15 historical signs which prove that Ramayana actually existed
Do you believe that Ramayana actually existed? Many of us might have heard or seen the mythological story of the iconic epic Ramayana. The existence of which is still a mystery. Ramayana which existed in 1500 BCE has left behind certain proofs which show that it actually existed.
Today, in this article, let’s see 15 historical signs which prove that Ramayana actually existed.
The Natural Cobra Hood Cave
The mysterious cobra hood cave is in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka and has been proved 100% natural by the archaeologist. The cave is called mysterious because of its natural cobra shape. There are many pictures of Mother Sita being captured by Asuras on the ceiling of this cave.
You can also see the carving which reads Parumaka naguliya lene on the walls of the Cobra cave. According to Ramayana, it is believed that Mother Sita was imprisoned in this cave by Ravan. She was also called as Naguliya by the demons who guarded her outside this cave.
Hanuman Garhi is the temple of Lord Hanuman, who is the passionate devotee of Lord Rama. The temple is located in Ayodhya and is very much famous for its strategic location. It is situated at a great height which gives the beautiful view of sunset and sunrise.
According to Ramayana, Hanuman waited patiently for Lord Rama who was in exile and guarded his kingdom.
Panchavati in Nashik
You all might be aware of the fact that Lord Rama was sentenced to exile by his own father Dasharatha. According to Ramayana, Dasharatha did this on the basis of a promise made by him to his wife Kaikeyi. Respecting the father decision, Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman headed towards Pachavati in Nashik.
Lord Rama along with Mother Sita and Lakhshman lived here for next 14 years. It is the same place from where the demon Ravan kidnapped mother Sita. Panchavati got its name from 5 Banyan trees under which the cave of Mother Sita was present.
On a trip to Panchavati, you can see this cave which has the idol of Shree Ram, Laxman, and Sita in it.
Footprints of Lord Hanuman
You can still see the giant footprints of Lord Hanuman on the side of the lake of Ashok Vatika present in Sri Lanka. Lord Hanuman reached Lanka in the giant form to find the exact location of mother Sita.
These giant footprints in the Ashok Vatika are said to be of Lord Hanuman which reflects the special powers of the monkey God- Hanuman and the existence of Ramayana.
Ram Sethu Bridge
The Ram Sethu Bridge is said to be built in 5000 BC by using woods and stones which was floating on the water of Rameshwaram. It was built with the help of monkeys in order to bring back Mother Sita from Sri Lanka. You can see the existence of a bridge between the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar which develops a small link between India and Sri Lanka. This link between the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar is called as Ram Setu or Adams Bridge.
Even the archaeologist says that it is a man-made bridge built in the era of Ramayana. The floating stones of this bridge are still found on the side of Rameshwaram Bridge.
Sanjeevani Booti Mountain
Lord Hanuman carried the entire Sanjeevani Mountain to Sri Lanka when Lakhsman was injured during the Lanka war. The mountain is called as Dunagiri. According to Ramayana, it is said that after using its herbs, the mountain was again taken back to the same place by Hanuman.
One can still see the marks on the side of Dunagiri from where Hanuman sliced of the part of Sanjeevani Mountain.
Himalayans herbs in Sri Lanka
The herb of the Sanjeevani Mountain which is said to be found only in the Himalayan region is present in Sri Lanka. This raises a question that how these herbs reached Sri Lanka?
According to Ramayana, Hanuman carried sanjeevani to Sri Lanka because of which some parts of these herbs are still found there.
Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh
When Ravan captured Sita then he was stopped on his way by demi-god Jatayu. Lepakhsi is a place where Jatayu fell after getting injured by Ravan. According to Ramayana, the injured Jatayu was met by Lord Rama and Hanuman on their way to Lanka.
Jatayu attained Mokhsha at this place with the help of Lord Rama who uttered Le Pakshi which means fly bird in Telugu. The place is called as lepakshi and also contains the footprints of Lord Hanuman.
Four tusked elephants
According to Ramayana, these elephants were seen by Hanuman outside the Ravan palace when he reached Lanka to visit Mother Sita. The tall and long elephants were kept by Ravan to protect Lanka from invaders.
While the fossil remains of Sri Lanka shows the existence of these four-tusked elephants around 20 million years ago.
Konda Kattu Gala
According to Ramayana, it is a place in Lanka where Ravan later shifted Sita after Lord Hanuman burned the Ashok Vatika. The place consists of lots of tunnels and caves which were interconnected to Ravan’s palace.
The Konda Kattu Gala still exist in the Ishtreepura of Sri Lanka.
Dark color soil of Lanka burned by Hanuman
The color of the soil of one side of the lake of Ashok Vatika is red and brown which was burned by the Hanuman in the era of Ramayana. The color of the same soil on the other side of the lake is different.
This difference in color of the same soil is due to Hanuman who burned some parts of Ashok Vatika. Ashok Vatika is now called as the Seetha Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Garden.
The Buddhist shrine at Kalutara, Sri Lanka is a place where Ravan palace and tunnel used to exist during Ramayana. It has been proved by archaeologists that the tunnel is man-made and has the secret passage and tunnels to all the important place of the city.
After Ravan’s death, Vibheeshan was elected as the King of Lanka by Lakshmana at Kelaniya. The carving outside the Buddhist temple depicts the crowning of Vibeeshana. Ramayana shows the presence of Kelani River and Vibheeshan palace on the banks of the river.
14. Divurumpola, Sri Lanka
According to Ramayana, after Mother Sita was rescued by Lord Rama, she was asked to go through Agni Pariksha in order to test her purity. It took place under the tree of Divurumpola in Sri Lanka. Even today people of Sri Lanka solve many disputes under that tree.
Lord Rama was guilty of killing a Brahman (Brahmahasthi Dosham). He decided to take penance under Lord Shiva at Munneswaram which is 80 km from Colombo. According to Ramayana, Lord Shiva asked him to make four lingams. Out of this four, one should be made by Sita out of the sand and one should be brought by Lord Hanuman from Kailas Mountain.
The other two was made by Lord Rama himself and are called as Ramalingam’s which are currently present at Rameshwaram and Manavari temple.
In last, I would like to conclude by saying that we cannot agree or disagree with the existence of Ramayana. But I have quoted you enough proves which proves that ramayana actually existed and the legendary era of Ramayana is also existed.
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