Posted on: 14 January 2017

Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata

Video lecture:

Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata
By Nilesh Nilakanth Oak

Let Mahabharata & Ramayana data-set, change your mindset!

While there are more than 130 attempts to date Mahabharata and more than dozen attempts to date Ramayana, all of them have lead to different proposals based on, supposedly, same set of evidences from these epics. This causes lot of confusion and makes ordinary individuals wonder if they can trust either these researchers or the evidence, or both!

The problem is not in the evidence, but rather of irrational and subjective methods employed by most researchers. Nilesh will demonstrate a scientific framework for conducting new research or analyzing existing research, and how this simple framework can be used by anyone to determine the quality of any research work or claim.

Besides presenting specific dates for instances of Mahabharata & Ramayana, Nilesh will convincingly demonstrate, with the help of specific astronomy evidence, why Mahabharata war did not happen anytime after 4500 BCE and why Ramayana did not happen anytime after 10,000 BCE.

Nilesh Nilkanth Oak is the author of 'When did the Mahabharata war happen?: The Mystery of Arundhati' and 'The Historic Rama: Indian civilization at the end of Pleistocene'.

Watch this brilliant lecture: Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, a lecture by NILESH OAK Let Mahabharata & Ramayana data-set, change your mindset! While there are more than 130 attem...

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Our methods of scientific dating process n excavations can hardly b most accurate as over the years changing dynasties, rulers, their religious orientation etc may hv influenced the presence or absence of remains..

Ramayana....10000 BC....Mahabharat 5500 BC...Ajatshatru's reign in Magadh...3000 yrs BC...Gautam Buddha was his contemporary

Logical conclusions can only b derived through documented histories, stupas, khandaas, abhilekhaas, etc

Gupta dynasty 200 Yrs AD, Pushyamitra Sunga 500 yrs AD...Mohammad bin kaasim(will hv to confirm his name) who was d first muslim to enter Sindh 715 AD

what about BB Lal's excavations in hastinapur and the grey pottery found?

Very skeptical of his claims, although they are interesting. Also, he is not a good communicator. Has he submitted his claims to any academic venue? I doubt it.

King Ashoka....2300 yrs BC

he answered all teh questions except, it Aryabhatta invented the 0 (zero) in around 500 AD, how did the Kauravs count their brothers, their armies in the thousands, and how did the calculation of Yugas (which involves decimal calculations) become possible.

There is utter confusion in dating ! First of all I think it should be decided whether these epics are mythological or historical in nature . Dating can be done only after settling this issue .

@ Meenakshi Srinivasan,V Shankar Srinivasan