Monday, December 10, 2007
Rama and his Vanaru built the bridge to Sri Lanka 1,750,000 years back to go to Sri Lanka to bring Sree Sita from the clutches of Ravana.The bridge was built in 5076 BC.
Lord Rama is not a mythological figure,but a historical one who lived 7,200 years ago in 5076BC,He walked the Rama sethu to reach Lanka.Built by Nala and Neel,the civil engineers par excellence,the bridge was built using 'pore pressure'concept of marine engineering.
Quite dazed?But a Chnnai-based NGO,Bharat Gyan,gives even more specific dates and times of events in Rama's life.The NGO engages itself in extensive research of Indian history.In its study,Bharat Gyan employed a varied approach,including historical,geographical,archaeological and archaeo-astronomical,to chalk out Rama's life.The study says Rama had a family tree of 60 generations and was born in 5114BC.
While Valmiki's Ramayana has been considered as the historic text,various reports and findings from the Archaeological Survey of India,Space Application centre,National Institute of Oceanography,National Aeronautics ans Space Administration,astronomical skycharts,geological survey,coins and inscriptions have been used in this study.
The construction of the Sethu was in three stages-the area was surveyed to find a suitable place,utilization of technical skills was analyzed and then executed,"It wasn't random throwing of stones into the sea that made the bridge,but an aligned use of strings while logs of bamboo,sala,dhana were used to form a wooden cushion on which stones were placed to create the walkwat"said D K Hari of Bharat Gyan.
"There have been all-legations of such claims being baseless.But the ASI has drilled 11 holes in Rana Sethu over a period and confirmed that the bridge was made of wood,and plans have grown over the old structure."
"There are scientific findings by Hari and his team to prove their claims and I belive that the report should be respected"he said.