Deva-ayana & Pitru-ayana vs Uttara-ayana & Dakshina-ayana

Shri Prabhakar Phadnis wrote, on his blog: I have written detailed comments on the concept of fall of Abhijit here earlier. One key line in the shlokas about this topic is ‘धनिष्ठादि तदा कालो ब्रह्मणा परिनिर्मितः.’ Dr. P. V. Vartak had interpreted this to mean that year started from the time when Sun was in…

‘Dating of epic(s) timeline’ due to astronomy evidence & the problem of ‘lack of metal’ evidence

Prof. Ramesh Rao asks… “does this antiquity (due to astronomy evidence) jell with the descriptions in the text about certain kinds of weapons, metals, artifacts — you know, the whole “metal ages” system?” — My Response…. The question is valid. It does originate from the confusion of how science works or progresses. In spite of tremendous progress,…

Ramayana times – Sun sets near nakshatra ‘PUSHYA’ during Hemanta rutu

Aranyakand वसतः तस्य तु सुखम् राघवस्य महात्मनः | शरद् व्यपाये हेमंतऋतुर् इष्टः प्रवर्तत || ४-१६-१ स कदाचित् प्रभातायाम् शर्वर्याम् रघुनंदनः | प्रययाव अभिषेकार्थम् रम्यम् गोदावरीम् नदीम् || ४-१६-२ प्रह्वः कलश हसतः तम् सीतया सह वीर्यवान् | पृष्ठतो अनुव्रजन् भ्राता सौमित्रिर् इदम् अब्रवीत् || ४-१६-३ अयम् स कालः संप्राप्तः प्रियो यः ते प्रियंवद | अलंकृत इव…

On the identification of Brahmarashi with nakshatra Abhijit

I have corroborated astronomy references of ‘ब्रह्मराशिं‘ from both Mahabharata and Ramayana texts, for my proposed years of wars, (Mahabharata Yuddha & Rama-Ravana Yuddha) 5561 BCE and 12209 BCE, respectively. Recently, while I was sharing evidence from Ramayana text with history enthusiasts, Shri Arjun Singh ji asked me if there is any specific evidence for my…

Estimados indólogos, Adios! (Polemic, rhetorical and postmodern kind)

Time for dull Indologists to rouse from their rhetorical, postmodernist and polemical slumber. — Only as an illustration….. (1) Architect,  (Rupa Bhaty) – Nomenclature and identification of nakshatra Mrigashirsha from ancient narratives (2) Ex-plastics salesperson,  (Nilesh Oak) – Dating of numerous events from ancient Indian narratives;  Fall of Abhijit – 14500 BCE, Trishanku – 13500…