The Candid Eye

May 11, 2009

History of Rama – I

Secularism simply means harmony between and equal rights to all the religions. Its color changed from that to pampering and appeasing the minority over the rest of the society, then to giving more rights to the minority with respect to majority, and now to hate and detest the majority in India. The sentiments have been hurt again and again. How dare the Indian government and national courts question the very existence of Rama, a righteous ruler who did exist few thousand years ago? How dare they mutilate and distort the history of our country? How long can we be blind and deaf to such nuisance under the name of secularism?

The hurt and pain that this pseudo secular government has caused to Hindu community is equivalent to what could be caused to a Christian or Muslim community if the existence of Jesus or Mohammad is questioned 5000 years from now.

If you don’t know about Rama, its your job to prove his non-existence, not someone’s job to prove his existence to you. It is your job to become aware of the history of India not someone else’s job to teach it to you.

Yes, as a student, if you come and ask, you are welcome. There are scriptures that detail the entire life history of Rama. Indian Scriptures clearly distinguish between Puranas and Itihasa. Puranas are moral stories, meant to convey a point in human values. Itihasa – means this is how it happened – it is the history. Ramayan and Mahabharat are Itihasa.

For the doubting thomas, here are some facts and learning values:-

Archeology

We are talking about events that have happened here about 7000 years ago. In this much time duration, the geography, the culture and traditions have changed drastically. The only archeological evidence that has withstood the test of time, is the Rama Setu between India and Srilanka. This is similar to Dwarka, which got submerged under water, and hence got it preserved for an archeological study.

Read the entire text of this study of Archeology of Rama Setu

Check out why it got renamed to Adam’s bridge.

If you further download and read this report, you would notice that the details have been given for the bridge construction related to:-
• Foundation for the bridge
• Flat finished level
• Pore pressure concept to prevent damage to the structure from waves and water currents
• Linear alignment
• Leveraging of topography features to minimize effort and speed up the construction
Due to the passage of time of many millenia, sand has accumulated over this structure and what we are able to see now is mainly sand bars and shoals.

The bridge was a walking pathway as late as 1480. There was even a milk supply from Srilanka to Rameshwaram. For your further study.

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