Great researchers, readers, interpreters and critics of these epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, differ in their opinions: some say they did happen and some say they are pure figments of imagination of the authors or just myths.
Some prefer to sit on the fence saying, to real happenings Ved Vyasa and Maharishi Valmiki breathed some thrills and frills adding exciting anecdotes and celestial or divine characters.
"Planetary information" from the Rig Veda, Ramayana and Mahabharata was used to find the exact dates, said Saroj Bala, director of the institute.
"I spent a good one-and-ahalf hours at the exhibition and there is a lot of material there which merits attention," Sharma told ET. "Considerable research" and a software procured for around Rs 7,000 from the US were the keys apparently.
There are many facts to support this, like Ramayana happened in the , the third age. And India's culture minister, Mahesh Sharma, says his ministry will take cognisance of this information and has sought a report. What historians, here and abroad, say is impossible to establish, has been accomplished by one Institute of Scientific Research — or so the institute claims in its ongoing 'Unique Exhibition on Cultural Continuity from Rig Veda to Robotics'.The positions of the equinoxes move westward along the ecliptic compared to the fixed stars on the celestial sphere.Currently, this annual motion is about 50.3 seconds of arc per year or 1 degree every 71.6 years. A complete precession cycle covers a period of approximately 25,765 years, during which time the equinox regresses over a full 360°.With its philosophical depth and sheer magnitude, a consummate embodiment of the ethos of not only India but of Hinduism and Vedic tradition, the Mahabharata's scope and grandeur is best summarized by one quotation from the beginning of its first parva (section): "What is found here, may be found elsewhere.