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WHO WAS RAMA? MYTH OR HISTORICAL HERO

Sri Rama was real and not any mythological character-

From Mystery of India by Gagan Josan ji.

Maharishi Valmiki wrote Ramayan after Ram Rajya as it is in documented in Ramayan. Balmiki was thinking to write about a mahapurush who, people from future generation could follow and he got direction from Maharshi Narad.
Great poet Kalidas described  about lineage of Sr Ram in Raghuvansham. This books throws light on lineage of Raghu and also states various kings who ruled after Rama. So, now the point of argument is that if Rama was a mythological character than how Valmiki could provide history of forefathers of Rama ?

CORRECT PERIOD OF RAMA’S BIRTH:-(based on Valmiki`s Ramayana)

Period of shristi are divided in Manvantars. Each Manvantar is divided into chaturyugis. Each chaturyugis consist of Krita(satyuga), traita, dwapar and kaliyuga. Present Manvantar is Vaivast Manvantar. Already 27 chaturyugies of this Manvantar have passed. This is the 28th chaturyugi and first charan(period) of this chaturyugi is in continuation.
Rama was born during the latter part of traita. Hence, if we assume that Rama was born in the present chaturyugi then it means he was born at least >10,00,000 years ago.
Vayu purana establishes that Ram was born at least 1,80,00,000 years ago. Balmiki described that Hanuman saw 4 tusk elephant when he went in search of Sita mata,Ram’s wife.

SORY OF OF RAMAYANA IN ALL OVER WORLD -http://www.mallstuffs.com/Blogs/PDF/LegendofRamayanaacrosstheworld%20-%20Sarin%20Mall.pdf

1) RAMAYANA IN MoNGOLIA AND RUSSIA:
on 15th December 1972, on front page of Deccan Herald, there was the news of story similar to Ramayana published in capital city Elista, Kalmyk, Russia. The news further confirms the legends of Ramayana being popular among Kalmyk citizens with many versions of Ramayana stored across the various libraries of Kalmyk. The news further adds that characters of epic Ramayana were very famous since time unknown. Similarly,
another Russian writer,Domodin Suren, mentioned various legendsof ramayana popular among Kalmyk and Mongolian people. Prof C F Glostunky`s book named Academy of Sciences is sitiuated in Erstwhile near Siberian,U.S.S.R. This book written in Kalmyk language describes various ramayana legends popular along the Coastal areas of Volga River. Lastly a huge compilation of books related to Ramayana are still preserved and
availaible publicly in Mongolian and Russian languages in leningrad province.
2) RAMAYANA IN CHINA:-
In China, huge collection of Jatak tales(251 A.D), related to Ramayana events was compiled by Kang Seng Hua. Another book(742 AD) describes the plight of Rama father(Dasarath) after he was forced to outcast Rama for 14 years. Similarly, His-Yii-Chii wrote a novel in 1600 AD called Kapi(meaning monkey) which describes the events and stories of hanuman.
3) RAMAYANA IN SRILANKA:-
Kumardasa(originally Naresh Kumar Dhatusena), ruler of srilanka in 617 AD, compiled a book in sanskrit called Janakiharan. Till date, it has been regarded as the oldest Sanskrit literature of Sri Lanka. Later, John D`Silva and C. Don Bostean also wrote books on Ramayana. More than india,sri lankans adore the characters of ramayana including their own ravana
4) RAMAYANA IN KAMPUCHIA(COMBODIA):
Today also, many inscriptions on rocks belonging to khmer empire of 700 AD, can be found in Cambodia. These rock inscriptions depicts the events of Ramayana.still, walls of many temples built during the period of Khmer kingdom depicts the events and scenes of Ramayana. Premises of Angkor watt is famous for the events of Mahabharata and Ramayana. One surprising point to note in this temple is that pictues of Hanuman and othe Vanaras are shown without their tails. Cambodian still believes only their their face were like monkey and they didn’t have tails.

5) RAMAYANA IN INDONESIA:
De Casperis mentions about a temple(9th century AD) called Chandi Loro Jongrong with pictures of Ramayana events engrossed on its Walls. Indonesia have their own version of Ramayana called Kakavin which story is little different than that of Prambanan. Besides this, many other versions of Ramayana and its related events were described in times earlier than Christ. This goes on to prove the popularity of Ramayana among the masses
of indonesia before the advent of Islam.surprisingly,few years back, Indonesia became the host of first international convention on Ramayana

6) RAMAYANA IN LAOS:-
Local people when pronounce Loas in their language it phonetically sounds like the name of one of the son Rama. Besides temple of Vat- she-fum and Vat-pa-Kev remains depicts the story of Ramayana on their walls. Whereas temples of Vat-pra-kev and Vat-sisket are having books containing epic of Ramayana. Lafont, French traveler translated story of ‘Pa laka-Pa lama’ in his book named P`ommachak in french. This book also deals with story of Ramayana popular among masses of Laos.
7) RAMAYANA IN THAILAND:-
Stories of Ramayana are still very popular among masses. In early centuries after Christ many kings has Rama as either prefix or suffix in their name ruled this country. Just like as in India we organize play of Ramayana, similarly various dramatic version or Ramayana are oraganised in Thailand till today. Similar dramatic version of Ramayana are still organized in various sout east asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Combodia etc.
8) RAMAYANA IN MALAYSIA:-
In Malaysia till today plays are oraganised based on the stories of ‘HIKAYAT SERI RAMA’ ,written in 14 century AD,. Dalang society organize nearly 200-300 plays relating to Ramayana. Before commencement of the play people conduct various prayers and abulations revering RAMA and SITA.
9) RAMAYANA IN BURMA:- King Kayanjhitha who reigned during 1084 –1112 AD; regarded himself as desecendant of clan of Rama. Various books relating to the stories of Ramayana as earlier as 15 century AD are still found in Burma. Books like ‘Kavyadarsh’ , ‘Subhasit Ratanidhi’ are based on the stories of Ramayana. Zhang-Zhungpa, commentary of Ramayana was written by Taranath, which is not available in modern times. In Burma also various form of plays are conducted based on the stories of Ramayana.
10) RAMAYANA IN NEPAL:-
Oldest version of Ramayana, belonging ot 1075 AD is still found in Nepal.
11) RAMAYANA IN PHILIPINES:-
Effect of stories of Ramayana can easily felt in the customs, traditions and legends of majority of masses. Prof Juon R Francisco found that in Marineo Muslims, legend based on Ramayana is popular, in which Rama has been depicted as Incarnation of God. Similarly among Magindanao or Sulu folk Muslims also various legends based on the stories of Ramayana are popular.
12) RAMAYANA IN IRAN:
In Hyderabad city, capital of Andhra Pradesh, there is museum name Salarjung. There one portrait which is depicting a burly monkey having a very big stone in its hand. This portrait reminds one of Hanuman holding Dronagiri. Similarly Marco Polo in his book (translated by Sir Henry Yule in English) wrote at page no 302, vol II about a peculiar belief among Muslims, spread from Afganistan to Morocco and Algeria. These Muslims believed that members of imperial house of Trebizond were endowed with short tails while mediavel continentals had like stories about Englishmen as- Mathew Paris relates…. ; .
We are of the belief that if one seriously start investigating various legends prevalent, before advent of Islam and Christianity, in Arabic countries and European countries than existence of Ramayana and Mahabharta can be proved. Due to barbaric and dogmatic acts of these peoples wide range of literature and buildings of historical importance has been wiped out.
13) RAMAYANA IN EUROPE:
In Italy, when excavation were carried out in the remains of Astrocon civilization, then various houses were found having peculiar type of paintings on their wall. These paintaings, on closure investigation, seems to be based on the stories of Ramayana. Some of the paintings shows peculiar persons having tails along with two men bearing bows and arrow on their shoulders, while a lady is standing besides them. These paintings are of 7 century BC. It should be remembered that once Astrocon civilization was spread over 75 pct of Italy.
Sir Henry Yule in his translation of works of Marcopolo has refered to the belief prevalent among Medival Europeans that there Ancestors were having small tails. The same fact has been referred by Maharishi Dayanand in his magnum opus ‘Satyarth Prakash’. There Swamiji state that people of Europe were called as Vanaras(monkeys) ,due to their appreance in our epic like Mahabharta, Valmiki Ramayana etc. If we a analyse this statement in present context, then how we are going to define various statements like kangaroos(Australian team) meet men in blue(Indian team) at Calcutta.
Similar sort of epithets were used during World war to describe armies of different countries or else we see that we have helicopters named cheetah etc. As these words(epithets) are just a way to describe different set of people, arms etc, similarly world like Rakshas, Vanaras etc were used in our legends. These facts clearly indicates that legends of Ramayana are not work of fiction and were very popular around the world .
14) RAMAYANA IN AFRICA(CONTINENT):
People of Ethiopia call themselves as descendents of Cushites. This word Cush is basically phonectic misnomer of Kush, the son of Rama. This fact is verly established by Satpath Brahamans, commentary on Vedas. These Brahamans while explaining various mantras of Vedas uses many histrorical events to elucidate the topic.
Astonishingly in Satpath Brahaman we find reference regarding the rule of King Bharata (predecessor of Kaurav and Pandavs) in Rhodesia .
Besides many inconsistent legends inspired by epic of Ramayana are prevalent in African Communities and they basically refers to various activities of vanars.
Egypt basically derives its name from Ajpati which is one of the name of forefather of Rama. If analyse various legends prevalent in Egypt there we will found references of Dasratha(father of Rama). These facts can be very well established from various historical refernces of Brahamans.(for the proof of it see our article Blunders of Indian/World history)
15) RAMAYANA IN NORTH AMERICAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENTS:
Before Columbus discovered North American continent European people were not knowing about it. However A DE QNATREFAGES in his book, THE HUMAN SPECIES, categorically says that Chinese people were aware about the American continent and the use to have trade relations with them America was referred as Fad-Sang. Similarly in Japanese people it was known as Fad-See. Similarly, if we refer to various historical reference in Mahabharata, Valmiki Ramayana etc we will find that American continent has been reffered as Patal Desh(Patal means below foot). If we geographically see then we will find that American continent is just below the Indian Subcontinent. We will throw greater light on this issue in our topic, BLUNDERS OF INDIAN HISTORY/WORLD HISTORY.
But for your reference we are providing you some prevalent legends.
a) beautiful girl in Mexican tribal area till today are called as Ulopy. If we see in Mahabharata we find reference of Arjuna marrying girl named Ulopy who was daughter of King of Patal Desh.
b) W H Prescott in his book , ‘ History of conquest of Mexico’, provides various reference which prove that earlier civilization of American subcontinent have major similarities with that of Indian(Aryan) civilization.

According to writer of the book there is popular legend in Aztec community which state that a beautiful person named Quevtsal Katal came there from east and taught them various aspects of advanced civilization as a result his period was treated as golden era. He then went back to his original homeland because of persecution by some divine creature. This legends surprisingly does not throw light on the reasons why he returned.
Another interesting fact that has been stated by Prescott is that this legend is available in documented form. Now, none except Indian tradition can claim that they bear root to this legend. The same story has been narrated in Valmiki Ramayana, in uttarkand where it is mentioned that Salkantak Rakshas who dwelled in Lanka were persecuted by Vishnu. Due to this persecution they left Lanka and went to Patal Desh. The leader of this group was Sumali. According to Ramayana they lived in Patal Desh for long time. When they found condition congenial they returned to their homeland.
It is for readers to decide when such conclusive proof are there to establish that epic of Ramayana is not mythological legend but it is historical evidence which bears testimony to various legends prevalent around the world. Till today play named Ramasitotav is played in various communities of Mexico. To our amazement Rama has been mentioned in Bible, new testament, Mathew ch 2/18, where it is mentioned “ his voices was heard in RAMA”. Rama is proper noun there, now it is for biblical society to define who was Rama and why he has been mentioned in Bible.
Even the name of Dasratha and Ayodhya are there in Bible.
Now we would pose some tickling questions to the historians:
1) Why month of fasting among muslims is called Ramadhan ?
2) Why place in Gazastrip is called Ramallaha ?
3) Why place in London is named as Ramsgate ?
4) Why capital of Italy is known as Rome(misnomer of Rama)
We can provide various examples where word Rama has been used as suffix or prefix with the names of various historical places/persons or misnomer of Rama has been used as name for historical places/persons. None of the historical evidence provides conclusive answer to these facts unless we take Indian historical evidences into account.
Two semetic religion, christian and islam have inflicted unparalleled havoc on historical data and buildings. They destroyed all the libraries/monuments of historical importance which does not confer their beliefs.

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2 comments on “WHO WAS RAMA? MYTH OR HISTORICAL HERO

  1. Bijender Tanwar
    December 1, 2014

    Dr. Pradeep, excellent, I cant believe you can write so much deep thoughts with good information
    and so many pages in one day and doing his practice too, how this is possible ? Salute to you.
    it will take many days to read it.

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