Gandhari’s curse to Shri Krishna


Just being curious, I tried to find out the dates of the happenings. It is very difficult and needs a leap of faith to take all the dates as accurate. With different means to mention the time (A.D, BCE, B.C etc) tying all together was bit difficult. In one view I see these points which just amazes me (not quoting this as an answer, but may be it can be).

Wikipedia says Based on scriptural details and astrological calculations, the date of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami,[47] is 18 July 3228 BCE.[48], Krishna's birth year is: 3228 BCE.

Again the same page says According to Puranic sources,[87] Krishna's departure marks the end of Dvapara Yuga and the start of Kali Yuga, which is dated to February 17/18, 3102 BCE.[88] about his departure.

This leaves 126 years as his age (3228-3102).

There are many theories that predict the end of Mahabaratha war. This page of Wikipedia lists them and one that is interesting point is B. N. Achar states a date of 3067 BCE using planetary positions listed in the Mahabharata.

If that is to be taken as basis, then the years left for the yuga end is 3102-3067 which leaves the magic number 35, which is close to the duration that Gandhari said. Also the error of one year could be due to the approximation of the end of the war or that after BCE the AD starts with '0'th year (As only one year elapses between 1 B.C and 1 C.E).

Sounds amazing and convincing to me :)

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