A mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait

a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait
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Introduction :


A Bridge made by the allies of God Rama  built in course of winning a War against the Evil . His companions carried limestone and formed the RAMA'S bridge in the ancient times .

Description :

Rama's Bridge is a chain of limestone shoals, between the islands of Mannar, near northwestern Sri Lanka, and Rameswaram, off the southeastern coast of India. This bridge is 48 km long and separates the Gulf of Mannar from the Palk Strait

It was reportedly passable on foot as late as the 15th century until storms deepened the channel.


THEORY :


The names Rama's Bridge originate in Hindu mythology. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana the bridge was constructed at Rama's request by his allies. The bridge was supported on floating sand rocks but the gods were said to have later anchored the rocks to the sea bed, thus creating the present chain of rocky shoals. It was said to have helped Rama to reach Sri Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king (Asura) called Ravana, who was then the ruler of Lanka.
Some Hindu groups claim that the bridge is evidence that events narrated in the Ramayana epic actually took place and cite NASA's imagery of it as proof of their claims .


Contraversy & Fact sheet :

NASA said the mysterious bridge was nothing more than a 30 km long, naturally-occuring chain of sandbanks called Adam's bridge. Hess said his agency had been taking pictures of these shoals for years. Its images had never resulted in any scientific discovery in the area.


The Internet story further claimed "archaeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to…about 1.75 million years ago" as does the age of the bridge. This, in turn, matched the age when the events of the Ramayana took place.

At least three ship channels have been dug through Adam's Bridge without any evidence of manmade construction. The sandbanks are not at a greater depth, never being more than 3 or 4 feet at high tide. Geologists believe the sandbank did at one time rise above sealevel.
Temple records suggest it was submerged by a violent storm as recently as 1480.

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