His paper on the war’s dating will be part of a book of research on the Mahabharata that I-Serve plans to bring out later this year.
That is when Kali Yug is supposed to have started and Dwapar Yug came to an end. Here are a few dates that can be identified with respect to the dates by Dr.
So, Bansal’s dates are a few decades prior to Achar’s dates. Achar: Mahabharat dates and Historical Events Interestingly, the decades when Dwapar Yug is supposed to have ended and Kali Yug supposed to have started as per these dates..
This is the sky just before the Battle of Kurukshetra, according to Bhatnagar, an astronomer who has spent the years since his retirement— as additional director general from the Positional Astronomy Centre of the Indian Meteorological Department—extracting astronomical references from the Mahabharata.
By tracing the winter solstice and the autumnal equinox indicated in the text, he has found a time bracket of 1,000 years.
There exists a long tradition of astronomical dating of Indian epics (done by studying celestial events like eclipses, comets, and planetary positions mentioned in texts), some by scholars, and now with easily available software packages, increasingly by amateurs.
A quick search on the internet would have you believe that astronomy has already proved the veracity of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, with countless websites carrying contradictory data. Take the case of the discrepant dating that astronomy throws up for the Mahabharata.Pandit has based his research on work of Dr Narhari Achar (a professor of physics at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, in the US). However, another person has used dates and astronomical events to zero in on the dates of that time, Arun K Bansal.According to him, Krishna was born on July 21, 3228 BC and died at 2 pm on February 18, 3102 BC.However, when it comes to the Ramayana and the history of Lord Rama, there have been numerous authors who have accepted the Ramayana as a history of ancient events.For example, the first Governor General of India, Sri Rajaji, wrote on the Ramayana and called it a history, as also did the English Indologist Sir William Jones.In terms of people from earth observing the stars, it looks like the constellations of the zodiac move counter-cyclical to the earth's motion around the sun.