Mahabharat War 5561 B.C : By Dr. P.V. Vartak (4/5)
THE SCIENTIFIC DATING OF THE MAHABHARAT WAR
(16th October 5561 B.C.)
Dr. Padmakar Vishnu Vartak
NEPTUNE (was known to Vyas in 5561 B.C.)
In 1781 A.D., Herschel discovered Uranus; but its calculated positions
never corroborated with the actual positions. So the experts thought
of another planet beyond Uranus. They fixed its position by mathemat-
ics, and at that site, it was discovered by German Astronomers in 1846
A.D. I have found that Neptune is also mentioned by Vyas in
Mahabharat, under the name of "Shyama".
Shukrahah Prosthapade Poorve Samaruhya Virochate Uttare tu Parikramya
Shyamograhah Prajwalitah Sadhooma iva Pavakah Aaindram Tejaswi Naksha-
tram Jyesthaam Aakramya Tishthati...[16-Bheeshma.3]
Here Vyas says that there was some luminary with Venus in Poorva Bha-
drapada. He adds further that a bluish white (Shyama) planet was in
Jyeshtha and it was smoky (Sadhoom). Saayan Jyeshta means Nirayan
Poorva Bhadrapada, so this is the description of one and the same
planet named by Vyas as Shyama. Neelkantha calls it "Parigha" in his
commentary on Mahabharat. Parigha means circumference, so this planet
may be at the circumference of our solar system.; and so may be Nep-
tune. Let us see by Mathematics is this statement is true. We will
determine the position of Neptune on 16th December 5561 B.C.
Neptune takes 164.78 years per rotation. It was at 234 degrees in
1979. 1979 + 5561 = 7540 years. 7540 divided by 164.78 gives 45.75798
rotations. 0.75798 turn means 272.87 degrees. 234 - 272.87 = -38.87 =
321.13 degrees. This is the site of Poorva Bhadrapada. So Neptune was
in Poorva-Bhadrapada during 5561 B.C.
In 1948, Neptune was at 172 degres. 1948 + 5561 = 7509. 7509/164.78
gives 45.56985 turns. 0.56985 turn means 205 degrees. 172-205 = -33
=360-33 = 327 deg. This is the zone of Poorva Bhadrapada.
In 1879, Neptune was at 20 degrees. 1879 + 5561 = 7440 years. 7440
divided by 164.78 gives 45.15111 turns. 0.15111 turn means 54.39 deg.
20 - 54.39 = -34.39 = 360 - 34.39 = 325.61 degrees. This is Poorva-
Thus the position of Shyama or Parigha is factually proved in the case
of Neptune. Thus, we conclude that Vyas did know Neptune too. Vyas
might have got his knowledge by Yogic Power or by Mathematics or by
using telescopic lenses. Mathematics was far advanced then, that is
why ancient Indian sages fixed the rate of precession of Equinoxes
accurately. Even the world famous scientist Gamov praised the sages
for their remarkable work in Mathematics. So could have mathematically
calculated the position of Shyama or Neptune.
Mirrors are mentioned in the Mahabharat. So lenses too might have been
present at that time. They had Microscopic Vision (Shanti A. 15,308).
As microscopic vision was present, there might be telescopes too.
Planets can be seen with mirrors as well as lenses. Vyas must have
"seen" Neptune; its proof lies in the fact that he says that it is
bluish white (Shyama). Neptune is, in fact, bluish white in colour.
Hence we conclude that Neptune was known to Vyas in 5561 B.C.
PLUTO (was also known to Vyas in 5561 B.C)
Krittikaam Peedayan Teekshnaihi Nakshatram......[30-Bheeshma.3]
Vyas states that there was one Nakshatra, i.e, some immobile liminary
troubling Krittika (Pleides) with its sharp rays. This "star" in Krit-
tika must have been some "planet". It must have been stationary for
many years, that is why Vyas called it Nakshatra which means a thing
that does not move according to Mahabharat itself [Na Ksharati Iti
Hence the Nakshatra was a planet moving very slowly like pluto which
takes nine years to cross one Nakshatra of 13 degrees. My assumption
that this Nakshatra was Pluto gets confirmed by B.O.R.I (Bhandarkar
Oriental Research Institute?) Edition which states thus :
Krittikasu Grahasteevro Nakshatre Prathame Jvalan...... [26-
Some editions mention 'Grahasteekshnah'. Thus Teevra, Teekshana and
Nakshatra are the names of one and the same planet (graha) which was
in Krittlka in 5561 B.C. Let us see if Vyas has given these names to
Pluto and if Pluto was in Krittika. It is stated that Krittika was
troubled with sharp rays by that planet - this indicates that it was
Pluto was at 175 degrees in 1979. It takes 248 years per rotation.
1979+5561=7540 years. 7540 divided by 248 gives 30.403223 turns.
0.403223 turn means 145 degrees. 175 - 145 = 30 degrees. This is the
site of Krittika. Thus it is proved beyond doubt that Vyas bas men-
tioned the position of Pluto, which was discovered to the modern world
in 1930. Vyas could have used his Yogic Vision or mathematical brain
or a lens or some other device to discover Teevra, Teekshna' or
Nakshatra or Pluto.
Thus all the three so-called 'New' planets are discovered from
Mahabharat. It is usually held that before the discovery of Herschel
in 1781 AD, only five planets were known to the world. This belief is
wrong because Vyas has mentioned 'seven Great planets', three times in
Deepyamanascha Sampetuhu Divi Sapta Mahagrahah....[2-Bhishma.17]
This stanza states that the seven great planets were brilliant and
shining; so Rahu and Ketu are out of question. Rahu and Ketu are
described as Graha' 23 meaning Nodal points. (Parus means a node).
Evidently Rahu and Ketu are not included in these seven great planets.
The Moon also is not included, because it was not visible on that day
of Amavasya with Solar Eclipse. From the positions discovered by me
and given by Vyas it is seen that Mars, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus,
Venus and Neptune were the seven great planets accumulated in a small
field extending from Anuradha to Purva Bhadrapada. So they appeared to
Ved-Vyas as colliding with each other, during total solar eclipse.
Nissaranto Vyadrushanta Suryaat Sapta Mahagrahah....[4-Karna 37].
This stanza clearly states that these seven great planets were 'seen'
moving away from the Sun. As these are 'seen', Rahu and Ketu are out
of question. This is the statement of sixteenth day of the War,
naturally the Moon has moved away from the Sun. Hence, Moon, Mars,
Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, Venus and Neptune are the seven great
planets mentioned by Vyas.
Praja Samharane Rajan Somam Sapta grahah Iva......[22-Drona 37].
Here again seven planets are mentioned, excluding the Moon.
Even if we do not consider the planetary positions, from the above
three stanzas, it is clear that seven planets are mentioned which do
not include the Sun, Moon, Rahu and Ketu. Naturally the conclusion is
inevitable that Vyas did know Uranus (Shveta) and Neptune (Shyama) as
If they were known from 5561 years B.C. then why they got forgotten ?
The answer is simple, that these two planets, Uranus and Neptune were
not useful in predicting the future of a person. So they lost impor-
tance and in the course of time they were totally forgotten. But,
in any case, Neelakantha from 17th century knew these two planets
very weIl. Neelakantha is about a hundered years ancient than Her-
schel, and he writes that Mahapata (Uranus) is a famous planet in the
Astronomical science of India. He also mentions the planet 'Parigha'
i.e. Neptune. 22 So both were known in India, at least one Hundered
years before Herschel. Vyas is 7343 years ancient than Herschel, but
still he knew all the three planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
..... to be continued.
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