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Kumuda is the name of a dwipa or island mentioned in the Vayu Purana
. Kumuda-dwipa is the name used for Kusha-dwipa. It is believed that Kumuda-dwipa lie close to the Pamirs and the name Kumuda-dwipa indicates the southern territory of Shakadwipa or Scythia.
In anterior Epic Age
, Kumuda was the name of a high table-land of the Tartary located to north of the Himavata. From this place, the Aryan
race originated and later shifted towards southwards into the Indian peninsula and preserved the name in their traditions as a relic of old mountain
In the Hindu text, it is mentioned that Komedes is a name of tribe as they were the inhabitant of Kumuda-dwipa and Kumuda Mountain. Some scholars also connect this Kumuda with ancient Iranian Kambojas.
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