Bangalore, Sep 13 (UNI) Renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today denounced the Centre's affidavit before the Supreme Court on the Ram Sethu issue stating that there was no historical evidence to establish existence of Sri Ram.
In a statement issued from Germany, Sri Sri Ravishankar said that ''Ramayana and Mahabharata are called Itihasas. Itihas means it happened. This means that Sri Ram did exist as recorded in the Ramayana. The ancient seers had made clear distinction between Puranas and Itihasas. Puranas are mythological, symbolic stories and Itihasas are that which actually happened''.
He said one could not dismiss Sri Ram as a mythological character just because a lot of miracles were reported in his life and there are no scientific evidences to prove them. ''There were unproven miracles in the lives of the religious figures of other faiths'' he said adding ''if we dismiss Sri Ram as fictitious character, then we have to dismiss all the miracles in the lives of Jesus, Moses and Mohammed as myths'' he added.