Scientific dating of mahabharata war
But the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and other ancient Indian texts like the Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads are true records of Indian history, interwoven with mythology, philosophy and spirituality.Just because they talk about battles between gods and demons is no reason to dismiss their accounts of kings and other contemporary developments as mere story telling.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.Muller, who was in the pay of the East India Company, went so far as to describe the Vedas as childish poetry.In her History of India, academician Romilla Thapar describes the celebrated Rig-Veda as “primitive animism”; the Mahabharata as the glorification of a “local feud” between two Aryan tribes; the Ramayana as “a description of local conflicts between the agriculturists of the Ganges Valley and the more primitive hunting and food-gathering societies of the Vindhyan region” (sic).These scientists are studying facts, they are looking back in time at precession or the position of stars.They are not regurgitating the discredited writings of Karl Marx, the racist German who supported English rule over India.
But there are others who argue that there is no proof Rama lived.It is indeed amazing that the Bible mentions numerous fantastic events like the Great Deluge, Pillar of Fire, instantaneous healing of cut-off ears, is full of sexual imagery including incest and is yet considered a history of Christianity and Jews, while the ancient Indian texts are considered “mere” mythology.The unfortunate part is that many secularists, brown sahibs and Macaulayites – a class of Indians who are English in outlook and Indian only in looks – readily agree that India’s epics are pure mythology and gleefully bow down to the verdict passed by their former white colonial masters. A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama worship has continued for thousands of years in India.Rama is also a hero in Indonesia (despite it being a Muslim country), Thailand and in several other South East Asian countries.