It was a year ago when Shri Manish Pandit made a facebook commitment to ‘debunk’ my theory and proposal of ‘visual astronomy’ and 5561 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war.
Since then Shri Manish Pandit has ‘unfriended’ me (facebook speak). This would have been too easy to predict, so I will not claim any credit.
A year has gone by and nothing has happened. This make me both happy and sad.
Happy, because much more evidence from numerous fields is being unearthed that provides corroboration for 5561 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war.
Sad, because ‘debunking’ of the best theory/proposal available is something to be celebrated. This is because our knowledge and our understanding of our world including its history, takes a giant leap, anytime an existing most successful theory is replaced my another and better theory/proposal.
Although Shri Manish Pandit committed to debunking my theory/proposal of 5561 BCE (Theory – All astronomy observations of Mahabharata are visual/factual observations of the sky), a year ago or so, in recent months, Prof. Achar has admitted, albeit grudgingly, the force of my AV observation and resulting inference of no Mahabharata war anytime after 4508 BCE!
The story of Shri Manish Pandit’s claim for 3067 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war has a flavor (and only flavor) of the phenomenon of ‘Cold fusion’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion
Prof. Srinivas Raghavan proposed 3067 BCE in 1969. Prof. Achar selected some 12 references out of Prof. Raghavan’s work (while he claimed 150 astronomy references but never bothered to tell what they were) and also claimed that he independently, (independent of Prof. Raghavan) derived 3067 BCE as the year of Mahabharata War.
Enters Shri Manish Pandit, who claims to have independently verified above claims of Prof. Achar.
The fact remains that while Mahabharata astronomy references, not evaluated (or comprehended) by Raghavan-Achar-Pandit team, decisively falsify 3067 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war.
The fun does not end here. It only begins.
The very references claimed to have been employed/verified by Raghavan-Achar-Pandit team to arrive at their proposal of 3067 BCE, not only NOT corroborate 3067 BCE, BUT IN FACT, decisively falsify 3067 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war.