Mahabharata date dating
These are the same people who will happily agree that a child can be conceived without human conception.Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence produced by the likes of Charles Darwin, they believe the earth was created in 4004 BC and that a certain being called god created the world in seven days. Yes, he was so powerful he needed to rest on Sunday.) They won’t question any Christian or Muslim myths – howsoever outrageous, bizarre or downright funny – but Hindu traditions are open season for them.So you judge for yourself who is speaking the truth and who’s peddling snake oil. Vartak says: “Sage Valmiki has recorded the dates of events in detail, albeit by describing the positions of stars and planets.Dating the Ramayana So how is astronomical dating done? To decipher the astronomical encodings has not been a trivial task, and not many have attempted to do so.They want you to produce Rama’s birth certificate, and chances are even if you somehow get a copy, they will ask for the doctor who attested it.The British and their acolytes like Max Muller are originally responsible for the prevailing stereotypes about Indian history, religion and culture.Also, literary references to the characters from the Ramayana Era provide limits after which the Ramayana could not have occurred.For example, Valmiki is referred to in the Taittiriya Brahmana (dated to 4600 BCE) and therefore Ramayana must have been written before the Taittiriya Brahmana was composed.
Note that the “Hindu epics are myth” brigade is led by communist academicians who have zero interest in the truth, Nehru family carpet baggers, Christian freeloaders who have penetrated Indian cultural outfits, and Indians who have slept with their Anglo-American Ph D guides to become, in Arun Shourie’s words, “eminent scientists”.
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 1300 years.
But there are others who argue that there is no proof Rama lived.
On the other hand, most of those trying to prove the epics are history are scientists.
For instance, at a global colloquium ( jointly organised by The Mythic Society, Bangalore, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Sir Babasaheb (Umakanth Keshav) Apte Smarak Samithi Trust on January 5 and 6, 2003, the late Dr Raja Ramanna, the father of the Indian nuclear bomb, said the “best clock for dating was the sky itself and the position of stars”.It should be noted that the ancient Indians had a perfect method of time measurement.