Saturday, March 10, 2007

Arise... Save Rama's Bridge

The Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, which envisages dredging of a ship channel across the Palk straits between India and Srilanka, has finally begun. The project will allow ships sailing between the east and west costs of India to have a straight passage through India's territorial waters, instead of having to circumvent Sri Lanka. This will lead to a saving of upto 424 nautical miles (780 Km) and upto to 30 hours in sailing time.

Two channels will be created - one across Rama’s Bridge or Adam’s Bridge (the chain of islets and shallows linking India with Sri Lanka) South - east of Pamban Island and another through the shallows of Palk Bay, deepening the Palk straits. The total length of these two channels would be 89 Kms.

This Blog is created with a sole aim to unite all like minded people of India and abroad who wants to protect the most ancient man-made bridge known as Rama’s Bridge ( or Adam’s Bridge ), the world’s most ancient heritage, and to save India from ecological destructions.

Lord Rama’s heritage, including the holy city of Rameshwaram is in jeopardy with the launch of the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project by the Indian Government ( dredging work started Dec. 1, 2006 ).

The visual proof from the google and NASA satellite images clearly depict the presence of a bridge connecting India and SriLanka as described in the most revered Hindu scripture “The Ramayana”. Any damage to the Rama’s Bridge is an insult to the religious sentiments of over one billion people.

Despite of this known facts, it is believed that the Sethusamudram project was hastily started without enough awareness and consultations of the Hindu people around the world. This project will have far-reaching implications and detrimental effects for all Hindus.

Just like some of the classical Greek and Egyptian treasures and heritage are being excavated in the West from below the sea, there is a strong possibility for excavation of the Poompuhar heritage. But this will be lost by the Sethusamudaram Ship Channel.

Experts have also argued that the design of the Channel is likely to invite a tsunami type of effect that could wash out Rameshwaram, which is one of the holiest city for Hindus, that will get submerged like Dhanushkodi, which got submerged in the 1960s and like Poompuhar, which got submerged in the Sangam period.

In the assessment of Dr.T.S.Murty, leading tsunami expert, the Sethusamudram project could cause a tsunami with drastic consequences for the entire shoreline extending from Dhanushkodi to Ernakulam, and from the Delft Island to Colombo.

Furthermore, destroying the barrier between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea is likely to result in a severe climatic changes such that the very pattern of monsoon rainfall in India could get altered for the worse. This will have an enormous disastrous effect on India’s climate that will result in destruction of crops and ecological treasures.

Despite of the warnings by the experts, the project got a green light to go ahead. This clearly indicates that government had set its mind to destroy the world heritage. Taking into account the historical, cultural, economical, and religious sentiments associated with Rama’s Bridge, we are making an earnest appeal to the Honorable President of India and members of the Indian Government to immediately abandon the Sethusamudram project and direct the authorities concerned to stop the destruction of Rama’s Bridge.

We must all arise to protect our culture, traditions, religious sentiments, and monuments in India and around the world.

Please sign the PETITION at www.Ayodhya.com to Save Rama's Bridge.

Thank you

Bharat Gohil
Jai Jai Mataram…Vandemataram

Visit www.Ayodhya.com to learn more about Sethusamudram project and Rama's Ayodhya.
Visit www.Vandemataram.com to learn more about ancient India


LINKS

Supreme Court backs Sethusamudram Project despite the fact that the correct environmental procedures were not followed
http://www.sandandgravel.com/v_dno/print.asp

Sri Lanka denies Sethusamudram go ahead
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2005/08/050802_sethudenial.shtml

Sethusamudram - Unconsidered high risk factors - Doctors for safer environment
http://www.geocities.com/sethushipcanal/First.htm

Time ripe for Lanka to Sue India ?
http://www.nation.lk/2007/01/07/newsfe2.htm

Hey Ram ! Sethu canal in trouble
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1077282

Open letter to Kofi Anan
http://www.tamilinfoservice.com/manitham/form/petition/2005/1.php

Palk Bay - Issues and Security concerns
http://www.saag.org//papers14/paper1355.html

India to build Ram's Suez
http://www.expressindia.com/print.php?newsid=49827

India to Build New Suez despite of Ecological Storm
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/31497/story.htm

Sethusamudram Canal : Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu at risk
http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=&id=3412

Ecologist's Anguish
http://www.flonnet.com/fl2201/stories/20050114005002600.htm

Dredging in the Palk Straits
http://www.projectsmonitor.com/detailnews.asp?newsid=12841

Jayalalitha demands halt to Sethu Canal dredging project
http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2005/9/3400.html

http://www.sethusamudram.in/

Mass fast against Sethusamudram project
http://in.news.yahoo.com/061214/43/6aag5.html

Seathrough solution
http://www.dailypioneer.com/displayit1.asp?pathit=/archives2/jan2205/sundaypioneer/factoids/factoid1.txt

Cyclones, Tsunami, and Sethusamudram Project
http://www.boloji.com/environment/25.htm

Sethusamudram Corp., Suez body ink pact
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14051873

Sethusamudram and its political and ecological costs
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/05july18/edit.htm#4

Dredging News Online
http://www.sandandgravel.com/v_dno/browse.asp

http://www.tamilnation.org/diaspora/tamilnadu/sethusamudram.htm

http://googlesightseeing.com/maps?p=&c=&t=k&hl=en&ll=9.500535,79.848633&z=9

http://sethusamudram.gov.in/EngPhoto.asp

"The Dredging Corporation of India will complete the project before 2008". http://www.hindu.com/2006/12/12/stories/2006121204320400.htm

PHOTO HYPERLINK from the image that is on the home page -
Amazing satellite image of the ancient Rama’s Bridge on Googlesightseeing.com

http://sethusamudram.gov.in/English_Index.asp (offcial website )

Rama's Bridge details from Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam

Description of Adam's Bridge or Rama's Bridge in Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9003680/Adams-Bridge

Interviews, Papers and Statements on Sethusamudram project – Sethusamudram.in

http://www.ramkarmabhoomi.blogspot.com/

Stop Sethu dredging, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
Archeological review on the Indo-Srilankan Land Bridge

Conclusive proof that lord Rama existed
http://www.gitamrta.org/bridge.htm

Archeological review on the Indo-Srilankan Bridge
http://www.geocities.com/uk20020/bridge_Srilanka_review.htm

http://www.vandemataram.com/

http://www.ayodhya.com/

5 comments:

satish said...

The bridge whose images has been discovered are propogated as the one built by Rama by people like you and media associated with Sangh parivar.They are also spreading the hoax that it is man made and
1,750,000 years old.But NASA has debunked this false propogation.
Please see
http://satishnavada.blogspot.com

You can also see
http://www.punjabilok.com/science/nasa_debunks.htm or http://www.laputanlogic.com/articles/2002/11/03-83975630.html

or report on Hindu at http://www.hindu.com/2007/03/17/stories/2007031713280200.htm


Adam's Bridge is only a chain of shoals between the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, created by sedimentation owing to long shore currents.He traced the geological history of the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. The region was part of Cauvery basin, which was formed during the separation of India and Antarctica about 70 million years ago during the `Gondwana period.' The long shore currents on the southern side of island created a discontinuous shoreline eastward from Dhanuskodi to Talaimannar, which is the Adam's Bridge.

Please dont communalise this issue.

rAmBo aRuN said...

http://funhike.blogspot.com/2007/09/sethusamudram-real-story.html

Sudarshan Rodriguez said...

Dear Neha,

Here are some more articles that you might want to add to the current blog

http://www.seaturtle.org/iotn/pdfs/issue-6/iotn6_4.pdf

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/Shipping__Transport/Sethusamudram_Project_Its_all_a_matter_of_faith/articleshow/msid-2441199,curpg-1.cms

http://www.livemint.com/2007/09/26002110/Rocks-in-sea.html

http://www.livemint.com/2007/09/25005959/Money-runs-dry-for-Sethusamudr.html
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/Economy/Policy/SSCP_inspires_debate_on_what_is_public_purpose/articleshow/2249751.cms

CNN IBN 30 Min story



Part I http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/49199/30-mins-in-the-heart-of-ram-setu--political-nightmares.html

Part II http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/49195/sethusamudram-project--security-concerns--environmental-issue.html

Part III http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/49193/can-sethusamudram-project-afford-to-ignore-marine-life.html


NTDV Story
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/videopod/default.aspx?id=15222

Alpesh said...


Shirdi Sai Baba on Setu bridge of Ramayana

durga said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.


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