In my view, 6000 years ago the people of India either were far more advanced than NASA and then somehow mysteriously forgot — or the Mahabharata is the history of and evidence for an off-world civilization that did colonize this planet.
“History is the one weak point of Sanskrit literature, being practically non-existent. Not a single systematic chronological record has survived. And so complete is the lack of any data to guide us in this matter that the dates of even the most famous of Indian authors like Panini [the grammarian] and Kalidasa [Sanskrit poet & dramatist] are still subject to controversy.”
Quoted from the introduction by Lakshman Sarup to ‘The Nighantu and The Nirukta of Sri Yaskcarya,
The Oldest Indian Treatise on Etymology, Philology and Semantics.’
The above quotation is taken from a highly esteemed important book said to be the cornerstone of any valid translations of Vedic Sanskrit. The Nighantus are the glossaries or lists of rare and obscure words occurring in the Vedic hymns.
In his book on ‘Vedic Physics’ K.D. Verma states,
“Without recourse to Nirukta of Yaska no claim to the study of Veda is sustainable.”
Thus from respected Indian scholars we learn that the Sanskrit literature itself does not provide “a single chronological record” and therefore the dates are subject to controversy.
Even the end of the Kali Yuga is disputed, although India does accept 3102 BCE as the beginning of our current Cycle of Time.
However, the dates of the Mahabharata War vary from 6000 BCE to 500 BCE.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy in his book ‘Vedic Physics, Scientific Origin of Hinduism’ connects the Mahabharata War with the Indus Valley Civilization.
He notes and compares the coding of knowledge found in the (as yet untranslated) Indus Valley seals, to the coded ‘hidden’ knowledge in the Rig Veda.
Roy’s view is that, “On the eve of the ‘Mahabharata War’ our ancestors believed that their knowledge was in danger of being lost. …writings could be destroyed.
Therefore they decided that they would organize the Vedic knowledge and instruct pupils to memorize it, who will pass it on orally.”
Krishna Dvaipayana who is described by Roy as “the chief Vedic scientist” accomplished this organization of Vedic knowledge in the Rig Veda, the Samaveda, the Yajurveda, and the Artharveda.
The Sanskrit word VEDA means knowledge wisdom.
According to Raja Ram Mohan Roy after the Mahabharata War “the knowledge contained in the Vedas was gradually lost. As the knowledge contained in the Vedas started to make no sense at all, it became difficult to preserve the knowledge.”
Thus the Sanskrit commentaries were composed in order to preserve the meaning of the Vedas.
The Satapatha Brahmana is the most comprehensive of these commentaries, but as Roy opines:
“Several centuries must have passed between the Mahabharata War and the writing of the Satapatha Brahmana, because the Satapatha Brahmana shows a significant loss of Vedic science.”
Also there are several new ideas not found in the Vedas and “hardly any legend of creation.”
(Some Modern Historians also claim The Mahabharata war was the main cause of this massive floods , because Most destructive weapons including Brahmhastra were used in Mahabharata war, Actually history mainly focused on main story and on Royal families or states , its certainly impossible to find the real status and mentality of common public , but in Mahabharata we can see , common people were against of this war , they were afraid to think on the destructive situations of that war , they were ready to compromise everything for peace , even to go against Pandava , virtue , ethics and Dharma.
At the end of the war , uncountable common innocent people were lost their lives , family , homes and associates. 730 forests were burnt , 56 mini earth quake were felt frequently. Numerous Animals , birds , fishes were found dead in sea coast.
In Mahabharat’s Musal Parva, Third Pandav Arjun was eyewitness to this destruction…!!
After Krishna departed from Earth, about 36 years after the Mahabharat War (Approx 4015 - 3102 BCE), Arjun went to Dwarka to bring Krishna’s grandsons and remaining Yadavs to safety.
As soon as they left, the city was submerged into the sea and the eye-witness account is mentioned in the beginning of the post.
According to historian the cause of Decline of the Indus valley civilization is The massive floods and earth quake.
The point is proved by the silt-clay that covers the collapsed houses at Mohenjo-Daro. Repeated floods must have forced the people to flee the inundated places and set up permanent habitat elsewhere. As a consequence came the decline of Harappa.
In my view , Indus Valley Civilization was nothing but the suburbs towns or
commuter belt centring the main City Dwarka. Hastinapur , dwarka this were
metropolitan , but today’s Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were both urban and rural area)
There are numerous descriptions of radiation weapons and aerial ships in the epic Mahabharata. From the perspective of seeing Earth as one of many planetary colonies, and because there are no verifiable dates to ascertain the time of the Mahabharata War, one might conclude that great and terrible war brought about the end of the Indus Valley civilization.
Other researchers have suggested that in ancient times a massive war occurred that used terrible nuclear weapons, which released and spread radiation over and around the earth.
The radiation generated by such a catastrophic conflict involving all the armies of the ancient world may have spread far beyond the targeted areas, just as the plumes from the Fukushima disaster have and continue to spread over the Pacific Ocean and the entire planet.
Such intense exposure could have easily altered most, if not all of mankind and diminished our perceptive capacities and intelligence levels considerably.
I suggest that the war was indeed waged between opposing sides of one family, but a family whose origin was beyond our heliosphere.
This Great War is described in detail in the Mahabharata and ushers planet Earth into the Kali Yuga.
The consequence of the devastating clouds of radiation left human intelligence vastly diminished. Most humans were then relegated to and trapped in five-sense perception, as we lost our previous abilities to access the myriad worlds and dimensional realms now invisible to most.
Recent research by Professor Gerald Crabtree, who heads a genetics laboratory at Stanford University in California, suggests that human intelligence peaked as early as 4,000 BCE.
Indian authors have published a number of books that compare Vedic thought with modern science and quantum physics theories.
Only a highly and technologically advanced civilization could have evolved the subtle ideas expressed in the Vedas.
(The wonderful article is written by V. Susan Ferguson