Dating of Srimad Bhagvat Purana

Bhagavat Purana is a ‘smriti’ literature and that means it would have been (might have been) updated few times. Thus the timing we are going explore could be the timing of its first composition or that of one of the updates. At a minimum, it means that we have ‘testable’ evidence of either its composition…

15 Commandments of Moses & 16k wives of Krishna

      Anyone reading Bhagavat Purana, with blind devotion, has no reason to suspect existence of 16k wives of Sri Krishna. However picture gets murky, yet clear, as one goes backwards in time to Harivamasha, the khila parva of Mahabharata and then Mahabharata itself. The ride takes us from 16k to 14k to many…

Comet Laxman – Needle in a haystack!

“A virtuous thinker is someone who takes risks with his/her reputation.”  – Nassim Nicholas Taleb — Identifying ‘Epoch of Ramayana (10500 BCE – 14500 BCE) was a great achievement. However, after this, I was stuck, in my research, for a long time. I did not know how to search for an year of any specific…

Age of Rama: 17 or 25? And why does it matter?

Valmiki Ramayana has two sets of ‘chronological references’ that lead to two different, mutually contradictory and conflicting outcomes. Set – 1 When Rama was ready to leave for Vanavas, Kausalya, his mother, tells Rama, Ayodhya Kand (GP edition 20:45) दश सप्त च वर्षाणि तव जातस्य राघव | असितानि प्रकान्क्षन्त्या मया दुह्ख परिक्षयम् || (I was…

Abhijit= Brahmarashi= Vega : North Pole star around 12000 BCE

While Ramayana refers to Brahmarashi (Abhijit/Vega) as the North Pole star of Ramayana times (12209 BCE)…. Mahabharata text also preserves this memory (rather instance of it some 2000-3000 years before Abhijit attained position closest to the North celestial pole) in the astronomy observation of ‘Fall of Abhijit’.  This observation refers to timing of sometime during  14600…

10000 BCE & Lower limit on timing of Ramayana

What follows is Youtube video of my webcast at a Ram-Navami function held at New Delhi on 15 April 2016. I encourage all researchers to critique my claims, from whichever angle they seem able – astronomy interpretation, translation, transposition, transliteration, interpolation errors, or any other aspect.          

Who says Rama was 17 years old when he left for Vanavas?

Valmiki Ramayana has two sets of chronological references that lead to two different, mutually contradictory and conflicting, outcomes…. (1) Rama was 25 years old when he left, from Ayodhya, for 14 year long Vanavas or (2) Rama was 17/18 years old when he left, from Ayodhya, for 14 year long Vanavas. — Both sets of…