Adam's Bridge


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Adam's Bridge

also Ra·ma's Bridge  (rä′məz)
A chain of shoals extending about 29 km (18 mi) between India and Sri Lanka. According to Hindu legend, the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife from the demon king Ravana.
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Adam's Bridge, also known as Rama Setu, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka.
Summary: The Council had last year in March said it would conduct an underwater exploration study to see whether the Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge was a natural or an artificial phenomenon
With permission from the Navy, we can take our guests upto Adam's Bridge - the sand bank between Sri Lanka and India which we approach on a dinghy because the water is so shallow.
Adam's Bridge, also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka.
Connected with the subcontinent by the Adam's Bridge, a loose group of tiny, almost invisible mountains submerged in the sea, the Sri Lankans are not particularly fond of belonging to the subcontinent.
Some experts have also expressed concern about the course tsunami waves may take if the shoals of Adam's Bridge are dredged to make way for the navigation canal.
At the center of the controversy is "Ram Sethu" (called "Adam's Bridge" in English), an 18-mile-long coral and limestone shoal linking Tamil Nadu in India with Mannar Island off the coast of Sri Lanka.
It was with disbelief that when I enquired, I was told that the passage between the two countries was blocked by an impassible barrier known as Adam's Bridge, an area of shallow and treacherous sand bars with pounding seas.
of Adam's Bridge at net ''It's 18 songs, double vinyl, gatefold sleeve, CD and cassette.
27 Between which two nations does the 30-mile chain of shoals known as Adam's Bridge lie?
The Capability Brown landscaped grounds, and Robert Adam's bridge over the lake, have also undergone restoration, and in years to come extensive planting will no doubt mature into something splendid.
In Flores' understanding, the "Sea of Ceylon" comprises the Gulf of Mannar, Pamban Channel, Palk Strait, and the area between Jaffna and the Mannar Channel; however, the main interest rests with the stretch of water to the south of Adam's Bridge. The first chapter deals with the shipping routes and the rhythm of trade and traffic ("circulation") in these areas.