In this episode of ‘Maha Misadventure series’, we will look at colossal chaos in the claims of Shrimati Saroj Bala ji, with respect to eclipses, at the time of Mahabharata war.
She claims occurrence of eclipses as follows:
(1) Lunar eclipse on 31 August 3139 BCE
(2) Solar eclipse on 14 September 3139 BCE
Since she has not bothered to be specific whether these dates are per Gregorian or Julian calendar, we will check the possibilities in both ways.
(1) Per Julian Calendar, a solar eclipse (although not visible at Kurukshetra) had occurred on 31 August 3139 BCE. Per Gregorian calendar, there was no possibility of eclipse (lunar or solar) on 31 August 3139 BCE.
(2) Per Julian Calendar, a lunar eclipse had occurred on 15 September (and NOT 14 September) 3139 BCE. Per Gregorian calendar, there was no possibility of eclipse (lunar or solar) on 14 September 3139 BCE.
Thus, per Julian calendar, one at least can claim a pair of eclipses.
But wait a minute,
(1) She is claiming a lunar eclipse on 31 August 3139 BCE and solar eclipse on 14 September 3139 BCE. What we have is exactly opposite. In addition, solar eclipse was not visible from Kurukeshtra.
(2) Of course, recall that her claim for the day of Bhishma Nirvana could be only corroborated (and ONLY partially) for the day of winter solstice. And it is utterly foolish to jump from one calendar system (Gregorian to Julian or vice versa) to carelessly fit one’s proposal.
Of course we don’t know what caused such careless predictions in her proposal.
Bottom line is that Shrimati Saroj Bala ji’s claims for the eclipses, around the time of Mahabharata war, also end in colossal failure.