Due to several such evidences, most scholars worldwide have now accepted Krishna’s historicity. We will quote just two eminent scholars, one Indian and one Western:
“There is now a general consensus of opinion in favor of the historicity of Krishna.” – R. C. Majumdar in The History and Culture of the Indian People
“That Krishna himself was a historical figure is indeed quite indubitable.” – Rudolf Otto in The Original Gita
Also as said by Dr. Stephen Knapp
As devotees and followers of the Vedic path, we already accept the premise that Lord Krishna appeared 5,000 years ago and spoke the Bhagavad-gita in the Mahabharata war. But it is always nice when scholars, other researchers and science can add support to what we already propose. So let’s take a look at this.
One aspect that can show us the early nature of Vedic society, and with a little more reliability, is highlighting the time when Lord Krishna was present. This is another point that has generated many opinions, and it is almost impossible to get an agreed consensus on this matter, but is now much clearer than ever with more recent research and findings. So let us take a look at a few ideas from at least one angle of research on this topic.
Astrophysicist Dr. Narahari Achar, a physicist from the University of Memphis, clearly showed with astronomical analysis that the Mahabharata war took place in 3067 BCE. Examining the Mahabharata, books 3, 5, and 18, his sky map software showed that all these descriptions converge in the year 3067. Achar also acknowledged that some 30 years earlier, in 1969, S. Raghavan had arrived at the same date.
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