sea faring karaiyar community of Tamilnadu and Eelam
+ pali people used to call them as Kaarava , and koreans used to call them as Kaaya , which may have been derived from the tamil word “Kaayal”.
All these factors proves the fact that Heo (Sempavalam) must be from Tamilagam and has no links with Uttarpradesh in any context , it is not even a sea/port city.
According to research historian Orissa Balu, Korean language and culture is intertwined with Tamil language and culture , Koreans are largely rice eaters and their paddy cultivation was said to have taught to them by tamils.
+The old method of thatched houses found in korea looks very similar in style with that of the tamils.
Korean Queen Heo Hwang Ok (pic) , (Please note the fish symbols to her sides)
Nadukal tradition (Center Stone) of Tamils seen in queen Heo Hwank Ok’s cemetry :
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