Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?

Taj Mahal world heritage site in Agra, India.
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?

I would very much love to be known as a rational thinker and my faith is just a byproduct of my rational thinking. I started my life in Mylapore, Madras and shared my story as to how Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam gave me concerns about my Identity. Kindly refer to my entry titled ‘Defining Indian Identity – The Language Factor’ 

https://bhavanajagat.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/defining-indian-identity-the-language-factor/  .

I grew up in the Smarta tradition founded by Adi Shankaracharya, and rational thinking is always acceptable to me. The ancient Land of India is known for lively debates and the battle of intellects at all of its seats of higher learning.

Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?

We often attach too much importance to the Kings and the Emperors who had ordered building of monuments such as the Pyramids or the Taj Mahal. The real credit should be given to those nameless workers who had actually labored, carved and lifted the stones and made the monuments a cherished reality.

The ‘Adam’s Bridge has generated some controversy. The DMK Party leader M.K. Karunanidhi would prefer to view this structure as the legacy of Prince Rama, an Aryan person. I would like to say that we must give recognition to the denizens who had lived south of Vindhya mountains. They lifted the stones and the trees and built this land connection to Sri Lanka. If these workers were of Dravidian origin, the Adam’s Bridge represents the heritage of Dravidians. 

Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones? SETU SAMUDRAM – LORD RAMA’S BRIDGE ACROSS THE SEA – THE STORY OF RAMAYANA GIVES A VERY VIVID ACCOUNT OF THIS BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION.
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones? Adam’s Bridge, Lord Rama’s Bridge across the Sea, Setu Bandhanam – Sage Valmiki gave a very detailed account of its construction in his epic poem known as Ramayana. I give credit to all those denizens of Southern India who had lifted the stones and trees to participate in this Herculean Project.

India’s epic poem Valmiki Ramayan describes building of a Causeway across the narrow strait that separates India and Sri Lanka.

Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?

Apart from literary evidence, there is evidence particularly gathered by satellite images to verify the fact of a Causeway built over shallow waters. This historical construction may belong to 5076 BCE and this site deserves protection as World Heritage Site just like the Pyramids or Taj Mahal. In the past, Supreme Court of India restrained Government of India from constructing a shipping channel called ‘Setu Samudram’ and the project was suspended. In my view, Government of India has no right to destroy this site for purposes of building a shipping channel.

Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?
Taj Mahal or Setu Bandhanam – Who lifted the stones?

Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,  

Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,  

M.B.B.S.,  Class  of  April,  1970.  

Bharat Darshan – Ram Setu – World Heritage Site

  

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