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Ram Setu _ Unique heritage of Hindu history and culture

Anfostar Team Sat Oct 29, 2022
Ram Setu  _ Unique heritage of Hindu history and culture
Ram Setu

Unique heritage of Hindu history and culture

Ram Sethu (Tamil: Ramar Palam, Malayalam: ), along the southeast coast of Tamil Nadu, India, between Rameshwaram Island and Mannar Island on the northwest coast of Sri Lanka, by Lord Rama and his monkey army to free Sita Mata from Ravana. There is a chain (route) made for.

Geographical evidence shows that at some point this bridge used to connect India and Sri Lanka by land route. According to the beliefs of Hindu Puranas, this bridge was built by two soldiers of the army of King Sri Ram of Ayodhya, who were monkeys, whose description is mainly found in the Ramayana by the name Nal-Nil.

The bridge is 48 kilometers (30 mi) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Kopak Strait (northeast). Some of the sandy beaches are dry and the sea in this area is very shallow, only 3 feet to 30 feet (1 m to 10 m) in some places, which makes navigation difficult.

It was reportedly passable on foot until the 15th century, until storms deepened the channel. According to temple inscriptions, the Ram Setu was located entirely above the waters of the ocean, until it was broken by a cyclone in 1480 AD. This bridge was first mentioned in the ancient Indian Sanskrit epic Ramayana by Valmiki, in which Rama built it for his Vanara (monkey) army to reach Lanka and rescue his wife Sita from the Rakshasa king, Ravana.

The Western world first encountered it in historical works in the 9th century by bn Khoradebe in his book "Roads and States (850 AD), it is mentioned in the Set Bandhai or "Bridge of the Sea". Some early Islamic sources, Adam's Peak as mentions a mountain in Sri Lanka, (where Adam supposedly fell to earth) and described Adam as crossing from Sri Lanka to India via the bridge; known as the Adam's Bridge .

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