"Planetary information" from the Rig Veda, Ramayana and Mahabharata was used to find the exact dates, said Saroj Bala, director of the institute. "I spent a good one-and-ahalf hours at the exhibition and there is a lot of material there which merits attention," Sharma told ET. "Considerable research" and a software procured for around Rs 7,000 from the US were the keys apparently.Various other western authors have made a study of the culture and history of the Ramayana, such as Philip Lutgendorf in his book Ramas Story in Shivas City, California University; Joe Burkhalter Flueckiger and Laurie Sears in The Boundaries of Traditional Ramayana and Mahabharata Performances in South and Southeast Asia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; W. Smith on Ramayan Traditions in Eastern India, University of Stockholm, and others.There are also numerous places that are indicated as the locations where various events happened in reference to the pastimes of Lord Rama and Sita. I have personally visited many of these places, such as Ramesvaram, Nasik, Hampi, and others where there are particular locations and sites that are related to the events that took place in the life and adventures of Lord Rama.
So, Bansal’s dates are a few decades prior to Achar’s dates. Achar: Mahabharat dates and Historical Events Interestingly, the decades when Dwapar Yug is supposed to have ended and Kali Yug supposed to have started as per these dates..
In regard to Lord Rama, the point about ancient history is that the farther you go back in time, the fewer references you can use that actually refer to the incident in history.
There may be many commentaries, but few quotations to the actual events.
There have been allegations and questions raised about the very existence of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
This exhibition gives scientific basis for all of this." The minister's comments made earlier to a TV channel on the late APJ Abdul Kalam being a nationalist despite being a Muslim created a controversy on Friday.