samoodiri[Zamorin]&vasco da gama (c.1510)medal




"The reception of Don Vasca de Gama by the Samoryn," by Philip Baldaeus, 1672; reprinted in Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels', London, 1744

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Vasco da Gama meets the Zamorin of Calicut in 1498, in an engraving from *PREVOST*, 1752; click on the image for a very large scan
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Another version of the same scene, in a copperplate engraving from Moore's 'Voyages and Travels', 1778; click on the image for a very large scan
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"From: 'A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels...not only the Voyages and Travels of the Natives of these Kingdoms, but also of those of France, Russia, Spain, Portugal...with the Relations of Magellan, Drake, Cavandish, Anson, Dampier, and all the Circumnavigators...including Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Furneaux, Cook, Parkinson, Foster, etc. together with a Accurate description of New Holland, Zealand, O-Taheitee, Tanna, the Society, Friendly, and Other Newly Discovered Isles, and Their Inhabitants, likewise the Voyage of Mr. de Bougainville to the South Seas...also Lord Mulgrave's Expedition, for the Discovery of a Passage towards the North Pole, and a succinct Narrative of the North Pole, and a succinct Narrative of the Voyages...by John Hamilton Moore',  Pub. London: Hogg, 1778. First Edition."




A Portuguese view, from a book published in Lisbon in 1839

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An engraving from an English history book, 1851
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A steel engraving from the 1850's, with  modern hand coloring
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A rendering of the scene by the Portuguese painter Velos Salgado, published in the magazine 'Das Buch fur Alles', 1904

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On the reverse side of this commemorative medal by F. Fonseca is the window of the Chapter House of the nave of the Convent of the Order of Christ church in Tomar, Portugal (c.1510)
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His arrival, and then his audience with the Zamorin, in medals commemorating 500 years of the "Lusiad," the Portuguese national epic poem
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Another Portuguese medal depicting the meeting, from 2003; *the reverse of the medal*
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A medal illustrating the scene as depicted in the "Lusiad"; *the reverse of the medal*
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RICH TRADITION: Zamorin of Calicut P.K.S. Raja examining a sword that is believed to have been presented to his predecessors by Cheraman Perumal, during the inauguration of the Zamorin Heritage Museum in Kozhikode on Monday. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
RICH TRADITION: Zamorin of Calicut P.K.S. Raja examining a sword that is believed to have been presented to his predecessors by Cheraman Perumal, during the inauguration of the Zamorin Heritage Museum in Kozhikode on Monday. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

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Zamorin of Calicut, P.K.S.Raja. Photo: S.Ramesh Kurup



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INS Zamorin  in Ezhimala

Naval Academy at Ezhimala of Indian Navy is the Largest in Asia

by OldSailor on January 8, 2009
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Naval_Academy_Ezhimala_logo The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the Naval Academy (NAVAC) in Ezhimala, Kerala on January 08. The Naval Academy was planned as a full-fledged permanent Naval Academy to replace the present Naval Academy, INS Mandovi at Goa.  Surprisingly it has taken almost 22 years to inaugurate the Academy for which the foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on January 17, 1987.
This Academy will prove to be the premier officer-training establishment of the Indian Navy and is the largest Naval Academy in Asia. From June this year, all officers inducted into the Indian Navy, under various schemes, will undergo basic training at this Academy.
Some of the interesting features of Naval Academy, Ezhimala are:

  • Located 38 km north of Kannur (Cannanore) district of Kerala. Ezhimala was a flourishing sea port in ancient Kerala.
  • Covers an area of 2452 acres along the North Malabar coastline.
  • As Phase-1 of the project, INS Zamorin was commissioned in Ezhimala campus on April 06, 2005 to support the construction of the academy and all aspects of its training and administrative functions for the new naval academy. Also Naval Orientation Courses for Officers are going on since 2005.
  • With the inauguration, all the training activities of Naval Academy, INS Mandovi, Goa, and Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla would be shifted to this new academy. The Academy would be conducting a four year ‘B Tech’ programme for all newly inducted trainees. Courses would be offered in ‘Electronics and Communications’ and ‘Mechanical Engineering’.
  • The Academy would start training approximately 450 trainees this year and would progressively increase to about 1100 trainees by 2013. This would include officer-trainees from the Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries.Naval_Academy_Ezhimala_map
  • To be supported by Base Depot Ship (INS Zamorin), Base Hospital (INHS Navjeevani) and a Station Health Organization.
  • The Academy will have a mix of uniformed and civilian staff for the conduct of training and other administrative support functions. There would be 161 officers, 47 professors/ lecturers, 502 sailors and 557 civilians. Along with the families of staff, the campus would have a population of about 4000.
  • The academy would have
    • State-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories,workshops, a well stocked library and a modern auditorium.
    • Physical-fitness training-facilities like indoor swimming and diving pools, an athletics track and stadium, a variety of play fields and courts.
    • A firing range and a watermanship-training centre with several types of boats.
    • A comprehensive IT network, interconnecting various facilities.
  • Cost of setting up has escalated from Rs.1.66 billion ($35 million) to Rs.7.21 billion ($150 million).
Here are two photographs of Naval Academy, Ezhimala during development from Sainik Samachar.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr Oommen Chandy being briefed on the Naval Academy project
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A parade at INS Zamorin
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Here is an amazing photograph of the Naval Academy, Ezhimala from LiveFist.
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The five photographs below on inauguration are from MOD,India.
The Chief of Navy Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta presenting a memento to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the inauguration of the Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh releasing the first cover of the Naval Academy at the inauguration of the Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing after inaugurating the Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh in a group photograph after inaugurating the Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh inspecting the guard of honour at the inaugural function of the Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
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Read the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s inaugural speech at the Naval Academy in Ezhimala on January 08 from PIB Press Release.
Know more about Ezhimala from here.