Ramayana and Ram Setu Could be True, Claims American Science Channel
New Delhi, Dec 12: An American science channel on Tuesday claimed the ancient stories about the construction of a man-made bridge in Ramayana, also known as Ram Setu, between India and Sri Lanka could be true. In a promo, released on Tuesday, Discovery Communications-owned Science Channel said its explorers have found that bridge located in the international waters between India and Sri Lanka appears to be man-made.
Ram Setu is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban or Rameswaram Island off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, and Mannar Island on the north-western coast of Sri Lanka.
The report also emphasised the stones used in bridge predates the sand beneath them. It added investigators have also found a line of rocks 30-miles-long. “Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are,” added the channel in the text accompanying the promo.
— Science Channel (@ScienceChannel) December 11, 2017
The show, to be aired on Wednesday, reignited the controversy on the Ram Setu. The centre, in its affidavit, to the Supreme Court in 2005 had said there was no evidence to prove the bridge was man-made. However, the affidavit was later challenged by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy.
He has also challenged the Sethusamundram project Under the Sethusamudram project, a 83 km-long deep water channel is to be created, linking Mannar with Palk Strait, by extensive dredging and removal of the limestone shoals.