Astronomical dating of mahabharata war
He had stated the planetary positions prevailing at the time when Shri Ram was sentenced 14 years exile from Ayodhya.
He had also mentioned that Shri Ram was 25 years old when he left Ayodhya for his 14 years of exile along with Sita and Laxman.
Shri Ram completed 14 years of exile on 2nd January 5075 BC.
Shri Ram came back to Ayodhya when he was 39 years of age (5114 – 5075).
It is a question that still lingers on in the minds of a large number of Indians.Maharishi Valmiki narrated the story of Shri Ram’s life in the epic tale of ‘Ramayan.’ Most of us would be astonished to know that Sage Valmiki has made many sequential astronomical references relating to the events in the life of Ram which he has put together in Ramayan.It goes on to show the planetary positions vis-à-vis the zodiac constellations and other visible stars (Nakshatra) that prevailed during the times of Ramayan.Mahabharata War According to Greek Records The great Greek Ambassador Megasthenes recorded that 138 generations had passed between Lord Krishna and Chandra Gupta Maurya (300 BC).If 20 years is taken per generation, it means that 2760 years have elapsed between the Mahabharata War and Chandra Gupta Maurya. Rao has been a pioneer in the study of archeological evidence related to the Mahabharata period.