Scientific dating of the ramayana and the vedas
Others contend that the actual number added by sage Souti were infact in the range of 74,000 slokas.
Still others contend that he infact added 1,00,000 slokas making Mahabharata a treatise of 1,24,000 slokas.
After Vedas were classified sage Vyasa compiled the Mahabharata-the history of Kauravas, Pandavas and Sri Krishna leading until the Mahabharata War.
Sage Vyasa compiled this historical story in 8,800 slokas (verses) and called it Jaya.
It is un decayable, unmatched, thus making it SASHTHRA or SCIENCE.
Veda was one undivided complete wisdom realized after systematic study under qualified teachers.
Sage Vaisampayana added around 15,200 slokas to the original 8,800 slokas to arrive at 24,000 sloka figure. Many (hundred/thousands) years (yet to be dated) after sage Vaisampayana, sage Souti, belonging to one of sage Vaisampayanas disciples linage again extended Bharata Samhita in to Maha Bharata by adding another 76,000 slokas thus making the final version a whopping collection of 1,00,000 slokas.Since the beginning of 18th century there was an interest and effort in dating of Vedas-the adjudged oldest manuscripts and to find its subject matter to rightfully assign the civilization value to Vedas and thus to India.First started by Europeans as part of manifest destiny this dating process progressed through plethora of researchers-staring with linguists, missionaries, philologists, historians, indologists, spiritualists, scientists who arrived at the above drastically differing dates.It is neither the abstraction of thought nor wilderness of the fantasy.It is the realization of truth transmitted as an Vibration-Language.