Soon after hearing the whereabouts of Mother Sita from Hanumanji , Lord Sri Rama marches from Kishkindha(Hampi) towards Lanka along with Vanara army and reaches the sea shore at Thirupullani in Tamilnadu. Looking at the ocean , Lord Rama decides to summon Samudrarajan ( the king of the sea ) to pave way for HIS army .
Lord Rama like any ordinary human being submits a prayer to Samudrarajan . Lord Rama further sitting on dharbam ( kusa grass ) fasts for three days to invoke Samudraraja’s attention.
However , Samudrarajan puffed up with ego does not turn up . Lord Rama decides to teach Samudrarajan a lesson and takes a sankalpam to dry up the ocean with HIS mighty kodhandam.
Samudrarajan noticing LORDs mood repents for his folly and seeks forgiveness and pleads LORD Rama to build a bridge with rocks over the sea waters. (NASA has proved the existence of a bridge from SEthukarai) The ever compassionate Lord Rama who is a “saranagatha vatsalan” forgives him but as the arrow cannot go waste, Lord Rama aims at Samudrarajan’s enemies at Durmagulayam on the North-western part of India at present day “Rajasthan” on Samudrarajan’s request and destroys them. That place got dried up immediately and is the present day can be seen as Thar desert.
Geological Survey of India during their recent excavations have proved the presence of rock salt in huge quantities. This is the evidence that water body existed at that place. It is a coincidence that nuclear scientists have chosen this place for conducting Nuclear Tests .
For more info on adiyens piligrimage please check the SRI RAMA ANU YATHIRAI (1) and (2) in the blog posts
Adiyen Ramanuja dasan
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