The government filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court which clearly denies the historical existence of Shri Rama on this earth.
However, the strong opposing political parties, and other Hindu activists forced that the givernment withdrew the affidavit.
Therefore, no government or any other party can deny the existence of Rama.
Some of these so-called “great advocates” of Hinduism did not show guts to take on the Government/Karunanidhi, and proved that Rama is as historical fact and not a myth.
Hence, whether Rama existed or not cannot be decided on basis of scientific or historical findings.
This issue will be resolved in another topic called “Blunders of Indian History”).
Hence, we have to first analyze various facts regarding Rama, and his epic, Ramayana, before arriving on any final verdict.
Maharishi Valmiki, in order to guide the future generations, decided to write a historical epic that can help everyone follow a path of morality and righteousness. Later on, he consulted Narada Muni, who in return suggested him to write about Rama, the son of Dasratha, who was born in the clan of Raghu. This book throws light on the lineage of Raghu, and also states various kings who ruled after Rama.
(The calculations of chaturyugies will be dealt with in another topic called “Age of present shristi”).
The difficulties encountered in establishing chronological correctness of historical events for the period before Christ will be dealt with in the other article called “Blunders of History.” Another interesting fact that has been mentioned in Valmiki’s Ramayana is that the maternal home of Bharat and Shatrughan was in a country where transportations took place in the form of vehicles being propelled by dogs or deers.