I have written on the 196 places visited by Lord Rama in India.
The events narrated in the Valmiki Ramayana , it is astonishing, are corroborated by local legends, called Sthala Puran, though the language and the practices of the people in these areas are not the same.
The language differs, but the facts of Ramayana , narrated by Valmiki, remain the same, whether it be related to Assam, Gujarat, Uttarkahand or Rameshwaram.
Ramayana facts are validated by C 14,Infra red, thermal Imaging,Tectonic shifts and Astronomy.
There is an ancient imprint on a Rock in Uttarkhand.
The rock has a pair of foot prints and both of them seem to have been made by those wearing wooden sandals.
These rock prints are reportedly made about a 1000 years ago.
The hole in this date is that , for a footprint to have made an impression on a rock, the rock should have been soft enough to take the imprint.
There seems to be no such ancient rock that was as soft as to take the impression.
Even the date of Rama, which is around 5114 BC, may not be correct.
The date should be pushed back to Treta Yuga, which is the period Valimiki assigns to Ramayana.
The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Tretā-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years.
That is ,
12,96,000 years Or
1.2 Million years ago.
The rock must have been soft enough to take the impression of footprints.L
Look at this misinformation about the rocks.
Geological evidence confirms that the rocks found in Indian Plates are much earlier than what is found in Europe,though the rocks with imprints are only 345,000 years old, they are stated to be the oldest in the world,while the imprint in India is 1.2 Million Years old!
It’s official: the oldest human footprints ever found are 345,000 years old, give or take 6000. Known as the “devils’ trails”, they have been preserved in volcanic ash atop the Roccamonfina volcano in Italy.
The prints were first described to the world by Paolo Mietto and colleagues of the University of Padova in Italy in 2003 after amateur archaeologists pointed them out.
At the time, the team estimated that the prints were anywhere between 385,000 and 325,000 years old, based on when the volcano was thought to have last erupted.
Now, Stéphane Scaillet and colleagues at the Laboratory of Climatic and Environmental Sciences, France, have used argon dating techniques to verify the prints’ age.’
from New Scientist.
“Their more rigorous methods confirm that these are the oldest human footprints ever found,” says Mietto. The new findings also confirm that the owners of the footprints were Homo heidelbergensis
Foot prints found are eleven inches by five inches and ten inches by four and half inches. It resembles to the foot wearing sandals made of wood.
‘Two pair of Human foot prints which I encountered some 40 kms west of Ranchi city of Jharkhand State of India is little different with other common foot prints found in other parts of the world. Toes are absent. The foot prints seem to be imprinted in the granite rocks by the earlier habitants of the area. Villagers believe that these foot prints belong to the Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman. Both stayed here for few days on their way to Pampapur (now Palkot in Jharkhand) for search of Ram’s wife Sita. There is a description of PAMPAPUR located on RISHIMUKH PARVAT in RAMAYANA. Villagers believe that the ancient PAMPAPUR is today’s PALKOT. This fact is proven by a number of places of Ramayana era in its neighborhood such as ANJAN, where Lord HANUMAN born, RAMREKHA DHAM that is the place where Lord Ram and Sita spent some times in their exile, UMRA where the hill is similar to KISKINDHA etc. PAMPASAR, a pond spread in about 1000 Sq.ft, is considered as a place of mother PUMPABHAWANI and a hidden way door to some place. It is a holy pond situated on the upper part of PAMPAPUR Mountain.
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