Late Pushkar Bhatnagar proposed 10 January 5114 BCE as the day of Rama Janma. the Proposal is wrong for too many reasons, however I wanted to post this image that was created by Ms. Saroj Bala who recently published a book (Histroricity of Vedic and Ramayana eras), supposedly showing the positions of planets at the time of Rama Janma aka 10 January 5114 BCE.
When I checked for this date, first thing I realized that the day is 7th day (and NOT 9th day). The month could be possibly off by a month, i.e. Chaitra Shudda 9 would rather be on 9 Feb 5114 BCE. The gap of 2 days could be due to ‘Delta T’ correction error (all astronomy software do not correct for this error).
In any case, the picture shows ‘Planetary positions’ claimed by Late Pushkar Bhatnagar and Saroj Bala. I have shown positions of planets per Voyager simulation for this date with red arrows.
Quick verbal summary of planetary positions is as follows (per Voyager simulation):
On this day Sun was on the border of Aquarius and Pisces – still in zone of Aquarius, Mars was at the border of Taurus and Aries – still in zone of Aries , Jupiter was in Leo, but closer to Virgo, Venus was in Pisces and closer to Aquarius, and Saturn was in Scorpius and close to zone of Libra. Moon is only 7 day old as opposed to desired (9 days old).
In effect, planetary positions shown by Pushkar Bhatnagar/Saroj Bala are erroneous for Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Only positions of Uranus and Neptune, which ARE NOT RELEVANT to dating of Rama Janma are correct.
I would requests readers who have astronomy software to check these positions and comment.
Link to Saroj Bala’s blog is below