Refutation of Nilesh Oak’s dating of ancient texts

Refutation of Nilesh Oak’s Astronomical Dating of Ramayana to 12209 BCE

Part 3 of 10- The Sun was NOT near Puṣya nakṣatra during Hemanta season

As I described in Part 2 of this series of articles, Oak claims that he has sets of evidence, which he calls “Astronomy Poison Pills,” that make it impossible for the date of the Rāmāyaṇa to be later than 10000 BCE. There are four Astronomy Poison Pills for the dating of the Rāmāyaṇa according to Oak [1]:

Figure 1: Seasons, months and the Sun’s position in nakṣatras during the year at the time of Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa, Second millennium BCE
Table 1: The position of the Sun in the Puṣya nakṣatra during the Hemanta season

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