Carbon dating is now in discussion regarding the Gyanvapi-Sringar Gauri case of Varanasi. In fact, in this case, the Muslim side has lodged an objection to the demand of carbon dating and scientific test of the alleged Shivling found in the Gyanvapi campus by the Hindu side. That is, the Muslim side does not want to carbon dating the alleged Shivling. Now, while hearing the matter, the court has reserved its decision till 7 October.
In such a situation, the question is what is carbon dating, how is it done and what information can be revealed about the alleged Shivling from this test. In such a situation, know some special things related to carbon dating…
What is the latest update?
Actually, there is a dispute going on over a figure found in the Vazukhana of Gyanvapi Mosque. The Hindu side, which is describing this figure as Shivling, wants it to be carbon dating. But, the Muslim side has filed an objection regarding its carbon dating. The Muslim side says that no investigation should be done by the Archaeological Department and no scientific investigation should be done about it.
According to a PTI report, Rakhi Singh, a litigant from the Hindu side, has also denied the demand for carbon dating. He says, ‘Carbon dating and scientific testing of ‘Shivling’ found in Gyanvapi complex can harm it. Therefore, it is not appropriate to conduct carbon dating and scientific testing of Shivling.
What is carbon dating after all?
Whenever something is very old, then this scientific method is used to find out its age or its age. Although they are detected in many ways, but carbon dating is considered to be quite accurate. This is an absolute dating method, in which the year etc. is known to a great extent. Even now, if the date of construction of buildings etc. is to be ascertained, then this method is used.
Actually, there are carbon isotopes on any material. It contains carbon 12, 13, 14 etc. In this, carbon 14 changes and carbon 12 always remains the same. By examining them, an attempt is made to find out its age by distinguishing between carbon 12 and carbon 14. In this, by comparing it with carbon 12, it is seen how much the amount of carbon 14 has been reduced. On the basis of that his age is known.
In such a situation, it can be said that if the alleged Shivling of Gyanvapi is examined, then it becomes known how old it is and when it would have been constructed.
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