Dr. Elst’s theory of ‘The Arundhati Omen’: Part 5 of 8

Dr. Elst states… (and this is where I think he might be addressing me..) “Moreover, your discovery fails to take into account the general picture, with its chronology determined by many other factors.” And what is this ‘general picture’ Dr. Elst has in his mind…. He states… (1) “Thus,Kaushitaki Brahmana and the Shatapatha Brahmana are…

Lazy Minds & Misunderstood method of Science

I receive numerous emails asking questions or questioning my proposed timeline for either Ramayana or Mahabharata. These are welcome developments. I am glad that people are not only reading and are accepting blindly –conclusions of my research, but consciously thinking through the implications. There is one (or few) consistent element among these correspondences that frustrates…

Beginning of – New year & Kaliyuga

Today is the beginning of New year (in some parts of India), also called ‘Baisakhi’. As many would be aware that some parts of India celebrated new year oly 15 days ago. These variations are due to various reasons but mostly due to: (1) Difference between ‘Amanta’ and ‘Purnamanta’ definitions of lunar months (2) Some…

Ashwini & Mahabharata: Surprising Corroboration

Sometime ago I wrote on ‘Ashwini’ (Nakshatra) reference from the Mahabharata text and showed that the observation can corroborate timeline of 5500 BCE, timing of King Janmejaya. https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/the-timing-of-mahabharata-ashwini-upamanyu-ayoda-dhaumya/ A reader wrote me referring to another reference (not from Mahabharata) of Ashwini observation that leads to same time period of 5500 BCE. ——— The reference with…

The Historic Rama

Rama was born on Chaitra Shuddha 9, more than 14000 years ago. Or to be precise and exact, 12240 + 2014 = 14254 (Fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty four years ago). While in our times, lunar month of Chaitra appears during the second half of Vasanta Rutu (spring season), during Ramayana times, it was…