For years many believed the bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka, said to be built by Ram's Vanara Sena (Monkey Army) 17,25,000 years ago to be a myth, another epical tale from ancient times with no evidence to validate a time when Gods and Demons could fly through the skies and manifest as anything they wished to !
Google images clearly show a bridge of coral rocks (they naturally stay buoyant in water) connected India and Sri Lanka. Now the 'Ram Setu' rocks are even on sale for as much as Rs.500 to Rs.1000 a piece. You can read the Times of India story here. The Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge connects India's Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka's Talaimannar. The Setu (Sethu) Samudram shipping canal project (SSCP) is a project that has been approved by the Government of India and its work has been started near Kodand Ram Temple. In this project, Palk Gulf and Gulf Mennar will be linked by making a shipping canal through Rameshwaram Island. This will allow ships and boats to navigate in the passage between India and Sri Lanka without having to circle Sri Lanka (as is being done currently). This may save about 400 nautical miles voyage on the West Coast. This project will connect the National Sea Route. This canal will shorten the length of the sea route for ships. Rs. 21 crore per year for fuel expenditure of ships will be saved.
During the last tsunami, the Rama Bridge (at a high elevation) from the rest of the shoal accumulations acted as a natural barrier preventing the direct devastation of the entire Bharatam coastline south and southwest of Nagapattanam. - Dr. Murthy, Chief editor of the reputed International Tsunami Journal "Science of Tsunami Hazards".
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