Most certainly, says Dr Manish Pandit, a nuclear medicine physician who teaches in the United Kingdom, proffering astronomical, archaeological, linguistic and oral evidences to make his case. "I used to think of Krishna is a part of Hindu myth and mythology. Imagine my surprise when I came across Dr Narhari Achar (a professor of physics at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, in the US) and his research in 2004 and 2005. He had done the dating of the Mahabharata war using astronomy. I immediately tried to corroborate all his research using the regular Planetarium software and I came to the same conclusions [as him]," Pandit says.
How do I introduce Krishna. Some call him God and others call him Godhead. Some worship him and love him while there are others who place him in the 7th hell. There are still people who argue that Arjuna was right and Krishna was wrong. Was Arjuna right because he did not want to fight the war or was Krishna wrong because if he did not talk to Arjuna, that world war (Mahabharata) would have been averted.
That brings us to Krishna’s Universe. It needs some understanding. I have a grand son who is 18 months old. His world or universe is so limited. He has his toys. He knows a few people i.e mom, dad, grand mom and grand Dad. He is not concerned about an election going on in Iran or a nuclear test that goes on in North Korea. Then there are people like me and you. I have a world of medicaine and medtation. I play golf and take part in some organizations. Some days I am happy and some days I am not so happy. Head of a state has a different world. President Obama has to watch all around. He is truly a global leader of today. His decisions can make or break nations. His range of responsibilities are similarly more expansive than most of us.
Prof Lata Jagtiani recently wrote in her article VHP “I would like to think not, Hindu culture being somewhat dominated by a God called Krishna, who loved to flirt and play Holi with gopis and other men's wives”
Was Krishna flirting? Flirting in Webster English dictionary is described as ‘a frivolous or playful love affair’ and in Longman Modern English Dictionary as ‘ to show amours interest without any depth of feeling.” In general calling some one who loves to flirt is a derogatory remark. Is this a befitting remark for Krishna? Does really Krishna deserve being called a God who loved to flirt and play Holi with gopis and other men’s wives? To many like me it is painful to hear that. The persons who think and believe Krishna as such will say Truth hurts.