Astronomical Dating of the Mahabharata War by Dieter Koch (Paperback)

Astronomical Dating of the Mahabharata War by Dieter Koch (Paperback)

The missing 28th nakshatra is Abhijeeta. Remedial measures are in general the high-water mark of all realistic predictive astrology work and go a long way in mitigating Karma. There are several dasha systems, each with its own utility and area of application. Further proportional sub-divisions can be made but error margin based on accuracy of the birth-time grows exponentially. Grahas — planets[ edit ] Nine grahas Navagrahas are used. Even otherwise, Grahas are always busy capturing us in some way or other, for better or for worse. Gocharas — transits[ edit ] The natal chart shows the position of the grahas at the moment of birth. Since that moment, the grahas have continued to move around the zodiac, interacting with the natal chart grahas.

Possible Date of the Mahabharata war

Following is the full text of the article, as several readers have asked for it: For thousands of years, we have believed in the divinity of Shri Krishna. For us he was a Karmayogi par excellence who gave us action oriented philosophy of life in the form of Bhagavad Gita. But questions have constantly haunted us as to whether Krishna was a historical or mythical character and whether the war of Mahabharata was actually fought.

Till recently, we did not have the wherewithal to search for and establish the truth.

astronomical and calendrical informations contained in the Mahābhārata Epic are based on a lunar mansions system that has its initial point at the lunar mansion Kṛttikā (the Pleiades).

The Mahabharat, orginally written by Sage Ved Vyas in Sanskrut, has been translated and adapted into numerous languages and has been set to a variety of interpretations. Dating back to “remote antiquity”, it is still a living force in the life of the Indian masses. Incidently, the dating of the Mahabharat War has been a matter of challenge and controversy for a century or two. European scholars have maintained that the events described in the ancient Sanskrut texts are imaginary and subsequently, the Mahabharat derived to be a fictitiou tale of a war fought between two rivalries.

Starting from the so- called Aryan invasion into Bharat, the current Bharatiya chronology starts from the compilation of the Rigved in B. In the meantime, the Brahmanas, Samhi- tas, Puranas, etc. Where does the Ramayan and Mahabharat fit in? Some say that the Ramayan follows Mahabharat and some opine otherwise.

In all this anarchy of Indian histography, the date of the Mahabharat the mythical story!


Thank you for subscribing. Aiyer had published a previous paper in the same journal fixing the date of the beginning of the Kaliyuga from four different sources: Vedanga Jyotisha — B. Gargacharya — a few years prior to B. Aiyer concluded that the Kaliyuga began with the winter solstice immediately preceding the commencement of the Kollam Andu, or at the end of B.

Dating Ramayana & Mahabharata Mahabharata war occurred in BC. Learn how Nilesh Oak used astronomical evidence to prove it. with the help of specific astronomy evidence, why Mahabharata war did not happen anytime after BCE and why Ramayana did not happen anytime after 10, BCE.

I have made this effort for the following reasons: All the previous dates by various scholars are from misunderstood quotes, incorrect translations and incorrect conversions between the Gregorian calendar and the Indian astronomical calendar. These scholars here spent a lot of effort to come up with theses dates, and must be commended. However, these dates, if they do not match with all of the original quotes, cannot be accepted.

Some Indian scholars and leaders also believe the same. Therefore, I decided to investigate further. Since the powerful PCs with very accurate astronomical programs like Planetarium have become available, it is possible to construct the sky map of any day and time in the past and review the positions of the planets and other astronomical events.

Eclipses have become very predictable and accurate now, and are a great tool to date the past events.

The Scientific Dating of the Ramayana

Abstract Mahabharata war is considered by many to be a historical event. The epic states that a singularly ominous pair of eclipses occurred in — Thirteen days — some time before the war. Using modern astronomical software, our article shows that a number of Thirteen day eclipse pairs were visible in Kurukshethra.

Astronomical events mentioned in MB are used to calculate the date of the MB War. One such event is the death of Bheeshma on a winter solstice day, Magh Shukla Ashtami. From this date one calculates the date of MB as follows.

Significance of Mahabharata dating Several Scholars have attempted to date the epic. The Mahabharata is sometimes called as the sheet anchor of the Hindu history. The Hindu literature of Puranas refer to the events anterior to Mahabharata in the past tense and the event posterior to Mahabharata in future tense. The Mahabharata also occupies an important position in the Vedic Samhitas.

In the Rig Veda the oldest contemporaneous Bharatha king mentioned is Divodasa. In view of the significance of Mahabharata literature, the dating of Mahabharata assumes significance. The Mitanni evidence is dated to B. The date arrived in the paper is B. This date matches with the Mitanni evidence. Navagrahas occupy a very important role in the Hindu calendar and worship.

They are worshipped in most Hindu temples. A Hindu devotee pays his respects to Navagrahas by circumambulating them nine times.

Dating of Mahabharata

Hinduism , the religion of nearly one billion people mostly of South Asian provenance or descent, is notoriously difficult to define or even to describe with accuracy and comprehensiveness. Like all complex and ancient religious traditions, it is problematic to speak about Hinduism as if it were one monolithic religion rather than merely a label for many different traditions.

The conglomeration of religious traditions sheltered under this umbrella incorporates a bewildering array of texts, beliefs, practices, and sects—so disparate a collection that some modern scholars have questioned the legitimacy of artificially unifying them. According to these scholars, one cannot really speak about a single Hinduism but at best only a variety of Hinduisms.

Dating Mahabharata based on astrological interpretation of planetary position. This is a research work on arriving at the date of Mahabharata based on the analysis of planetary position given in Mahabharata.

He is the central figure in the Mahabharata Epic and the Bhagavadgita. Link to Biography in Wikipedia Source Notes The birth date and chart of Lord Krishna is speculative, and even his birth year is unknown and debated. The main date and chart provided on this page is based on a proposal of the Indian astrologer Bangalore Venkata Raman in his book “Notable Horoscopes”, p. The positions of the planets given by Raman cannot be reproduced exactly.

There is an error of about a degree with the Sun and the Moon and an error of several degrees with the other planets. This is explained by the fact that Raman in his time did not have access to high accuracy Nasa ephemerides. Jupiter, who is in sidereal Leo according to Raman, falls into Virgo with accurate calculation and using Raman ayanamsha. The other planets remain in the same signs. In Raman’s original chart, the Moon is below the horizon.

Since the Sanskrit verse quoted by him says that the moon was just rising.

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A number of astronomical references were taken into considerations (that were cited in the Mahabharata) for deducing the era of Mahabharata War. Ramesh Panchwagh used the Planetarium Software and found out that the Mahabharata War happened in BC.

The author arrives at a date of B. E for the Mahabharata War. E, whereas dates based on astronomical references vary anywhere between B. E to B. E hence such early dates are perhaps unlikely. In order to date the Bharata War one has to rely solely of literary evidence which can be divided into four broad categories: Gautama Buddha as a Historical MarkerNow one of the most important markers in early Indian history is the period of Gauatam Buddha which itself is built on a very shaky foundation.

But common consensus has it that he lived between B. This would give us a mid-point of B. E assuming mid-point or more appropriately in B. Now Udayana was the 25th ruler down from Nichakshu, the last Kuru king of Hastinapura. Assuming an average reign of Thus Nichakshu’s reign would have been somewhere B. Nichakshu himself was 5th in line from Parikshita whose birth is synchronized with Mahabharata war.

Vedic Science: Dating Mahabharata

A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama… Indology Did Rama exist? A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama worship has continued for thousands of years in India. Rama is also a hero in Indonesia despite it being a Muslim country , Thailand and in several other South East Asian countries. Without the weight of historical tradition, the Ramayana would have been swept away by the tidal waves of conquests that India suffered over a period of years.

A Ramayana ballet from Indonesia But there are others who argue that there is no proof Rama lived.

Ekkirala Vedavyas, author of Astronomical dating of the Mahabharata war, on LibraryThing LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

The epic states that a singularly ominous pair of eclipses occurred in – Thirteen days – some time before the war. Introduction Mahabharata is a great epic, and is one of the pillars of present day Hinduism. As is true of all such documents like bible stories, Scandinavian, Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian and other documented local folklore, the historical truths are likely to be anywhere between absolute truth to vivid imagination. An objective analysis can help in determining the likelihood of folklore being a historical fact or not.

It is perhaps the longest poem of its kind of such antiquity. It describes a period of draught, with many planetary positions. Then there is this clear reference to pair of eclipses occurring on 13th day as shown below. Lunar eclipse followed by solar eclipse on thirteenth day is in a single lunar month etc This reference to Thirteen day eclipse pair appears to be a unique astronomical observation. Another major issue issue of how did did observers of the period period define and determine determine period period between eclipses when no clocks existed, has been addressed.

Eclipses Lunar eclipse occurs when Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon. There are about lunar eclipses per century. Lunar eclipses can occur only at full moon, and can be either total or partial. Further they can be umbral and or penumbral.


Descendants of Lord Rama in the War of Mahabharata 0 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 BCE, while Mahabharata took place around BCE. So, it is but natural to ask, is there any mention about the descendants of Lord Rama in Mahabharata? Who were the descendants of Rama in the era of Mahabharata, and what was their role in the great war at Kurukshetra?

Did they side with the Pandavas, or with the Kauravas or did they remain neutral. And he fought on the side of the Kauravas in the Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra! On the thirteenth day of the Mahabharata war, Drona forms the Chakrya Vyuha formation, a seven-tier defensive spiral formation intended to capture Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers.

Aug 29,  · He had done the dating of the Mahabharata war using astronomy. I immediately tried to corroborate all his research using the regular Planetarium software and I came to the same conclusions.

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Indians Are Great: The Date of Mahabharta War

Achar writes in his commentary that all the Mahabharata text states is that the war took place sometime during the transition from Dwarpa to Kali Yuga and that this information is not sufficient to determine the exact date of the Mahabharata war, however, this lack of specific information need to not affect traditional celebrations of Gita Jayanti. Achar also insists that any extraneous data such as the beginning of Kaliyuga in BCE the so-called Aryabhata tradition or that Kaliyuga started with the passing away of Krishna in BCE the so-called Bhagavata tradition , lead to inconsistencies.

I wholeheartedly agree with the above points of Prof. He was among the first few individuals to test the existing claims for the year of Mahabharata war using astronomy software and this attempt of his ought to be recognized for what it is worth. The faithful already have all the information they need for the celebration of traditional festivals.

He relies on the following reference of the Mahabharata text.

Jun 23,  · How to square this with the astronomical calculations, I have the least clue. 6 thoughts on “ Archaeology, Astronomy & Mahabharata War ” sharonstjoan says: June 24, at am where we had to wait longer to get archaeological evidence for dating of Mahabharata which had already been solved by astronomy (By

From invasion to migration Archaeologist George Erdosy states that there is no evidence of South Asia being invaded by a barbaric race enjoying technological and military superiority, but the archaeological record does provide some support for small-scale migrations from Central to South Asia in the late 3rd or early 2nd millennia BCE. The modern Hindus have no memory of having invaded India, and the Dravidian people have no memory of having been conquered and displaced.

The modern archaeological record for South Asia indicates a history of significant cultural continuity Outside cultural influences did affect south Asian cultural development in later, especially historic, periods, but an identifiable cultural tradition has continued, an Indo-Gangetic Cultural Tradition linking social entities over a time period from the development of food production in the seventh millennium BC to the present.

They claim that these migrants proceeded to change the language and religion of the subcontinent, but without noticeably disrupting the development of the indigenous culture and without having any effect on the racial types of the people. They continue to maintain that the Rig-Veda was written towards the end of the 2nd millennium BCE — but this is completely untenable.

Since the s, there have been numerous genetic studies of Indian populations, often reaching divergent conclusions. The big question is: How much earlier and in what numbers? As Feuerstein et al. However, this is far from proven and is hotly contested. Walter de Gruyter, , p.

Dating of Rama – 12:30 pm, 10 Jan, 5114 BCE

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