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Formerly, the year initiated with the Varsha-Rutu (season) and therefore was termed "Varsha".Ramayan shows that the flag was being hoisted to celebrate the new year on Ashwin Paurnima (Kishkindha 16/37, Ayodhya 74/36).
At present, the Winter Solstice takes place at Moola. 7323 therefore is the date of birth of Rama, when the aforementioned 4 planets exalted.
It should be noted that the ancient Indians had a prefect method of time measurement. Vartak has thus attempted to calculate the dates of important incidents that occured during the Ramayanic Era. Genealogical links available from the Mahabharat and Puranas, Yuga calculations and some archaelogical findings also provide clues to the dating of the Ramayanic era.
They recorded the 'tithis', days according to the nakshatra on which the moon prevailed, the months, the seasons and even the different Solstices. The correct astronomical records goes to show that Valmiki's has chronicled an account of a true story and also, that the an advanced time measurement system was known to the Hindus (Indians) atleast 9000 years ago. Vartak's celebrated book "Vastav Ramayan" for further reading. Also, literary references to the characters from the Ramayanic Era provide limits after which the Ramayan could not have occured.
According to the old tradition, the first place was assigned to the nakshatra prevelant on the Vernal Equinox.
Vishwamitra modified this and started measuring from the nakshatra at the Autumnal Equinox. C, which is therefore the probable period when Vishwamitra existed and also that of the Ramayanic Era.