Behind the mask of 300 Ramayanas

(This is a translation of a November 2011 article by Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh in Kannada Prabha. Translation by Sandeep Balakrishna. The original article appeared in Indiafacts.org.  The article is reproduced on this blog for its ‘reference’ value as it relates to antiquity of Ramayana research) There has been widespread and intense debate over A.K.…

Bhishma Nirvana – Timeline : (expanded) Short version

I had presented ‘short version’ of Bhishma Nirvana timeline here: https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/bhishma-nirvana-timeline-short-version/ — Shri Phadnis writes… “One can clearly see that the various references and days mentioned or estimated are repetitive, meandering and confusing.” and “A definitive time line of events between end of war and Bhishma’s death can not be built based on these various…

Epoch of Arundhati – Mahotsava

“If ‘AV observation’ does not qualify as the most unambiguous astronomical evidence in determining the date of Mahabharata War, let’s stop talking about astronomical evidence in Mahabharata.” – Nilesh Oak (in 2011 CE) — Arundhati and Vasistha crossing the meridian during: (4508 BCE, 11091 BCE, 5561 BCE, 2016 CE) — 4508 BCE – End of the…