Answer by Nivethan Jeyasingam:
It is very easy to say that it did not happen. Also, it is very easy to say that it happened, with a blind belief. On the other hand, there are enough scientific evidences to prove the Mahabharata if we research further.
Mahabharata has been verified by astronomical dating. Astronomical dating is an accurate way of dating historical events. It is the method of calculating the time of a particular astronomical reference, the position of stars and planets. The astronomical references Mahabharata mentions have been verified to have happened. Not just one reference, but more than one event matched exactly when they were independently dated back by astronomic experts and astrologists. If it was a man made story more than one events happened before 5000 years can't match interdependently. This paper discusses the astronomical dating of Mahabharata by different researchers:.
Researchers such as have been researching on Mahabharata and Vedic civilization. They dated Mahabharata to the same period and verified the astronomical references. This article gives a detailed explanation and evidences he found – ( ed). Both of the papers I linked here gives a detailed proof for the Mahabharata.
Apart from the modern day astronomers, evenacknowledged that Mahabharata was a real event and calculated that Mahabharata war happened approximately 3100 B.C.
Moreover, all places mentioned in Mahabharata are real places, all are identified as real places. For instance,is in UP. is the present day Delhi. is located in Gujarat coast. Recently researchers have found the city of Dwaraka under the sea in the said place. The ruins they found have been verified to be 5000-32000 years older. Thus the island city of Dwaraka did exist. Mahabharata cities are not limited to present day India because Mahabharata referred Indian subcontinent as Bharata. This answer discuses this further and also provides the documentaries that explain the proof of Mahabharata:
This documentary discusses the scientific evidences of Mahabharata
P.S – For the few who claim that this answer does not provide enough evidence for them. Please go though the two papers and understand them. They provide solid evidence if you understand what astronomical dating is and how it works.