Ram Setu Bridge

According to the Hindu epic Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, In how many days, the Rama Setu Bridge was built?


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It took a total of 5 days to build the great brigde 'Rama Setu'.

On the first day, fourteen Yojanas of bridge were constructed by the monkeys speedily, thrilled with delight as they were, resembling elephants.

In the same manner, on the second day twenty Yojanas of bridge were constructed speedily by the monkeys of terrific bodies and of mighty strength.

Thus, on the third day twenty-one Yojanas of the bridge were constructed in the ocean speedily by the monkeys with their colossal bodies.

On the forth day, a further of twenty-two Yojanas were constructed by the dashing monkeys with a great speed.

In that manner, on the fifth day, the monkeys working quickly constructed twenty-three yojanas of the bridge up to the other seashore.

Since the Bridge was 100 Yojanas in length Therefore, the above calculations also add up to 100.

The celestials and Gandharvas, the heavenly musicians saw Nala's bridge, having a width of ten yojanas and a length of hundred yojanas and which was very difficult to be built.

Source: Valmiki Ramayana-Yuddha Kanda-Chapter 22

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