People who belittle Ramayan as a mythology or a mere epic and Lord Ram as a fictitious character should be ready to give up their skepticism.
Another interesting point is that in the Suderkand section of the Valmiki Ramayana(5.4.27) elephants with four tusks are mentioned as standing at the gates of Ravana’s palace.
“We found that Kishkinda has a dry and moist climate which synchronises with what Valmiki has authored,” said Amrithalingam.
Chitrakuta and Dandakaranya regions mentioned in the epic are spread across the modern day Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, according to Krishna.
Lord Ram in his conversation with Sita and Lakshman speaks about the significance of plants and trees which they come across during their journey.
“Even today we have Sthala Vriksha (trees associated with each location) and plants which are worshipped.
All 182 plants (including flowers, trees, fruits) mentioned in the Ramayan have been found to be true.