Philosophy and Hinduism are so intermingled with a Man’s life in India that it becomes difficult to separate Philosophy, Myths ,Legends,History and work of fiction.
How ever the evidence provided in the Ithihasas (meaning ‘it happened thus’) can not be wished away.
Normal to procedure to validate the authenticity of the work is to check both internal and external evidence.
Internal evidence is provided in the text we are studying ,while external evidence consists of references to the event in Contemporary and post -the work in discussion.
As for as The Ramayana goes, external evidence is provided in the Puranas(means ‘ very old’) , Eighteen in Number( in Sanskrit) and in regional Languages of India, be it Tamil,Telugu,Kannada, Malayalam,Hindi,Bengali,Oriya,other languages .
In addition Dialects of India have this spread through word of mouth.
Though the versions vary in embellishments, the basic fact that there was a King called Rama , he had been sent to forest with his wife called Sita by his father who wanted to appease his wife(not Rama’s mother),she was abducted by a Chieftain called Ravana of Sri Lanka and he was killed by Rama , never varies.(History of The Tamils by P.T.Srinivasa Iyengar)
Reference to the Ramayana has been made in Mahabharata, which is posterior to The Ramayana.
One of the characters in The Mahabharata is Lord Krishna, whose palace has been unearthed off Gujarat coast , India.(please see my blog filed under(‘Videos)
External evidence needs the corroboration of the internal evidence supplied by Valmiki in The Ramayana.
Based on this ,research has proved the Date of birth of Sri Rama, which is explained here below.
In addition the route taken by Lord Rama is traced at the beginning of the article.
Excerpts&(The following document is the ‘MOST’ authentic scientific work that does not need further scientific verification. )
The story of Shri Ram’s life was first narrated by Maharishi Valmiki in the Ramayana, which was written after Shri Ram was crowned as the king of Ayodhya. Maharishi Valmiki was a great astronomer as he has made sequential astronomical references on important dates related to the life of Shri Ram indicating the location of planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and the other stars (nakshatras) . Needless to add that similar position of planets and nakshatras is not repeated in thousands of years. By entering the precise details of the planetary configuration of the important events in the life of Shri Ram as given in the Valmiki Ramayan in the software named “Planetarium” corresponding exact dates of these events according to the English calendar can be known.
Mr Pushkar Bhatnagar of the Indian Revenue Service had acquired this software from the US.. It is used to predict the solar/lunar eclipses and distance and location of other planets from earth. He entered the relevant details about the planetary positions narrated by Maharishi Valmiki and obtained very interesting and convincing results, which almost determine the important dates starting from the birth of Shri Ram to the date of his coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
Maharishi Valmiki has recorded in Bal Kaand sarga 19 and shloka eight and nine (1/18/8,9) that Shri Ram was born on ninth tithi of Chaitra month when the position of different planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and nakshatras (visible stars) were: i) Sun in Aries; ii) Saturn in Libra; iii) Jupiter in Cancer; iv) Venus in Pisces; v) Mars in Capricorn; vi) Lunar month of Chaitra; vii) Ninth day after no moon; viii) Lagna as Cancer (cancer was rising in the east); ix) Moon on the Punarvasu (Gemini constellation & Pllux star); x) Day time (around noon).
This data was fed into the software. The results indicated that this was exactly the location of planets/stars in the noon of January 10, 5114 BC. Thus Shri Ram was born on January 10, 5114 BC (7123 years back). As per the Indian calendar it was the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month and the time was around 12 to 1 noontime. This is exactly the time and date when Ram Navmi is celebrated all over India.
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Places visited by Sri Rama, as described in Valmiki Ramayana.
17 responses to “Birth Date of Lord Rama,Route taken by him to Sri Lanka-Map.”
You don’t know anything. If your purpose is to denigrate Hinduism then it is ok.
I am surprised.
I have tried to quote that Lord Rama was not a fictitious personality invented by somebody but an real person who lived.
I can not understand what has been conveyed to you by the article.
Rama was not a person but God.
He took incarnation in the latter years of Treta Yuga. After that Dwapar Yuga has passed. It means to say that Rama took incarnation around 10,00,000 years ago.
You can get information on Hindu Yugas on net also. A link is given below.
Dwapar Yuga= 8,64,000
Kali Yuga Began on 18 Feb 3102 BC
Kali Yuga Years upto 0 AD= 3,102
Kali Yuga Years upto between 0 AD to DEC 2010 end= 2,010
The information that is provided in my article is based on the evidence available in The Ramayana.
The facts check out based on Astronomical calculations.
This proves, first of all, The Ramayana was not a Myth or a Story.
In fact my son asked me the question just as you have ,that ‘Lord Rama was born in Treta Yuga and you are assigning a date in Kaliyuga?’
Also the Rama Sethu is dated one lakh years old.
Answer is according to Indian Philosophy Time is Cyclic and it is not Linear.
To put it simply,Ramayana is happening Right Now .has also happened and will happen.
Please check my Blog Time a Non-Linear Theory filed under Astrophysics.
I have seen your posts.
Very good effort in conveying Hindu thought.
In The translation you have provided for ‘OM Poorna mitha Poornam,….,you have called the Brahman as God.
In fact the Reality Brahman is beyond qualities and the Trimurthis and Avatars are Saguna Manifestations and ntr Nirguna Brahman that is spoken of by The Upanishads(in this context)
Brahman or God can nor be known but can only be felt(Anuboodhi)
The planetary positions can get roughly matched on two different instances of time. The Mahabharata gives planetary positions accurately yet calculating back from the present position gives rise to some unexplainable conflicts.
I can only request you to withdraw this new date of Ram’s birth as it is extremely against the Hindu scriptures.
In trying to settle the controversy of historicity of Ram you have generated another controversy. Such things aren’t going to help Hinduism.
The Westerners distorted Hindu dates as they couldn’t digest such long periods. The Hindu dates are exactly correct,may be you will realise this sometime.
I am surprised that the point has not gone in.
Our scriptures are beyond Human reasoning and we can only try to explain with whatever is available to us.
First step, is Lord Rama’s existence has been proved.
Similarly the concept of Time as enunciated in our System will also be proved,not that it matters .
What I am trying to state is that Lord Rama is not an imaginary person as He is made out to be the so called Liberals.
Next is Time concept of Hinduism .
Please read my blogs under Astrophysics.
Quantum theory is anticipated and explained in Hinduism.
You are following one path;me another.
Let us not score same side goals.
Let us remember that Hinduism survives and has survived because it is the Truth.
It does not Ramanan to support it.
Rather Ramanan needs Hinduism to help him Realize Himself/Reality.
Ok. No point prolonging arguments. I myself have read Quantum Theory, Theory of Relativity(Special & General), Atomic Physics as I am Engineer by profession. I was fascinated with all these. But apart from giving the fascination all these don’t lead to the Truth. It is fact that the material science not only doesn’t lead to Truth but also leads you away from the Truth.
I think the route Rama took was more straight down south instead of going south west and then south east. There are claims that Panchavati is near Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh. There is a famous Rama temple there. Ofcourse Nashik claims it too. But if you see the topography the forests are very dense through Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh regions than Nashik. To see dense vegetation you need to go all the way to Western Ghats further west.
Surely it was not straight. Perhaps the tranquility and sublimity of mother nature led him. further the exile has to last fourteen years, so he might have moved slowly resting at places as long as the comforts were there and then proceed to rh next.
Am suprised too.
Both of u are saying theSAME thing.
So why is Mr.Pramod Kushwa upset?!!
Only Lord Rama knows!
would position of stars etc.be repeats in several years may it be thousands or more ? If it is so then how can we predict this particular date and time ?
Yes. That is the reason Hindus have defined Time as Cyclic and not Linear.For details on this you may read my post Time Non Linear ramanan50.It goes without saying then the events ,including Avatars keep repeating themselves.This is borne by our Philosophy.And these vents are existing/happening at this point of Time elsewhere.Please refer my posts on Parallel Universes
This is fascinating topic. The same planetary positions can repeat again and again. The last time the combination happened (mentioned by you in the article) could be in 5114 BCE. How about the previous occurrences of the same combination?
If you keep going back and hit combinations in Treta Yuga, one of them should be considered as the birth date of Lord Rama based on Ramayana and Hindu scriptures.
People can continue to argue about the validity of scriptures, but they are the source of information and the source should be respected and noted in discussions. That is missing in this topic. If you can update that information, along with 5114 BCE (which may be suitable for some folks), then we are not twisting the factual data found in Ramayana.
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