Rama's Bridge (Adam's Bridge) - Is It Man Made?

Rama's bridge - highlighted

Rama's Bridge ( Rama Setu ), which is also known as Adam's Bridge is a chain of limestone shoals which connected India and Srilanka at specific places till 1480 as recorded in Temple books. It is estimated that it was built around 5000B.C.

What is the controversy surrounding 'Rama's Bridge'?


The main controversy surrounding the Rama Bridge is whether it is a Natural geological formation or a bridge built by Man ('Vanaras' as per 'Ramayana')?

The Bridge as you can see in the Pic - A small line which is connecting 2 countries i.e India ( Above) and Srilanka ( below), is claimed to have been built by Rama's Army! ( Vanaras). It is nearly 30 kms in length which separates Gulf of Mannar from Palk Strait.

Some areas on this stretch are above sea level which is dry because the sea is very shallow being only 1 meter deep. The fact of being able to cross that bridge on Foot was supported by temple records until 1480 AD when a cyclone broke the bridge apart and at present it cannot be crossed.

Also read : Did Ramayana really happen?

Rama's bridge from a helicopter
Image credits : Narender

According to 'Ramayana' ( Ancient Sanskrit Epic by Valmiki )


When 'Rama' faced the difficulty of crossing the gap i.e the sea to reach Lanka to rescue his wife (Sita) who was napped by Evil 'Ravana', this artificial bridge was built.

With the guidance of 'Nala', Rama's Army ( Consisting of mainly 'Ape-Men' or as called as 'Vanaras' ) built this bridge out of wood as base and limestone shoals on top of them.

But the existence of Ramayana i.e whether it is History or Fiction is questioned at present. If Ramayana is proved as History then this bridge will be declared as built by Man (Ape-Men).

According to Earliest Maps by British Cartographer


In the earliest map, this place is named as Adam's Bridge by a British cartographer in 1804 which gives reference to the Abrahamic myth. According to which a man named Adam used this bridge to reach Adam's Peak which is situated in Sri-Lanka (Lanka as referred in Ramayana).

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From the facts there is no doubt that there is a way to reach to SriLanka from India. But the question is, Is it a completely natural phenomenon or a man made structure. It is found that It is an array of limestone. Now the question remains is, is it possible that there exists an array of limestone that can be 18 km long which can be a natural phenomenon. If the answer is yes, there must be a limestone bed somewhere on the planet which can even be greater than 18 kms. Joining of land can be a random event as well. Now will it be wise to bring certain characters in to picture as long as one does not know if the writings were preexisting or the bridge was. If the writing is preexisting then the bridge is formed/made later, if the Bridge is preexisting the writings are made later. If the writings are latter, One can also not remove the possibility that writing are made after observing the existence of the limestone bridge.


Let the darkness of ignorance and bias be removed, Let every individual think logically and intellectually.

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Yeah... That's what researchers are looking for :)
Until it is clear as to how this whole thing has happened it will be in '?'.
Thanks for your opinion and views. Highly Appreciated. :)

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