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There have been many attempts to unravel its historical growth and compositional layers. At about 1. He also describes the Guru-shishya parampara, which traces all great teachers and their students of the Vedic times. The epic employs the story within a story structure, otherwise known as frametales, popular in many Indian religious and non-religious works.
Many have attempted to date the Mahabharata war and Ramayana taking inputs from the two Epics. In an exchange with him on Twitter for open debate I sent to him the following transcripts in a series of tweets on January 8 th and 9 th of Traditional date of K.
The Mahabharata Research. Dating the Kurukshetra War. Incidentally, the dating of the Mahabharata War has been a matter of challenge and has become a controversy for a century or two.
Directly, independent of any other event in history, with reference to the unique astronomical events described in the epic. Unwilling to participate in the fratricidal war, Balarama goes on a pilgrimage from Dwaraka and Somnath in Gujarat to Adibadri now in Bilaspur Chhattisgarh virtually tracing Saraswati in the reverse flow. Balarama is anguished to see the drying of the river.
Abstract Mahabharata war is considered by many to be a historical event. Using modern astronomical software, our article shows that a number of Thirteen day eclipse pairs were visible in Kurukshethra. Article suggests some candidate dates for Mahabharata war.
The dating of Mahabharata is a contentious topic. There are some who believe such exercises in general are waste of time and one should focus on the message of the epic. There are others who believe it to be a fictional narrative and hence not worth dating.
The conflict arose from a dynastic succession struggle between two groups of cousins, the Kauravas and Pandavas, for the throne of Hastinapuram, an Indian kingdom called Kuru. It involved a number of ancient kingdoms participating as allies of the rival groups. If one reads Mahabharata, he will get answers to all the questions in his life.