When did (or which years) the Mahabharata war occur..??

Dear Sir/Madam,

with reference to the Mahabharata, I would like to know when exactly did the Mahabaratha battle occur.

Some readings say that Kaliyug is supposed to be prevailing for 1,42000 years and we have already completed 5000 years of Kaliyug. There's another 1,37000 years to go. The Mahabaratha was supposed to have emerged in the Dwapara Yuga.

If the writings of Gita has emgered sometime between 1000 BC to 700 BC during the happening of war then there is a clash of time. The emergence of Gita was during the Kaliyuga time. If so, then how could we know or justify that the Mahabharata war occured in Dwapara Yuga and not in Kaliyuga..??

Please clarify.

Thanks & Regards,

Senthilvel K

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Many Bharatiya scholars have vehemently maintained the actual occurance of the Mahabharat War. Astronomical and literary evidences or clues from the Pauranic and Vaidik texts have been deci- phered to provide a conclusive date for the Mahabharat War. The fifth century mathematician, Aryabhatta, calculated the date of the Mahabharat War to be approximately 3100 B.C. from the planetary posi- tions recorded in the Mahabharat. Prof. C.V. Vaidya and Prof. Apte had derived the date to be 3101 B.C. and Shri. Kota Venkatachalam reckoned it to be 3139 B.C. However, the astronomical data used by the above, and many other, scholars contained some errors as examined by a scho- lar from Pune, Dr. P.V. Vartak. Using astronomical references and variety of other sources, Dr. Vartak has derived the date of the ini- tiation of the Mahabharat War to be 16th October 5561 B.C. This pro- posed date has been examined by a few scholars and has been verfied.