Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ram Setu

INDIA - since my childhood has mesmerized me. Its not just word "India" that fascinates me but - its people, its history, its mythological stories, different cultures, ancient traditions, various castes, religions and most of all India's democracy and politics which has always been a source of captivation for me. Though, I am not a great political person but I generally try to keep myself abreast with what is happening in India as well as around the globe.

The latest Ram Setu controversy seems to take a toll on me. For the first time when I heard the news, I thought Ram Setu controversy was like any other controversy for which the political parties want to gain their respective voter banks. But a huge thanks to media – (I have been hearing this news from every news channel) which made me a little curious to know not particularly about the controversy behind Ram Setu but what Ram Setu actually is?

As per NASA, Ram Setu is a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk strait between India and Sri Lanka. Currently named as Adam’s Bridge, Ram Setu is a chain of limestone shoals and is about 48 km long.

According to Hindu scriptures and belief, Lord Ram and his vaanar sena had built a bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka about 17 lacs 25 thousands years ago. The discovery of Shri Ram Setu by NASA confirms that Hindu scriptures and belief are correct in this matter and that Ramayana is 'history' and not "mythology" as is often construed.

Significance of Ram Setu:
1. This is a divine bridge.
2. Ram Setu a natural barrier to tsunami.
3. The bridge is world's oldest man-made structure.

This information may not be of much importance to the archeologists who are interested in exploring the origins of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual gates of the people of the world to have come to know an ancient history linked to the Indian mythology. Courtesy - Google


KASHUR said...

you have maintained a nice blog.
Content is also good.
keep it up.

Hey i guess i have seen you---maybe on orkut--

deepa said...

kya musibat hai!! (hehe)

Actually I should be thankful to you for writing on such topics. Reason? I never listen to news and so not able to update myself on things going even around the country (forget the Globe!)

I heard of this term and yes before I read your blog, this was just a “term” for me.

Now I know a bit on this and also feel that this contradicts the hot news that was fuming some time back that Lord Ram never existed!!

Keep going babes and write more on such topics. More than that please push me to write comments so that I also get benefited by reading them. A very good habit you have cultivated and I hope to get inspired by you soon.

Dhawal said...

hey neeru.. As I was just looking for some articles on the Ram setu issue over the internet,I happen to read your views on it. I must say your presentation of this topic "in your views" is commendable. But I guess, you must have a conclusive statement/standing to any topic... right? Anyways, I have a strong standing on this issue.. bt i don wanna discuss it with u... it was jst ur writing that tempted me to comment..!! nicework.. keep it up!!