Hinduism does not deal in Fiction.
It states facts, however improbable it might seem to us.
While we are not competent to say what is probable or possible in the scheme of things in the Universe,what we can do is to ascertain verifiable facts mentioned in the Puranas and Ithihasa, Epics of Hinduism.
I, after reasonable research , am convinced of the veracity of the verifiable facts in these Texts, with available knowledge we possess, and the technology we have now.
Hence I treat the Puranas and Ithihasas as facts as I would a modern-day scientific paper.
While the modern-day scientific papers keep changing,for clarity, the facts mentioned in these texts have stood the test of Time, right from the Rig Vedic Period, currently dated at 5000 BC.
Some times , while sticks to this view, one comes across some seemingly contradictory facts .
For example the death of Lord Rama preceded the Death of Lord Krishna by a mere 200 years, while according to Puranas these two events were separated by thousands of Years.
By diligently following the Hindu Texts one can solve these riddles.
Please read my post on Rama’s death precedes Krishna by 200 Years.
Now at what did Lord Krishna shed His mortal coil?
The Bhagavata Purana verse 11.6.25 says that Krishna lived for 125 years on earth. The first verse of Mausal Parva, Mahabharata says that Yudhisthira saw bad omens (because of Krishna’s departure from the earth) after 36 years of ruling after they won the Kurukshetra war. So that means Krishna was about 89 years old at the time of war.
This corroborates with the view that the age of Kali-yuga started in 3102 BCE, according to Dr. Achar. As stated in the Puranas, Kali-yuga had already begun, but its full influence was held back because of the presence of Lord Krishna. Then when Lord Krishna departed from this world, which is said to have occurred 35 years after the war of Kurukshetra in 3067, making it the year of 3032 BCE, then Kali-yuga began to show more of its effects.
According to Puranic sources,Krishna’s disappearance marks the end of Dvapara Yuga and the start of Kali Yuga, which is dated to February 17/18, 3102 BCE.
Astronomically simulated Eclipses and Greek Records place the year at 3031 BC
The Greek records go on to record that Heracles (Krishna) lived 138 generations before the time of Alexander and Sandrocottas, which was about 330 BCE. This then calculates, based on about 20 years per generation, to roughly 3090 BCE, which is about the right time considering 3102 BCE is the date when Kali-yuga began. Thus, Lord Krishna was a genuinely historical figure who lived about the time of 3200-3100 BCE, having lived to 125 years of age. “According to the epic Mahabharata, Krishna first appears [in the epic] at the time of Draupadi’s wedding, and His departure is exactly 36 years after the war. No information about His birth is available in the epic itself, although there is information about His departure. Krishna observes omens (Mahabharata 14.3.17), similar to the ones seen at the time of the war, now indicating the total destruction of the Yadavas. [Astrological] Simulations show that in the year 3031 BCE, thirty-six years later than 3067 BCE, there was an eclipse season with three eclipses. A lunar eclipse on 20 October was followed by an annular solar eclipse on 5 November, followed by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 19 November, within an interval of 14 days and at an aparvani time. Thus the date of departure of Lord Krishna is consistent with the popular tradition that He passed away 36 years after the war. The information about His birth can be gathered from the Harivamsha and the Bhagavata Purana…. It should be understood, however, that the date of His departure from this world is established on the information in the epic and on the basis of [astronomical] simulations, and it turns out to be 3031 BCE’
Matchett, Freda, “The Puranas”, p 139 and Yano, Michio, “Calendar, astrology and astronomy” in Flood, Gavin (Ed) (2003). Blackwell companion to Hinduism. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0-631-21535-2.
* Counter claims to this date shall be discussed in another Post.
16 responses to “Krishna Died Age 89 ? 18 February 3102 Verified”
This is a joke right?
No this is History verified by Astronomy
Could you point me to some reputed historical journals or peer reviewed astronomical papers that reflect what you’re saying?
Astronomical data has been provided in the Links in the Post .You shall find more on my posts on Mahabharata Tools, 39 sites of Mahabharata and a host of other post in my site, with research Links
I’m not able to see the specific parts of the astronomical data that support your claim. Or the exact historical sentences that validate it. For example, if you could say “According to xyz journal on page abc, so and so demonstrates that Krishna was a historical figure”, where xyz is a well known historical publication, and “so and so” is a well known and respected historian.
Megasthenes’s Heracles is a figure with no basis in reality (Strabo, Geography, Book XV, Chapter 1) – a view that is echoes universally amongst scholars.
The rest of the info in the blog is circular references. The vedas, puranas etc cannot be treated as scientific texts because they do not present themselves either scientifically, or academically.
Every one to one’s own.The same logic applies to many findings of so called Science, which I have written about.If by definition an authority is one who is not an Indian and the reference quoted from is not Indian sources, then I am guilty as charged. Regds
Kindly Google date of Mahabharata war, Astronomy. Cross reference it with what is stated by Yudhistra about Krishna in Vyasa Bharata Simple arithmetic shall give the result, which I have published
On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Ramani's blog wrote:
Since the Mahabharata is a fiction, there was never any war in the first place. How does one view the Mahabharata as a scientific document, when it does not present itself scientifically?
earth revolves around itself, in 24 hours,
the makes a circular pattern of orbit, but every time comes to the origin, the earth has moved 1 degree every day, which = to 30 days ( lunar calendar, the orbit of moon is like a screw into time, we see this pattern repeated. the moons orbit is perpendicular to earth in relation to the sun.) 360 days is 360 degrees
the earth makes orbit around the sun in 360 days, (rounded) but more accurate by the ancient mathematician 628000 revolutions of moon divided by 2000 revolutions for the sun give a ratio 3.14 accurate to 4th digit(pi). which is also 360 degrees. the moon has a perpendicular path to the earth’s path.
the sun goes around in the universe onefull revolution with all the planets in orbit perpendicular to the sun’s path except pluto. Pluto ‘s path acts like a wrapper (kamarkut) around the planets. while the planets are almonst on a single plane. the universe is moved, (expanded) one yugam. is that correct according to Vedic literature. how many years is a yugam. will the orbits fit onto a yugam.
Please check my posts on Time ,Yugas
Kindly refer my posts on the difficulty of relying on Astronomical dating.
Our concepts will be clear if we take the theory of Time as Non Linear.
Please read m post on Time, non linear.
There is one inscription on the year of Maha Bharata war. That is in IHOLE near BADAMI in Karnataka. It was during the year 634 AD by 2nd PULAKESI. It says 3735 years were passed from the battle of Mahabharata. So it happened in 3101 years back.
I think I have written on this.There are lot of refernces.May be a slight differnce in Dates.This is beig resolved.
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