Rama's Bridge

Rama's Bridge: Where Modern Science And Ancient Myths Collide

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Historians, archeologists and researchers in our distant past insist that civilized life began on the Earth about 5,000 years ago.  They point to the fact that there is no hard evidence to support the existence of a preexisting culture prior to the rise of the Sumerians and the Egyptians.  When alternative historians such as John Anthony West, Robert Schoch and Graham Hancock, proposed that structures on the Giza plateau in Egypt may be far older than currently accepted, their claims were quickly dismissed.  Unfortunately for us, no written record exists which documents the date of their construction so these complex masterpieces are placed in the generally accepted timeline of human development and culture. 

But what if there was evidence?  What if a structure that was clearly identified in our written and oral traditions were to be found?  And what if the stories associated with that site put it unmistakably outside the generally accepted timeline?  If an analysis of both the structure and the associated myths were done and they were both supported by modern science, could it change the face of history, a history we held so dearly?

This just might be what has happened at a discovered site in India.  Located in the Palk Strait off the Southeastern edge of India is a chain of limestone shoals.  A shoal or sandbar is characterized by a long and narrow strip of land typically composed of sand, silt and small pebbles that have been deposited over time.  This strip of land was once believed to be a natural formation, however, images taken by a NASA satellite has shown this land formation to be a long broken bridge under the ocean's surface.  Now called "Adam's Bridge", it extends 18 miles from mainland India to modern day Sri Lanka. 

The location of Adam's Bridge between India and Sri Lanka

Hindu tradition has long held the belief that this strip of land was a bridge built by their beloved deity Rama as described in the Hindu epic the Ramayana.  It has been referred to since antiquity as "Rama's Bridge" or Rama Setu.  Rama is a popular figure in Hindu mythology.  The book that chronicles his life, the Ramayana, is a time honored classic.  It tells of a time when the gods flew on ships through the air and of giants and monsters that walked the earth.  Researchers who have analyzed the Ramayana state that it is an overambitious work of fiction.  Is that true?  Or is it possible that Adam's Bridge is actually the structure described in this Indian classic? 

A number of pieces of evidence support the claim that Adam's Bridge is the same one described in literature. 

Rama, according to the Ramayana, was sent into exile because of a promise his father had made many years before.  Rama was joined by his brother Lakshmana and his wife Sita.  Through the course of a number of unfolding events, Sita is kidnapped by the 10-headed demon-king Ravana.  Rama, in an attempt to rescue Seta, assembles an army which includes a large group of ape men, the Vanara. 

It is discovered that Sita is being held captive on the island of Lanka.  Rama, unable to move his massive forces of ape men across the ocean, is advised by the sea god to build a bridge across the water.  Rama enlists the help of the Vanara for its construction.  The Vanara build a causeway between the mainland to Lanka, constructing it of rocks and boulders, which are described as resembling mountains.  The building project is said to have lasted for five days and to have been 100 leagues in length.  The bridge, once completed, allowed Rama to transport his army of Vanara across the ocean to Lanka.  Once there, Ravana is killed and Sita, Rama's wife, is returned.

According to Hindu tradition, Rama lived during the Treta Yuga, a period of time that began 2,165,000 years ago and extended until about 869,000 years ago.  On the surface, this claim seems absurd.  One assumption that is often made is that Rama and the many characters that fill the Ramayana are men and women as we currently know them.  This however does not explain individuals like the 10-headed demon-king Ravana and other strange individuals who inhabit the Ramayana's pages.  If you let go of the belief, just for one moment, that the figures described in this epic tale were human as we currently know them to exist, you will see how only in this light will all of this make sense.

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What did the ancient people call thier years before the time of Christ. B.C.

D,Allen

B.C. = before common era. Has nothing to do with the Christ myths.

BC = Before Christ

BCE = Before Common Era

AD = Anno Domini

CE = Common Era

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Jared,

BC(Before Christ)\BCE(Before Common Era) and AD(Anno Domini)\CE(Common Era) are exactly the same in every aspect. They are based on the Gregorian calendar. They refer to the same parts of it; i.e., before Year 1, and Year 1 onward. And the Gregorian calendar's pivotal Year 1 is set solely in reference to what is believed to have been the birth of Christ.

The only thing that was changed were the labels. An absolutely meaningless, shallow stupidity. It just makes it easier for people to lie to themselves that there's nothing to do with Christ, or to remain totally ignorant that it has anything to do with Christ.

In the face of facts they don't like, mainstream science promotes ignorance and denial. Which is why I spend a lot of time on alternative archaeology sites and such.

I believe that there is some truth in all myths. that said instead of taking everything literaly one would do well to realize the importance of metaphor, as for example in the 10 headed monster. The 10 heads could, for example, be refering to 10 domains or territories under a persons control.
"Hard" evidence can be seen, again for example, in the situation of the pyrimids on the Giza plateau in Egypt and the sphinx. It has been proven that their alignment mirrors exactly the belt of Orion (for the pyrimids) of 10,000 years ago. At that time the sphinx would also be looking directly at the constilation Leo and the Milky Way represented exactly the Nile in its position.

While researching on Hindu mythology: Ramayana (myth, which I believe it is not) , other than geological sites & archaeological proofs I tried to check validity of its given time, I found a website which says the concept of time period (kalpa, yuga etc..) is needed to be reconsidered followed by its stuff. However its period of yugas was fitting precise with the astrological time period of Rama's birth & age of Ram Setu bridge (rama bridge) unlike usual time period considered for a yuga .
Must see:
http://www.badarchaeology.com/?page_id=1028
As for the existence of the bridge, the survey found that it consisted of nothing more than sedimentation which has built up in the Palk Strait. According the the Ramayana, the Ram Setu is over a million years old but geological evidence suggests its age is closer to 5000 years.

Ram's birth:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Lord-Ram-was-born-in-5114-BC/ar...

Theory that tells yugas a smaller than what was usually understood:
http://openrevolt.info/2012/09/01/kalki-the-next-avatar-of-god-and-the-e...

look for Treta Yuga (Silver age)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMeAw-gZ1PQ

there is a summary of explanation why Rama was born in 5114 BCE, also bridge's construction if you would like to watch it.

Why is it that every cultures historical writings,oral histories,Holy writings,creation stories and what ever other ancient documents that relate to man's origins and history,except for the Bible and the Catholic (Christian,Hebrews,&Jews) perception of how it was(Muslems have their own view,because the Crusaders{Catholics} couldn't defeat and destroy their history,culture,and beliefs like the "Church" would do every where it could reach and dominate the indiginious peoples) are all labled "myths",or "ledgends" ? There are written "historical documents" from every ancient culture,that has been discovered.But if these Histories" do not follow along with,or agree with the creation myth of the Catholic church.Or contradict any of their Biblical writings.They are automatically labled "myths".It is starting to get quite interesting,when these so called "myths",are starting to be discovered by Archaeoligists,in India,Turkey,South America,North America,Australia,and Europe.It's becoming increasingly harder for "Them",to keep telling"US".That these discoveries are "myths" and "ledgends".When the actual physical places these so called"myths" actually took place,and where the "mythological" peoples,Gods,rulers,and recorded "histories" lived and the recorded events took place.And as for the pyramids at Giza.The Egyptians didn't build them.They are the oldest,and are in better shape than all the "copies".That the Egyptians attempted to build.It seems as the Egyptians built their pyramids,they went through a trial and error period (step pyramids,the bent pyramid,the mud brick pyramids,etc,),before they finally got a decent copy.With the exception of quality,wich is why even though it has been stripped and vandalized,the "Great Pyramid" and the others in it's complex.Are still in better shape than the other"Egyptian"pyramids.That's my question,and my 2 cents.

Can you supply examples of these? There are a lot of mythological tales in the Bible as well. Myths can and do contain some actual places and people but that does not classify them as historical. On a side note the standards for historical evidence are not held in the same regard in theology as they are in actual historical research. Bible archaeology and theologians skew the findings becuase of their clouded views on the subject. In other words they are going to connect the dots not in traditional mainstream historical methods but in theological historical methods that coincide with what the Bible or other holy book has said about an event. Looking for ways to solidify a crumbling religious base.

 

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"Bible archaeology and theologians skew the findings becuase of their clouded views on the subject. In other words they are going to connect the dots not in traditional mainstream historical methods but in theological historical methods that coincide with what the Bible or other holy book has said about an event."

 

I don't disagree, but to be fair, as much can be said about the methods of traditional mainstream archaeology. They connect the dots not with truly objective methods but in a manner that coincides with the premise of their PhD thesis or whatever. Mainstream historians and archaeologists have skewed so much of the findings based on their own clouded views on the subject. It is precisely because of this that I frequent "alternative" archaeology sites like Ancient-Origins....I'd bet most people who come here, are coming for the same reason.

Tsurugi's picture

Wait....what?? You think Christian beliefs are not labeled as "myth" or "legends"? Actually, they're more often called "fairytales" or "primitive bronze-age superstitions" or something similairly derogatory. "Myth" and "legend" would be an improvement.

Find any mainstream scientist and ask him what he thinks of the creation story in the Hebrew/Christian biblical texts. That should disabuse you of the idea that the beliefs of the Catholic church, Christians, or Jews are in any way given special treatment or held to be factual while all other religious beliefs are labeled "myth" or "legend".

Hell, simply perusing the commentary on this website easily demonstrates that you could not be more wrong in that regard. Ancient religious beliefs and documents are more likely to be treated with respect if they are not associated with Catholicism/Christianity/Jewish beliefs.

DeAegean's picture

So maybe Rama was actually Moses who was also a shape shifting time traveller?

I believe it's a possibility.

Interesting that the humongous gap in time is nearly exactly what we'd expect if they were counting Sars as of years instead of days, for the Treta Yuga would have been 3912-to-364 BCE (years) near the arrival of Ptah et al ca 3950 BCE, to recent BCE... and the era of mixed mankind was ca 3200 to unknown possibly even extending to the era of Ab-Rama (Abram) who owned India, et al... Not that mankind prior was non intelligent but would not have had millions of years information reality gap.

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