There seems to be quite a few anomalies in Hindu Purana and the Ithihasa, Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Though it might appear that I accept everything Hindu and Indian, it is not so.
I approach every subject with an open mind and if I am satisfied about the authenticity of the information I write.
If, in Hinduism, it is found, that there were some practices,which were not humane I do not hesitate to highlight them.
As in the case of women being excluded from performing Karma and the refusal to have Upanayana for women< I found that our notions to be incorrect and I have written about them.
Or the views of the Hindu texts, Sanatana Dharma on LGBT.
Even while I read the texts of Purana and Ramayana I look for inconsistencies
Some Geographical Inconsistencies in Ramayana.
1.Adams Bridge, Rama Sethu is 18 Miles, Hanuman flew 100 Yojanas or 800 Miles.
2.Sugreeva directs his troops tp search for Sita in Peru!
1.Every country in the world has some link with the Sanatana Dharma and artefacts, Coins, Idols, writings.
2.Reference to Siva and Ganesha traveled towards the west of Dravida and eventually reached Arctic.
3.That their descendants again traveled back and reentered India via Russia ,Kazakhstan and Iran.
This forced me look for answers in Geology .
I do not dismiss Purana and the Ithihasas as Fiction because facts mentioned in them are true and correct in Geographical locations at least.
The answer to this riddle lies in the Super Continent of Gondwana.
Gondwana, also called Gondwanaland, ancient supercontinent that incorporated present-day South America, Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, India, Australia, and Antarctica. It was fully assembled by Late Precambrian time, some 600 million years ago, and the first stage of its breakup began in the Early Jurassic Period, about 180 million years ago. The name Gondwanaland was coined by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess in reference to Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations in the Gondwana region of central India, which are similar to formations of the same age on Southern Hemisphere continents.
The matching shapes of the coastlines of western Africa and eastern South America were first noted by Francis Bacon in 1620 as maps of Africa and the New World first became available. The concept that all of the continents of the Southern Hemisphere were once joined together was set forth in detail by Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist, in 1912. He envisioned a single great landmass, Pangaea (or Pangea). Gondwana comprised the southern half of this supercontinent…
The breakup of Gondwana occurred in stages. Some 180 million years ago, in the Jurassic Period, the western half of Gondwana (Africa and South America) separated from the eastern half (Madagascar, India, Australia, and Antarctica). The South Atlantic Ocean opened about 140 million years ago as Africa separated from South America. At about the same time, India, which was still attached to Madagascar, separated from Antarctica and Australia, opening the central Indian Ocean. During the Late Cretaceous Period, India broke away from Madagascar, and Australia slowly rifted away from Antarctica. India eventually collided with Eurasia some 50 million years ago, forming the Himalayan mountains, while the northward-moving Australian plate had just begun its collision along the southern margin of Southeast Asia—a collision that is still under way today.”
Now there is no wonder, if you look at the Map of Gondwana that Sugreeva sent in hi army to search for Sita in Peru, which lies in the South,.
And considering the distances involved, Hanuman Could have flown 800 miles, because Valimiki is clear on this and this might Lanka somewhere in Africa!
How, then , is to explain the remains of Ravana’s palace his Puspaka Vimana Axle and other Ramayana sites in Lanka?
Probably the bigger landmass or some portion of it, was known as Lanka.
Then we have the Adams Bridge of 18 Miles!
I am searching for answers.
Considering the landmass of Gondwana, there is no wonder that our people crossed these distances easily.
And the position of Indian at that time is such that a Tsunami would have forced people to go as described in the Purana and Tamil Literature.
On Tamil Kings ,Geology and Sanatana Dharma I will posting articles.
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