Most of these that pertain to the war, though there are many scattered throughout the texts, is in the Udyoga and Bhisma Parvas.
Those in the Bhisma Parva are especially systematic and are also in accordance with the astrological omens described in the Atharva Veda and its Parishishtas, referring mostly to comets.
Scholars from across the world came together, for the first time, in an attempt to establish the 'Date of Kurukshetra War based on astronomical data.' Undoubtedly, it was an amazing collation of information presented in a colloquium, held on January 5 and 6, 2003 at the Mythic Society, Bangalore. Firstly, it establishes the historic authenticity of Mahabharata as a sheet anchor of Bharatiya Itihas.
The colloquium was jointly organized by The Mythic Society, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts - Southern Regional Centre and Sir Babasaheb (Umakanth Keshav) Apte Smarak Samithi Trust. Raja Ramanna, Member of Parliament and eminent nuclear scientist, emphasized that the 'best clock for dating was the sky itself and the position of stars.' He added that 'research and scientific theory should be questioned although he found that many homes and libraries hampered the progress of research by keeping ancient manuscripts to themselves.'Dr. Secondly, Veda Vyasa should have recorded only observed celestial events when he provides precise astronomical details in the text.
Examining the Mahabharata, books 3, 5, and 18, his sky map software showed that all these descriptions converge in the year 3067.
Achar also acknowledged that some 30 years earlier, in 1969, S. In determining the date of the Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra, astronomical references in the epic can be used, of which there are more than one hundred and fifty.
Astronomical Evidence: In the Mahabharata references to sequential solar and lunar eclipses as also references to some celestial observations have been made.
This is one of the rarest records that survived through this magazine.
The Great War of Mahabharat between the Pandavas and the Kauravas happened in 3139 BC.
The Pandavas, after winning the Mahabharat war, ruled Hastinapur for 36 years and 8 months until the beginning of greatest poet, writer and the literary figure of his time and Aryabhatt, the greatest astronomer and mathematician.
Recent archaeo-astronomical studies, results of marine-archaeological explorations and overwhelming archaeological evidence have established the historicity and dating of many events narrated in the Mahabharata.
These have led to the conclusion that Mahabharata War was actually fought in 1478 BC and Shri Krishna's Dwarka City got submerged under the sea in 1443 BC.