I have posted the Ramayana Timeline verified by astronomical data.
To corroborate that further I shall posting articles with Archelogical, Zoological evidence apart from references from Indian and Foreign literature.
After I posted on Ramayana Dateline, I have been asked to write on Mahabharata on similar lines.
This is a minefield.
One has to be remeber that Ramayana had taken place in Treta Youga while the Mahabharata took place in the Dwapara Yuga.
Treta Yuga lasted for 1,296,000 years and the duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 864,000 years.
Mahabharata War took place towards the close of the Dwapara Yuga.
That is to say that the Ramayana and Mahabharata were separated by a minimum of 21,59000 Years.
Ramayana Events Dateline.
Rama’s Birth Date 4th December 7323 B.C
Rama-Seeta Marriage 7th April 7307 B.C
Rama Exiled 29th November 7306
B.C.Hanuman enters Lanka 1st September 7292 B.C
Hanuman meets Seeta 2nd September 7292 B.C.
Sethu (Bridge) built 26-30th Oct. 7292 B.C
The War begins 3rd November 7292 B.C
Kumbhakarna is killed 7th November 7292 B.C.
Ravana is killed by Rama 15th November 7292 B.C.Rama returns to Ayodhya
6th December 7292 B.C.(Vartak,P.V. 1999)”
Now The Mahabharta Events Timeline.
Hereunder is provided a short table dates of important Mahabharat events in years. (Dates and Tithis in years in Rama Samvat assuming Shri Rama Samvat 1st January. 1 equivalent to 1st Jan 7323 B.C. Rama’s birth date has been conclusively proved to be 4th Dec. 7323 B.C.( “Vastav Ramayan“).
EVENT DATE Going to forest 4th Sept. 5574 BC Kitmeet Killed 7th Sept. 5574 BC Going underground 19th May 5562 BC Keechak killed 1st April 5561 BC Anukeechak-Massacre 2nd April 5561 BC End of secret life 9th April 5561 BC Cows stolen 15th April 5561 BC Arjuna exposed 16th April 5561 BC All pandavas exposed 19th April 5561 BC Marriage of Uttara 4th May. & Abhimanyu. Krishna set out for a treaty. 27th Sept. Stay at Upaplavya 27th Sept. Stay at Vrukshthala 28th Sept. Dinner to Brahmins 29th Sept. Entry into Hastinapur 30th Sept. Krishna meets Kunti etc. 1st Oct. Invited for meeting 2nd Oct. First meeting 3rd Oct. Second meeting and an attempt 4th Oct. to arrest Krishna. Third meeting Vishvaroopa 7th Oct. Stay at Kunti 8th Oct. Krishna meets Karna. War 9th Oct. fixed. Krishna returns 9th Oct. Pandavas preparation 11th Oct. Balaram's visit. Mahabharat war started 16th Oct. Abhimanyu killed 28th Oct. 5561 BC. End of War 2nd November 5561 B.C. Yudhishthira crowned 16th Nov. 5551 BC. Bhishma expired 22nd Dec. 5561 BC Pandava campaign 15th Jan. 5560 BC for wealth Parikshita born 28th Jan. 5560 BC Pandavas return 25th Feb. 5560 BC Ashvamedh Deeksha. 1st March 5560 BC Return of Arjuna Horse 15th Jan. 5560 BC Ashvamedh yajna 22nd Feb. 5559 BC Dhrutarashtra went to forest 18th Aug. 5545 BC Pandavas visited Kunti 18th Aug. 5543 BC Vidura expired Death of Kunti, Dhrutarashtra, Sept./Oct. 5541 BC and Gandhari Yadava Massacre 5525 B.C.Parikshit Dead 5499 B.C.
-P.V.Vartak, Swayambhu (in Marathi), Ved Vidnyana Mandal, Pune
All the twelve planets confirm their said positions on 16th October 5561 years B.C. along with two Amavasyas, two eclipses, Kshaya Paksha and a Comet. Thus, in all 18 mathematical positions fix the same date. Therefore, we have to accept this date of the Mahabharat War, if we want to be scientific. Please note that all the twelve planets will come in the same positions again only after 2229 crores of years. That means it will never happen again in the life of our earth, because life of the earth is only 400 crores of years. So the date of the Mahabharat War is pin-pointed as 16th October 5561 B.C..
The date of Ramayana is , the last recoded event for discusssion here, is ,
“Ravana is killed by Rama 15th November 7292 B.C.Rama returns to Ayodhya”
Pandavas Going to forest 4th Sept. 5574 BC is the earliest event taken for discussion here. So the difference between the last event of Ramayana and the first Mahabharata event is 7292-/5574. is 1718 Years! Now to confound further, 'Yet cross indexing the various Purans and the Astrological data supported by actual Astronomical phenomena like Rama‘s Birth chart,Eclipses during Ramayana andMahabharata forces one to the conclusion that Lord Rama’s Death preceded Lord Krishna’s only by 200 years." This anomaly can be answered only if one follows the concept of the theory of Cyclic Theory of Time. Even if we accept this, there is still the point of reconciling 200 years. But again, as Time calculation depends on the position of the observer, the dates mentioned and being proved n=by us might vary because our position differs from the recorded dates of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Citaton. http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/mahabharat/mahab_vartak.html http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/time-non-linear-3-hinduism-explains-how/