The man behind “Nala Setu”- Rama. Renowned for being a righteous king, an ideal son and god to many.
While divinity is a matter of faith, historicity is a matter of existence.
What you’re going to read in this article is going to be a piece of work to you if you’re seeking answers for your questions about the existence and historicity of “Ramayana.”
Let’s unravel the historicity of Rama through rational, logical and a scientific perspective.
The Surya Vamsa dynasty, (Solar dynasty) has corroborated with many reigns of ancient India. “Brihadbala” was the last trace of the Solar dynasty who was killed in Mahabharata war by Abhimanyu.
ADAPTATIONS OF RAMAYANA –
1)Valmiki Ramayana was validated by Rama himself, when he heard his sons reciting it to him. Therefore, it is known as Itihasa. (Iti+ha+asa = It thus happened)
2)Kalidasa – 500 CE
3)Kamban – 1200 CE
4)Goswami Tulsidas – 1700 CE (Ramachaitra Manas – a religious text)
Apart from references in the various Puranas, there is specific reference to the personages of the lineage and their kingdoms, in the Veda too.
-Ikshvaku : the head of the lineage is mentioned in the Rig Veda verse 10.60.4.4.
-The town plan of Ayodhya with 9 Gates is mentioned in Atharva Veda, verse 18.3.16.
-The Rishi, sages, Vishwamitra, Vasishta and Bharadwaja, who figure in the events of the Ramayana period and life of Rama, also find mention in the Rig Veda.
IF RAMAYANA IS A HISTORICAL FACT, THEN WHY IS IT CALLED A MYTH NOW?
In 1806,James Mill and Charles Grant were appointed to write the History of India for the Indian administrators of Helibary College; which in turn lead to Ramayana being penned down as Mythology.
In contrast to Mill and Grant, Al Biruni wrote about India, post his visit to India [1030 CE] in his chronicle “Kitabul Hind”, which speaks about Rama from a historical perspective also giving a clear picture about “Nala Setu.”
The pictorial Ramayana commissioned by Begum Hamida Banu is now being showcased in Mueseum Reitberg, Zurich. Later, many prominent emperors in India also commissioned Ramayana in Persian language.
The clock which we use today is distinct from what they used thousands of years ago. Yes, they used the sky as an interface between human beings and time.
Clock – sky
Units 27 – Nakshatra
Hands 7 – Sun, Moon and 5 other planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury)
Permutations and combinations :
Each combination uniquely denotes an astronomical configuration in time, and same combination does not repeat itself.
Archeo astronomy, a new field allows us to date historical occurrences with the help of Planetarium Software.
In Ramayana, a handful of observations have been observed to describe different events.
When this data is entered into the Planetarium software, it reveals the date of Rama’s birth as 10th January 5114 BCE, 12:30 PM.
Bharatha: 11th January 5114 BCE, 5.30 AM
16 hours after Rama’s birth as stated.
All other events can be dated accordingly.
Nala Setu – Adam’s bridge.
Being Nasa’s greatest ancient Indian discoveries, not much explanation maybe required about Nala Setu, what many don’t know is it has been visited by most of our Indian emperors; its history is over 7100 years ago.
The sea level when the bridge was built must’ve been 3 metres or 9 feet lower than what it is today.
Apparently, the sanjeevani herbs (said to be from Dunagiri mountains) were brought by Hanuman to the war field to save Lakshmana who was attacked by the opposition during the war between Rama and Ravana.
Many of us have been fascinated about flying Hanuman and other deities flying in ancient Indian history, which we thought to be a fantasy but in present day world; fusion man project initiated by Swiss Military in May 2008 made this fantasy a reality with an invention as Wing suits.
See y’all with another historical revelation.