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