Video: Ram Setu or Adam's bridge is man made not natural, finds scientists
New Delhi : An American science channel kickstarted debate on Ram Setu once again by claiming that it is a man-made structure and not natural.
In approximately two and a half minute long promo for a show titled What on Earth, an archaeologist says, "The rocks on top of the sand actually pre-date the sand. So there is more to the story."
The latest analysis done by the scientists give weight to the claims made in Hindu mythological text in the Ramayana that says Ram Setu, bridge joining India and Sri Lanka, was made under the guidance of lord Rama.
The bridge currently connects Pamban island in India's Tamil Nadu state with Sri Lanka's Mannar island. Watch Promo:
The Ram Setu, also known as Adam's Bridge, is wrapped in mystery and mythology. As mentioned in a Hindustan Times report, it's a series of limestone shoals bridging the 30-kilometre gap between India and Sri Lanka across the Gulf of Munnar.
In 2008, the then Congress-led central government told the Supreme Court that there exists no bridge between India and Sri Lanka, and that if Lord Ram built one, he must have also destroyed it later. As reported by The Times of India in July 2008, the Centre acquiesced with ally DMK's position in the Sethusamudram case.
"There is no bridge. It was not a man-made structure. It may be a superman-made structure, but the same superman had destroyed it. That is why for centuries nobody mentioned anything about it. It (Ram Setu) has become an object of worship only recently," the government had said, as per the report.