Scientific dating of the mahabharat war
Therefore, I decided to research the past astronomical phenomena and verify if the epic is history or fiction.
Without relying on the stories and myths, I wanted to investigate purely on astronomical and scientific facts and phenomena like the conjunctions, eclipses, earthquakes, meteor showers and comet sightings.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.A whole new science called “Archaeoastronomy” has now evolved.This is based on all possible double eclipses with 13 days gap between 3300 BC to 700 BC ascertained using Lodestar Pro software. In an article called 5 Amazing similarities between Mahabharata and Indus Valley Civilization, I had demonstrated the amazing similarities between Mahabharata and Indus Vally Civilization using scientific evidence.Scientific Date of Mahabharata War as per Indus Valley / Harappan seal and other geological evidence is between 3500 BC to 2500 BC.As per P V Holey in a session "Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data" in 2003 in Bangalore, date of Mahabharata War is 3143 BC. This is based on important events with planetary positions after comparing astronomical dates based on nakshatra, the Julian and Gregorian systems.
As per Prof Raja, a participant in the Vidur Ashrama Seminar, the date of Mahabharata War is 3067 BC. As per Dr Mohan Gupta in a session 'Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data' in 2003 in Bangalore, the date of Mahabharata War is 1952 BC.
35.) This stone mansion of Jinendra, a mansion of every kind of greatness, has been caused to be built by the wise Ravikirti, who has obtained the highest favour of that Satyashraya whose rule is bounded by the three oceans.
Source: the date of Mahabharata War as per Aihole Inscription is 3102 BC.
My view, all that is there in Mahabharata may not be true, but it is also not false. Balakrishna (NASA, USA) analyzed the event of two eclipses in (a span of) 13 days prior to Mahabharata using Lodestar Pro software and came up with 2559 BC.
At best we may say that the date of Mahabharata War is likely to be around 2800 BC. Hence date of Mahabharata War as per NASA is 2559 BC.
An inscription in the Jain Temple at Aihole prepared by one Chalukya King Pulakesin says that the temple was constructed in 3735 years, after the Mahabharata War and 556 years of Shaka (Saka) era in Kali era, that is in 634 AD. 33.) (Now) when thirty (and) three thousand and five years besides, joined with seven hundred years, have passed since the Bharata war;(V.