Space images taken by
NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk
Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The recently
discovered bridge currently named as Adam's Bridge is
made of a chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km)
Digital Image Collection]
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 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 the Treta
(more than 1.700.000 years ago).
In this epic, there is mentioning about a bridge, which
was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast
under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure
Rama, who is
supposed to be the incarnation of the Supreme.
This information may not be of much importance to the
archeologists who are interested in exploring the origins
of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual gates of the
people of the world to have come to know an ancient
history linked to the Indian mythology.
The first signs of
human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the Stone
Age, about 1.750.000 million years ago. These people are
said to have come from the South of India and reached the
Island through a land bridge connecting the Indian
subcontinent to Sri Lanka named Adam's Bridge. This is
related so in the epic Hindu book of Ramayana.
Rama's Bridge, chain of
shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long, in the Palk Strait between
India and Sri Lanka. At high tide it is covered by c. 4
ft (1.2 m) of water. A steamer ferry links Rameswaram,
India, with Mannar, Sri Lanka. According to Hindu legend,
the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the
Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife Sita
from the demon king Ravana.
of this Vahini
7a: The Bridge