Sarkar has said in several speeches starting on 1967 that Lord Krsna came 3500 years ago and Mahabharata was going on. Scientific calculation by Prof Iyengar confirms that the time period Sarkar had given about Mahabharata is the correct one. http://www.scribd.com/doc/6290755/Historicity-of-Mahabharata-by-RN-Iyengar-QJMythic-society2003. This confirmation comes shortly after a world renowned Archeologist Shri S. Chakravarthy’s findings, which got archeologist concerned all over the world: http://www.hindu.com/2006/02/15/stories/2006021513650300.htm
Our people contacted Shri Chakravarthy and gave him Sarkar´s book. When he heard that long ago Sarkar has written about the things which he discovered through excavation, and that Sarkar has many fossils in His museum in Lake Gardens, Kolkata. Chakravarty became extremely interested in seeing the museum and visited in Lake Gardens. He was thrilled by what he read in the book and what he saw in the museum.
The Telegraph, 3rd Nov 2003: The Great Mahabharata War was fought in 1478 BC…according Iyengar, a scientist from the Indian Institute of Science. (IISC), Bangalore. In a report in the Indian Journal of the History of Science, published by the Indian National Science Academy: Iyengar used sky simulation software to look for three solar eclipses that would have been visible across northern and western India between 500 and 3000 BC. Prof. Iyengar specializes in building engineering and earthquake mechanics, but he’s also an avid reader of Sanskrit texts.
The Mahabharata contains descriptions of some 150 astronomical observations. Computer software available today allows scientists to recreate the look of the night sky at any time and place on earth…Iyengar focused on three solar eclipses and the positions of Saturn and Mars associated with key events in the epic. One solar eclipse is supposed to have occurred around the time that the Pandava brothers lost in the game of dice against Duryodhana. Another such eclipse occurred about 15 years later, just before the Kurukshetra battle, this one occurring within a fortnight of a lunar eclipse. The third solar eclipse occurred 35 years after the battle, around the time of the demise of Krishna.
October 27 2003 08:42 IST: His research was based on interpreting six different versions of the epic, including in Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada and English... The software has been used to validate eclipse observations made by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://us.rediff.com/news/2003/oct/28mahabharat.htm
Sarkar: It was Krśńa Dvaepayana Vyasa who properly edited the Vedas and reintroduced them to the people at large. Therefore he became popularly known as “Veda Vyasa.” So the author of the Mahábhárata is Krśńa Dvaepayana Vyasa or “Veda Vyasa.”
In ancient England there were so many countries, named Sussex, Essex, Yorkshire, etc. Along with these there were Wales and Scotland. At last all combined and made Great Britain...Similar were Amga, Bamga, Kalimga, Saorastra and Magadha in India. Lord Krśńa wanted to combine them and make Mahábhárata (Great India)…Therefore the book is known as Mahábhárata (Great India). There was no unity among the different kingdoms, and in the absence of unity, the development of the common people was not possible.
The event of the Mahábhárata took place some 3500 years ago, in the days of Lord Krśńa, and it was written down at the same time or a little later. But some people are as obstinate as oxen. For them the application of force is needed. And when that fails, then even sterner measures are required. That explains why the battle of the Mahábhárata had to be orchestrated…. Mahápuruśa Shrii Krśńa had insisted to the Pandavas to take up arms against the Kaoravas, because the Kaoravas were aggressors (átatáyii) who had taken possession of the land by force.
Lord Shiva, Lord Krśńa were expressions of the same entity, but there was a time difference of 3500 years. His ávirbháva (advent) was just at a crucial time – humanity was suffering then. He removed the suffering of humanity by creating Mahábhárata. He gave an assurance to the entire world that there would not be degradation of dharma, that He would come and save it.
Even today village people, sitting around a kerosene lamp in the evening, read and discuss the Mahábhárata, each one cherishing a universal attitude of love for the book. The propagation of the Mahábhárata will have a beneficial influence on people’s minds… You may still find some old people who do not know how to read or write, but they know the Rámáyańa and the Mahábhárata very well.
Balaram was the elder brother of Krśńa and one of the main chieftains of the Jadu dynasty, but he was also an alcoholic. In the scriptures it is written that things which are harmful to the general mass should not be done in public, thus to take any kind of nasa or intoxication in public is not proper. Common people followed Balaram in all respects, so when they saw him taking alcohol in public they also started taking increasing amounts of alcohol. The resulting drunkenness caused people to quarrel amongst themselves. Eventually they killed each other at Prabhash Tiirtha and the Jadu dynasty was destroyed.
Suppose the light-waves of the Mahábhárata age will take another eight hundred years to reach a certain star. At this period if you look at the earth with the help of a telescope what will you see?
You will see that the Mahábhárata has not yet been fought there and that it will not take place for another eight hundred years……
Lord Krśńa was the first to attempt to build a strong and healthy society, but due to the Mahábhárata war, much of His time was lost. As He did not find enough time to build a society, a human society could not come into existence. Similarly, Lord Sadáshiva, the original provider of Tantra, had to devote much of His time to building a strong foundation for spirituality, and despite His immense desire, He could not build a strong social order. Today, the combined power of both will help in building a healthy human society.
In 1969 Sarkar gave a series of talks, published as Discourses on the Mahábhárata, concerning the society and some of the key figures of the Mahábhárata era…And in 1981 the author gave the talks published as Namámi Krśńasundaram devoted exclusively to the personality and roles of Krśńa, and the unwritten philosophy embodied by Krśńa.