I was watching a BBC program The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Special recently that tried to solve the mystery surrounding the Star of Bethlehem. The show concluded the "star" was most likely a comet from among six plausible candidates:
- A Nova
- A Supernova
- The rising of a star
- A rare alignment of Sun or another star and the two planets Jupiter and Saturn (triple conjunction) around 7 BC.
Considering the Hindu scriptures are much older than Jesus Christ, is there any evidence of this "star" in Hindu scriptures (assuming it was visible from the Indian subcontinent)?
How could something much older have evidence of an astronomical event that occurs in the future?
To be clear, I did not mean prophecies about the star. I'm only talking about the astronomical phenomenon popularly known as Star of Bethlehem or the Christmas Star. If any sightings of this star were recorded in Hindu scripture either during or after the event.