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Rama Sethu 18 Miles Hanuman Flew 800 Miles

In Hinduism on September 1, 2014 at 16:16

Lord Rama went to Sri Lanka and brought back Sita, after killing Ravana, who had kidnapped Sita.

 

 

Hanuman was sent earlier by Rama to search for Sita and He located Sita in Sri Lanka.

 

‘Based on this information Rama proceeded to Sri Lanka.

 

Lord Rama , with the help of the Vanaras, built a Bridge between Rameswaram   and Sri Lanka and it is called the Adams’ bridge.

 

This is where I get sidetracked.Ramaeswaram.

 

Adams Bridge is 18 miles long.

 

The bridge is 18 miles (30 km) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Palk Strait (northeast)-wiki.

 

Valmiki mentions that Hanuman  flew100 Yojanas across the sea from Rameshwaram to Lanka.

 

The glorious Hanuma with the best courage, even though crossing a hundred yojanas, was without a sigh and did not obtain any tiredness.

Comment : This verse and others clearly mention that Hanuma crossed an ocean of hundred yojanas. At the present time the shore to shore distance between southern tip of India and Northern tip of Sri Lanka is around sixty miles. Even with a measure of 2.5 miles per yojana, hundred yojanas translate to 250 miles. To explain this anomaly, we need to consider that around the time of Ramayana, the distance was lot more than the current sixty miles. This is in sync with the current theories by geologists that the ocean between India and the current Sri Lanka had been replaced by land mass over a period of time. Most of the land to the south of current Raghunatha Pura had been covered by landmass in antiquity. Also according to Ramayana, the mountains Trikuta, Lamba and Suvela were to the north of Lanka, but currently the mountains are found in the southern part of Lanka. This suggests that the northern parts of current Lanka were submerged in water during the Ramayana period.”

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/sundara/sarga2/sundara_2_prose.htm)

( in the observation quoted above, one point is to be noted.The discrepancy would still exist even if Geographical positions change because the time gap between Hanuman crossing over the Ocean and Rama crossing over by Rama Sethu is too short for any geographical changes to have happened.There is no record of it in Ramayana or elsewhere for such a change)

Accepted conversion of One Yojana is 8 Miles.

One Yojana is approximately 8 miles,

 

Hanuman flew 8oo miles from Rameshwaram to reach Lanka.

 

But the bridge is only  18 Miles!

 

“Sri Lanka is an island nation-state in the Indian Ocean. It is located 880 kilometers (547 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of India, and has a maximum length of 432 kilometers (268 miles) and a maximum width of 224 kilometers (139 miles).”

 

The southern tip of Sri Lanka is 565 Miles(547+18) from Rameswaram.

 

Assuming that the farthest place was where Ravana’s capital was located, there is still a shortfall of 235 miles.(800-18=782-547=235)

 

Only possible explanation  is that these 235 miles could have been of shallow water and Hanuman flew over this as well.

 

Asokavatika, Nuwara Eliya, where Sita was imprisoned is 189.03 miles, and 164.16 nautical miles from Rameswaram.

Fifteen Immortals Chiranjeevis Hinduism

In Hinduism on August 25, 2014 at 22:01

Though there are Avatars of God in Hinduism, none of them are immortal, except  Parashurama.

 

Immortals of Hinduism are very interesting.

 

They Seven are,

 

“Ashwathaama Balir Vyasaha Hanumantha VibeeshanahaKripa ParashuramaschaSaptaitey Chiranjivinaha”

 

1.Aswathama-Son of Dronacharya.

 

2.Mahabali who was slain by Lord Vishnu in the Avatar of Vamana/Trivikrama.

 

3.Vyasa-who compiled the Vedas and wrote the Mahabharata,some consider him as an avatar of Vishnu, though his name does appear in the ten Avatars of Vishnu.

 

4.Hanuman-Disciple  and devotee of Rama .

 

5.Vibheeshana-Brother of Ravana, who defected to Lord Rama.

 

6.Kripa-military guru of the princes in the Mahabharata.

 

7.Parashurama-Avatar of Vishnu.

 

The common criteria for all the immortals is Bhakthi, surrender to God.

 

All of them are the devotees of Lord Vishnu, except Parashurama, who was a devotee of Lord Shiva.

 

For Aswathama, Immortality has been granted as a Curse.

 

Post follows on this.

 

In addition to this there are eight more Immortals.

 

They are,

 

Jambavan, Markandeya, Devapi, Maru, Saptarishis, Bhusunda (Crow), Alha and Udal

.

 

 

Krishna Endorses His Death Curse By Kandhari

In Hinduism on August 24, 2014 at 18:43

In terms of behaviour, Lord Krishna and Rama are poles apart though both are the Avatars of Vishnu.

 

Lord Rama was an Idealist.

 

Lord Rma and Krishna.jpg

Lord Rma and Krishna. Image credit

 

Krishna a Pragmatist.

 

For Rama Means were as important as the  End.

 

For Krishna End justified the Means, in  upholding Dharma.

 

Rama grew up amidst Royalty,

 

Krishna among cowherd never became a King, remained a prince throughout his life.

 

Krishna married two women,Rukmini and Sathyabhama, while Rama was steadfast only to Sita.(read my post 16,000 wives of Krishna).

 

Rama was personally attached to His parents, wife, friends.

 

Krishna detached attachment.

 

Krishna gained nothing for His labours.

 

Rama gained His Kingdom and regained His wife.

 

Rama was  so attached to Lakshmana, His brother that He breathed His last when He heard Lakshmana left His Body.

 

Krishna paid Rama’s debts.

 

Rama killed Vali ,hiding behind tress, Krishna was killed by a Hunter in stealth.

 

Laksmana served Rama.

 

Krishna served Balarama who was an Avatar of Lakshmana in Dwapara Yuga.

 

Krishna was so detached, He endorsed the destruction of His Death and of His Clan, due to a Curse by Kandhari.

 

According to Mahabharata, the Kurukshetra war resulted in the death of all 100 sons of Gandhari. On the night before Duryodhana’s death, Lord Krishna visited Gandhari to offer his condolences. Gandhari felt that Krishna knowingly did not put an end to the war, and in a fit of rage and sorrow, Gandhari cursed that Krishna, along with everyone else from Yadu dynasty, would perish after 36 years. Krishna himself knew and wanted this to happen as he felt that the Yadavas had become very haughty and arrogant (adharmi), so he ended Gandhari’s speech by saying “tathastu” (so be it).

 

 

Citation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishna

Jambhavan Sheds Tears Alghu Malluru Krishna Swamy

In Hinduism on August 24, 2014 at 17:00

Lord Krishna went in search of Syamantaka Mani.

 

In the process He had to fight Jamabhavan, whom He found it difficult to defeat.

 

 

Reason,

 

Jambhavan was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and he along with the vanara Sena  fought along with Lord Rama against Ravana.

 

He was the one who made Hanuman to realize His potential to cross the Ocean in search of Sita in Lanka.

 

Legend has it that Lord Krishna gave the Darshan of Rama to Jambhavan during His scuffle with Jambhavan.

 

Only then did jambhavan realize Lord Krishna and Rama were the same and gave his daughter jambhavati to Krishna in marriage.

 

It may be noted in scientific interest that Jambhavan belonged to a species that was dwindling during Krishna’ period, Dwapara Yuga.

 

Vanara were yet another species, not monkeys as most of us believe.

 

Please read my post Vanaras Neandarthals of India.

 

 

There is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna where He is reported to have defeated Jambhavantha, Jambhavan and married Jambhavathi.

 

This is in Mannar poluru, Andhra Pradesh.

 

How to reach.

 

103 Kilometers from Nellore, near Sullurpet.

 

Airport.Chennai,Hyderabad.

 

Railway Station..Nellore, Sullurpeta.

 

Bus Station. Sullurpeta.

 

 

Six Vishnu Avatars In South Confirm South Sanatana Dharma

In Hinduism on August 20, 2014 at 11:56

An examination of Lord Vishnu’s Avatars reveal a curious fact.

 

  1. Matsya, the fish-avatar who saved Manu – the progenitor of mankind from the great deluge and rescued the Vedic scriptures by killing a demon. Story can be found in the Matsya Purana.
  2. Kurma, the tortoise-avatar, who helped in the Samudra manthan – the churning of the ocean. Story can be found in the Kurma Purana.
  3. Varaha, the boar-avatar, who rescued the earth from the ocean, by killing her kidnapper-demon Hiranyaksha. Story can be found in the Varaha Purana.
  4. Narasimha, the half man-half lion avatar, who killed the tyrant demon-king Hiranyakashipu, to rescue the demon’s son Prahlada, who was a Vishnu-devotee
  5. Vamana, the dwarf-avatar, who subdued the king Maha Bali. Story can be found in the Vamana Purana.
  6. Parashurama, sage with the axe who killed the thousand-armed king Kartavirya Arjuna
  7. Rama, the king of Ayodhya and the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana
  8. Krishna, the king of Dwarka, a central characte
  9. Balarama, brother of Krishna and
  10. Kalki, yet to manifest.

Matsya is from the Ocean and as such we can not ascribe a location on the earth.

Kurma is in the Ocean again, but there is a Temple where Kurma avatar took place.

Kurmnatha is housed in Sri Kurmam Temple, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

Vamana Avatar was in Kerala and the place where Bali had his kingdom was on the banks of Narmada, where the capital of Bali was situuated.

The place Varaha killed Hiranyakasipu is in Nepal, V(B0araha Kshetra), yet there is legend that Varaha is from Tirupati which is Adivaraha Kshetra.

Narasimha is from Ahobilam ,Andhra Pradesh.

Parashurama Avatar is from the South, Kerala.

Kalki is expected t manifest in the South.

So, of the Ten Avatars of Vishnu,

One is in the Ocean,

Three from the North of Vindhyas(Rama, Krishna and Balarama) and

Six are from the South, Dravida.

It is also worth noting that the Avatars of Vishnu in the North starts from Rama and as on date has manifested upto Krishna/Balarama

This is an agreement with the. Bhagavatham Sloka which states that the ancestor of Lord Rama, Satyavrata Manu migrated with his two sons to Ayodhya because of floods in the Dravida.

The Flood in question relates to the this Floods in Hindu scriptures and Tamil Literature.

Hence it seems that the Sanatana Dharma flourished in the south and moved to North because of floods and Satyavrta Manu established the Sanatana Dharma in the North.

As Time is Cyclic in Indian Thought, I am researching about the earlier floods to find more clues.

There is this issue of the movement of Tectonic plates, shift of North and South Poles which need an examination with the help of Indian Scriptures and Literature.

Inputs with authentic links welcome.

 

Citation.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/camouflaged-kurma-temple-with-vaishnodevi/

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