Ram Sethu submerges due to geological changes: SNSP

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Bangalore, Jan 5 (UNI) The controversial 'Ram Sethu', bridging India with Sri Lanka, submerged due to geological changes and ''it did exist'', according to Saraswathi Nadi Shodha Prakalp(SNSP).

Speaking at a two-day National Workshop for Regional Editors of the Encyclopedia here, SNSP Director Kalyan Raman said the Saraswati river also did exist in the north-western part of ancient India and disappeared due to geological reasons.

''The trace of the flow of Saraswati river, the Mahabharata battle was fought on its banks, can be found by the images released by the ISRO'' he added.

Lauding the effort initiated by the 'Mahabharat Samshodhan Pratishtan' for bringing out an encyclopedia, 'Mahabharatha Wiki', Dr Raman said it would give an authentic, insightful, scholarly and critical presentation of the Mahabharata as a standard source of reference.

Rajya Sabha Member and Director of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Kasturi Rangan said, ''the Mahabharat was a great literary gift to the world which touches all aspects of learning''.

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

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