Akhila Bharateeya Itihaasa Sankalana Yojana has published a reference work by Shriram Sathe as a compendium of astronomical references in the Mahabharata.
This work has provided the basis for this International Colloquium.
Phanindralal Gangooly notes: "From all of which we gather that the summer solstitial colure of the earliest Brahmana period when this was the case was 3100 BCE (PC Sengupta, Age of the Brahmana, in Indian Historical Quarterly, Vol. The vernal equinoctial colure passed through the star Rohini or Aldebaran.
Even at this time the five early luni-solar cycle was known. Using a set of modern technology tools such as Planetarium Software (Sky Map Pro 5, Red Shift), Panchanga Software compiled by a Japanese professor to produce the equivalence between Kaliyuga dates and dates of the Christian era, Dr.
Narahari Achar has tried to authenticate the accuracy of observations made by Veda Vyasa in the Mahabharata.
In the epic, Veda Vyasa himself says that day in and day out he is watching the planetary positions on the skies.
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Hence date of Mahabharata War as per Planetarium Software is 3126 BC. As per Prof Narhari Achar of Dept of Physics, University of Memphis, date of Mahabharata War is 3067 BC. He arrived at this date using Planetarium software based on occurrence of eclipse, full moon and other references in Udyoga Parvan and Bhishma Parvan of Mahabharata.An inscription in the Jain Temple at Aihole prepared by one Chalukya King Pulakesin says that the temple was constructed in 3735 years, after the Mahabharata War and 556 years of Shaka (Saka) era in Kali era, that is in 634 AD. 33.) (Now) when thirty (and) three thousand and five years besides, joined with seven hundred years, have passed since the Bharata war;(V.34.) And when fifty (and) six and five hundred years of the Saka kings also have gone by in the Kali age;(V.As per P V Holey in a session "Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data" in 2003 in Bangalore, date of Mahabharata War is 3143 BC. This is based on important events with planetary positions after comparing astronomical dates based on nakshatra, the Julian and Gregorian systems.As per Prof Raja, a participant in the Vidur Ashrama Seminar, the date of Mahabharata War is 3067 BC. As per Dr Mohan Gupta in a session 'Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data' in 2003 in Bangalore, the date of Mahabharata War is 1952 BC.