What can we learn from Bheema Mahabharat

How old were all Pandavas during the Mahabharata War?

This web page contains a detailed timeline of the Mahabharata based on the text of the Mahabharata and the accompanying commentaries. Here is the basic method of calculating the age of the Pandavas. First of all, as I discuss in this answer, Krishna left earth after being shot by a hunter who mistook his foot for the mouth of a deer. This event marks the beginning of Kali Yuga and took place in 3102 BC. Instead of. Now we use the description of the birth of Yudhisthira in this chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata:

Then the handsome Kunti (in intercourse) was united with the god of justice in his spiritual form and received from him a son who was dedicated to the good of all creatures. And she brought his excellent child, who lived to achieve great fame, to the eighth muhurta named Abhijit, the noon hour of this very auspicious day of the seventh month (Kartika), namely the fifth of the illuminated fortnight. when the star Jyeshtha was ascending in association with the moon.

With astrological calculations it can be determined that this was 3229 BC. BC, 127 years before the beginning of the Kali Yuga, took place. Yudhisthira was 127 years old at the time of Krishna's death. But we know from the Sauptika Parva of the Mahabharata that Krishna died 36 years after the Mahabharata war.

Yudhisthira was 91 years old at the time of the Mahabharata War. And each of the Pandavas was born one year apart. To Was the time of the Mahabharata War Yudhisthira 91 years old, Bhima 90 years old, Arjuna 89 years old, and Nakula and Sahadeva 88 years old .

By the way, as I discuss in this answer, the Matsya Purana says that Krishna was 89 years old at the time of the Mahabharata War, which made him younger than Yudhisthira and Bhima, the same age as Arjuna and older than Nakula and Sahdeva. This is confirmed by the respect relationships described in the Srimad Bhagavatam:

After bowing at the feet of Yudhiṣṭhira and Bhīma and hugging Arjuna tightly, the Lord accepted the homage of the twin brothers Nakula and Sahadeva.

In any case, based on similar astrological calculations, it can be shown that Bhishma was 3278 BC. Was born and was 140 years old at the time of the Mahabharata War.

By the way, it may seem strange to you that everyone was so old, but you have to keep in mind that the people of Dwapara Yuga lived much longer.