We used the same for dating of the exile of Pandavas, the Mahabharata war, the birth time and date for Bharat, Shatrughan, etc, the exact date when Bali was killed and so on.
Indian thought is strongly influenced by Hindu thought.
And India's culture minister, Mahesh Sharma, says his ministry will take cognisance of this information and has sought a report.
What historians, here and abroad, say is impossible to establish, has been accomplished by one Institute of Scientific Research — or so the institute claims in its ongoing 'Unique Exhibition on Cultural Continuity from Rig Veda to Robotics'.
The Puranic literature includes Ramayana and Mahabharata.