Dating the era of lord ram

23 Aug

GREECE--THE GREECE WE ALL ADMIRE--IS GONE, BUT HOMER'S 'IIIAD' AND 'ODESSEY' REMAIN AND WILL REMAIN FOR EVER, NOT ONLY IN GREEK BUT IN ALL THE LANGUAGES.0F THE CIVILIZED WORLD. WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND GREEK LIFE AND GREEK CIVILISATION WITHOUT KNOWING ALL ABOUT ZEUS, APOLLO, HERCULES, VENUS, HECTOR, PRIAM, ACHILLES, ULYSSES AND OTHERS, SO ALSO ONE CANNOT UNDERSTAND HINDU DHARMA UNLESS ONE KNOWS RAMA AND SEETA, BHARATA, LAKSHMANA, RAVANA, KUMBHAKARNA AND HANUMAN. PHILOSOPHY ALONE OR RITUALS ALONE OR MYTHOLOGY ALONE CANNOT BE SUFFICIENT.

SO ALSO WILL VALMIKI'S RAMAYANA LIVE IN ALL THE TONGUES OF CIVILIZED PEOPLE WHATEVER MAY HAPPEN TO INDIA AND ITS POLITICS. THESE ARE THE THREE STANDS OF ALL ANCIENT RILIGIONS.

For instance, the position of all the planets (visible with unaided eye) has been mentioned for the date of birth of Lord Ram.

Later, while mentioning that Lord Ram was sent to exile for 14 years on his 25th birthday, the position of planets in the sky has been mentioned again for that day.

Of all their travails, the most notable is the kidnapping of Sita by demon-king Ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and Lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil Ravana against great odds.

The entire life story of Rama, Sita and their companions allegorically discusses duties, rights and social responsibilities of an individual.

Two such texts, for example, are the Adhyatma Ramayana – a spiritual and theological treatise considered foundational by Ramanandi monasteries, Rāma is a Vedic Sanskrit word with two contextual meanings.

In one context as found in Arthavaveda, states Monier Monier-Williams, it means "dark, dark-colored, black" and is related to the term ratri which means night.

In her History of India, academician Romilla Thapar describes the celebrated Rig-Veda as “primitive animism”; the Mahabharata as the glorification of a “local feud” between two Aryan tribes; the Ramayana as “a description of local conflicts between the agriculturists of the Ganges Valley and the more primitive hunting and food-gathering societies of the Vindhyan region” (sic).Consequently the civilizations of the world naturally and simultaneously started developing near the rivers which initially started flowing due to the melting of glaciers near the Equator e.g. When populations multiplied, these river waters became insufficient.Therefore some people started travelling from south to north. A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama worship has continued for thousands of years in India.Rama is also a hero in Indonesia (despite it being a Muslim country), Thailand and in several other South East Asian countries.