Moon free from Rahu (17th day of the War)

Shri Phadnis writes… “Ref. 64. The lunar eclipse, if it took place, on 13th day after the solar eclipse had occurred well before the war started as Vyasa mentions it prior to war. On 17th day of war, it was an old story! It is just an Upama although a good one. I have dealt…

Timing of astronomy observation(s)

Shri Phadnis writes… “Ref. 64. The lunar eclipse, if it took place, on 13th day after the solar eclipse had occurred well before the war started as Vyasa mentions it prior to war. On 17th day of war, it was an old story! It is just an Upama although a good one. I have dealt…

Evidence vs. Corroboration

Shri Phadnis writes… “Ref. 58  Translation — Each of those heroes, standing by the side of Yudhishthira’s car, looked resplendent like the constellation Punarvasu by the side of the moon. The same problem as for Ref. 57. Which Amavasya? If one after the Jyeshthaa one, then no corroboration! Again I treat it as just an…

Adding Ad-hoc Hypothesis = Stirring Hornet’s nest

Adding Ad hoc Hypothesis Typically, an ad hoc hypothesis is introduced to save a theory/proposal from falsification. Wikipedia has this to say on ‘addition/introduction of an ad hoc hypothesis’: “In science and philosophy, an ad hoc hypothesis is a hypothesis added to a theory in order to save it from being falsified. Ad hoc hypothesizing…

Saturn & Jupiter in धर्मसंकट

Shri Phadnis writes… “Regarding Ref.6 ‘Jupiter and Saturn near Vishakha’ on 1st day, I want to stress that the factual position as given by Shri. Oak, of Jupiter in Uttarashadha and Saturn in Hasta, is far from satisfactory. If this reference is to be taken seriously, a search for an year when the condition is…