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I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true?

How much time has been passed of current Brahma?

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I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true?

Yes, that's true as per Chapter 46 of Markandeya Purana and Chapter 5 of Kurma Purana.

How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span?

As per Chapter 46 of Markandeya Purana,

  1. For a hundred of his (Brahma's) years is denominated a Para; and a Parardha or half a Para is well-known to be composed of fifty years.

  2. So then a Parardha of his life has elapsed, O brahman; at the close of which occurred the Maha-kalpa, which is famed as the Padma.

  3. Of the second Parardha which is now passing, O brahman, the first kalpa (or cycle) ordained is this one called the Varaha.

Sanskrit verses and Hindi translation of Chapter 46 of Markandeya Purana can be found here.

Lord Brahma's life-span is mentioned hundred (100) years (in which day is known as Kalpa). Lord Brahma's 100 years are known as Para which is his life span.

And Parardha or half a Para is of fifty (50) such years. In another words, Lord Brahma's life-span is of 2 Parardhas.

And at the end of Padma Kalpa (previous Kalpa), first Parardha got over i.e. half life span of Lord Brahma got completed.

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Yes we are in the 2nd part of Lord Brahma's lifetime as evidenced by the well known sankalpam mantra

'adya brahmanah dvitiye parardhe shveta varaha kalpe '.

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