The Ramayana is an ancient scripture of Hinduism. Ravana abducted Sita, and thereafter, a battle took place between Lord Rama and Ravana, leading to Ravana’s defeat. However, some people in our country consider the Ramayana to be merely a fictional story. But even today, there are certain strong pieces of evidence in the world that, once known, leave no scope for doubt.
Fact No. 1-
According to the Ramayana, Ravana kept Sita in Ashoka Vatika, because Sita refused to stay in Ravana’s palace. But Ashok Vatika still exists today. In Sri Lanka, it is known as Hakgala Botanic Garden and the place where Sita was kept is known as Sita Ella. And the special thing is that the name Ashok Vatika was famous because there was an abundance of Ashoka trees in that Vatika. Which is still the same today.
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In the Ramayana, when Ravana was abducting Sita and taking her to Lanka, a bird named Jatayu confronted Ravana to stop him. Ravana had cut off one of the wings of that Jatayu, due to which Jatayu got injured and fell on a mountain. But that mountain is very strong proof of Ramayana.
Because today the world’s largest bird statue of Jatayu has been made on the same hill of Kollam in Kerala, which is also known as the Statue of Jatayu. It is said that Jatayu was the first bird in Hindu mythological history who gave his life for the protection of women.
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In the city of Spring Hana in Sri Lanka, there is a place called Veerangana Tota, which translates to “the place where the aircraft landed.” According to the Sri Lankan government, this is the same place where Ravana landed his Pushpaka Vimana after the abduction of Sita Ji.
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In Sri Lanka, there is a place called Nuwara Eliya where Sita’s temple is located. Additionally, there is a waterfall near this temple. It is said that Sita used to bathe in this waterfall.
The footprints of Lord Hanuman can also be found on the rocks around this waterfall. There is also a mountain where Hanuman first set foot, situated between Lanka Puri and Ashok Vatika. Surprisingly, the footprints on this mountain are similar to the ones found on the rocks near the waterfall.
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Rama Setu astonished not only the inhabitants of India and Sri Lanka but even American experts. Adams Bridge is another term for Rama Setu. The Ramayana claims that Lord Rama crossed the Rama Setu bridge on his way from India to Lanka. Today, Rama Setu is still extant.
The Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island off the northwest coast of Sri Lanka are connected by a 30-kilometre-long underwater bridge, according to archaeological evidence, and were formerly thought to be walkable until the 15th century.
However, this bridge has been largely demolished in various locations as a result of a cyclone. The unexpected finding is that Rama Setu was seen in the shot taken in this region by a NASA satellite. And you may not be aware that NASA has also acknowledged that there was indeed a bridge in this region, which could be the world’s first bridge.
Fact No. 6-
The stones used in the construction of Rama Setu still exist today. Although their numbers have significantly decreased, there are still stones in Rameswaram, India, and Mannar Island, Sri Lanka, that float on the water despite being heavy. Until now, no scientist has been able to explain why these stones, despite their weight, do not sink in water.
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Ravana became extremely fearful after Hanuman set Lanka on fire. He was afraid that Hanuman might attack again, so Ravana moved Sita from Ashok Vatika to a cave called Konda Kattu Gala. Surprisingly, the Department of Archaeology in Sri Lanka has discovered several caves that directly connect to Ravana’s palace through Konda Kattu Gala. These caves also contain sculptures that suggest the presence of a woman.
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According to the Ramayana, the place where Lanka was set on fire is now covered with black soil. However, if you look at the surrounding soil, it appears to be its natural colour.
These were the conclusive pieces of evidence from the Ramayana that prove it is not a fictional story.