The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has cleared a analysis proposal involving the Ram Setu. In accordance with a Instances of India report, the venture includes an underwater exploration that can decide the age of the setu (bridge) and the way it was shaped. The analysis will start this yr itself.
The venture was accepted by the Central Advisory Board on Archaeology, a physique below the ASI. The venture was mooted by the CSIR-Nationwide Institute of Oceanography, Goa.
The Ram Setu is a sequence of shoals between Pamban Island (also called Rameswaram Island) in Tamil Nadu of India and Mannar Island in Sri Lanka. In accordance with previous geological proof, the construction is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.
In accordance with Professor Sunil Kumar Singh, director, NIO, the research shall be based mostly on archaeological antiquities, radiometric and thermoluminescence courting to geological timescale and different supporting environmental knowledge, the TOI report stated.
The radiometric approach shall be used to find out the age of the 48-km-long bridge. The venture assumes each spiritual and political significance. In accordance with Ramayana, a ‘vanar sena’ had initially constructed the bridge over the ocean to assist lord Ram cross over to Sri Lanka to rescue his spouse Sita.
The NIO will use its analysis vessels, Sindhu Sadhana or Sindhu Sankalp to gather samples of sediment core 35-40 beneath the water stage.