Dictionary Of Hindu Religion | Literature
42-Raamaayan and Mahaabhaarat Dates
There is a short book written
by Lokmanya bal Gangadhar Tilak. he has asked two questions --
1. Did Raamaayan and Mahaabhaarat exist?
2. What was the period.
He says in that book that the star position at the time of MBH is written
and any one can make all the stars and planets go backwards (with their
respective rotational speeds) and find out when that position existed and
did such a position exist.
Without computers at that time Tilak calculated (he himself was a great
astrologer and a mathematician) and said "Yes, such a position existed and
the time period was solme 4,000 years ago. (I don't remember exact dates
but if anyone has that book (it was a small book and written from Mandale
jail) he can help us with exact answer.
There is a wonderful book titled "The-Orion-The- Antiquity- of-the-Vedas"
by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak which deals with the subject discussed.
There is also another work by the same author named "The Arctic Home
in the Vedas" which is worth reading.
If one can go to Pune he can go to Narayan Peth, where the old house of
Lokmanya Tilak is still there. They have all the old works of Tilak. Years
ago I went there to collect a copy of Tilak's paper on the missing verse
of Sankhya karika. Dr Radhakrishnan calls Tilak's that work on Sankhyakarika
to be his greatest contribution to Indian philosophy.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06