In a promotional video released on Tuesday by Discovery Communications-owned Science Channel, said that its explorers have found that the bridge located between the landmass of India and Sri Lanka appears to be man-made. The debate about this structure has been ongoing for some time and the controversy about Setu Samudram Project seems to have been laid to rest now with this new discovery. According to this promotional video Ram Setu is a real man-made bridge that connects India and Sri Lanka. The video also shows geologist Dr. Alan Lester saying that the rocks of the bridge is years-old while the sandbar is only years-old, suggesting that the rocks were brought from elsewhere. Here are some unique and mysterious things about the Ram Setu. Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are.
The show puts the spotlight once again on the Ram Setu by quoting American archaeologists who say the km stretch — between Pamban Island near Rameshwaram in India and Mannar Island off Sri Lanka — is man-made. The promo has got more than 1. A shipping canal project proposed by the UPA-I government in that would have required dredging the area and damaging the formation was opposed by the BJP-led NDA, which is expected to file an affidavit against project in the Supreme Court later this month.
Satellite imagery show formations that scientists believe are limestone shoals. Creating a km-long deep water channel under the Sethusamudram canal project would require extensive dredging and removal of the limestone shoals.
Ram Setu is in news again, 10 years after the then Congress-led UPA an archaeologist that the rocks on top of sand pre-date the sand.
As day broke, barrel-chested businessmen filed into the ocean, reciting mantras. Hindu priests, clad in white, dropped to their knees to lead funereal ceremonies for families who had lost an uncle, a father. A cluster of teenagers wandered over the dunes. For centuries, pilgrims from the Indian cities of Chennai, Mumbai and Patna, and a few from London, have traveled to the tip of a thumbnail island in southern India.
It is here that the Ramayana , a central epic for Hindus, says Lord Rama crossed a bridge called Rama Setu to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana in modern Sri Lanka, a contemporary distance of about 20 miles. The trip to Dhanushkodi is a bit easier for pilgrims today. They no longer have to walk or go by four-wheel-drive vehicles to the site. There is now a blacktop road with reflectors and a direct train line connecting pilgrimage sites in northern India to Rameswaram, a port town near Dhanushkodi.
The line, inaugurated this summer with a speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi near its terminus, covers about 1, miles.
According to ancient Indian legend, King Rama built a bridge between India and Sri Lanka more than a million years ago. Some have looked at NASA satellite images and noted what looks like the remnants of such a bridge. The question is whether it is man-made or a natural formation.
Mandir wahin baneyenge, par date nahin batayenge (You say you will make the Maharashtra has built Ram Setu (bridge) to Ayodhya.
Ram Setu prevented the tsunami from advancing from Rameshwaram to Kerala. According to the specialists, a sea route may be prepared for navigation without damaging Ram Setu, by removing the barren sand heaps near village Mandapam between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkoti railway. This will not only give a shorter route for navigation but also protect the oldest man-made heritage.
According to Hindu scriptures and belief, Lord Ram and his vaanar sena had built a setu bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka about 17 lacs 25 thousands years ago. Setu Samudram [shipping canal project] is based on the notion that it is inevitable to break the Ram Setu for easy navigation. This will amount to damaging a monument of both, historical and religious importanceto Hindus.
The video claims that the structure is man made, not natural, citing images from a NASA satellite. Interestingly, the carbon dating of beaches near Dhanushkodi and Mannar Island sync with the date of Ramayana. Rama Setu took 5 days to build by under the supervision of architects Neel and Nala. It is believed that Ram Setu is made of a chain of limestone shoals.
German Scientist team did the CARBON DATING of this Ramsetu stone which also dated 9,00, years old exactly as mentioned in the.
Day, months, years and generations have passed, he said. Mandir wahin baneyenge, par date nahin batayenge You say you will make the temple there, but won’t tell the date , Uddhav Thackeray said. Mandir wahin baneyenge, par date nahin batayenge You say you will make the temple there, but won’t tell the date , he said. First say when will you construct the temple, the rest we will talk later, he said in what sounded like a dare to the Bharatiya Janata Party government ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections.
The Sena reiterated its demand that an ordinance be brought before for constructing the temple. Without naming the BJP, the Shiv Sena likened it to ‘Kumbhakarna’, a character from the epic Ramayana mythicised for his long sleeping spells. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is in Ayodhya to wake “Kumbhakarna” from his “deep slumber” to set the ball rolling for the temple’s construction, the party said. Thackeray arrived in the temple town in Uttar Pradesh Saturday afternoon along with his family for a two-day visit.
According to Hindu legend, the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife from the demon king Ravana. Mentioned in? Mannar Rama’s Bridge. References in periodicals archive?
Some 2, years ago (the date is the subject of debate), the sage Occasionally, Rama Setu has figured in rousing discussions on the floors.
Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. Rameshwaram temple records say that Adam’s Bridge was entirely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in The sources describe Adam as crossing from Sri Lanka to India via the bridge after his expulsion from the Garden of Eden;  leading to the name of Adam’s Bridge. The bridge starts as a chain of shoals from the Dhanushkodi tip of India’s Pamban Island.
It ends at Sri Lanka’s Mannar Island. Pamban Island is semi-connected [ clarification needed ] to the Indian mainland by the 2-km-long Pamban Bridge. Mannar Island is connected to mainland Sri Lanka by a causeway. The border between India and Sri Lanka is said to pass across one of the shoals, constituting one of the shortest land borders in the world. Considerable diversity of opinion and confusion exists about the nature and origin of this structure.
In the 19th century, two significant theories were prominent in explaining the structure. One considered it to be formed by the process of accretion and rising of the land. At the same time the other surmised that it was established by the breaking away of Sri Lanka from the Indian mainland.
The show quotes a few American geologists, archaeologists and scientists as saying that the Ram Setu, which connects Pamban Island near Rameshwaram in India to Mannar Island off Sri Lanka, was actually man-made. It has been viewed 1,90, times on Twitter till now. The promo tweet reads, “Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true?
Scientific analysis suggests they are. Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? WhatonEarth pic.
‘I am not aware of any carbon dating either,’ said NASA spokesman as Ram Setu in India – carbon dated as being million years old.
An American science channel on Tuesday restarted the debate on the Ram Setu, saying that there exists evidence suggesting that the bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka was man-made not natural. Science Channel , as part of a promo for an upcoming show titled What on Earth , has interviewed an archaeologist who says, “The rocks on top of the sand actually pre-date the sand. So there is more to the story. This adds credence to the Hindu mythological text in the Ramayana which claims that the Ram Setu bridge was constructed under the guidance of Lord Rama.
Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are. WhatonEarth pic. All of this hints that while the sand formation was natural, the rocks that are said to be 7, years old have been placed there. The Ram Setu, also known as Adam’s Bridge, is wrapped in mystery and mythology.
Ram Setu is in news again, 10 years after the then Congress -led UPA government at the Centre had submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court, arguing that Valmiki Ramayana, which mentions Ram Setu built by Lord Rama, lacked scientific and historical veracity. The promo of an upcoming programme on Discovery Science Channel shows Ram Setu is man-made and not natural.
The channel quotes an archaeologist that the rocks on top of sand pre-date the sand.
Interestingly, the carbon dating of beaches near Dhanushkodi and Mannar Island sync with the date of Ramayana. Photo Courtesy: Nsmohan. 7.
It sent back images of a chain of largely submerged objects running between Sri Lanka and India Ibid. Similarly, the archaeologist, Chelsea Rose compares it to a rocky jetty but pretty bigger Ibid. On closer analysis of the satellite image investigators calculate the line of rock is over thirty kilometres long Ibid. What makes the image especially intriguing is that the displayed rocks are located in the area of sea, mentioned in an ancient Indian Sanskrit epic, which also refers to a mythical bridge Ibid.
The Indian Sanskrit epic is known as Ramayana. Both epics had originated from folk tales and belong to the so-called Smriti scriptures The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Such writings encompass Hindu stories originally passed down by oral tradition Ibid. Ramayana is generally believed to have been written by the sage-poet Valmiki, between the fifth century BC and first century AD Basu Nevertheless, the Ramayana date is not certain as much as the authorship of the epic Van Nooted xv.
The poet, Valmiki, himself is a half-legendary character Ibid.
According to the ruling party, the claim made by a US science channel that the Ram Setu is man-made and not natural has reaffirmed the BJP’s stand on the issue. But then, is this bridge – a chain of limestone shoals between Rameswaram Island off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu and Mannar Island on the north-western coast of Sri Lanka – sacred to Hindus alone?
Well, no. There are myriad religious beliefs associated with the formation of the bridge.
The Ram Setu Bridge, also called the Adam ‘s Bridge, between India and Sri Lanka, was not a natural formation as previously thought but.
The bridge which is submerged in the water is roughly meters wide and up to 10 metres in depth. Scientists have found marine terraces which had a steeper descending slope on the seaward side near the Rameswaram islands. Suspecting tectonic activity which could have caused the submarine landslide and vertical slopes in the region, they took samples at three places including one sample on the slope of the bridge.
The water depth at the slope was metres and the core sample was taken for 1. Since the shell-shaped fossils are rare to find on the east coast of India, scientists wanted to find out the time period of the fossils. These fossils are also very sensitive to the climate and environmental changes and major incidents like tsunami or earthquake can wipe out its population. The lab has determined the age of fossil using Carbon dating method. The method uses organic remains of the fossil to find out the time period of its death.
The results showed that the fossils found between 94 cm and cm were at least 18, years old. The fossils in the marine sediment between 35 cm and 94 cm were years old. The results also revealed that the region had a major undersea earthquake around years ago.
Jump to navigation. For years, there has been a debate around Ram-setu. While some believe it was built by Lord Ram’s vanar ape sena and is also mentioned in the epic Ramayana, others believed that it was a natural formation. Scientific analysis suggests they are”: This is the promo of Science Channel owned by Discovery Communications. In the promo, an archaeologist says, “The rocks on top of the sand actually pre-date the sand.
A screen shot of the promo released by the US-based Science Channel. While no scientific attempt has been made to date the rocks or the sand.
A two-and-a-half-minute video tweeted by Science Channel on December 11 has being widely circulated as fresh evidence to support the theory that a rock formation in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Rameswaram is actually the bridge that Lord Ram and his army built to reach Sri Lanka, as described in the Ramayana. The video essentially makes two claims. And two, that these rocks do not belong there and have been brought from somewhere else, possibly by a human agency.
They are part of the commentary in the video. The promotional video cites no sources or studies. The basis for the claims will perhaps be known once the full episode is broadcast.