Suvarna Lanka - 0 - Introduction

By Mitul Trivedi | May 11, 2021 | in Books | Share

In context of Vedas, total of 32 Raavans are mentioned. Their places are different. So is Sri Lanka the Lanka made of Gold that Raavan ruled? This book traces through history, geography, geology, and mythology to reveal the truth.


For writing this book my inspiration was Respected Shree Vishwanathaji Avadhuta Maharaja and with his benediction, I had started to write this book. Every time I used to visit him with a haul of thoughts, while parting he used to give me new questions for exploration on my research for which I enthusiastically seek references and thesis for the answers. He preached that the means that takes us away from the truth itself has the truth hidden in it. So, the truth can be found within using logic and evidence and can be presented to the people. By doing this they abstain roving and true direction of knowledge is presented. With benevolence and with the grace of Shree Avadhuta Marahaja I have started this hard work. 

My success lies in this work being an inspiration for new endeavour abstain roving and invites new thoughts in mind. Those new thoughts are the real way to god as it is said you attain Shiv with the consolidation of science and spirituality. “To understand the science of Shiva through intellect”. Each effort like this has the hurdles of consideration as “mythological stories” like our ancient books. So for laying a foundation of truth…. “The Real History of the World The First Pearl in set of Beads Is In the search of Suvarna Lanka” The research presented over here is based on my understandings and limitations. There are no intentions to hurt anyone’s sentiments. I apologize if that happens unintentionally. In the interpretation of this work many would agree and many would contend. I request to the ones who disagree my work, to impartially present your opinion with evidence. This may give this research new turns. Such contemplation would be heartily accepted and I will be grateful for it. 

For this research and documenting, Shree Vishshwasanathji Avaduta Maharaj have been my inspiration and with his grace I’ve completed my work. I’m grateful to him for always guiding me like God Krishna. I am grateful to all who has supported me. My parents, my friends who has inspired me, my wife, the kids who has joined me in this purpose, always teaching me new things I am thankful to all of them.



In Tibetan language, Lanka means island in the midst of Wide River or on oceanfront. In Indian scriptures many Lankas have been depicted. Sri Lanka (was Sinhal or Silon in past), Roop Lanka, Kaam Lanka, Moh Lanka, Suvarna Lanka etc. Lanka of Rakshasaa’ (demons) was situated at that place where the longitude passing from Ujjain meets equator. In astrology the Brahma Mahurata started from this place. Due to volcano eruption at Baku near Caspian Sea there was major disaster which occurred second time in 1400 B.C. At that time Krishna’s Dwarka and Lanka submerged (only Maldives and Lakshadweep were left). Along with it Ashmadweepa also submerged. Kapatpuram situated in the lower part of India sunk. South’s ancient Madura also collapsed in water. With this ancient civilization of Crete also went down. Saunturini Dweepa disappeared in water. With submerging of this islands water of the ocean started filling the plains rapidly. Running Hazrat Musaa and his companion saw an empty space in the ocean. This lasted just for 20-25 minutes and the ocean was at equanimity. At that moment, Hazrat Musaa and his companions were followed by Pero of Mishra (King Bhairav’s) troop. This troop drowned. In Tamil language, there is description of the southern part of Kanyakumari. Three ‘Sangam Kaal’ (universal conference) of Tamil has been described. The first and second conferences (Those conferences were a type of legislation in which scholars gathered and talked about new research and validates it. This tradition was begun by Sir Mohammed I in Arab also) was in ancient Madura and Kalpatpuram. Due to submerging of ancient Madura, Kalpatpuram was made the prime town for conferences. With the submerging of Kalpatpuram the third conference begun to held at New Madura in 1 to 3 century (reference: Valmiki Ramayana Kishkindha Kand chapter 41, shloka 17). 

During this time period many Lanka were submerging into the ocean while many new Lanka were emerging. For describing the particular Lanka of Rakshasaa (demon) glittering in gold, this book has been written. The book starts from the discovery of gold from Indian ocean to identification of true Lanka, brief of Ramsetu and Dhanushkoti; ends at the description of the great ruler of Golden City Lanka - Raavan who ruled this Lanka but first of all how did this Lanka became “Suvarnalanka” and the details of other lands of gold is presented in the following text. 

While getting information regarding lands of gold, many other places were found their present names and location are tried to explain below. 

First place is Suvarnapur/Suvarnabhumi located in West Bengal (present Subirnapur in Nadia District). There is another place named Suvarnapur in Orissa. A river named Suvarnarekha (present Subarnarekha) which passes through Jharkhand and meets Bay of Bengal at Jambudweep. This all places are somewhere related to gold but are this places related to the gold of Raavan’s Suvarnalanka? Let us brief our ancient history for the answers. 

At the time of Devasur Sangama (the meeting of gods and the demons) the son of Saga Kashyapa sailed Kashyapa Ocean (present Caspian Sea) where he discovered gold mines and became its owner. He was named “Kaashyapa” the son of Saga Kashyapa and as he was the owner of the gold he was called “Hiranyakaashyapa” as “Hiranya” means gold in Sanskrit. 

To transport this gold from those mines (present in Kazakhstan) to Lanka, Raavan took advice of his experienced grandfather Sumali. Firstly, they transported it from Kazakhstan to a place called Sumali bhumi (Somalia) located on Kushdweep (At present in Africa). From there it was transported to a place located in southern part of Nepal in present time called Suvarnapur (at present Parsa district in Narayani sector). 

Till this destination gold was transported by land route. From this place through Subarnarekha River (known as Suvarnarekha in ancient times) the gold was moved to Jambudweep in Bay of Bangal. This river passes from Jharkhand through west Bengal to Orissa. This river passes nearby Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Ghatasheela, Gopiballavapur, Kirtania Port at Orissa meets Bay of Bengal. The places at which the hoard of gold was unloaded that place was known as the Suvarnabhumi (The land of gold). The people lived there and it was made a village named Suvarnapur (They mixed raw gold with the soil and that land became Suvarnabhumi). Due to their roots in Bengal and different accent Suvarna was changed to Subarna which was later called Suborna. So this place was known as Subornapur or subarnabhumi and river Suvarnarekha as Subornarekha. 

Thus with the experience guidance of Sumali the gold was transported from mines located in southern-east part of Caspian Sea to Jambudweep in Orissa. In the way the place situated in Nepal where the heap of gold was unloaded and stockpiled for transporting it through waterway was named Suvarnabhumi . The places near Bay of Bengal in Orissa where the gold was unloaded was also known as Subarnapur. While transporting it through river Suvarnarekha the little particles of gold were dropped in the river and it gleamed in the rays of sun were falling on it. Thus it was named Suvarnarekha. Afterwards people started finding gold in this river. During stockpiling and unloading the gold particles which were sliding mixed with the soil or the rocks which stayed there and this land with gold particles in rays of sum became Suvarnabhumi . 

This hoard of gold had to be unloaded at Suvarnapur in Orissa and from there it had to be brought to Arabian Sea. So with the help of Varundev, Suvarnapur (Old name is Sonpur) is also known as Second Varanasi . Here, there is a temple named Subarnameru. This was the place where Varundev before digging a big canal, to worshiped Lord Shiva made a temple. Which was inaugurated by Raavan and Varundev and they worshiped there. 

With the direction of Varundev, this Canal lead from Suvarnapur Orissa and went through a place known as Gokarna in that time presently in the upper part of southern ghats in Arabian Sea’s Ratnagiri district Its end is in “Suvarnadurg” situated near a city named Dapoli or near Chiplun or else near Harnai in between Mumbai and Goa. This “Suvarnadurg” was constructed by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj after defeating Ali Adilshah-II (CE 1656 – 1672) in 1660. Certainly, this ancient fort was constructed as the warehouse for the storage of gold by the king of Rakshasaas Raavan. For guarding this for other forts were constructed around it. Kanakdurg (fort of kanak), Fort of Bankot, Fort of Fatehgarh, Fort of Goa. Suvarnadurg is situated on Khadakan island and it is surrounded by water from all the four sides. This is visualised even today. Gold was transported from this canal, through waterways with the help of leagues of boats. Gold at this place was protected by constructing fort around it. Gold was collected and purified at this place, transported to Lanka by waterways. For purification of gold all of the city Gokarna was used, this is the reason a river named “Suvarna Nadi”(Suvarna River) is flowing through the region of Udupi in Karnataka. Once upon a time, after purification of gold the waste water produced was thrown in this river. So with golden water this river become Suvarna Nadi (River made of gold). 

Then from this area pure gold was transported to Lanka and with this Gold Lanka was established. Who was the one who knew the art of making gold? The one who makes gold is called “Rassiddha (Latrochemist)”. Paradsamhita 67 Rassiddhako were named Rasyogi of which first name is “Aadim” meaning “Adiyogi ” or Shankar and third name is “Lankesh” meaning Lankesh was also Rasyogi who knew different techniques for creating gold. 

In “Paradsamhita” or “Rasratnasamucchaya” five types of gold have been described. 

  1. Naturally obtained (Prakrut) 
  2. Easily extractable (Sahasaj) 
  3. Extracted with fires 
  4. Obtained from mines
  5. Made from Mercury


Lankesh was the owner of all the gold in all the ways. With this gold he created golden houses in his own city. These description was given in Marathi literature… “Shree Tukaramba Vanchaya Ambhagachi gatha” On page No. 516 in Ambhangacha No. 3085, “Lankemaji gharen kiti tin aaika (How many houses are there in Lanka?)” …has been cited. Where it was described that 5 lakh homes were made out of stones. Seven lakhs were made out of bricks (bitebandi) crores of house made out of bronze and copper, and seven crore houses made out of gold. Here “koti ” is written in Marathi. Seven types of houses were found here. Interpreting whether there may be any information regarding the seven types of gold and diverse houses built out of that gold or they might be made out of the gold which was possession of Raavan. Out of which seven different types of houses were constructed. This was also interpreted. “koti ” means type and “kotee” means crore this was deduced. Here mentioned “kotee” is in Marathi in lieu “koti”. This book is mentioning seven crore houses. As mentioned above there are only five types of gold. Nothing is in knowledge more than that. So, there would be no referral in ancient literature Shastras and Granthas if the seven types of gold do not exist. 

This gorgeous, vast, and magnificent city’s location and existence is being debated and alloy of differences is being taken up. If we think in context to Vedas, total 32 Raavans are mentioned. Their places are different. For the disclosure of the location of Suvarnalanka mentioned in Ramayana or Bhagwat Mahapurana or Mahabharata. The book presented here has information based on our ancient literatures all the places and directions given in ancient literature are supporting research presented in this book. 


Mitul Trivedi.