Astronomical dating mahabharata war

then based on Mahabharata text descriptions, one can assert that Mahabharata occurred definitely before that date (e.g. Archeology inference for drying up of Saraswati, of course, will still not able to assist us in determining exactly when the Kurukshetra war occurred.

Thus, as of now, there is no conflict between findings of archaeological research and astronomy findings (e.g.

Much of the analysis focused on the description of three solar eclipses that were identified as most reliable.

With these three solar eclipses in mind the researcher went on to identify the lunar eclipses which preceded or followed within a fortnight with Saturn near Rohini (name of a star in ancient Indian astronomy; corresponding to what is known as “Aldebaran” in the western world).

The researcher analysed verses describing celestial phenomena, such as “Moon and Sun were eclipsed in the same month at thirteen days interval”.

The research focused on analysing astronomical data between 5 BC.

This is based on all possible double eclipses with 13 days gap between 3300 BC to 700 BC ascertained using Lodestar Pro software. Conclusion Based on all this overwhelming astronomical evidence, using a statistical mode, we can say that the date of the Mahabharata War is around 3067 BC.

Events recorded in the ancient Indian epic of Mahabharata have been considered by the western established opinion as the product of fantasy.

According to the ancient Indian tradition the epic reports part of Indian history.

Fortunately the epic is full of descriptions of astronomical phenomena.

It is clear that ancient Indians used them as reference to describe timelines.

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