KRISHNA’S EXISTENCE:HE IS REAL ,NO MYTH

ARVIND K PANDEY

Let’s shatter the myth of those who dare to think of him as no more than a character borne out of imagination.Literary, archaeological and now astronomical evidences provide substance to his role in Mahabharata’s war ,which took place between transition of yuga -end of Dvapara and beginning of Kaliyuga.The traditional horoscope of Krishna , which is in consistent with data given by Maharishi Ved Vyasa in Mahabharata, establishes his birth in 3112 BC.In this matter , celestial mechanics developed by W.M Smart, Cheborav and Robert Wheeler could be employed to determine the position of planets in ascertaining his period of birth. At another place Shri Dina Nath, a famous astrologer of Ujjain,, in his book Epic India fixes his birth date in 3185 BC. Shri Govinda Sadashiva Apte support his view with measure of his Ketaki counting system.The Upanishidic Krishna might differ from Krishna of Mahabharata but evidences compel us to believe that he did exist.Interestingly, the word Krishna means “the Dark” or “the Unknown”. No wonder why Krishna, heartthrob of both aged and childeren ,remains a mystery for us.

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ON JANMASHTAMI :CELEBRATING KRISHNA’S BITHDAY

[A RESPECTFUL OBESIANCE TO LORD KRISHNA }

Pitasi lokasya caracarysa
tvam asya pujyas ca gurur gariyam
na tvat-samo ’sty abhyadhika kuto ‘nyo
loka-tryaye’py apratima -pravabha

(Srimad Bhagavad Gita,Chapter 11; Shloka 43)

—–You are the father of this complete cosmic manifestations ,of this ,moving and the non moving. You are its worshipable chief , the supreme spiritual master .No one is equal to you , nor can anyone be one with you .How then could be anyone greater than you within three worlds ,O Lord of immeasurable power .

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