From Lord Ram’s birth date to the Mahabharata war dates, an exhibition in Delhi claimed to have answers to many intriguing questions historians are still trying to crack.
According to the exhibition, Cultural Continuity from Rigveda to Robotics, Lord Ram was born on January 10 at 12.05 hours, 5114 BC and the Mahabharata war started on 13 October, 3139 BC.
With astronomical evidence, it is stated that Hanuman met Sita at Ashok Vatika in Lanka on September 12, 5076 BC.
Contesting theories of Aryan invasion, the organisers of the exhibition said Aryans were indigenous and that the Mahabharata and Ramayana were historical texts.
“The genetic study of the world population say that indigenous civilization has been developing in India for last 10,000 years. Aryans were originals of India. Studies also showed that the genes of north Indians, Dravidians and tribals are the same,” said Saroj Bala, director of the Delhi chapter of the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (I-Serve).
Bala added that they have sufficient evidence to prove that Ramayana and Mahabharata were historic and not mythological texts.
“Rigveda goes back to 7,000 years back, and Ramayana references goes back to 7,000 years, whereas Mahabharata goes back to 5,000 years back,” she said.
“Ramayana and Mahabharata are the history of the period. Vedas are the composition of knowledge of subjects including astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, botany and more,” Bala said.
The organisers claimed that the findings were based on astronomical and scientific evidences and followed extensive research.
“It is a result of 10 years of extensive research work. The software used for astronomical references is called Planetarium Gold,” said Peeyush Sandhir, associate director, I-Serve.
Sandhir added that the references to astronomical dates in Rigveda, Ramayana and Mahabharata were corroborated by oceanographic, archaeological, geological, remote sensing and anthropological proof.
The exhibition has also displayed evidence of archaeological excavations carried out in the Indus, Saraswati and Ganga regions.
The artefacts include utensils, ornaments, weapons and infrastructure. The exhibition was on at Lalit Kala Akademi till September 23.