Rama Setu – A National Monument and The Symbol of National Unity

Rama Setu: The Shree rama setu connects Pamban Island or Rameswaram Island of Tamil Nadu to Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. Rama Setu also known as Adam’s Bridge is ancient bridge of 30 km long separates the Palk Strait with Gulf of Mannar. Adam’s Bridge should declared as a national monument of Bharat.

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Bridge of The Sea

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Rama Setu is mentioned in the Ramayana, the floating stones used by Hanuman and Vanara Sena to connect India with Lanka. The Bridge was built by Vanara Sena of Lord Rama to reach Lanka and rescue Sita from the king Ravana.

Pamban Island

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The beautiful Pamban Island is the main port ,harbour, a fishing village and entry point for the one of the major four Hindu pilgrimage center The Rameswaram. Pamban Island is situated 11 kilometres from Rameswaram and formed by shoals of Rama Setu and Mannar Island which is separate by Palk Strait and Palk Bay.

Rameswaram

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The Rameswaram is located in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu state of India. Rameswaram in Pamban Island is conneted through famous Pamban Bridge to mainland India and one of the holiest places to Hindus and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage, center of Rameswaram.

Pamban Road and Rail Bridge

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Pamban Bridge or Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge is second longest sea bridge in India connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to Indian mainland. Famous Pamban Bridge refers to both the cantilever railway bridge and the road bridge on the Palk Strait. Pamban Bridge is 2.3 km long rail bridge and ships pass under the bridge.