By Dr Manish Pandit
One of the most difficult corroborations in the Mahabharata is Balarama’s pilgrimage. We demonstrate it exactly in 3067BCE. In my modified 3067BCE theory, the first day of war (25th Nov) is reverse counted from the last day of the war (Dec 12th) which is the primary point of fixation as opposed to Dr Achar’s theory where the first day of the war was taken as 22nd November (Shukla Ekadashi tradition was given greater importance in old theory). Thus Gita Jayanti is the 24th of November 3067BCE in my modified new theory. (War timeline shifted ahead from old theory by 3 days results in perfect corroboration of Balarama’s pilgrimage Tithi and Nakshatra which no other researcher amongst 110+ researchers has ever done)
There are 42 Nakshatras between Pushya to Shravana and these are covered in 42 days quite easily between Nov 1st and Dec 12th 3067BCE. The book contains a typo where it misses Moola Nakshatra but this Moola Nakshatra is described clearly in the second volume of the book on dissection of theories on page 140.
The count from Jyestha is : Jyestha 1, Moola 2, Purvashadha 3, Uttarashadha 4, Sharavana 5, Dhanistha 6, Shatabhisha 7, Purvabhadrapada 8, Uttarabhadrapada 9, Revati 10, Ashwini 11, Bharani 12, Krittika 13, Rohini 14, Mrigashira 15, Ardra 16 and Punarvasu 17. Thus 17 nakshatras pass from Jyestha (count includes Jyestha) to the start of Balarama’s pilgrimage. Please note that as counting starts from Jyestha Amavasya, Purnima must occur just before the start of the pilgrimage
The count from Pushya should read as follows: Lets count nakshatras further from Pushya and see what happens to Balarama’s pilgrimage.
Pushya 1, Ashlesha 2, Magha 3, Purvaphalguni 4, Uttaraphalguni 5, Hasta 6, Chitra 7, Swati 8, Vishakha 9, Anuradha 10, Jyestha 11, Moola, 12, Purvashadha 13, Uttarashadha 14, Sharavana 15, Dhanistha 16, Shatabhisha 17, Purvabhadrapada 18, Uttarabhadrapada 19, Revati 20, Ashwini 21, Bharani 22, Krittika 23, Rohini 24, Mrigashira 25, Ardra 26, Punarvasu 27, Pushya again 28,
Ashlesha 29, Magha 30, Purvaphalguni 31, Uttaraphalguni 32, Hasta 33, Chitra 34, Swati 35, Vishakha 36, Anuradha 37, Jyestha 38, Moola 39, Purvashadha 40, Uttarashadha 41, Shravana 42. Thus we know that the 18th day of the war is a Shravana nakshtra which must coincide with an Amavasya which must be prevalent on the same day in the afternoon. This takes care of the count which originally was supposed to read 42 Nakshatras but reads 40 Nakshatras in the book.
Above two images show Day 1 of Pilgrimage at Pushya and day 42 of Pilgrimage at Shravana corroborated exactly using Cybersky. Next let’s see Jhora too
Now check Balarama’s pilgrimage Pushya to Shravana at 42 days: Day 1 of Pilgrimage at Pushya and day 42 of Pilgrimage at Shravana corroborated exactly using Jhora too.
Now question is whether this Balarama’s pilgrimage can be verified in 5561BCE? In 9 years, the view of the researcher in question has shifted 180 degrees: in 1989, Vartak did verbal gymnastics with the word Shravane and tried to pass it off as “hearing “ instead of a Nakshatra… but now they have given up and clearly say that it cannot be corroborated for their year of the war. Since Balarama’s pilgrimage can’t be corroborated, the war timeline so intimately tied with the Pilgrimage timeline at its end, is also not corroborated for Shravana nakshatra. Hence the two timelines of 5561BCE are debunked and so is the Bhisma Moksha as the start of that timeline is during the war timeline which is obviously hopelessly wrong: Check this Twitter video first where Nakshatra SS are shown for 5561 and 3067BCE:
We have proved Shalya Parva verse for 3067BCE exactly and shown that it fails for 5651BCE with screenshots. For a longer video on Balarama’s pilgrimage and its stringent conditions here is is 15 minute short film :
One major problem of 5561BCE which makes the war and pilgrimage timelines untenable: