Ramayana and King Ravana – Legend or a Part of History?

Posted by Roses on December 17, 2011
King Ravana

The King Ravana in his true Demon Form

It has been theorized that some of the gods and goddesses of mythologies may have been representations of world leaders of the times. Rarely though, is evidence found to conclusively link ancient legends to something tangible. However, one ancient story that has been regarded as simply an old legend may have some basis in reality. It is the Hindu story of Ramayana and the evidence that the antagonist of the tale, Ravana, may actually have existed.

In 2008, it was reported that the mountain area of Noroliya had unearthed some very interesting discoveries that have caused some to believe that maybe the Hindu legends of old were not merely fables. The Ramayana is one of two epics allegedly written by Valmiki that many scientists in Sri Lanka had written off as being merely an old tale until the discovery of a very old coffin and some stones got the entire community in a state of wonder. For it was, many believe, not just any coffin but rather …

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