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The Floating Rocks Of Rameshwaram

The Unsolved Mystery Of Mythology:

Are you looking for The Floating Rocks Of Rameshwaram then check out this post to know more. The mystery belongs to Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. There is the bridge of floating stones known as (Ram Sethu), across the Pamber Island of India to Mannar Island in Sri Lanka.

Usually rocks don’t float on water but in this case, there is a long bridge of stones of about 30 Km long and 3Km wide bridge is floating between India and Sri Lanka. There is a strong belief in Hindu mythology that the bridge was constructed by Vanar Sena, who were under the leadership of the Lord Shri Ram. They all went to Sri Lanka by this bridge to rescue his wife Sita from Ravan.

List of Floating Rocks

  • Floating Rocks
  • THEORY-1 (Pumice Rocks)
  • THEORY-2
  • DRAWBACKS
  • Never-Ending Discussion

There are many theories introduced to solve this mystery. But no one can come to a solid result for this floating stone bridge.

Floating Rocks

The Floating Rocks:

It is believed that in our mythology it is written that only that stone floats on the water on which the name of Lord Shri Ram was engraved. But scientists have their different believe so, there is a constant verbal dispute between scientists and people.

According to the people who believe in god and mythology have an opinion that the stones are floating only because of the name of Lord Shri Ram, because he is considered as the avatar of Lord Vishnu and has supernatural powers which makes him different from other humans.

And if we think from the scientists’ perspective, the story changes. There are mainly two theories believed to be applicable.

Floating Rocks

THEORY-1 (Pumice Rocks):

Actually, pumice rock is a stone, it is made from hot flowing lava from volcanoes. There is very high temperature in volcanoes of about (1600 degree C ), when the hot lava comes out of the volcano and meets cool air and cool water, the air and water get in the pores of rocks and later got freeze in the pores of the rock which makes the rocks light weighted, so it floats.

DRAWBACKS :

  1. The rocks found on Ram Sethu has not the same composition as of the pumice rocks.
  2. Also, the color of pumice rocks is white and grey generally but the rocks found on Ram Sethu has black color.

 

THEORY-2:

This theory is about stone having different densities, it is explained as the less dense part of the rock will touch the water surface and float on it easily because the density of the rock is smaller as compared to the water.

But this theory has also some drawbacks.

Floating Rocks

Never-Ending Discussion:

So, the topic of floating stones is a never-ending topic between scientists and the people who believe in mythologies and god.

So, keep it aside we just need to appreciate this wonder of nature and enjoy it by visiting there.