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    Dear Friends,
    Here is a write up on Valmiki's Ramayana and being an astronomer too how we can predict the the dates of Lord Rama's life and other events in Ramayana.
    It is quite interesting and tells us thart Ramayana is not a MYTH.
    Further research will prove it.

    Valmikis' stunningly accurate account

    The story of Shri Rams' life was first narrated by
    Maharishi Valmiki in the Ramayana, which was written after Shri Ram
    was crowned as the king of Ayodhya. Maharishi Valmiki was a great
    astronomer as he has made sequential astronomical references on
    important dates related to the life of Shri Ram indicating the
    location of planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and the other
    stars (nakshatras).

    Needless to add that similar position of planets and
    nakshatras is not repeated in thousands of years.

    By entering the precise details of the planetary
    configuration of the important events in the life of Shri Ram as given
    in the Valmiki Ramayan in the software named "Planetarium"
    corresponding exact dates of these events according to the English
    calendar can be known.

    Mr Pushkar Bhatnagar, of the Indian Revenue Service, had
    acquired this software from the US. It is used to predict the
    solar/lunar eclipses and distance and location of other planets from
    earth. He entered the relevant details about the planetary positions
    narrated by Maharishi Valmiki and obtained very interesting and
    convincing results, which almost determine the important dates
    starting from the birth of Shri Ram to the date of his coming back to
    Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Maharishi Valmiki has recorded in Bal
    Kaand, sarga 19 and shloka eight and nine (1/18/8,9), that Shri Ram
    was born on ninth tithi of Chaitra month when the position of
    different planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and nakshatras
    (visible stars) were:

    i) Sun in Aries; ii) Saturn in Libra; iii) Jupiter in
    Cancer; iv) Venus in Pisces; v) Mars in Capricorn; vi) Lunar month of
    Chaitra; vii) Ninth day after no moon; viii) Lagna as Cancer (cancer
    was rising in the east); ix) Moon on the Punarvasu (Gemini
    constellation & Pllux star); x) Day time (around noon).

    This data was fed into the software. The results indicated
    that this was exactly the location of planets/stars in the noon of
    January 10, 5114 BC. Thus, Shri Ram was born on January 10, 5114 BC
    (7121 years back). As per the Indian calendar, it was the ninth day of
    Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month and the time was around 12 to 1
    noontime. This is exactly the time and date when Ram Navmi is
    celebrated all over India.

    Shri Ram was born in Ayodhya. This fact can be
    ascertained from several books written by Indian and foreign authors
    before and after the birth of Christ - Valmiki Ramayan, Tulsi Ramayan,
    Kalidasas' Raghuvansam, Baudh and Jain literature, etc.

    These books have narrated in great detail the location,
    rich architecture and beauty of Ayodhya which had many palaces and
    temples built all over the kingdom. Ayodhya was located on the banks
    of the Saryu river with Ganga and Panchal Pradesh on one side and
    Mithila on the other side.

    Normally 7,000 years is a very long period during which
    earthquakes, storms, floods and foreign invasions change the course of
    rivers, destroy the towns/buildings and alter the territories.
    Therefore, the task of unearthing the facts is monumental.

    The present Ayodhya has shrunk in size and the rivers have
    changed their course about 40 km north/south. Shri Ram went out of
    Ayodhya in his childhood

    (13th year as per Valmiki Ramayan) with Rishi Vishwamitra
    who lived in Tapovan (Sidhhashram). From there he went to Mithila,
    King Janaks' kingdom. Here, he married Sita after breaking Shiv

    Researchers have gone along the route adopted by Shri Ram
    as narrated in the Valmiki Ramayan and found 23 places which have
    memorials that commemorate the events related to the life of Shri Ram.
    These include :

    Shringi Ashram,


    Tadka Van,



    Janakpur (now in Nepal),

    Sita Kund, etc.

    Memorials are built for great men and not for fictitious
    characters. Date of exile of Shri Ram: It is mentioned in Valmiki
    Ramayans' Ayodhya Kand (2/4/18) that Dashratha wanted to make Shri Ram
    the king because Sun, Mars and Rahu had surrounded his nakshatra and
    normally under such planetary configuration the king dies or becomes a
    victim of conspiracies.

    Dashrathas' zodiac sign was Pisces and his nakshatra was Rewati.

    This planetary configuration was prevailing on the January
    5, 5089 BC,

    and it was on this day that Shri Ram left Ayodhya for 14
    years of exile.

    Thus, he was 25 years old at that time (5114-5089).

    There are several shlokas in Valmiki Ramayan which
    indicate that Shri Ramwas 25-years-old when he left Ayodhya for exile. Valmiki
    Ramayan refers to the solar eclipse at the time of war with Khardushan
    in later half of 13th year of Shri Rams' exile. It is also mentioned
    it was amavasya day and Mars was in the middle. When this data was
    entered, the software indicated that there was a solar eclipse on
    October 7, 5077 BC, (amavasya day) which could be seen from Panchvati.

    The planetary configuration was also the same - Mars was
    in the middle,

    on one side were Venus and Mercury and on the other side
    were Sun and Saturn.

    On the basis of planetary configurations described in
    various other chapters, the date on which Ravana was killed works out
    to be December 4, 5076 BC, and Shri Ram completed 14 years of exile on
    January 2, 5075 BC, and that day was also Navami of Shukla Paksha in
    Chaitra month. Thus Shri Ram had come back to Ayodhya at the age of 39

    A colleague, Dr Ram Avtar, researched on places visited by
    Shri Ram during his exile, and sequentially moved to the places stated
    as visited by Shri Ram in the Valmiki Ramayan, starting from Ayodhya
    he went right upto Rameshwaram.

    He found 195 places which still have the memorials
    connected to the events narrated in the Ramayana relating to the life
    of Shri Ram and Sita These include Tamsa Tal (Mandah), Shringverpur
    (Singraur), Bhardwaj Ashram (situated near Allahabad), Atri Ashram,
    Markandaya Ashram (Markundi), Chitrakoot, Pamakuti (on banks of
    Godavari), Panchvati, Sita Sarovar, Ram Kund in Triambakeshwar near
    Nasik, Shabari Ashram, Kishkindha (village Annagorai), Dhanushkoti and
    Rameshwar temple. In Valmiki Ramayan it is mentioned that Shri Rams'
    army constructed a bridge over the sea between Rameshwaram and Lanka.

    After crossing this bridge, Shri Rams' army had defeated
    Ravana. Recently,

    NASA put pictures on the Internet of a man-made bridge,
    the ruins of which are lying submerged in Palk Strait between
    Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka.

    Recently the Sri Lankan Government had expressed the
    desire to develop Sita Vatika as a tourist spot. Sri Lankans believe
    this was Ashok Vatika where Ravana had kept Sita as a prisoner (in
    5076 BC).

    Indian history has recorded that Shri Ram belonged to the
    Suryavansh and he was the 64th ruler of this dynasty. The names and
    other relevant particulars of previous 63 kings are listed in Ayodhya
    ka Etihaas written about 80 years ago by Rai Bahadur Sita Ram.
    Professor Subhash Kak of Lousiana University, in his book, The
    Astronomical Code of the Rig Veda, has also listed 63 ancestors of
    Shri Ram

    who ruled over Ayodhya.

    Sri Rams' ancestors have been traced out as: Shri Ram,
    King Dashratha, King Aja, King Raghu, King Dilip and so on. From
    Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Bengal to Gujarat, everywhere people
    believe in the reality of Shri Rams' existence, particularly in the
    tribal areas of Himachal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the

    Most of the festivals celebrated in these areas revolve
    around the events in the life of Shri Ram and Shri Krishna. The
    events and places related to the life of Shri Ram and Sita are true
    cultural and social heritage of every Indian irrespective of caste and
    creed. Therefore, it is common heritage.

    After all, Shri Ram belonged to the period when Prophet
    Mohammed or Jesus Christ were not born and Muslim or Christian faiths
    were unknown to the world.

    The words Hindu (resident of Hindustan) and Indian
    (resident of India) were synonymous. India was also known as Bharat
    (land of knowledge) and Aryavarta (where Aryans live) and Hindustan
    (land of "Hindus" - derived from word Indus). During Ram Rajya, the
    evils of caste system based on birth were non-existent. In fact,
    Maharishi Valmiki is stated to be of Shudra class (scheduled caste),
    still Sita lived with him as his adopted daughter after she was
    banished from Ayodhya.

    Luv and Kush grew in his ashram as his disciples. We need
    to be proud of the fact that Valmiki was perhaps the first great
    astronomer and that his study of planetary configurations has stood
    the test of times. Even the latest computer softwares have
    corroborated his astronomical calculations, which proves that he did
    not commit any error.

    Shabri is stated to be belonging to the Bheel tribe. Shri
    Rams' army, which succeeded in defeating Ravana, was formed by various
    tribals from Central and South India.

    The facts, events and all other details relating to the
    life of Shri Ram are the common heritage of all the Indians including
    scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, Muslims, Christians, etc.

    Prophet Mohammad was born 1,400 years ago.

    Jesus Christ was born 2,000 years back.

    Gautam Buddha was born 2,600 years back,

    where as Ram was born 7,000 years back.

    Hence, discovering the details relating to Shri Rams' life
    would be lot more difficult as destruction caused by floods,
    earthquakes and invasions etc., would be far greater. But, should that
    stop our quest for learning more about our cultural heritage?

    As Indians,whatever religion we now practice, let us all
    take pride in the fact that the Indian civilisation is the most
    ancient civilisation today. It is certainly more than 10,000 years
    old. Therefore, let us reject the story of Aryan invasion in India in
    1,500 BC as motivated implantation.

    In fact Max Mueller, who was the creator of this theory
    had himself rejected it.

    Let us admit that during the British Rule, we were
    educated in the schools based on Macaulay school of thinking which
    believed that everything Indian was inferior and that entire "Indian
    literature was not worth even one book rack in England." If there were
    similarities in certain features of Indian people and people from
    Central Europe, then automatic inference drawn was that the Aryans
    coming from Europe invaded India and settled here.

    No one dared of thinking in any other way. Therefore,
    there is urgency for the historians and all other intellectuals to
    stop reducing Indian history to myth.

    There is need to gather, dig out, search, unearth and
    analyse all the evidences,

    which would throw more light on ancient Indian
    civilisation and culture. There is need for the print and the
    electronic media to take note of these facts and create atmosphere
    which would motivate our young and educated youth to carry out
    research and unearth true facts about the ancient Indian civilisation
    and wisdom and would also encourage them to put across the results of
    their research before the people fearlessly and with a sense of pride!
    Last edited by R.Varadarajan; 17-08-13, 12:33.

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