Monday, October 6, 2008

Shri Ram Setu

Ram setu - The divine bridge from India to sri lanka ….The master piece developed by God himself.

The bridge´s unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge´s age is also almost equivalent.

This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the mysterious legend called Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in tredha yuga (more than 1,700,000 years ago).

In this epic, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure called Rama who is supposed to be the incarnation of the Supreme.

quoting from wikipaedia

Rama’s Bridge or Ram Setu (Tamil: இராமர் பாலம் irāmar pālam, Sanskrit:रामसेतु rāmasetu)[1], is a chain of limestone shoals, between the islands of Mannar, near northwestern Sri Lanka, and Rameswaram, off the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Geological evidence indicates that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.[2]

Spiritual Significance

  1. This is a divine bridge.
  2. Lord Rama and his vaanar sena had built it 17 lacs 25 thousands years ago.
  3. In Puranas, the importance of Setu is explained in great details, especially in Skanda Purana, Vishnu Purana, Agni Purana, and Brahma Purana.

Physical Significance

  1. Ram Setu (Sethu) a natural barrier to Tsunami: During the last tsunami, the Ramar Bridge (at a high elevation) from the rest of the shoal accumulations acted as a natural barrier preventing the direct devastation of the entire Bharatam coastline south and southwest of Nagapattanam. - Dr. Murthy, Chief editor of the reputed International Tsunami Journal “Science of Tsunami Hazards”
  2. Threat of Tsunami: Many geologists, earth scientists, and oceanographers have commented critically, against the disastrous consequences of constructing SSCP. Amongst these is the impending devastation of Kerala, which will suck in after implementation of SSCP, after next Tsunami hits it.
    Read details: Sethusamudram project and impending Tsunami devastation
  3. Many Naval officials are saying that even after the completion of SSCP, the depth of the canal shall be only 12 meters (about 36 feet ), and only small and medium sized vessels shall be able to pass. Large sized vessels and carriers shall not be able to pass.

Social Significance

  1. The construction of SSCP is trampling upon the feelings and emotions of millions and millions of Hindus.
  2. Besides, this bridge is world’s oldest man-made structure. It is much much older than the pyramids of Egypt, and the Great Wall of China.
  3. Ram Setu has sentimental, religious and historic value.
  4. People have crossed the sea using the Rama-Setu, for many thousand years, until the 15th century.

Better alternative solutions are also available !

According to the specialists, a sea route may be prepared for navigation without damaging Sri Ram Setu, by removing the barren sand heaps near village Mandapam between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkoti railway. This will not only give a shorter route for navigation but also protect the oldest man-made heritage.

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The life of TULSIDAS

Birth place
- Rajpur, Banda(district) ,Uttar Pradesh, India.
Father - Atmaram Shukla Dube.
Mother - Hulsi.
Birth year - 1589 /1532 A.D. or 1497 A.D

Tulsidas’s wife’s name was Buddhimati (Ratnavali).
Tulsidas’s son’s name was Tarak

The early years of Tulsidas were full of misery as he went about with begging bowl from door to door for his daily sustenance.
On his misery, he himself , "Luckless as i was, they avoided the veryshadow of my body".He was abandoned because his mother died at time of his birth as he was considered unlucky.He also said Ram at time of his birth instead of crying and has full set of teaths.In early life he was called as RAMBOLA( the person who says Ram).

Shri Ram Bhakti

raam naam sabse bada isse bada na koi....
(The name of Ram is superior in this world...nothing is superior than name of RAMA)