By Dr Manish Pandit
Vyasa Muni tells Drithrashtra that Arundhati is ahead of Vasistha as a Nimitta.
However, suppose we were to accept the (mis)interpretation of that verse 31 according to team 5561BCE, then at that time, Arundhati is already ahead of Vasistha for 4000 years. (If we believe this point), then here are the problems which arise:
Point 1: If we accept the hypothesis that Arundhati is ahead of Vasistha for 1000’s of years then ….Why hasn’t anyone seen Arundhati ahead of Vasistha in the decades just prior to the Mahabharata war?
Point 2: If we accept the hypothesis that Arundhati is ahead of Vasistha for 1000’s of years then …. What’s even more funny (weird) is that all through Kunti’s summoning of various Devatas, all through the divine birth of the Pandavas, all through Bhisma’s birth, all through the lineage of the Pandavas/their divine deeds, according to Shri Oak, Arundhati is ahead of Vasistha!!! (which is a problem because here that Arundhati ahead of Vasistha is considered as an ill omen… and is preceded by a number of ill omens)
Point 3: Imagine the divine birth of the Pandavas, Bhisma’s birth, the heroic deeds of the Pandava ancestors……… all through all those miracles and amazing deeds…. according to Shri Oak, Arundhati is ahead of Vasistha.
And supposedly the observation was signifying evil!
Point 4: This leads to a peculiar insurmountable problem for the 5561BCE hypothesis. It cannot explain why the entire Mahabharata must go by without any mention of Arundhati Vasistha and then suddenly in Bhisma Parva is it mentioned and that too in a single verse … AND THAT TOO ONLY AS A NIMITTA AND PRECEDED BY A LIST OF NIMITTAS ALL FORETELLING DOOM. This clearly indicates that Vyasa’s talking about the observation was an observation which was either limited to the year of the war, or at least was an infrequent occurrence in a year, even if it occurred every year (maybe occurring in a month at a time or so)
Conclusion: If Arundhati preceding Vasistha is to be taken in its correct context, then it can only be a Nimitta and nothing else. This fits all Mahabharata theories including 3067BCE. To watch a basic film on it, check here.
To watch the workshop video on Mahabharata Astronomy with Shri Narasimha Rao, please see here: