Ancient epic Ramayana is one of the oldest and most significant sacred texts of the Hindu religion. Written around 7,000 ago by Valmiki, many believe this text to be a mere part of the Indian mythology, while others insist it’s a description of actual historic events. A spectacular discovery was made by a NASA satellite that sheds some new light on the whole matter. In Ramayana there is a mention of a bridge built by Lord Rama and his army to cross the sea to get to Sri Lanka. New evidence proves it actually exists!
So why did Lord Rama, the future king of Ayodhya, had to gather a spectacular army of bears and monkeys and cross the sea between India and Sri Lanka? His lovely wife, Sita, was kidnapped by a demon named Ravana who held her captive in a beautiful fortified city on the territory of the modern Sri Lanka. The demon has been terrorizing all the humans, gods, and various other beings, so it was about time someone dealt with him.
It is but a small episode from the action-packed text of Ramayana that is filled with wisdom and beauty, but it is the only one that helps prove that the whole story isn’t just a figment of the author’s imagination, but a depiction of actual historic events!
The bridge is called Rama Setu or Rama’s Bridge and it connects the Rameshwaram Island in India with the Mannar Island in Sri Lanka. According to Ramayana it took Rama and his army of vanara only 5 days to execute the bridge. And yes, they were so powerful they could move the mountains!