Astronomical dating of mahabharata
He used 4-5 different computer programs to compare the accuracy before finalizing on the latest Cyber Sky Planetarium program based on JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) ephemeris 404, with an accuracy of ½ to 1 arc seconds for the periods 3000 BCE and older, and the Delta T value of less than 23 hours.
He finally concluded that Mahabharatha occurred on 3126 BC because it was the year which met all the eclipses criteria.
The location of the battle is described as having occurred in Kurukshethra in the modern state of Haryana.
If one reads Mahabharata, he will get answers to all the questions in his life.
He is a professor in Dept of Physics, University of Memphis.
Such attempts have mostly failed, partly due to contradictory statements made in the text, partly due to the basic prerequisite held by many Hindu authors that the war must have taken place before the year 3000 BCE.Description: Numerous attempts have been made to date the Mahabharata War based on calendrical and astronomical evidence given in the Mahabharata Epic.Such attempts have mostly failed, partly due to contradi...The Mahabharata epic narrates the events surrounding a great war that marked the end of a past age and the beginning of the current age, the so called Kaliyuga.Historicity and dating of this war are highly controversial.
However, the text contains clues of calendrical and astronomical (astrological) nature that have caused numerous attempts to date the war astronomically.