Monday, November 21, 2005
Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The recently discovered bridge currently named as Adam´s Bridge is made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long.
The bridge´s unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge´s age is also almost equivalent.
This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the mysterious legend called Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in tredha yuga (more than 1,700,000 years ago).
In this epic, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure called Rama who is supposed to be the incarnation of the supreme.
This information may not be of much importance to the archeologists who are interested in exploring the origins of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual gates of the people of the world to have come to know an ancient history linked to the Indian mythology.
Friday, November 18, 2005
After Tsunami s Recovery Process : The best laid plans can go awry. We undertook a trip to andaman islands from 6th Nov upto 12th Nov2005. The most important part of the trip was the lurking fear of earthquakes and cyclonic storms. It is really appreciable that people who were affected by the giant tidal waves were mostly residing, unauthorised at Nicobar islands. The tribals heeded to the warning of the nature and moved into the hills where the effect of waves were minimum.
We were lucky to meet some of the survivors of the Tsunami, one boy Shine who was enterprising, to the extent that he had saved up more than 3 lakhs for the family dealing with DVD s. He had a miraculous escape from the Tsunami wave, first time he jumped on to a building, after the first wave he came down thinking the effect was over. Second, time he saw the wave thundering and he managed to climb a pine tree. The tree was fiercely rocking and the second wave subsided, but he still hung on anticipating 3 rd wave which did come with ferocity, it wiped clean all remanents of the civilization on the shore, and Shine escaped with pine tree saving his life.