2

I found a suggested edit in the review que of Mythology and Folklore SE, which has been there for a while. I see the user is also hanging around this SE @Vivikta. It's about this question and its answer

Could someone clarify if this edit is correct?

Comment: Krishna incarnated in the Dwapara Yuga and not Treta Yuga. RAma was there in the Treta

Original post:

Now, to answer your second question, what caused the people to eventually stop worshiping the lower deities (specifically Indra) - If we go by the mythology, this began changing in Treta Yuga when Vishnu incarnated as Krishna. Krishna actively dissuaded people from worshiping lower deities (and any other local gods, forest gods, tree gods, what have you) and exerted strong influence to move people towards monotheism. Gradually people stopped worshiping the lower gods/deities and when Indra got upset and tried to punish people, Krishna protected them from his wrath very publicly to prove his superiority.

Suggested Edit

Now, to answer your second question, what caused the people to eventually stop worshiping the lower deities (specifically Indra) - If we go by the mythology, this began changing in Dwapara Yuga when Vishnu incarnated as Krishna. Krishna actively dissuaded people from worshiping lower deities (and any other local gods, forest gods, tree gods, what have you) and exerted strong influence to move people towards monotheism. Gradually people stopped worshiping the lower gods/deities and when Indra got upset and tried to punish people, Krishna protected them from his wrath very publicly to prove his superiority.

I recognize this question might not fit and will remove it if required, but I myself am wondering what difference there is.

6
  • 1
    HI! A VERY WARM WELCOME TO HSE!! It's totally correct, what I suggested for the edit. I just happen to read through different stuff on various SE's and this wrong info definitely caught my eyes. You may further search this doubt of yours and clear it, by tag searching on this SE itself or better, a quick GOOGLE search will definitely help you out!
    – peace
    Mar 24 at 12:02
  • 1
  • 1
    @Vivikta hi! Thanks for your comment! I had a gut feeling it might be correct but not enough to accept the edit since I need to be really sure. My doubt has been cleared now! I have just accepted it, it will need one more to be totally accepted.
    – Tom Sol
    Mar 24 at 12:52
  • 1
    my pleasure, I could help resolve the doubt! Most welcome.
    – peace
    Mar 24 at 12:59
  • 1
    here it is. I posted an answer. Done .
    – peace
    Mar 24 at 13:20
2

The Lord incarnates as Shri Krishna in the Dwapara-Yuga. The same lord incarnates as Shri Rama in the Treta-Yuga.

It's the same lord who incarnates in his various innumerable incarnations (avatãras) in all ages or yugas. For all chronological order of incarnation, you may refer here please.

FYI, the time within the Hinduism theology is eternal and cyclic (ananta kaal-chakra).


Further, here's some extra fun fact that might interest you:

The order for the Yugas is:

  1. Krita Yuga or Sata Yuga
  2. Treta Yuga
  3. Dwapara Yuga
  4. Kali Yuga.

These four together form a Mahayuga and 1000 such Mahuyugas forms a day of Lord Brahmã. An equal time of 1000 Mahayugas is the night of Lord Brahma. You may read about the concept of time in Hinduism from here, here.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .