Even Goswami Tulsidas, who is unanimously accepted as THE SIDDH PURUSH of KALYUG, compromised on the historical facts as mentioned in Valmiki’s Ramayan and reduced Karmic content and propagated Bhakti through his RAMCHARITMANAS.
Every Hindu has to decide whether Ramayan was History of Treta Yug or a story/myth. If you accept Ramayan as History the questions that you would be required to answer are:
1. What exactly is the definition of Human avatar?My Ans: Human avatar of God like Shri Ram and Mata Sita were totally human and never used any supernatural or miraculous powers. Otherwise what examples they will set for humanity to follow in case they were using such powers?
2. What is the definition of Rakshas?My Ans: Rakshas were humans who, during the long difficult time of passage through sea, during the period of Matsya avatar, started consuming human meat as there was scarcity of food. Eating of human flesh became their habit.
3. Did any of the characters in Ramayan had supernatural powers?My Ans: NO; Ramayan is history of humans with the rider that Shri Ram and Mata Sita were Avatars of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
4. Were Vaanars monkeys or evolved humans with tail?My Ans: Vaanars were evolved humans with tail. Monkeys NEVER had any such thing as succession like Angad coroneted Yuvraj. Neither can animals be educated, they can be taught skills. Hanuman Ji was highly educated and was a student of an institution called Surya.
5. If Vimaans were there, was there sophistication/ scientific growth in other areas too?My Ans: Unlike steam engine, Vimaans or sophisticated airplanes are NOT the first stage of scientific growth. Vimaans come after multiple stage of scientific growth. Obviously so much of scientific growth must have been possible by growth in other areas too like health, communication, sophistication in weapons, other areas.
6. Was Shiv Dhanush a weapon of mass destruction?My Ans: Yes, Shiv Dhanush was a LOADED weapon of mass destruction. Due to mass destruction caused by earlier wars fought between Parashuram forces and kingdoms, the knowhow to dismantle it was lost. Janak wanted, through Swamber, to get this weapon dismantled.
If you feel Ramayan is history and not a myth, it is your responsibility to remove the coating of myth from this history. DHARM GURUS will not do this. Your inability to take correct decision will destroy the future of Hindu Society. The amount of emotional content of religion has been increased to alarming level that we have started feeling that we Hindus are second class citizen of India. The obvious reason is because we are unable to assert ourselves.