Mangaluru : Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Pandit Prabhakar, a Kerala Vedanga Jyotishi of ” Jyotish Chakram”
said, ” I have called this Press Conference today because of wrong news published in Kannada dailies on 20-09-2015 regarding “Date of birth of of Lord Shree Rama as BC 10-01-5114; and “Beginning Date of Mahabharata War as BC 13-10-3139″- I say that both the dates are wrong”
He further said, ” We all know best that the Great Mahabharata war lasted for 18 days and on 10 th day of War the Great Warrior Bhishma fell down to earth by Arjuna’s arrows sticking all over his body so thickly that there was not even inch intervening space and Bhishma fell headlong to ground from his chariot. As he fell the Gods who looked from heaven with folded hand showered thousands of flowers and cool rain drops swept of over the battled field. Bhishma body did not touch the ground on account of hundreds of arrows sticking out all over the body as it lay as bed of honors supported by the shafts. Both armies ceased fighting, all the warriors came running and crowded round the great hero who lay on his bed of arrows. My head hangs said the Grandsire. The Princes who stood near ran brought cushion. The great warrior rejected and with a smile and turning towards Arjuna said Dear Son Partha, Give me a cushion befitting to a Warrior. Quickly Arjuna took three arrows and placed them that Grandsire’s head found supported on their points.
” Bhishma said now I must live until the sun turns to North-the beginning of Uttarayna that the makara Sankrama Day 14th January, which is 58 days ahead , till then my soul will not depart and when I die those who are alive then, may come and see me-this is the most important point to decide the war date of Mahabharata.
As Bhishma fought only for 10 days and he lived in the arrow bed for 58 days, so total 68 nights behind to uttarayana was the real date of Mahabharat War . During same month there was lunar and solar Eclipse. So the Makara Sankramana date was 14/01/3125 BC, and going back to 68 days from Makara Sankramana, the Mahabharata War date falls on 6/11/3126″ clarified Pandit.
“Is Ramayana a mere epic or part of India’s ancient history? Hindus around the world celebrate Ram Navami, which falls on the ninth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Chaitra (March-April). The Ramayana by Sant Valmiki and Sant Tulsidas are extremely popular religious volumes throughout India and abroad. But is Ramayana a true ancient history of the lives and times of Lord Ram and the Raghuvanshi period (the descendants of King Raghu) or is it just an story which Hindus believe to be a true account of the events in ancient India? So the birth date of Shree Rama is 28/3/5114 BC and not 10/01/5114 as mentioned by the newspaper” added Pandit Prabhakar.