New Delhi, Dec 12: An American science channel on Tuesday claimed the ancient stories about the construction of a man-made bridge in Ramayana, also known as Ram Setu, between India and Sri Lanka could be true. In a promo, released on Tuesday, Discovery Communications-owned Science Channel said its explorers have found that bridge located in the international waters between India and Sri Lanka appears to be man-made.Also Read - Nushrratt Bharuccha Looks Like a Dream in Rs 12,900 Embroidered Mini Dress| See Pics
Ram Setu is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban or Rameswaram Island off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, and Mannar Island on the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Also Read - After Akshay Kumar, 25 Crew Members of Ram Setu Test Positive For COVID-19
The report also emphasised the stones used in bridge predates the sand beneath them. It added investigators have also found a line of rocks 30-miles-long. “Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are,” added the channel in the text accompanying the promo. Also Read - Jacqueline Fernandez Begins Shooting For Ram Setu, Shares First Glimpse of Her Character
The show, to be aired on Wednesday, reignited the controversy on the Ram Setu. The centre, in its affidavit, to the Supreme Court in 2005 had said there was no evidence to prove the bridge was man-made. However, the affidavit was later challenged by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy.
He has also challenged the Sethusamundram project Under the Sethusamudram project, a 83 km-long deep water channel is to be created, linking Mannar with Palk Strait, by extensive dredging and removal of the limestone shoals.