‘Ramayanaa’, one of the greatest of the two-epics of Indian culture. It stands by as a testament to Hindu religion even today but is being brushed-off by many stating that it’s just a work of fiction and nothing more.
What is ‘Ramayanaa’ all about?
‘Ramayanaa’ is attributed to be penned-down by the great Sage, Valmiki during 5000 B.C. The original book is said to contain about 7 books or ‘Kandas’ that portrays different legs of the life of Lord Rama and his biography in detail.
But till now, Ramayana is considered to be just a part of literature and not a historical testament owing to lack of sufficient evidence to prove that- it actually happened.
Here’s why we take this opportunity to prove it to you on why Ramayana is more than just a figment of imagination. We have also decided to ascertain this from a neutral point of view to bring about justification and to revoke ignorance of skeptics.
1. Cobra Hood cave, Sri Lanka
Located in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka; this cave is tested and proven by Archaeologists to be hundred percent natural and also that its mysterious shape cannot be carved by human hands.
Tradition states that, this is where Sita was held captive by the Asuras, and one can still see Cave paintings depicting the same in here. This cave is shaped like a “giant Cobra” and is referred to as Cobra Hood cave by the natives.
It’s also proven that the paintings date back to pre-Christian era which stands by the testament that, Ramayana did happen in and around the same time as quoted in Valmiki text.
2. Existence of Hanuman Garhi
This place is located right in the center of Ayodhya, India where Lord Hanuman was patiently waiting whilst Lord Ram was in exile. There exists a temple now called Hanuman Garhi.
‘Hanuman Garhi is actually a cave temple that is approachable by a flight of 76 steps. The manner in which this temple has been carved out is mesmerizing. One has to take the curved flight of stairs to reach this spot that is said to be once inhabited by Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman was the escort and guard of Lord Rama during and after his campaign against Lanka. If one goes by the legend, Hanuman lived in this cave and guarded the Janambhoomi or Ramkot. The sanctum contains the statue of Mata Anjani holding infant Hanuman on her lap. The statue itself is unimpressive and one has to struggle in dark while figuring out the statue. The faithful believe that all their wishes are granted with a visit to this holy shrine’
3. Foot Prints of Lord Hanuman
Huge foot prints of Lord Hanuman are seen on the stones of the temple Nuwara Eliya and several other temples in Sri Lanka. People come from across the globe to see these ancient footsteps of devotee Hanuman.
4. Evidence from NASA
The NASA has also released evidence with accord to this. NASA shuttle has released an image of the mysterious ancient bridge that once existed between Indian and Sri Lanka. This is the most recently discovered bridge and is said to be, 30 km long. This bridge has been on news ever since forever and a matter of debate between many alien researchers.
5. Man-made bridge ‘Ram Sethu’ between India and Sri Lanka.
The image released by NASA confirmed the presence of the bridge between the two countries and added to it, the bridge’s angled curvature and composition that has stood against the test of nature proves that it is indeed man-made.
6. Sync between time history and ages.
Archaeological studies reveal that the first human inhabitation happened in Sri Lanka around 1,750,000 years ago and it’s been proved that the bridge’s age dates back to the same equivalent. To top it, the dates mentioned in the text of Valmiki matches with that of primitive age as well.
7. Mystery of Floating stones.
Epic states – that the stones were made to float in water by Lord Rama to make it easy for his parade to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka. Post so many centuries, this phenomenon is still alive in Rameshwaram, South India.
If you pop a stone into this water, the stone doesn’t actually sink down but stays floating.
The strange phenomenon of floating stones is seen only in this city and scientists from all over the world couldn’t decode the reason behind it. This is a very strong proof of the occurrence of Ramayana.
8. Sanjeevani Mountain, Dronagiri
The Sanjeevani Mountain which is said to be threshold with the presence of exotic herbs and plants stands the same even today in Dronagiri, Himalayas.
Legend states that – Lord Hanuman carried the very same mountain to cure Lord Lakshman.
9. Ashok Vatika, Sri Lanka
Ashok Vatika, is said to be the haven where Lord Ravana kept Goddess Sita as a prisoner. This garden stands the same even today. This is presently referred to as the, Hakgala Botanical Garden and stands close to the city of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
10. Existence of Sita Eliya, Sri Lanka.
The stream in which Queen Sita bathed stands the same even today. This was previously referred to as Sita Eliya whilst the spot in general is referred to as- ‘Sita Jharna’.
11. Existence of Konda Kattu Gala, Ishtreepura.
Sita Devi is said to have taken bath in the very stream and sat on a rock drying her hair owing to which the place got its name Konda Kattu Gala. This place is located even now, in Welimada Area, Sri Lanka.
Legend states that, Lord Ravana moved Sita to Ishtreepura after her abduction. This was an only women area as he was concerned about her place of imprisonment post the sudden arrival of Lord Hanuman as a messenger of peace from Lord Rama.
The pond is said to have formed due to Sita’s tears and exists even today.
This location is buzzed to be an ingenious work of art and architecture for it is connected by numerous tunnels and paths to all areas of Lord Ravana’s city.
12. Existence of Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh.
When Lord Ravana abducted Sita Devi, it’s said that they bumped into Jatayu who tried his best in preventing that from happening.Jatayu, is said to be a demi-god in vulture form and the place where he fought Raavan is -Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh which exists the same as a temple even today.
13. Lord Hanumana’s foot print in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Raavan is said to have hurled Jatayu off before flying off with Sita in his Vimana. Jatayu breathed his last just as Rama, Lakshman and Hanuman stepped in into the scene.
It’s said that Lord Rama offered moksha to the demi-god by uttering- Le Pakshi. Hence, the place is referred to by the same name even today. Le Pakshi – translates to Rise, a Giant Bird. There’s also a huge foot print seen on the planes of the same city even today which is buzzed to be belonging to Lord Hanuman.
14. Koneshwaram temple, Sri Lanka
King Ravana’s devotion for Lord Shiva is said to have earned him so much reverence and respect in Sri Lanka that a temple is built in Sri Lanka for him. This is the world’s first instance where a temple is being built for a devotee rather than for whom he is devoted to. This temple exists as Koneshwaram temple in Sri Lanka.
15. Ten-heads of Ravana? Why is it idolized to be so?
It’s said that, Ravana didn’t possess ten-heads but is said to have ten-heads or ten-crowns owing to the fact that he ruled 10 kingdoms down in Sri Lanka. It’s been proven with the aide of Sri Lanka’s history that King Ravana did rule 10 kingdoms and this matches the certitudes from the legend as well.
16. Existence of Hot-wells of Kanniya.
It’s mentioned in Ramayana that Ravana built hot-wells in Kanniya in and around the Sri-Lanka temples and the same exist even now. This is a perennial source of hot water for the Sri Lankans.
17. Existence of Sita Kotuwa, Sri Lanka.
18. Existence of Ashokavanam, Sri Lanka.
Ravana is said to have later moved Sita to a beautiful forest which is referred to by the name of Ashokavatika in Valmiki’s text. This beautiful expanse of a forest exists even now in Sri Lanka and is referred presently by the name- Ashokavanam.
19. Proof of Lord Hanuman setting fire to Ravana’s kingdom.
Legend states that, Lord Hanuman set fire to Ravana’s expanse of a kingdom and the soil here is seen to be soot-black even now. The soil here is unusually black in contrast to that of the neighboring states and the below picture is from Ussangoda, Sri Lanka.
Post rescuing Sita from Lord Ravana, Lord Rama is said to have made her go through Agni Pariksha or the test of fire to test her purity and infidelity. The very same place where he made her go through that exists even today in the name of Divurumpola, Sri Lanka.
All evidence provided here is on an as-on basis and we request you to not bring about religion or politics whilst debating in and around the topic. We cannot approve or disapprove anything but we have quoted enough geographical evidences to prove the same.
We would like to conclude by quoting,
“The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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