Geographical sites:

  • India (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #50004)
    Pleiades_icon India region Geocontext: Barrington Atlas grid 5 D2
    Description: An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 5 D2 India

Citations:

Text #9025

Mandelkehr. The 2300 BC Event. Series: The 2300 BC Event. Vol. 1
[p. 81]

Rise in sea level around southern India with a maximum around 2000 BC (From Mathur1)

”…Arriving at last at the extremity of their island, they beheld a smooth and narrow arm of the sea, and beyond it a vast and apparently boundless country, connected with their island by a nrrow and rocky pathway, arising from the bosom of the waters.” After they crossed the rocky pathway, “no sooner did they touch the shore, than trees, flowers, fruit, birds, all that they had seen from the opposite side, vanished amidst a terrible clamor… the rocks by which they had crossed sank beneath the waves, a few sharp peaks alone remaining above the surface to indicate the place of the bridge, which had been destroyed by divine displeasure.”

This story is valuable for the links it brings together. First, the land separation is associated with the closing of the Indian Paradise, possibly reflecting the poorer climatic conditions starting at that time. Second, the literature states that the couple was driven out of Paradise by Ravana, the Prince of the Rakshasos. The Rakshasos are shown to represent falling meteoroids…

  1. U. B. Mathur: “Chronology of Harappan Port Towns of Gujarat in the Light of Sea Level Changes During the Holocene”, Man and Environment Vol. 27/2 (2002), pp. 61-67.

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