It proves that the opinions of the Archaeological Survey are not believable. Valmiki calls it Nala Setu, so also Vyasa in the Mahabharata calls it Nala Setu. Valmiki has written in clear words that Nala erected the Setu using trees. I have already published a book in Marathi, “Vastava Ramayana”, which shows the true historicity of the Ramayana, fixing the dates of almost 50 incidents in Rama’s life.
Valmiki never says that the rocks floated on water. Rama was a true historic person and Valmiki has written a true history, though he used the form of poetry.
The Archaeological survey of India stated that the contents of the Valimiki Ramayan cannot be a historical record, because there is no proof to the characters and events, depicted therein.
This statement is agonizing because there is ample evidence in the Valmiki Ramayana to prove that it is history.
Valmiki wrote a true history, but later it was perverted by devotional writings like that of Tulasidas, in the 15Valmiki is keen to state the sea, there, was shallow and so boats could not go in to the sea.
Why should they suppose that the stones floated on water?
The astronomical dating of the events in the two great historical texts of the ancient world, Ramayana and Mahabharata indicate that Ramayana took place at around 5000 BCE, while Mahabharata took place around 3000 BCE.
For example, Tarzan and Sherlock Homes are not at all referred to by other authors.
The generators of those characters have not mentioned even the father and mother of their heroes. Seeta is referred to again and again, place to place, even in Lanka, which is at least 1500 miles away from the residence of Rama and Valmiki. Sugreeve told them to search for Seeta to the end of the east, which is demarcated by a golden, three branched, Tala tree, which shines from the top to bottom, carved on Uday Mountain.