Validating Traditional date of Mahabharata War - XV
by Jayasree Saranathan on 05 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Evidence of comet-hit of 3136 BCE from Sindhu kingdom (Mohenjo-Daro) to Alps


The fragmentary fall of a disintegrating comet over days described in Mahabharata must have left widespread imprints on the earth particularly in Europe which seemed to have borne the brunt of a major fragment. Occasionally we come across information on the presence of nuclear radiation in different places outside India, pointing to an atomic blast some 5000 years ago, which we eagerly connect with the Mahabharata description of advanced warfare at Kurukshetra, least realizing that the war did not spill over to Europe. It is even claimed that nearly 100 craters of different sizes are found in Europe bearing evidence of some nuclear element. But in the absence of any clue they are becoming abandoned archaeology. The more plausible cause for those formations can be traced to the comet-hit than to the weapons of war used in Kurukshetra. In the event of a collision from outer space, the energy released is equal to nuclear blasts, leaving imprints of radiation too.


Our search starts from home – in India. The impacted region had spread from the River Sindhu to the River Ganga that experienced a reverse flow of the waters. This was told twice, at the time Krishna started off to Hastinapur from Upaplavya and later by Vyasa to Dhritarashtra before the war started. The other specific regions told by Vyasa were Mount Kailash, Himavat and Mandara, where Mandara could refer to the Vindhya Range that is recognized as Meru or Jambu Marga in Mahabharata. [Mbh: 3-80]


The most credible evidence of the impact exists in the Sindhu region but mired with controversies for nearly 100-years. This comes from the strewn skeletons found in a street under ashes and debris in Mohenjo-Daro.


Did a fragment of the comet fall in Mohenjo-Daro?


In the Lower Town Area away from the Great Bath nearly 40 skeletons were found scattered in the streets and houses that were readily presumed to be “massacre victims” of the invading Aryans. Right from the time of this discovery claims and counter claims on the mode of death and date of death have been going on, but none thought of a Pompei kind of devastation here from the findings of David Davenport, who after a study of the site and the skeletons for 12 long years detected the presence of radiation.


According to him, “The objects found at the site appeared to be fused, glassified by a heat as high as 1500°C, followed by a sudden cooling. Within the city itself there appeared to be an ‘epicenter’ about 50 yards wide, within which everything was crystallized, fused, or melted, and 60 yards from the center the bricks are melted on one side indicating a blast.”


“In his book Riddles of Ancient History, A. Gorbovsky reported the discovery of at least one human skeleton in the area with a level of radioactivity approximately 50 times greater than it should have been due to natural radiation. Davenport claimed that what was found at Mohenjo Daro corresponded exactly to what was seen at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.” [Ibid]


Skeletons of nine children were also found in such contorted positions showing signs of agonized death. Two skeletons were found trying to climb the stairs but failing in that attempt in what is called the Well Room.

[George F. Dales, “The Mythical Massacre at Mohenjo-Daro]


Certainly these postures point to an unexpected and sudden death due to a natural calamity. The evidence of radiation attributed to a nuclear weapon inspired many to link it with the Mahabharata war. With the knowledge of the comet-hit derived from Mahabharata, a strong case exists for linking these deaths with a fragment of the comet landing at this site.


The Lower Town seemed to be the original and olden occupation before the Great Bath was built. This region was under the rule of the Sindhu King Jayadratha, son-in-law of Dhritarashtra. He had ‘Varaha’ as his insignia. The Unicorn (Varaha) seal was found in one of the skeletons.

[Gregory L. Possehl, “The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective”]


The date of this tragedy is variously disputed, so also the mode of death by agony, mainly because these skeletons offer fodder to both the sides of the Aryan debate. With the comet-theory backed up in Mahabharata, it is time a fresh approach is made to examine the date of this site and the dead. This region is more likely to have borne the brunt of the collision mentioned in Mahabharata.


Craters in North India around the date


The Rann of Kachchh seems to have received the hit at many places. The Luna Crater with a diameter of 1.5 kilometers seems to be an impact crater dated around 2000 BCE.

[] Though this date is later than the Mahabharata comet by 1000 years, the detection of few more craters in the same region of Kachchh through the study of satellite images reveals that they cannot be individual meteorite hits but a cluster of fragments from a disintegrating asteroid or a comet. [[R.V. Karanth, “The Unusual Impact Crater of Luna in Kachchh, Western India”] With the firm evidence of comet hit in Mahabharata, this is more likely to have come from that source. Further studies are likely get the date right.


Detection of radiation is often reported from regions of Punjab. In the wake of the awareness about the Mahabharata period comet, our experts need to take a fresh approach to solving them.


Impact in the Himalayan region


A phenomenon of transformation of material under pressure and temperature of the scale associated with the fall of a comet-fragment can be noticed in a study of the landslides in the Himalayan region of Langtang in Nepal. [Masch et al, “Electron microscopy study of hyalomylonites - evidence for frictional melting in landslides” Tectonophysics, Volume 115, Issues 1–2, 10 May 1985] The interesting feature is this was compared with similar event in Köfels in Austria. The landslide at Köfels is suggested to have been caused by a cosmic impact. The falling object did not cause a crater but slid down the slopes leaving the imprints of a cosmic impact.


Similar event at Langtang reminds us of the bursting of the mountain at Kailash and Himavat reported by Vyasa. Kailash is approximately 500 kilometers from Langtang, to its west. So far most researches had turned a Nelson’s eye to the probable cause as a collision. The Mahabharata comet must bring in another dimension in future researches.


The Impact in Austria


The Köfels event in Austria which was initially thought to be just a landslide in spite of the imprints of a collision, gained acceptance as an impacted event, following the decipherment of the Sumerian cuneiform tablet. []


This tablet made around 700 BCE contains the drawings of constellations with an object seeming to travel towards the earth. Based on the planetary positions the cosmic event is dated at 29th June, 3123 BC (Julian calendar) which is 13 years later than the Mahabharata comet date. This date is deduced from the western concept of continuous precession. The vernal equinox was at Orion whereas for the same date it was at close to zero degree Aries as per Surya Siddhanta.


The date corrected to Surya Siddhanta ayanamsa would alter the date deduced now. In the ultimate analysis this tablet was found useful in detecting the trajectory of the falling fragment on the slopes of Köfels. “The incoming angle was very low (six degrees) and means the asteroid clipped a mountain called Gamskogel above the town of Längenfeld, 11 km from Köfels, and this caused the asteroid to explode before it reached its final impact point. As it travelled down the valley it became a fireball, around five km in diameter (the size of the landslide). When it hit Köfels it created enormous pressures that pulverised the rock and caused the landslide, but because it was no longer a solid object it did not create a classic impact crater.” []


The impact at the Himalayan Langtang being the same, it is understood that the fragments had fallen on the Himalayan region around Mount Kailash as told by Vyasa.


Piora Oscillation


Most important of all, the comet-hit coincides with a phenomenon recognized as “Piora Oscillation” – named after Piora valley where it was first detected. (Wiki article) A sudden onset of cooling and a shift in the weather pattern was experienced after 3200 BCE that lasted for 200 to 300 years which is attributed to a cosmic impact. This is closer to the comet-hit date of 3136 BCE that we deduced from the verses of Mahabharata.


The impact from an extra-terrestrial object is confirmed in the temperature swings researched for the Mid-Holocene period. In their paper “Climate pattern recognition in the Mid-Holocene (4800 BC to 2800 BC, Part 3)”, J. Seifert and F. Lemke refer to a cosmic impact in the year 3200 BCE that cuts the peak of EOO-wave (Earth Orbital Oscillation) causing a cooling period called Piora Oscillation.


This is 64 years earlier than the date deduced from Mahabharata. There was only one impact in this period and the deduction from Mahabharata offers the most accurate date. A small shift in the axis of the earth due to this impact is hypothesized by Paul Dunbavin and there is also a view that the solstice lines slightly shifted around this time. [Paul Dunbavin “The Atlantis Researches” and “Under Ancient Skies”; C.R. Sant, “The Calendars of Megalithic Malta”]


The evidences for comet impact identified in the phenomenon of Piora Oscillation are listed below: [Piora Oscillation, Society for Interdisciplinary Studies.]


1] The Belfast tree ring chronology set the onset of cold weather at 3150 BC (suggesting cold weather in Ireland and Britain, and NW Europe in general). This is just 14 years earlier that the comet-hit date.


2] The Greenland ice cores have an acid spike at 3150 BC (probably a volcano) but the Gisp 2 ice core shows a sulphate spike also in 3250 BC, together with a methane trough. This could be a signature of a volcano or of a cosmic event (atmospheric explosion of meteoric or American South West cometary material). But the date of acid spike is close to the comet-hit date.


3] In Germany, there was an increase in swamp oak (bog oak in Irish terminology) suggesting water logging (as in Ireland and Britain) and possibly evidence of heavy flooding with the jet stream much further to the south than normal. The flooding and rains are scientifically associated with cosmic impact.


4] Similar water logging is detected in for a brief period around this date.


5] In Morocco there was a decline in oaks (as a result of declining rainfall, right across the Sahara region).


6] The Nile flooded - giving rise to the myth of inundation (perpetuated thereafter by the annual flooding event fueled by winter rains on the Ethiopian Highlands).


7] Glaciers advanced in the Alps suddenly.


8] Sudden spike in cold climate in Andes of Peru.


9] Climate change found in Kenya, East Africa, Columbian Highlands and even Australia.


10] There was a change in the monsoon track rendering the Sahara a desert and displacing people.


11] Dead sea level rose up by 300 feet.


Displacement and new life styles


Interestingly, OIT kind of displacements were noticed following this cosmic impact.


1] The Maya calendar started at 3114 BCE, 22 years after the impact (or after the war) Maya danava was instrumental in building the palace of the Pandavas. He and his folks were residents of the forest of Khandava which was burnt by Arjuna. Maya was saved and in gratitude built the city of Indraprastha and a palace for the Pandavas. That was the last time we hear about Maya in North India. The Maya people seemed to have gone out of India after the Mahabharata war.


2] Human activity seems to have declined around 3200 BC in Britain. In other words there was a drop in the population.


3] Displacements within Europe coincided with this date.


Piora Oscillation triggered by a cosmic impact offers the best evidence for the comet-hit theory deduced from Mahabharata. With this we are reverting to the dating of the Mahabharata war.


(To be continued…)


User Comments Post a Comment

Back to Top