आपणास माझे लेखन आवडते आहे असे ब्लॉगला भेट देणारांच्या वाढत्या संख्येवरून वाटते. विषेशकरून कर्णकथेला वाचक पुष्कळ मिळाले. आपल्या प्रतिक्रिया जरूर मिळावयास हव्यात! त्याशिवाय लिहीत राहण्याचा उत्साह कसा टिकून रहाणार?
I changed over from Marathi to English for my comments on Shri. Oak's book recently. I continue to get readers but there are no comments! Wonder whether I am boring!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two more comments

I had written summery of all my comments and objections and had closed the subject. I will add only two more points. 1. Shri. Oak produced an excellent video of 'Vakra' motion of Mars. It did not support his interpretation because the video showed Mars going Vakra near Rohini and not 'मघासु'. I was waiting for a similar video for 'Vakra' motion of Jupiter near Shravan. I have not seen any such video published by Shri. Oak. Maybe, Jupiter also did not go vakra near Shravan (श्रवणे च बृहस्पतिः?)
2. About Bhishma spending 95+ days on deathbed, Shri. Oak repeatedly mentions that a large no. of observations in Mahabharata support it. Readers may get an impression that at many places there is a specific mention of the days spent by Bhishma on deathbed, by Vyasa or others. It is not so. The many references merely help in building a time-line from fall of Bhishma till the first visit by Pandavas and Krishna to Bhishma well after end of war. Only single mention of days spent by Bhishma other than what Bhishma himself said on the last day is what Krishna said at the time of this visit. He mentions 56 days as against 57 days (58 nights) mentioned by Bhishma himself. Shri. Oak considers Krishna's 56 days as 'from that day onwards'. I consider them to be total days he expected Bhishma to spend from fall to Uttarayana.