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Ram Setu: Myth or truth?

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Is the ram setu real? This is a question many in India have been asking for many many years!

Hindus believe that the Ram setu was made from a series of limestone rocks that bridge the gap between India and Sri Lanka’. The Ram setu bridge is meant to be 30 Km Long and 3 Km Wide and was said to be constructed by 10 millions Vanaras Monkey men in 5 days and was built 1.7 million years ago.

Some people also believe that you could actually walk on the ram setu up until 1480 AD before a great cyclone hit the ram Setu which pushed the bridge below sea level and scattered the majority of the rocks.
Just as strongly as some believe the Ram Setu was real others argue that the ram setu was never built and was just a natural rock formation.

Whatever the real truth is many in india still believe that the Setu is real and that it is a holy place but despite this the indian government still wants to destroy it real or not via the Setusamudram project that has been recently proposed by the government to build a shipping canal in the place many believe that the Ram Setu is.

What the government wishes to do with the Sethsamudram project is to link the palk bay and the gulf manner between India and Sri Lanka by creating a shipping canal there. This would in effect make a easy and much more economical sea route around this area.

VHP and the BJP Saffron parties are opposed to the sethusamudram project because they feel that by creating this shipping canal it could actually destroy the Ram setu bridge and the ancient rocks which are there.

The Archeological Survey of India has concluded and even advised the supreme court of India that there is no evidence that the Setu even existence and there is no strong scientific evidence to say otherwise so they cannot classify the SETU as a India national monument because their is no evidence to say one even existed.

BJP has since accused the UPA government of blasphemy.

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41 Responses to “Ram Setu: Myth or truth?”

  1. Bad luck for Aryan gods:
    Well it is bad luck for Hindu country ( the hindu word itself was given by Britishers)

    Sonia Gandhi is catholic
    Man mohan singh is Sikh.
    Ex president abdul kalam is muslim
    Karunanidhi’s ancestors were Samanars( dravid version of ancient Jainism )
    Gandhiji was half Jain. He never belived in Hinduism ( as Godse brother confirmed)

    Praveen Togadia is Jain who gave up Babri Masjid issue after ASI revealed that site belonged to Jain.

    Hindus (britishers named religion) have real poor luck…and historical disaster. South Indian hindu gods are not known to North indian hindus. and North Indian hindu gods are hated by dravids down south, which never existed in reality (only in brahmin stories). Hinduism is nothing but sad product of Brahmin lies today.Since all the Brahmin created Aryan gods are imaginary and artificial story characters.

    Posted by Ramasamy | September 24, 2007, 6:20 pm
    • aryan and dravidians were all one.simply some people created this difference to devide india.lets not differentiate.we all are indians.its our hindustan

      Posted by adithya | May 18, 2016, 7:54 am
    • जो भी यह कहता है की हिन्दू धर्म काल्पनिक है उसे मै चेतावनी देता हूँ#
      औकात है तो साले जगह बता , घुस के मारूँगा।

      Posted by परशुराम | March 8, 2017, 7:41 am
  2. I believe in everything !!!
    by bigfacts on Sep 21, 2007 11:21 AM | Hide replies

    I believe in everything: cheers

    1) Krishna married 16008 girls and he was able to keep everyone happy and satisfied

    2) Hanumanji lifted full mountain with his one hand

    3) Monkey built the bridge over the sea

    4) Saraswati married to Brahma , her own father

    5) Ram and Ramayana is 400 million years old.

    6) Draupadi married to five brothers ( looks like family incest)

    7) Kauravs had 100 sons.

    8) Kunti become virgin mother.

    9) Ravan had 10 heads

    10) A god has elephant face

    11) A god has monkey face

    12) Sacrificing animals (murdering) makes god happy.

    13) Variety of war missiles used in Mahabharatha- astra , shastra.

    14) Vishnu has so many avatars, Even Gandhiji, Albert Einstein, George bush are Vishnu’s avatar…LOL>

    15)Brahma and his wife used to go out every day to create the world and all the things in it.

    16)Agni is the son of his fatehr and his sister [ Rg Ved.I.91.7 ]
    Father-daughter incest occurs in the famous story of Prajapati (later

    identified with Brahma, in tunr incorporated as an incarnation of Vishnu) and

    his daughter [ RV III.31.1-2 ].

    Pushan is the lover of his sister [ Rg Ved VI.55.4 ][ Apte 11 ]

    Now finally I agree and whole world believe that Ram sethu was created by Ram and Hanuman.

    We all belives these … cheers…

    Posted by Ramasamy | September 27, 2007, 6:14 pm
    • first read and properly understand vedas and puranas.then start commenting.everything has an inner view.our epics are not so easy to understand.what u read is not its meaning.it is having meaning which can understood by scholars only or who is having faith in god.so stop showing ur foolishness to all

      Posted by adithya | May 18, 2016, 7:50 am
      • Yeah.. you can just give such excuses for the false stories and imaginations. In Chatur vedas , you can’t find faults. The faults and manipulations started entering from the Upanishads which were written lately and Puranas. If you have faith in God, you should stop going behind these stories and go with what is written in Vedas in which it states to worship the One creator since all those Gods and Goddesses are fake.

        Posted by Hiran | August 17, 2016, 10:58 am
    • :Who give u right to compare vishnu with gandhi and Einstein who the hell are u bloody fool

      Posted by shekhar | July 4, 2016, 1:46 pm
    • then ramasamy you should change your name to spacemen fool
      go to hell

      Posted by sk | November 2, 2016, 4:47 pm
    • First try to understand the concept with divinity, making fun of the religious texts is not your greatness, it’s nothing other than foolishness. Try to understand the hidden meanings in them, it may be elephant headed god or Ravan with 10 heads. Learn to respect respect your culture.

      Posted by Nani | November 23, 2016, 4:33 am
    • It’s good u believe in them CA zno one knows the nature of God even arjun couldn’t understand true form of Krishna and Albert Einstein mahatma Gandhi gorge bosh are not described in Scripture don’t know how u came to know that and don’t question God until ur Abel to see him

      Posted by Aijina | March 1, 2017, 11:53 pm
  3. Sanskrit and Greek scholar and an expert on Hinduism Dr Bharat Gupt has demanded that Ram Setu be declared a cultural heritage site.
    ’’Whether Lord Ram actually existed or not is a needless debate.

    The Adam’s bridge or Ram Setu is so closely associated with our cultural moorings that it would be worth preserving it,’’ Dr Gupt told UNI.

    In this country, some people have an irresistible tendency to make a controversy out of everything, and trigger frivolous debates to create dissensions in the society, which would lead the country nowhere, he said.

    ’’And then we take a very limited view of scientific reason. Ram Setu is so much interwoven with the cultural history of Rameswaram and of the country as a whole that bringing the factor of the historicity of Lord Ram was absolutely unnecessary,’’ he said.

    Dr Gupt said personally he found no contradiction in the scientific explanation of the existence of Ram setu and the Hindu belief about its construction by the army of Lord Ram.

    ’’The setu is a natural formation. Fine. But can’t humans add to it. After all what they build is only an addition to what nature has already provided,’’ he would reason.

    It is sad to see that how in India people do not value their cultural heritage. In marked contrast to that, In the West even small sites like a lane associated with any cultural or historical figure is preserved and taken full advantage of from the point of view of tourism.

    People like bigfacts always do search the scientific proof before offering prayer to any God. This is ridiculous…

    Posted by Shankar | September 28, 2007, 6:18 pm
  4. Lord Ram? Ram Temple? Ramayan? Ram Setu? What are you talking about? What is that and why is that? Is it something where Hindu prays? Which god? The one which scientifically doesn’t exist!

    We need to get proof (scientifically and historically proved) from the so-called secular political leaders and politics-affected government officials before offering any prayer to the Gods exist in our religious belief.

    We should make something useful and economically viable or a church/mosque in place of Hindu Temples. Some of the political parties are always ready to do something like that because they can do anything to get the power in Indian democracy. I think Congress will do that. I would say just shame on you leaders.

    Pratyush, you covered this news better than any other newspaper I gone through. Keep it up.

    Posted by Shankar | February 9, 2014, 12:46 pm
    • Mahoday
      aap ye kis adhikar se kaha sakte hai ki hame mandir masjid ki jagah shopping mall athva complex banana chahiye,yadi aap bhagwan ke liye kuch kar nahi sakte hai to is prakar ki tippari dena aapke adhikar chetra se bahar hai.bhagwan hamara vishwas hai aur hamre vishwas ko thes pahuchana aapko shobha nahi deta.

      Posted by Gaurav Tripathi | February 22, 2016, 6:24 pm
      • haa.. apko nhi man_na hai aap mat maniye , pr aap doosro ki bhavnao ko thes pahuchane ka adhikar nahi rakhte hain.. i agree with ur comment tripathi ji..
        apko is baat ka proof chahiye ki wo setu sach mein historical hai ar hindu god raam ji ka bnwaya hua hai? haina ?
        to aapke pas is baat ka kya proof hai ki wo raam ji ka yaani hmare hindu god shri raamchandraji ka bnwaya hua nhi hai.. kisdawe ke sath aap aesa keh rhe hai

        Posted by monu | June 1, 2016, 10:17 am
    • if ram was not there then how can u say jesus or allah were there?have u met them?stop commenting beyond ur limits

      Posted by adithya | May 18, 2016, 7:46 am
  5. Let us believe in truth, by not getting carried away by emotions and sentiments.

    It is true that Hindus always claimed history by myths, vandalism, sentiments or emotions, but these necessarily doesn’t constitute any truth keeping any evidences in mind.

    Ram (Aryan God) never existed, it was total imaginary figure imposed on Dravidians who were original inhabitants of Bharat (India). Aryans were nomads and came to Bharat around 3500 years ago who were basically warrior and aggresive community. These facts have been rightly recorded by Archaeological survey of India. ASI doesn;t work on sentiments or emotion. This kind of agency are suppose to go by evidences, scientific proof and research. ASI has also confirmed Ganesha is also Aryan God, this Ganesha and Rama concept was bought by Aryans from outside.

    Myth= mithya. If you believe Ram then we can safely believe Spiderman , superman, He-man also to be future god, say after another 200 to 300 years. Ram, Hanuman are all mythological characters formed by Vaidic writers to be imposed on dravidians.

    By the way the word, Hindu, India is all
    terminology coined by Britishers. Hindu ism is a word or a common name of 1000s of small , tribal, regional religions of Bharat. Gods of South India are not known in North, and God of Assam are not known in Maharashtra. No wonder there are millions of mythological characters , deities in so called mythologically founded today’s Hinduism.

    Any person with right mind, with right sense will not believe these emotionally charged stories.
    Western historian and many non-brahmin, non-hindu historian wholly believe Ram and Ramayan has no historical evidences and no antiquity.

    I apologise for bringing the real facts.
    Truth must always win, not lies and stories.

    Posted by Ramasamy | February 9, 2014, 12:46 pm
    • hello.. ap ye kis proof ke sath ke sath keh skte hain ki hindu gods ram ji ye sb imaginary hain..
      agr aesa hai to fr aapki christian, sikh aur muslim samaaj aur unke vishwaas ke baare mein kya raay hai..
      kuchh un pr bhi to tippani kr dijiye..

      Posted by monu | June 1, 2016, 10:23 am
    • @Ramsamy
      So now the entire world has accepted the fact that Aryan invasion theory was a lie propagated to divide Hindustanis. How long will you take to come out of your ignorance?

      Posted by Nikhil Chandra | June 30, 2016, 12:02 am
  6. THIS WILL REALLY STOP REAL RESEARCH IN INDIA. LET US CLOSE DOWN ALL THE SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, RESEARCH CENTRE, ISRO ETC.

    ASI is right, because they have to work in scientific manner, not with emotions , sentiments or myths.

    myths=mythology.

    Non existence of Ram and Ramayana characters were long known by many western historians. There are many books which are already published by various researchers.

    A book by title ” dravid Lineage” clearly indicates, there is no historicity or antiquity in Ram’s mythological story.

    If we believe in Ram then we would also believe spider man, superman as future gods.

    What a pity. Emotions rule science in country like India.

    This acts of suspension of ASI officers will certainly hamper any further authentic research in future. That case ASI required to be closed down for good because it will not have any truth from them in future. India has no place for honesty, truth. All that this country is ruled by goons.

    Close all the research institutions. Let us go back to Vanar age and live in jungle. Let us go back to Pajama and loongi culture and live in stone age , or vaidic age. Start preaching superstitions, myths, sathi pratha, snake tricks, child marriage, animal sacrfice. We Indians do not deserve science. No wonder we are still treated as country of goons and snake rope tricks.

    Posted by ramasamy | February 9, 2014, 12:47 pm
  7. Dr Gupt said personally he found no contradiction in the scientific explanation of the existence of Ram setu and the Hindu belief about its construction by the army of Lord Ram.

    ’’The setu is a natural formation. Fine. But can’t humans add to it. After all what they build is only an addition to what nature has already provided,’’ he would reason.

    It is sad to see that how in India people do not value their cultural heritage. In marked contrast to that, In the West even small sites like a lane associated with any cultural or historical figure is preserved and taken full advantage of from the point of view of tourism.

    People like bigfacts always do search the scientific proof before offering prayer to any God. This is ridiculous…

    Posted by shankar | February 9, 2014, 12:48 pm
  8. Who is God? For some he is the mind, the essence of all individuality. For others he is a myth, a concoction of the mind. Religion is the all inspirational force backing it all. What is this religion? Where did it come from? Who invented it? For millions of people across the globe, it is their faith that has led to the establishment of some of the greatest religions of the world.

    First it was Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie that created a sizzle in the religious world, then Da Vinci Code had the Vatican raising eyebrows and now�the Ramsetu issue has religious heads bewildered. Greg Isles, in his best seller, The Footprints of God points out that God is all powerful. God is all good. Evil exists. You can logically reconcile any of those two statements but not all three.

    Religious controversies sell, create a debacle, flare communalism and then fade away. What emerges strongest is one�s faith in his belief. In a nation of billions, Lord Ram is a principle deity in every second home. The biggest festival of the year, Diwali, is celebrated to commemorate his victory over Ravana, the evil king of Lanka. The saga is recited over and over again, being passed down from generations. The teachings of the Ramayana form an integral part of our culture� to respect one�s parents and obey them. The family ties in India are known to be strong. Thus, to raise a question on the existence of God is to provoke antagonism in the minds of those who have been thriving on this belief.

    Religion means everything to the people of India. It is a sin to raise question on the existence of Lord Ram. The sin has been committed by the Congress. Ram is everywhere. He dwells in the hearts and souls of his worshippers. It is insane to declare that he did not exist. These people are asking God to prove whether he is there or not. Why would millions of people pray to him if he was incapable of answering back?

    Posted by vedika | February 9, 2014, 12:49 pm
  9. Well it is bad luck for Hindu country ( the hindu word itself was given by Britishers)

    Sonia Gandhi is catholic
    Man mohan singh is Sikh.
    Ex president abdul kalam is muslim
    Karunanidhi’s ancestors were Samanars( dravid version of ancient Jainism )
    Gandhiji was half Jain. He never belived in Hinduism ( as Godse brother confirmed)

    Praveen Togadia is Jain who gave up Babri Masjid issue after ASI revealed that site belonged to Jain.

    Hindus (britishers named religion) have real poor luck…and historical disaster. South Indian hindu gods are not known to North indian hindus. and North Indian hindu gods are hated by dravids down south, which never existed in reality (only in brahmin stories). Hinduism is nothing but sad product of Brahmin lies today.Since all the Brahmin created Aryan gods are imaginary and artificial story characters.

    Posted by Ramasamy | February 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
  10. @Ramasamy:
    Your arguments are based upon the Aryan invasion theory which was created by europeans in order to divide and conquer India. And it seem they have been successful in this context as far as you are concerned. Now here you mention about the North Indian Gods and South India Gods which to me sounds absolutely rubbish.
    before you spread your ignorance check out this link.
    ”http://www.stephen-knapp.com/death_of_the_aryan_invasion_theory.htm”
    It says there has never been any aryan Invasion and the whole theory of aryan Invasion was created by european politicians to create inferiority complex in the Indian masses and hence to detach them of their religious belief which was the strongest pilliar of Indian Faith & social structure. Arya is not a race its a terminology used to denote a noble man. There are lot of Links even by India archeologists/historians who confirm the same conclusion but since you believe more in Western Historians and you seem to be a knowledgable western I passed on a link which is written by a western like you my friend.
    Now you say there is no truth behind the so called mythology. Let me tell you something even the so called mythological lost city of dwarka has been discovered by the ASI by Dr S R Rao(you can find it on youtube and even an article was written on BBC website). The immediate question is did there exist a Krishna who had sudarshan and all those magical powers and all those story……I dont know…..but they have found a city which has a carbon dataing of 9500 years. which is a fortified city but what I am sure is that that was a man who gave India the wisdom of Bhagvat Gita and which is still an inspiration to likes of APJ Kalam. So did Rama exists….may be may be not but I dont doubt there existed a man so perfect in his character as described in Ramayana.My friend I accept there are defects in the Indian way of thinking an accepting things but that doesnot justify the brutal lie of the west especially British. India is still a mystery and it requires some serious observation to reach to conclusion. Now ASI has said that the so called Rama setu is a natural phenomenon….so do they have a complete explaination of the natural phenomenon. Where is the proof for this natural deposition? What is the explaination for it? Do they have any model which explains this depositions? Just denying mythology is not a scientific way of thinking let both the sides prove themselves and then reach the conclusion. Now the Issue in India is absolutely political….2 extreme opposite sides proving their own point and the fact is being lost in all this dog fight. There should be complete study of this so called mythological bridge. I am absolutely for any construction or project which feed the hungry Indians no questions because I am sure even Rama would have done the same ”If it benefits the majority”. Now the sad part of it is that truth may never come out.

    Posted by Girish Yajurvedi | February 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
  11. @ Ramasamy;
    mythologies are made to progate the truth of character of great men. maybe lot of things might have been cooked up but that doesnot defy the magnanimity of the characters like Krishna & the perfection of Rama. from you comments it seem that you understood all the characters from mahabharata but not an inch of Krishna not a peble of Rama and not a drop of Hanuman. And above all you have given all the wrong references. Vedas never talk about Duryodhana & Rama…it in mythology not in vedas. Vedas and mythology are two different scriptures u mixed all the think and presenting according to your way of understanding the fact.

    Posted by Girish Yajurvedi | February 9, 2014, 12:52 pm
  12. @To all the people who have written above…..
    I just want to ask one question how all have you come into this world???????????? who has created the universe… You don’t believe in all this doesn’t mean that God does’nt exists…..Where do the man after death goes??????who has created The Earth , Water and all……….and at last I would say that all hindus are still safe because of VIHIP and BJP…………

    Posted by Mayank Maheshwari | February 9, 2014, 12:52 pm
  13. .Huh…..you all are still debating for and against the ancient texts literally. Keep in mind that those texts are not facts but interpretation of facts by people of those times. Rama, Krishna and all great (avatars of) gods might not actually be gods but people from future or any other extra terrestrial civilisation. Since there was a conflict between different civilisations (like asuras and devas) it could be possible that each civilisation wanted humans to follow their culture and hence we explain origin of different religions. What happened to those advanced beings and why did they leave us(if they have left us) is a question yet to be answered

    Posted by xyz | December 9, 2014, 12:12 pm
  14. hindu dharma sadiyo se kai parikshao se gujra hai aj bhi gujar raha hai aur aj bhi maujood hai aur humesha maujood rahega

    Posted by prateek | May 14, 2016, 3:07 pm
  15. Science can only explain how and not the why. ALSO A LOT OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE CAN BE LOST FOREVER (THINK IN THE RAM SETU CASE EROSION)…who knows what this place was like thousands of years ago.

    Posted by jam | May 31, 2016, 2:35 pm
  16. it’s all bullshit.. They are not real gods.. They are just humans who ruled north India.. The real god is jehovah who created earth,heavens and all mankind

    Posted by Abc | June 21, 2016, 9:58 am
  17. Mr. ABC and Jake
    Did you see Jehova creating this world. If yes please post some of his pictures creating this world. Original pictures not paintings of your imagination.

    Mr Jake,

    You are asking About those 10 million monkey men. Tell me one thing. You might be knowing about your great grand father and his father and so on. Where are they now. Are they still alive now.When you yourself did not see your great great grandparents but you believe they existed we also believe that About the 10 million men who built the sethu.

    What do you know about Hinduism that you are speaking and commenting on it. Hinduism is so old that no one knows its origin. If you can’t speak good about Hinduism atleast do not speak some rubbish and become fool. Who the hell is asking for your certificate of proof for a particular religion.

    If you are an Indian be like an Indian. By the way what do you call your mother . Probably Mummy, some may call mama and many different ways of calling mother and in india we Indians call by different ways like amma ammi ba Ayee maa and with umteen ways, But the person is same mother. Like that God has different names. Then why do you all fight in the name of religion.

    Please stop abusing or degrading other religions. a small request while commenting do not use unparliamentry words. It is a request to all immeterial to any religion you belong.

    Lastly one more thing Lord RAMA and Lord KRISHNA are Gods who took the form of human. And i am happy that you believe that they are human beings and they ruled North India. So you agree that there were two men Rama and Krishna who ruled India.

    Posted by padma | August 7, 2016, 10:42 pm
  18. Krishna is everything……those who dont believe in god…..go infront of stephen hawkins and ask him to that u can control the natural phenomenon like earthqake and sunami…..if he said i can do….then i can totally believe in ‘stephen hawkin’….understand

    Posted by Hindu hai hm | August 19, 2016, 11:00 am
  19. The holy bible has all the answers trust me I am the most skeptical person on the planet but even I cannot argue against what it says.

    You can read the bible free online aswell look>>>

    https://www.biblegateway.com/
    https://www.bible.com/en-GB
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/niv/

    Posted by James | September 3, 2016, 10:51 am

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