Mahabharata - Myth or History?

By Chakrapani Das

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

10 hours


90 minutes each

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week





Schedule of Classes


Starts on


08:00 pm to 09:30 pm IST

Regular classes on

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

About the Teacher


Chakrapani Das

Chakrapani Das is a disciple of HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaja and was introduced to ISKCON in the year 2007 and got initiation in 2013. He did his Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering and worked as a software Engineer in HCL Technologies. After giving up his job, he served as a Brahmachari in Iskcon for nearly 6 years, especially in the war affected zones of eastern Sri Lanka - preaching and distributing books in various parts of the country. He eventually entered into the Grihastha ashram in the year 2018. He has also assisted in translation projects of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

His primary area of research is Indology, focussing mainly on the Mahabharata. He also researches on Science in ancient India. He has researched on these topics for several years and has presented his research in various temples, universities, corporates etc. in countries like India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. With the blessings of HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaj, he has also presented his research in the 2020 Sravan Kirtan camp organized by Maharaj. 

Some of the popular courses that he has organized so far are as follows:

Historicity of Sri Krishna

Chronology of ancient India 

Science in Vedas

Studies on the Indus Valley Civilization

Aryan Invasion theory - fact or fantasy? 

Historical geography of India 

Ethnology of ancient india

Vedic imprints on ancient European cultures etc. 

Each of his courses can be done in several parts and in proper detail. So far, thousands of people have attended his courses/seminars and have greatly benefited by hearing his in-depth research on ancient Indian History. He attempts to reconcile historical accounts in shastras with the modern findings, backed up with academic and scientific data. Therefore, such courses will be an eye opener for many, providing the “Real history of ancient India”.

Course Overview

Course Description:

To prove that the Mahabharata is actual history 

Course Contents:

Several branches of knowledge like archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, literatures studied and analysed in depth to prove that the Mahabharata is not a myth

Target Audience: Vaishnavas desiring to take up the study of Shrimad Bhagavatam.

Assessment Plan: A MCQ at the end of the course

Course Requirement: None

Important Guidelines for the Students:

Consistent participation as irregular participation would lead to disconnect in understanding

What will students gain from this course?

  1. Knowledge of history
  2. Feeling proud and connected with our past
  3. Sense of identity
  4. Faith in shastras
  5. Helps in preaching

Why should one attend this course?

To understand his historical identity 

What problems of the students are we solving through the course?

Faithlessness in ancient Indian history

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