Of course, few people may believe this unless they are already familiar with the vast lengths of time that the Vedic literature deals with. None of them have suggested an alignment across Rama's Bridge. The other fact is that many millions of people feel the reciprocation from Lord Rama whenever they engage in devotion to Him, or read the Ramayana, or hear the Ramayana in a katha, or watch a television show or movie about Him, or go to one of the temples dedicated to Him. Finally, the United Progressive Alliance Government of India headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the inauguration of the project on June 2, 2005. In the past four days, this subject has gained high visibility in India and has been raised in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha as well as the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Historically we have enough data to show that all these cyclones have caused severe erosion of the coastal stretch in the nearby areas from time to time by dumping the eroded material in Palk Bay and Adam's Bridge area. The author is solely responsible for the contents of this article Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project : A Good Thing Done Badly! It escapes imagination as to how Southern Kerala could be impacted by tsunami traveling from Adam's Bridge towards the Indian ocean?.
Historical Timeline Treta Yuga Hindu timelini Lord Rama constructs a bridge between India and Sri Lanka 1900s exact year? The report claimed to establish the financial viability of the Project. Also, exposure of trade ships to military hostility is expected to reduce. Ranil Wikramsinghe the present Prime Minister of Sri Lanka mooted the idea in 2000 and strongly recommended a land bridge to connect Rameswaram with Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The Sethusamudram project required dredging 82. Several reasons have been cited for these objections: National defense The India? They point out that the dredging of the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar could affect the ecology of the zone by changing currents, which could: · cause changes in temperature, salinity, turbidity and flow of nutrients · cause oil spills from ship and other marine pollution to reach the coastal areas and specifically the sensitive ecosystems of the Gulf of Mannar · lead to higher tides and to more energetic waves, and hence to coastal erosion. Fishing and livelihood On July 2, 2005, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project amidst protests from fishermen and environmentalists. The Rama Setu Sethusamudram project is not going to fly even if it is initiated for economic reasons 2.
The inference that one can draw is that someone was present there to witness the actual happening of these configurations, which got recorded in the story of Rama. After evaluating the costs and benefits, this committee found the project feasible and viable. According to the proposed project, creation of two channels will be done. Fisheries will not be affected. Before this was Dvapara-yuga which lasts 864,000 years. There has also been criticism expressed, on the basis that the project could damage relations with Sri Lanka. Indeed the ups and downs of the project have got linked with whether the Tamil Nadu faction constituting the State Government is in coalition with the political party constituting the Central Government in Delhi.
The most recent plan is to dig the channel roughly in the middle of the straits to provide the shortest course and the course requiring least maintenance. Rama and the Vanara army left Kishkinda to reach Rameshwaram, where the Vanaras built a bridge to Lanka from Dhanushkodi on Rameshwaram Island to Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The heritage of the bridge and the story of Lord Rama are extremely sacred to Hindus. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. If the project can be modified to save the bridge, why the government hesitates in doing so? Legend has it that Hanuman built a bridge so that Ram could make his way to Lanka and bring Sita back to safety. Full disclaimer is at the bottom. These effects could endanger precious marine species and wealth.
Larger ocean-going vessels from the West have had to navigate around Sri Lanka to reach India's eastern coast. The channel will cut short sailing of an additional distance of 254-424 nautical miles and 21-36 hours of sailing time. In April 2007, the U. Ships will have to do a tightrope in shallow waters. The objective is to urge the political leadership of India to unite around? The government of India constituted nine committees before independence, and five committees since then, to suggest alignments for a Sethusamudram canal project. There is a contention that Lord Rama did not exist by the center and they were forced to retract before a huge controversy fuelled by them could errupt.
Proponents of the project say that it will be the harbinger of economic growth. From the Indian side : The southern coast of Tamil Nadu, hitherto relatively sheltered from naval attacks will be suddenly exposed to incoming ships from everywhere, through a channel voluntarily built at that. The placement of the Sun in any birth chart will tell the time of day of the birth. There is concern also that the oil and marine pollution associated with shipping traffic will aggravate the ecological stress already being caused by the effluents released into the Gulf of Mannar by nearby Tuticorin's chemical industries and the ash of its thermal power plant. Many of these parties or organizations support implementation of this project using one of the 5 alternative alignments considered earlier without damaging a structure considered sacred by Hindus.
We would have served Bharath well. The earliest map that calls this area by the name Adam's bridge was prepared by a British cartographer in 1804. Other famous shipping canal projects like Suez Canal and Panama Canal projects are land based channels. It served as a watchtower following the expectation that Rama would invade the island to rescue his consort. Pamban Island is semi-connected to the Indian mainland by 2 km long.
Several holy men have gathered together to launch a campaign of protest. The project lacks technical, scientific and economic credibility, and is another disaster in the making. It was part of the election manifestos of all political parties during elections. Archived from on 13 October 2007. The exhibition will remain open till 11th of January 2011. Geological evidence indicates that a land connection bridged this in the past, and some temple records suggest that violent storms broke the link in 1480. There are concerns over the transport of nuclear war heads across the channel by both navies, exposing the people to radioactivity.