Secrets of Ramayana Epic:
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Along with India, the Ramayana period is considered to be the most important in the whole world. There are different beliefs about the Ramayana period. While some people deny it due to lack of historical evidence, some consider it to be true.
13 Secrets of Ramayana:
Some Secrets related to Ramayana period which the world does not know:
1. Strange Variety of Species:
The period of Lord Rama was a period when strange types of people and species lived on the earth, but due to natural calamity or other reasons, these species have now become extinct. For example, apes, eagles, bears etc. It is believed that in the Ramayana period, the body of all animals, birds and humans was gigantic. The height of the man was about 21 feet.
2. Inventions of Ramayana period:
There were many scientists in the Ramayana period. There were many scientists like Nal, Neel, Maya demon, Vishwakarma, Agnivesh, Subahu, Rishi Agatsya, Vashistha, Vishwamitra etc.
Even in the Ramayana period, inventions like today’s era were made. In the Ramayana period, you must have heard the names of boats, sea ships, aircraft, chess, chariots, bow-arrows and many types of weapons. But in that period there was also a device to destroy mobile and fighter planes.
In the Ramayana period, Vibhishana had a ‘remote control device’ called ‘bee’ and which was used as a mobile. Vibhishana also had a hearing aid. The 10,000 soldiers of Lanka had instruments called ‘trishul’, which used to exchange messages far and wide. Apart from this, there was also a mirror instrument, which revealed the appearance of light in darkness.
To destroy the fighter planes, Ravana had a scientist like Bhasmalochan who built a huge ‘mirror instrument’. Due to this, leaving the beam of light on the aircraft, the vehicle was destroyed in the sky itself. While being expelled from Lanka, Vibhishana also brought some Darpan Yantra with him. By improving these ‘mirror instruments’, Agnivesh tightened these instruments on the door frames and threw light beams from these instruments towards the vehicles of Lanka, which destroyed Lanka’s power.
There was also another type of mirror instrument which has been called ‘trikal drishta’ in the texts, but this yantra was not a trikaldrishta but a device like Doordarshan. Lanka also had mechanical bridges, mechanical valves and platforms that moved up and down by pressing a button. These platforms were probably elevators.
3. Building Works:
There is also mention of buildings, pools and other construction works in the Ramayana period. This shows that during that period the construction works were done in a grand manner and the architecture and architecture of that period was many times ahead of today’s period.
In that era there were two prominent Vastu and astrologers named Vishwamitra and Mayasura. Both had built many big cities, palaces and buildings. It is described in the book ‘Srimadvalmiki Ramayana-Katha-Sukh-Sagar’ published from Gita Press Gorakhpur that on the occasion of naming the bridge, Ram named it ‘Nal Setu’.
The reason for this was that the construction of the bridge built to reach Lanka was completed with the technique described by Nal, the son of Vishwakarma. There is a mention of Naal Setu of Rama in Mahabharata also.
4. Lanka of Ravana:
According to Hindu mythological history, Sri Lanka was settled by Shiva. On the orders of Shiva, Vishwakarma built a golden palace here for Parvati. Sage Vishrava took advantage of Shiva’s innocence and asked him for donation in Lankapuri.
Then Parvati cursed that only a part of Mahadev would burn that palace to coal one day and with that the destruction of your family would begin. From Vishrava that Lankapuri was given to his son Kuber, but Ravana took away Kubera and captured Lanka. Due to the curse, Hanuman ji, an incarnation of Shiva, burnt Lanka and the family of Kumbhakarna, Ravana, son of Vishrava, was destroyed. Vibhishana was saved by being in the shelter of Shri Ram.
In Valmiki Ramayana, Lanka is described as situated in the middle of the island across the sea, that is, Ravana’s Lanka was situated in the middle of present-day Sri Lanka.
The Sanskrit and Pali literature of Sri Lanka was closely related to India since ancient times. In relation to Kumar Das, the author of ‘Janaki Haran’ based on the tradition of Indian epics, it is said that he was an exclusive friend of the great poet Kalidas. Kumar Das (512-21 AD) was the king of Lanka. The story of ‘Maleraj’s story’ was prevalent in the Sinhalese language in Sri Lanka in 700 BC, which is related to the life of Lord Rama.
5. Lord Shiva’s Footprint :
There is a mountain in Sri Lanka which is also known as Sripada Peak. He named it Adam Peak during the British rule. Although the old name of this Adam Peak is Ratan Island mountain. A temple has been built on this mountain. According to Hindu belief, there are footprints of Lord Shiva, that is why this place is also called Sivanolipadam (Light of Shiva).
The footprint is 5 feet 7 inches long and 2 feet 6 inches wide. Lakhs of devotees come here to see this ‘Shripad’ situated at an altitude of 2,224 meters. Understanding its importance, Christians propagated that these are the footprints of Saint Thomas.
According to the people of the Buddhist sect, these footprints are of Gautam Buddha.
According to the people of the Muslim sect, the footprints are of Hazrat Adam. Some people have started calling Ram Setu as Adam’s bridge. It is said about this mountain that this mountain is the mountain, which was a piece of Dronagiri and which was taken away by Hanumanji. Sri Lankan people call this mountain Rahumasala Kanda, a very thrilling mountain in the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
6. Ravana’s Cave :
It is believed that there is a cave of Ravana on a huge hill amidst the forests of Ragla, where he did severe penance. Even today the body of Ravana is kept safe in the same cave. This cave of Ravana is situated at an altitude of 8 thousand feet in the area of Ragla. Where Ravana’s body is kept in a 17-foot-long coffin.
There is a special coating around this coffin, due to which this coffin has been kept as it is for thousands of years. Archaeological investigations of Ravana Falls, Ravana Caves, Ashoka Vatika, ruined Vibhishana’s palace, etc., located around the Nuara Eliya hills in Sri Lanka, confirm their existence in the Ramayana period.
7. Sugriva Cave:
Sugriva lived in fear of his brother Bali on the mountain, which is known as Sugriva cave. It was situated on the Rishyamook mountain. It is believed that a mountain located just a short distance away from the Virupaksha temple of the ancient Vijayanagara Empire in South India was called Rishyamook and this is the Rishyamook of the Ramayana period. Idols of Surya and Sugriva etc. are installed near the temple.
According to a story from Ramayana, the monkey king Bali killed a demon named Dundubhi and threw his body away one yojana. Flying in the air a few drops of Dundubhi’s blood fell in the hermitage of the sage Matang. The sage came to know from his penance that whose act was this.
The enraged sage cursed Bali that if he ever comes to a yojana area of Mount Rishyamook, he will die. This was known to his younger brother Sugriva and for this reason when Bali tortured him and expelled him from his kingdom, he started living with his ministers in a cave on this mountain. It was here that he met Rama and Lakshmana and later Rama killed Bali and Sugriva got the kingdom of Kishkindha.
8. Ashok Vatika:
Ashoka Vatika is located in Lanka, where Ravana kept Sita captive after abducting her. It is believed that Sita Mata was kept in a cave in the Eliya mountain region, which is known as ‘Sita Eliya’. There is also a temple here named after Sita Mata.
It was here that Hanuman ji handed over the ring of Ram ji to Sita Mata as a sign.
9. Hanuman ji was not a modern-day monkey:
It is said that there was a monkey race named Kapi. Hanumanji was a Brahmin of the same caste. According to researchers, 9 to 10 lakh years ago in India, there was such a unique species of monkeys, which started becoming extinct about 15 thousand years ago and almost extinct after the Ramayana period. happened.
The name of this monkey race was ‘Kapi’. This human-like species looked like a monkey with its mouth and tail. Unfortunately, the species of api has disappeared from India, but it is said that there is still existence of wild humans in the island named Bali of Indonesia country.
10. Ram Setu:
Ram Sethu, also known as Adams Bridge in English, is a chain of limestone bridges between Rameswaram Island off the southeast coast of India (Tamil Nadu) and Mannar Island off the northwest coast of Sri Lanka. Geographical evidence shows that at some point this bridge used to connect India and Sri Lanka by land route. This bridge is about 18 miles (30 km) long.
It is believed to be passable on foot until the 15th century. The bridge did not remain in its former form due to a cyclone. Ram Setu once again came into the limelight when images taken by NASA’s satellite made headlines in the media.
Ram Setu is actually called Nal Setu. When NASA first saw a landmass in the form of a 48 km wide strip in the sea between Dhanushkoti in the south of India and Pamban in the northwest of Sri Lanka, it was named Adam Setu.
After this incident, the Muslims of Sri Lanka started calling it Adam Bridge. The place where Lord Rama shot the bow is called ‘Dhanushkoti’. Shri Ram had built a bridge in the sea from the above place to climb Lanka with his army, it is mentioned in ‘Valmiki Ramayana’.
It is described in Valmik Ramayana that the bridge was built in about five days, whose length was one hundred yojanas and the width was ten yojanas. In the Ramayana, this bridge has been given the name of ‘Nal Setu’. Under the supervision of the tap, the monkeys had built this bridge with great effort.
There is many evidence in Valmik Ramayana that high technology was used in building the bridge. Some apes used to bring big mountains to the beach by means of machines. Some monkeys were holding a hundred yojan long yarn, that is, the construction of the bridge was being done in a straight line with the yarn.
11. District of Ramayana period:
There were 16 Mahajanapadas during the period of Mahabharata. According to Jain Puranas, there were 18 Mahajanapadas. In the time of Rama in 5114 BC, there were 9 major Mahajanapadas, under which there were sub-janapadas. These 9 are as follows- 1. Magadha, 2. Anga (Bihar), 3. Avanti (Ujjain), 4. Anup (Mahishmati on the banks of Narmada), 5. Soorsen (Mathura), 6. Dhanip (Rajasthan), 7. Pandya (Tamil), 8. Vindhya (Madhya Pradesh) and 9. Malay (Malavar). The districts of Kaikeyi, Kaushal, Awadh, Mithila, etc. were under the said Mahajanapadas.
In these Mahajanapadas especially Awadh, Kaikeyi, Kaushal, Prayag, Chitrakoot, Janakpur (Mithila), Dandakaranya, Mahakantar, Talimnar, Kishkindha, Rameswaram, Lanka, Kampil, Naimisharanya, Gaya, Avantika, Shurasen (Mathura), Kamboj, Kushavati, Dasharna ( Vidisha), Nishad, Kashi, Panchavati, Malay etc. were famous in many areas.
12. Geography of Ramayana period:
In Valmiki Ramayana, the geography of the visit of Ramayana period has been told. In this, Lanka of the Ramayana period has been told many times larger than today’s Lanka, which also included the islands near Lanka.
13. Cities of the Indus Valley existed since the Ramayana period:
Archaeological scientists re-examined the pottery of the Indus Valley and found it to be 6,000 years old using optically stimulated luminescence techniques. Apart from this, it was found from many other types of research that this civilization is 8,000 years old. This means that this civilization existed when it was the period of Lord Shri Ram (5114 BCE) and it started to decline during the period of Shri Krishna (3228 BCE).
According to this team of scientists, the expansion of Indus Valley Civilization was also in Bhirrana and Rakhigarhi of Haryana. Scientists from IIT Kharagpur and the Archaeological Department of India have put forward new facts about the antiquity of the Indus Valley Civilization.
According to scientists, this civilization was not 5500 years old but 8000 years old. In this sense, this civilization is even before the civilization of Egypt and Mesopotamia. There is evidence of Egyptian civilization from 7,000 BC to 3,000 BC, while Mosopotamian civilization existed from 6500 BC to 3100 BC.
Apart from this, the researcher has also discovered the evidence of a civilization of 10000 years before the Harappan civilization. There are at least eight major sites in the Indus Valley where entire cities have been discovered. Whose names are Harappa, Mohenjodero, Chanhudaro, Luthal, Kalibanga, Surkotada, Rangpur and Ropar.