What does modern science say about Ram-setu?
Rama-Setu also known as Adam’s bridge is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Srilanka.
Scientific analysis of Rama-Setu is as follows:-
Mystery of Floating Stones
Some such stones were scattered at Rameswaram during the Tsunami ,these stones still float on water. Many Geologist says RAMA Setu is built by natural process but failed to Provide enough proofs. Apart from Ramayana there are several facts which say Rama Setu is Man-made Structure.
Facts that prove it is Man Made
The places mentioned in Ramayan exactly matches to the current location of the bridge. Temple records say that Rama’s Bridge was completely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in AD 1480. Ram Setu was walkable till 1480 AD. NASA Says what had been captured by satellite is naturally occurring chain of sandbanks.
Ram Setu is not God’s miracle
Battle between Science & Spirituality is running over a decade. Science relies on logics , facts & proofs whereas Spirituality is largely related to belief. According to Hindu belief Ram Setu was built by Lord Rama to cross the sea. Stones used to make the bridge floated on water because Rama was written on stones. But there is a complete scientific explanation why stones floated on water & why now Ram Setu is under water.
NASA images of Ram Setu
This bridge made of floating stones can still be seen between India and Sri Lanka from Rameshwaram, the place where Lord ram prayed to lord Shiva and started the construction of the bridge.
There is definitely a bridge out there!
There is nothing like floating coral because coral is calcium carbonate, and its chemical composition is too dense to float on water. Geologist claims that after years of formation of layers on ocean bed, coral stones are formed within the layer, but when they were asked why these stones were formed only in Rameshwaram and nowhere else there were no answers. Also, coral stones don’t occur naturally in the sea, they occur only on hard surface.
Unknown science behind floating stones
Pumice is one such stone that floats on water. Pumice is the name given to the hardened foam of lava when it comes out of a volcano. The inside of a volcano has very high pressure, and can be as hot as 1600 degree Celsius. When the lava comes out of the volcano, it meets the cool air (and sometimes sea water), which is around 25 degree Celsius.
There is no volcano near Rameshwaram nor is there any evidence which claims the existence of volcano in the areas surrounding Rameshwaram over the last few millions of years. Also, floating stones of Rameshwarm are not light weighted like pumice rocks and doesn’t have the chemical composition similar to pumice rocks.
Some floating stones are found on the coastal regions of Rameshwaram. These stones are similar to any other stone and possess the same features, physical and chemical composition like the stone you may find in your locality. Seeing these stones from a far distance, you may feel that this stone is made of corals but on physical examination, it is found that this is not a coral stone…and neither is it a pumice stone!
Until the scientists come up with a convincible theory maybe we can consider Rama Setu as an engineering masterpiece. The technology once existed to make stones float on water and the architect like Nala and Neela were too advanced in building a bridge from India to Sri Lanka within 5 days with the help of dedicated work force of million Vanaras.