“The Vedas are the lighthouse of eternal wisdom leading man to salvation and inspiring him to supreme accomplishment.”

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The title of this essay was taken from the famous book by Pushkar Bhatnagar with the same title. This is an astonishing work where he had taken basic astronomical facts exposed in the Valmiki’s Ramayana, and he tried to figure out when King Rama was walking on Earth. This thrilling work, but after about thirteen years of research, brought him to the day when Rama was born … January 10, 5114 B.C.E. It was Shukla Navami Tithi, the ninth day of the bright phase of the Moon. Astonishing work indeed, especially when we consider the fact that he was not using any of today’s very sophisticated Jyotish software. He was using Planetarium Gold software, which is good, no doubt about that, but not so precise when compared to modern Jyotish software. Such software is dedicated to projections in planetariums, it is oriented to graphical representations. In fact, it was in 2003. when his book was published. The thing is that at that time the ephemerides offered by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory company were not so sophisticated yet. Only some years later on, in 2013. and 2014., they offered very sophisticated ephemerides, which were then taken by Swiss company Astrodienst for further refinement. The thing is that for any serious use in Vedic Astrology-Jyotish, the position of any planet was supposed to be known with ultra-high precision, including the Moon as the fastest moving planet (please note that the Moon is considered as a planet in Jyotish). The mentioned company Astrodienst developed very sophisticated algorithms exactly for that purpose, to know the position of all planets with very high precision. Then other Jyotish software developers took everything in their hands, like GeoVision Software Inc. which came out with very sophisticated Parashara Light software, and another one especially, the Jagannatha Hora, Jyotish freeware software. They made an additional great job to formulate everything in nice and practical Jyotish programs which are just as Time Machines. They can take us in any time frame in our recent or ancient history, and they can provide us with extremely precise positions of planets at any desired moment. Therefore, we need to highlight the point that Pushkar Bhatnagar did an extraordinary job even without having the proper tools. That is the reason Pushkar Bhatnagar due to some very objective reasons could not expose the entire story. Therefore, I consider this just an exposed essay of mine as the continuation of the work of Pushkar Bhatnagar. Hope you will enjoy the discussion …

Here is the link to read or download the PDF document …


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Gallery Collection … Victorious King Rama


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