Mahabharata date dating
In this post, I will discuss in detail the Date of Mahabharata War from 7 Astronomical Sources.The Date of Mahabharata War is a very perplexing historical issue.As per Ramesh Panchwagh, using Cyber Sky Planetarium program based on JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) ephemeris 404, the date of Mahabharata War is 3126 BC.Hence date of Mahabharata War as per Planetarium Software is 3126 BC. As per Prof Narhari Achar of Dept of Physics, University of Memphis, date of Mahabharata War is 3067 BC. He arrived at this date using Planetarium software based on occurrence of eclipse, full moon and other references in Udyoga Parvan and Bhishma Parvan of Mahabharata.--- END ---- You may also like: Date of Mahabharata War from 7 Amazing Sources Date of Mahabharata War from 7 Astronomical Sources Date of Mahabharata War from Riyazu S Salatin 5 Amazing similarities between Mahabharata and Indus Valley Civilization 5 Shocking Facts about Mahmud of Ghazni 3 Shocking Facts about Babur That's it.
This is based on the position of certain stars and the position of the sun in the zodiac. This is based on astronomical references in Mahabharat and Puranas. Image Source As per Prof R N Iyengar of IISc Bangalore in a session 'Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data' in 2003 in Bangalore, the date of Mahabharata War is 1478 BC.
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.
In one of my earlier posts Date of Mahabharata War from 7 Amazing Sources, I have concluded that the date of Mahabharata War is likely to be around 2800 BC.
I had arrived at this date of Mahabharata War based on 7 sources ranging from science, archaeology to astronomy.