Historicity of Sri Ram and Ram Sethu not contentious
By Dinesh Chandra Tyagi
Contrary to the old researches the Indian Astrology from the beginning of the humans has already depicted that the age of earth is 432 crore years. Science devoted 2000 years to come at par with Indian Astrological declarations. Yajur Veda and Vishnu Puran are two noble examples, which depicted the theory of age of earth now accepted by modern researches made only in last 25 years.
The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project has created a new controversy. The affidavit produced before the Supreme Court by ASI declared the non-existence of Ram and Ram Sethu. After seeing the countrywide reaction of Hindus and fearing a furious political damage to the ruling party, the affidavit was withdrawn and a legerdemain was shown that such affidavit was put up by some ill-minded officers for which they are now punished. However, there is still every possibility that UPA functionaries can again play such a politically-motivated historical twist to this episode.
The fact behind Ram Sethu project is hidden in the past 150 years history. In 1860, the British marine commander A.D. Taylor prepared a proposal to create a navigation channel to connect the Gulf of Mannar with the Palk Bay. By this project, the circumnavigation of Sri Lanka by the vessels could have been avoided. In 1861, the project was followed by Townsend and some others in later years. Different paths in the sea were considered but, it became a project of faith vs. science and that is why it could not be executed so far.
After the Britishers, since 1956 the DMK has been arguing for implementing the project saying that unprecedented economic prosperity for Southern India will be availed. Henceforth six proposals have been searched out to furnish the requirements of the project, namely (1.) 1961, (2.) 1968, (3.) 1996, (4.) Steering Committee Report, (5.) Report by National Environmental Engineering Researcher Institute (NEERI)-1998 and (6.) the present proposal by NEERI.
The environmentalists and devotees of Sri Ram had no objection to Alignment No. 1, 2 and 4. However, alignment No.3, 5 and 6 were objected to because route 3 uproots Lord Kodanda Ram temple while 5 and 6 cut Ram Sethu. As far the historicity of Ram Sethu is concerned, it is proved by Madras Presidency Glossary edited by C.D. Maclean and Survey of India (1767). Ram Sethu’s name was changed as Adam Bridge but the documentary proof given by the British Library and Glossary claims that this bridge connects Ceylon to Peninsula of India and it really joined the two countries until 1480, when a breach was made through rocks during a storm. Length of the Sethu about 30 miles, breadth 1.25 miles, direction south-east to north-west is depicted in the document, partly above and partly below water, but usually 4 feet above the sea level was visible mostly. Thus the proof is visible and uncontroversial but politically-closed eyes of the UPA leaders could not see it.
The NASA’s satellite images have already proved that the Ram Sethu is about 17 lakh 25 thousand years old. But at present another statement was manipulated by NASA spokesperson, which is obviously a false statement sponsored by the US missionaries.
Historicity of Lord Ram with Modern Big Bang Theory
Indian literature says that Sri Ram was born in Treta Yug. Now scientifically also the time is being depicted as 17. 25 lakh years. Such kind of facts can never be understood by religious books of 1400 years or 2000 years old. This phenomenon of time and space can only be proved by Indian Astrology Authoritative literature synchronized with modern scientific researches. Nearly in 1982-83, a nobel prize was awarded to Shri S. Chandrashekhar, India born USA scientist. This great fellow is a nephew of Sir C.V. Raman. Shri S. Chandrashekhar’s work was concentrated on Big Bang Theory.
Before 1982-83, the age of earth was taught to physics students as 200 crore years all over the world universities. But the Nobel Laureate S. Chandrashekhar’s Big Bang Theory gave a jump to earth for being 400 crore years old. After 18 years of this research the USA scientists declared that the age of the earth is about 400+30 to 54 crore years. Modern students are reading it now.
Contrary to the old researches the Indian Astrology from the beginning of this human being has already depicted that the age of earth is 432 crore years. Science devoted 2000 years to come at par with Indian Astrological declarations. Yajur Veda and Vishnu Puran are two noble examples, which depicted the theory of age of earth now accepted by modern researches made only in last 25 years.
There are four yugas in Indian astronomy. Kali Yuga 4.32 lakh years, Dwapar Yuga 8.64 lakh years, Treta Yuga 12.96 lakh years and Sat Yuga 17.28 lakh years. The total period is 43.20 lakh years. One chaturyuga multiplied by 1000 becomes the era of creation of the nature. Thus it is obviously clear that the age of earth given by the Big Bang Theory is similar to the Indian astronomical age of the earth. During this period it is very obvious that NASA’s observation for Ram Sethu amounts to 17.25 lakh years which matches with the Treta Yuga, the duration when Sri Ram came to the earth.
Our UPA rulers are reluctant to accept the existence of Sri Ram but the India’s original Constitution contains with honour and veneration the pictures of Sri Ram and Krishna. It is true, then 90 crore Indian Hindus who have faith in Sri Ram and Ramayana and also in Ram Sethu cannot be challenged by any affidavit or by any government project which proposes destruction of Ram Sethu and denies the existence of Ram.
(The author is general secretary of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha and can be contacted at Hindu Mahasabha Bhavan, Mandir Marg, New Delhi-110 001.)