Are Puranas Real?
“Why do you believe in Gods like Rama and Krishna? They are just mythological heroes or puranic story characters and of course NOT real Gods…” a question from another ABCD (American-Born Confused Desi). (Desi=Indian) His name is Jayanth Mathews – born to Hindu mother and Christian father from Kerala.
Jayanth has some exposure to Indian and Christian literature. He is a kind of agnostic. He continued: “Uday uncle, I can accept that life of Jesus Christ as history. But Rama and Krishna are just myths…”
“It is, in fact, the other way around. Apart from Bible there is hardly any contemporary literature that even mentions about Jesus Christ. But there are more than 300 literatures, scriptures or versions of Ramayana from many countries around the world that talk about the biography of Rama. Krishna was also mentioned in hundreds of scriptures during his time. I am sure Jesus Christ as well as Rama and Krishna were historical characters. There could be some exaggeration in their stories, like, even today, we accept a movie hero who bashes hundreds of villain with bare hands…”Please continue reading at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9PAGLT
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