Eclipses & Angular separation

A reader wrote… “Dear Nilesh ji, With reference to the Chapter 8- First day of the Mahabharata War in your book, consider the following:- •Error Elimination- Experiment 28:- After running Voyager 4.5 simulation, you got the values for separation angles as 2.726 degrees and 0.127 degrees for the lunar eclipses of 30 September and 30…

The first day of Mahabharata War

A reader asked…. “Why do we celebrate the Geeta Jayanti on Margashirsha Shukla Ekadashi- when the bhagwad geeta discussion took place before the war on Kartik Amavasya/Margashisrsha Shukla Pratipada? In India, many people believe Krishna passed away 36 years after war in 3102 BC. So, the war happened in 3138 BC. These people have strong…

Illustration of active problem solving: VSR theory for the ‘destruction of Dwarka’

Virendra S Rathore (author of ‘The Sharp Mile’ http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Mile-Virendra-Rathore-ebook/dp/B00D0B9BME/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432940481&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Sharp+mile) wrote… “Pardon my wild guess but could it be possible that an ice-sheet collapse would send sea waves into Dwarka. And then while the sheet(s) slowly melts, it raises the sea level for Dwarka?” Virendra was commenting in the context of my blog article below: https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/sea-levels-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-the-timings-of-ramayana-mahabharata/…

Bhishma, Karna, Bhima & Dhrushtadyumna

A reader wrote… “These 2 questions are not related to your book but to Mahabharata as a whole. In Bhagwad geeta, consider the following 2 verses- अस्माकं तु विशिष्टा ये तान्निबोध द्विजोत्तम । नायका मम सैनस्य संज्ञार्थं तान्ब्रवीमि ते ।। (Chapter 1 , 7) भवान्भीष्मश्च कर्णश्च कृपश्च समितिंजयः । अश्वत्थामा विकर्णश्च सौमदत्तिस्तथैव च ।। (Chapter…

Defining vs. Corroborating

Placeholder…. Illustrations: (1) Phases and positions of the Moon through 18 days of the Mahabharata War (16 October – 2 November 5561 BCE) (This evidence corroborates and (NOT defines ) the 18 day timeline) (2) AV observation of Mahabharata (This evidence defines (and NOT corrborate) EOA – 11091 BCE – 4508 BCE) (3) Planetary observations…