The scientific dating of the mahabharata war

the scientific dating of the mahabharata war

Did the Mahabharat war really occur?

On the contrary, many Bharatiya scholars have vehemently maintained the actual occurance of the Mahabharat War. Astronomical and literary evidences or clues from the Pauranic and Vaidik texts have been deci-phered to provide a conclusive date for the Mahabharat War.

What is the significance of the Mahabharat?

The Mahabharat (महाभारत) has exercised a continuous and pervasive influence on the mankind for millenniums. The Mahabharat, originally recalled by Sage Ved Vyas and composed by Bhagwan Ganesh in Sanskrit, has been translated and adapted into numerous languages and has been set to a variety of interpretations.

Is the Mahabharat a fictitious tale?

European scholars have maintained that the events described in the ancient Sanskrut texts are imaginary and subsequently, the Mahabharat derived to be a fictitiou tale of a war fought between two rivalries.

Is the Mahabharat period calculated from the horoscope of Krishna?

The counting done on 27th July 1979: Some scholars rely on the horoscope of Lord Krishna to calculate his birth-date so as to establish the period of Mahabharat. But they do not realise that the horoscope is a forged one, prepared many thousand years after Krishna’s death.

When did the Mahabharata war occur?

Mahabharata war is said to have occurred before the transition of Dwapara Yuga to Kali Yuga. Different scholars have expressed opinions varying between the stories of Mahabharata being total fiction.

What is the narrative of the Mahabharata?

The narrative describes individual battles and deaths of various heroes of both sides, military formations, war diplomacy, meetings and discussions among the characters, and the weapons used. The chapters ( parvas) dealing with the war are considered amongst the oldest in the entire Mahābhārata .

What does the Mahabharata say about just war?

The Mahābhārata offers one of the first instances of theorizing about dharmayuddha, just war , illustrating many of the standards that would be debated later across the world. In the story, one of five brothers asks if the suffering caused by war can ever be justified.

Did the Mahabharata happen in Kurukshetra?

It did happen but not in Kurukshetra. Mahabharata happened in South India. According to Prof. Pandiyan of Tamil Chinthanayalar Peravai, the war was between Kuaravas [The Kuravas who lived in 100 kingdoms of the Southern Wetern Ghats, the present day Kerala and Pandavas [The 5 Pandiyan Kings whose land is metaphorically represented as Panchali].

Is it not more constructive and beneficial to treat the Mahabharata as a spiritual treatise being one of the chains in the colorful Indian spiritual heritage - the true brand of Bharat? Yes, definitely, the author of Mahabharata mentioned historical events, geographical places, and names of personages. BUT.

Is there any archaeological evidence to prove the Mahabharata?

What does the Mahabharata say about the public life of Krishna?

It gives us a complete insight into Krishna’s personal life, but doesn’t say anything about his public life. Vyaasa elaborates on this aspect of Krishna’s life in the Mahabharata, where we see him on a mission to rid the world of evil.

Did Mahabharata really occur?

The Greek historian Megasthenes has stated that Chandragupta Maurya was the 138 King in the lineage of Lord Krishna. This means that Lord Krishna did exist in the bygone era and that Mahabharata did really occur. Archaeological excavations have discovered the submerged city of Dwarka.

How old was Lord Krishna and Arjuna in Mahabharata war?

Lord Krishna was 89 years 8 months 4 days old and Arjun was 88 years 1 month 22 days old and on the 1st day of Mahabharata War. Could Karna have killed Arjuna if Lord Krishna was not on Arjunas side?

What is the significance of the Mahabharata war in astrology?

Astrologically a strange phenomenon occurred during the Mahabharata war. The lunar cycle (paksha – normally is 15 days) sometimes happens in fourteen days. But during the time of the Mahabharata war- a rare thing happened – the paksha got compressed to 13 days.

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