Ramayana Scientific Dating Wrong?

Adam’s Bridge gives the date about ,1750,00 years ago, which is way earlier to 8,69,111years.

The other one based on Lord ram’s birth dates Ramayana by mere 7000 years( 5000 B.C)

Asoka Vatika is also dated thus.



It is one thing to be happy about the fact that the Ramayana and Mahabharata are proved by Dating them through internal references in the Epics, like the Astronomical phenomena and  the structures detailed in the Epics,like the Rama Sethu or Adam’s Bridge:Dwaraka of Lord Krishna, the list is more.

I have posted articles on this subject.

Normally when I post some controversial topic, I, some times, deliberately leave out some information  in the article which I have presented,it, when taken to its logical end, would lead one to more queries on the subject and at times question the original premise.

My readers are very astute and they point the fact out.

My purpose is served because the readers have taken the issue seriously and have referred to the original Epics.

That is my purpose of writing this Blog, especially on Hinduism and Indian Philosophy.

One issue which, for quite some time has escaped scrutiny was the dating of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Some of my popular posts on Ramayana Dates were written about two years ago.

Now one of the readers, Mr.Pradeep Singh caught the point when he sent in a comment.

Suggest changing dates as it conflicts scientific evidence. As you know that Dwarika is about 35000 yrs old per carbon dating and saraswati river carbon dating also do not infer what you are saying dates for Ramayan. I suggest you do more research and change dates. ALSO Look at Purans, bhavisya puran. People read your views so I am concerned that many people will get wrong message.”

Yes Mr,Pradeep Singh, the omission was deliberate and am happy that you caught it.

Let me explain.

The four Yuga Details.

SATYA YUGA – (sometimes also called krta-yuga): the golden age lasts 1,728,000 years.

TRETA YUGA – also called the silver age, lasts 1,296,000 years.

DVAPARA YUGA – or the bronze age, lasts 864,000 years.

KALI YUGA – the iron age of hypocrisy and quarrel lasts 432,000 years.

Ramayana took place in Treta Yuga.

“Kali yuga starts on the day of SREE KRISHNA PARAMATHMA’S departure to Vykunda, & Lord’s departure was 5111years back,(from 2009)

SREE RAMAVATHAR was at the 2nd half of Thretha yuga

therefore RAMAYANA was happened before 8,69,111years ago



Astrological magazine of B.V. Raman (1971, february edition).”
So the Ramayana date should be around 8, 69,000 back.
Now on to Ramayana dates.
Rama Sethu. The Adams; Bridge connecting India at Rameswaram and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka may not be an Island nation after all – a chain of limestone shoals called Ram Setu or Pamban Bridge remains faint evidence to the former land connection between the Mannar islands of northwestern Sri Lanka and Rameswaram in the Indian southwestern coast.

The 3 ft to 30 ft depth of the sea surrounding this 30 miles (48 km) long bridge is not good enough to allow proper navigation. Earlier there used to be a regular ferry service between Talaimannar of Sri Lanka and Rameswaram of India, which is currently withheld due to the continuing civil disorder within Lanka.

The first mention of this reportedly man-made bridge was found in the accounts of Ibn Khordadbeh in his Book of Roads and Kingdoms. Since then, it has been attributed with several names like Set Bandhai, meaning ‘Bridge of the Sea‘, Rama’s Bridge and Adam’s Bridge.

The Islamic legends state that it was used by Adam to traverse the route to Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka to repent for 1000 years, during which he kept standing on one foot. This perhaps explains the large footprint hollow you can find on the Peak.

On the other hand, the Indian or rather the Hindu legend behind this superbly curved sandstone bridge relates it to the epic Ramayana. Accordingly, it is deemed to be built by the ‘vanara sena’ (monkey army) of the glorious incarnation of Shri Rama, the hero of the epic, to rescue his holy wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana, who ruled over Lanka.

The radiocarbon dating of the bridge verges on around 1,750,000 years, which roughly coincides with the Indian estimate of the mythical ‘Treta Yuga’.

The space footages of the Ram Setu provided by NASA has neither confirmed nor rejected these controversial claims. Contrary to the Vaishnava News Network’s insistence on the Rama legend, after taking its 2002 remote sensing images, NASA simply stated that the much-hyped bridge was only a naturally formed chain of shoals and refused to comment on the possible human involvement in its construction”

Rama’s Birth Date:
“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 Ramayana which indicate that Shri Rama.


was 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 13thyear 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, (amavasyaday) 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 (5114-5075).”


This is the anomaly.


The Yugas, Time calculation of Hindus
The Yugas are circular.They keep recurring and do not move forward


Adam’s Bridge gives the date about ,1750,00 years ago, which is way earlier to 8,69,111years.


The other one based on Lord ram’s birth dates Ramayana by mere 7000 years( 5000 B.C)


Asoka Vatika is also dated thus.




The reason is that Time, according to Hinduism , is Non Linear and is Circular.


That is Time goes around in Circles and is not forward moving.


In other words there is no past, no present no future.


Time is a continuous flow.


Please read my post on  Time Non Linear filed under Astrophysics and my post Ram’s death precedes Krishna’s by 200 Years.


I mentioned in these posts The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are happening now, had happened and will happen all at the same time.


Difficult to digest.


Isn’t it?


Think about it.


Truth always is.


Read some of my posts on Multiverse, Quantum and Indian Philosophy filed under Astrophysics and Indian Philosophy respectively.





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Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

16 thoughts on “Ramayana Scientific Dating Wrong?”

  1. There is another way of looking at all this. Till date during rituals the hindu prohits add 1000 to every number. If it is 100 rs it is always stated as 100, 000 coins of gold. Adding 1000 to every number might have been a custom. After Sita went into the earth, Rama didn’t rule for long. After coronation it is possible that he lived on for 40 years before he walked into the sarayu river and disappeared.


  2. RAMA’s PERIOD FROM RESEARCH ON VALMIKI RAMAYANA: Many people express their own estimations arbitrarily without providing any documentary proof. Some people say Ramayana was held 5000 years ago without ay basis. Ramayana composed by Valmiki has the answer, particularly in Rama Pattabhishek sarga. Rama ruled for 11,000 years. In Sanskrit, it is said dasa varsha sahasrani, dasa varsha satanicha (Ten times to thousand and ten times a hundred). One may argue how is it possible for a man to live for 11,000 years. Thousands of years ago, longevity of man was high and age of ancient man should not be equated to the modern man. If we add his 14 years of exile to forests and life at Ayodhya, it can be around 40 yrs. Anyhow, we can approximate his longevity was around 11,000 years. One cannot be sure whether Treta Yug ended with the end of Rama. Anyhow, Dwapar Yug followed, the exact time period of which is not known. It can be several thousands of years. Next, Kali Yug entered. One is not sure how many years are already over till now. But it can be few thousands of years. Considering all these periods, Rama’s or Ramayana’s period should be over 11,000 years ago.

    DID RAMA REALLY EXIST? My research into Valmiki Ramayana unfolds King Rama, who ruled a portion of North India called Kosala desa (kingdom) with Ayodhya as capital, existed more than 11,000 years ago. Hindus broadly named the period as Treta Yug. Traditionally, historians seek archeological evidences such as fossils, coins, vessels etc on Rama, and if they find evidences in or around Ayodhya, then only they agree on Rama’s existence. But, our archeologists have not made serious efforts to find such evidences, if any, at Ayodhya, so none should jump into a hasty conclusion that Rama never existed. Some people argue that Valmiki Ramayana does not reflect Rama’s history. Instead, it is mistaken by western scholars as mythology, and fiction, while some others say it is nothing but an epic. My years of research into Valmiki Ramayana revealed that Valmiki has written it mainly as the history of King Rama, because he has found extraordinary abilities and nobilities in him. Valmiki became the first historian, much before the word ‘history’ was coined. Ramayana also described with unprecedented details about civilizations of humans, Vanara, Gradru, and Rakshasa. He has correctly mentioned Nuwara Eliya Hills of Sri Lanka as trikuta parvat as congregation of three mountain ranges, when facilities of areal survey was unavailable.

    Nala Sethu visibly seen as a road from Rameswaram in India to Sri Lanka is the definite marine archeological evidence on existence of Rama, Vanaras, and Rakshasa civilizations. Valmiki Ramayana clearly mentioned that under the command of Crown Prince Rama, crores of Vanaras, Golanguls and Rukshyas have built the road just in 5 days. Incredibly, they have built on 200 meters deep sea. A rough estimate shows that it is around 60 km long and 5 km wide. During British rule, number of attempts were made at various places to see whether a passage to ships can be made through Nala Sethu. Since it became a huge unbreakable fossil, it was not possible to make a passage, as a result a chain of islands are seen visibly and also through satellite.


  3. It is all hogwash. Astronomy, transportation and means of communication were not developed enough to the degree, by the periods suggested, that Valmiki could have all the information about planet positions unless he was God himself. Citing Shiv and Parvati dialogue in the Ramayan does not make sense either – it is claimed that it was a story being told by Shiva to Parvati and later played out by the Gods in reality and story carried on orally until Valmiki wrote it down. You have to buy the whole kit and caboodle of Hindu pantheon of gods to believe the analysis.


      1. after 26000 yrs sun comes to same position in the galaxy so all constellations, planets will be seen on same place


  4. 1) The story of Srimad Ramayana ends with Sri Rama’s coronation as the King of Kosala Kingdom. Sage Valmiki describes in the concluding chapter of Yuddha Kanda that having enjoyed the kingship for ten thousand years, Sri Rama performed a hundred horse-sacrifices. It was described very briefly about the happy life of the people of Kosala kingdom during the reign of Sri Rama.

    सर्वे लक्षणसम्पन्नाः सर्वे धर्मपरायणाः ||
    दशवर्षसहस्राणि रामो राज्यमकारयत् | (Yuddha Kanda 128 Sarga 106 Sloka)

    “All the people were endowed with excellent characteristics. All were engaged in virtue. Rama was engaged in the kingship thus for Ten thousand years.”

    2) Srimad Ramayana was written much earlier to Mahabharata. In the 272-289 Sections of Vana Parva of Mahabharata, the story of Sri Rama was narrated to Yuddhistara by Sage Markandeya. Though the story contains minor variations compared to the story told in the Srimad Ramayana, those episodes describe the story of Sri Rama in full.

    3) According to the Scientific dating conducted by many scholars, 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 kaliyug in 3102 BC.

    4) As the story of Sri Rama was narrated in full to Yuddhisthira in Mahabharata, we can safely conclude that Srimad Ramayana was written much earlier to Mahabharata.

    5) According to Srimad Ramayana, Sri Rama ruled Kosala Kingdom for 10,000 years. Please do not be cynical as to the description of 10,000 years of ruling. We do not know exact age and the longevity of people of that age.

    6) If we take 3102 BC as the basis for the Mahabharata dating, then at least 10,000 years are to be added, assuming that Mahabharata immediately followed Sri Rama, to 3102 BC for getting the age of Sri Rama. Thus, we will get 13,102 BC. That means atleast 15,000 years back Srimad Ramayana might have written.


    1. The problem seems to be that the two Ithihasas, which I take to be true, according to our present dating are separated by only a few thousand years,while according to Puranas and the Ithihasas themselves, they are separated by Aeons,one in Treta Yuga another in Dwapara which are separted by tens of thousands of years.
      To me this anamoly is solved by the Cyclic view of Time by Indian Philosophy and we have arrived at our present dates with technology that is not adeqaute enough to measure them.Another impediment in dating is the fact all celestail/astronomicl events repeat themselves systematically at a fixed time, which means an astronomical event will repeat itself,The problem is finding out which is the one we are after!


    2. sir what are u trying to say.. 1,750,000 years since Ramayana then u say 15000. since Ramayana. u say circular time has no past no future no present. and if its so who you calculate time and age. and u say that we have no idea of the longativity of people ofcourse but do u say it could be 10000 years, sir scientists clearly said that. the brige whch u call ramasethu have built beforwe just 7000 years and If so how Rama built that bridge 15000 yeara ago or 1750000 years ago as stated in Ramayana.


  5. Its just not convincing. you are contradicting your own blogs. Give solid analysis for your arguments, not hearsay.


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