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Archaeological, Astronomical, Historical Evidence of Ramayana
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Ramayana (/ r ɑː ˈ m ɑː j ə n ə /; Sanskrit: रामायणम्, Rāmāyaṇam [rɑːˈmɑːjəɳəm]) is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king with the Mahabharata, it forms the Hindu Itihasa.. The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki, narrates the life of Rama.
Lunar month of Chaitra 7. Moon near Punarvasu Nakshatra Pollux star in Gemini constellation 9. Cancer as Lagna Cancer constellation rising in the east Jupiter above the horizon The observations on the left, when entered into Planetarium software gives us the above Sky Chart, which in turns gives forth the below mentioned date. The Sky Chart of Bharatha’s birth is depicted on the right. This is about 16 hours after birth of Rama.
Pre coronation eve King Dashratha to his courtiers – “This month of Chaitra is beautiful and holy. The woods and trees are full of flowers. At this time coronation of Rama is most appropriate.
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Hence the dating for the composition of Ramayana by modern scholars should be understood in the sense that over the centuries some portions of the story had gone into oblivion and the scholars of that period (5 th or 4 th century BCE) were able to retrieve those portions to codify the Ramayana.
Biography Biography of Valmiki Valmiki Sanskrit: He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki’s teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. At least by the 1st century AD, Valmiki’s reputation as the father of Sanskrit classical poetry seems to have been legendary.
Ashvagosha writes in the Buddhacarita, “The voice of Valmiki uttered poetry which the great seer Chyavana could not compose. Early Life Valmiki was the son of Sumali. Maharishi Valmiki was born in a shudra family. His birth name was Ratnakara.
The text survives in several thousand partial and complete manuscripts, the oldest of which appears to date from the 11th century A. Textual scholar Robert P. Goldman differentiates two major regional recensions: Some still believe they are integral parts of the book in spite of some style differences and narrative contradictions between these two chapters and the rest of the book.
There is also a version of Ramayana, known as Ramopakhyana, found in the epic Mahabharata. This version is depicted as a narration to Yudhishtira.
Tag: Ramayana Alternate History: Dating The Epics. Two of the methods adopted for dating the period of Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata: References within them to dated historical landmarks; References within them to astronomical configurations that can be dated.
Ikshvaku dynasty[ edit ] Dasharatha is king of Ayodhya and father of Rama. He has three queens, Kausalya , Kaikeyi and Sumitra , and three other sons: Bharata , and twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna. Kaikeyi, Dasharatha’s favourite queen, forces him to make their son Bharata crown prince and send Rama into exile. Dasharatha dies heartbroken after Rama goes into exile. Rama is the main character of the tale. Portrayed as the seventh avatar of god Vishnu , he is the eldest and favourite son of Dasharatha , the king of Ayodhya and his Chief Queen, Kausalya.
He is portrayed as the epitome of virtue.
Challenging Nilesh Oak’s dates of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Grant classified these texts as Mythological on the following 4 grounds: The events in these texts seemed to go before the Date of creation of the earth as fixed by Father. Because According to Bible Earth is created years ago. The wealth of their culture came from foreign soil. It was held by the colonial British that Alexander defeated Porus in BCE and spread culture and civilized thought to India and that until then Indians were uncivilized barbarians. Hence this premise of Mr.
Arjun Singh Kadian January 23, January 18, Ancient History, Did You Know, Mahabharata, Ramayana 1 Srijan Foundation organised a talk by Nilesh Oak at the Press Club of India. The topic of the talk was ‘Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata’.
This epic of 24, verses in seven kandas chapters or books tells of a Raghuvamsa prince, Rama of Ayodhya, whose wife Sita is abducted by the rakshasa, or demon, Ravana. The Ramayana had an important influence on later Sanskrit poetry, primarily through its establishment of the Sloka meter. But, like its epic cousin Mahabharata, the Ramayana is not just a good story. It contains the teachings of the ancient Hindu sages and presents them through allegory in narrative and the interspersion of philosophic and devotional.
The characters of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman and Ravana the archvillain of the story are all fundamental to the grander cultural consciousness of India. Just like Christians historically believe in the birth of Jesus, people of the Indian religions believe in the birth of Rama Ram. The Ramayana is set in the Treta Yuga. Many interpret this as BCE based on astronomical data in the Ramayana.
Its exact date of creation is unknown, and is estimated to lie between the 4th and 2nd century B. The reference to the Greeks, Parthians, and Sakas show that these Books cannot be earlier than the second century B. This is an important observation made in invariably all astronomical almanacs published in India. These almanacs, called Pancanga are intended to be used as calendars, ready-reckoner for muhurta, and astrological predictions, and thus subtlely organize and control the life and events in Indian society – especially the Hindu community.
Modern scholars even in India are usually sceptic about this claim.
Valmiki Ramayana and the Case of Sita in Historical Context
This is the first one that seems to have some solid evidence as far as establishing the historicity of the Ramayana is concerned. I found this just recently under a different title with a bit more discussion about the land bridge , One of the main things that stood out to me was the dating of Sri Rama – BCE which is over years ago.
Jul 09, · A researcher demands. “Unless you postulate that the Ramayana was pre-Vedic, or the archaeo-astronomical dates indicated in the Vedanga are artificially late dates, you cannot square a 14, year before present date for the Ramayana with the years before present dates seemingly found in the Vedanga.”.
During the Pleistocene, mountain glaciers formed on all the continents and vast glaciers, in places as much as several thousand feet thick, spread across North America and Eurasia. In the eastern U. The Cenozoic [Recent Life] Era is divided into two main sub-divisions: Most of the Cenozoic is the Tertiary, from 65 million years ago to 1. The Quaternary includes only the last 1. That is, land which had been raised. The wave ended in the Artic Ocean. Had there been an ice cap covering the northern parts of Asia, these waters could not have rolled north, they would be running uphill; neither were the mountains which now intersect the land in all directions, in existence then, because the waters would have been unable to pass them.
This Asiatic phenomena shows that, over one-half of the Northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, water and ice rolled in a southerly direction and over the opposite parts of the Northern Hemisphere a wave, of water only, passed over the land, going in a northerly direction. First, the volcanic cataclysm arising from volcanic workings. These cataclysms affect local areas only. Second, the magnetic cataclysm, caused by a lurch of the earth going back into magnetic balance.
A magnetic cataclysm results from the earth getting out of magnetic balance.
When did events of Ramayana and Mahabharata actually occur?
The Ramayana was written in Sanskrit about years before the commencement of dynastic history of Sri Lanka which is calculated with the coming of Vijaya in BC. It tells us of places far back in history in pre- Vijayan times. The emotionally charged legend of Rama and Sita, the much loved Indian Princess and her abduction by Ravana, the Rakshasa king of Lanka, is well known.
When Ravana abducted Sita it led to a war, which somewhat resembled the Trojan-Greek war, which was fought over Helen of Troy.
There is a lot of confusion and variation regarding the scientific dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The dates arrived at by researchers often vary widely wrt one another.
The Pandavas, after winning the Mahabharat war, ruled Hastinapur for 36 years and 8 months until the beginning of kaliyug in BC. Since the Mahabharat war and the beginning of kaliyug were important historical events, they have been widely documented in Bhartiya scriptures and frequently referenced by great scholars such as Mahakavi Kalidas, the greatest poet, writer and the literary figure of his time and Aryabhatt, the greatest astronomer and mathematician.
There are astrological, natural, geographical, physical, inscriptional and scriptural evidences that unquestionably establish the date of Mahabharat war as BC and the beginning of kaliyug as BC. The kingdom of Hastinapur, after Chemak, was constantly ruled by the people who took over the throne. The proprietor of the magazine printed the entire description in two of its issues called kiran 19 and 20 of The figure above is only a section of the magazine.