The government filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court which clearly denies the historical existence of Shri Rama on this earth.
However, the strong opposing political parties, and other Hindu activists forced that the givernment withdrew the affidavit.
Right now, it is the 28th chaturyugi, and we are still in the first charan (period) of this chaturyugi.
In present times various books dealing with stories of Rama are prevalent in India and around the world.We will throw light on this issue in the latter part of this article.Nevertheless, they were supported from unexpected quarters like the Hurriyat conference from Kashmir.Hurriayat also claimed that scientific or historical evidence is not the yardstick to judge various issues related to religion.We present an insightful article by eminent scholar of Vedas and History – Sri Rajveer Arya (aryarajveer @ gmail.com) written three years ago on the issue of Sri Rama being a myth or a historical legend.
Its evident from the facts that Sir Rama was not only an Indian legend but a global phenomenon.Some Hindu organizations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad, claim that posing questions relating to the existence of Rama cannot be simply answered by scientific or historical data.The existence of Rama is basically a question of faith for millions of people.(The calculations of chaturyugies will be dealt with in another topic called “Age of present shristi”).The difficulties encountered in establishing chronological correctness of historical events for the period before Christ will be dealt with in the other article called “Blunders of History.” Another interesting fact that has been mentioned in Valmiki’s Ramayana is that the maternal home of Bharat and Shatrughan was in a country where transportations took place in the form of vehicles being propelled by dogs or deers.There can be nothing more shameful than living in India and yet denigrating one of its greatest role models.