Based on astronomical information such as position of constellations and time of eclipses available in scriptures, they have concluded that events in the Ramayana took place 7,000 years ago and events in the Mahabharata took place 5,000 years ago.
What is the time period of Ramayana?
According to Hindu tradition, the narrative of the Ramayana takes place during a period of time known as Treta Yuga. According to Robert P. Goldman, the oldest parts of the Ramayana date to between the mid-7th century BCE and the mid-6th century BCE.
What is the timeline of Ramayana and Mahabharata?
The Puranic chronology is a timeline of Hindu history based on the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and the Puranas. Two central dates are the Mahabharata War, which according to this chronology happened at 3534 BCE, and the start of the Kali Yuga, which according to this chronology started at 3508 BCE.
Is Mahabharat true or just a story?
Mahabharata is completely real and it did take place. It has been mentioned in the epic that Mahabharata is an “Itihasa” which means history and thus it means that Mahabharata took place. The words “Purana” and “Itihasa” were created to denote history that occurred at different phases in the past.