Hence, whether Rama existed or not cannot be decided on basis of scientific or historical findings.
This is basically associated with religious sentiments of millions of people around the world, and therefore the interference of any government or political party is undesired.
When the two brothers returned to Ayodhya from their maternal home, they crossed many places covered by snow, and were also dressed up in clothes made of wool.
Now, the location in which this episode took place is yet to be ascertained.
(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.
So, now the point of the argument is that if Rama was a mythological character, then how did Valmiki provide the history of Rama’s forefathers?
Each chaturyugis consist of Krita (satyuga), traita, dwapar, and kaliyuga. So far, twenty-seven chaturyugies have already been passed.Right now, it is the 28th chaturyugi, and we are still in the first charan (period) of this chaturyugi.It is a well-known fact that Rama was born during the latter part of traita.This particular view is also supported by the fact that when Hanuman travelled to Shri Lanka in the search of Sita, over there he saw elephants having four teeth.
Hence, this is now an issue for archaeologists/biologists to ascertain when did such elephants exist on earth?
Nevertheless, they were supported from unexpected quarters like the Hurriyat conference from Kashmir.