An Online Encyclopedia on Mahabharat was launched

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Bangalore, Jan 05 (UNI) Dr Kasturi Rangan, Rajya SEnabha member and Director National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) has described 'Mahabharat' as an epic poem of India with vast treasure house of Indian culture.

Addressing after inaugurating the two-day National Workshop for Regional Editors of the Encyclopedia of the Mahabharata here today Dr Kasturi Rangan informed that the epic Mahabharat was a greatest literary gift to the world which touches all aspects of the learning.

Stating that through the application of the Space Archaeology it would be possible to look into deep surface of the earth and unfold historical evidences Dr Kasturi Rangan exhorted the historian to exploit the technology for the benefit of the mankind.

Dr Kalyan Raman, Director, Saraswathi Nadi Shodha Prakalp, Chennai, who also spoke on the occasion maintained that the Saraswathi river did exist in the north-western part of ancient India and disappeared due to geological reasons. "The trace of the flow of Saraswathi river, the Mahabharata battle was fought on its bank can be found by the images released by the ISRO" he said.

Dr Kalyan Raman also maintained that the controversial Rama Sethu bridging India with Sri Lanka was also submerged due to geological changes and "It did exist" he said.

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