While I was ‘Story telling’ my grand son, 4, he asked me whether Ravana was real or a story.
That struck me.
I have been going after facts on Lord Rama, the route taken by Him, His Birth Date and never for a moment it struck me to go after Ravana.
If Lord Rama is real, so should Ravana Be, as the whole Ramayana minus Ravana is Zero!
I did some checks and this Post.
A Study by Tharaka Devinda Gunasekera, a Sri Lankan( what better source could there be!) attempts to prove Ravana was real.
The author has sifted Facts from Myths and has done a good interpretation.
His proof consists of Three facts.
1.The Runways built by Ravana are still intact.
2. Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana,Fore runner of modern Airplane.
.3.The Sunken city of Ravana.
4.The place where Sita was incarcerated.
The Airstrips ,Runways of Ravana.
“The first clue that comes to us is from three places still intact. Those are Maha-eliya
(Known today as Horton’s plains named after the person who shot down all the deer in the
park, to the last one), Ussangoda in Hambanthota and “Wariyapola”.
. What do these places 7
have in common? For starters, all these places are flat lands with wide open areas, ideal for
landing an airborne craft.
The place name “Wariyapola” breaks down in to “Air-Ship-Port” (Waa=air). Couple
together this, with the fact that almost all the place names in this country has a history that
made them, we have our first clue, the runway lines of the king’s airplane, or was it fleet?
Ussangoda also seems a good spot for landing an aircraft. But the land is somewhat tilted
in some areas. The best craft to land there would be a helicopter. But we also know that it is
possible to land airplanes in a short distance, which is done in a fighter carrier. There are
certain models that can land vertically too. Thus, the uneven ground may not be a problem. It
might have been completely flat by the time of Ravana, so the problems might not have been
there at all. The fact that, the Ussangoda rock has no high rising trees is intriguing. The soil
there does not support high growing trees, not even coconuts that grow normally in that area
are there on the rock formation.
2.The Plane,Pushpaka Vimana.
Findings from a pyramid in Egypt revealed four airplane structures shown in terracotta
slabs. Among them are the two crafts that show resemblance to the current day helicopter and
the passenger airplane. A third is said to show a structure similar to a faster craft may be used
in battle. There is however references that the queen “Devayani”, mother of Tharaka, 8
Surapadma and Sinha-mukha, showed her sons how the bombing is done. Where it is said that
rock turned into marble. Only at very high temperatures will this happen and either a nuclear or
a plasma grade weapon is necessary to do such damage.
(Suriya Gunasekera, 2006)
There are findings of airplane like structures all round the world. The first is from Egypt,
which resembles a bird. Although archaeologists categorised it as a bird at first, people now
have their doubts about it. The wings that are flat as well as a tail which is vertical rather than
horizontal are the facts that tell us it’s actually a sculpture of an airplane.
The writings on the sculpture said it was the “Gift of Amon”. “Amon” is the god of wind in
Egyptian mythology. As I suspect, this is not a gift from Amon, but a gift to Amon. From whom, I
do not know, but it might as well be from Ravana.
A similar finding was done in Central America and coastlines of South America. This time
it was made out of gold rather than wood. The sculpture shows patterns of wind upon it very
The sunken City of Ravana.
In the South-East of Sri Lanka there are two lighthouses erected on two small islands,
known even today as “Maha Ravana Kotte” (Great Basses) and “Kuda Ravana Kotte”. The word
“Kotte” may well be fort. There is evidence in the nearby vicinity that depicts the ruins of a fort
or a citadel. However the rocks that are visible only in the low tide can only be examined with
great care as the sea is very rough in the area.
The “Lankapura” that is in the Ramayana cannot be located anywhere in the island.
Therefore the only clues that come from are from the sea. The findings from a Babylonian
terracotta slab revealed that the city Babylon was constructed according to the instructions
given by the “Lion People” that came from the sky. This is acceptable, since we know that the
king Sinha-Mukha (Lion Mouth?) built the city, and he may have led a team of engineers to help
build Babylon according to his city. Comparing the records of Plato (4th Cent. BC) and the
description that comes from Ramayana’s Hanuman, Plato’s Atlantis and Hanuman’s Lankapura
seem to be the same.
Then where is this city of gold? To find the city now, we would have to dive deep in the
eastern seas of Sri Lanka. Legend has it after the death of Ravana; the city sank into the sea.
Clues can be found in the areas given above, where the lighthouses were and the areas of
Trincomalee. The lover’s leap is a ridge of rock that is no natural formation, a good indicator
that the land that was once connected to it, sank in to the sea.
People still have no correct answer to whether the city was actually there or how it sank,
but recent history tells us how it sank. The tidal wave that hit the eastern shore tore apart most
of the buildings and took many lives. We could place our doubt in a larger scale tidal wave,
bringing the city down. Since there are no ground structures even islands left in the eastern
shoreline, we can assume that most of the city was artificially built ground
There are several other scattered facts that support the existence of Ravana. One of them
is a holding cell that is said to have held “Seetha” while Ravana was carrying her to his kingdom.
This is found in the Devinuwara area. This conflict with the stories that tell Seetha was held in
the hill country where “Seetha-eliya” is. But as we know, the kingdom that we know as
“Lankapura”, was in the Eastern shores of the island. The holding cell that we talk about,
support that fact. It was supposed to have made for Seetha to rest on the journey to the
We took into account various facts and sources that prove or disprove the existence of
Ravana. From all these facts that have been laid out, my opinion is that Ravana did exist. The
ambiguities that arise saying otherwise are there because of the lack of solid facts. But, like all
other great findings, they will come some day, slowly though, to prove that there was actually a
great kingdom, here in our country.
History is the very foundation of a civilization. Our history is golden compared to other
countries’ past records. But some have ignored it or covered it with a veil of dust and mud. It is
time for us to clean that dust and rediscover the gold that lies within our legends, the golden
part that lies within us ourselves. It is time to rewrite our history from scratch, to rewrite the
true version; not something that was planted there purposely.
Finally, I tell you, Ravana is solid fact. There is too mush evidence to believe he was only a
myth. A real king that walked in our country, leading it to be the world’s number one.
Satellite has shown the existence of bridge between India & Sri Lanka. At Anuradhapura hills, you will find a large patch of vegetation which doesnt tally with the local vegetation at all and corresponds to Himalayan Vegetation..
- Ramayana Data Tools For Dating Proof. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)