Vaalmeeki Raamaayan | Notes-V-Raamaayan
|4-26-64-Distance of Lankaa|
V-Raamayan, 4/26/64 says that Hanumaan had to cross 100 Yojan wide sea to reach to Lankaa.
Valmiki Ramayan, 5/1, Shlok 76]
Valmiki Ramayan, 5/2, Shlok 3]
To explain this anomaly, we need to consider that around the time of Raamaayan, the distance was lot more than the current sixty miles. This is in sync with the current theories by geologists that the ocean between India and the current Sri Lanka had been replaced by land mass over a period of time. Most of the land to the south of current Raghunaath Pur had been covered by landmass in antiquity.
Also according to Raamaayan, the mountains Trikoot, Lamb and Suvail were to the north of Lankaa, but currently these mountains are found in the southern part of Lankaa. This suggests that the Northern parts of current Lankaa were submerged in water during the Raamaayan period.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 01/04/13