Does Ram Setu really exist
Why did Rama build a bridge to Lanka?
Why was the option of crossing the ocean by boat not chosen?
Sita sent a message via Hanuman that Rama should arrive in Lanka within a month:
जीवितम् धारयिष्यामि मासम् दशरथ आत्मज || ५-६५-२४
ऊर्ध्वम् मासान् न जीवेयम् रक्षसाम् वशम् आगता |
"O Rama! I will sustain my life for a month. After falling into the control of the demons, I cannot survive more than a month."
II.Rama's army was huge
बलम् चाकाशमावृत्य सर्वतो दशयोजनम् |
तत्त्वभूतम् महारज क्षिप्रम् वेदितुमर्हसि || ६-२०-६
"O Monarch! Your army is deployed within ten yojanas (eighty miles) on all sides. You must ascertain this truth quickly."
तानि कोटि सहस्राणि वानराणाम् महाओजसाम् |
बध्नन्तः सागरे सेतुम् जग्मुः पारम् महाउदधेः || ६-२२-७७
Those thousand million monkeys in one great spectacle reached the other side of the great ocean shortly after building this bridge over the sea.
Boats and boaters were not available in this large number, so building boats and organizing boatmen would have taken more time.Also, only a few rakshasas lived in the water, so they could attack boats.Defense on boats was a little tricky.
Which alternative solution was then chosen?
Rama asked Sea God to guide him so that his army could get to Lanka:
तस्य रामस्य सुप्तस्य कुश आस्तीर्णे मही तले |
नियमाद् अप्रमत्तस्य निशास् तिस्रो अतिचक्रमुः || ६-२१-१०
According to Scripture, Rama, who was dedicated to his sacred vow, stayed there for three nights while he slept on the Kusha-grass floor.
न च दर्शयते मन्दस् तदा रामस्य सागरः |
प्रयतेन अपि रामेण यथा अर्हम् अभिपूजितः || ६-२१-१२
Although the negligent ocean was honored for its worth by the self-subjugated Rama, it did not appear to Rama in his personal form.
Then Rama got angry and said the following to Sea
शरनिर्दग्धतोयस्य परिशुष्कस्य सागर |
मया निहतसत्त्वस्य पांसुरुत्पद्यते महान् || ६-२२-२
मत्कार्मुकनिसृष्टेन शरवर्षेण सागर |
परम् तीरम् गमिष्यन्ति पद्भिरेव प्लवङ्गमाः || ६-२२-३
"O ocean! A huge strip of sand will appear when your water is consumed by my arrows; when you are dried out and the creatures that inhabit you are destroyed by me."
"With a torrent of arrows fired from my bow, our monkeys can even get to the other bank on foot; O ocean!"
And when Rama was about to release Brahmastra, Sea God appeared and uttered these words:
अयम् सौम्य नलो नाम तनुजो विश्व कर्मणः |
पित्रा दत्त वरः श्रीमान् प्रतिमो विश्व कर्मणः || ६-२२-४४
एष सेतुम् महाउत्साहः करोतु मयि वानरः |
तम् अहम् धारयिष्यामि तथा हि एष यथा पिता || ६-२२-४५
"Oh, excellent man! This one, called Nala, a wonderful person, is the son of Vishvakarma; who has received a blessing from his father and is equal to Visvakarma."
"Let this very energetic monkey build a bridge over me. I can hold that bridge. He's just like his father."
And Rama accepted this suggestion.
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