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that all the Mahabharata text states is that the war took place sometime during the transition from Dwarpa to Kali Yuga and that this information is not sufficient to determine the exact date of the Mahabharata war, however, this lack of specific information need to not affect traditional celebrations of Gita Jayanti. Narahari Achar, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis in the Physics Department. He has developed a new model for the structure of Rig Veda.

dating of mahabharata war-84dating of mahabharata war-53 Prof. Here Vyāsa provides the information for determining the limits for the date of the war which can be done in the following way.Interested readers may read criticism of his eclipse claims by likes of Prof. Achar’s response: The upper and the lower limits arise from the mapping of Kartika paurnima to the Julian Calendar and not from any eclipse calculations.Oak’s reference to fifteen year old comments by Chandrahari on eclipse calculations is odd indeed. He taught at the Pennsylvania State University and Bucknell University before joining the University of Memphis.I wholeheartedly agree with the above points of Prof. He was among the first few individuals to test the existing claims for the year of Mahabharata war using astronomy software and this attempt of his ought to be recognized for what it is worth. The faithful already have all the information they need for the celebration of traditional festivals.Achar describes this reference as “an absolutely clear reference to seasons when kṛṣṇa sets out for his peace mission”. This is because we will show that this faulty identification of ‘कौमुदे मासि’ with that of ‘lunar month of Kartika’ is of no consequence in showing the falsity and inconsistency of claims made by Prof. Achar’s response: Here is an extract from Monnier William’s Dictionary: “कौमुद kaumuda as m patr. kṛṣṇa reaches Hastinapura on kārtika paurṇimā and it is the end of sharad ṛtu.It is then interesting to note the confusion that is generated in the rest of his commentary. Achar’s translation is as follows: In the month of Kartika, on the day of Revati after the passing away of sharad ṛtu and in the dewy season, and at a time when the earth had an abundance of crops on it that foremost of men of prowess (set forth for Hastinapura). Achar translates, incorrectly, ‘कौमुदे मासि’ as referring to the ‘lunar month of Kartika’, instead of ‘the month of lotuses’. For kārtika paurṇimā, the moon can be anywhere from bharaṇī to rohiṇī Achar’s response: The purpose of determining the limits of the date of the war is for the benefit of the ‘scientifically minded’ who want to map the date of the war on to the Julian Calendar.The lunar month of Kartika coincided with the Sharad season during ~2500 BCE /- 2000 years [4500 BCE – 500 BCE].Eclipses are dime a dozen and while the evidence is indeed useful in eliminating certain claims, it is never decisive to determine the upper and lower limits on the chronology of specific events. Achar’s emphasis is on upper limit of 3200 BCE and lower limit of 1800 BCE for the year of Mahabharata war, the critique of his eclipse arguments is not made, here.


  1. Divergence of views regarding the Mahabharata war is due to the absence of reliable. Aihole inscriptions give the date of Kurukshetra war around.

  2. Dr. Narahari Achar is currently Physics Professor at the University of Memphis. He pioneered the use of Planetarium software in exploring the sky described i.

  3. Greatest poet, writer and the literary figure of his time and Aryabhatt, the greatest astronomer and mathematician. There are astrological, natural, geographical, physical, inscriptional and scriptural evidences that unquestionably establish the date of Mahabharat war as 3139 BC and the beginning of kaliyug as 3102 BC.

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