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"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological surveyarchaeological survey, RAmAyana is believed to have happened around 7000 years back and from various stars' positions, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga these epics happened, the age of those kings should be 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, seen hereseen here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another postanother post, which suggests that men [mostly] live for 100 years [even] while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There is an misinformation in assuming that people really lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's a well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, & repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answerthis answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years?! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found in "Moksha Dharma Parva" as in this answerthis answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those years are human years only.

Note: In the abive linked answer, it's also calculated that a Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lacs years, then it is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RAmAyana is believed to have happened around 7000 years back and from various stars' positions, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga these epics happened, the age of those kings should be 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, seen here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men [mostly] live for 100 years [even] while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There is an misinformation in assuming that people really lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's a well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, & repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years?! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found in "Moksha Dharma Parva" as in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those years are human years only.

Note: In the abive linked answer, it's also calculated that a Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lacs years, then it is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RAmAyana is believed to have happened around 7000 years back and from various stars' positions, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga these epics happened, the age of those kings should be 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, seen here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men [mostly] live for 100 years [even] while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There is an misinformation in assuming that people really lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's a well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, & repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years?! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found in "Moksha Dharma Parva" as in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those years are human years only.

Note: In the abive linked answer, it's also calculated that a Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lacs years, then it is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

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"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RamAyanaRAmAyana is believed to have happened around 7000 years back and from various star positionstars' positions, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga these epics happened, the age of those kings were alsoshould be 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, hereseen here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men [mostly] live for 100 years [even] while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There may beis an misinformation in assuming that people really lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's a well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, & repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years?! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found in "Moksha Dharma Parva" as see in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those years are human years only.

Note: In the sameabive linked answer, it's also calculated that totala Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 laclacs years, then it is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RamAyana is believed to happened around 7000 years back and from various star position, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga, the age of those kings were also 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men live for 100 years while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There may be misinformation in assuming that people lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found "Moksha Dharma Parva" as see in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those are human years only.

Note: In the same answer, it's calculated that total Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lac years, is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RAmAyana is believed to have happened around 7000 years back and from various stars' positions, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga these epics happened, the age of those kings should be 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, seen here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men [mostly] live for 100 years [even] while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There is an misinformation in assuming that people really lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's a well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, & repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years?! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found in "Moksha Dharma Parva" as in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those years are human years only.

Note: In the abive linked answer, it's also calculated that a Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lacs years, then it is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.

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"what was the average age of those 31 Ikshavaku Kings? Can we form a dynastical age map from Ramayana to Mahabharata using age of those kings using data from various scriptures? Do we at least know age of few of those among 31 Kings? "

According to archaeological survey, RamAyana is believed to happened around 7000 years back and from various star position, it's widely believed that MahAbharata happened 5000 years back.

Irrespective of whichever Yuga, the age of those kings were also 100 +/- years. The only sensible age I could find is of Drona = 85 years, here:

Having slain Bharadwaja's son (Drona). Dhrishtadyumna was filled with great joy, and uttered leonine shouts, whirling his sword. Of a dark complexion, with white locks hanging down to his ears, that old man of five and eighty years of age, used, for thy sake only, to career on the field of battle with the activity of a youth of sixteen.

Human anatomy hasn't changed much for many thousands of years. Hence, over the top ages are simply not possible. Not at least in 1000s of years for so many kings/people in form of their mortal bodies.
Here is another post, which suggests that men live for 100 years while practising Yoga.


"How to solve this PARADOX? How can some kings live for 1000's of years and yet some live for only 100 years? What's really going on? What is the truth?"

There may be misinformation in assuming that people lived 1000s of years. Here are the reasons:

  • Rational: It's well known fact that, RAma had to live 14 years in exile, repenting this situation DasarathA died. Now let's assume that the ages of Dasaratha & RAma were 10000 years (this answer). Do you think, that 14 years will be a great deal for Dasaratha to repent & RAma to pass through, when they are going to live for 10k years! Ofcourse not.

  • Scripture: One [mostly] authentic source of the duration of various Yuga-s is found "Moksha Dharma Parva" as see in this answer. Here is that Verse-20 from MahAbhArata book > Volume-8 > Chapter-231 > Page-178:

चत्वार्याहुः सहस्राणि वर्षाणां तत्कृतं युगम्। तस्य तावच्छती संध्या संध्यांशश्च तथाविधः ।।२०।।
Four thousand celestial years is the duration of the first or Krita age. The morning of that cycle consists of four hundred years and its evening is of four hundred years.

From Sanskrit to English translation, nowhere it can be found that the years mentioned in Yuga are Deva (celestial) years. Hence, those are human years only.

Note: In the same answer, it's calculated that total Brahman cycle (day + night) constitutes 24 million years. Out of which the existence happen only for 12 million years, i.e. 120 lacs years. If someone lives 6 lac years, is as good as 5% of that duration, which is way too high.