The ancient stories of Ramayana have influenced the Indian culture and represents the heart of its traditions. When two Chennai botanists observed the detailed flora and fauna in the book. In order to complete their thesis they decided to travel from Ayodhya to Chitrakoot forest where Rama spent most of his 14 years exile. “We were confident that if we travel and check the details of vegetation given in the Ramayana we will have a proof that Valmiki was one of the best Fiction writer to be alive.” The duo finally began to trace their way travelling exactly how it discribes in the book.
“We were surprised, Valmiki was accurate with each and every details.” Of course they had to add the fact that lot has been changed since the days of Valmiki, but everything they observed only add up to their confidence. The research went on for 2 and a half years and they published their detailed study for PHD.
“Diverse types of animal and bird species of this region have been mentioned by Valmiki. These include hamsa (swan), karandava (coot), kraunca (pond heron), Mayura (peacock) and sarasa (crane). These are all visible in the region even today,” said Krishnamurthy. To further substantiate their work they moved to Sri Lanka for two months. Everything which was in the book turned out to be real one by one. Surprised they began to change the name of their research to, “Mahabharat did happen!”
This is not the first time when group of scientists or organizations have tried to test Ancient Indian history and have failed miserably or succedded. The Ram Setu bridge which still exists today as told in Ramayana is one of the biggest example. The satellite images and ocean study both confirms presence of an ancient bridge connecting both the continents.