One of the readers of Saroj Bala’s blog wrote me to request critiquing her (Saroj Bala’s) claim for the timing of Mahabharata war.
I went to the blog site of Shrimati Saroj Bala ji to know more about her claim for the year of Mahabharata War.
Here is what I found:
Saroj Bali ji claims the following…
Absolutely amazing final outcome of intensive Research carried out for more than Six years – Skyviews of all almost all Astronomical references in 18 parvans of Mahabharta verified during the period from 600 BC to 6000 BC
Let’s look at the outcome (only partial outcome, in this part) of six years of intensive research.
The following photograph is from Shrimati Saroj Bala’s blog.
The blog claims that 13 October 3139 BCE was the day of Amawasya and that the nakshatra was Jyestha.
When I checked for the day of 13 October 3139 BCE (Julian calendar computation), here is what I found:
(1) The Tithi was that of ‘Shukla 13 (2 days away from the full moon day) and 13 days away from Amawasya (and thus nowhere close to Amawasya).
(2) The nakshatra of the day was ‘Bharani’ (some 11-12 days away from nakshatra Jyestha)
To be fair and to give benefit of doubt, I wondered if Saroj Bala ji had used ‘Gregorian calendar computation’ in stating the day of 13 October 3139 BCE.
I decided to test this possibility and this is what I found:
(1) The Tithi was that of ‘Shukla 10 ( 5 days away from the full moon day and 10 days away from Amawasya.
(2) The nakshatra of the day was Revati (or Ashwini) (again, some 10-11 days away from nakshatra Jyestha).
Conclusion: The claim is thus falsified.