Discovery of Shrimati Rupa Bhaty

Bhagavad Gita 10:21 states…. आदित्यानामहं विष्णुर्ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान्। मरिचिर्मरुतामस्मि नक्षत्राणामहं ‘शशी’।२१। A typical translation (majority of translations if not all) translates the last portion of this Shlok as “among the nakshatras I am the Moon“. This translation bothered me since I came across it the very first time.  But I could not think of alternate explanation.…

Tale of Two unknowns

Shri Harshad Sarpotdar has proposed 4494 BCE as the year of Rama Janma. When he became aware of my proposals for year of Rama-Janma (12240 BCE) and year of Mahabharata war (5561 BCE) He wrote… (Nilesh Nilkanth Oak हे जर रामायण १२००० वर्षांपूर्वी झालं असं मानत असतील तर ३१०१ या महाभारत काळापर्यंतची सुमारे ९००० वर्षे…

Ancient Indian History – Chronology

Fall of Abhijit ~15,000 BCE King Trishanku & Sage Vishwamitra & Pratisrushti of Vishwamitra – ~ 13,500 BCE Ramayana – 12,240 BCE – 12,196 BCE Rama-Ravana Yuddha  – 12,209 BCE Taittiriaya Samhita – ~ 9,000 BCE Surya Siddhanta (Nakshatra Latitudes) – 7,200 BCE – 7,800 BCE Mahabharata War – 5,561 BCE Flooding & destruction of Dwarka – 5,525…

Uttar Paksha: Arundhati-Vasishtha (AV) observation

“If ‘Arundhati – Vasishtha (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 “You have to be an asshole to quote yourself.”        …

Ancient catastrophic event of Dholavira – My prediction

I predict that the time for catastrophic event (Tsunami or similar) for Dholavira soil layer (discussed in these articles) would be around 5600 BCE! I said it here, on 9 September 2016. (Newspaper articles posted below are copied from FB wall of Shri Rajeev Ranjan) The articles refer to functioning Dholavira from 5000 BCE to about 3500…

Origin of weekday names

I had published it as an appendix (Appendix A) in my book ‘The Historic Rama’. It is reproduced here, on my blog, per requests of many, for wider circulation. — Appendix A ORIGIN OF WEEKDAY NAMES By Sudarshan Bharadwaj & Nilesh Nilkanth Oak The nomenclature of the weekdays is similar across multiple cultures. The weekdays…