Some say the coral rocks are natural. The Geological survey of India in its report have mentioned that corals generally grow on hard base but in Ram sethu the corals are on soft sand. So some one had collected the corals and placed them!
The Britishers claimed that this is not part of Indian mythology but part of Islamic mythology where Adam was kicked out of Heaven and he fell on earth at Danushkodi and Adam walked across the bridge to Srilanka. Hence it is called Adam's Bridge. Hmmm. For Adam to cross the bridge some one had already constructed the bridge..Who constructed it ..Ram?
Skanda Puranam states that
Lord Shiva says if people stop worshiping him at Ram Sethu then He has
no place at Rameshwaram. Hmmm..
1. TR Baalu sent a dredging machine to dredge and break Ram Sethu the dredging machine broke.
2. Then he sent a crane to lift the dredger, the crane broke.
3. Then a Russian engineer was brought to analyze, the Russian engineer slipped on Ram Sethu and broke both his legs.
4. Then to break the voodoo. A pooja was conducted. The then local Congress MLA Cho Balakrishnan conducted the coconut breaking ceremony..hmm few days later his car met with an accident.. They all might be coincidences!!!!
Section 295 of Indian law states that any thing considered as sacred by a sect of people cannot be destroyed. If done then it will invokes criminal action.
In 1958 when E.V.Ramasamy Nayakar broke a Ganesh idol, the Supreme Court of India accused him of guilty as per this section 295. Since Ram Sethu is considered sacred by many Hindus it cannot be dredged.
Technically 21 committees have been formed and all have suggested alternative routes.
Economically this project will only lead to loss. Since only ships less than 30000 tons can only pass through this sethu. Only 5% of the total ships in the world are less than 30000 tons.Aship coming from Maldives can circumnavigate Srilanka and travel with speeds of 12 - 14 knots. But if it had to go via the Sethu, it needs a pilot and the speed has to be reduced to 4-5 knots.
Courtesy: Dr. Subramanyan Swamy
In the absence of a cult of Soma in India, it is perhaps inevitable
that Megasthenes and the other Greeks, in translating Indian
experiences for Greek audiences, should pick on adi-raja Prithu who is
“tinged with Soma” in a number of ways and bears such a close
resemblance to Dionysus in the circumstances of his birth, and identify
him as Dionysus. If we accept identifying Dionysus with Prithu, then
indeed by a calculation based on the Puranas (done by D.R.Mankad, Koti
Venkatachelam, K.D.Sethna, and others), it can be conclusively shown
that indeed 6451 years had elapsed between Prithu and a famous
Chandragupta. This calculation exactly identifies Sandrocottus with
Gupta Chandragupta and not with Maurya Chandragupta. The
calculation also identifies Heracles with Hari Krishna (Srikrishna) of
Courtesy: Dr. Subramanian Swamy
After the advent of Islam we adopted only some of its customs but not any of its religious concepts. The Moghul influence was felt to some extent in our dress, music, architecture and painting. Even such impressions of the Muslim impact did not survive for long as independent factors but were dissolved in the flow of our Vedic culture. Also the Islamic impact was largely confined to the North; the South did not come much under it and stuck mostly to its own traditional path.
Later, with the coming of the Europeans, faith in the Vedic religion began to decline all over India, in North as well as South. How did this change occur? Why do all political leaders today keep excoriating the varna system, giving it the name of "casteism"? And how has the view gained ground everywhere that the division of jatis has greatly hindered the progress of the nation? And why does the mere mention of the word jati invite a gaol sentence?
I shall tell you later, as best I can, about who is responsible for this state of affairs. For the present let us try to find out why some people want to do away with varna dharma. To them it seems an iniquitous system in which some jatis occupy a high status while some others are pushed down to low depths. They want all to be raised to the same uniform high level.
Is such a step possible or practicable? To find an answer, all that we have to do is to examine conditions in countries where there is no caste. If there were no distinctions of high and low in these lands, we should see no class conflicts there. But in reality what do we see? People in these countries are divided into "advantaged" and disadvantaged" classes who are constantly fighting between themselves. A true understanding of our religion will show that in reality there are no differences in status based on caste among our people. But let us for argument's sake presume that there are; our duty then is to make sure that the feelings of differences are removed, not get rid of varna dharma itself.
One more point must be considered. Even if you concede that the social divisions have caused bitterness among the different sections here, what about the same in other countries? Can the existence of such ill-will in other lands be denied? The differences there, based on wealth and status, cause bitterness and resentment among the underprivileged and poorer sections. In America, it is claimed that all people have enough food, clothing and housing. They say that the Americans are contented people. But what is the reality there? The man who has only one car is envious of another who has two. Similarly, the fact that one person has a bank balance of a hundred million dollars is cause for heart-burning for another with a bank balance of only a million. Those who have sufficient means to live comfortably quarrel with people better off over rights and privileges. Does this not mean that even in a country like the United States there are conflicts between the higher and lower classes of society?
The story is not different in the communist countries. Though everyone is said to be paid the same wages there, they have officers and clerks who do not enjoy the same status. As a result of the order enforced by the state, there may not be any outward signs of quarrel among the different cadres, but jealously and feelings of rivalry must, all the same, exist in the hearts of people. In the higher echelons of power there must be greater rivalry in the communist lands than elsewhere. The dictator of today is replaced by another tomorrow. Is it possible to accord the same status to all in order to prevent the growth of antagonisms? Feeling of high and low will somehow persist, so too the competitive urge.
It seems to me that better than the distinctions prevailing in the West-distinctions that give rise to jealousies and social discord-are the differences mistakenly attributed to the hereditary of vocations. In the old days this arrangement ensured peace in the land with everyone living a contented life. There was neither envy nor hatred and everyone readily accepted his lot.
The different types of work are meant for the good of the people in general. It is wrong to believe that one job belongs to an "inferior" category and another to a "superior type". There is no more efficacious medicine for inner purity than doing one's work, whatever it be, without any desire for reward and doing it to perfection. I must add that even wrong notions about work(one job being better than another or worse) is better that the disparities and differences to be met with in other countries. We are[or were] free from the spirit of rivalry and bitterness that vitiate social life there.
Divided we have remained united, and nurtured our civilization. Other civilizations have gone under because the people of the countries concerned, though seemingly united, were in fact divided. In our case though there were differences in the matter of work there was unity of hearts and that is how our culture and civilization flourished. In other countries the fact that there were no distinctions based on vocations(anyone could do any work) itself gave rise to rivalries and eventually to disunity. They were not able to withstand the onslaught of other civilizations.
It is not practicable to make all people one, nor can everyone occupy the same high position. At the same time it is also unwise to keep people divided into classes that are like water-tight compartments.
The dharmasastras have shown us a middle way that avoids the pitfalls of the two extremes. I have come as a representative of this way and that is why I speak for it: that there ought to be distinctions among various sections of people in the performance of rites but there must be unity of hearts. There should be no confusion between the two.
we are divided outwardly in the matter of work, with unity of
hearts there will be peace. That was the tradition for ages
together in this land-there was oneness of hearts. If every
member of society does his duty, does his work, unselfishly and
with the conviction that he is doing it for the good of all,
considerations of high and low will not enter his mind. If people
carry out the duties common to them, however adverse the
circumstances be, and if every individual performs the duties
that are special to him, no one will have cause for suffering at
In the year 1665 AD, Robert Hook, a botanist with the help of his microscope, explained to the world about the Plant cell and its structure. One thousand and six hundred years ago prior to that date, sage Parasara in 1st century AD had clearly explained the structure of a Plant cell in the Sanskrit work "Vriksha Ayurveda".
Parasara had even explained the phenomenon of the
Photosynthesis (process of self nourishment in the plants) in the fourth
chapter (Vriksha sharira Dharma sastram) of the same book.
(Surya Sidhantha 12th chapter 32 sloka)
Surya Sidhantha, the classical Indian Astronomical text says "because of the dharanatmika sakti, Earth is standing firm in the space without falling away
2) Varahamihira (6th century AD) had said "it is an experience of
everyone that on any part of the earth, that the flames of the fire go
up and the objects that were thrown up fall down
(Siddhantha Shiromani, Bhuvanakosa, sixth sloka)
In his other text, "Siddhantha Shiromani," Bhaskaracharya
reveals that, "Earth naturally attracts every object in the space
towards itself. Because of this attracting force, all objects fall on
the earth. When there is balance in attraction among planets where would
(Commentary of Adi Sankara for 3CH-8th sloka of Prasnopanishad)
Jagad Guru Sri Adi Sankara in his commentary on Prasno Upanishad had said, "as earth attracts the up going (thrown up) objects, so do the ever elevating, Pranasakti in the body, is being pulled down by the Apanasakti.
We had so many Newtons!!!! All above statements prove Gravitational force was quite common in India!!!!