Ram was born in 5114 BC'
AYODHYA, NOVEMBER 10:"Ram was and is for real. He was born on
January 10, 5114 BC," says Commissioner of Income Tax Saroj Bala, with the
assurance of one who has tangible facts. This tax mandarin, who zealously
devotes her spare time to research in history, has taken on the contemporary
historical interpretation of Ramayana as a religio-literary text, and Lord Ram
as a semi-mythical figure. And she has chosen the unusual combination of
astronomy, the Internet and literary texts to provide a startling picture of
Shri Ram. This might change the way we look at history and religion. Saroj Bala
says that we might refuse to begin reading Indian history from that comma, or
hyphen called 'Indus Valley.' We might have to stretch the beginnings by a few
thousand years because, for Ram was born on January 10, 5114 BC. When asked what
got her started she says, "As an amateur historian, I've always been
interested in Indian culture and heritage. I am proud that we're Indians and the
products of one of the oldest civilisations".
Saroj Bala goes on to add, "However, British rule changed us;
we developed a sense of being somehow inferior. But I could never reconcile to
theories like the theory of Aryan invasion to India in 1500 BC. That would make
Indian civilization only 3,500 years old. And if you choose archaeology to dig
beyond 7,000 years, you'd have to dig more than 60 metres - something not being
done in India as yet. So, archaeology is not the only answer. There's a lot of
objective research of another kind that needs to be carried out in
earnest". The question remains, how can one say Ram was born on January 10,
Saroj Bala has a ready answer for that, "My colleague Pushkar
Bhatnagar of Indian Revenue Service is the real originator of this theory. He
acquired a software named Planetarium, used to predict planetary movements and
configurations.By entering in this software, precise details of planetary
positions vis-a-vis zodiac constellations described by Maharishi Valmiki in the
Valmiki Ramayan, it is possible to determine important dates starting from Shri
Ram's birth-date to the date of his return to Ayodhya. More than just Ram's date
of birth, the results have not just thrown up Shri Ram's date of birth; it has
actually traced the entire sequence of incidents throughout Ramayan. Pushkar
Bhatnagar starts with tracing Ram's birth. Then he moves ahead in the narrative.
Valmiki Ramayan states Ram was 25-year-old when he went to exile. When the
configuration of planets described at this point is fed into the software, the
date thrown up matches perfectly with Ram's age at that juncture of his life -
25 years. Again in the 13th year of Ram's exile, during a war with Khar and
Dushan, Valmiki describes a solar eclipse. The software proves that on that
given day there was indeed a solar eclipse (with Mars in the middle). This solar
eclipse and the particular configuration of planets could be seen from
Panchavati (longitude and latitude plainly shown in the software). Hanuman Saw 8
Constellations while flying to Lanka... In the Sunderkand, when Valmiki
describes Hanuman crossing the sea and returning from Lanka to Rameshwaram, he
gives details of 8 constellations. Usually, one can see not more than 6
constellations at a given point of time. But since Hanuman was flying across,
and it must have taken him approximately 4 hrs to get there, he could see 8
constellations - in two hours one constellation would have moved out of sight
and another become visible. So, in a period of 4 hrs he saw 8 constellations!
Historicising Shri Ram. Man or God... After researching on Shri Ram, I do
believe he's a man who walked the earth in flesh and blood. There is an
essential difference between the Valmiki Ramayana and the Tulsi Ramayana.
Tulsidas was a devotee who looked up to Ram, but Valmiki was a contemporary.
Valmiki has written Ram's life-history, as a biographer does - he's a
contemporary of Ram, and this is not very different from what happens all over
the world. Kings have always had their life- history written".
by Sify.com Gathered by Staff Reporter http://www.freeindia.org/news/