Has anyone made a thorough research of the Mahabharata and figured out when this war actually took place with exact astronomical evidence? Are there dates in any other text for the Mahabharata war?

  • @SeverusSnape I got no help, my question was closed and my edit to this question was also rejected, I have withdrawn the bounty and deleted all my answers and am deleting my account
    – user13262
    Feb 5 '21 at 7:40
  • @hq545gaarh65665 I will take some time to re-read your post again. However, I am no expert. Regarding the bounty, I noticed it. You really should not have withdrawn it as someone might have added good answers during the bounty period. If possible I will try to improve your question (not this one). Give me some time. Feb 5 '21 at 8:18

According to the Surya Siddhanta of astronomer Aryabhata, Kali Yug started in approx. 3102 B.C. This is start date used by Panchang (traditional Indian almanac)

Kali Yug started when Dwapar Yug ended.
Dwapar Yug ended when Sri Krishna left Bhuloka.

Krishna left ~36 years after the war in Kurukshetra, based on Gandhari's curse on Yadava clan, as described in Mausala Parva

This puts approx. date of Mahabharat war ~3140 B.C thereabouts.

Ved Vyas composed Mahabharat Itihaas as a contemporary (he takes part in the events).

Any 'modern' dating by Indologists suggesting dates of 5000 BC, 1000 BC, 1947 AD etc. are bogus and not accepted by Veda/Jyotish scholars (nor the general public).

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    Finally a decent answer:D
    – Adiyarkku
    Feb 2 '21 at 16:57
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    1947 ad hahaha good humor.
    – user13262
    Feb 2 '21 at 17:28
  • I have my problem with 3140 bc, Bhishma nirvan has to occur on uttarayan, and in magha shukla ashtami in Rohini nakshatra. As far as I know it can't happen at 3140bce
    – user13262
    Feb 2 '21 at 17:30
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    @VARUN.NRAO, I said thereabouts, not exactly 3140 B.C. My aim is to establish the antiquity atleast and around 3100+ years ago, For exact dates, probably need to research further
    – mar
    Feb 3 '21 at 0:19
  • @ram but that is what the question is
    – user13262
    Feb 3 '21 at 3:44

According to Wikipedia on Kurukshetra War, 22 November 3067 BCE.

K. Sadananda, based on translation work, states that the Kurukshetra War started on 22 November 3067 BCE.

B. N. Achar used planetarium software to argue that the Mahabharata War took place in 3067 BCE.

- Singh 2010, p. Chapter 7, Pp. 202-252, 302

  • Bheeshma died after Uttarayana started ( around Dec 21st). War must have started atleast 2 months before this as Bheesma was in bed for 58days. I have read most of the past researches. I am looking for scriptural evidence apart from Mahabharata itself.
    – Rama27
    Oct 14 '17 at 5:17
  • @Rama27 - Bhishma didn't leave his body immediately when Uttarayana started.
    – mar
    Feb 2 '21 at 16:36
  • I agree with the answer based on research of MM pandit. Feb 3 '21 at 5:46

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