Rama Setu: clear view from space

National Geographic Map machine



Click on this National Geographic link for the clearest view from space of the remarkable bridge, the setu bandha. This is clearer than the Google Earth pics.


This ain’t no shoal. This ain’t comparable to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. This is a bandha, a bund, a bridge atop a deep canyon going down into the interior crusts of the earth yielding mannar volcanic rocks. See the heatflow map of Rama Setu region comparable in thermal springs to the sub-Himalayan region.

zone 2 in Heat Flow map

Rama Setu region is as intense geo-thermally as the sub-Himalayan region. This is proved by thermal wells in the southern coastline of Bharatam.

How dangerous is it to work in such a volcanic mid-ocean and create a channel passage across Rama Setu? This channel an idea was shot down emphatically by the first committee set up after Independence, Sir A Ramaswamy Mudaliar Committee, 1956 which asked that any idea of cutting a channel passage across the bridge should be ABANDONED. What could be tried, if at all, is a land-based canal across Dhanushkodi as in Suez or Panama canals.


3 July 2007


One Response to Rama Setu: clear view from space

  1. Sri Rama Sethu measured in Yojan is shown in the diagram below.

    As per Ramayana, Sethu was 100 Yojan long and 10 Yojan wide. (Yojan = 1.34 km)
    To assess the measurement Ten Square Blocks each of 10 Yojan, are placed side by side to form a curve. Map of Sethu super imposed by the 100 yojan blocks shows the original shape and size of Sethu when built (Pink Blocks).
    The first 3 days work 55 Yojan, is marked on the map. It starts from the present Ramnadu or Ramananta Puram and ends at Danushkodi.
    4th day work, 55 to 77, a distance of 22 yojan floating bridge. The present Adams Bridge, from Danushkodi to Talaimanar.
    5th and final day work, 77 to 100, a distance of 23 yojan solid bridge, from present Talimanar to Manar in Sri Lanka.
    Ramayana says the Sethu is like Swatipadam, a set of 9 Nakhitras (set of stars). (Magha, Puba, Uttara, Chitta, Swathi, Visakha, Anuradha, Jeshta) Swatipadam is shown above Sethu in the fig. as seen from Earth. (Order is from right to left.)
    It is astonishing to note that the Mynak Parvat is located at Swati Nakshatram the single and brightest star in the swatipadam.
    The solid bridge starts at Jeshta representing earth work and stops at Chitra where the Hindu lunar calendar starts. Indicating new type of structure.
    The floating bridge, fourth day work starts at Hasta (Stars are placed like fingers in hand) indicating pillar structure and ends at Uttara (continue).
    The Sethu was eroded by sea waves and seasonal floods in the last 17,50,000 years. The present leftover Sethu after erosion is marked yellow in the fig.

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