ISRO confirms Rama Setu is man-made

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Centre’s book confirms Ram Sethu ‘man-made’

Sat, 08 Dec, 2007 , 03:22 PM (Newstoday)

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Satellite image produced by National Remote Sensing Agency, ISRO using Resourcesat-I

The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), of the Union Ministry of Space has published a book of satellite photographs [ISBN: 817525 6524] claiming that “archeological studies show” that the Setu may be “man made” (see enclosed photo). This book has been distributed to all MPs free by the Ministry of Space. Yet Ms.Ambika Soni as Minister of Culture to a question in Rajya Sabha (August 14, 2007) falsely stated that “no archeological studies has been made in respect of the Rama Setu”. This is a breach of privilege of the House, for which she should be punished.

The Ramar Sethu, which is under much focus,  could be ‘man-made and has an echo in the ancient epic, the Ramayana’, concurs a government publication tabled in parliament last week.

This publication could put the Congress-led government in a piquant spot as its hardline allies like the DMK has been trying to push the Sethusamudram project demolishing this historic and sacred link.

A book ‘Images India’ published by the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) that comes under the Department of Space, says the satellite images have revealed an ‘ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka in Palk strait’.

‘The origin of the bridge is a mystery. Archaeological studies have revealed that the bridge dates back to the primitive age that is about 1,750,000 years.’

‘Its structure suggests that it may be man-made,’ it says on page 39 of the coffee table book under the sub-title ‘Stunning Structures’. ‘This 30 km long bridge, named as Adam’s bridge, is made of a chain of shoals and links Rameshwaram in the south India to Sri Lanka.’

It goes on to say: ‘This has an echo in the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to the epic, such a bridge was built by Lord Rama and his followers to reach Sri Lanka. Studies are still on but the bridge is seen as an example of ancient history.’

The revelations in the book, with a foreword by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G Madhavan Nair, are in contrast to what the government has been maintaining so far that the Sethu is formed by giant tombolos – bars of sand connecting an island with another island of the mainland.

It also contradicts the findings of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which says there is no ‘historic or scientific’ evidence of the existence of Lord Ram or Ram Sethu.

The government has given the nod to a multi-million dollar Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, which requires breaking a portion of Ram Sethu to make a route navigable for ships around the Indian peninsula.

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Ram Sethu ‘man-made’, says government publication
Saturday, 08 December , 2007, 14:30

“This 30 km long bridge, named as Adam’s bridge, is made of a chain of shoals and links Rameswaram in the south India to Sri Lanka.”

It goes on to say: “This has an echo in the ancient Indian mythological epic, the Ramayana. According to the epic, such a bridge was built by Lord Rama and his followers to reach Sri Lanka. Studies are still on but the bridge is seen as an example of ancient history linked to the Indian mythology.”

The revelations in the book, with a foreword by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G Madhavan Nair, are in contrast to what the government has been maintaining so far that the Sethu is formed by giant tombolos – bars of sand connecting an island with another island of the mainland.

It also contradicts the findings of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which says there is no “historic or scientific” evidence of the existence of Lord Ram or Ram Sethu.

The government has given the nod to a multi-million dollar Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, which requires breaking a portion of Ram Sethu to make a route navigable for ships around the Indian peninsula.

However, Hindu hardliners have protested construction of the canal arguing that it would damage the “ancient” bridge that they say was built by Lord Ram and his army of monkeys to save his wife Sita who had been kidnapped by demon king Ravana and taken to Lanka.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been organising processions across the country protesting the construction of the canal, is excited over the NRSA findings.

“Finally, science has prevailed upon the politics of Congress. Now they have to accept the scientific evidence and should not enter in to vote bank politics. They must accept not only Lord Ram but also Ram Sethu,” a jubilant party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told IANS.

“They should not cut through the Ram Sethu now,” he said.

The issue had stalled parliament proceedings for many days during the budget and monsoon sessions and created furore throughout the country. An affidavit filed by the ASI, which the government had withdrawn later following strident protests, had said there was no “historical or scientific proof” of the existence of Lord Ram or Ram Sethu.

The canal issue and the ASI affidavit had put the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress in a major embarrassment.

Shipping Minister T R Baalu, whose DMK has taken the construction of the canal as a prestige issue, had gone to the extent of saying he would resign from his cabinet post if the bridge was proved to be “man-made”.

The latest to add to the controversy is West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, who remarked on Thursday that “Ram was born in the imagination of poets and Ram Sethu is a natural formation under the sea”.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch Muthuvel Karunanidhi had questioned the existence of Lord Ram, which led to massive protests in many parts of the country with mobs resorting to arson and even attacking his house in Bangalore.

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http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/155265.html

http://www.indiaenews.com/politics/20071208/85054.htm

`Ram remarks taken out of context`

 Zeenews Bureau

Kolkata, Dec 08: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has issued a clarification over his remarks questioning the existence of Lord Ram. Bhattacharya said on Saturday that his remarks had been taken out of context by a section of the media.

The CM said in a statement that he had quoted lines from Rabindranath Tagore`s ‘Bhasha O Chhanda’, which went as “Kobi tabo monobhumi Ramer Janmasthan, Ayodhar cheye satya jeno” (the poets` mind is the birthplace of Ram, which is more real than Ayodhya).

“A section of the media has taken it out of context,” he said.

In a recent public function held in Kolkata, to mark the 15th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, Buddhadeb said, “Ram is the imagination of a poet. What is the Ram Setu controversy about? Why are they agitating over Ram Setu? Ram Setu is a natural formation in the sea. They are just trying to create a religious hysteria.”

In his speech, Bhattacharya had blamed the BJP, saying it was using Ram Setu as a tool to `bring divisions` in the society.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch, M Karunanidhi had questioned the existence of Lord Ram, which was followed by massive protests across India with mobs resorting to arson and even attacking his house in Bangalore.

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டெல்லி: ராமர் பாலம் மனிதனால் உருவாக்கப்பட்டது தான் என நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ள தேசிய விண்வெளி தொலையுணர்வு ஆய்வு மையமான என்ஆர்எஸ்ஏவின் (National Remote Sensing Agency) ஆய்வறிக்கையில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இந்த மையம் இந்திய விண்வெளித்துறையின் கீழ் இயங்கி வருவது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது. இதன் அறிக்கை கடந்த வாரம் நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டது. இந்த ஆய்வு மையம் வெளியிட்டுள்ள இமேஜஸ் இந்தியா என்ற புத்தகத்தில் ஸ்டன்னிங் ஸ்டக்சர்ஸ் என்ற பிரிவு நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் தாக்கலாகியுள்ளது.

அதில், 30 கிமீ நீளம் கொண்ட இந்தப் பாலம் எப்படி உருவானது என்பது ஆச்சரியமாக உள்ளது. 17,50,000 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன் இது உருவாகியுள்ளது. இதன் புவியியல் அமைப்பைப் பார்த்தால் அது மனிதனால் உருவாக்கப்பட்டதாகத் தான் தெரிகிறது என கூறப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இந்த புத்தகத்துக்கு இஸ்ரோ தலைவர் மாதவன் நாயர் தான் முன்னுரை எழுதியுள்ளார் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

இந்தப் பாலம் இயற்கையாக உருவான தீவுத் திட்டு தான் என மத்திய புவியியல் துறையும், மத்திய அரசும் கூறி வரும் நிலையில், இந்திய விண்வெளித்துறையின் புத்தகத்தில் இவ்வாறு கூறப்பட்டுள்ளது புருவங்களை உயரச் செய்துள்ளது.

மத்திய புவியியல் துறையின் நிலைக்கு மாறாக இந்திய விண்வெளித்துறை மாற்றுக் கருத்தை தெரிவித்துள்ளது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

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One Response to “ISRO confirms Rama Setu is man-made”

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