When Did The Mahabharata war happen? Part 1

There are 212+ references in the Mahabharata text which point to 3067BCE as the year of the war. These are divided into:

  1. Calendric– providing details of nakshatra, Moons phases (Tithis), tithi and count of days/nights for a given event. This applies to Bhisma Moksha, to Balarama’s Pilgrimage and other events.
  2. Tithis calculated from few major data points: (one method is given here) These Tithis can be calculated by forward and backward counting from the 14th war night Moonrise which is a definitive late waning phase Moon rising in the Eastern sky. (MBH CE 159 and 161 Drona Parva –Mahendri Dig Alankrta- Eastern sky Moonrise) which is a crescent Moon (Drona Parva CE 159:25-49)and Drona Parva 161 which says that 3/15 of the night remains at the time of restart of hostilities post killing (Vadha) of Ghatotkacha at night. This means that the 14th war night is a Krishna Ekadashi night. This means that the 18th war day is an Amavasya only. Thus 4 war theories are debunked on this crucial evidence- Shri Oak (5561BCE), 3143BCE, 3163BCE and 1793BCE (Shri Bhatnagar). All these rely on an Amavasya start to the war which becomes impossible. Thus all four theories make the Back to front Moonphase Error almost like a mirror image timeline mistake. This timeline which is the war timeline has definite boundaries according to Tithi and Nakshatra which are almost impossible to fit in any year other than 3067BCE.
  3. Balarama’s Pilgrimage provides us the Nakshatra for the last war day, it is Shravana Nakshatra according to Shalya Parva 33:05-6 which says that the Teerthyatra/ Pilgrimage of Balarama must last 42 days and crucially start from Pushya (Al Tarf) and end at Shravana Nakshatra (Altair). This also means that the last war day (day 18) must be Shravana Nakshatra. The only war theory which replicates this timeline satisfactorily which is crucial to the astronomy proof is the 3067BCE theory. Thus again 4 war theories are debunked on this crucial evidence- Shri Oak (5561BCE), 3143BCE, 3163BCE and 1793BCE (Shri Bhatnagar). All these rely on an Shravana start to the Pilgrimage which reverses the war and pilgrimage timelines (Mirror Image) and makes their theories impossible. This timeline which is the 42 day Balarama’s pilgrimage timeline has definite boundaries according to Nakshatra (Pushya Nakshatra start and Shravana Nakshatra end) which are impossible to fit in any year other than 3067BCE.
  4. Eclipses of the Sun and the Moon: We give 3 eclipses prior to the war and 3 eclipses 36 years after the war in the 3067BCE timeline. The eclipse verses occur before the war and not during it. This is again not replicated in any other Mahabharata war theory.
  5. Planetary positions with reference to nakshatras for astrological purpose: Out of 110+ Mahabharata theories, all theories except 3067BCE ignore Rohini Saturn which is the most crucial reference.
  6. Comets, Meteors and atmospheric phenomena: Most theories don’t consider the cometary phenomena at all. The only theory to look at this is the 3067BCE theory. My 3 free books on Astronomy and umpteen astronomy videos are available for learning purposes here: I have proved my theory and provided the reasons why every other theory gets into problems here: https://www.academia.edu/42657451/3067BCE_Fresh_Perspective_on_the_Astronomy_of_the_Mahabharata_War
When Did The Mahabharata War Happen? – Part 1

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