Do stones float in water?

23 04 2006

Trust India to stir up some controversy! Modern science tells us that stones cannot float in water :-p For the island of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, stones, it seems, do float in water. Difficult to believe-but it’s a reality.

Nasa Image of the RAM Setu

Here’s where the mythological twist comes in- According to the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana, (supposedly took place over 17 million years ago!) Lord Rama and his army of monkeys used stones to build a bridge across the Palk Strait to link Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka, According to Hindu legend, the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife from the demon king Ravanna.

Space images taken by NASA reveal the bridge´s unique curvature. Composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge´s age is also almost equivalent

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15 responses

24 06 2007
bluegreenmarble

Interesting. But, I was curious as to your source on the age composition of the bridge and how it indicates that the bridge is man-made. Info on your sources would be of interest and appreciated!

2 10 2007
imran khan

There is only one true religion on earth & galaxy .that is islam if u want to save ur self convert ur self into islamic and dont waste your life on man made god .if that is true what u r saying then how would rawan had cross that place might be on his private jet aeroplane……

13 12 2007
sushil joshi

Myabe the stones float, but how do you make a bridge with such floaters? And would these stones still float if a human being stands on top of them?

12 03 2008
akash mokhare

that is the one of the most mythological religional thing in the world.
please save this natural thing for god for us.
plz do what u have?
only truth

12 05 2008
bholanath

Sir,
Anythings related in Indian epics appear to be analysed more scientifically as ancient cosmological data are more relevent than those provided by semetic religions. Hindus say the creation of universe is a few million years ago almost like modern science, but others say only 13 thousand years before birth of Christ the universe is created by GOD. A modern child of educated family will laugh it off.
BHOLANATH

19 05 2008
pasha

imran khan (11:50:14) :

There is only one true religion on earth & galaxy .that is islam if u want to save ur self convert ur self into islamic and dont waste your life on man made god .if that is true what u r saying then how would rawan had cross that place might be on his private jet aeroplane……

It is false what he said. If it is true how can be islamic
countries were creating problems in this world. All islamic
countries Pak, Afghan, Bangladesh, Iraq,iran, Palasthina were fighting and this countries never be safe for the people . Purely islam is a devil created religion.

21 07 2008
sanjay

yes definately stones can float in water only if god wishes….. because man has discovered so many things but man has not been able to invent from where first man took birth and who has invented the inner parts of human body and also the bones, talking about the animals and the other living creatures is too far some thingh like…………………………………………….. ……..
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28 07 2008
RAVI GULATI

according to r mythology lord ram made this bridge and he is still
god . we don’t have any other aspact that , that who made this and
why . people say that it’s a miracle only and only god done that
because man couldn’t done that , can’t do that & will not able to
do that. it is one of an exist proof that yas RAMAYANA is true ……………..
even western people do believe in r mythology and respect it
And i do appriciate pasha’s views

1 08 2008
sawant

there is no god, jesus, allah or any other outside our heart. It is the mother nature who gives us everything so lets protect and respect fire,water,air,earth and sky ( The Panch Maha Bhutas worshiped by Aryans ) so if you impose your beliefs and religion on others you are nothing but a god damn dictator.

27 08 2008
dhanesh maraj

please save sri raam s setu its the oldest heritage site in the world.

1 10 2008
shanker

imran should first read and understand what other religions are . merely coming as a muslim from mothers womb does not matter.you are just a born fanatic .i personally feel that no matter superior or inferior it is but hinduism is a most liberal religion.why? the answer is ,there are hundred thousand of religious books on hindu ideology which indicates that every body can define it in his own way.but islam ,christianity and other religions give less freedom and impell to belief what is written in koran or boble.In geeta it is written that if even God says something and you are not satisfied over it, you have right to ask question and more over the less i find hinduism not as a religion but a life style.

13 10 2008
Sudhakar Ponna

Dear Friends,

Pls forget about god, mythology, miracles etc., think about country’s needs. Of course, it may cause some hazard as far as the ecobalance is concerned but we are badly in need of the project Sethu Samudram.

LET US GO AHEAD….. DON’T GO BACK TO THE STONEAGES…. ITS MY SINCERE REQUEST 🙂

10 09 2009
sandrar

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

15 12 2009
bharath

imran u’re such a dictator , i think der’s no bloody god in dis earth it’s just nature

9 08 2010
srinath

you are absolutely right! and no one has the right to say that their religion is the only way to God or to another way to salvation! Gods and religion is in a person’s heart and he has no right to say that other beliefs apart from his own are wrong! If you do, you would prove to have become a megalomaniac! God is one, dont pitch religion against one another, you will only end up killing one another! And as far as the “RAMASETHU” floating bridge is concerned, may be Imran can give us a scientific explanation to it! right dude???

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