This book shows how Hinduism, Indian culture and present-day India may appear to an outsider. It also shows Indian diaspora in different countries. A young boy from another country attempts to learn about India and finds many contradictions. He gets frustrated when he visits India and is determined to change it. Nilesh Nilkanth Oak Language: Createspace Independent Pub Format Available: From the author of ‘When did the Mahabharata War happen? The Mystery of Arundhati’. Employing tools of Archeo-astronomy and the logic of scientific discovery, coupled with fantastic intuition, Nilesh Oak tests, with scientific precision, observations from the oldest epic of humanity – Valmiki Ramayana. He takes us on an exciting tour from the present, into remote antiquity of human civilization.
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His research interests span nonlinear elastic, dielectric properties of solids, ferro-electricity, electrostriction, superconductivity including High temperature superconductivity and helicon-wave propagation. His recent interests are in the application of fractional calculus to Physics. Another area of research is in Archaeoastronomy, with particular interest in Ancient Inadian astronomy, where he has received international recognition.
He has published refereed journal articles, 5 chapters in monographs and books including five submissions to Biography of Astronomers. He has made hundreds of presentations in National and International Conferences.
Jun 07, · In determining the date of the Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra, astronomical references in the epic can be used, of which there are more than one hundred and fifty. Most of these that pertain to the war, though there are many scattered throughout .
By Sunaina Kumar “Would you like to see how the sky looked at the beginning of the war? The war he is referring to is the one that famously lasted for 18 days, the greatest of all wars. He switches on his laptop, clicks on Stellarium, a planetarium software that simulates the sky in 3D, feeds in some data, and soon we are staring at a configuration on the screen which looks like the night sky with stars glittering on it. 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, years. He then looked for eclipses within that period, and one by one, he says, it all fell into place. 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.
In support of his hypothesis, he cites research by veteran geologist KS Valdiya, author of Saraswati:
7 Astronomical sources predict the date of Mahabharata War which lasted for 18 days
The history and genealogy of the Bharata and Bhrigu races is recalled, as is the birth and early life of the Kuru princes adi means first. Life at the court, Yudhishthira ‘s Rajasuya Yajna, the game of dice, the disrobing of Pandava wife Draupadi and eventual exile of the Pandavas. Includes the Bhagavad Gita in chapters 25 
Jun 07, · It would date Mahabharata war to around circa BCJ. Surya Siddhanta [Ref 2], a document evolved from roughly same period, states that sun was 54 degrees away from vernal equinox when Kaliyuga started on a new moon day, corresponding to February 17/18, BCJ, at Ujjain (75deg47minE 23deg 15min N).
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
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Astronomical Dating of Mythological Events. It is with a mixed feeling of challenge and pleasure this review is written. It may be difficult to appreciate this review until one keeps in mind both the challenge of the contradictions and the pleasure of the innovation just mentioned.
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Probably India did not have a clear local name earlier because, like China , it seemed to be the principal portion of the entire world, and so simply the world itself. Sumeru or Meru , the only one inhabited with humans identical to us. The only question was how much of it was taken up by India. Indeed, India was once an island in the Mesozoic Ocean, but it moved north and collided with Asia.
In Chinese, we get various ways of referring to India. The modern form, , renders the name phonetically with characters of no particular semantic significance “print, stamp, or seal” and “a rule, law, measure, degree”.
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We are not interested in new age mumbo-jumbo. We are interested in understanding what is real and what is false. This is why we, along with all other great minds, consult the Vedic texts. Niels Bohr got the ball rolling around by explaining why atoms emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation only at certain frequencies.
This article tries to estimate the date of the Bharata War (or Mahabharata War) using Upanishadic student Teacher list, Puranic genealogies and the archaeological PGW Culture (esp Hastinapura). The author arrives at a date of ± B.C.E for the Mahabharata War.
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Change passes over all things, without exception. All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness. The universal soul was White… the identification of self with the universal soul was the whole religion of the Perfect Age. Mankind sought truth and performed religious ceremonies; they obtained what they desired by giving and by doing.
The Veda was divided into four parts, and although some had knowledge of the four Vedas, others knew but three or one. Mind lessened, Truth declined, and there came desire and diseases and calamities; because of these men had to undergo penances. It was a decadent Age by reason of the prevalence of sin. But when did the Kali Yuga begin?
Jagannadha Rao, Vakil of Narasaraopet. The Mahabharata definitely says that the War began with Bhishma as the commander-in-chief of the Kauravas and Dhrishtadyumma, the King of Panchala as the commander-inchief of the Pandavas. Bhishma, the field martial or commander-in-chief of the, Kauravas received a mortal wound on the evening of the tenth day of the battle, and retired from the battle field.
He was placed on a bed of arrows in which condition he lived for 58 nights afterwards, waiting for the arrival of Uttarayana or Winter Solstice to cast off bis mortal body. Yudhisthira , finding out that the Sun had ceased his journey towards the South and that he had commenced his northward journey, went to Bhishma followed by his brothers, his mother Kunti , Sri Krishna , Vidura , and other relations and priests with all the necessary preparations.
Bhishma, beholding Yudhisthira surrounded by his people, welcomed him thus.
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When the date was converted from Solar Calendar into Lunar Calendar, it was found to coincide with the 9th day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month at around 12 to 1 noontime. It is exactly the time and date when Ram Navami is celebrated all throughout India. He had stated the planetary positions prevailing at the time when Shri Ram was sentenced 14 years exile from Ayodhya. He had also mentioned that Shri Ram was 25 years old when he left Ayodhya for his 14 years of exile along with Sita and Laxman.
As it can seen from this deduction that Shri Ram was 25 years of age when he left for exile — So, this observation matches with the text described in Valmiki Ramayan. Other Important Dates Based on the planetary configurations described in various other chapters of Valmiki Ramayan, the date when Ram killed Ravana works out to be 4th December BC. Shri Ram completed 14 years of exile on 2nd January BC. Shri Ram came back to Ayodhya when he was 39 years of age — How old is Mahabharata?
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Ideally, it takes years of acquiring astrological expertise and then becoming totally familiar with anatomy and physiology to qualify as a medical astrologer who, as an Ayurvedic Physician can accurately understand diseases and advise clients on the best procedures for regaining health. Medical Astrology is a branch of Vedic Astrology. It deals with the medical aspect of astrology.
However, the astronomical data used by the above, and many other, scholars contained some errors as examined by a scho- lar from Pune, Dr. P.V. Vartak. Using astronomical references and variety of other sources, Dr. Vartak has derived the date of the ini- tiation of .
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. Udyoga Parva CE